In the medical community, a label gets placed on women who are 35 years old and up — AMA (Advanced Maternal Age). Many women are well-accomplished, well-educated, and well-put-together to have it all. Perhaps I should read the book Lean In to figure out how to do all this and still maintain sanity. Today, was my first visit bc I’m 35 and I really wanted to see how my eggs are holding up and my fertility status. After the ultrasound, it looks like I have 10 potential follicles on the left and 11 potential follicles on the right. Each of those follicles can hold an egg. My doc gave a great rundown on the different pathways for making a baby. The two we discussed were egg preservation vs. embryo preservation. I’m leaning to do a 70%/30% option.
Obviously I need to talk to some people for potential donors or go visit a sperm bank. I want to keep this as clean as possible and don’t really want any legal problems or financial issues to make my male friends tied to the embryo or me. I want to keep it very fair; however, if the fathers want to participate and be involved, by all means… I’m all for it. 🙂