Jemma Kennedy is a playwright who froze her eggs. However, she is sharing her views on how she feels she was treated, since it wasn’t the most positive experience. In contrast, Valerie Landis has been freezing her eggs for the last few years and runs a website called experience.com.
Endometriosis hurts even when it doesn’t cause pain. Millions of women with endometriosis have no symptoms, or have mild cramps. This is so-called “silent endometriosis.” About one third of our patients have this, because they come to see us to determine why they are having trouble conceiving.
Whether or not you want babies, your fertility can be a window into your overall health. Here’s a puberty-to-menopause handbook covering the facts of life every woman needs to know.
As I got older and my friends were having their second, third and even fourth child, I really started to question what the heck was wrong with me for not feeling giddy about motherhood. I felt like less of a “woman.” It definitely messed with my head. I actually went to therapy about it to try to sort my emotions about motherhood. Perhaps there was something holding me back that I needed to address? But, here’s what I learned at that time…I just wasn’t ready yet.
Ovarian stimulation is the second stage of IVF fertility treatment. The goal is to harvest as many mature eggs as possible from the woman’s ovaries. Harvesting many eggs maximizes the chances one of the eggs can be fertilized, implanted back into the uterus, and become a healthy baby.