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Trying for a baby with my sister’s ex (sic!)

I caught up with an old friend visiting Australia this week during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. After dinner I began filling him in my husband’s and my plans to try for a family this year.

He was listening intently. We have known each other for 15 years but I had never talked to him about this side of my life. He was being sensitive and quietly listening as I related our story.

I said we were trying for a family with my sister’s eggs. (My sister had visited us from New Zealand in February and donated some eggs with which we have made eight embryos).

He looked at me cautiously and asked: “Which of your sister’s exes?”

I just about had hysterics – who needs the comedy festival to have a laugh!