The fertility clinic is a lovely place. Everyone is so cheery and confident about Getting You Pregnant. The resident takes all of your information cheerfully, and then the doctor comes in.
Well, at your age, I suggest we go more aggressive: injectable hormones and IVF.
*Gasp* Can you tell me about the chances of twins?
Each cycle of IVF: 35% chance of pregnancy, 50/50 twins.
Well, there’s nothing like the spectre of twins to clarify your decision about having a second. We decided to forego the IVF, and go with the less aggressive IUI that we came in for. The success rate at your age is only 10% a cycle, so it might just get us zero, which we will try very hard to remember is just fine.