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#26 Sheather

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 11:02 AM

Helen, I had to tell my parents when I was about 6 weeks as I needed help to get to the hospital and my husband was out of town. We then told my in laws a week later just to keep them in the loop, but informed them that it was still touch and go as I had been bleeding at the time. Just told my siblings and hubbys sisters this weekend (9weeks). We plan to announce publicly when I am 12 weeks which will be just a few days before my birthday!! Its completely up to you when you want to tell, I know some people wait till 12 weeks to tell anyone, but we were excited, plus I read somewhere that having a big support system if anything does happen, can make it a little easier for some.

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1999-Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at 15 y/o. Heavy chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplant. Never had period or ovulation after. Body is basically going through menopause without the assistance of estrogen.
2014-Endometriosis diagnosed

Donor eggs from my cousin gave us 1 fresh and 4 frozen embryos

1st Transfer- Fresh Embryo June 2013 ended in chemical pregnancy
2nd Transfer- FET August 2013 ended in early miscarriage at 6.5 weeks
3rd Transfer- FET July 31st 2015. BFN

ERA test done November 2015- determined my lining is pre-receptive. plan to do ET on day 8 of progesterone rather than day 6.  

4th Transfer- January 08 2016. BFN

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#27 jodycser

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 11:16 AM

Helen - pick away at my brain. Twins is such a different experience, its crazy, but wonderful. And yes Im on Diclectin for the nausea, but its not really working. Im trying my best to suck it up, but its not working.

I wish I still had my Doppler. I sold it after my twins were born. My sister in law has one that is her sister in laws (other side)...maybe theyll let me borrow it for a while?

As for telling people...all of our family and close friends already know. Our 8 year old daughter passed away 4 days before transfer day and although we were keeping it a secret up until then, it was just too stressful not to tell everyone at that point...so of course 2 weeks later everyone wanted to know the outcome. We arent telling anyone else and not announcing anything on facebook or anything else probably ever. We are very private people, and I really like to keep things personal if that makes any sense. People will find out when they see me all fat or when Im carrying around a baby after the fact.

ET Aug 2014 - 19 retreived, 6 made to 5 day blasts - sent to PGD Lab (freeze all)...4 blasts good to go!

November 2014 - 1st FET cycle...cancelled due to bad uterine lining

December 2014 - 2nd FET cycle....cancelled due to bad uterine lining

February 2015 - 3rd FET cycle...uterine lining got to 0.8mm...transferred 2 blasts...BFN

June 2015 - 4th FET cycle (only 1 blast left to transfer...one didn't make it through thaw).....we'll see...nope BFN

Oct 2015 - 31 retrieved, 8 made to 5 day blasts - sent to PGD Lab (freeze all)....6 blasts good to go!

Jan 2016 - 5th FET cycle...lining got to 6.5mm, not great, but Dr seemed confident...transferred 2 blasts...just waiting...finished waiting

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Beta #2 18dp5dt 14,950 th_aholysheep.gif

 


#28 HelenM

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 11:44 AM

Sheather, that totally makes sense, about having the support system. Ive thought about that one before. We live far from my family and I only see them a couple times a year, if that. I think for me because were so far away and I sometimes feel that we miss so much I really wanted to tell them in person, and I felt they should be the first to know! I did tell my best friend who is having serious health struggles, she needed some good news. Id get in trouble if DH found out though haha! My birthday is early March so itll be a nice present telling my family. Their due date is days from my husbands so its a fun year of birthdays this year.

Jody, Im sorry to hear about your daughter. Such a tough thing to happen. Im glad you have close friends and family for support.
That was another reason why we didnt tell anyone this time, people wanting to know the outcome. We told people on both our rounds of IVF and my husband had a really hard time with his mom calling him on the day we got our results to ask if it had worked. My family also sent flowers which was a sweet gesture but it was a bitter reminder that it hadnt worked every time we looked at them. We had a hard time dealing with their disappointment on top of our own. Since the donor embryo thing was such an unknown we decided to keep it to ourselves until we had good news to share instead of bad!
Im like you, Im not sure Ill do an announcement. My close friends or anyone really important will know because Ill tell them or theyll see the babies, but FB may never know lol

