Fast approaching the second trimester which means, I am in “the clear”. At least that is the marker by which we decide when to spread the news far and wide.
So, here we are, internet, I am pregnant.
I am a pregnant scientist.
Field of research, generally? – Physiology.
Specifically? Stress and reproduction.
How appropriate, right? The stress of doing research, looking for a new job, moving, buying a house, LIFE, nearly got in the way of my own reproduction (more on this later?). And, unfortunately, I know all too well why. Ok, so I know, potentially why. If I knew why, I wouldn’t have funding to ask the questions I am asking.
As a physiologist, my first instinct whenever I have all those nagging pregnancy questions is to ignore those pregnancy sites that treat you like a human who has no idea how the human body works and dive right into the scientific literature.
Really? I would ask. But what does the actual research show!?
Hopefully I’ll find some answers, clues, interesting factoids. And I plan to share them here. In no way do I intend this site to be a place to look for advice, so take my “findings” with a grain of salt. I am not a medical doctor, just a curious PhD.
And in the end, I will probably realize that there might be a reason we don’t go off exploring on our own.