Thursday, June 12

I dream up Blogs every night, I just never get to write them all.

I am not sure if it is IVF/Fertility treatments that does this to you, but each time, I tried something new, something different. All obviously in the hope that 'it' would work 'this time'. Praying at the Wailing Wall, getting special blessings from weird uber-religious Jews in Bnei Brak, googling more, learning more, praying more, bed rest, keeping Shabbat, talking more, and now just talking less. So I am still on my black-out, so no news really on the fertility status.

Also a footnote on Judaism, we are 'raised' (in my case converted) believing in the Evil Eye. Let me explain, it is not as weird as it sounds.

Some things you just don't talk about so you won't 'tempt fate' for fear of invoking the Evil Eye. Like you wouldn't tell someone you were pregnant before a certain time for fear of 'tempting fate', or for fear of invoking someone else's jealousy and that jealousy invoking the Evil Eye. Oh whatever, I understand it!


"Q: In which cases does removal of the fallopian tubes improve the outcome?
A: In recent years, impressive evidence has shown that hydrosalpinx (swollen fallopian tubes, filled with fluid) can reduce chances of implantation. It seems that the reason for this is that the fluid in the fallopian tubes contains inflammatory products that leak into the abdominal cavity and damage the embryo trying to implant itself in the endometrium. In cases of recurrent failure of IVF therapy, the condition of the fallopian tubes should always be assessed using a hysterosalpingogram and ultrasound scan. If the state of the fallopian tubes is very poorly, and might affect the implantation of the embryos, the benefit of their removal should be considered. The removal of oneor both fallopian tubes is performed by laparoscopy, where a laparoscope (a fine telescope) is inserted through an umbilical incision."