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IVF  w/ ICSI #1 Jan 2016

-15 eggs retrieved, 12 mature, 7 fertilized. Transferred 2 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze.th_abfn.gif

IVF w/ICSI #2 May 2016

-24 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 6 fertilized. Transferred 3 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze. th_abfn.gif

 

 


#29 HelenM

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 09:20 PM

I ate a cracker today while in the shower. My first weird pregnancy moment. I got up and felt fine, hopped in the shower and the morning sickness hit. Had to call out to my husband to bring me a cracker. Lesson learned: always eat the morning cracker lol

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IVF  w/ ICSI #1 Jan 2016

-15 eggs retrieved, 12 mature, 7 fertilized. Transferred 2 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze.th_abfn.gif

IVF w/ICSI #2 May 2016

-24 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 6 fertilized. Transferred 3 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze. th_abfn.gif

 

 


#30 jodycser

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 01:17 AM

Helen thats funny.

I had an appointment at the perinatal clinic today to discuss CVS testing 😒. We had PGD done on the embryo, but because of mine and my husbands genetic background we think its necessary to do additional testing. This embryo carries my husbands bad gene but my good one with the disorder we both carry, and we know that because of the PGD...we just need to be sure that the PDG was right unfortunately. The genetic Counsellor is going to book us in for the CVS test at 11 weeks and at that point we will be able to discuss the risks of doing the CVS with an SCH...the risk is higher, but without knowing the exact placement and size of it they couldnt answer how much higher. So when we go for the CVS they will do an ultrasound first to determine that, and then we have the option to back out and get an amnio at 16 weeks instead (which I really dont want because if it comes back at 20 weeks that this baby is carrying both genetic mutations the decision of what to do about it will be that much harder) why cant pregnancy just be easy and not stressful?!? My sister in law is 22 weeks pregnant right now and I could just pull my hair out every time she complains about random normal pregnancy stuff...but I bite my tongue because I know not everyone struggles...the real problem is she knows we do and she still complains about random normal things! She had an NT scan done at 12 weeks (which is 100% fine and normal), but she admitted to me that the only reason she did it was to have an extra ultrasound so she could see her baby! She didnt even want the results And I dont even think she went for the blood work that goes along with that ultrasound...what a waste of resources and time. Anyways rant over...I didnt have a great day.

ET Aug 2014 - 19 retreived, 6 made to 5 day blasts - sent to PGD Lab (freeze all)...4 blasts good to go!

November 2014 - 1st FET cycle...cancelled due to bad uterine lining

December 2014 - 2nd FET cycle....cancelled due to bad uterine lining

February 2015 - 3rd FET cycle...uterine lining got to 0.8mm...transferred 2 blasts...BFN

June 2015 - 4th FET cycle (only 1 blast left to transfer...one didn't make it through thaw).....we'll see...nope BFN

Oct 2015 - 31 retrieved, 8 made to 5 day blasts - sent to PGD Lab (freeze all)....6 blasts good to go!

Jan 2016 - 5th FET cycle...lining got to 6.5mm, not great, but Dr seemed confident...transferred 2 blasts...just waiting...finished waiting

Beta #1 13dp5dt 1960 th_abfp.gif yahoo.gif

Beta #2 18dp5dt 14,950 th_aholysheep.gif

 


#31 HelenM

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:14 AM

Jody, what a tough decision. I dont know much about SCH, but is it possible it will have shrunk or disappeared by then making it less stressful for you guys? If so I hope thats the case.
I just had this conversation with a friend yesterday, about how stressful pregnancy is for anyone who underwent ART for whatever reason. You think just getting pregnant will make things better but weve been immersed in the hard pregnancies and struggles for so long its tough not to worry.
I know I had two strong heartbeats and babies measuring right on target but I keep worrying something happened to one of them and cant wait to see them next week. I think I was fine until the Dr said when I saw him last week that the chances of miscarrying are higher until 10 weeks. Thanks for that 🙄
My fingers are crossed for you!

