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Fertility Authority’s Blog of the Week: Out of the Petri Dish… Into the Fire

The blog we’d like to feature this week is Out of the Petri Dish… Into the Fire

Genevieve’s journey began in May of 2008. It seemed as though one year had come and gone when they decided that it was time to see a specialist. A series of tests concluded that her husband had no sperm and it wasn’t related to a blockage of any kind. Genetic testing would later reveal that he had Klinefelter Syndrome. This syndrome results from the presence of one extra copy of the X chromosome in each cell. Extra copies of genes on the X chromosome interfere with male sexual development, which often prevents the testicles from functioning normally and reduces the levels of testosterone. The couple decided to move forward with treatment using donor sperm. Shortly after, it was discovered that Genevieve’s tubes were blocked. In July of 2010 they underwent their first IVF with donor sperm and it was a success! Their first son was born in March of 2011.

To her surprise, when their firstborn was 18 months old, Genevieve found out that she conceived naturally. She gave birth to her second son in May of 2013.

In the midst of testing, Genevieve found out that her friend’s wife had a blog. She admits that she obsessively read her blog from start to finish and realized that she had uncovered a wonderful community. Soon after, Out of the Petri Dish…Into the Fire came into existence. She explains, “I couldn't have gotten through everything without the amazing support of the blog community. I write about real things, no sugar coating. I think people relate to that.”

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