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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:39 PM

It's a wait and see approach. I went off all my aspirin which I was taking to help prevent pre-eclempsia. Dr in ER said the amount of blood loss due to sch has no relationship to pregnancy outcome. He said my risk of miscarriage at this point is 5%.

When I saw the blood in bed I cried out "I lost the baby". Not a good way to start the day. First time I saw DH cry.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 01:44 PM

Hi everyone, I'm really late joining in but like VieDe2, I had a loss last time and have been hesitant to get excited. I'm 10 weeks +4 today so I'm feeling a bit more confident and thought I should join a group. My due date is May 5th.
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 01:48 PM

Momsomeday we're due date buddies! Welcome!



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Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:12 AM

Momsomefay- welcome!

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:17 PM

Returnable- Im so sorry you had such a horrible scare! But so glad everything is ok. What is sch?

Chil22- how are you doing? Yes I can definitely see the benefit of not telling anyone about the process. It does get tiresome with everyone asking for updates. Hope you had an awesome reveal!

Welcome Viede2 and Momsomeday!

AFM- we had our 8 week ultrasound yesterday and everything is looking great- growth is on schedule, heart rate was 170. So we officially graduated from the IVF clinic and need to pick our OB. My morning sickness was pretty bad for a few days there but has been better the last couple. Ive continued an increased dose of B6 and doxylamine. Seems like the time release prescription just wasnt a big enough dose and I got worse. So glad Im getting some relief. Its been rough. We are taking the bump to its first concert festival the next 2 days. I will be taking it easy for sure and only going half days. I also got a dr note to hopefully be able to bring my bland snacks and vitamins with me. Ill be partying hard with those! Haha.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 07:08 AM

Crideout - SCH is subchorionic hematoma. It's when the placenta partially detaches from the uterine wall, causing bleeding between the uterine wall and the placenta. It doesn't affect the baby unless a large portion of the placenta detaches, then you lose the baby. They had noticed a small SCH in a previous ultrasound, but I wasn't bleeding. It was A LOT of blood on Wednesday, but the SCH is pretty much still the same size. I'm glad you have figured out a way for the medication to work to hopefully get some food into you. I hope you had a great time at the concert.

 

Chil - they didn't say when it will clear up. I think it's a wait and see game. I still have a little bit of blood but it is almost nothing.

 

Viede2 and momsomeday - how are you guys doing?

 

AFM - besides the scare last week my energy has been really down. My iron levels are low so as much as I can I'm trying to eat lots of beef and whatever else I can stomach with high iron. Last week I did my Harmony test so we should have the results next week. I'm still on the diclectin and am hoping the food aversion will ease off soon as I am super picky now with food when I wasn't at all before. 



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Posted 15 October 2018 - 08:37 AM

Oh the other thing we did last week was pick up our free baby box. I'm pretty sure the US has the program as well, and in Ontario it is available in most of the provinces (https://www.babyboxc...box-in-3-steps/). Our baby box came with a mattress, mattress cover, fitted sheet, Dove baby moisturizer samples, girl and boy mittens & socks, and a soother. In Ontario at least they get distributed from Telus stores, but you have to go through a few videos, take a quiz and then register to pick up a box. It is super early, but they had no pick ups in November in our town and we are away for a part of December, so I decided to get it now.



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Posted 15 October 2018 - 09:44 AM

Hi Ladies, Im tentatively joining in... after 19 years of IF and 5 ivfs, a bunch of FETs and IUIs, and 1 early MC, I am currently 6w4d pregnant - with a due date of June 6 - however we learned at our US on Friday that we are pregnant with twins - putting a new tentative due date of May 15.

Ive been following along on your stories as there isnt a June board yet. Honestly I havent allowed myself to get overly excited yet as I am still hesitant of all the bad things that can happen. After 19 years of IF, you get a bit jaded I guess. I thought the stress would lessen after getting a BFP, but then comes the hcg watch, then the GS size, fhr, etc... Im envious about those who dont even have to learn about these things lol. Sex, pregnant, baby 9 months later. Voila!

