Tag Archives: IVF

How To Get Pregnant At 43

Just follow these easy steps: 1. Have your first baby at 40. 2. Start trying for #2 and panic when it doesn’t happen right away. 3. Assume fertility treatments are your only hope.  Start with IUI and quickly gateway to the hard stuff – IVF. 4. Try IVF again. 5. And then one more time […]

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We’re on TV!

(Updated to include second segment) Remember when the news crew came to my house to shoot a segment about secondary infertility?

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Why I Never Thought My Fertility Treatments Would Fail

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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Secondary Infertility

As a mom, there are a few questions I hate answering: When are you due?  Um, never, that bump is left over from the baby who’s now in preschool.  When are you going back to work?  I don’t know!  I’m not ready.  Are you planning to have another one?  Lady, unless you’ve got Kleenex in […]

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8 Things Not To Say To Someone Trying To Conceive

Note: This is my first original post for Lifetime Moms.  My editor actually assigned me this topic (she gets me) and told me to be “unapologetic,” which I interpreted as cranky.  Enjoy! I’m not technically infertile, just over the hill. If you saw me in good lighting, you might mistake me for 35, but you […]

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