The thing that has kept me going is the will to give my son a sibling. It’s more than that—I’d love to have another child—but sometimes I think my desire to give him a sibling is stronger than my desire for another baby.
Cost being such a prohibitive factor in couples' decisions to seek more fertility help saddens me: I know too many people who’ve spent their life savings trying to have a baby. Unless you have great insurance coverage, who can afford it?
I might be the one complaining about the drugs and shots, and generally feeling like complete s*** most of the time—but he’s the one who has to put up with me complaining and feeling like s***. Who's got it easier?
Did you see the season finale of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians"? It documented three sisters on three different paths to becoming moms, a pretty interesting anthropological study of fertility and motherhood. Let's discuss.
Fertility has become very scientific for me -- I’m not really one to believe in a more holistic approach to medicine, though I wish I did. What I do believe? That believing in alternative medicine is part and parcel to it working.