Mobile: Inappropriate article "Weird to Awesome" Infertility Treatments?
Liz4Paws on IFV kept seeing this article on her bump main page titled:
"Weird to Awesome" Infertility Treatments?
Link to article here
Please go to the article and comment. Please help us tell the bump gods that we're not weird and that the article title should be changed.
Liz said it best
"They never do clarify what is considered "weird" and what is "awesome" in their article. I guess I'm
just not happy seeing an adjective like "weird" next to fertility
treatment slapped on their main page. To me, the article's title
encourages this idea that some fertility treatments are weird. I feel
like it encourages your average fertile bumpie to think of infertility
treatments are a part of a sideshow or something. It's already a taboo topic as it is among most fertile people, yet it's the norm for sooooo many couples.
try to be an advocate for speaking up for IF and I promote embryo
adoption whenever I can. It's hard enough as it is trying to explain to
your average fertile person that building a family using donor
embryo/egg/sperm isn't weird, it's actually a beautiful option for those
of us who didn't get selected for the traditional path to parenthood.
They didn't call out donor issues as weird, but they don't clarify so
it's left for the reader to decide, right? I didn't like seeing "weird"
next to the word fertility treatment on the main page where lots of
BzeetyD = 38, Mr. BzeetyD = 44 together 12/02 married 9/08
TTC #1 since 1/10
DX: Unexplained/??? MFI issues
Our lil' lost sparks:
5w3d loss 7/30/10 - EDD March 2011
8w loss 4/15/11 - EDD November 2011
8w3d loss 8/2/12 - EDD March 2013
4w c/p loss 10/29/12 - EDD July 2013
Long story: trying on our own + testing testing testing with 6 rounds of Clomid, more testing, injectables + TI, laparoscopy - one tube blocked,
2 IUIs with Follistim...BFNs.
RPL testing all normal, Karyotyping normal
Moving on to IVF.
IVF #1 April 2012 = BFN, IVF #2 June 2012 = BFP. U/S 7/23 = saw heartbeat but measuring behind. Follow up U/S on 7/30 - no heartbeat. D&C 8/2. Trisomy 12. IVF #3 Oct 2012 = Chemical Pregnancy
Phone consult with CCRM on 12/12/12 - ODWU 1/4/13 - both tubes clear(!) - AFC 24, AMH 3.2, FSH 9.6, LH 5.4, E2 25. DH has high frag rate but improved!
IVF #4 March 2013 CCRM. EP protocol w/ Menopur, Gonal-F & Dexamethasone. ER 3/29 & IMSI, PICSI. 43R 13M 10F 6blasts bio'd. CCS testing reveals 3 normals!!!
FET 5/31/13 of 1 4AA blast - thawed and expanded. 4dp5dt BFP.
Beta 9dp5dt = 181, 11dp5dt = 427. 1st u/s showed a healthy heartbeat! EDD 2/16/14
After 4 years of hoping and heartbreak, our sweet little bean was born on 2/19/14
We are so in love with her.
"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy, I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."
Everybody is welcome!!!