This is kind of a random question, and probably just me and my unnecessary paranoia, but I'm sure some of you ladies can relate, as we've come this far, we don't want to screw anything up!
Anyways...our IVF #1 is next month. ER the week of 2/11, so ET likely sometime 2/15-2/18. That puts me at finding out if we have a BFP around the week of 2/25. I am scheduled to travel (via airplane) on 3/6 for a conference. I'm stressing out that I will be traveling so soon after finding out if we are BFP or not. If we are (FX), it's okay to fly on a plane right? I mean, people do it every day that are 5-6ish weeks prego (and have no idea they're prego!) Will I need to take precautions with the body scanners?
I guess my main concern is that I get pretty anxious flying...hate it...would rather claw my eyes out. So...I'm worried that my anxiety is going to stress my body out and affect the pregnancy. Furthermore, I'm speaking at the conference, which I don't usually stress out about, but ya know...there's always a little nervousness with speaking in front of large groups. So...I think I am just stressing out about stressing out, but...needed some advice. Hoping to just stay calm and do some relaxation exercises before the trip. Is something like Xanax or Valium okay to take prego? Should I look into that, or just suck it up and face my fears? I have gotten better about my anxiety with flying, but...still get pretty nervous esp during take off and landing. I just don't want to F this up...
Part of me wonders if I should have not committed to speaking at this conference. But another part of me thinks I need to continue to live my life as normal!
Thanks for listening to my random rant :)
**TTC #1 since Sep 2009** Me: 31 DH: 29 (healthy, SA = normal)
DX (May 2010) = Lap #1 showed Stage I-II endometriosis. HSG normal. Tx with 6 mo Lupron (which did nothing...) Lap #2 June 2011 to remove endo, uterine fibroid, and polyp
IUI #1-#3 (July-Sep 2011): All Clomid 50 mg + unmonitored IUI = All BFN
October 2011 - April 2012: Outta $$$ (no insurance coverage) = back to tryin' on our own
May 2012 - August 2012: Mental break from trying
October 2012: New OB. Bloodwork normal aside from slightly low progesterone
November 2012: IUI #4: Letrozole 2.5 mg + Novarel trigger + monitored IUI + progesterone = BFN
IVF #1: Long Lupron Protocol,Menopur,Follistim, ER = 2/12/13 27R/26M/23F
2/17/13 Transferred 1 perfect Grade 1 blast. 17 frostbabies.
HPT 7dp5dt: BFP!!! Beta #1 9dp5dt: 108 Beta #2 11dp5dt: 368
U/S #1 3/21: