As a solo parent I have been really conscious about trying to find a donor that would allow any child I have to feel like they still look like the rest of my family, so I was only really focused on race and height.
Welcome to Refinery29’s Fertility Diaries , where people chronicle their joyous, painful, and sometimes complicated paths to parenthood. Have your own Fertility Diary to share? Contact us, . History: When we first began trying to conceive, my wife and I expected that my medical history and the fact that we’re an LGBTQIA+ couple would present challenges.
After bleeding heavily for 30 consecutive days, following a 15-year battle with fibroids, Rose Marie Johnson found herself in the emergency room and was hospitalised for 14 days. “I had to undergo an emergency procedure to remove five pounds of fibroids. Just close your eyes for a moment and visualise a five-pound (2.3kg) bag of apples.”
“Are you sure you want to do this?” my friend asked, genuinely concerned. “What if it’s bad news?” My at-home hormone testing kit had just arrived courtesy of a Dutch company named Grip which tests the hormones which provide indicators of a woman’s fertility remotely for £139.