Our Patient Love

We're the Trewartha's, and this is our story. Join us in our quest to grow a family as we try and overcome the burden of infertility, and try to bring hope to others dealing with the same thing.


Our Patient Love

One couple's journey through infertility

Dan Trewartha

Radio Silence


We have reached a major crossroad in our journey though infertility. Tomorrow morning Amanda takes the official pregnancy test to determine whether or not this IVF cycle has resulted in the growth of our family, or if we’ll have to wait just a bit longer and try again in a few months. It will be Read More

IVF Update!


So, this post is about a week behind schedule. But thankfully, our IVF process has gone right according to plan. Here’s a summary of what’s happened since the egg retrieval procedure on February 21st, 2013 (Day 0). Day 0: Amanda spent much of the afternoon resting comfortably after returning home from the egg retrieval. She Read More

8 things worth knowing about infertility


Amanda and I have talked a lot about our “journey through infertility” already, but I guess we’ve never really discussed what exactly infertility is. So, being the research nerd that I am, I thought I’d give some background infertility. 1) Infertility is a disease. For starters, infertility is officially recognized by the World Health Organization, Read More

Flashback Friday: Our First Appointment


Flashback Friday is a weekly series that takes you back to earlier moments in our story as a married couple dealing with infertility. We’ll give you glances of what we’ve been through, what steps we’ve taken to get us here, and what we’ve learned along the way. Although I’m glad Amanda’s gynecologist referred us to Read More

In Vitro: 101


Last Thursday, we had our official kickoff of the in vitro fertilization process. This first appointment was a significant milestone itself. If you’ve never gone through in vitro before, be warned. It’s not something you can schedule for next week! We’ve had January 17th circled on our calendar since October 31st of last year, so Read More

The Long Hard Road

Good, Good End


Have you ever taken a trip down an unfamiliar and winding road, not knowing how much further away your destination will be? It seems like the miles go on and on forever. But when you turn around and head back in the other direction, somehow you swear the distance is half of what it seemed Read More

Welcome, and stuff.


Greetings! Thanks for taking the time to visit ourpatientlove.com. Over the course of the next few weeks and (hopefully) months, we will be documenting our journey through infertility as a married couple, in the hope that it can not only serve as an outlet for our emotional needs, but also as hope, inspiration, and guidance Read More