One Lawyer’s Journey with In Vitro Fertilization

Nadine Dahdah
Maintain hope and focus on the reason you began this journey in the first place: to start a family.

Maintain hope and focus on the reason you began this journey in the first place: to start a family.

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It is safe to assume that all of us had a plan for how we believed our lives would unfold. I planned to go to law school, pass the bar, land that perfect job, meet that special person, and start a family. Going to law school, passing the bar, and landing a career should be the hard part, right?

Wrong. People do not talk about how, in certain circumstances, starting a family can become increasingly difficult. I grew up thinking that when I was ready to start a family, it would happen naturally, as if by “operation of law.” I thought it would be easy.

Wrong again. My husband and I had to resort to nontraditional methods in our fertility journey. We have tried many methods, including my husband and I going through rigorous hormone therapies, surgical procedures, and in vitro fertilization (IVF).

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