Posts Tagged ‘IVF’



I’m Still Here

It’s true, I am still here. I’m trying my best to carry on, whatever that means. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.  This is the darkest place I’ve ever been.  I still don’t know the way out, if there is one.  I suspect there isn’t, so I’m trying my best to just get through […]

IVF #2: Results

I choose to have the tissue from my D&C tested for genetic abnormalities.  The results came in this morning — our baby had a chromosomal abnormality, Trisomy 14, that was likely the cause of the miscarriage. It is somewhat comforting to know that something was wrong, that there was a reason, that it was not […]

IVF #2: The Cytotec

About four days after the D&C, I started to feel worse, much worse.  I started to experience cramping, lower back pain, increased bleeding and overwhelming fatigue.  I gave it a day.  No better.  Then I called my nurse.  She advised me to come in for an assessment.  After waiting over an hour, I was escorted […]

IVF #2: The Feelings

The D&C was three days ago.  I don’t really know what to say — I went into the surgical suite technically pregnant, and I left empty.  I wasn’t really prepared for all the feelings, both physical and emotional, that would follow.  It’s been a difficult three days.  It’s felt more like three years.  I was […]

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