The Infertility Diaries

Nov 09, 2009 • Culture, Fertility and Babbys, Film

The National Infertility Association and EMD Serono, a pharmaceutical company, joined to sponsor In The Know, a short-film competition about couples dealing with infertility.

The winning films are touching–there are Kristin and Wally Acuna, of Clifton, N.J., who dealt with infertility after the birth of their first son, then were able to conceive triplets in vitro fertilization (IVF). There are Jennifer Colletti and Michael Nielsen, of Minneapolis, each with their own infertility issues, who had a son with IVF, but failed to conceive the second child they wanted. And then there are Bridget and Dwayne Friday, who spent a year on the U.S. military waiting list for IVF, only to learn that Dwayne, was being deployed to Iraq on the treatment date. Dwayne left his frozen sperm, and his wife kept the appointment without him, and faced her pregnancy and the loss of one of her twins alone until his return.

Information via Motherlode, on the New York Times Magazine.