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#1 BeagleSmuggler

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 01:01 PM

Hello, I just got referred into an OB in the Mount Sinai practice. I'm quite happy about that since all my records will be in one place and so far the experience at Mount Sinai has been very good. 

 

I'm wondering if anyone has given birth at Mount Sinai and can talk about their labour and delivery rooms. Specifically I'm wondering if they will accommodate three support people, and also allow me to move around the room and are equipped for birthing positions other than on my back. Any ideas?


Me 34

Him 38

 

TTC: 2 yrs

 

Adoption: Lapsed

 

1997 - Natural pregnancy, miscarriage at 10 weeks.

 

2012, Jan - Asked for a referral to OB/GYN, suspected fertility issues. TTC 6 mo. 
2012, Jun - Told one tube blocked, borderline PCOS, but otherwise good.
2012, Jul - Successfully conceived using metphormin & clomid @ 100 mg. First try with clomid
2012, Sep - Missed abortion, followed by hemorrhage admitted to ER. 

2012, Nov - Admitted to high risk fertility / reproductive clinic at Mt. Sinai. 
2013, Jan - Confirmed both tubes are blocked, will need IVF. Eligible for 3 cycles. 

 

2013, May - IVF 1st cycle, Gonal-F (300 IU), Repronex (150 IU), Orgalutran (250 mg)
2013, May 25 - ER, 10 eggs, 8 fertilized
2013, May 28 - Day 3 all 8 embryos going forward to blastocyst, scheduled for Day 5 transfer

2013, May 30 - Transferred 1 blastocyst 4BB grade. Have 3 more for freezing 2AB, 2BC, 2BC. 

2013, June 6 - Home Pregnancy Test = Positive (BFP) - terrified of another miscarriage.

2013, June 7 - HPT BFP

2013, June 8 - HPT BFP

2013, June 8 - First Beta....waiting....waiting....waiting....when do we get these results?

2013, June 9 - HPT BFP

2013, June 9 - Clinic calls says BFN, tell them about HPTs, they re-check = oops BFP Beta @ 112 9dp5dt

2013, June 10 - HPT BFP - line is definitely darker then previously.
2013, June 10 - Second Beta....waiting....waiting....waiting

2013, June 11 - Second Beta = 209 @11dp5dt

2013, June 25 - Heartbeat @ 6 weeks 3 days is 127 bpm. Referred into Mt. Sinai OB. 

2013, July 10 - Heartbeat @ 8 weeks 4 days is 175 bpm. Referred to Dr. Okun at Mt. Sinai.

2013, August 6 - 12 week, NT at 1.7 mm, Nasal bone present. Waiting for blood results.

2013, August 14 - First OB appointment. Appointments now scheduled through December. 

2013, December 9 - Hanging in there. We're just over 30 weeks. Baby is so far healthy. 
2014, February 11 - Healthy baby boy delivered at 00:43, 8 lbs 6 oz, 53 cm long. 

 


#2 Lisa1995

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 02:54 PM

I had a good experience at Mt Sinai. That was 3 years ago and we had a newer room at the time and it was very large and pleasant. My doula and DH and multiple staff were in and out at various times. I also had the impression at the time that more rooms were in the process of being renovated so by now there should be lots of nice, modern facilities there. I had planned on trying hypnobirthing but did end up needing an epidural so I did not try any "alternate positions" so I can't comment on that. The after care experience was really good too and I found the daily lactation classes in the maternity ward helpful (I went twice before I went home and had a good latch established already).  Hopefully someone who has been there more recently can comment further.


