Author’s Note: If you’ve been reading Carriage Before Marriage for a while, you know my IVF odyssey wrapped up nearly a year ago. Writing this post for mom.me gave me some closure. I know how lucky I am to have my daughter, and we haven’t totally given up hope on a natural pregnancy to give […]
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Fertility world is ruled by acronyms. TTC = Trying to Conceive. AF = Aunt Flo. BFP = Big Fat Positive (as in pregnancy test). And of course, IVF = It’s Very Frustrating. There are hormone pills and headaches, injections and bruising, mood swings and tears, constant early morning doctor’s appointments and trips to the pharmacy, […]
My longest relationship just ended. It’s the one I had with my car.
Oh my God, you guys. After our first cycle of IVF didn’t take, Dr. Rosenpenis made us come in for a post-mortem to discuss what went wrong. I was trying to hang onto my optimism, and the last thing I needed was more insane analogies. Do I even need to tell you what happened? Dr. […]
Do you want to see something disgusting? No? Aw come on. This is the “tea” that my acupuncture doctor wants me to drink twice a day to help me get pregnant. It looks like swamp mud. It smells like someone pooped poison mushrooms.