I recently heard someone refer to the sonogram transducer used during routine ultrasounds as the “Magic Wand.” This commentary got me nostalgic for my IVF days in which I was all too familiar with that sonogram transducer. [By the way, I had to look up that word, transducer, so don’t feel bad that you didn’t know what I was referencing.]
I’m going to assume when most people start their journey with infertility, they haven’t yet had any or many ultrasounds. But you’ve probably seen an ultrasound scene in the movies. Seems pretty harmless, right? They rub some gel-like stuff on your belly, move the wand around and there you go. WARNING!! WARNING!! That is not going to be your experience with your early ultrasounds during IVF.