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Reflections after Day 1 of stims

My first night stimming for IVF was fairly easy and not much of a deal at all. 

Here’s a few reflections from my experience: 

Egg Retrieval Day

Going into today, I had no idea what to expect. I have been avoiding going online and researching the whole process, so I knew only what the staff had told me. 222 more words


Behind the Curtain

It seems to me that most of the exam rooms in fertility clinics are alike. Table with stirrups, “guest” chair, ultrasound machine, tiny sink/counter area, and a curtain that can be pulled closed so that everyone in the hallway doesn’t have to see you half naked when the doctor opens the door. 467 more words


You know what, Uterus? Fuck you.

Another cycle cancelled.

After finishing my post on Tuesday, I decided I might as well just go ahead and email the nurses to discuss whats going on and see if there is a concern at this point.  284 more words

Ten Months

Ten months feels significant for some reason. Maybe it’s that nice, round, double digit? Who knows. I DO know my baby doesn’t really look like a baby anymore. 590 more words


Thank You!

I didn’t respond individually to all of your messages over the past few days but I just wanted to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you ladies in this amazing and supportive community. 153 more words


The Internet is my Infertility Frenemy

Before we even started TTC (or even married!), my SIL gave me her copy of Taking Charge Of Your Fertility. I read that book cover to cover in a couple days, and that’s when I started tracking my cycles. 559 more words