Friday, October 29, 2004

What to expect when you're expecting after infertility

"Now that you've been pregnant once, you'll be able to get pregnant again easily."
Truth is, PCOS, male factor, etc is not fixed by pregnancy. The problem wasn't that our cervix needed to dilate to 10 so the sperm could swim past. Next time we're just older which is not good when you're talking fertility. I'm a prime example as second time took more to get me pregnant than the first time (IVF vs. IUI). Obviously, getting lucky once doesn't mean you will ever again.

"What type of birth control do you want to use after the birth?"
This one always made me laugh. It is usually asked in earnest by your doctors towards the end of pregnancy or at the post partum visit. When I'd answer none, I'd get lectures on how I could get pregnant again right away. Really? That would be fabulous. Pregnant for free and without intervention. Can you imagine?

"Do you want a boy or a girl?"
It doesn't matter. Either one. No really. They always think I'm lying when I'd say that. Now that I'm having a boy, they all seem relieved. Why? I would have been just as happy to have a girl. To an infertile woman, the sex of the baby doesn't matter. All we want is a healthy baby. Really.

"You asked for it."
This is usually said if you dare complain about any symptoms or lack of sleep after the baby is born. Yes, I did ask for a baby and I'm willing to go through fire if that's what it takes. However, I do reserve the right to whine as much as any other woman as I do. It doesn't mean I regret it or I'd change it for anything in the world. Going through infertility doesn't take away my right to bitch. Even Brooke Shields, who went through I think 7 IVFs before getting pregnant went through post partum depression. It happens to all of us. Infertility doesn't make us immune.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mandy (infertilityisfunny)

4:12 PM  
Blogger akeeyu said...

Yeah, I once got dragged into that "Would you rather have a boy or a girl?" crap at work. I turned to the instigators and said, very slowly and very coldly "I would be happy with a healthy, living child of either sex. You DO know I'm probably sterile, right?"

Shut them right the hell up.

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Don't forget: "Be careful what you wish for...hahahahaha." Somebody actually said that to me days after the adoption fell through. He's lucky he still has a head.

Christine (therabbitlived)

3:43 PM  
Blogger Menita said...

WELL DONE!!!!!!!!
My MIL said (after I was tying myself in knots of worry during the bleeding season): "Oh but you can't complain."
I told her: "Are you kidding? I've EARNED the right to complain!"
That shut her up.

9:03 AM  
Blogger jon said...

dominica medical ross school surfing tonight I saw your blog. I liked it and wondered how you did that? Anyway, its a cool dominica medical ross school site...


6:21 PM  
Blogger jiri said...

Hey, I have enjoyed...your blog is informative - even entertaining.

I have a halloween sites. They pretty much covers costumes and masks related stuff.

Thanks again and I'll be sure to bookmark you.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Tom Naka said...

Hi, I was just blog surfing and found you! If you are interested, go see my health calc net online manatee
related site. It pretty much covers health calc net online manatee
stuff. I guess you may find something of interest.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Brother Roy said...

related stuff. If you are interested come and check it out if you get time.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Brother Roy said...

related stuff. If you are interested come and check it out if you get time.

1:15 PM  
Blogger Brother Roy said...

raise funds

3:04 PM  
Blogger Brother Roy said...

raise funds

4:08 PM  
Blogger Brother Roy said...

raise funds

11:39 AM  
Blogger Brother Roy said..."

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rhodiola Rosea is the latest natural remedy to join the arsenal of natural anxiety and stress (rhodiola tea) reducers.

Rhodiola Rosea, also known as Golden Root, is a native plant of arctic Siberia. For centuries it has been used by eastern European and Asian cultures for physical endurance, work productivity, longevity, resistance to high altitude sickness, and to treat fatigue, depression, anemia, impotence, gastrointestinal ailments, infections, and nervous system disorders.

The first recorded medicinal applications of rodia riza (renamed Rhodiola Rosea) was made by the Greek physician, Dioscorides, in 77 C.E. in 'De Materia Medica'. Rhodiola Rosea has been included in official Russian medicine since 1969.

Despite its long history, the Western world has only recently become aware of the health benefits of Rhodiola Rosea. It has come to the attention of many natural health practitioners because of studies which tested its affects on combating anxiety and stress.

Rhodiola Rosea is considered an adaptogen. This means it has an overall stabilizing effect on the body without disrupting other functions. Its ability to normalize hormones may be effective for treating depression and anxiety.

