Category Archives: Fertility Preservation

#NIAW

April 24th – 30th marks “National Infertility Awareness Week” or #NIAW.  This week basically serves as an opportunity to raise awareness for infertility and recognize it as a disease that affects thousands of women and couples worldwide.  One can find additional … Continue reading

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Anything Goes 2014

Happy New Year (belated)!  Its been four+ months since I’ve updated this blog.  Where to start? I have declared 2014 as the year of relaxation and no plans for the Milam household.  The other night my husband posed two crazy questions/statements: 1. Are … Continue reading

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My Experience with RAD and IVF

About a year ago, Bri and I started working with Reproductive Associates of Delaware (RAD).  If you’ve been reading this blog, then you already know that we were lucky to have the opportunity to freeze 7 embryos with IVF before I started chemo.   … Continue reading

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Great News!

You know how some people say/think that bad news (or deaths) come in threes.  Well, it seems that good news/luck struck 3 times for us in 1 day!  After what seemed like months of crappy things happening to us, we … Continue reading

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Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

Ok blog readers, remember how Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)denied us coverage for all of my IVF procedures.  Well, Bri and I finally got around to writing our appeal.  It took us about 1 month to put together our letter and supporting … Continue reading

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Our 7 Dwarfs

So, I left everyone hanging with our lil embryos and here’s the update.  15 eggs were retrieved and 13 of those eggs were fertilized.  On day 3 (Feb. 27), I received a call from lab and all 13 embryos had … Continue reading

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From Egg to Embryo

Late Tuesday afternoon, I received THE call.  It was time for my trigger shot and the big needle.  I was told that the shot had to be injected at 8:00 PM and that my retrieval was set for first thing … Continue reading

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