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

I’m not technically infertile, just over the hill. If you saw me in good lighting, you might mistake me for 35, but you know what they say: you’re only as old as your ovaries. And those biatches are past 40. Can they still produce a sibling for my daughter? Time will tell. I’ve been trying […]

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