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TTC #1: starting in Feb 2005 "unexplained" (immune issues, elevated NK cells, 2 heterozygous MTHFR and 2 heterozygous thrombophilias - Factor XIII and PAI-1 mutations)
me-42, DH-42, married since 1995!
Tried: Naturopath, Chinese herbs, Acupuncture, Homeopathy
4 un-medicated IUI's BFN
IVF # 1 18 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 8 out of 16 fertilized (1/2 ICSI, half IVF), 5 made it to day 5 blast, transferred two, froze 3
first ever BFP m/c
FET #1 medicated, transferred two, started spotting 2 days later, full blown AF 5 days later (decided I don't react well to Estrace, will do natural frozen next time) BFN
FET #2 natural (but still with progesterone (crinone) support, transferred last blast from IVF #1 BFN
IVF #2 16 eggs retrieved, decided not to do ICSI this time since cycle #1 showed eggs could fertilize on their own, only 3 fertilized! None made it to blast for transfer no transfer! Disaster!
IVF #3 decided to add some repronex to the stims and do all ICSI. 18 eggs, 17 mature and 15 fertilized, 8 made it to day 5 blast. Transferred two blasts, froze 6 BFN
FET#3 added 3 HCG booster shots and doubled up on the crinone to prevent me from spotting early (as I often do), transferred 2 blasts, no spotting but a BFN anyway
FET #4- added ovidral just before my natural ovulation so they could pin point it more accurately with the 36 hour window, HCG shots again, plus double crinone BFN
January 2009 Consult with new RE in Markham - he finds a small septum, resected April 29, 09 - tells me to now try my last two frozen blasts
FET #5 - ET scheduled for June 15 (natural cycle with trigger, HCG booster and crinone) - BFN
On to Plan B- Switch clinic to Markham for
#4 Fresh IVF with IVIg, exploring immune testing - start BCP Sept 20. ER around week of Oct. 25
9 eggs retrieved, 1 immature, 1 fractured. 7 to work with. 4 out of 7 fertilized (Day 3: 1 8 cell grade 1, 2 8 cell grade 2 and 1 morula). Day 5 transferred 1 great blast and 1 morula (1 morula and 1 10 cell did not make it to freezing).
Beta Nov. 11 - BFP! (550) I am in shock!
Issues with spotting, Nov 20, second beta 11,000 and early ultrasound: saw gestational sac and yolk sac in the right place but concern about a cyst or possible ectopic near my ovary as well, 4 more ultrasounds over a 10 day period, last ultrasound on Dec. 2 'cyst' has not grown and baby measuring on target at 7wks, 1day with a heart beat of 153bpm.
Now taking Lovenox due to 2 heterozygous thrombophilias
Ultrasound on Dec. 18 (9 weeks, 5 days) baby on track, hb 167
Ultrasound on Dec. 22 due to extra heavy spotting, baby still measuring on track, hb 167 and dancing
Ultrasound on Jan. 8 (12 weeks, 5 days) baby on track, hb 160, baby doing crunches!
18 week anatomy scan scheduled for Feb. 16 - they lost my blood work for the second part of the IPS so no results for that today (they took blood again) but the 18 week scan went great, baby looked awesome and even gave us a little wave in between sucking her thumb and inspecting her toes. Yes, I said "her" - it's a little girl!
20 week ultrasound at Mt. Sinai and they agree, so far so good.
IPS results are in and they are excellent!
EDD: July 19, 2010
Baby girl arrived at 39 weeks, 2 days! July 14, 2010 3:12 am, weighing 7 pounds even.
May 2013 - The IVF Journey continues...one last try to see if a sibling is in the cards...
Did LIT, IVIg, Lovenox and low dose aspirin. 5 eggs retrieved, 1 immature, 1 fractured, 3 to work with, 2 fertilized with ICSI.
June 5, day 3 transfer of 2 8 cell grade 2 embryos.BFN
April 2014, one very last try - natural IVF with intralipids this time, 2! dominant follicles, 2 mature eggs retrieved, both fertilize with ICSI, day 3 transfer scheduled for April 13, transferred 1 8-cell grade one and 1 6-cell grade one (also using Lovenox and low dose ASA) fx!


#3 Lisa1995

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 02:56 PM

The also offer pre-natal classes with a tour so you can see the maternity ward for yourself beforehand.


