To IVF or not IVF
June 19, 2014 1:44 PM Subscribe
I'm conflicted about using IVF to conceive, but at this point it's my only option. I have severe endometriosis and the eggs reserve of someone close to 40 (I've just turned 35). I've been trying to conceive for 19 months and have done everything except IVF. How do I decide what to do?
posted by purple24 to Human Relations (17 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I hate the idea of the whole process of IVF, but more importantly, I'm worried about the health of the babies born via this method. Of course, I realize that this line of thinking is a "worst case scenario." I'm also worried about my "old-before-their-time" eggs causing genetic problems. Really, I'm just scared and don't want to have to do this at all.
Any advice on how to make the decision of whether to do IVF or live child free? Any special method you've used when making difficult decisions? Thanks for your help!