Monthly Archives: April 2016

just life

You know those days where you wake up before you want to and can’t get back to sleep and then your routine is disrupted because someone in your family has made plans for the day without consulting you so you … Continue reading

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in between days

the best-case scenario occurs when, after your egg retrieval (that retrieved oodles of mature and fertilizible eggs), the fertilized egg develops into a blastocyst (something that typically happens on day 5 after fertilization) and is transferred to the waiting hopeful … Continue reading

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suspended

eyes closed squeezed shut nose scrunched and teeth bared hair fluttering at once carefree knowing only release the sensation of flying back and forth back and forth higher with each push one  two three go! go go the chain’s creaking back and forth … Continue reading

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the egg retrieval

remember when i told you about all the transvaginal ultrasounds that a person has during an IVF cycle? i’m going to tell you about another. a transvaginal ultrasound of a special variety. but first you need to know that the … Continue reading

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and now for something ultra personal

this is going to be the last IVF cycle of my life. i’m never doing it again. this is it. either we will have more than our priceless little bbl or he’ll be an only child. i mean, i’m 40. … Continue reading

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wiki post script

i should add that after the embryo is transferred, the dr inserts a catheter into the urethra and lets the river run, so to speak. i know you were looking for some relief after reading my previous post.

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today’s wiki: how to get a full bladder

some fertility doctors (including mine) require you to have a full bladder when you come in for an embryo transfer. the full bladder presses on your uterus and flattens it out. the flattening of the uterus makes the angle between … Continue reading

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