My sister has 13 yo twins who she conceived through donated eggs (with her husbands sperm) via IVF. Her kids (both girls) don’t know this but apparently her evil in laws want them to know. I think she should tell her in laws to pack sand but it would be difficult to explain to the girls why they can’t see grandma and grandpa anymore. Has anyone dealt with this and if so, how did you do it??
My friend has been trying to conceive for over a year now. Within that time she found out that she has PCOS. They’re trying another type of drug to help her ovulate, but it sounds like she’ll need to go through IVF. My heart just breaks for her, and I feel so helpless. I can’t even imagine how her and her husband feel. We recently found out that another one of our couple friends is pregnant ... More
A good friend of mine has been struggling with infertility since the birth of my daughter 1.5 years ago. She’s since gone through 2 ivf cycles, multiple surgeries and tests and nothing is working. We’ve had our struggles because I have my daughter and it’s hard for her to see me sometimes but I’ve been a big source of support for her and am always there to listen. I went through my own fertili... More
I have known for more than 5 years that I was BRCA 1 positive with a mutation for tumor repression - every woman on my mother’s side of the family has had early onset breast cancer (30s) and ovarian cancer by 40-45, with all but my mother, deceased. I am almost 32 and am actively thinking about when to perform preventative surgeries - with ovary removal recommended no later than age 37 and a f... More
5 years ago (before the successful IVF & birth of our first, and unassisted conception of our second) my husband and I were infertility patients. We have 5 frozen embryos leftover that we pay $400 annual to keep. Every year we struggle with what to do with them. Donate, destroy or continue to freeze? Any help, suggestions or stories of personal experience on how to ethically and emotionally... More
A good friend is struggling with infertility. I also struggled and had infertility treatments but eventually did get pregnant. During my baby’s first year of life she has had multiple failed treatments and now one failed IVF leading to miscarriage. I have been with her through this whole process and been very involved - she always came to me and we texted, went out, chatted etc. Except now she ... More
*touchy subject* *edited to shorten* Advice needed. Biblical perspective would help the best, but I’m open to whatever you’ve got. :) I have a friend that I’ve been friends with for about 8 years. We were roommates and best friends when we we were both single, and both started dating around the same time, got engaged around the same time, and married around the same time. My husband and her’s ... More
I’m currently on prenatal, omega, floradix, probiotic and vitamin D for low levels. The one that I’m struggling with making a decision on is Calcium. What amounts or brand you have used would be helpful, thanks!
Did any other parents have a harder time trying to conceive the second time? We were so lucky with our first child and conceived very quickly. This second time has not gone as easily at all and I am feeling quite discouraged and sad. I know stress isn't helpful, I try to lower my anxiety and stress daily through many different natural techniques (yoga, meditation, paced breathing, oils, etc... More
I have a family member that is pretty close to me. She is older and has been married several years more than me. They've been TTC for 7 years, spending tens of thousands of dollars on treatments. We tried for 1 month and conceived. How do I excitedly talk about my baby and pregnancy AROUND her (not to her) without having to walk on eggshells? She's obviously really hurt. Anyone have exp... More
Please remember that the holidays can be an especially tough time for those dealing with infertility. I wrote up a guide based on my personal experience with IVF. For those on this journey, I'm thinking of you ❤️ https://blog.winnie.com/what-you-really-need-to-know-about-ivf-60bc91328ef6
We’ve been trying for over a year to conceive and nothing is working. He travels most of the year with work and getting an appointment with a fertility specialist is nearly impossible. I have an irregular period and I’ve tried tracking ovulation. He assures me there’s no issue and it’s probably him but 2 of his ex’s have gotten pregnant in the past(both terminated) and I’m to the point of wanti... More
Highly recommend this new documentary called "One More Shot". I just watched it last night and it was really eye opening and real. It tells the story of a young couple throughout many years of infertility. I don't want to spoil anything so I will just say that if you are dealing with any sort of infertility or struggle to grow your family it's worth a watch: http://www.onemoreshotfilm.com/