Monday, June 23, 2008


Juanne Fuller discusses her feelings after discovering she has fibroids.

Interesting article about infertility in Nigeria.

Lastly - an article about hospitals in Great Britain who are denying IVF treatment to smokers.

Socialized medicine in some countries has led to extensive research regarding single embryo transfer - as a way of reducing the incidence of twins and higher-order multiples and along with that, the long-term medical costs that often follow premature birth. It makes sense to me that socialized medicine has different boundaries. What do you think?

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Moving on...

When I started this blog, I hoped it would be a way for me to manage the tens of questions I was getting each week from readers of FertilityStories. I kind of got into the blogging, wrote about things that were on my mind, posted infertility news when it came up and wrote about infertility research I'd read. I met more infertility bloggers than I can count, some even in real life :-) and I plan to continue to keep up with all of your stories.

In terms of the questions, Yedda's helped me get them under control and many other people are able to answer them and give a much fuller picture than I ever could on my own.

I'll continue to post here, especially news and the results of my research (if I ever get the OK from the ethics committee), but I've opened a new blog that reflects where I am in my life now much more than this one does. I just don't live and breathe infertility anymore.

Thank you all so much for having been with me. I appreciate all of your comments, ideas and thoughts.

We have a winner!

Congratulations, Anita :-)

And the background, to anyone who was curious, is a passport.

Passports are a frequent topic of conversation around here - we're getting everything together so that I can go to...To anyone else who is going, I'd love to meet up with you! Leave me a comment and I'll be happy to get in touch.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Giveaway #2 - a treat

This week's giveaway is Murano earrings, handmade in Peru.

Last summer, Hadas and I imported jewelry and we participated in a fair (selling jewelry) at the end of the summer. We've still got quite a lot of beautiful things.

To participate, leave a comment by Wednesday saying one of the things that made/makes your 2 week wait more tolerable.

Guess what the background is & get a free Murano bracelet too.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Great news!

Well, there are some people who are hiding great news, but I just read this.

(Actually, Tertia updated the post and now it does reveal the news. Perhaps this is the same news as Karen's, I'm not sure...)


Or maybe not

No need to vote this week, our winner is Minerva Jane (please send me your address so I can get them out to you).

When I was going for IVF*, I bought myself a present for each cycle - something that I would get to keep even if the cycle failed. Once it was a pocketbook I loved, another time it was a set of sheets... things I didn't really need.

Anyway, from the emails I got, it seems that pregnancy tests aren't the most appealing thing to win, especially since many of my readers don't seem to need them at this time. So... next week it's going to be Murano earrings - handmade in Peru & absolutely beautiful (a picture will appear in the post either tomorrow or on Sunday).

More interesting?


*Matan and Lilach, my IVF-FET twins are turning 12 tomorrow! Happy birthday!!!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Yirmi & the paper towel roll

Yea, a strange name for a post, I know... but you'll soon see why.

Yirmi is soooo cute. Now that he's really close to 3 months, I'm happy to say that I got a baby without colic! I don't think any of the others were as easygoing as he's been so far.

He reaches for objects and laughs!

He loves playing on the mat and sometimes just wants me to put him down so he can play some more.

His outfit is from my ex-SIL who sent over a huge bag of things for him! I love the colors and I think she's pretty cool for being so sweet right after the divorce.

My sister gave me a CD, which I had sitting on the counter and I saw it reflecting the light onto the paper towel roll & got out my camera. (I'm weird, I know.)

OK, time for my weekly dose of Law & Order :-)

Monday, June 02, 2008

Unbelievable Ectopic

If you haven't read this story about an ectopic pregnancy that went to term, do.

The baby went to 38 weeks and was born weighing 6lbs 3oz, despite implanting in her mother's ovary.


Sunday, June 01, 2008

Giveaway #1

Guess what? A set of 10 pregnancy test strips is up for grabs (shipping included).

Want it? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Wednesday - include how many tests is the most you use(d) during a single two-week-wait. Also feel free to add why you really want to get them...

On Thursday, I'll put up a poll & let everyone vote for the winner who'll be announced next Sunday.

Good luck!
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