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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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Posted in A Mom, amnio, Amniocentesis, Anencephaly, anonymous sperm donor, ART, Assisted Human Reproduction Act, Assisted Reproduction, Azoospermia, BGM9581, DC Kids, DI, DI Baby, DI Child, DI Dad, DI Grandparents, DI Mom, DI Parents, DI Siblings, DI Story, Donor Conceived, Donor Offspring, Egg Donor, Endometriosis, fibroids, GENdMOM, Infertility, IUI, Male Infertility, pregnancy loss, Sperm Donor, Sperm Donor BGM 9581, twins, Vitiligo, Von Wiilebrand Disease, Von Willebrands Disease

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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Posted in anonymous sperm donor, ART, Azoospermia, BGM9581, DC Kids, DI, DI Baby, DI Child, DI Dad, DI Mom, DI Parents, DI Siblings, DI Story, Donor Conceived, Donor Offspring, GENdMOM, genetics, Infertility, Male Infertility, Single Moms By Choice, Sperm Bank, Sperm Donor, Sperm Donor BGM 9581

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

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

The Virgin Father: Trent Arsenault

This donor has been all over the news lately including on the Anderson Cooper show. I am not really sure how I feel about this individual, except to say something about him and his story really creeps me out.  I

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Posted in Assisted Human Reproduction Canada, Assisted Reproduction, Azoospermia, BGM9581, DI, DI Baby, DI Child, DI Dad, DI Grandparents, DI Mom, DI Parents, DI Siblings, DI Story, facebook, Infertility, IVF, Male Infertility, Sperm Donor, Sperm Donor BGM 9581, The Virgin Dad, Trent Arsenault

None of Your F*#@ing Business!!!

More often then not I get asked “Did you need help to get pregnant?” “Did you have to use IVF?” “Do twins run in your family?” because I have twins.  My initial reaction is to respond “Non-of your F@*#ing business”,

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Posted in Assisted Reproduction, Azoospermia, BGM9581, DI, DI Baby, DI Child, DI Dad, DI Grandparents, DI Mom, DI Parents, DI Siblings, DI Story, Infertility, IVF, Loss of Baby after Infertility, Male Infertility, pregnancy loss, Sperm Donor, Sperm Donor BGM 9581
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