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. So here we were, pregnant for real. The hCG had confirmed as much. We called the ObGyn we’d selected to work with in the event we got lucky and needed an ObGyn. He scheduled our first appointment for an ultrasound at five weeks, about the time a fetal heartbeat can first be detected with a transvaginal ultrasound. In the meantime, he told us to have one or two more hCG tests run, to make sure the pregnancy was developing.