I guess we're in a different boat because we're contemplating additions to the household rather than a first child.
And ours was a completely different story:
At barely 21 I was told that because of the extensive scarring of my uterus, tubes and ovaries having a biological child might be impossible. I had a very lengthy laparoscopy and subsequent D&C to remove the scar tissue, etc and was in the throes of recovery when we were told this.
My RE, a very trusted...