If your nose is stuffed up, for instance, you can probably chalk it up to the combined effect of hormonal changes and increased blood flow to your mucous membranes. This condition is so common, there's even a name for it: "rhinitis of pregnancy." Some pregnant women also suffer nosebleeds as a result of increased blood volume and blood vessel expansion in the nose.
I went to the ENT a couple of days ago, but he didn't want to do anything about my nosebleeds without the blessing of my OB, so I'm just putting lots of ointment up my nose and sleeping with a humidifier on my face. Seems to be helping some.
I guess out of all the side effects to have this isn't too bad. I would rather have this than hemmorhoids or hyperemesis.
I wish I could say I have a bump, but I don't yet. [Sigh.] Maybe in another month?
I met with a friend of mine who is 29 weeks pregnant; she did donor egg IVF and was the first person who told me about IVF. Our local acupuncturist set us up. We were talking about the need for an infertility support group in our area. I would like to start one, but who am I kidding? I am pregnant, so I don't know if people would really appreciate seeing a pregnant woman when coming to a infertility support group (sounds like an oxymoron). However, I feel like I have alot of information and experience to share. This will probably go on the backburner, but what do you guys think about a pegnant woman starting a infertiliy support group?
I can't believe Christmas is in 3 days - doesn't feel like it. I wish this rain were snow. We are doing a low-key Christmas with my family (2 1/2 hours away). Most of my shopping is done except for stocking stuffers.
Christmas is a marker in the life of the infertile; "By next Christmas, we will have a baby or I will be pregnant. . . " I am so thankful that this year my prayers have been answered and my heart goes out to all of you who are still in the trenches and I hope that 2012 brings lots of BFP's and healthy pregnancies and babies to everyone.