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IVF  w/ ICSI #1 Jan 2016

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IVF w/ICSI #2 May 2016

-24 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 6 fertilized. Transferred 3 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze. th_abfn.gif

 

 


#32 jrzostek

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:09 PM

Hey there HelenM my due date is September 6th! So it will be nice to have someone close in timeframe. I will only be delivering one though :-) 



#33 HelenM

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 09:27 AM

10 weeks today, graduation day! Last day of meds. There was a spring in my step this morning.
I cant wait until Wednesday for my next Dr apt and presumably ultrasound. I feel like after that Ill relax a bit knowing theyre both safe and sound.

Other than that, nausea continues so I have to constantly eat to prevent it. Im a stomach or side sleeper but in the last week Ive been finding myself being woken by my husband as Ive turned on my back and started snoring. Im not normally a snorer. Had to figure out how to prevent myself from turning on my back. A giant plastic hair clip worked last night so looks like thatll be part of the bedtime routine from now on! Between that and the waking up multiple times in the night to pee, nighttime isnt as relaxing any more.
Hope everyone else is doing well

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IVF  w/ ICSI #1 Jan 2016

-15 eggs retrieved, 12 mature, 7 fertilized. Transferred 2 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze.th_abfn.gif

IVF w/ICSI #2 May 2016

-24 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 6 fertilized. Transferred 3 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze. th_abfn.gif

 

 


#34 Sheather

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 03:00 PM

Yay Helen! I was 10 weeks as of yesterday. I am still on my estrogen patch but will take it off tomorrow. And I decided to wean myself off progesterone so only did two doses yesterday and will go down to one today and none tomorrow. Still so scared to stop but I know its time!

Ive been very uncomfortable this past week. My pelvic area has been super achy. I get lower back pain and occasional pain/pressure on my bowels... Im wondering if its due to my retroverted uterus...??
I also keep getting shooting pains on and off on the sides of my uterus/pelvis. Im wondering if round ligament pain, but seems a little early???
Still no OBGYN for me, the one I wanted is fully booked for September 😭 so sent in a referral to another, hoping to hear soon. Really just wanna know that babe is progressing well at this point.

Helen, my nausea gets really bad the minute I feel hungry so yes, its best to keep eating to keep it minimal. Smells are really getting to me now too. Its really crazy to me how much I am feeling, I honestly thought nothing much happened in the first trimester.... hahaha I was clearly naive!
Anyone else experience anything new or aches and pains etc?

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1999-Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at 15 y/o. Heavy chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplant. Never had period or ovulation after. Body is basically going through menopause without the assistance of estrogen.
2014-Endometriosis diagnosed

Donor eggs from my cousin gave us 1 fresh and 4 frozen embryos

1st Transfer- Fresh Embryo June 2013 ended in chemical pregnancy
2nd Transfer- FET August 2013 ended in early miscarriage at 6.5 weeks
3rd Transfer- FET July 31st 2015. BFN

ERA test done November 2015- determined my lining is pre-receptive. plan to do ET on day 8 of progesterone rather than day 6.  

4th Transfer- January 08 2016. BFN

on the list for IVF funding April 2017 :)


#35 StephaniElise

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 06:25 PM

Hello ladies. I was part of the October group as my original date was oct 17th. However, I found out I am having twins, upping my delivery for sept 25th. I am going into my eigth week and am super excited! We did a 2 embryo transfer on a 5 day frozen blastocyst. Both stuck!
I have PCOS and my husbands count is extremely low, so IVF was our only option! In the beginning I had little bleeding but a lot of cramps and I have ongoing nausea which is horrible! There are days that I cannot function without taking Meds for it. As for the progesteron and estrídial Meds, I was told to take it until my first trimester is done and not the 10 weeks some of you ladies have been told. Im currently Im Brasil (maybe they do it differently here) but plan to go back to Canada, Toronto, which is were Im from shortly after their birth. Here I have been doing an ultrasound every week since 4 week mark, except 7 and 8 I wont do ultra... only at 9 again. Once my first trimester is done I will need to find myself an OB. Where is everyone else from here?

Ps: sorry for long post... read the whole thread and trying to answer as much as possible here haha

#36 HelenM

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:06 AM

Sheather, funny thing was I had back aches and pulling in the very early weeks (like week 5) but I havent really had any since. I get crampy and twinges in my uterus but other than that so far not too much. I hope it doesnt get too painful for you. Hopefully you find a good OB soon. My GP didnt want to touch me with a ten foot pole because it was as she called it a very precious pregnancy. I really appreciate that, that she referred me immediately to an OB.

