[Editor’s note; In 2009, shortly after marrying her (first and only) husband, Paolo, Elizabeth Heath was diagnosed with premature menopause and resulting infertility. Paolo and Liz are now parents to a baby girl, Naomi. In this series, Liz recounts the couple’s struggle with infertility, and how they finally achieved a successful pregnancy and parenthood.]
When I first met with a reproductive endocrinologist while still living in Florida, he immediately tried to set me on the direction of getting pregnant with the use of donor eggs. I wasn’t anywhere near ready to consider this alternative.