The emotional toll of IVF
For me the actual IVF rounds were ok emotionally. I try to be a positive person and look to the bright side of everything but when we got the results of our second round that none of the embryos were genetically viable, that was really difficult. Then having to decide whether or not to do another round of retrieval. We are trying to bank all the embryos we will need now because I am 41 next week. So we want to get all the healthy eggs out that we can. When the results come back that only one out of four embryos are healthy or zero. I felt like a failure and that I would never hear giggles again from a child of my own. I always think that maybe I’m cried out but some days just surprise me. It’s so hard to stay calm and low stress when this process means so much.