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Donor Pregnancy Buddies
Posted 11 June 2018 - 03:59 PM
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Pinkbuddha: I am glad you have the regular IVs going but sorry to hear they are blowing out. Definitely sounds like a PICC line would be a good idea.
Winterfell: I am glad the UTI episode resolved. I think we all worry about something being wrong all the time. Even while practically dying from HG I have still been scared that something is wrong.
SJSP: Definitely celebrate every milestone no matter how small at this point. When is your u/s at Hannam?
We had our 20 week anatomy scan on Friday. I was feeling pretty anxious going into it as I haven't gained any weight since 9 weeks due to the HG. With all the HG meds I was also stressed about potential increased risk of birth defects. I had nothing to worry about as she is thriving and measurement over a week ahead. As usually she was super active and uncooperative so I have to go back on the 29th to try and get the correct spine shots. She literally rolled in every direction but the one we needed. I can feel her moving daily now so that is helping to decrease some of my anxiety. Still feeling pretty depressed overall with the HG. After the horrible fertility journey we went through getting HG has made it feel like every enjoyable part of the experience has been taken away. I am trying to just focus on just making it through each week and eating/drinking enough to keep both are us alive. Atleast I am still able to work which gives me some form of positive distraction.
Me:33 DH:37 Dx MFI
Ottawa Fertility Centre:
IUI#1 Feb 2016: gonal-f/centrotide
1.5mil post wash BFN
IUI#2 April 2016: gonal-f/centrotide
400,000 post wash BFN
IVF#1 July 2016:long agonist protocol(bcp/suprefact, gonal-f 150iu, Ovidrel)
AFC 28, 12 retrieved 8 mature, 1 fertilized with ICSI BFP ended in CP
IVF #2 Nov 2016:long agonist protocol(gonal-f 125 iu and luveris 75 added)
AFC 18, 3 eggs retrieved 2 mature, total ICSI failure
IVF#3 July 2017: Antagonist protocol( gonal-f, menopur, centrotide, double lupron trigger)
AFC 32, 17 eggs retrieved, 14 mature 6 eggs frozen as back up, 8 PICSI 3 fertilized and arrested at morula/stage 2 blast.
IVF#3.5 Thawed 6 eggs for fertilization with PICSI and AOA. 2 out 6 thawed, 1 fertilized and arrested day 3.
Final diagnosis of severe male factor with sperm head defect and unexplained egg cytoplasm dysfunction. Moving onto known embryo donation!
Create Fertility (Donor Embryos):
FET#1: December 2018 BFN
FET#2: February 2018 BFP
Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:37 PM
Winterfell! So happy to see you here! What happened last week sounds terrible, but I'm happy you are fine now.
I'm having lots of symptoms! I'm nauseous all the time (yay!) I even ran out of bed to the bathroom a couple of times over the weekend. I'm not puking, just feel sick. And honestly, because it's manageable, not what Pink is going though, I'm happy to have symptoms. Today was my first real day back at work - that said, I did work about 20 hours on my "week off" last week. I found I was pretty exhausted today and had to triple check every email for typos. SO MANY TYPOS! Drinking lots of water and having small meals is helping with the sickness.
I actually felt sick 3 days before my 1st beta - I put it down to maybe eating something that didn't sit right with me.
My ultrasound is a week today! This will be a busy week, so it'll go by quickly.
Abrianna! Happy to see you here too! I love that your little one is so active! So sorry about the HG, but happy you are functioning!
Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:25 PM
I figured I would join you on here since the September due date board isnt very active at all and we share something in common!
Im 24 weeks pregnant with twin boys thanks to anonymous embryo donation through our clinic after two failed rounds of IVF with our own gametes. The most magical gift anyone could have given us. Both my husband and I are nesting hard core right now. Hard to believe its all coming true after 5 years of struggles!
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.
IVF w/ICSI #2 May 2016
-24 eggs retrieved, 16 mature, 6 fertilized. Transferred 3 day 3 embryos. Nothing to freeze.
Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:17 AM
I have been travelling this weekend for a friends birthday party and visiting other friends and to my clinic for my first ultrasound. I missed A LOT while I was gone but I want to get caught up and will write more soon.
I just wanted to say Hi and let you all know that I had my first ultrasound yesterday and it was amazing. We got to see the heart beating and I am measuring almost on track, only one day behind yesterday they said I was 7w1d and gave me a due date of January 27, 2019.
Everything looked good so I don't have to travel anymore and I will have my next ultrasound June 25th in Ottawa (home to me) so that will be much less stressful.
I am off now for my first appointment with my GP to discuss next steps and to get an ODB/GYN.
Again I haven't had time to catch up on all that was posted since I was sort of out of range of technology on the weekend. I read a bit on the other thread but not this one yet. Just wanted to come and say hello and I'll have a lot more to say later.
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FET - May 10, 2018. May 19 + HPT!! 1st Beta May 22 - 435!! 2nd Beta May 24 - 995!! June 21st - IT"S A BOY!!! EDD January 26, 2019
Our son arrived on January 18, 2019
FET #2 - Oct 6, 2019. ++++ We are pregnant again. Having another boy! EDD June 23, 2020
Our 2nd son arrived on June 25, 2020
Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:24 PM
I feel like Im in the same row boat with these ladies and also because we had success around the same time.
Today the nurse cracked the whip. Im going to get a PICC line. My IV blows out after each infusion. I hate being a pin cushion. Ive lost now 18 pounds in 14 days. Thursday I will be 10 weeks. So I have to get hydrated. Im waiting to hear when that is going to happen.
Hey Balance Ive been thinking about you. Seeing that ultrasound had to be amazing. Im just so thrilled for you❤. Have you thought of names yet? Ive picked my two sets. I also started my baby registry to help me focus on the joy of having babies. Just generic stuff for now until we find out genders.
Abrianna I am surprised you can work. I have been off since May 15. Can you take frequent breaks? What did they give you for your nausea?
Hello to everyone else. Im feeling like vomiting again so Ill check in later. ❤ Pink
Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:20 PM
Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:47 PM
I'm hoping adding Zantac twice daily will help me. Also I like club soda but only small sips.
Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:50 PM
When are everyones ultrasounds? I dont have another scheduled yet. The last one was last week. Everything looked great. I have my first appointment with the high risk OB next week. Ive been seeing everyone but her. Im hoping to be able to stop the extra hormone stuff soon. I heard at 12 weeks but who knows. My poor hips and butt are so lumpy and sore from the shots.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 05:44 PM
AFM - > 40, 35 and a half weeks pregnant with twins (double donor). Dealing with pregnancy induced hypertension.
Good luck to all on this journey, whatever stage you are at!
Posted 13 June 2018 - 05:47 PM
My schedule for the day for meds was - two diclectin on rising. A dose of gravol (I believe its called paracetamol in the US?)and gravol ginger two hours later. One diclectin at midday. Another dose of gravol and gravol ginger two hours later. Two diclectin around seven pm. I too had all day nausea. I also had hypersalivation so not only was I losing fluid through vomiting but I was drooling and having to spit out over a liter of saliva a day. It was difficult to stay hydrated when I was so sick. Small sips of fluid more frequently helped a lot. I couldnt stomach water either so I was drinking about 2 liters of milk a day at least!
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:58 PM
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:04 PM
How did the first ultrasound go? I hope that everything is going well with you!
Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:05 PM
RE: Dental effects of the HG.
Does mouthwash help at all?
I had a really difficult time brushing my teeth without gagging. Mouthwash helped a bit, as long as it didn't touch the back of my throat.
Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:11 PM
Iced tea sounds like a really good idea.
I wonder if a little bit of lemon would help, and that's one way to get a little bit of citrus.
Do other people have suggestions for drinks that would stay down?
Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:15 PM
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:29 PM
I have tropical tea really nice. I do like lemon.
Does the citrus acid hurt your stomach at all?
I wondered if acid-based fruits affected the nausea different from base- foods like bananas and yogurt?