Don't Count Your Eggs


I'm Maya. I'm 35 (now 37). I tried to make a baby with my husband Noah for over four years. He's 36 (now 38). The first year we tried on our own, the old fashioned way. The second year we tried with help, the A.R.T way. Then we tried anything and everything we could because time and options were running out. Though I'm in my thirties, my ovaries think they are closer to fifty. I have Diminished Ovarian Reserve, and after one failed IVF cycle, two failed IUIs, and one failed IVF cycle using my sister's donated eggs, we also have Diminished Cash Reserve. In the summer of 2014 we did an FET with an anonymously donated embryo, and it worked. So here we are, just your average couple, living in Los Angeles, who tried to make a family by whatever means necessary. We share our stories with others who struggle in hopes of easing the isolation and frustration that infertility brings.