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Today I had to get blood test and give a urine sample so that I could get insurance coverage.  This is not unusual in the process of acquiring proper coverage.  I have had blood tests many times in my life. Who hasn’t?

Living in Canada we have the privilege of going to our doctor, asking for diagnostic testing and follow up.  We do this to keep ourselves healthy and to make sure that we are not creating problems down the line.

As I go through this process, I have come to appreciate our health care system and what it offers us in return: reliable and universal healthcare.  There are many of us that need only access this system sporadically.  I have had to be hospitalized only a handful of times in my life: three to give birth and two to deal with miscarriages.  For a women, these will likely be the most important times in our lives.

I have to say that when we had our first child, we had a few complications that required her to be in the neo-natal intensive care unit.  It was not for long but it was lengthy enough for me to realize that I did not want to return there anytime soon.

Beside the incubator housing our daughter was a set of tiny twins that had been delivered pre-maturely.  They were so tiny compared to our bundle of joy.  They were so fragile.  One was successful in thriving and one, Robyn (I still remember that child’s name), did not.  It broke my heart to know these parents were suffering this loss. They were there before our daughter was in the NICU and they remained there long after we were sent home.

These are the times that you reflect on the importance of good maternal healthcare.  The importance of helping a couple to become a family and wanting to make sure that they are in the best possible care and circumstance to have that baby.

I have been working on the Conceivable Dreams campaign to get one round of IVF publically funded so that other families can have the experience we have had with our children.  One round, one child… no trip to the NICU.

Join us for our continued dialog on #Linkedmoms chat as we discuss Maternal Health and what that looks like with IVF.

Please be sure and follow Conceivable Dreams on: Twitter and Facebook.  Join the conversation using the #OHIP4IVF hashtag.

Website: Conceivable Dreams

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConceivableDreams

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OHIP4IVF

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ohip4ivf/conceivablebooks/

Please join us for this very important and fact filled hour on #OHIP4IVF:

DATE:
MONDAY, MAY. 14th, 2014

TIME:
8:00 – 9:00pm (EST)
7:00 – 8:00pm (CST)
6:00 – 7:00pm (MST)
5:00 – 6:00pm (PST)

HOSTED:
@Linkedmoms , Conceivable Dreams @OHIP4IVF

LinkedMoms website

MODERATORS

@inkscrblr – Paula Schuck
@inkscrblr on Facebook
@inkscrblr on YouTube
@inkscrblr Blog

@DownshiftingPRO and @4LinkedLearning – Margarita Ibbott
@DownshiftingPRO on Facebook
@DownshiftingPRO Blog

We have provided some tweets that you can share with your followers to create greater awareness of why single embryo IVF is a good choice for Ontario.

Multiples are 17 times more likely to be born pre-term, require a C section and need expensive care at birth and throughout life #ohip4ivf #onpoli

On average, low birth weight twins will cost the health care system about $1M over their lifetime. #ohip4ivf #onpoli

Multiple births create significant health risks to mother and baby and are a major burden on the overall health system. #ohip4ivf #onpoli

Public funding 4 IVF will help deliver health, social and fiscal benefits well into the future. #ohip4ivf #onpoli


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