Studies of Rhodiola Rosea show that it stimulates neurotransmitters and enhances their effects on the brain. This includes the ability for the brain to process serotonin which helps the body to adapt to stress.

Since adaptogens improve the body's overall ability to handle stress, it has been studied to identify it's effects on biological, chemical and physical stress.

A study was performed to test the effects of Rhodiola Rosea when stress or rhodiola tea is caused by intense mental work (such as final exams). Such tests concluded that using Rhodiola Rosea improved the amount and quality of work, increasing mental clarity and reducing the effects of fatigue.

The effects of Rhodiola Rosea have also been tested on stress and anxiety from both physical and emotional sources. A report by the American Botanical Council states that "Most users find that it improves their mood, energy level, and mental clarity." They also report on a study that indicated Rhodiola Rosea could increase stress tolerance while at the same time protecting the brain and heart from the physical affects of stress.

This report included details of studies which highlight the overall health benefits of Rhodiola Rosea.

The generally recommended dose is 200-600mg/day. The active properties should be a minimum 0.8 percent salidroside and 3 percent rosavin.

It is important for consumers to know that Rhodiola may be sold using other species that do not share the properties of Rhodiola Rosea, rhodiola tea, or at ineffective strengths for treatment. Anyone with depression or anxiety should also check with a health professional when treating these symptoms.

rhodiola tea

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just came across your blog about clomid infertility and wanted to drop you a note telling you how impressed I was with the information you have posted here. I also have a web site about clomid infertility so I know what I'm talking about when I say your site is top-notch! Keep up the great work, you are providing a great resource on the Internet here! If you get a chance, please stop by clomid infertility

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi There,
The easiest money you'll ever make...

I just came across this brand new program that's

taking the internet by storm!

If you want to make an avalanche of instant cash

without lifting a finger, then you've GOT to see this:

gregs list

This amazing turnkey system allows you to profit

like crazy even if you don't have a list, website or

product of your own...and it really works!

gregs list>


Chuck Reynolds

PS. There's absolutely no hype here and you owe

it to yourself to check it out'll be

the easiest money you'll ever make!

gregs list

11:06 PM  
Blogger blaze said...

I enjoyed your site very much it was a great help looking for info on consolidated credit counseling service.
I also have a site with information on consolidated credit counseling service and would appreciate it very much if you would take a look and give a critique.

11:03 PM  
Blogger blaze said...

Great site very informative topics on blue cross medical insurance.
I have been working on a site about blue cross medical insurance
and would be very pleased if you would take a look and let me know what you think.

1:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I've created a new resource for unique baby girl name you can with lots of information and links related to unique baby girl name
Now I've finished I thought I look around for other unique baby girl name sites and see what everyone else is talking about, you know get ome more unique baby girl name ideas etc...
This blog looks pretty good, though I'm not sure my unique baby girl name site will get this many visitors - ah well, can only but try ;)
If you have a spare moment please visit my unique baby girl name site and let me know what you think, I'll check back here again later.


11:01 PM  
Blogger completely-complete said...

Unbelievable blog. I can hardly wait to vist this
site again.I'm consistently looking up blogs like
Search for my cash advance riverside blog, please!

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! While I was searching for info on soft baby shoes I somehow found your page. Obviously I ended up a little off base, but I am certainly glad I stopped by for a read. While I am here, I just wanted to drop a quick note to comment your to move on and continue my search for soft baby shoes. Should you ever need it, there's lots of information on this site about soft baby shoes.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous baby gift idea said...

Surfing for detailed info on unique baby gift basket when I found your page. Should you ever need information on unique baby gift basket then drop by the site above and check it out.

10:55 AM  
Anonymous baby boy nursery theme said...

While out blog surfing today for specific info on bow wow baby photo, I ended up on your page. There is plenty of information on this site about bow wow baby photo.

4:37 AM  
Anonymous decorating baby nursery said...

Can you believe it? When blog surfing for detailed info on photo of baby footprint I ended up on your page. Obviously it is not exactly what I was searching for, but your site caught my interest. Just wanted to drop a quick note to comment your to move on and continue my search for photo of baby footprint. Should the need ever arise where you need information on photo of baby footprint then drop by for a look.

8:38 AM  
Anonymous baby phat store said...

I found a great baby site on ebay with detailed info on handmade baby gift .
Check out the specifics on handmade baby gift then drop by for a look.

2:08 AM  
Blogger sexy said...


10:46 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home