On Would You Be More Likely to Freeze Your Eggs If It Were a Work Benefit?

I'm 41 and had an MRI this morning as part of the fertility process after almost three years of trying to get pregnant (and succeeding, only to miscarry at 9 weeks). If I'd known how hard it would be to have a kid later in life, I totally would have banked some eggs. One thing my reproductive endocrinologist told me was that 40 year olds who get eggs from 25 year olds have the same chance of conceiving as 25 year olds. 40 year olds using their 40 year old eggs have the chances of 40 year olds. HOWEVER, IVF (well, all fertility services, but especially IVF) isn't cheap, even with your own eggs, so a company that offers this service should also be willing to pony up insurance coverage for infertility.

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:28 pm 0

On Ditch the "To Do" List & Other Productivity Tips

@readyornot Me too! I'm a health policy geek, so my response would have been about seven scrolls. :D

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 10:08 am 1

On Ditch the "To Do" List & Other Productivity Tips

I liked Austin Frakt's list over a the Incidental Economist a lot better. http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/how-do-you-do-it-all/

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 11:42 am 0

On WWYD: Judging Friends for Being Broke and Wanting to Have a Baby

There's no such thing as a good time to have a kid.

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 10:46 am 1

On You Never Leave Houston

@shopgirl I'm not saying it's easy. I'm saying people do it. All the time.

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 11:08 am 0

On You Never Leave Houston

@StanislausBabalistic My husband doesn't have a car. He's been here six and a half years. My sister's boyfriend doesn't have a car. He's been here seven.

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 5:55 pm 3

On You Never Leave Houston

I love this town so much. I grew up here, and I've lived here 33 of my 41 years. I tried exotic places like California and England, but Houston kept luring me back. I live in Montrose and am 20 minutes from anywhere I want to be. There are so many wonderful people in this town, and I live and work right in the middle of it all.

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 5:54 pm 3

On My Last $100: A Crawfish Boil And Its Aftermath

@Natalie I have consistently been happy with BBs (the one on Westheimer and Montrose), as well as Little Woodrows on Shepherd. Also, LA Crawfish is AWESOME Viet-Cajun crawfish.

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 11:38 am 0

On WWYD (If You Were Me), Acupuncture Edition

@EM yes, that's how my community acupuncture works too. I get to take a nap once a week and call it a doctor's appointment.

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 11:32 am 0

On WWYD (If You Were Me), Acupuncture Edition

FWIW, I go to community acupuncture once a week for fertility. It's a lovely part of my week, and I enjoy it quite a bit. I intend to stay with my acupuncturist while pregnant as well.

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 11:32 am 0