Old Eggs?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Old Eggs?
Mon, 07-29-2013 - 4:01pm

That's what an RE told a Huffington Post blogger who is TTC her second time in her 40s, while her acupuncturist is ensuring her that she'll be able to improve her egg quality.  She talks about how hard it is to try to find a medium between conventional and traditional medicine: 

The truth, as I see it now, is that while the linguistics and semantics of the medical world and the fear and disempowerment they often evoke are to be reviled, what women really need is information. One "side" insulted and frightened me, while the other "side" glad-handed me. Had I had a more honest overview and better guidance, I might not be here at 43 feeling so lost. I wouldn't have assumed that I could trick my body into thinking I had all the time in the world. And I wouldn't feel shaken enough to accept insulting treatment.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ali-smith/was-my-son-my-last-good-egg_b_3636141.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=Parents

Could you relate to her feelings? 

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Registered: 02-20-2012
In reply to: Cmmelissa
Fri, 08-02-2013 - 9:14pm

A little. I mean, I have seen about six doctors and one was really, really negative. One said I was too old, almost all of them say my eggs are old, and it can be psychologically draining to hear that over and over again -- especially when you don't consider yourself "too old."