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Infertility: A Giant Pain in the Uterus

I thought for sure I would have a baby (or two) by now! But somehow I, along with my husband, find ourselves in our mid 30s, four years into our fertility journey, no baby in sight. With many IVF cycles under my belt, I have lost a little bit of my hope, but have picked up a lot of good information along the way (I think I could practically be an reproductive endocrinologist at this point, minus the medical degree of course). Join me as I continue along this journey to FINALLY bringing our baby home, as I try to balance my life in New York City, our fertility treatments, and my career as a clinical psychologist, all hopefully without losing my mind!

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birth story

a blog by CGD, October 12, 2011

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My alarm clock rings at 7 a.m. I roll over and grab my iPhone from my night table, almost in reflex at this point. The screen comes alive with several messages, one of them alerting me that I have a text waiting for me from my brother. I kind of expected this. My sister in law was due to be induced the night before, I figured he was telling me that they were at the hospital or something like that. But, the text actually informs me that the baby was born at 4:15 a.m. — a healthy baby boy and that my sister in law went into labor a few hours before she was scheduled to be induced.

I look around for my husband — he is in the shower. I am not sure what to do with myself or what I am supposed to feel, so I text a few things to my brother, getting some miscellaneous details about the baby and the birth, more out of a sense of obligation than true concern or curiosity. Weight, labor details, how my sister-in-law is doing — all the questions you are supposed to ask.

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a blog by CGD, June 14, 2011