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Baby Steps: On the mend

Christine’s husband is recovering from surgery. And she wants to know – what makes the difference when it comes to choosing a doctor?

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Christine Bowley
Christine Bowley

The Bowleys are back in town!

I’ll admit, I took a little hiatus from thinking about trying to get pregnant for the week we were on vacation. I am also reading "A Few Good Eggs" by Julie Vargo and Maureen Regan – but I put it down in favor of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." I was sure to check the calendar before we left…
My husband is now recovering from surgery to repair that varicose vein. He’s lifting things and mowing the grass on the riding mower again. For the time being, we’re playing the waiting game until his next scheduled analysis in a couple months. Who knows – with any luck – maybe we’ll have some good news before then!
I am glad to see some of you exchanging information on the blog. One of the things Vargo and Regan talk about in their book is how different the process can be using an infertility doctor, rather than just an OBGYN. My experience is – with any doctor – there is something special about one who is willing to listen rather than just diagnose.

I’m interested to hear more…

What’s made the biggest difference for you with a doctor? Was there something that really turned you on to a particular doc? Or something that turned you off?

Christine is an associate producer at WRAL-TV, which includes research for 5 On Your Side and producing the 10 p.m. weekend newscasts on Fox50. She, her husband and two dogs moved to the Triangle in 2006. Christine is chronicling her experience as she and her husband struggle with infertility.


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