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Fuck You, Katie Couric: A Love Story

For those of you living under a rock or some other place where no one gives a shit about egg donation, Katie Couric recently did a segment about a donor egg conceived child and her family who met their donor for … Continue reading

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Battle of Wills

Here’s a light-hearted query: who raises the kid if we both die? Well, if we can hold off for a dozen or so years, then our friend JB would be perfect. I trust his values, his parenting skills, and his … Continue reading

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Therapy is Stupid

It’s been months, and I still can’t say it. I can say, “I’m,” and I can say, “pregnant,” but so far I haven’t managed to say them in sequence. Instead I default to, “I’m 14 weeks.” Or to close friends I … 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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Will the Real Mom Please Stand Up?

At some point, someone will ask me the single most upsetting question about my future kid’s donor: Do you ever wonder about the real mom? Obviously the person asking will either be an idiot or an asshole, but either way … Continue reading

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Bio. Genetics.

After searching, downloading, and listening to every single NPR segment about egg and sperm donation they had, something occurred to me: Women who use DS to conceive call their donors biological fathers. Women who use DE to conceive never call … Continue reading

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