I figured out a way to describe what having fertility issues for a woman is like to a man. It's like erectile dysfunction!Read More
I am bursting with excitement to share with you my personal stories, advice, T.I.M.E. Savers (stands for time, investments, mental health, and energy), megaphone moment (really important advice that I wish I could shout to the world), interviews with fertility and women's health experts, many embarrassing stories (so you can learn from my mistakes...you're welcome), and more.
I created this new video as a reminder that men with low sperm count have HUGE...hearts. HA!!
But seriously, male fertility issues are even more taboo than female, and very common. 40% of the fertility issues also involved the male partner.
In THIS VIDEO I address how my husband and I handled his low sperm count.
[To the melody of JayZ's, "99 problems"] If you’re having kid problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 eggs, but a blast ain't one. F-ME!
How the number of eggs retrieved could be much less than the number of embryos you end up with.Read More
My first person essay on my journey to parenthood. Click logo to be sent to article.
Here are some absurd and embarrassing questions that you might get, when going through IVF and equally absurd and embarrassing answers.
1. Q: Are you going to have children?
A: I hope so, and soon. I am sore! We are doing it every night, in every position. Last night, he had me in this chair thing that hangs from the ceiling, so he could jam that sperm in there and hopefully have it stay put. So far, no luck, though. Would love your advice. Tell me about the sexual positions that you did to conceive your child. You seem like a top, are you?
2. Q: So why do you have to do IVF?
A: Well, we don’t have to. We just saw what naturally conceived children turn out. I mean, you know.
3. Q: Are your twins natural or from IVF?
A: They are natural. We were doing it doggie style and he got so deep in me that when he ejaculated, I think he split the egg in two. It was with such force. I thought he split me in two! I was even sweating.
4. When you tell someone that you are doing IVF and they say, “You will get pregnant when you just stop trying so hard. I know it. It happened to my friend.”
A: Actually, my husband has low sperm count, so I will get pregnant when I start banging someone else’s husband. Is yours available? It would really do me a solid. IVF is sooooo expensive.
5. Q: Can you pick the eye color, hair color, and sex of a genetically tested embryo?
A: Yup. And more. You get a whole checklist of traits that you can select. It is just like ordering a salad.
Any other absurd and embarrassing questions you get that you need answers to? Post them to my Facebook page, or email me (email@example.com) with the question, “Please offer an absurd and embarrassing response to this absurd and embarrassing question….”
Looking forward to helping any way I can!