Are you scared of having multiples? I find that there are 2 kinds of people…. Those who actually want their cycle to produce multiples and those who are adamant that they don’t. There actually might be a third who secretly hope this happens to them too. I think this...
I know first hand how hard “YOU” time is between home schooling, working from home, taking care of your family and pets and keeping your house clean and un-cluttered. I’m speaking to myself as much as I am talking to you when I say, find at least a half hour a day daily. It is crucial to have quiet or to do something you enjoy especially now.
I have been marinating on this post for weeks. I want to be honest with you, but at the same time I don’t want you to worry about your future past your journey. Ultimately I know that there are a lot of you out there that need to hear this so if I can help...
This has been on my mind a lot this week. I mean, now could it not be. With the onslaught of images and reporting coming at us from all ends. Its getting scary out there BUT you need to remember that you have no control over what’s going on around you. You can only control what you are doing.
Do all your testing with an infertility specialist. If and when you become a patient at a clinic they will want to repeat all the same testing your OBGYN might have ordered. Since reading tests can be somewhat subjective, they trust their staff and technicians over others. Some insurance plans may not cover testing like this so save yourself the money and heart-ache.
Not only did the infertility drugs make me crazy the whole situation made me so depressed. There are so many emotions tied up in whether or not you can procreate. No one ever tells you when you are a little girl, that when you are dreaming of that family and white picket fence that it may not be as easy as just wanting it. That it will take a lot of work to get there.
You don’t give power to an emotion when you are able to face and deal with it. Oftentimes when going through infertility treatments it’s hard to be in touch with all the emotions you are feeling. Add on the emotions you are feeling from the medications you are pumping yourself up with and it can be a recipe for disaster.
I’m going slightly off topic but stay with me, I’m going to bring it back full circle. So I was listening to a podcast today - I listen to a lot of podcasts but this one hit me hard. The topic was on getting healthy for the sake of loving your body not...
When I felt like the doctors I was working with were not open minded I asked around and researched as much as I could. I eventually found a clinic that was willing to try some atypical things. It wasn’t the big NYC clinics that I found multiple successes at it was the smaller, almost unheard of clinic in southern NJ. I was lucky enough to find multiple doctors at this clinic who actually listened to me and were willing to try and think out of the box.
This is really hard for me to admit, but I lost myself during my 5 year journey through infertility. I started out with the best of intentions, give our 1 year old a sibling. Since we had quick success our first time, I naively thought we would have the same luck for baby number 2.