I wanted to share this…

this article deals with pregnancy but also the toll that IVF and IF takes on you, even once you are pregnant.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/parenting/2015/03/17/after-i-v-f-pregnant-but-still-stuck-in-the-past/?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1409232722000&bicmet=1419773522000&_r=0&referrer

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5 thoughts on “I wanted to share this…

  1. I read this yesterday and it resonated with me so much (I’m 22 weeks pregnant with a DE/DS baby). This is so true for me: “But I’m still mentally preparing myself for the worst, running through the scenario at the doctor: the silence of the ultrasound technician when something is wrong, the stillness of the fetus, the trauma of everything suddenly being over. The knowledge that I’ll have to go through it all again. And maybe again”

    Thanks for sharing. I assume someday soon I will be able to let go of the sadness and the pain from the past, but it’s taking so much longer than I though.

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  2. I read this a few days ago and boy is it accurate! So when I start getting panicky, I try to take deep breaths and remember how grateful I am for getting this far. It’s a crazy headtrip though and makes you seem strangely detached to others. It’s so awkward when you sound less excited about your pregnancy than a friend/coworker. We’ve just been conditioned to be cautious, I guess.

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    1. Absolutely. My MIL is always shocked when i tell her it still doesn’t feel real. I totally get the detachment thing too. I have a hard time now giving much sympathy when someone comes to me with some petty problem. I also assume that everyone will have trouble getting pregnant now as well. I have to remind myself that isn’t true. This whole experience had changed my world view completely.

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