As many of you know, October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Outside of this space, I've been relatively quiet on this topic, but I recently decided it was time to talk more openly about it, including on my other blog. I just published this post and wanted to share it here, too.
I'm holding you all and your babies in my heart today (and always).
Friday, October 14, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Things have slowly been improving in terms of emotions and hormones. I appear to be having another normal cycle (are you sick of hearing about my cycles yet?) and I'm feeling good. I found a nurse practitioner who specializes in menopause in Denver (Cece Huffnagle) who is fantastic and has been incredibly helpful. We talked through making sure I'm comfortable (e.g., stopping hot flashes, helping with dryness, regulating the emotional swings) without preventing the possibility of pregnancy. She prescribed a cream for me to use that is super low dose and has helped and also is having me take progesterone every day from ovulation until cycle. If, miraculously, I fertilized an egg, I likely wouldn't be producing enough progesterone to support the pregnancy so this would help. There isn't any harm in taking it, so I'm doing it. And I'm still continuing with all of the herbs and supplements.