Welcome to the 2nd installment of our Path to Parenthood series!
by Kandace Cahill, DAOM, L.Ac., FABORM
This entry covers PREGNANCY, the good, the bad, the not-so-pretty. For many women, particularly those who visit our clinic, the long-awaited positive pregnancy test heralds a time of major achievement, one that often comes after a long and arduous path of ART. It is the quintessential, highly coveted, brass ring. However, it is rarely accompanied by the magical “Ahhhhh” feeling of accomplished relaxation that women expect to have at the moment the little pee strip turns +. On the contrary…this is a time of heightened anxiety, and sometimes fear, that after all the work—the ovulation tests, the morning temperatures, the oh-so-romantic “timed intercourse” (or even more romantic, the hot date with the fertility clinic), avoiding alcohol, avoiding caffeine, avoiding hot baths, and chocolate, and just about everything else that brings pleasure—that after all of this, it might not take.
And when is the magical time when you can let your breath out and trust that all is well?
And isn’t pregnancy a time when so many things can go wrong, too?
Where IS the magic of pregnancy, anyway? Read More