Schrodinger's Pregnancy

In the last seven months, I've discovered something that millions of other women already know about. The two week wait between ovulation and your period's due date absolutely suck when you're trying to get pregnant. ...more

How the two week wait stole my sanity and replaced it with tiny pizzas

I haven't been posting because I've been too busy trying to stay sane. I'm struggling to focus on work, which has received scant attention of late. I've been able to pull it together for my patients, but when I'm alone...not much productive going on. Instead, I'm spending lots of time trying not to think about the presence or absence of every strange twitch and bloat in my body. You know the symptoms everyone goes on and on about: sore breasts, uterine cramping, light spotting, fatigue, nausea, urinary frequency? ...more

The Two Week Wait: More Than Just Twiddling Your Thumbs

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the hope before the storm, it was the tears fought back before the fall, it was after a three-day transfer, it was during a natural cycle, it was the whiteness of the pantiliner, it was the fear of seeing red, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going directly to parenthood, we were all going directly the other way - in short, the moments before the period was so far like every other moment before the period, that some of its noisiest authorities i ...more


I've traveled the world, learned foreign languages, earned an advanced degree, ...more