Jason Sattler, Opinion columnist Published 4:00 a.m. ET March 27, 2020 | Updated 11:39 a.m. ET March 27, 2020CLOSE Reviewed editor-in-chief David Kender shares creative ways to keep your kids engaged while you’re stuck at home. USA TODAYCoronavirus haunted the hospital, but the maternity ward felt like a sanctuary from the outside world constricting to save itself from a plague.It is a tribute to my wife’s and my impeccably bad timing that she ended up giving birth in the middle of a pandemic. We met too late, waited too long to get serious about conceiving, and didn’t embrace in vitro fertilization treatments until we were both crowning into our 40s. My wife often says that she didn’t know how badly she wanted a child until we lost our first pregnancy. And as the losses racked up and we became older than the grandparents on MTV’s “Teen Mom,” we struggled to decide if we should pursue donor eggs or adoption. These were routes that led to where we wanted to be, but with even more uncertainty than the near decade we’d spent cultivating and transferring embryos hatched from my wife’s eggs.In mid-2019, after we bought some donor eggs, I had a varicocelectomy (don’t Google it) to reduce

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