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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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Posted in 40 year old mom, anonymous sperm donor, ART, Assisted Human Reproduction Act, Assisted Human Reproduction Canada, Assisted Reproduction, Azoospermia, Canadian Law, Donor Conceived, Egg Donor, Embryo's, GENdMOM, Infertility, IUI, IVF, judgement, Male Infertility, National Post, OHIP, Ontario funding IVF, same sex couples, Single Moms By Choice, SMC, Surrogacy, twins

“Delivery Man”

I’m not really sure how I feel about sperm donation being made into comedic movies, and to be honest I stay away from them, but I like Vince Vaughan so maybe????? What about everyone else, how do you feel about

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Posted in anonymous sperm donor, Delivery Man, DI Baby, DI Child, DI Mom, DI Siblings, DI Story, DNA, Donor Conceived, Donor Offspring, Donor Sibling Registry, DSR, GENdMOM, Half-Sibling, Hollywood Movie, Infertility, Male Infertility, Single Moms By Choice, Sperm Bank, Sperm Donor, Vince Vaughan

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

Tiny

I was looking at my beautiful little boy/girl twins as they were running around gathering candy at an Easter Egg hunt and I could not believe they were going to be turing 2 on April 28th. I was thinking about

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Posted in #photoadayApril, BGM9581, Blog Challenge, DI Baby, DI Mom, Donor Conceived, Donor Offspring, GENdMOM, IUI, Photo A Day Challenge, twins

December 2003

The date is Dec 2 2003, I would have been 31 and married for 3 years.  I lived in Shelburne, Ontario and I wanted a baby.  At this point in our married lives we did not know that infertility was

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Posted in #NaBloPoMo, Blog Challenge, GENdMOM, Infertility, IUI, Poem, Teenage Angst

Buying and Selling Eggs, Sperm and Embryo’s is a crime here in Canada!!!!

Finally after 8 years of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act coming into play the police are laying down the law and investigating some questionable  practices in the fertility trade in Canada.  The AHRA act clearly states that the exchange of

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Posted in AHRA, Assisted Human Reproduction Act, Assisted Human Reproduction Canada, Assisted Reproduction, BGM9581, Canada, Canadian DI Families, Canadian Fertility Consultants, Canadian Law, Donor Conceived, Donor Offspring, Egg Donor, Embryo's, GENdMOM, Infertility, Infertility Network, IUI, IVF, National Post, RCMP, Sperm Bank, Sperm Donor, Surrogacy, Tom Blackwell
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