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Fertility Authority's Blog of the Week: Starting Our Family

The blog we’d like to feature this week is Starting Our Family.

Jenn and Mike have known each other for over 20 years, but officially became reconnected four years ago. They decided to settle their own little life at the Jersey Shore with two dogs, one cat, two ferrets, and nine fish. Their family, they decided, was not yet complete. In June 2012, Jenn and Mike began their first in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle. After three failed IVFs using Jenn’s eggs, the couple moved on to donor egg IVF. In March 2013, they experienced a chemical pregnancy with donor egg, and just completed a frozen embryo transfer in October. This donor cycle seems to have worked thus far…fingers crossed for a sticky baby!

Jenn says of her blog: "I started to blog because I used to love to write. I stopped writing years ago because I didn’t have the time and didn’t think I had much to say. Well now I have plenty to say- sometimes even too much…There is so much going on inside my body and brain that if I don’t get out at least the brain part I will explode! Writing is such a stress reliever. It also helps me to sort out my emotions. It’s my own form of psychological therapy. Initially my blogging was a way to help myself. I’ve found out from numerous emails that I’m actually helping other people as well."

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