It’s been a while since I was compelled to count the number of failed treatments in a group. But, I’ve noticed that the trend is moving toward higher and higher number of failed in-vitro and even egg donation cycles, so I decided to pull the numbers from the questionnaires people filled out for the last two intro series. 60 in the first group plus 54 in the second. 114.
We’re talking about two small groups.
I’ll speak at another point about what I think might be driving this trend, for now this is what I’ve got for us dear fertilehearted Visionary Moms:
I Love My Children! (by Sophia Benoit*)
Parent: I’d do anything for my children!
Scientist: Here’s how to stave off climate change so your children can stay on earth.
Shouting from the Rooftops
Mom-To-Be: I absolutely LOVE this Fertile Heart OVUM work, and I know SO MANY WOMEN who could benefit from it.
Julia: That’s exciting! I’m really looking forward to meeting your friends on the calls.
Mom-To-Be: Well, I didn’t tell them about it, because, you see, I’m not pregnant yet. But believe me I’ll be shouting from the rooftops when I have my baby.
Julia: Bummer! You know, I was hoping that a few thousand couples having conceived with the help of this work, would make it worthy of passing on.
But, sure…I understand, let’s just keep walking to meet your little one halfway….Looking forward to those rooftop shout-outs whenever you’re ready:).
Keep Up the Good Work
New Mom: Our baby is here, after all the failed treatments, I can’t believe we really made it, Julia, how can I ever thank you?
Julia: I’m sooo happy for you, congratulations and thank you so much for asking how you can help.
Remember those rooftops you talked about not that long ago? It would be very helpful if you occasionally shared my posts on your Facebook Page with a note to your followers, so I can reach a few more women before they go through the 10 failed IVF’s you’ve endured.
New Mom: Oh…I can’t do that! None of my friends know we had trouble conceiving. But keep up the good work! I’ll probably be back on those calls when we’re ready for #2:).
*Sophia Benoit is a journalist, whose writing you can enjoy on the Guardian and other sites. A very smart, funny woman, who I hope would approve of using one of her tweets gone viral as my inspiration for this blog post.