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#1 amp77

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 05:23 PM

Looking for advice from someone who has done pre-natal yoga... I have never done yoga at all and am not very flexible but was considering pre-natal yoga... will I be a complete fish out of water, or do they typically cater to completely new people too?

 

The local yoga place is little lotus yoga.  I will likely ask them as well but was looking for input from someone who may have done it.


Age 39, DH 43 in Oct.

TTC on and off since 2007 before our second IVF, in 2014, brought us our beautiful son.

 

FET #1 -  Sept 2016

Day 1 - Sept. 9

Monitoring - Sept. 18-22

Lining Check - Sept. 22 (11.3 mm)

Transferred 5B-BB Sept. 25 - BFP!!!  HCG 890 @ 12dp5dt and Progesterone 95.
Midwife appointment Sept. 19 and first ultrasound Nov. 4
3 Frosties left

 

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Seems like forever ago...

 

Age 37, DH 40.

TTC on and off since 2007

Unexplained Infertility

 

IVF #1 - April 2014 - BFN - no frosties

 

IVF #2 - July 2014 - BFP - 5B-AB and 4 frosties (5B-BB, 2x4B-BB and 3B-BB)

Apr. 13, 2015 - Daniel Erik was born at 5:05 am, weight 8 lbs, 13 oz, and 22" long.  He is perfect in every way.

 

 


#2 lynblair

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 09:43 PM

I did prenatal yoga, and loved it.  I found it a great way to relax, stretch, get a bit of exercise and mostly connect with my babies.  I have done a lot of yoga in the past, but I am sure you will be fine if you have never done any before, as prenatal yoga does tend to be gentle.  Have fun!




TTC: 4 years
Dx: Recurrent Miscarriages and Male Factor

Feb 2009: BFP - #1 miscarriage at ~ 6 weeks
May 2010: BFP - #2 miscarriage at ~ 6 weeks
October 2010: BFP - # 3 miscarriage at ~ 6 weeks
November to March: Clomid for 3 cycles - BFN
Work up for Recurrent Losses - All normals for me
April 2011: BFP - #4 Miscarriage at ~ 6 weeks
Diagnosed with Male Factor - Joined wonderful clinic in BC
May 2011 - Started IVF, delayed due to flare (lupron)
August 2011 - IVF #1 - 2 perfect embryos transfered (4 frosties) - BFN
October 2011 - Start FET, delayed by a month because of flare (lupron)
Jan 2012 - FET #1 - 2 perfect embryos - BFN
Feb 2012 - FET #2 - 1 perfect embyos, 1 50% expanded - BBFFN
Had 10 (or maybe more) embryos try to grow and no such luck yet??
Finished homestudy, waiting to be on the active list for private adoption is Alberta and USA.
May 2012: IVF #2 - 2 (3AA and 2AA) blasts transferred (3 frozen) - the wait begins.......
Mild OHSS symptoms (re)start on 6dp5dt
8dp5dt Hpt = BFP!!!!!!
10dp5dt - Beta #1 - 505
12dp5dt - Beta #2 - 1485 (doubling, yipee!)
Come on babies, please grow so we can meet you!
6w4d u/s - shows a twin pregnancy, but just one detectable heartbeat @113pbm.
7w4d u/s - 2 babies on board, measuring right on track, heartbeats @ 155 and 163.

12w3d - NT scan - all parts accounted for, measuring 12w3d and 12w2d, HB 149 and 147. Waving and kicking around.
21w3d - Anatomy scan #1 - both babies growing well and measuring 3-5 days ahead. 1lb1oz and 15 oz. Babes too busy to get all images.
22w2d - Anatomy scan #2 - babies doing great, still really active but all systems on mom and babies are looking good. 1lb2oz and 1lb1oz!!
28w4d - U/S - babies looking good, HB 150 and 154, measuring 28w6d and 2 lbs 12 oz.
32w1d - U/S - babies doing so great!! Measuring 4lb2oz and 4lb4oz, getting chubby cheaks. All systems are good to go, these babies look like they will be in momma for a while. We are so incredibly, incerdbly blessed and so in love.
34w2d - U/S - babies doing great, both very big at 4lb15oz and 5lb1oz. All measurements great.

35w6d - Admitted to hospital with high blood pressure.  NST great!!  2 cm dilated

36w1d - U/S - babies are doing good, saw one stick out its tongue.  Baby A measuring 5 lbs 3 oz and baby B measuring 5 lbs 14 oz.  

36w4d - Induction for high blood pressure.  3 cm dilated, MD broke water, 2 hours of hard labour with an epidural.  

Babies make it safe and sound, thank you universe and everyone.  

Baby A - Cierra was born at 5lbs 11 oz, and 16 minutes later Baby B, Emmett was born at 5 lb 1 oz. 

Momma got to take them back to her room with her.  We are so in love it hurts!  

Babies came home < 48 hours after delivery, we are so incredible blessed and grateful. 
 


#3 silverdollar

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:16 AM

Prenatal yoga is a great way to meet other moms to be who will have babies the same age. You don't need to have any previous yoga experience and generally the poses are all very gentle.

