What to Wear To Fertility Appointments
Here's what I found:
- It helps to wear something special.
- It's wise to look for pieces of clothing that a woman might wear in her very early pregnancy, and
- Skirts or dresses are better than pants for any procedures below the belt.
It helps to wear something special.
|This Gap dress would be perfect since it flows away from the body!|
Above, you'll see a few necklaces that are important to me. I wore them every day during this time, and even on a weekend trip for an appointment I wore earrings-and a hat, which makes me feel just like myself. I really enjoyed the times when my husband came with me (to all longer appointments but not to early morning blood draws) and we set aside time to have breakfast or lunch after the appointment. Dressing up helped me feel like we were having a date, not just talking about egg quality, hence the big fun earrings.
It's wise to look for pieces of clothing that a woman might wear in her very early pregnancy
|A trapeze shirt won't cling or show any swelling.|
|Elastic waist and stylish? Do it.|
My belly really got swollen from the injections, and it was just not comfortable to wear pants that were at all tight around my waist even a few weeks later. Instead, I wore skirts that sat higher up on my waist, pants with stretchy or tie waistbands, and shirts that did not cling to my stomach at all. I did not want anyone to think I was pregnant (and ask me, and I'd say no). I liked trapeze tops.
Skirts or dresses are better than pants for any procedures below the beltFor the actual internal and external ultrasounds and the procedures, I found that I liked wearing a skirt or dress best because it meant that I didn't have to completely undress from the waist down. I simply pulled it up over my hips. Psychologically, it felt warmer, less uncomfortable and exposed to do this rather than sitting there, sometimes for long periods of time, partially nude. Another key is to wear socks since you can often keep at least those on. The chair/table can be very chilly, and I felt I was more relaxed the warmer I was.
|This Gap fold over skirt would be comfy and hide any swelling!|
Hope this helps anyone considering fertility treatments or her friends!