An infertile couple struggles to conceive with the help of a doctor. And a nurse. And a financial planner. And unsolicited advice from everyone they know. A CBC Digital series.
Jane and Charlie run into an old friend who knows exactly what they need to do to get pregnant. They then visit the fertility clinic to begin another round of in vitro fertilization.
Ovaries and sperm sure make for awkward conversation over a family dinner. Luckily, Charlie’s family is available to help. In all the wrong ways.
Jane and Charlie’s test results are back and the diagnosis is in: they are fertilifucked. How do you make a baby together when you lack the necessary pieces?
Jane and Charlie pick a sperm donor for their baby.
Jane attends an infertility support group because if she sees one more pregnancy announcement on Facebook she’s going to lose her mind.
Jane and Charlie try to have sex but find that it loses its intensity (er, purpose?). They seek solace in friends.
Jane has her eggs retrieved while a young medical student sees a vagina for the very first time. It’s a big day for both of them.
Jane and Charlie are ready to have their embryo transferred - a procedure that can only take place once their costly bill is paid in full.
The stress of infertility takes its toll on Jane and Charlie’s relationship. Are they really in this together?
Jane and Charlie try to distract themselves as they wait for the results of their pregnancy test.