13 comments
  1. Hey from ICLW! I'm afraid I don't know anything about HA as am very much a rookie in the IVF/fertility treatment world! I am soo sorry you suffered a loss. Wishing you all the luck in the world for this IVF cycle.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gosh, I don't know. HA seems very interesting. I would want to know, (1) are there risks? and (2) can we decide once we know how many eggs there are? (That's just me, making another contingency plan.) If it really does select healthier sperm that could be huge. Or it could not matter. And how would you know until you've gone through one IVF? (I HATE how so much of this is down to luck, and learning as things do or don't work.)

    I sort of felt the same way about ICSI. We did ICSI with both our first and second IVFs, but we didn't really know if we needed it, it was more like assurance, and our doctor seemed to feel that it was a good way to go...just in case there were problems with the sperm or the fertilization process that we were unaware of.

    Ugh. I'm no help. This is really interesting, though. Thanks for sharing and GOOD LUCK! Your IVF is coming so soon!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Good luck on your coming IVF, and thank you for your kind words on my blog!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Good luck with your upcoming IVF. I have to tell you I love the title of this blog...too true.

    ICLW #26

    ReplyDelete
  5. Here from ICLW. Good luck on your IVF! Sending good vibes your way :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good luck with your IVF! We are starting our first IVF this month as well. I am sorry to read about your MIL - I lost my FIL in March due to lung cancer. My husband said it made him realize even more how he wanted us to be able to build a family beyond our furbabies.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Happy Belated Anniversary! Wishing you luck with the IVF.
    Here from ICLW.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Infertility/loss is so hard on relationships. I just wanted you to know you are not alone, I think all of us have had struggles along the road.

    Still thinking of you!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi from ICLW. I'm sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. Sometimes it really does take a shock like that to make you realize what's important in life. Good luck with your IVF! We have severe MFI, too, so I'd be interested to hear if you end up doing the HA.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi from ICLW. Enjoying checking out your blog. Good luck on your IVF.

    ReplyDelete
  11. It's hard on a marriage ... and I'm glad you over came ... my (ex) MIL is currently in the hospital of a quickly growing sudden brain tumor. It's hard for sure.

    GOOD LUCK!!!

    Happy ICLW from #3

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm so sorry you went through a loss but I'm equally glad that you and your husband were able to get on the same page about pursuing a pregnancy. Wishing you the best of luck.

    ICLW #65

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi,

    My name is Knoll Maria and I am a graduate student at Bar-Ilan University Information Science Department in Israel. For my final project, I am examining anonymity and self-disclosure in infertility blogs. The target population of the study are women bloggers who were or are going through infertility treatments and also blog about their experience. I am kindly inviting you to participate in this research study by completing the attached survey.

    The following questionnaire will require approximately 5 minutes to complete. Your response is very important to me. Your informed consent to participate in this survey is assumed by completing the survey and by submitting it. Participation is strictly voluntary and you may refuse to participate at any time. A copy of the results will be sent to you, if you choose so.


    Thank you for taking the time to assist me in my educational endeavors. If you require additional information or have questions, please contact by email.
    Click here to fill out the survey: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHY0SC1wT0lHeEFqOGdZN3pXT3p3aHc6MQ

    ReplyDelete