Baby Dreaming

Published on May 1st, 2017 | by Cara Gormally


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.

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About the Author

Cara Gormally is a biology professor who draws comics to make science relevant to everyday life. She teaches at Gallaudet University. She lives in the DC metro area with her favorite mammals: her partner, poodle, an extra-large cat, and a very curious preschooler. Her autobiographical science story comics have recently appeared on Medium’s Spiralbound and at Popula, among other places. See more of her comics on Instagram and at She’s currently working on a longform comic piece about the science and technology of making babies.

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