Post # 1
Well, that’s a lot of acronyms I didnt know a year ago!! 🙂
Destination Wedding and I are going for my first IUI on Saturday (assuming my OPK cooperates Friday as predicted … )!
I have heard lots of competing things about the TWW – from “do everything as you normally would” to “drink pinapple juice, wear socks (?), and definitely don’t hurt your chances of pregnancy by drinking wine or coffee!”
Anybody want to chime in? I trust the bees! My RE, FWIW, is in the “do whatever you want until your missed period” camp. But I dont want to be stupid about it – it’s not cheap!
TIA!! We are excited!
Post # 2
wrkbrk: Oh man, good luck!!! I haven’t done IUI (yet), but I will say the one month I got pregnant I didn’t do a damn thing differently. The day I got my bfp (I was already a day late) I even had a drink with dinner, because I just totally didn’t fathom that I could be pregnant. That was the only month I was successful and I swear I didn’t do anything special so I’d side with your doctor and just try not to think about it. In fact, that was the only cycle that I didn’t think about symptoms or the TWW at all and I also didn’t have a single symptom either. This whole process is just so strange.
Post # 3
whitums: Thank you for your insights! It is so strange, haha. I have been taking prenatals and other than that my RE is like, nope, it’s all good. The worst thing is actually stress, I think. But of course I am stressed!!!!! (In a good way ;)).
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I’m in the “life as usual” camp, provided that” life as usual” doesn’t include heavy drinking, illegal drugs, prescruiptions that are not safe for pregnant women, etc. My real advice is to plan things to keep you busy. The busier I am, the easier it is to pass the time when I’m in waiting mode.
Post # 5
lovekiss: Thank you for your comment. I am going to plan lots of distractions! I think it helps a little bit that I dont have expectations yet bc I know it would be HIGHLY lucky to only have one IUI …