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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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My Biological Clock Has One Hand Clapping. Sometimes.

So, I got caught in an undertow of grief the other day. I could try to defend myself by saying that I freaked out because my estrogen level is 2500 instead of the normal 150, but I’d rather just accept the … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Remorse: Egg Edition

I met my donor for lunch yesterday. The following are excerpts from our conversation. My Donor: “I’m really good at a lot of things. Like flower arranging. I’m great at succulents. Look at these pictures.” Me: “They’re beautiful.” My Head: … Continue reading

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Quotable Quotes: Anonymous Donor Sperm Daughter

A young woman who was the product of a sperm donation was interviewed about her experience researching her anonymous genetic father. When she was asked why she was pursing the search, she said something that struck me: Parents grieve their genetic … Continue reading

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Vegas Baby!

We’ve chosen a new donor, and she’s so great. I love her. Yes, it’s probably early to use the L word, but she’s my future children’s genetic parent, so I can’t help myself. She’s from Las Vegas and has Mexican heritage … Continue reading

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A Gene Pool 1400 People Deep

Out of the 60 or so in-house donors available through my clinic, there was 1 that I wanted to make babies with, but she fell through. Now there’s none. Part of the problem is that, while I had a lot … Continue reading

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