After you come to terms with injecting all those meds and you learn to do them with your eyes closed, you then realize – hey am I getting puffy? Did the IVF work and we don’t officially know yet because my stomach looks bigger? Is this plumpness a precursor for being pregnant? You might find yourself asking your partner (like I did), “Do these hormones make me look fat?” Looking back, the answer was yes but after the third try of IVF, I knew it was just training for my pregnancy weight gain. Yes the hormones can make you gain some weight –actual lb’s or just water weight. Either way, not pretty but hopefully temporary.