By: Kelly Rummelhart
When you are pregnant with your own child, you will probably have a vaginal ultrasound once, around 6-8 weeks of pregnancy. As a gestational surrogate, you’re going to have a ton of them.
In my last two journeys I had one at the physical screening, one before the transfer, and then after a confirmed pregnancy at 6, 8, and 10 weeks along. This time I have a different doctor and I think he may be single handedly keeping ultrasound techs in business. Not only did/will I have the above-mentioned ultrasounds but also I have been scheduled for FOUR vaginal ultrasounds before the transfer (instead of just one).
On my second ultrasound (last week) my estrogen levels were too high so I couldn’t start my delestrogen injections as scheduled. So guess what? Yup, order another ultrasound . . . making my total before transfer to FIVE.
My surrogate friends and I have started a new pasttime of taking pictures of the “weenie wands” (instrument used for vaginal ultrasounds) that we encounter. You would think that they all look alike, but they don’t. Some look too much like a penis for my comfort; hell, one even had what looked like testes. Ewwwww!
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Originally published on The Seattle Lesbian
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