Becoming Pregnant

We are there…..What can we expect next?

Once you get over the hurdles of an IVF cycle and get the invigorating call, you can begin the emotional rollercaoster of being pregnant. As many say no pregnancy is alike nor are the few extras that come with it.

If you follow our footsteps, the carrier has to continue taking the progesterone shots until 12 weeks and the estrogen pills. You will continue to get monitored by your IVF team until your 12th week where if all looks good you will be turned over to your OBGYN.  At this point it becomes a “normal” pregnancy in the sense where you now follow OB’s instructions and planned sonograms.

You will find yourself having much more sonograms and ultrasounds then if you did it differently but this is just protocol, no need to worry if your heterosexual best friend has only had 3 in total and you are going on your sixth.

I would also recommend that you start your adoption paperwork as soon as you become regnant because it can take a few months to get things rolling.

If you qualify begin your estate planning, there are alot of essential bases you need to do to protect your family.

Wishing every family great success.

I wanted to invite you to ask me any questions that you may have during this type of procedure. I know It is alot of information to receive but Maria and I would be so excited to share our stories with you all .

Anthony Brown

Anthony Brown

Attorney and Advocate at Time For Families
Who am I?On the deepest level, I am blessed.I have an amazing partner, who I have known since 1989 and been married to since 2004.I am the donor dad of two beautiful daughters who have two moms who are equally amazing.My husband and I have expanded our family through surrogacy and have a seven-year old son. I have had three careers (acting, massage therapy and the law) and I am still discovering myself.I am the Board Chair of Men Having Babies. The one thing I know for sure is that life is about trusting your instincts.Family is an instinct.
Anthony Brown