I knew that trying to become a first-time mom at 40 would be tough. My fears were realized when my first pregnancy ended in miscarriage. Although that loss was devastating, I had no idea just how much more disappointment I was about to experience.
…when my personal infertility journey started, my professional AND personal worlds were turned upside down. After two failed embryo transfers with 5 cycles of IVF and one egg donor cycle, I began to question everything.
Anyone who has gone through infertility treatments and is fortunate to become pregnant knows that you become very attached to the staff and doctors who take care if you during such a strenuous and emotional process.
It is so weird to be experiencing all the things my patients have asked me about all these years. I know the science behind the physical changes of pregnancy, and I know what the books have taught me, but to actually be experiencing these changes myself is such a different feeling.