This post by Koty Neelis describes my thoughts on having kids when I was in my 30s. Having MRKH took away my choice, yet opened up my world to possibilities I never knew existed. I love my child-free life! It has given me opportunities most never have. It has given me so much more than I could have imagined.
I was 26 when my doctor sat across from me in her office and told me I would never have children. She explained carefully, in a quiet voice, the results of my fertility test – a test I had done when I had thought about selling my eggs to help pay for college, a test she said was just a formality, really, because of course I would be fertile at this age.
Instead, she said, it wasn’t going to happen. Having children would be extremely difficult for me. She seemed sorrowful, regretful, in every word she spoke. She knew the impact of her words. I went home that day surprised but detached. Donating eggs was one thing but I hadn’t really considered the thought of having my own children yet. Over the course of the next few months I would go on to have a second opinion but the result was the same…
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