Cover Photo: Photograph by Rosalind Chang/Unsplash
Photograph by Rosalind Chang/Unsplash

Leaving IVF, and Its Promise and Possibility, Behind

I felt a down spell in my persistent belief in possibility—a sense that something within me once felt unremitting, but had since been stretched to its limit.

The first ultrasound of our third IVF cycle showed four burgeoning eggs in my right ovary—a good number, for us. “How is the left looking?” I asked Dr. Hertz.

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Amy Beth is a journalist and creative nonfiction writer based in Brooklyn. She teaches writing at Purchase College and with the Creators Collective, and edits Parks and Points, a website dedicated to public lands.   Find her on Twitter @AmyBethWright and on Instagram @amyb1021. Read more of her work at