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Confusing Unique Bunch

When it comes to couples infertility, I feel that yes: we are unique. Oddly unique. Hopelessly unique. Confusingly unique. I was taught at school, and got reassured through life, that all humans are different, unique individuals. Good? Bad? Indifferent? Until … Continue reading

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Happy Ice Cube

A happy ice cube. That was me over 15 years ago. And I was living in Brazil, so no reference to the dreaded Canadian winter here… Shiny, squared with rounded edges, confident that no matter how full a glass was, … Continue reading

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There is nothing like home…

I think I found where “home” is when it comes to our infertility treatment. But, before I reveal its address, let me put a few things in context… I was born in Brazil and came to Canada when I was … Continue reading

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Strawberries

Couple’s infertility has made me a better person. Yes, I strongly believe in that. As I also believe that the world is a gigantic strawberry…  My friends and family would normally say that in reference to my sometimes almost naïve … Continue reading

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Hormones: Dealing with PMS on steroids!

I am sure that all men will agree with me: talking about her hormones is a touchy subject, even if you are not dealing with fertility issues. It has taken me many attempts to write these words as I was … Continue reading

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Rabbits

Mother Nature has a “formula” for life continuation that, let’s face it, has been working very well for the past few thousand years. This formula is easy: mix the right elements and every life form on Earth will have the … Continue reading

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Dr. Google, PHD

I have to admit: Yes, we have “consulted” with Dr. Google, PHD. Many times, too many times… And the consultation was normally done following the “referral” of Dr. Myfriendknowsbetter, Md. I believe I am more pragmatic than my wife is … Continue reading

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Two weeks

Anxiety. Nervousness. Fear. These were common feelings for me during the dreaded two weeks between the embryo transfer to the first blood result. There was no easy way around it since we knew there was a firm date, set in … Continue reading

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Control? What Control?

This is probably the most difficult thing to realize in this whole process: we do not have control over the outcome. No matter what we do. We may try to come-up with some ways to have the perception we are … Continue reading

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The wrong side of the chart

Nerve wrecking. I think there is no better way to describe the day we are expected to get the first pregnancy results. We had three positives and what seem to be too many negatives. The feeling of a negative result … Continue reading

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