We went for our 6w1d US and saw 2 heartbeats - 1 at 107 and 1 at 99. So Ofcourse part of me is ok that perhaps we just caught them just starting to beat. The other part is a wee bit anxious that they arent more in the 120 range. We head back for another US next Friday.

As for Morning sickness, Ive been nauseous and queasy for about 2 weeks on and off. Threw up for the first time two days ago but not since. So now Im in the trap of wondering about disappearing symptoms and symptoms coming and going (which in my head I know is totally normal). Anyways, looking forward to an uneventful pregnancy and sharing this journey with you all.
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Posted 15 October 2018 - 09:50 AM

Welcome jennykash! Congratulations on the twins. Yes, the worrying never ends I think until you hold your babies. Then you get to worry about all that they are or are not doing for the rest of their lives. So never mind...the worrying NEVER ends :) Welcome to the group and it seems you'll be a better fit for the May due date anyway.



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Posted 15 October 2018 - 03:27 PM

Jenny- Welcome! So happy to have you and wishing you an uneventful pregnancy!

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:25 PM

Returnable - that must have been a scary week for you! There are lots of plant based sources of iron that might be easier to stomach. Some plain quinoa and butter or a handful of nuts might go down better than steak.


Jenny- Twins! Very exciting, did you transfer 2 or do you have identicals?

AFM - I had my first midwife appointment today which was exciting! She attempted to hear the heartbeat with a doppler but warned me it's about 50/50 at 11 weeks. No heartbeat found but we did hear the baby moving (apparently). Of course I'm anxious now but she wasnt concerned at all since I've had 2 ultrasounds already with the last heartbeat at 180. She said they like to hide behind the pelvic bone where the doppler cant reach them. 🤷‍♀️ I guess I shouldn't worry if she isnt worried. My first trimester screening ultrasound has been scheduled for October 26th so 🤞.

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 07:37 AM

Momsomeday - thanks for tips. Unfortunately though there are great levels of iron in some plant based sources, they are much harder for the body to absorb. I'm trying a combination of heme (meat sourced) and non-heme (plant sourced) iron just to make sure, and I'm pretty sure after my next clinic appointment, they will also make me take a supplement. Quinoa sounds delicious though. About the Doppler heart beat, I read that it is next to impossible to detect before 14 weeks. Are you doing the Harmony or Panorama tests at all, or just sticking with the NT translucency in combination with the blood work?

 

AFM  - still on the diclectin to help manage my complete food aversion, which allows me to at least eat though I have to pack it in more in the first half of the day. I still have a requisition for an ultrasound that I was supposed to do last week but then the hospital visit happened. I'm still getting a bit of blood here and there but it's basically spotting, sometimes fresh, sometimes old. My first pregnancy clinic appointment is October 29th, so I'm "patiently" waiting for that. Our Harmony results should be in next week.



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Posted 16 October 2018 - 11:50 AM

I decided not to do harmony or panorama, I feel like I've spent so much money already with ivf that I'd like to take the free route whenever possible. The major temptation for me is finding out gender earlier, but for 900 dollars...I'll wait the few extra weeks!

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 11:54 AM

I decided not to do harmony or panorama, I feel like I've spent so much money already with ivf that I'd like to take the free route whenever possible. The major temptation for me is finding out gender earlier, but for 900 dollars...I'll wait the few extra weeks!

 

What! $900? I paid $495 at Dynacare for the Harmony test. But I get you on the money.



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Posted 16 October 2018 - 11:57 AM

I was quoted 875 at my fertility clinic, maybe it's cheaper in different provinces? My quote is for BC. If it was only 500 I might reconsider...maybe I should do some research.

