Posts About infertility

this is what it’s really like (on miscarriage)

February 26, 2010

I confess that before this week I lived in complete and utter ignorance when it came to miscarriages. I was under the na├»ve impression that if it happened fairly early on, that everything just came out in a rush, all at once, and then it was over with. I pictured it kind of like when a woman’s water breaks before she goes into labor – messy, but very little physical pain. Ha. Hahahahaha. When I first began bleeding this week, and I knew what was happening, I called my doctor’s office and also spoke with several friends who had had miscarriages in the past. They all told me the same thing: it’s like a heavy period. And since I’ve had…
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goodbye, gumball

February 24, 2010

When I found out that I was pregnant, I was surprised, overjoyed, excited, and afraid. It didn’t feel real to me, and I kept worrying that something was wrong. The only real symptom I had was that I seemed to be a little more hungry, but food was distasteful. People kept telling me how lucky I was, and went on to tell me their pregnancy horror stories of vomiting for 7 months straight. I thought to myself how great it would be if I continued to feel this well – as long as everything was okay with the baby. I tried to convince myself over and over that this was really happening, and that I shouldn’t worry and just be…
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so about that…

February 15, 2010

Thanks everyone for all of your comments and congratulations! I was overwhelmed with happiness at all the support. I actually published that post on accident, so it’s a good thing we weren’t planning on keeping our news a secret. :) I don’t plan on blogging about pregnancy stuff a whole lot, so I figured I’d address some things up front for those of you who may be curious. First of all, David and I have been trying to conceive for over a year. Because of my irregularities (now explained by PCOS) I knew we would have a difficult time, but it didn’t make it any easier to experience. We’re blessed that we didn’t end up having to go through fertility…
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growing a human

February 13, 2010

Last week I visited a reproductive endocrinologist to begin fertility treatment. After a long consultation, the doctor said we’d start by doing an ultrasound to see if there are any abnormalities. There were two. First of all, like she thought, I have polycystic ovary syndrome, which explained a lot. Secondly, there was this: Yep, I’m pregnant! It’s just a little blob, but it’s ours. I’m only five and a half weeks along, with a tentative due date of October 12. I have zero symptoms, and it doesn’t feel real – I guess it is, though. I don’t know the first thing about this except for what I remember from nursing school, which isn’t much. Women have been doing this from…
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