Mar 16

Who needs to take a vacation when IVF is like going on vacation!

Your fertile friends are missing out. Sure they go to exotic destinations like a secluded island or an exciting tour along the coast of France, but THEY are the one’s really  missing out! Pack your bags, infertile friends, you are about to go embark on an exciting IVFcation. Your friends may spend $10,000 on one vacation but why spend money on a boring vacation to a dull paradise island when IVF is like a vacation too!

Leave your passports at home because all you need is a handy piece of photo ID and your consent forms. You won’t have the hassle of a long flight crammed in the middle seat. You can stretch out and get a nice sedative while your husband cools your belly with a luxurious wet cloth. You’re pretty sure you can’t get every other day estrogen bloodwork and transvaginal wand appointments in Tahiti. And why go all the way to Ireland when you can inject yourself every day with FSH at home. And you’ve heard Paris is nice, but egg retrievals and embryo transfers are now the new Mexico!

At least when you take an IVFcation, you come home with pictures of your 48-hour-old babies conceived in a test tube, and not a bunch of boring photos of you in a sexy bikini, tanning on a perfect looking beach and drinking a cold alcoholic slushy beverage. That is so dull. So mundane. Yawn. Enjoy your IVFcation because you might go back to the same destination over and over again.

Suggested by Mrs. A on “Suggest a Reason” who loves a good martini during her IVFcation.

8 Responses to “#790 The IVFcation”

  1. sara says:

    I am “enjoying” my second IVFcation!

  2. IUIcation says:

    I am taking an IUIcation and maybe a clomidcation.

  3. says:

    OMG, I can’t believe I made it on your blog!! Love it! Thanks so much- I love coming here to read all your hilarious musings!!

  4. Becky says:

    I’m on my fourth IVFcation and it is soooo fun!

  5. Manapan says:

    Hah! Brings a whole new meaning to the term “fertility tourism”.

  6. happysmurf says:

    Just found this blog, you are amazing:)
    You write with such humour on such a horrible subject. I have laughed till I cried reading through each ‘reason’ – something I haven’t done in a long time. Thank you x

  7. you site cracks me up. LOVE IT! okay- so how about I found a website that actually sells an IVF vacation? No freakin’ lie. It is in Chechnyea (spelling?) or something. They also offer Liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, dental implants to name a few other things. You just click on the tab for the ‘procedure’ you want done during your ‘vacation’. All for only ‘around’ 4,000 USD. “ALL INCLUSIVE (results not guaranteed)
    ?!?!??!?!? wha???

  8. Anonymous says:

    We had a genuine vacation to give us a break from the stress of IVF and it turned out that our IVF nurse was booked onto the same cruise so still couldn’t get away from it!