Ootastic: PCOS in pictures

July 18, 2017

Collected infertility comics

Filed under: comics, TTC — ootastic @ 7:50 pm

I first started drawing comics when I was struggling to get (and stay) pregnant.  Given that fertility problems affect an estimated one in six couples and that up to a quarter of pregnancies end in miscarriage, it should be of no surprise to find so many comics on these topics. This is the second of two posts collecting links to relevant comics and other illustrations. Please feel free to point me to any I’ve missed!

The tortures of trying to conceive (TTC) have been captured in the comic memoir Good Eggs by Phoebe Potts, which is reveiwed on the Graphic Medicine website.  Similarly, Broken Eggs is an autobiographical visual narrative by Emily Steinberg, which is further detailed in Cleaver magazine.  One book I was able to read in full is One Good Egg, Suzy Becker’s illustrated memoir about the “Baby Decision” and undergoing IVF.  Got Pins And Needles is an illustrated essay exploring the limits of fertility treatment for “social infertility”.  Meanwhile, the male perspective is covered by The Infertile Man by Drs Aniruddha and Anjali Malpani.  The same authors also offer the Comic Book for Infertile Couples, which is reviewed on the BioNews website.  Finally, the amusingly named Cranky Vagina has a couple of one-panels about fertility treatment.

June 11, 2016

30 Film Females: Lost In Translation (2003 again)

Filed under: 30 Film Females, TTC — ootastic @ 7:35 pm

I’ve recently finished reading the autobiography of Louise Brown, the first IVF baby.  I was reminded of this doodle which echoes the isolation and frustration of Scarlett Johansson’s neglected wife in Lost In Translation.

Suffering for your ART

July 2, 2012

PCOS monster

Filed under: acne, hair, PCOS, TTC, weight — ootastic @ 5:50 pm

This is a combined version of this old strip and reminds me of Sully from Monsters Inc.  This is also the last of my backlog, so I need to stop getting distracted by cross-stitch and do some more drawing!

PCOS monster

April 23, 2012

The missing piece

Filed under: miscarriage, PCOS, TTC — ootastic @ 4:33 pm

Attending a family christening last weekend reminded me to post this…

The missing piece

Cambridge by moonlight

Filed under: cambridge, films, SciFi, TTC — ootastic @ 4:24 pm

Not strictly on-topic, but updating MonthlyInfo reminded me another another monthly occurrence. Though I still prefer the Patrick Moore version

Cambridge by moonlight

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