We women were told we could have it all — there were no limits to what we could do. I don’t think we realized that there were actual time limits imposed by our bodies.
Since her experience with recurrent pregnancy loss, Jaime feels that she has become a better doctor. She remembers that before her own experiences, she never quite understood the grief her patients felt when losing a pregnancy at such an early gestational age.
Although I have never been shy about sharing my experiences, I have largely kept my true feelings to myself. I’ve decided that for myself and for other women who are in my shoes, I need to break the silence of infertility. This is how I really feel…
“How did you get into that?!” is usually the first question I get asked once someone finds out that I was a surrogate mother. This closely followed by, “…and you did it how many times??”
Although the process of IVF may seem quite complicated and involved, advances in reproductive technology have allowed the process to become not only more efficient, but more successful. IVF is a valid option for many women who are having trouble conceiving on their own for any number of reasons.