One key component of our infertility struggle has been my complete lack of hormone production (other than one high level...which is a bad thing). As a result, I have required quite a bit of "supplementation" over the past 2 years...just to achieve "normal" levels. Once we became pregnant, the need for hormones that would support our pregnancy was critical. Without this support, we would have carried a HUGE miscarriage risk.
While the average IVF lady takes supplemental hormones for 8 weeks or so, I didn't get that lucky. Even at 12 weeks, my need for additional support was evident through my laboratory values. Therefore, I have been on the hormones continuously since June 3 (not to mention for the 3 previous cycles)! As of today, I'm15 weeks 4 days and have been given the order to stop all of them!
It's so nice to stop all of these meds and it's amazing how much more "normal" I feel this evening! For us, this is a major milestone in our pregnancy and I'm praying that our bloodwork looks wonderful on Monday. And, on that note, our next ultrasound is Monday! I know the babies have grown and can't wait to see them again!!!
As for the recommendations on pregnancy wear, thanks! I like the Old Navy stuff, but it simply doesn't fit my body shape (or size for that matter). I've only gained 6 pounds so far, so I think I'm good for another couple of weeks at least! I did buy a few long-sleeved t-shirts/tops at Motherhood Maternity last week in addition to my jeans, so I'm good to go for now! Thank goodness for scrubs!