So today I get a random text from my friend, Aprill, saying that a doctor asked her to be part of a discussion on The Huffington Post LIVE, but she couldn’t do it. She wanted to know if I was interested. I told her yes, but I was sitting on the couch in my pajamas because I was recovering from a migraine. The interview was going to be in 30 minutes.
So, I ran upstairs, threw on some clothes and make-up and then the reporter called. I ran back downstairs and did the Google Hangout video test. Then, I called my dad to come over and babysit the dogs so they wouldn’t bark while I was on.
Ok, I’m ready. Now, what are we talking about?
No, seriously. I didn’t know. That was mildly disconcerting.
It was titled “Regulating Infertility.” When I got on, I was pleasantly surprised to find that a friend of mine, Jennifer Rutner, was also on the panel. Along with Dr. Peter Klatsky and Huffington Post reporter, Catherine Pearson.
We get started and we talk about infertility, regulating clinics, emotional support and then costs. Here’s where I 100% choked. I went on a major ramble about my IVF Success Program. What the?
It would have been the perfect opportunity to talk about how we need better coverage and about the Family Act.
I was nervous and just wasn’t thinking. Boo! I’m going to blame my head being foggy after just getting over a migraine.
Anyway, then the conversation moved on to gender selection. I’m sitting there, thinking huh? Why are we talking about this? What does this have to do with infertility? FYI…people like us, struggling with infertility, don’t give a rip about the gender, we just want a baby. Healthy, please. That is all.
— Abby Huntsman (@HuntsmanAbby) December 6, 2012
It’s always great to have more coverage about infertility, so thanks to HuffPost LIVE for tackling this today.
Now if a certain infertility advocate (cough, cough…me) could just get her act together, that would be swell. Dr. Klatsky, Jennifer and Catherine — great job!