This special guest post is from one our fav infertility bloggers – Naomi from 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility. One of our earliest blog supporters, we heart Naomi and think she is one of the wittiest writers who doesn’t fear to cross the line. Respect!
In the infertility world, I like to think my uterus is a bit of a celebrity. People seem to like my blog 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility, and my Facebook group is growing faster than my eight tiny follicles. Reality TV star, Giuliana Rancic, Victoria Rowell (from Young and the Restless) and Ellen Degeneres all follow me on Twitter. If that doesn’t make my uterus a celebrity, I don’t know what does.
For the past couple of years, my readers have asked me to turn my 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility blog into a book, and so I did. It is now available on Amazon and can be downloaded to your Kindle or iphone.
Here are some questions, that my blog readers wanted to know.
You call yourself “Infertile Naomi,” are you really infertile?
Thankfully, no. My uterus is only semi-infertile as I have a son conceived through IVF. I started referring to myself as “Infertile Naomi” and found that the name was kind of catchy. For those who asked, my parents did not name me that.
How did you finally get pregnant?
It’s true. Somehow, my husband and I managed to fertilize some eggs, and grow one in my uterus. I did two IUIs and four IVFs to conceive my miracle baby. Due to male factor infertility (aka “honey, you got low sperm count”) My doctor did not recommend IUI for us but we decided to try it because the cost was substantially lower than other options. We went on to IVF and for some reason, our first fresh cycle and following two frozen cycles were a bust. As many couple do, we searched for an answer as to why but learned sometimes, there are no explanations. My husband always told me to never give up hope and I listened to him. Our next IVF resulted in a healthy pregnancy. I did acupuncture before and immediately following my transfer but other than that, I didn’t do anything that special. I drank the occasional cup of coffee and tried to stay positive.
Will buying your book help me get pregnant?
While reading my book probably won’t be the reason you get pregnant (unless you bring it to your fertility appointment for good luck), it will help you remember how to smile during your extended road trip to parenthood. I’ve always said that life does not stop for infertility so stop pausing your happiness and start enjoying life again. The great part of life is that you don’t know the outcome. You might miss out on something wonderful if you always focus on the negative.
Don’t give up!