Editor’s Note: In 2009, shortly after marrying her (first and only) husband, Paolo, Elizabeth Heath was diagnosed with premature menopause and resulting infertility. Paolo and Liz are now parents to a baby girl, Naomi. In this series, Liz recounts the couple’s struggle with infertility, and how they finally achieved a successful pregnancy and parenthood.
After returning from Spain, where I’d had two five-day old embryos transferred, we were supposed to wait 14 days before taking a pregnancy test. Yeah, right. After reading up on every possible early pregnancy symptom—Itchy palms? I could be pregnant! Sneezing a lot? A possible sign of pregnancy! Dry eyes? Pregnant for sure!—and waiting to feel any little twinge in my abdomen, I took a home pregnancy test. I think it was maybe a week after transfer, in other words, way too early.