IVF After Two Failed Embryo Transfers

I wasn’t surprised to learn our second embryo transfer didn’t work. After the pain of the first failed transfer—emotional, yes, but I screamed during the implantation so I quite literally mean physical pain—I went in ready for the worst. I had Lance drop me at the door for the blood test and met him back at the car. I took a nap … Keep reading…

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3 Products to Ease the Pain of IVF’s Progesterone in Oil Injections

Ask anyone in the IVF community what sucks the most and one of the top answers is sure to be progesterone in oil. These expensive vials of liquid fire hurt to inject, ache for literally days, and come with a myriad of miserable side effects. They’re awful. Here’s my general thought about IVF shots. And this isn’t even progesterone in oil madness. … Keep reading…

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IVF: On Feeling Pretty while Feeling Everything

I feel like I’ve been drowning in infertility treatment. For those lucky souls unfamiliar with this particular type of torture, know this: it is time consuming. First there’s the appointments, logically. But with the appointments come the traveling to the appointments and the waiting rooms and the paperwork and the trying-to-make-sure-you-pay-everyone billing. Then there’s the medication. But with the medication comes tracking … Keep reading…

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