Silent Sorority

Infertility Survivors Finally Heard

July 8, 2017

What Will Life Be Like if IVF Fails?

When IVF fails.

Imagine if this very real outcome was the compassionately finessed starting point of any fertility-related discussion.

Novel, don’t you agree? It’s the inverse of how the IVF sales pitch begins at ‘fertility’ clinics. The lack of preparation for IVF failure creates unforeseen hazards. It also leaves those left to confront an IVF fail without the proper coping mechanisms.

Cathy Broadwell and I first discussed prioritizing the emotional and social impact of IVF failures a year ago. We review what we learned in living through the ‘letting go’ challenge. We also share what we learned in making a new life post IVF fails.

Please grab your favorite beverage. Fire up your media device and tune in to a frank and open discussion.

IVF Fails? Yes – A Podcast on Lessons Learned

We hope that in acknowledging IVF’s limitations we will help others avoid the trap of false hope and further ground expectations. We also encourage you (and those in your life) to open up new space to discuss the emotional and social impacts. In revealing how the experience created loss we also address how it changed us.

Welcome your comments, as always.

See also  Still Becoming Me
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Pamela Tsigdinos
Pamela Tsigdinos
Writer, blogger and, oh, yeah, infertility survivor. My memoir, Silent Sorority, tells the whole story. There's a movie in there somewhere. Given the quirkiness needed to relate it all I'm thinking Jennifer Lawrence would be a good fit.


2 thoughts on “What Will Life Be Like if IVF Fails?

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    A valuable podcast – your talk about really connecting with people vs viewing others through the lens of the peripheral roles they play stuck with me……

    […] As part of our work on The Cycle Forum, Irina and I had the privilege of working with Dr. Marni Rosner, Miriam Zoll, Tracey (Cleantis) Dwyer, Jennifer Wolff Perrine and Sonia Daly. I also had the good fortune of meeting and befriending courageous, resilient women in the audience that night: Sarah Chamberlin and Cathy Broadwell. […]

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