In my blog I share why I’m taking a break after my miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy.
Sometimes you just need a break. Now is one of those times for me.
Following My Ectopic Pregnancy
My hormone values fell last week, meaning that my miscarriage is probably not another ectopic pregnancy. Saying that I’m relieved doesn’t seem to cover it. I mean, to think that I’m sitting here typing away on my computer instead of lying in a hospital bed in pain from a surgery to remove an ectopic pregnancy absolutely overwhelms me with feelings of gratitude.
Except for a few more visits to the doctor – to make sure my HCG values return to zero – I consider this miscarriage to be behind me.
Why Take a Break From Trying to Conceive?
So why take a break from the whole infertility topic and trying to conceive?
Well, first of all, we aren’t allowed to try and conceive this cycle. Yes, after three and a half years of infertility we are supposed to use a condom. The irony. But OK, my doctor said that it’s important because a fertilized egg wouldn’t find the right kind of environment in my uterus right now. Makes sense!
So, we have to wait until my next cycle (whenever that is) to try and conceive.
My Plan Whilst Recuperating from My Ectopic Pregnancy
But I also have to say that I don’t feel like diving into the infertility books right now to read or do research. I do need a break. I plan to read and write about digestive health (enzymes and probiotics) – not how they directly relate to fertility but how they relate to overall health.
This isn’t just a decision that my body and soul wants, but my life needs some serious organization at the moment since we just moved last Saturday (it would have been two weeks ago, but the miscarriage delayed it).
I love the new place, but the whole which-box-is-it-in phase is not one I want to be in permanently.
Today, I have a check-up appointment with my gynecologist for an ultrasound and to surrender my arm again to the prick of a needle. She said she wanted to discuss some infertility issues and procedures like checking again to see if my tubes are clear.
This doesn’t really fit into my taking a break from the topic plan, but I have to be there for the check-up anyway so what’s an extra ten to twenty minutes?