Apr 05

Ever watch that reality show America’s Got Talent? Contestants with (and without) talent showcase their stuff on a TV reality show.

We beg to differ, Susan Boyle.

Infertiles are the ones with talent. Vote for us!

Here are some of our special talents:

  • Only an infertile could have timed intercourse and then do a full gymnastic headstand for 30 minutes.
  • Only an infertile could hold in their pee after drinking a liter of water for an embryo transfer.
  • Only an infertile could wake up at 6am, have a transvaginal ultrasound and blood work at 7am and still make it to her morning meeting by 9.
  • Only an infertile could take Clomid, have side effects and still ace her client presentation.
  • Only an infertile could hold up a pregnancy test to the light in a dimly lit bathroom, trying to find the second line.
  • Only an infertile could fake an award-winning smile after hearing a pregnancy announcement.
  • Only an infertile could buy cough syrup because she heard it helps increase ovulation fluid.
  • Only an infertile knows exactly what cervical mucus looks and feels like.
  • Only an infertile could pre-fail a cycle before it even happened yet.
  • Only an infertile could do an opera-like sob after getting her period in a public bathroom.
  • Only an infertile could be such a strong person who refuses to give up because she knows one day, it WILL happen.

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22 Responses to “#673 Infertiles Got Talent”

  1. Eva says:

    I read the blog frequently but has never posted
    I start my IVF treatment 2morrow, and is freaked out about the possibilty of failure.
    Have no idea how to deal with this emotions, and I know the next month will be a rollercoaster, with only one of two outcomes, positive(congrats) or the other one.
    I have to stay calm, be positive and enjoy the experience, Who knows? It might be good?

  2. Good luck Eva!!!

  3. Cristina says:

    haha, love this! i think I’ve done just about everyone of these, Does that make me a super star? ;)

    Eva – Good Luck! Wish I had better advice. it is a hard ride. All I can say is that if this cycle doesn’t work, it’s not a failure. It’s a chance to learn houw your body responds so that the next cycle doesn’t suck as much. But it coudl work. And that’s why we do it. :)

  4. says:

    I am starting my very first round of IUI next month! Scared, scared, scared!!!! But LOVE that I have this blog to read to put a smile on my face! :)

  5. jdfan14 says:

    all these points are very true! i like the 3rd one. I have gotten up and 4 am to go to work to get all my hours in for the day so I can met my afternnoon RE appt that is a 2 hr drive from work..lol! do what you have to do!

  6. says:

    Cristina I really really like your take on things. That’s how I feel about IVF #1. (I just wish IVF #2 wasn’t the last one we can afford..ugh!)

    I think I have become pretty efficient at faking the smiles. That’s the hardest one, too!!

  7. scandinavian endo girl, angel mom. says:

    I´m a real ace at both pre-failing cycles and award-winning smiles.
    Done both today, top that by a co-workers perfect 19 week u/s and me showing enthusiasm about her perfect life as she asks “and you guys? How about you?” (she knows about our angel leaving us at week 19, she could have droped those questions)
    Where is my Oscar? I think I deserve one!

    FET hormones – not fun at all.. One week to go before testing.

    Good luck to all newbies, hope your journey will be short.

    Cherbear, are you in a cycle now?

  8. Jamie says:

    I also will be starting IVF treatments for the first time next week. What comfort this blog has brought me tonight after feeling completely overwhelmed and discouraged with infertility. For the first time in a long time I no longer feel alone.

  9. 7 years and counting says:

    I’ve had an overwhelming and discouraging week myself but I know this will pass. Good luck with your IVF!

  10. Secondary Naomi says:

    Definitely don’t give up, 13 cycles of IVF and I’ve finally got success. The hardest part is staying positive and this website definitely helps. Great job Naomi!

  11. Alexandra's mum says:

    Good luck Eva! I hope this is your first and last IVF round!

    Ummmm….How about the talent of driving at about 65 mph during a blizzard to get the the RE’s office by 6:45 for a scan…then to have to drive in the complete opposite direction to work (where the blizzard was worse), only to get to work at 8am, to chair meetings beginning at 8:15! Yeah, my nerves were only a *little* frayed that day :p

    Oh, here’s another talent. After getting a call one day at work that my blood test was negative, having the will power and self control to not slap upside the head the woman who came into my office and complained about being pregnant because she “never wanted four…never even wanted three”. I thought I did really well that day ;)

    Um, also know about cervical mucus, also pre-failed cycles, did cough syrup for a few cycles, held up about a zillion hpt’s to the light to see a second line…yeah, did almost all of those things ;)

  12. Rachel says:

    Too true!!

    Good luck to those of you starting, try and stay positive and take time to look after yourselves!

  13. emptycradle11 says:

    am sooooo laughing. hi naomi, hi everyone. am a 29yr old infertile married for 3yrs to a lovely man. and yeah i live in west africa where infertility is frowned upon (like i chose 2b infertile) i jst discovered dis blog and am loving it. i hv severe endo and am about 2 start ivf am also freaking out about possible failure , i cant express how nice it is to be able to laugh about my condition. love u all and thanks naomi for dis blog.

  14. says:

    I just discovered this blog and I have to tell you it’s so refreshing! Kudos!

  15. Bobbi says:

    i did cough syrup too…lol thought i was the only one! haha and i am expert on CM, not that I produce a ton of it. Ladies just wanted to ask have any of you heard of this natural product called fertilaid…its suppose to regulate your cycle with certain herbs that are known to help with infertility. I am starting bottle number 3, it made me ovulate on my own last month (something i have not done since july). Just wondering if any of you ladies have tried this…?

  16. says:

    One more medicated cycle before we move on to IUI. Love this blog. Keeps me laughing, sane and optimistic. THANK YOU for that!! <3

  17. says:

    Wait- I’ve got one!- what about “Only an infertile would get up at 5am to drive an hour with her hubby to the sperm-washing place, wait 2 hours in a car in the rain while they prep it, shove it down the front of her shirt for another hour to get to the RE’s office, have a painful IUI, drop the hubby off at work and make it into the office by 10am.” Whew! And that was just my first IUI on Clomid. I’m having to psych myself up for next time.

  18. says:

    scandanavian endo girl…I just saw your comment(question). I don’t know if you will come back and read my answer. But the answer is Not yet. I am waiting on AF to start stims. Then our 2nd IVF cycle begins. (no birth control for me this time around…it suppressed me too much!)

  19. scandinavian endo girl, angel mom. says:

    Cherbear, I´ll follow your blog. I just found it ;)Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

    Scandinavian endo girl, FET # 2, PUPO

  20. says:

    thanks!!! I am glad to have you reading :)

    Do you have a blog of your own? I didn’t see one on your profile. You’re pupo??? Praying for you!!!

  21. Julie says:

    I just found this blog and I love it – can’t wait to read them all. I can soooo relate to #6 – award winning smile after a negative pregnancy test. We had a big event at work on the day of my last test (IVF #4), so I couldn’t hide out waiting for the *the* call. As I walked to the event (to meet a reporter no less), the call came. Of course, I answered it, heard the news, swore profusely to myself, and continued to the event. Then as I walked toward the reporter, looking at him with a huge smile on my face, I quickly called my husband and told him the news “I’m sorry honey, but I can’t talk – I have to go do a frickin’ interview…”

  22. LLpak says:

    I know all these posts r old i just discovered ths. How about having to scan a lady with her 4th prgnancy claiming she had been ‘taking hot foods’n lifting buckets and weights’in order to get rid of IT!!! my did i want to slap her(unprofessional bt still hard to resist the urge)