Episode 10: IVF 101

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Erica takes TIP advice and goes all out for a family picture downtown without realizing what was behind her. Meanwhile, Christa tells us all about the “spirit art” that is still packaged in its original envelope for very good reason. The “ins and outs” of Erica’s intense smoothie regimen are talked over in great detail, including what she pours into the concoction. The most exciting news in Christa’s life toggles between her new three-ring inflatable pool and the burn on the roof of her mouth from a hot slice of pizza.

Then Erica cracks open her old IVF manual, and the girls give the ultimate rundown of the entire process, drawing on their own experiences and sharing things in a way only two seasoned IVF patients can. The conversation includes the “whats” and “whys” of IVF, paperwork, meds, stims, egg retrievals, genetic testing, ICSI, fresh vs. frozen transfers, embryo grading and assisted hatching.

Show Notes

“The Hidden Losses of Infertility” ORM Infertility

“What to Know About IVF” NY Times

“In Vitro Fertilization: IVF” American Pregnancy Association

“In Vitro Fertilization” Mayo Clinic

“Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome” Mayo Clinic