I remember so clearly when I was 31 years old and had just been made Vice President of Video Services at MCA Records. My boyfriend Peter was so proud of me. “Honey, it’s so amazing, Today V.P., tomorrow C.E.O.” And I sat there in the passenger seat and said, “Yeah, but how about M.O.M ?!?!”
I remember the feeling… wanting to start trying but not knowing how long it would take, what it would mean for me, our relationship, and our future.
Photo credit: Jane Goodall Institute
In one of my earliest memories, I’m sitting on the back porch of our little house in San Jose, California, conducting science experiments. These ‘experiments’ involved an array of Tupperware cups containing various amounts of muddy water that I would dump from one to the other. It was what my mom called a mess. But in my mind, it was science! As a little girl I was fascinated by the idea of understanding how things work, and using that knowledge to create something new and wonderful.
In vitro fertilization or IVF is one of the most popular techniques in the field of artificial reproduction. With IVF, human embryos are fertilized or generated and allowed to grow up to 5-7 days in vitro, or in a petri dish.