Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Last Sunday's MM Episode

There was a great scene in last Sunday's Mad Men episode involving the couple that is having difficulty conceiving. It was interesting to see the two at the OB's office trying to discover why they are not getting pregnant. But, when Peter arrives home from work to discover that the doctor's office phoned to say that his 'sample' was viable it produced an argument. For myself, the argument hit close to home and it's an argument that most couples dealing with infertility face: whose 'fault' is it. The husband suggests that their life is wonderful the way it is and perhaps they shouldn't have a child, but the wife calls him immature. The scene ends with the wife asking, "If we don't have a baby then what is this all for?" to which he replies, "I don't know." Infertility must have been an even greater struggle back before Assisted Reproductive Technology emerged.


Lifeslurper said...

I shudder to think what life would have been like before ART....I am grateful it is available to me....but all the time struggling in my uneasy truce with IVF and its many affects on 'life as we knew it.'

Arpee said...


I'm checking up my fellow 35+ IF'ers in Mel's (Stirrup) list and found you.

Anyway, just poked around a bit to get to know you. So have you decided to end the journey with IUI? Just curious as we are in the process of making the jump to IVF.