Tag: grief

treatment

‘Don’t Give Up’ Imposes Stress, Unknowns and Grief

Elaine lives in Switzerland and was 35 when she started treatment. She began writing a blog about her life without children, grief and other related topics. Her goal is to break the taboo of involuntary childlessness and to provide a safe place for other women on a similar journey. She works in a cultural institution…
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June 24, 2019 1
Treatment

Once Down the Treatment Rabbit Hole You Are Never Done

I am a Montessori preschool teacher with infertility. Seven years ago my husband and I did a year of treatments including four rounds of IUI. All of our treatments failed. We never got pregnant, and we never knew why. The diagnosis after treatment remains “unexplained infertility.” Infertility treatment was one of the worst times in…
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January 31, 2018 1
IVF clinic

IVF Clinics Don’t Explain ‘Horrendous Grief’

Lucy is a 34-year-old legal secretary from Farnborough in north east Hampshire, England. Her story in her words: 10 May 2013 was truly a beautiful day. I turned 30 and got married to the love of my life. I couldn’t wait to start our own family. The doctors said it was normal for a lady…
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October 23, 2017 3
ReproTech Patients

Former ReproTech Patients Unplugged

ReproTech patients gather in a first-of-its-kind forum to discuss the complex emotional burden of failed ReproTech treatment and the loss of parenthood. In a raw and honest exchange, you’ll hear women underscore the importance of compassion and camaraderie. They explore the multi-dimensional personal-socio-cultural dynamics that come in the wake of failed IVF. Among the topics…
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June 10, 2017 4