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 12:32 PM

I decided not to do harmony or panorama, I feel like I've spent so much money already with ivf that I'd like to take the free route whenever possible. The major temptation for me is finding out gender earlier, but for 900 dollars...I'll wait the few extra weeks!

 

Here you go: http://www.perinatal...ListSelfPay.pdf $495 at Dynacare in BC



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Posted 16 October 2018 - 02:32 PM

Thanks!

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:10 PM

Welcome Jennykash and Momsomeday!

 

Returnable - did you get your Harmony results? How are you feeling?

 

AFM - I am 11 weeks tomorrow. About 3 weeks ago, my gag reflex started to kick when flossing, brushing, or taking vitamins. Other than not being overly interested in any food, it hasn't affected eating but it is is pretty annoying. I am feeling good for the most part though have some aches in my abdomen every so often (chalking it up to things stretching). I don't know if I can still blame bloating but it is getting harder to conceal the little bit of belly that is starting.

 

I have a 12 week ultrasound at my fertility clinic booked for Oct 31st and an intake appointment booked with my midwife on Nov 6th. I am looking forward to transferring from the fertility clinic and not feeling like a science experiment anymore lol.

 

I am supposed to have my first appointment with the fertility specialist/obstetrician on Nov 7th but I am debating cancelling since 1) I will be signing over to the midwife the day before, 2) the doctor lacks bedside manner and some tact, and 3) it would save a paid sick day from work. Part of me wants to stay just to hear the results from the last ultrasound and the 12 week blood test, but argh, I don't want to risk some comment about midwifery from him either (He once told me that I had asked the day's stupidest question when he mistakenly said that he would transfer "embryos" and I asked for clarification if he wanted to transfer both of our embryos despite a clinic policy of single transfers). Thoughts?

 

Hope everyone is starting to feel a bit better.


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Feb 2016 - After years of avoiding with temping and charting, we took a chance and got pregnant. Looking back now, I almost don't believe it.

April 2016 - Miscarriage at 13w3d.

 

May 2017 - Worked with naturopath (acupuncture, CoQ10) for about 6 months

Sept 2017 - Referral to a fertility clinic for "secondary infertility"

April 2018 - IVF cycle. Wanted fresh but developed polyps and had to freeze: 5BA0 and another frozen on day 6 (11 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 2 were chosen as looking good).

June 2018 - Polypectomy

 

August 2018 - FET transfer of 5BA0

May 11 2019 - Son was born at 40 weeks

 

April 2021 - FET transfer of our second embryo

Due January 14 2021

 


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:19 AM

Good morning ladies, I think the case of pregnancy hormones may have officially kicked in... I’m 7w2d with twins and wow. I’m usually a pretty chill person but last night I got pretty cranky. DH had decided to tell his family despite it being super early where anything can Still happen. I can’t blame him as he’s 44, his brothers all have kids and he was always the one everyone assumed would never have kids. He’s super excited. I’ve suggested we wait and personally I am waiting until closer to 12w to tell any of my family (I don’t have a super close knit family and live far enough away where it’s not going to be an issue. I’ve told 2 close friends and keep reminding DH not to tell anyone that he wouldn’t be comfortable telling about a MC if something goes wrong... anyway, fast forward to last night. He tells his parents and it goes well. Whew. He tells brother #1 who’s response was - “do you know who the father is?” Yes ok, he was joking and that’s the type of razzing relationship they have but come on... really? So I get a bit snippy with DH - so basically your brother is asking if I sleep around? To which he’s of course saying that’s not what he meant. I know that but still... rude. Move on to brother #2, DH tells him and his first response is to ask how old I am and go on about the risks of having a baby at my age. Are you kidding me? #1. NOne of your business, #2 like I haven’t already worried about these sorts of issues, #3 your wife is OLDER than me and just had a kid, #4 I’m 38 not 60... uh I was ticked. Of course DH was defending him saying it was well intentioned and blah blah blah blah but my feelings were hurt. Then the brother goes on and on and on about how we NEEd to have a midwife, how they loved their midwife, how it’s the only way to go... well guess what, I’d love to have a midwife and thanks for your well intentioned advice but in my community the midwives aren’t certified for twins so take your opinion and shove it... like I said... I think the hormones have hit, As these responses are NOT like me. Thanks for listening to my rant. Sheesh I’m emotional and over reactive today.
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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:20 AM

