Sep 29

You might have noticed that large wall of baby photos at your fertility clinic office. You know the photos – they are mounted to the wall telling everyone that at least someone had a baby at this clinic. On each visit, you can’t help but eye those sweet little babies and read through those thank you notes posted on the wall.

Dear Doctor Uterus,
My mommy and daddy wanted me for so long but nothing was happening. Thank you so much for artificially inseminating my mommy and nine months later, my sisters and I are here!
Love, Babies Mandy, Melly, Shelley and Suzie

But what about the rest of us? Do we really have to see that wall of babies on each visit? How about a wall with infertile/childless couples? Thanks doc, here is a wall of couples you didn’t help.

Dear Doctor Uterus, My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 7 years. We have failed every fertility procedure, and request our money back which was our life savings. We have sold our house and are now living alone in a one bedroom apartment with our 2 cats. We keep ourselves occupied by learning to play the guitar and playing games. Feel free to put our picture up on the wall.
Sincerely, Mr. & Mrs. (Soon-to-be) Separated

For some extra fun on your next appointment, try to count the number of twins and triplets posted the wall. 5 bonus points for any quints.

photo: here

20 Responses to “#886 The wall of babies at the fertility office”

  1. Guera! says:

    This is great, I love the picture. I have always hated looking at that wall of babies. I bet a wall of couples not helped would cover alot more space.

  2. Wait, what? says:

    Your blog is BRILLIANT! I wish I had found it sooner. Thanks for offering humour :)

  3. mommyinwaiting says:

    Today at the FS those babies really p-d me off! I really didn't need a wall full of cherubs cheering on the news that our treatment isn't showing any sign of working yet!!!

  4. tishi says:

    Last time I was at the R.E. there was actually a bunch of children….
    one little boy asked me if I was his mother. This actually
    happened…….I think

  5. InfertileNaomi says:

    Tishi- you should have said "yes, I am your mother" and then ran out of the clinic with him. Joking, of course (or am I??)

  6. finding_ac says:

    i must be on the weird side of this…but i dont look hatefully on the wall…i look longingly- but then again, i am also a photographer and it gives me ideas on poses to shoot with my own future child. i have hope still..

    ♥ ac

  7. Amy says:

    I donate ovum, so I have seen those walls quite a few times. I have actually thought about the non-existent wall in which you hilariously blog about. Very clever…as usual.

  8. Another Dreamer says:

    Ha! My office does not have a wall of babies, thank goodness. But, if they did I would definitely wonder where the wall of infertiles was…

  9. MK says:

    hahaha! That couple is the epitome of cool.

  10. Shanny says:

    Lol my office has their pics online only, the only thing I notice for sure is that my "thank you" pics are not there…

  11. Jessica says:

    My RE has two of those walls and one is in the ultrasound room. My RE also shares an office with a OB/GYN so there are sometimes very pregnant women in the waiting room getting the evil eye from us infertiles. Tourture!!

  12. AP says:

    Hilarious!! Always keep me LOL about infertility. Laughter is a great medicine :-)

  13. Good Eggies says:

    I love it!!!!! The wall of infertiles.

    I too wonder about living in a one room apartment with my husband and cats – wait, I'm already doing that!!

    On a serious note, it does seem like the couple that are truly not able to conceive sort of just melt away into the background. Hopefully, they are taking long trips to remote locations and doing all the stuff that people with kids would have difficulty doing.

  14. Mrs.G says:

    I'm CRACKING UP!! You're so great. I love it. :)The second letter made my day for sure.

  15. Eileen says:

    LOVE this one! Maybe I'll suggest this at my next vag cam session. You know casually mention as she sticks her wand up my hoo ha that I have a nice 5 by 10 of my husband and I with our cats that she could plaster on her wall to start her new infertility gallery. I'm sure that would go over real well.

  16. Bean stalk ballads says:

    hahahahahaha… oh thank you so much for the belly laugh…. god knows aint that the truth.

  17. Chitowngrrrl says:

    OMG…this made me cry I was laughing so hard. I actually call it the Wall of Babies too and hate it beyond belief. My first RE had 0 babies pictures anywhere, and I loved him for it.

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  20. Shirley says:

    My old RE’s office had their wall right next to the exit so you had to see it all before you walked out. When I had my appointment where they told me I was miscarrying, I was crying so loud as I passed that wall that I am sure I made quite a scene. I have wondered what the wall for those of us who have not been successful would look like in comparison to the wall of babies….it would probably scare other couples…

    I would name the wall “Broken & Broke from IF”.