In my last post, I told you about the folks at FertilityIQ who have built a website that serves as a resource for people seeking reviews on fertility doctors. In order to help build their bank of information they offered to send a donation to Mayyim Hayyim for each person who filled out their survey … Continue reading How You Can Help, Part 2
Last week I went back for my second beta test. The clinic was hoping for my hCG to roughly double from the 386.6 where it started. More good news: the blood work came back with a level of 1166.8, a “fantastic rise,” according to the clinic. No more blood work needed (and it’s a good … Continue reading Why Jewish?
After they accepted my application, the agency told me they had a couple in mind who they thought could be a good match. So they asked if I might be interested in doing a second surrogacy journey in the future with the same intended parents, provided the first one went well. Whoa, whoa, whoa – I … Continue reading How Incredibly Rare
Okay then, did that. It’s been a surreal day. Then again, I’m not sure that walking into an office building to go get impregnated could feel any other way. We arrived right on time to find two men waiting with their surrogate and her mother to go in for their transfer. One of the dads-to-be … Continue reading And Now… We Wait
A quick update on where things stand since my last post… Yes, I definitely got ahead of myself. It turns out a “natural cycle” still includes twelve weeks of intramuscular progesterone injections, daily, following the embryo transfer. The doctor believes it can be normal for the Lupron I’m taking to need a little longer to … Continue reading Can Jews be Surrogates?