Posts Tagged ‘fertility specialist’

Numbers, they don’t lie. especially when you’re 35.

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 by by

I’m going to tell you something that, if you don’t live in New Zealand and are trying to conceive and have been trying for some time, might just make you a little envious and frustrated. Let it be recognized that I am APOLOGIZING IN ADVANCE.

The New Zealand medical system is so forward thinking that it will actually pay for 2 IVF cycles for qualifying patients. Yup, that’s right TWO FREE IVF. Watch the Google search engine pick that one up. I’ll wait for the millions to join us.



Ok, so now that we’re all together, here’s the deal. First, all you kiwis (3..4 of you?) must apologize to everyone else for your good fortune. DO IT. Because this is a big deal. If you’ve been trying to conceive for a while, and it’s not working, and your family doctor has done the tests they feel they should and they are stumped as to why you’re still not knocked up they may (more…)


And then she said ‘I think I’ve done all I can do for you’

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 by by

So, that was an interesting trip to the doctors. She’s so lovely, so upbeat, so wanting it all to go right. But it’s not. I’m not like her other patient who, after struggling for 6 months to conceive (HA!), has suddenly fallen pregnant after borrowing the practice copy of ‘Making Babies’. HOLY CRAP, THERE’S A MANUAL FOR THIS?

And of course, I took the book too. Because if all it takes is for me to read the manual, then I will read the manual until the words are too tired from being read.

I’ve come out with instructions to get a 21-day blood test done (again? we’ve been through this before) to see if I have ovulated after this strange bleed. She made me do a pregnancy test in the practice, just to make sure. And I’m really not kidding that her nose was just 5 cm from my pee as she inspected the test. I was waiting for her to take the test apart and put it under a spot light. Please, tell me you’ve done that too.

She asked when we started trying for a family (May, 2007) and when I first fell pregnant (18 months later in November 2008) and remarked that I already had two miscarriages (I know). And then she said that it might be time to refer me to a specialist. She was all ready to make the appointment, but I deferred and said I would talk to David first. After all, he’s 50% of this whole idea.

Part of me wants to run to the specialist because they are special. And doesn’t that mean they’ll fix….whatever is wrong?

And the logical part of me (more…)