Welcome StephaniElise!
Im also having twins! Pretty crazy isnt it?! Thats a lot of ultrasounds. Did they say why? I had my ultrasound at 6 weeks to check what had implanted and then I think another one this Wednesday st just over 10 weeks. After that he said not another one til 20 weeks. As you say, I guess they do things differently depending on where you are who the Dr preference.

AFM, I have to say its really liberating to not have to worry about panty liners and progesterone goop anymore!
Feeling crampy this evening and really bloated.

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IVF  w/ ICSI #1 Jan 2016

-15 eggs retrieved, 12 mature, 7 fertilized. Transferred 2 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze.th_abfn.gif

IVF w/ICSI #2 May 2016

-24 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 6 fertilized. Transferred 3 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze. th_abfn.gif

 

 


#37 Sheather

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 06:45 AM

Welcome StepaniElise! I read your posts from the October due date board as I check in there at times since my pregnancy is at the very end of September ...I figure I will be over due a bit since everyone I know is usually a week or two late.
Another set of twins! Thats so exciting for you. And Im kinda jealous about all of your ultrasounds, I would love to have that confirmation that everything is going well. I guess with all we have been through to get here it all still seems surreal, and I cant help but think its not gonna happen. Would love to get passed that mindset.

Thanks Helen, I wish I had known to contact an OBGYN right away to get on a list... guess I know for next time. * She says optimistically *

Its weird cuz Ive noticed my nausea get really bad the last couple days but only for brief moments, as soon as I eat a cracker and drink water it seems to pass thankfully. Really hoping all these feelings start to subside over the next few weeks.

Helen, I have had some tummy cramps and bloating a bit since stopping my meds too, wonder if its just the bodies way of adjusting off them.

Anyways, happy Monday everyone.

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1999-Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at 15 y/o. Heavy chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplant. Never had period or ovulation after. Body is basically going through menopause without the assistance of estrogen.
2014-Endometriosis diagnosed

Donor eggs from my cousin gave us 1 fresh and 4 frozen embryos

1st Transfer- Fresh Embryo June 2013 ended in chemical pregnancy
2nd Transfer- FET August 2013 ended in early miscarriage at 6.5 weeks
3rd Transfer- FET July 31st 2015. BFN

ERA test done November 2015- determined my lining is pre-receptive. plan to do ET on day 8 of progesterone rather than day 6.  

4th Transfer- January 08 2016. BFN

on the list for IVF funding April 2017 :)


#38 HelenM

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 09:11 AM

Sheather, from what I was reading the morning sickness peak is around now so hoping were going to be on the downslope soon.
I wondered the same about my body adjusting to the meds. Guess well see over the next few days.

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IVF  w/ ICSI #1 Jan 2016

-15 eggs retrieved, 12 mature, 7 fertilized. Transferred 2 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze.th_abfn.gif

IVF w/ICSI #2 May 2016

-24 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 6 fertilized. Transferred 3 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze. th_abfn.gif

 

 


#39 Sheather

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 11:10 AM

Hey everyone, its been super quiet in here...suppose thats a good thing. Anyone planning on doing any of the early screening tests? Apparently there is a blood test that checks for abnormalities and can also tell you the gender? Im totally interested in that one!!

After staying up all night with bad pelvic, hip and back pain I called my family doctor (still waiting for OBGYN) however my doctor was booked up till after the March break.... they told me to go to the ER. After 5 long hours or more in the ER my baby is doing well. Measured 10weeks 4days exactly which is perfectly on track. Heartbeat was 168bpm. He advised me to take Tylenol for the pain for now as everything seemed to check out fine, but said if the pain persists or worsens over the next few days he wants to do more tests. Chalked it up to possible normal pregnancy symptoms.... 🙄 so Im a big baby. Had my appendix rupture and lived with that pain for 4 days...but apparently pregnancy is a lot for me. Lol. Oh well its good to have peace of mind that the baby is doing well!

