My Journey to Motherhood, Infertility and All

  • I met my husband in high school at our college signing day, where we committed to play sports at different colleges.
  • Concerned, we made appointments with our respective doctors and learned that my husband’s sperm quality and count were below levels needed to get pregnant naturally.
  • The suggestion was to jump right into our first in-vitro fertilization cycle (IVF).
  • IUI is less invasive (and way cheaper, usually less than $5,000) and involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization.
  • Basically, the sperm sample is put through a cleaning process and then shot into a woman’s uterus via something akin to a turkey baster.
  • From a very early age, I can remember people telling me about the family I would have one day.

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