Miracle Babies: An Activist Fertility Story

In 2014, after my first IVF cycle ended in a hemorrhagic cyst and my second cycle yielded only one viable embryo, the doctor told almost-35-year-old me that I should not wait too long to come back and (pay for) a third IVF cycle as my fertility was “in rapid decline.” I sobbed in the parking garage after that appointment. It was only a few short months after the stillborn of my naturally conceived son and the doctor’s “diagnosis” made me think that it would be nothing short of a miracle to have just one child.