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1999-Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at 15 y/o. Heavy chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplant. Never had period or ovulation after. Body is basically going through menopause without the assistance of estrogen.
2014-Endometriosis diagnosed

Donor eggs from my cousin gave us 1 fresh and 4 frozen embryos

1st Transfer- Fresh Embryo June 2013 ended in chemical pregnancy
2nd Transfer- FET August 2013 ended in early miscarriage at 6.5 weeks
3rd Transfer- FET July 31st 2015. BFN

ERA test done November 2015- determined my lining is pre-receptive. plan to do ET on day 8 of progesterone rather than day 6.  

4th Transfer- January 08 2016. BFN

on the list for IVF funding April 2017 :)


#40 HelenM

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 12:23 PM

Ouch! Sorry youre having such pain Sheather. I was up from 1:30-3:30 in solidarity with you if its any consolation with nausea. Funny because I thought it was getting better. Glad to hear your little one is right on track!

I just had my 10 week checkup and dr saw the babies on his nifty hand held ultrasound. Both heartbeats still so he said at this point he considers them both viable. I cried with relief when he left the room. Ive been stressing myself out lately that something was going to happen to one of them.
There they were though, one quiet and the other one dancing round.
He said he considers it safe to tell people now, so Ive told a few close friends. Well tell my family when we visit at the end of the month.

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IVF  w/ ICSI #1 Jan 2016

-15 eggs retrieved, 12 mature, 7 fertilized. Transferred 2 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze.th_abfn.gif

IVF w/ICSI #2 May 2016

-24 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 6 fertilized. Transferred 3 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze. th_abfn.gif

 

 


#41 jodycser

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 04:11 PM

Hey everyone! Nothing too exciting going on here, just checking in. Im still having some very light spotting daily, which sucks, but my ultrasound are showing my SCH is shrinking and still no one is concerned about it.

I have my CVS scheduled for Wednesday. Im not looking forward to it, and still dont know if Ill go through with it. Depends on the size and location of the SCH that day I guess. I was supposed to have an ultrasound tomorrow to check the SCH again, but I moved it to the Monday following my CVS test so I can have some reassurance after thats done that things are ok. Im excited to get the test results back...they do a gender test as part of it! They said I should have preliminary results a few days after the test is done, but the information that I really want (in regards to our known genetic abnormalities) wont be back for 3-4 weeks...which is basically why we opted for CVS instead of Amnio.

Sheather - as far as I know you are talking about the harmony test. From what I understand its a simple blood test that checks for Down syndrome and a few other disorders that are fatal to baby. It also tells you the gender, but from what my dr told me it costs around $800 and is not covered by provincial health insurance...he didnt know if it was covered by private insurance or not. I didnt ask him to look into it as I was having the CVS which tests for everything anyways.

ET Aug 2014 - 19 retreived, 6 made to 5 day blasts - sent to PGD Lab (freeze all)...4 blasts good to go!

November 2014 - 1st FET cycle...cancelled due to bad uterine lining

December 2014 - 2nd FET cycle....cancelled due to bad uterine lining

February 2015 - 3rd FET cycle...uterine lining got to 0.8mm...transferred 2 blasts...BFN

June 2015 - 4th FET cycle (only 1 blast left to transfer...one didn't make it through thaw).....we'll see...nope BFN

Oct 2015 - 31 retrieved, 8 made to 5 day blasts - sent to PGD Lab (freeze all)....6 blasts good to go!

Jan 2016 - 5th FET cycle...lining got to 6.5mm, not great, but Dr seemed confident...transferred 2 blasts...just waiting...finished waiting

Beta #1 13dp5dt 1960 th_abfp.gif yahoo.gif

Beta #2 18dp5dt 14,950 th_aholysheep.gif

 


#42 keepgoingforever

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 04:30 PM

Hello everyone. Just over 14 weeks here.

 

Sheather, we did NIPT (non-invasive prenatal test). The brand we took was harmony and it tests for down syndrome, etc as well as the gender. It cost us $600 but is covered by OHIP if you are over 40 or if the NT test comes back high risk. We had blood drawn at 11 weeks and got the results back by 12 weeks before the NT test. There are other brands as well. The other big one is panorama and you can get blood drawn by Lifelabs. That one costs $550 according to their website.

