Genetic Testing

We decided to send our frozen embryos out for Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) in order to improve our success rates. Boy, was I glad. I didn’t know this when we decided to have this done, but I needed the time to recover. There was no way that I could have ever done a fresh IVFContinue reading “Genetic Testing”

Our Frozen Embies!

  Throughout the chaos of my Egg Collection and my HORRENDOUS recovery, we found out how many future babies we had developing into embryos! This made the whole experience worth it. The recovery was awful, but the result was amazing. First of all, I had no idea what to expect. I feel like I shouldContinue reading “Our Frozen Embies!”

My HIDEOUS IVF Egg Collection Recovery

Warning: My recovery was NOT pretty. After the egg collection, I was woozy for a bit and I was ready to get home. I got dressed and the nurse wheeled me down to the car. I was told to drink TONS of Gatorade and to eat a lot of protein and salt. They said IContinue reading “My HIDEOUS IVF Egg Collection Recovery”

Egg Collection Time!

I was SO READY to get these eggs out of me! I felt so full and uncomfortable, and it was getting hard to eat and even hard to breath normally. We got to the doctor’s office, signed in and had a seat. I could barely stand sitting, and it seemed like the longest wait ever.Continue reading “Egg Collection Time!”

IVF Time!

Well, here we go! I’m about to dive into our IVF journey. My Reproductive Endocrinologist is awesome. Before we started IVF, she thoroughly explained everything about what was going to happen with us. She even showed us an in-depth Powerpoint presentation. I need visuals and I felt better about the whole process. The office visit:Continue reading “IVF Time!”

The Big Decision to Start IVF

IVF is something that we had talked about for many years. I felt kind of strange about the whole thing. Pregnancy is supposed to be natural, it should just happen. But when things weren’t “just happening”, I started to change my mind. I always thought I would get pregnant on a whim. Knowing that IContinue reading “The Big Decision to Start IVF”

IVF? WTF!

Here I am, starting this blog on our 12th wedding anniversary. I’m 34 years old. We didn’t seek out IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) until last year. I’d like to share my experiences with IVF and FETs (Frozen Embryo Transfer). I would search for hours and hours typing questions in Google in hopes of finding someoneContinue reading “IVF? WTF!”