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Conception©

Small Oil/Collage

Somebody I know tries to get pregnant via IVF.
Most couples just assume that having a baby when the time is right will be a natural part of their journey together. However, the reality is that a growing number of people are struggling with infertility problems.
Infertility affects about 6.1 million people in the United States, about 10% of men and women of reproductive age.
New and advanced technologies to help a woman become pregnant include in vitro fertilization (IVF).

After going through several unsuccessful IVF cycles, there are many things that run through her head that are hard to grasp.
That being said, one of the hardest parts of IVF and fertility treatments in general is playing the waiting game.

If my friends only could be assured that one... just one... IVF cycle worked...

This collage is meant for all of those who are in the same situation:
Hang in there!

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Materials used:
Vintage sheet music, archival scrap book paper, oil paint, Matte Medium (my archival glue) heavy gloss gel, modeling paste.

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2009
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Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.

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Anonymous Guest (IP: 173.202.80.135) 11 Mar 2013

Really cool, Olga... and what a wonderful cause!

David Benjamin 27 Jun 2009

Nice composition!

Cathy Jones 11 Jun 2009

Very inspiring work on a subject that is close to my heart. They have made such advances in the IVF techniques used today, its amazing!- l&l- Cathy

Anonymous Guest (IP: 68.198.15.139) 09 Jun 2009

very nice!

Stefanía Jörgensdóttir 03 Jun 2009

Very impressing :)