I am currently 29 and my dear husband is 31. I have always been a big time planner! It could be because I am neurotic :) Anyway, my plans included getting a good education, becoming a successful professional, marrying the man of my dreams, and being a mom. The most important part of that equation has always been being a mom. Well, I managed to get 2 university degrees (a BA Honors and an MSc), become a registered school & applied child psychologist, and marry the tall (6’4″ to my 5’2″), handsome, smart, caring, generous, and funny J. We married in 2009 and decided to wait until we both had our professional registration/licensure before trying for baby #1, with plans for baby #2 as well. Well, I have learned that plans don’t always work out! There have been some other bumps in the road for us including J’s diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes in June 2011 at the age of 30 and we’ve handled everything proactively. So we’re trying to do the same with our apparent fertility issues.

Update: On February 22, 2013, we learned that we had conceived naturally, when just the day before we were at a mandatory info session for everyone planning to start IVF with our clinic. I had been told I have Diminished Ovarian Reserve and it was unlikely that I would conceive naturally. I even doubted my ability to conceive through IVF. But there was always still a chance that I could conceive naturally and in an amazing turn of events, I did. We are now expecting a baby girl at the end of October/beginning of November.


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  1. Just found your blog. Am totally relating to it. We have been TTC since Sept 2011. We got pregnant in November 2011 and unfortunately miscarried in January 2012. We assumed we’d get pregnant again as it happened quite quickly before. We assumed wrong. Just going through the process of a fertility MOT now and will find out results of tests this week. The saddest part of your blog is when you said you don’t even hope for a natural conception any more. I try to be hopeful every month but I too have my doubts in my darkest moments. Let’s never give up.

    • Thank you so much for your comments Nat! I am sorry to hear about your loss and your continued struggles. I hope that your results will be favorable (what does MOT stand for though?). I would be thrilled beyond belief if I were to conceive naturally, but I can’t handle the heartache of hoping each month when our chances are slim. It could happen, and it would be wonderful, but I’m resolved to the fact that IVF is probably our only/best chance. I will never give up hope of having a child through some means though. Thanks for reading!

  2. Ha ha! Yes, good question: what does MOT stand for? I actually had to look it up myself. I’m from the UK and an MOT is a test for a car that is more than 3 years old, it’s a legal requirement to test its road-worthiness. It’s weird that the term ‘fertility MOT’ has now been coined here to test fertility levels. It includes an antral follicle scan (I had 11 which is the lower side of average) and AMH blood test for me and a sperm analysis for hubby.

    We find out the results on Wednesday

      • Thank you. I’m a bit scared about it. I’m 33 (going to be 34 in a few weeks time) and my husband is 34.

        Thanks for your good wishes. It’s nice to communicate with someone! I read many blogs and websites but never ever post a comment. Yours just spoke to me. I hope that everything works out for you on your IVF journey.

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