When dealing with infertility, I was hoping to find something that would make the impossible possible, even if we were told that a birth defect was the cause of our infertility. Here are a few ‘strategies’ that I tried. Removing certain foods from my diet: A friend of mine had passed me a book to… Continue reading Hoping to Find a Miracle “Cure”
Pressing the ‘Publish’ button the first time was nerve-racking. How many mistakes will I write? Would anyone read this blog? Would people like it? Would I get followers? My friend, Nycol, encouraged me to press it, as I might be able to someone. Even if it’s only one person that I help in some way,… Continue reading Thank You Readers and Followers
After waiting for about nine months, the day came that my husband, Gilles, and I were to learn about the medications that I would need to take for IVF. I found it easy to stab an orange, but would I be able to do it to myself? I was scared. What if I couldn’t? Without… Continue reading My Feelings Before, During, and After IVF
Mother’s Day was difficult for me because the reminder of the emptiness inside me was everywhere and it brought forward my pain.
On three occasions, we had embryos implanted in me after doing in vitro fertilization (IVF). None of them attached themselves to my uterus. I was devastated.
I just learned that the Canadian Infertility Awareness Week (CIAW) is from April 23rd to the 29th (CIAW). In the United States, the National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) will be from April 22nd to 28th. I had never thought of looking up on the Internet if there was an awareness week or month until a few minutes ago. To my surprise, it’s in a few days!
Did you see, so-and-so is pregnant and she announced it all over social media? Ahhh! How frustrating when you’re living with infertility and you get reminded of it everywhere, even on your computer and your phone. I hated those posts, and the ones of their babies afterwards. Yes, I was happy for them. However, I… Continue reading Infertility and Social Media