TTC #1: starting in Feb 2005 "unexplained" (immune issues, elevated NK cells, 2 heterozygous MTHFR and 2 heterozygous thrombophilias - Factor XIII and PAI-1 mutations)
me-42, DH-42, married since 1995!
Tried: Naturopath, Chinese herbs, Acupuncture, Homeopathy
4 un-medicated IUI's BFN
IVF # 1 18 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 8 out of 16 fertilized (1/2 ICSI, half IVF), 5 made it to day 5 blast, transferred two, froze 3
first ever BFP m/c
FET #1 medicated, transferred two, started spotting 2 days later, full blown AF 5 days later (decided I don't react well to Estrace, will do natural frozen next time) BFN
FET #2 natural (but still with progesterone (crinone) support, transferred last blast from IVF #1 BFN
IVF #2 16 eggs retrieved, decided not to do ICSI this time since cycle #1 showed eggs could fertilize on their own, only 3 fertilized! None made it to blast for transfer no transfer! Disaster!
IVF #3 decided to add some repronex to the stims and do all ICSI. 18 eggs, 17 mature and 15 fertilized, 8 made it to day 5 blast. Transferred two blasts, froze 6 BFN
FET#3 added 3 HCG booster shots and doubled up on the crinone to prevent me from spotting early (as I often do), transferred 2 blasts, no spotting but a BFN anyway
FET #4- added ovidral just before my natural ovulation so they could pin point it more accurately with the 36 hour window, HCG shots again, plus double crinone BFN
January 2009 Consult with new RE in Markham - he finds a small septum, resected April 29, 09 - tells me to now try my last two frozen blasts
FET #5 - ET scheduled for June 15 (natural cycle with trigger, HCG booster and crinone) - BFN
On to Plan B- Switch clinic to Markham for
#4 Fresh IVF with IVIg, exploring immune testing - start BCP Sept 20. ER around week of Oct. 25
9 eggs retrieved, 1 immature, 1 fractured. 7 to work with. 4 out of 7 fertilized (Day 3: 1 8 cell grade 1, 2 8 cell grade 2 and 1 morula). Day 5 transferred 1 great blast and 1 morula (1 morula and 1 10 cell did not make it to freezing).
Beta Nov. 11 - BFP! (550) I am in shock!
Issues with spotting, Nov 20, second beta 11,000 and early ultrasound: saw gestational sac and yolk sac in the right place but concern about a cyst or possible ectopic near my ovary as well, 4 more ultrasounds over a 10 day period, last ultrasound on Dec. 2 'cyst' has not grown and baby measuring on target at 7wks, 1day with a heart beat of 153bpm.
Now taking Lovenox due to 2 heterozygous thrombophilias
Ultrasound on Dec. 18 (9 weeks, 5 days) baby on track, hb 167
Ultrasound on Dec. 22 due to extra heavy spotting, baby still measuring on track, hb 167 and dancing
Ultrasound on Jan. 8 (12 weeks, 5 days) baby on track, hb 160, baby doing crunches!
18 week anatomy scan scheduled for Feb. 16 - they lost my blood work for the second part of the IPS so no results for that today (they took blood again) but the 18 week scan went great, baby looked awesome and even gave us a little wave in between sucking her thumb and inspecting her toes. Yes, I said "her" - it's a little girl!
20 week ultrasound at Mt. Sinai and they agree, so far so good.
IPS results are in and they are excellent!
EDD: July 19, 2010
Baby girl arrived at 39 weeks, 2 days! July 14, 2010 3:12 am, weighing 7 pounds even.
May 2013 - The IVF Journey continues...one last try to see if a sibling is in the cards...
Did LIT, IVIg, Lovenox and low dose aspirin. 5 eggs retrieved, 1 immature, 1 fractured, 3 to work with, 2 fertilized with ICSI.
June 5, day 3 transfer of 2 8 cell grade 2 embryos.BFN
April 2014, one very last try - natural IVF with intralipids this time, 2! dominant follicles, 2 mature eggs retrieved, both fertilize with ICSI, day 3 transfer scheduled for April 13, transferred 1 8-cell grade one and 1 6-cell grade one (also using Lovenox and low dose ASA) fx!


#4 GraceM

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:46 PM

Congrats on your pregnancy.  I have not given birth there but I am a patient.  The official rules are two support people. I am not sure how strictly that is enforced.  It's worth calling your nurse and asking if you have questions.  I know people who have used doulas there and are very happy.

The care has been amazing. I am very happy with MS. 


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