Fertility Diary

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Fertility Diary
Thu, 09-26-2013 - 2:02pm

I wanted to pass along a series of stories being done by the New York Times, the author is keeping a diary of her experiences with IVF: 

I have six follicles.

Six! That’s how many eggs I can produce this cycle. I know that’s not considered a lot for women undergoing conventional I.V.F., especially younger women, but still, I feel so lucky.

I’m two weeks into my cycle, here in the clinic waiting room waiting for an ultrasound to find out when my follicles will be mature enough to retrieve eggs. As I wait for the nurse to call me, I watch the cobalt blue striped fish circle the aquarium and imagine what I would do with six embryos: I could have two children. (I wish I could have more, but I’m afraid there’s no time.) I could donate the extra embryos to my two friends at this clinic … if they don’t get pregnant on their own, that is. Maybe even give some to science for research.

Read more, and find links to her previous articles at: http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/six-follicles-of-anticipation/?src=rechp

Can you relate to what she is going through?  Do you keep a diary of your own to record your feelings?