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Emotions, emotions…

It’s early AM.  And I am sobbing out of raw emotion.  I felt the baby fluttering about and reality really hit me.  A baby is in there.  A little person.  I got choked up and started to sob. Of course the sobbing was of joy.  I am so eternally grateful. I am thinking of making […]

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Confessions of a Twitter addict

I joined Twitter yesterday.  Me.  The girl who was last to get a cell phone or a cd player (circa 1994). And I gotta tell you, I am addicted. I added Billy Idol, Duran Duran, and someone I think is Oprah. More importantly, I added people who were also involved with IVF.  And that was […]

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50 Cent and $60

You’re only given a little spark of madness.  You mustn’t lose it. – Robin Williams I’ve been feeling flutters in my body lately.  Like butterflies.  I know it’s my little baby and that he/she is reminding me of how big he/she is getting. I’m almost 20 weeks which means I am half-way there.  Maybe even […]

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The IVF procedure explained (very gently)

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.  ~Buddhist Saying My friend, K is considering IVF. She’s 41 years old and has been trying for a baby for at least four years now. After 6 unsuccessful IUI attempts, she’s decided that enough is enough. This January […]

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We’re all kinda special

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. – Cicero I often wondered, while sitting in my RE’s office, “What brought everyone else here?” We were all IVF Girls. We were wearing heels, boots, flats, and flip flops. And some of us were reading magazines, novels, newspapers, or text […]

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IVF Girl is born!

Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch. 
– E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web & Stuart Little My name is Beth and I am an “IVF Girl.” You’re probably wondering, ‘What does it mean…’IVF Girl?’ Or you’re probably wondering. ‘So what? What makes YOU so […]

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