My period started last week, which means I will be ready to start IVF when we return from our vacation. We are heading to France and Italy at the end of the month for which I am more than excited, and now I have something to look forward to upon our return home. This month, my period was absolutely dreadful – it was very heavy, and I got an awful migraine on the first day. It was also longer than usual, maybe because of the miscarriage. Who knows?!? On the bright side, I feel great now and am just getting ready – both for our trip and for our first round of IVF.
I have been taking even better care of myself with a focus in my diet and exercise. This week, I am beginning eating a diet that focuses on balancing hormones. It includes more fat — good fat of course — than I am used to eating, but I am excited for the results. I will be eating whole eggs, avocados, almond butter, and a variety of nuts as well as other organize foods. More importantly, I will be avoiding all processed foods, refined sugar, and yucky chemicals! I eat very of these things now, and going forward won’t eat any of them.
Other than taking care of myself, I am getting ready for all things IVF-related. We are good to go with our insurance, my boss knows what is going on and is very supportive, and I have a decent idea of the schedule and protocol. Go team!