Location: Chicago, IL
Occupation: Design Director
Household Income: $200K
First consultation with a fertility specialist
Back to the fertility doctor
I wasn’t really focused on the medical assistance route. My tests all checked out, I was only 38... but now I was 39 and nothing was happening. So back to the doctor we went to speak about next steps.
First IUI consultation
First trip to the clinic for monitoring follicles and ovulation
Second monitoring visit
Three time’s not a charm
Back to the doctor
My insurance covers 0% of my IVF cycle
I found the right acupuncturist
Meeting with a financial advisor
As happy as I was for my best friend and my sister, this feeling of total elation for them was matched equally by depths of jealousy and pity for myself. I was miserable.
Good-riddance to July 2019
I think I might be pregnant
First night of shots
What is money?
Meeting with the genetic counselor
Monitoring at the clinic
Shots shots shots
The big bill
The captain ovary
The fertility journey sucks ass and I can’t wait for it to be behind me. That’s the honest truth. But — and this is a big, big BUT — I feel that I’ve become stronger from this whole thing.
Last day of monitoring?