Entries by Nele

The clinic search

  “Maybe we should go to Copenhagen.” I lean over the table and look at Jo, my eyes burning after a night of heavy research on the internet. “…Or Norway. But then they have that Barnrett law, so that’ll cost us.” “Hm.” Jo nods calmly while she eats her lunch. She has known me for […]

The mail order loophole

  Sperm banks can mail their wares in the post to almost anywhere in the world. After our stressful hospital audition we’re ready to think outside the box here, so an option we had dismissed before is suddenly looking appealing again. Why not just do it at home? Related postsTHAT dinnerThe egg collectionThe hormone craziesWho’s […]

The hospital audition

  It’s June 15th 2018, and we have an appointment with the UZ Gent reproductive team. We make it on time and sign in. It’s a warm day, and Jo eats her lunch while sitting on a wall just outside the hospital while I twitchily play with my phone. I hate hospitals. Every fibre in […]