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When Tess Kossow and her husband decided to move forward with IVF, they were given a 73% chance of success. Tess had a T-shaped uterus and a blocked tube, and her husband had low mobility. Given their chances, they decided the risk was worth it to try one IVF cycle. If it failed, they’d move on to adoption.
Our infertility journey took about 10 years for us to conceive our two children. But it honestly feels like a lifetime! Now that we have an almost teenage daughter and a 5-year old as well as talking more openly about our fertility struggles with our family and friends now, our kids have grown curious of OUR STORY .
If you’re an IVF parent, you might be wondering how or when to approach the topic of your little one’s “origin story.” How and when should you talk about it? When? Fellow fertility warrior Tess Kossow aims to make this conversation easier for parents and kiddos alike in her new board books written specifically for IVF-conceived kids.
Tess Kossow wanted to share her son’s journey with others. Her 2-year-old son, Ferris, was conceived through in vitro fertilization. “There are no IVF books written from a child’s perspective, so I went ahead and created the book series,” said Kossow, who recently moved to Carmel from Chicag
This post is much longer than any other I’ve written so far, so please excuse the length of it. This is a topic that is very close to my heart. I’ve been working on this for over a year. It was one of the first topics I wanted to write about since starting BBLH.