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West Meets East (Medicine)

Western medicine Tomorrow I have my second appointment with my fertility doctor. When I saw her three weeks ago, the plan was for me to get day 3 numbers checked, and if it looks like we don't need to rush things, then I need to lose thirty pounds, then after I've lost weight, she wants… Continue reading West Meets East (Medicine)

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Low on Hope and Lower AMH

This infertility journey is the most difficult and most painful thing I have ever gone through. When I was younger I handled poverty, abuse, abandonment, and failure, and I always saw a light at the end of the tunnel. Even when there was no light, I thought there’d eventually be one, and maybe that has […]

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“At least I know I can get pregnant.”

In January 2016, after a year of marriage, we began trying to conceive. We used protection for all of 2015 because I wanted to “spend a year enjoying marriage with no kids.” I told my husband, “We’ll never have this time again.” He wanted to try to have a baby in 2015, but we waited… Continue reading “At least I know I can get pregnant.”

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Ectopic Pregnancy

On December 30, 2014, a few weeks after my husband and I got engaged, I got a positive pregnancy test while on birth control. My husband and I were elated. We were newly engaged and expecting! We quickly decided to get married in the spring. He wanted to tell his family right away and I… Continue reading Ectopic Pregnancy