Recent Posts by Casey Berna
I look at my little girl, who is now three years old, and I can’t help but marvel at how fast time is flying by. My daughter is getting big. She is a very happy and healthy preschooler. She has not a care in the world. My husband and I are lucky that we can provide her with all of her needs. For that fact, I am very grateful.
So the other day, after I told my daughter she couldn’t go outside without shoes on, you can imagine my surprise when she shouted in response, “This is the worst weekend of my ENTIRE life!” As she stormed off, the spirit of my great-grandmother, who raised 13...
Amazing, hopeful news for infertile patients around the world! The first successful uterus transplant was performed in Turkey on 22 year old Derya Sert, a woman born without a uterus. 18 months after healing from her transplant, Derya started menstruating. Seeing that the organ was functioning, doctors felt she was ready to try and get pregnant. She was in fact born with healthy ovaries, so doctors recommended IVF. After egg retrieval and embryo transfer, Derya is now two weeks pregnant!
Doctors say that she may be at high risk for miscarriage and they are taking one day at a time. But even...
Ever since my husband and I ended our seven year battle with fertility treatments and decided not to pursue adoption, I have been trying to figure out what to do with my life.
I am incredibly grateful that we were able to have a baby with the help of intrauterine insemination, and that I have been able to stay home with her for the past five years. But my baby is no longer a baby anymore! My daughter is headed to kindergarten in the fall and I am headed back to work.
I have been trying not to think about all the what-ifs and could-have-beens with respect to our repeated attempts to have a...