Monday, February 11, 2008

Attack of the killer heartburn

I know that toward the end of pregnancy you're supposed to have less and not more heartburn, but apparently my body missed this little piece of information...

My project is moving along nicely. I guess it has to do with the fact that I am actually able to concentrate on work, which leads me to a question...

After an IUI, IVF or during pregnancy, did you feel a need to remember your embryo / fetus / baby all the time? As if, if you forgot about it even for a short time that it would suddenly disappear?

7 comments:

whattoexpect said...

Oh. That's not good. I am still working on a post with a working title of Shaksuka's Revenge. I don't know what I was thinking when I ate that. I was drawn in by the peppers.

I forget I am pregnant all the time. Although I usually have some level of nausea, I've failed to equate it with the pregnancy (which might be good in the long run). My favorite is when I almost sent new info to CycleSista when I remembered ... we're not cycling right now.

I hope this doesn't lead to forgetting the baby later.

triLcat said...

I went through phases ofhyper awareness and phases of completely forgetting. By 39 weeks, though, I was completely psycho, and i just wanted "the damned thing" out.

I think that the relationship you have with the fetus is not a sign of the relationship you'll have with the baby. People were quite concerned that I wouldn't love my baby, because I hated the pregnancy so much I think I've bonded ok with baby K.

Rachel Inbar said...

To clarify, I am far from feeling ready to give birth. I mean, if it were to happen now that would be OK, but I'm not at the point of waiting for it to happen.

What I meant about being afraid the baby could disappear if I didn't think about it had to do with the feeling that perhaps there is a balance between focusing on the pregnancy and continuing normal life patterns.

And yes, I really did not like that 'damned thing out' attitude...

triLcat said...

yeah, well, it's much easier to love little K when her presence isn't breaking my lungs and pelvis.

Bea said...

I hadn't really thought about it, to be honest. I guess I feel like I have a "background awareness" of the pregnancy. I seem to turn up pregnant in my dreams most of the time, so I guess the thought is there somewhere.

Bea

Bea said...

P.S. Wishing the heartburn would read the textbook.

Bea

Malky B. said...

I never understood how someone can forget they are pregnant. It was on my mind every second with all my pregnancies. That's just me I guess.