On the eve of my fertile window, I am full of apprehension. I know that trying to conceive often conjures up all sorts of emotions and even a visceral response not only for me but for so many women. Even though I know I am not alone, part of my experience does feel very lonely and often misunderstood.
Here’s my guide to avoiding fertility faux pas and getting real answers.
For the past 10+ years I’ve been retrieving eggs for people. A process that if you’re a new patient, can be daunting. You may be wondering, what exactly is involved?
I am infertile. I have infertility. I am struggling with infertility. There, I’ve said it. It’s out there now.
The disappointment, frustration with my body and sadness were overwhelming. I felt such guilt that I wasn’t able to give my husband a child that he so deserved.