IVF Journal Part 1: A New Approach

Brilliantly written article by a good friend.

Faith, Fertility and Me

It has been six weeks since a surgeon pierced holes in my ovaries to try to make me ovulate. It didn’t work. We are disappointed but we’ve managed to rationalise the operation as a means to an end, another hoop to jump through on the road to parenthood, rather than a solution in and of itself.

Until now, my treatment has been all about trying to regulate my menstrual cycle for long enough to give us the same chance as any other fertile couple (which, by the way, is only 20-25% each month). The odds have always been stacked against us and, despite the increasingly invasive treatments we’ve tried, things have not improved.

It’s time for a new approach. We can’t conceive without help, so help is on its way.

On Tuesday, our consultant referred us for IVF (in vitro fertilisation). ‘In vitro’ means happening outside the body in artificial…

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Author: Alex

I work in a college library, and love reading, writing and drawing. I am a breast cancer survivor.

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