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Age: Please stop scaring us!

Posted by Juno on June 01, 2011

I resent doctors who freak women out by telling us that at 35 years old our chances of conception plummet.  It’s a useless scare tactic and what’s more, it’s wrong.  And, by the way, do they think we were just twittling our thumbs through our 20’s and 30’s?  Trust me, I was on an exhaustive...

From the Depths of Despair

Posted by Juno on May 30, 2011

There were so many dark days during my infertility ordeal, it’s hard to pinpoint the lowest moment.  One of them came after my third failed IVF (the first two resulting in chemical pregnancies the third producing only two fertilized eggs of poor quality).  Here’s my diary entry two months...

Exercise?

Posted by Juno on May 27, 2011

Should you exercise while trying to get pregnant?  It didn’t take a lot of prodding by my fertility doctor to convince me to avoid it.  I’ve never been athletic; in fact the kind of exercise I prefer is that which can be done lying down.  (Savasana pose?  Love it.).  But one summer, feeling...

No Such Thing as Infertility

Posted by Juno on May 24, 2011

I used to think that a diagnosis of infertility was a life sentence.  That’s it, I’m infertile.  I will always be infertile.  If I somehow have a child, it will be only with the help of medical intervention.  But I was wrong.  After much research and personal experience, I realized...