Entries by truly MD Team

What Goes up Must Come Down: What to Expect AFTER an Egg Retrieval

To all you cyclists, runners, rock-climbers, and challenge-takers, the hill can be a real beast on the way up. Pushing towards that summit can be exhausting and physically painful. However, once you peak and start the descent it’s a feeling like no other. You did it. Now, enjoy the reward of the downhill. Much the […]

Goodbye, Diapers!

I think one of the greatest mom moments might be when you say goodbye to diapers: the moment when you realize you no longer need to carry a diaper bag, no longer need to search out bathrooms with changing tables, and no longer need to keep the Diapers.com app open at all times. For all […]

I Am Ready to Race Again; Is It Too Soon? Pregnancy Interval

For any of you who have competed in a long-distance competition (be it a run, a swim, a hike, or a bike), you know what it feels like to cross that finish line. Total euphoria—combined with a fair amount of exhaustion, pain, and lots of blisters! The first thought that runs through your head, after […]

How Old Is Too Old? The Age Limit for Pregnancy

We have all heard the stories, seen the headlines, and talked about it over the water cooler on Monday morning: “66-year-old woman delivers twins,” “65-year-old woman delivers quadruplets,” and most recently, “72-year-old woman delivers baby” (that last one really made us stop in our tracks)! It gets us talking and gets us thinking: How old […]

How Does Food Affect Your Vagina?

While your diet and vagina may seem unrelated, what you ingest can make a difference in your vagina’s health. Vaginal odor, vaginal secretions, and overall vaginal health can be impacted by what you eat and what you drink. Here’s why…. You were probably unaware that your vagina is home to lots of good bacteria. And […]

The Retrieval: The “Eggs” Are Cooked!

After multiple days and nights of shots, several early morning ultrasounds, and endless blood draws, D Day has arrived: it’s time for the retrieval! Your doctor has used the information from these early AM get-togethers to time the procedure perfectly. While the goal is to obtain the highest number of mature eggs (remember, only mature […]

The Ultimate Snow Day: What It Really Feels Like to Have a Newborn

A couple of weeks ago, we were chatting with a friend who recently had a baby. After the routine pleasantries—“He is so adorable,” “You look amazing,” and “How magical is motherhood?”—the conversation got real. We started to dish on the unbelievable fatigue, the shower drain-clogging hair loss, and the daily outfit dilemma (nothing fits my […]

Should They Stay, or Should They Go? The “Ovary Debate”

The ovaries are many women’s unsung heroes. They not only make the estrogen that keeps your body and brain going, but they also house the eggs that form your baby’s “better half.” Month after month and year after year, they do their job without even a pat on the back or a nod of appreciation. […]