JennyKash - I'm sorry that you did not get the responses you were hoping for, but it will be easier if you just accept that people will not always have the response you wish they had and not everybody will be supportive. It is not your DH's fault for how his family reacts. He's happy and just wants to share the news. I know it's not easy when all you want is support however. Just take a deep breath and know that only what you and DH think and feel is important.

 

VieDe - I am not sure whether it is bloating or what, but I had to cut out the front pockets out of my jeans and sew in elastic bands a few weeks ago as the jeans were getting uncomfortable. I have not gained any weight, so it's just things shifting around I guess. Good for you that you can still keep on eating. I wouldn't be able to without the diclectin. I think you might as well keep the appointment to get the results. I can't believe your clinic sees you that long. Mine were basically done with me once I had my viability scan, though that was through my monitoring clinic. I'm okay with that though as I am getting good care elsewhere.

 

Crideout - how are you doing with the nausea?

 

How is everyone else doing?

 

I have my first OB appointment tomorrow along with the NT ultrasound. Harmony results should be in Tuesday/Wednesday. My midsection is getting bigger, but I wouldn't call it a bump. I'm hoping we can get a good picture at the ultrasound tomorrow so that I can use it during our reveal lunch to our families in a few weeks. My bleeding seems to have subsided the last few days, so I'm hoping the SCH is calming down.



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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:57 AM

Returnable - I am glad to hear that the bleeding seems to be subsiding. Hope it comes to an end soon. I am glad that the diclectin is helping. I gave up normal pants some time ago as my body seems to bloat the minute the test comes back positive (happened during both pregnancies). Because my fertility doctor is also an OB, the clinic seems to assume you are staying unless you tell them otherwise.

 

JennyKash - I am sorry your DH's family reacted that way. Hopefully, the brothers remember (or their partners remind them) how it felt to have people give their opinions when their partner was pregnant and can keep their thoughts to themselves.


Me - 37, DH - 41, Married Nov 2015

 

Feb 2016 - After years of avoiding with temping and charting, we took a chance and got pregnant. Looking back now, I almost don't believe it.

April 2016 - Miscarriage at 13w3d.

 

May 2017 - Worked with naturopath (acupuncture, CoQ10) for about 6 months

Sept 2017 - Referral to a fertility clinic for "secondary infertility"

April 2018 - IVF cycle. Wanted fresh but developed polyps and had to freeze: 5BA0 and another frozen on day 6 (11 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 2 were chosen as looking good).

June 2018 - Polypectomy

 

August 2018 - FET transfer of 5BA0

May 11 2019 - Son was born at 40 weeks

 

April 2021 - FET transfer of our second embryo

Due January 14 2021

 


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Posted 23 October 2018 - 08:47 AM

So we had our 12 week NT scan yesterday and the baby was the perfect poser so we got really good profile pictures. I guess we'll know the results at our next appointment after the bloodwork is assessed along with the measurements. The baby was measuring on track with a good heart beat and sucked its thumb through most of the scan.

 

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 01:00 PM

Returnable - such a great picture! My scan is on Friday, hopefully it goes as well as yours has 🤞

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 10:14 AM

Good luck and let us know momsomeday!

 

My Harmony results all came back with really low probabilities for any of the three trisomies tested. Yay! I feel a huge sense of relief.


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Posted 26 October 2018 - 06:23 PM

Scan went really well! Got an awesome profile picture. Have to go back in on monday because the baby wouldn't roll far enough to one side so she couldnt get a measurement. I'm fine with an extra scan! Lol
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