Category: IVF

A Letter To My Infertile Self

If I could write a letter to my then “infertile” self, telling her all the things I learned along the way, all my best advice, it would go something like this… Dear [infertile]self, As you read this you are probably in a deep dark place, wondering “why me”. I am here to tell you…the sun... Read more »

What Can I Do [to make sure this IVF cycle is a success]

What can I do?  I feel we ask that question of ourselves a lot!  What can I do to make it better, what can I eat, do/not do, what alternative medicine practices, to workout or not, how can I de-stress, the list goes on.  All getting to the big question of “what can I do... Read more »

The Costs of Infertility

ART (assisted reproductive technology) is a multi billion (yes BILLION) dollar industry.  The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) lists the average price of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle in the U.S. to be $12,400. (ASRM does not qualify if this includes medications.)  Here is more about the costs of infertility treatment from Resolve.org.... Read more »
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The Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting IVF Treatments

I knew before starting IVF treatments, that it was the “big gun” of infertility treatment, with all the meds, monitoring, and mayhem!  But I wish I knew more about the good, the bad, and the ugly!   First I’ll start positive – the good: -you get closer to your partner I have been with my... Read more »

I admit it, I am a chronic planner.

I am a chronic planner.  Even when writing this 1st real post…chronic planner.  I planned what to write, when to write, and when would be a good time to post!  Maybe it’s the Capricorn in me, or that I am a little type A, or maybe those are just excuses – ha ha. But maybe... Read more »