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.
Anyone who has gone through IVF knows how utterly miserable the progesterone in oil shots can be. It is basically like getting a flu shot in your hip EVERY DAY for weeks. And for those of us who don’t have a lot of hip, you run out of space to put these miserable shots very quickly.
4.15.16: 7 weeks 5 days Being pregnant with twins, I knew it was highly likely that I would get nausea and/or vomiting. So at 5 weeks when the nausea was in full effect, I wasn’t surprised. I haven’t had any vomiting, though, which may seem like a good...
Anyone who has go through infertility understands that feeling when you actually see a heartbeat. It’s a feeling of joy, hope, relief and fear all rolled into one. I say fear because as soon as I saw their heartbeats, I immediately started to worry. I worried that one day I wouldn’t see these beautiful little flickers. It’s a constant worry that lessens somewhat with time, but never truly goes away.