I am bloated just like I am the week before my period starts.

This isn’t a good sign. I’m trying to get used to the idea that this likely didn’t work. After spending $12,000 on it, it’s going to be a hard pill to swallow.


I spoke with my IVF coordinator a few minutes ago, and she said that bloating is normal. She also said I could have a mild case of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome since I’m bloated, have painful ovaries and am short of breath even though I’ve made sure not to do anything active. It’s just odd how suddenly the bloating happened.

Oh, and my mil said that Rachel was super bloated a couple weeks before she found out she was pregnant and was sure her period was going to start too. Maybe there’s still hope.

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  1. Casey says:

    I can def understand why you’re feeling down and scared. I got nothin other than that. I’m praying for you guys.

  2. Casey says:

    I’m praying like it’s going out of style.

  3. Amber says:

    Not sure about the bloating or OHSS, but hang in there. Hoping it worked! šŸ™‚

  4. Lisanne says:

    Before finding out that I was pregnant with Lucas, I felt exactly like I did when I was PMSy ~ except the PMS symptoms were much more pronounced. Like, stronger symptoms. My boobs hurt more, my back hurt more than usual, etc. Your body is going through SO much right now; it’s good that you talked to the doctor. I hope that you’re more reassured now. Praying!

  5. Joe says:

    I just wanted to tell you how much I love you… lots.

  6. Morgan says:

    The day before I found out I was pregnant with Judah I thought my period was going to start any minute. I was with a friend and told her I was feeling crampy. She suggested taking a pregnancy test and I thought, “no way.” I did anyway and, as you know, he is four! šŸ™‚

  7. Sara says:

    I was bloated and really PMSy throughout the first few weeks and months of pregnancy. Praying for you! šŸ™‚

  8. Valerie says:

    I didn’t go through IVF, but I totally thought my period was coming when I was actually pregnant. I felt that way for the first two weeks after I found out. Feeling bloated is totally normal, as is some cramping.

    I’m praying for you and your sweet little ones. Hoping for some good news!

  9. Shannon says:

    Hang in there… I can’t imagine the waiting that you are having to do… but I think it is awesome that you and Joe are praying together… that is awesome!

  10. connie says:

    I haven’t ever been thru IVF but I can only imagine how tough the waiting & not knowing has to be. Keep on being positive/optimistic, strong & just take extra good care of yourself. You’re doing a fantastic job so far šŸ™‚ Keeping you & Joe in thought & prayer. (((big hugs)))

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