January 6, 2010

IVF about to begin?

I swear my dear old Aunt Flo is playing games with my mind right now. Last night I started spotting with brownish/red blood (sorry for the TMI) & I figured when I woke up this AM, AF would be full on. Nope. She has pretty much disappeared as of yet. I am hoping that IF she is going to come, then she just does so that I can call my IVF nurse for directions on what to do to get our IVF cycle under way! I have a lot of emotions running thru me right now, but mostly I'm hopeful for our future!!

I am calling a IF counselor today to see if me & Mr. Worry Bud can get in & talk to a professional about the stress & anxiety I'm beginning to feel. I guess it's just fear of the unknown, so I want to stop any negative thoughts before they begin. I'm not sure exactly what we/I will get out of the session, but I truly believe that the less depressed/anxious/stressed you are about your cycle, the better outcomes will be. Dr. Alice Domar talks about the importance of the mind/body connection in her book, "Conquering Infertility".

In addition to the professional counseling, I am trying to get into yoga & practice other relaxation techniques. I'm trying to rid my life of unnecessary stressors & just focus on us making a baby for now. Thanks again for all the T&P being sent my way - it helps to know others are thinking of us. :o)


Ms. Understood said...

I hope AF doesn't come but if she must, I hope she hurries it up. Good luck with everything.

Chef Bud said...

I think the counselor is a good idea...whatever you can do to help keep your stress and anxiety at a minimum. Good luck!

Flora Bud said...

Have you tried acupuncture? one of my co-workers is 41 and has been dealing with infertility for 3 years, 2 IVF's and has been doing acupuncture for the stress and her RE told her it has been helping her out (not sure exactly how).

GL and hopefully you do not need any stress relievers

Anonymous said...

I truly believe that the least amount of stress you have the better off you will be.

Best of luck WB!!!


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