 

The NT test they ran for us in Ontario was eFTS. They do an ultrasound scan as well as one blood test. That takes about 1-2 weeks. There are others that take 2 blood tests but it takes much longer and I believe it is being phased out in Ontario.

 

Jodycser, good luck with your CVS!



#43 Sheather

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 06:04 PM

Thanks ladies for the info! My family doctor is sending me for the EFTS. I have that booked for March 20th. Guess I will have to wait to find out the gender. 😞
Cant believe I will be 11 weeks tomorrow!
I finally got my OBGYN!! Go see her April 13th when Ill be 16 weeks, seems so far but I know time will fly.
My pain has gotten a lot better today, very minimal. I think the pillow top my hubby got me made a huge difference!
I have also scheduled a massage for next week.

Good luck with your test Jody and hope everything looks great in your upcoming ultrasound!! 🤞🏻

Keepgoingforever, did you find out the gender?

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1999-Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at 15 y/o. Heavy chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplant. Never had period or ovulation after. Body is basically going through menopause without the assistance of estrogen.
2014-Endometriosis diagnosed

Donor eggs from my cousin gave us 1 fresh and 4 frozen embryos

1st Transfer- Fresh Embryo June 2013 ended in chemical pregnancy
2nd Transfer- FET August 2013 ended in early miscarriage at 6.5 weeks
3rd Transfer- FET July 31st 2015. BFN

ERA test done November 2015- determined my lining is pre-receptive. plan to do ET on day 8 of progesterone rather than day 6.  

4th Transfer- January 08 2016. BFN

on the list for IVF funding April 2017 :)


#44 HelenM

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 11:40 PM

Hows everyone doing?
Morning sickness subsiding?
Mine seems to be getting better, I no longer have to eat the moment I get up, or every two hours. In fact a couple days ago I realized I had missed lunch and hadnt eaten since breakfast and had no nausea. Still get it sometimes but definitely not as bad.
Newest thing over the last couple days is heartburn. Im hoping its just what I ate for dinner (chili) but well see!


Jody, I hope your CVS went well.
Sheather, Im glad you got your OBGYN, thats a relief!

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IVF  w/ ICSI #1 Jan 2016

-15 eggs retrieved, 12 mature, 7 fertilized. Transferred 2 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze.th_abfn.gif

IVF w/ICSI #2 May 2016

-24 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 6 fertilized. Transferred 3 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze. th_abfn.gif

 

 


#45 Sheather

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:51 PM

My morning sickness still comes in the odd waves. Sometimes its right after Ive eaten. But not as often as it was.
Helen, I suffer from GERD so Ive had heartburn all along. Just started to take Pepcid for it as I was told it was safe. Its been unbearable and made my nausea so much worse at times. It is brought on by nearly anything I eat😞
Ive been getting hip and side pain, like up in my ribs, the past two days. Other than that no changes for me. Maybe more mood swings than before, Im wondering if thats from stopping the meds?

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1999-Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at 15 y/o. Heavy chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplant. Never had period or ovulation after. Body is basically going through menopause without the assistance of estrogen.
2014-Endometriosis diagnosed

Donor eggs from my cousin gave us 1 fresh and 4 frozen embryos

1st Transfer- Fresh Embryo June 2013 ended in chemical pregnancy
2nd Transfer- FET August 2013 ended in early miscarriage at 6.5 weeks
3rd Transfer- FET July 31st 2015. BFN

ERA test done November 2015- determined my lining is pre-receptive. plan to do ET on day 8 of progesterone rather than day 6.  

4th Transfer- January 08 2016. BFN

on the list for IVF funding April 2017 :)


#46 HelenM

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:44 PM

Sheather, ouch, that does not sound comfortable! I just took a couple TUMS (the bottle had a dosage for pregnant women so Im going to assume its ok?!). Agreed, the nausea and heartburn seem to go hand in hand right now.
Ive been told by my husband that Ive been testier lately so maybe thats just a pregnancy thing lol!
Ive been crampy the last couple days too.
Im hopefully going to be telling my boss next week when I see her which will be a relief because then I can tell the rest of my team. Its getting old just telling my coworkers yeah I still cant move heavy things without giving them a reason.
Ive been craving fresh fruits and veggies the last bit too which Im totally ok with as far as pregnancy cravings go!

