Today was my second day off Endometrin. EEEEEK. I was a little nervous, but I know everyone’s gotta stop it eventually, and 11 weeks sounds late compared to what most people do. In fact, I think my RE initially said I could stop at 8 weeks, but since I continued to have bleeding they said go until November 1st. So I did. I also stopped the baby aspirin, per my RE’s instructions.
I haven’t noticed anything MAJOR since the stop of meds. Today I’ve had some more twinging, but I think that’s bound to happen periodically. This is the week that the uterus is supposed to move up front and center in my abdomen, so I would assume I’m gonna feel stuff. My Endometrin goop is obviously gone, but (TMI) my body’s own discharge seems to have lessened. Maybe it was just mixing weird and looked more prominent with Endometrin goop present. Who knows. Sorry for the grossness.
Now I just have to trust that my body is doing what it should. I know the science behind it. My RE told me 4 weeks ago that he already knew my body was producing enough progesterone on it’s own just from seeing the heartbeat and the baby’s progress. It makes sense. It’s still just hard to let go of my little crutch. It’s as though IVFers are so used to our drugs that we don’t trust our bodies to do things on their own.
My nausea is definitely diminishing in the last few days. I still have the empty-stomach morning gags, but I’m fine for the rest of the day. This is great, because I need to start to eat more like a normal person. I’d like to get this weight gain under control. I think I’ve gained about 7 lbs at this point, and that needs to slowww wayyy down.
I’d like to take a poll. How many of your OBs recommend DHA in addition to a prenatal? Mine doesn’t really endorse using it; they told my friend who goes to the same practice that they don’t think it makes a difference. And these are reputable docs, some of the best perinatologists in town. Any opinions? Of course, I’m practically out of the first trimester and have missed the critical period for neuro development which might benefit from this anyway. Naturally. (Then I hear too much vitamin E can be bad, which is in DHA supplements.) There’s too many things to keep track of. Thoughts?
Lastly, what are your opinions on home dopplers? I wish I could get one, *kinda*. My husband insists that it would do me more harm than good, which is probably true. But I hate not knowing what’s going on between ultrasounds. I know hearing the heartbeat a few times a week would make me feel so much better. I’m also sure that if I couldn’t find it, I’d panic and worry OBSESSIVELY. What do you guys think?
PS- Thanks Cindy and Truffelove for the Liebster award noms. So kind of you! I’ll try to get caught up with those this weekend. 🙂