Life beyond fertility

The menopause: try before you buy

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Today I officially started my third cycle of IVF with an intra-muscular injection (right buttock, since you ask) of Prostap, a clever little concoction designed to shut down my ovaries for the next three months. The idea is that this will calm down my endometriosis and also reduce whatever it is about endometriosis that is not conducive to successful pregnancy, before I start stimulation again.

This ‘mini-menopause’ may also cause hot flushes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, headaches and difficulty sleeping. Can’t wait.

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Life beyond fertility

Catherine

You can't choose to have children. You can choose to try and have children. The rest is a happy outcome of biology, luck, and sometimes medical science.

My name is Catherine and I am a childless 38 year old woman with only one out of three on my side. This is my story.

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You can't choose to have children. You can choose to try and have children. The rest is a happy outcome of biology, luck, and sometimes medical science.
My name is Catherine and I am a childless 38 year old woman with only one out of three on my side. This is my story.