Hello aspiring fathers!

Ok–a fertility blog written by a guy.  Really? 

 I have to confess that when I first learned that my wife and I would need to go to a doctor to conceive, it was a huge blow to my ego.  Matters were only made worse when I learned that I had to sperm count of someone exposed to high doses of nuclear radiation.

Funny thing is, that entire experience actually defined the man I am, and has made me a better man, a more attentive husband, and a very involved father.

 I guess 6 years, $70,000, 4 fertility doctors, 11 embryo transfers, 4 IVFs, 3 miscarriages and 2 trips across country in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 will either make or break you.  

And the amazing thing is, the entire experience never could have happened if it weren’t for the unwavering courage of my wife’s desire to see my eyes in our now 7 year old daughter, Elliana.

I hope to provide the words that guys want to say but can’t, or provide the thoughts and views that their wives want to know, but never hear. 

I hope to help the eight to ten million couples that will face fertility in the next year navigate the emotional, spiritual, financial and marital landmines that will characterize the world of assisted reproduction.

9 Responses to Hello aspiring fathers!

  1. Thanks for the kind words.

    Things are just getting started–more content coming and plan to be up and daily blogging by 2011…

  2. If only I had this when my hubby & I were going through this hell! Even though we did finally have a baby 8 years ago on our 11th IVF I still have questions for you. What if your wife REALLY wanted another baby, would you do IVF again? What would be different this time around? You became a changed man after your 6 year ordeal BUT what about the 2nd time around…have you really changed or would you revert back to your old ways?
    Would love to see a “Wife’s Corner” on your blog.

  3. With all the doggone snow we have gotten recently I am stuck indoors, fortunately there is the internet, thanks for giving me something to do. 🙂

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