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IVF  w/ ICSI #1 Jan 2016

-15 eggs retrieved, 12 mature, 7 fertilized. Transferred 2 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze.th_abfn.gif

IVF w/ICSI #2 May 2016

-24 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 6 fertilized. Transferred 3 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze. th_abfn.gif

 

 


#47 Sheather

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:07 AM

I was taking 6 tums a day but it was doing nothing. Apparently tums only give relief for 30-60 minutes whereas Pepcid gives relief for 12 hours and can prevent heartburn in general. Its been a big help!!

Im sure telling your boss and team will be a huge relief and will make all of this seem so real. When I told my siblings I got so emotional cuz it suddenly wasnt a secret, it was a real thing lol.

Grapes, I have been craving grapes like mad, lol. I even bought over priced grapes, $3.99/lb came to almost $9 for a bag of grapes...but it was so worth it haha!

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1999-Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at 15 y/o. Heavy chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplant. Never had period or ovulation after. Body is basically going through menopause without the assistance of estrogen.
2014-Endometriosis diagnosed

Donor eggs from my cousin gave us 1 fresh and 4 frozen embryos

1st Transfer- Fresh Embryo June 2013 ended in chemical pregnancy
2nd Transfer- FET August 2013 ended in early miscarriage at 6.5 weeks
3rd Transfer- FET July 31st 2015. BFN

ERA test done November 2015- determined my lining is pre-receptive. plan to do ET on day 8 of progesterone rather than day 6.  

4th Transfer- January 08 2016. BFN

on the list for IVF funding April 2017 :)


#48 HelenM

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:17 AM

Haha yep, I went to the grocery store last night specifically for fruit and spent $35 on fruit alone! Made myself a giant fruit salad for the week but I think its only going to last a few days lol
Im all for these cravings though, nice and healthy!
Weirdest thing happened last night. I woke up at 3 with a very full bladder which is totally normal lately (2-3 times a night to pee since week 6). I couldnt pee though! I could do a little at a time but could not just let it all go. Really uncomfortable. I googled, because thats what you do 🙄 and read that sometimes your uterus can press on your bladder or ureter and prevent you from being able to go. Some women had to go to the ER to get drained! Definitely something Im going to keep an eye on because I dont want to get there!

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IVF  w/ ICSI #1 Jan 2016

-15 eggs retrieved, 12 mature, 7 fertilized. Transferred 2 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze.th_abfn.gif

IVF w/ICSI #2 May 2016

-24 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 6 fertilized. Transferred 3 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze. th_abfn.gif

 

 


#49 Sheather

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:12 AM

Oh yikes! Try leaning forward on the toilet seat when you pee. I was told to pee and then when you think you are done start over like you just sat down. I usually end up doing this 2-3 times and I am peeing for like 10 minutes lol. Hopefully its not a UTI. Those are extremely common in pregnancy! Keep track of it and if you get pain I would call your doc. Take care!

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1999-Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at 15 y/o. Heavy chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplant. Never had period or ovulation after. Body is basically going through menopause without the assistance of estrogen.
2014-Endometriosis diagnosed

Donor eggs from my cousin gave us 1 fresh and 4 frozen embryos

1st Transfer- Fresh Embryo June 2013 ended in chemical pregnancy
2nd Transfer- FET August 2013 ended in early miscarriage at 6.5 weeks
3rd Transfer- FET July 31st 2015. BFN

ERA test done November 2015- determined my lining is pre-receptive. plan to do ET on day 8 of progesterone rather than day 6.  

4th Transfer- January 08 2016. BFN

on the list for IVF funding April 2017 :)


#50 HelenM

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:08 PM

Yeah, Im the same, peeing constantly or for long periods of time. Sitting up ramrod straight also seems to help, between that and the leaning forward its like acrobatics just to pee!

TTC since Oct 2013

IVF  w/ ICSI #1 Jan 2016

-15 eggs retrieved, 12 mature, 7 fertilized. Transferred 2 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze.th_abfn.gif

IVF w/ICSI #2 May 2016

-24 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 6 fertilized. Transferred 3 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze. th_abfn.gif