George M Grunert MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist, HFS IVF Program Director

9 Things Women Trying IVF to Get Pregnant Want You to Know

9 Things Women Trying IVF to Get Pregnant Want You to Know
Don't hate me if I skip your baby shower. A few years ago, after not getting my period for almost a year and not getting pregnant either, I went to my ob-gyn and some basic hormonal screening showed that something was amiss. I was referred to a fertility specialist, a reproductive endocrinologist (RE), and after another month of testing, I found out not only did I have fertility issues, but I was also a carrier for a rare genetic disorder.
Don't hate me if I skip your baby shower.

A few years ago, after not getting my period for almost a year and not getting pregnant either, I went to my ob-gyn and some basic hormonal screening showed that something was amiss. I was referred to a fertility specialist, a reproductive endocrinologist (RE), and after another month of testing, I found out not only did I have fertility issues, but I was also a carrier for a rare genetic disorder. I was also told I needed to gain weight — my hormones were affecting my metabolism, which led to a year of trying to gain 10 pounds in a safe and healthy way (and to keep those pounds from fleeing off my body).

Source: Cosmopolitan

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