Friday, April 1, 2011

Infertility on TV

I've not been blogging a lot lately. I'm pretty boring this week. Next week brings the real excitement. Anywho......
Lots of TV shows talk about how hard it is to have a baby. Like stupid Teen Mom. Grrrrr...I want to throat punch all those girls. But rarely do you see a show that talks about how hard it is to NOT have a baby.
I got this email from a good friend so remember- I'm paraphrasing.
Meredith Grey: "Yesterday at that baby shower I was jealous of Callie because she got pregnant without trying. And, we try. I get shots, I take my temperature, I put my legs in the air. And nothing... The universe says, 'Screw you, Meredith'. And, then gives Callie a kid. And, then puts Callie through a windshield. I mean, what the hell is going on? What's the point. I mean, is there a reason for this? Because if you can think of a reason, any reason at all why the universe is so screwed up and random and mean, now would be an amazingly good time to tell me because I really need some answers."
Dr. McDreamy: "I will make sure we have a baby. One way or another. You and I will be parents. I promise you."
SO- Grey's Anatomy- Win for talking about IF on TV. HUGE fail for trying to make your show in to a musical. Thank God I didn't see this on TV or there would have been a lot of ugly cry involved.
And another big thank you to my friend Sarsy for always thinking of me. Love you.


  1. I never watch Grey's, but S's sister was over last night so we had it on. I had to walk out of the room when the pregnant lady coded (or whatever). I was like, "Um yeah, I can't watch a baby die."

    I missed the IF part (I was only half paying attention). I read on Perez the other day that Elizabeth Banks came out about her IF. Kudos to her for being honest.

  2. Ive been seeing alot of that too. I just had a conversation with my mom about this a few days ago. She said there was a part in Greys where Merideth was in the elevator talking to Dr. McDreamy and him telling her we will do this no matter what.

    The more people know about IF just maybe insurance will realize that this is an issue and helps us!

    (hugs to both of you girls))

    Kathy I hope you are doing ok and I think about you all the time.

  3. That scene did occur in an elevator...great scene, and I had a feeling it would be meaningful to you, Kath. XOXO -Sarsy

  4. Musical episode = fail. But when they have these dialogues about IF, I always think they hit home for a lot of people and the Grey's writers get it just right.