Tag Archives: IVF

Up’s Tears, Down’s Tears

I cried twice today. Once from overwhelming sadness for my father’s grief at the loss of his mother, and once when my doctor called to say that I’m pregnant. They were very different tears. Yes, my official test came back … Continue reading

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Prospective Perspective

I have a question. I always swore that I’d never consider egg donation. My reasons were that it’d be creepy, it’d feel false, and it’d be socially confusing. But after years of failed in-vitro treatments, my doctor said that the … Continue reading

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Dietary Supplements

Here’s what happens 3 months into quitting gluten, soy, dairy, nightshades, caffeine, sugar, and alcohol: You never have any gas or stomach pains Your previously painful period cramps completely disappear You have regular, perfect poops Your donor gets pregnant It’s … Continue reading

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Psychopathic Naturopathic Medicine

I’ve started¬†seeing naturopaths. That’s naturopaths plural. Meaning three of them. My main naturopath says that the reason I can’t carry a pregnancy is threefold: lack of circulation, elevated toxicity, and increased inflammation. To ameliorate those things, I am two weeks … Continue reading

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Second Helpings

I’ve switched doctors at my clinic.¬†I loved Dr. M, and I miss him terribly, but he seemed to be out of ideas, and I wanted a fresh set of eyes on my chart. So, Dr. H and I sat down … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Committing Murder

From the start, I had an “unexplained infertility” diagnosis. Or rather an “unexplained infertility, but we think it’s an egg issue” diagnosis. As in: You can’t get pregnant on your own, but we think it’s an egg issue, so let’s … Continue reading

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