Published on May 1st, 2017 | by Cara Gormally3
WE DOUBLED DOWN: On Two Moms Making a Baby with IVF
Making this comic was, in some ways, healing. The first part of my pregnancy felt so tenuous. I was grateful but in disbelief. And, I was so tired from the effort it took to get pregnant. Like many people, I’ve found being pregnant has been tough, too (thanks, nausea, heartburn, et al.). Since it took such effort to get there, I felt guilty acknowledging I wasn’t enjoying the experience of being pregnant. Reflecting on this while writing and drawing put this whole journey in a new perspective for me.
While I wish our journey could’ve been easier, I’m glad we went through this, because it’s gotten us here. Our baby is due in a few weeks—and we can’t wait to meet this person.