Fertility treatment doesn't always work.

Would you rather prepare for the possibility that infertility treatment might not work, or would you rather just deal with it if it happens?

Who doesn’t love a happy ending? I do. I have been known to ask about how books and movies end before I agree to read or see them. But unfortunately not all journeys end happily—and this, sadly, includes fertility treatment. Would you rather know, or live with the hope?

Whenever a group of people who have experienced the struggle of infertility are asked what they wish they had known at the beginning of treatment, almost always someone will say “I wish I had been better prepared for the treatment not working”, and immediately others will agree. It is in that spirit that I bring you this video series by Jimmy and Christine Moore.

I loved that they videoed their embryo donation (they call it “embryo adoption”) from the very beginning over 120 days in 25 short videos.  They take us from their highs of finding out they were pregnant (at 4:50 in the 9 minute video).

To the heartbreak of finding out that they lost the pregnancy.

It’s hard to watch, but it’s important to think about. Sometimes infertility treatment doesn’t work.

Postscript

I checked back in with Jimmy (who is the founder of Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb) and he says:

We never could conceive and we’ve come to terms with not having children. I still wish we could have kids of our own, but the good Lord had other plans in mind.

Would you rather be prepared for the worst or simply deal with it if it happens?

Image credit: Venturist

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