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#4 amp77

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 09:11 AM

Thanks for the feedback!  I will contact them!


Age 39, DH 43 in Oct.

TTC on and off since 2007 before our second IVF, in 2014, brought us our beautiful son.

 

FET #1 -  Sept 2016

Day 1 - Sept. 9

Monitoring - Sept. 18-22

Lining Check - Sept. 22 (11.3 mm)

Transferred 5B-BB Sept. 25 - BFP!!!  HCG 890 @ 12dp5dt and Progesterone 95.
Midwife appointment Sept. 19 and first ultrasound Nov. 4
3 Frosties left

 

<a href="https://lilypie.com/"><img src="https://lbdf.lilypie.com/9GKrm4.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie Pregnancy tickers" /></a>

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Seems like forever ago...

 

Age 37, DH 40.

TTC on and off since 2007

Unexplained Infertility

 

IVF #1 - April 2014 - BFN - no frosties

 

IVF #2 - July 2014 - BFP - 5B-AB and 4 frosties (5B-BB, 2x4B-BB and 3B-BB)

Apr. 13, 2015 - Daniel Erik was born at 5:05 am, weight 8 lbs, 13 oz, and 22" long.  He is perfect in every way.

 

 


#5 maryd

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 01:09 PM

Loved prenatal yoga and definitely didn't require previous experience in my class at Yoga Sanctuary.



#6 galfromaway

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 06:54 PM

Love love loved prenatal yoga. Felt so good to do something for me while pregnant, to continue my practice, and be around other soon-to-be-moms at different stages of pregnancy. It was also nice to continue into the mom and baby yoga classes afterwards with the same ladies.


Our story:

Nov 2009 - laparoscopy, endometriosis removed.
Jan-July 2010 - Clomid. Nuffin.
Nov 2010- IVF attempt 1 - two embryos transferred
Dec 2010 - Positive beta
Jan 2011 - Blighted ovum sad.png
Oct 2011 - IVF attempt 2
Nov 2011 - Negative beta. Done.
Winter 2011/12 - published: http://offbeatmama.c...t-not-defective
Spring 2012 - PRIDE training
July 11, 2012 - positive HPT - WTF??!!! Natural pregnancy it seems! Approx 6.5 weeks along
July 20, 2012 - Appointment with doctor. Ultrasound - it's in there!! 7w6d along, due March 1, 2013!

 

This is really happening! *happydance*

 

February 25, 2013 - Dakota Rose arrived after a somewhat unexpected c-section. And we are so in love. :)

 

 

 


#7 luna123

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 10:28 AM

Yes, you can do prenatal yoga without any prior experience. The poses are very gentle and if you can't hold them for very long, that is ok! Yoga is a great way to calm your mind and connect with your breath (important in labour!) just as long as you don't try to compare yourself to others. I did do yoga before I got pregnant, which helped as I was familiar with the names of different poses, but it's not necessary. The instructors will help you out. Arrive early to your first class, explain that you're new and they'll look out for you :)



#8 Nadira

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 09:58 PM

I know this is an old thread, but I enjoy yoga. Before I was actively involved in IF treatments, I loved my hot yoga classes. Those have taken the back burner. I am looking to take prenatal yoga classes. Does anyone have any good recommendations for Calgary?


Me: 33 Suboptimal Hypothyroidism, taking low dose synthroid

DH:43 Celiac Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Gout

Together 6 years, Married 3

DH has 11 yr old son from previous marriage - equally shared custody

 

Dx: unexplained

 

TTC since Sept 2013

 

Started with RFP March 2015

 

Clomid 100mg with IUI x 4 th_abfn.gif

 

IVF #1 July 2016

Antagonist Protocol: Day 7, 4 follicles only, they had grown big very quickly.

Cancelled IVF cycle at this point and converted to Superovulation IUI th_abfn.gif

 

IVF #2 Sep/Oct 2016

Flare Protocol:

BCP Mirvela x 21 days

Stim x 12 days, u/s showed 9 follicles.

Oct 8 - ER 4 eggs, 2 mature, other 2 matured in culture. ICSI all 4, 3 fertilized successfully.

Oct 11 - ET of 2 embryos on day 3. 3rd embryo stopped growing in lab, unable to freeze

Oct 24 - 13dp3dt - HPT: th_abfp.gif yahoo.gif

Oct 26 - 1st Beta level - 1145! (15dp3dt)

Oct 28 - Beta #2 - 3086 (17dp3dt) 

Oct 30 - Beta #3 - 5581 (19dp3dt)

Nov 1 - Beta #4 - ~12100 (21dp3dt)

Nov 3 - Beta #5 - 20135 (23dp3dt)

Nov 5 - Beta #6 - 29862 (25dp3dt)

Nov 9 - Early u/s at 6w4d to rule out ectopic, baby measuring 6w4d at 7.1mm HB 120

Nov 14 - 7 week u/s dating & viability canceled by EFW due to u/s 5 days prior

Dec 19/16 - Nuchal translucency scan, all went well HB 162

Feb 2/17 - met Ob, measuring on track, HB 150

Feb 9 - detailed scan pending

July 1/2017 - EDD