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The One Off Club Sucks

Azoospermia (Male Infertility) “Rare”,  Anencephaly “One-Off”, Vitiligo “Uncommon”, Von Willebrand Disease “Underdiagnosed and rare”. These were just a few of the fun new words and terms that were thrown at me as we struggled through infertility, having kids and now

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“Ontario To Fund In-Vitro Fertilization”

On seeing the headline “Ontario To Fund In-Vitro Fertilization” in the National Post, it first seems like a triumph for IVF patients, and possibly once the formal announcement is made this will be a very positive thing for many heterosexual couples

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The New Zealand Herald: Sperm donor ‘left me for babies’

This story scares me.  The donor we used, although anonymous and found through proper fertility clinic channels is a man who’s wife was unable to have her own children.  Although our donor stated in his profile that he was donating

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A Journey of Loss and Life!

Blog posts are usually very organic for me, they pop into my head and I write them rather quickly with spelling mistakes and bad grammar all included. I then go back and fix my mistakes hoping that the post looks

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Posted in 40 year old mom, A Mom, amnio, Azoospermia, BGM9581, clomid, DI, DI Baby, DI Child, DI Dad, DI Grandparents, DI Mom, DI Parents, DI Story, down syndrome, fibroids, genetics, Infertility, IUI, Loss of Baby after Infertility, Male Infertility, mommy drugs, pregnancy loss, SAHM, Sperm Bank, Sperm Donor, Sperm Donor BGM 9581, Still Born, Turning 40, twins, Von Willebrands Disease, White Wine

‘The interests of children conceived through egg and sperm donation must be protected’

Yet another article “The interests of children conceived through egg and sperm donation must be protected” has come forward in our Canadian press in support of ending donor gamete anonymity.  I have mentioned before that I struggle with this as I

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Posted in Assisted Human Reproduction Canada, Assisted Reproduction, Azoospermia, Canadian DI Families, Canadian Law, DI, DI Baby, DI Child, DI Dad, DI Grandparents, DI Mom, DI Parents, DI Siblings, DI Story, Infertility, IUI, IVF, judgement, Male Infertility, Olivia Pratten, reported births, Single Moms By Choice, SMC, Sperm Bank, Sperm Donor, Sperm Donor BGM 9581

A Note To Myself

The following is a note I wrote to myself on October 5th, 2007, 5 months after we lost our little girl Tobee at 5 months into the pregnancy.  I re-read this today while going over some of my notes in

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Posted in Azoospermia, Infertility, Loss of Baby after Infertility, pregnancy loss

Richard Hatch Talks About Being a Sperm Donor

Recently Richard Hatch wrote a post on the Donor Sibling Blog about being a Sperm Donor, Connecting with some of his Offspring and his Relationship with the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR). I have posted the article here with my response

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Posted in Assisted Human Reproduction Canada, Assisted Reproduction, Azoospermia, BGM9581, Canadian DI Families, DI, DI Baby, DI Child, DI Dad, DI Grandparents, DI Mom, DI Parents, DI Siblings, DI Story, Infertility, IVF, Male Infertility, pregnancy loss, reported births, Richard Hatch, Single Moms By Choice, SMC, Sperm Donor, Sperm Donor BGM 9581, The Virgin Dad, Trent Arsenault
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