Posted 25 May 2019 - 04:09 AM
I am so scared to jump in on this thread but feel like I need to be bold and go for. I am being so cautious because, if you read my full profile, it had taken me a long time and a ton of treatment to get my first positive. And what actually ended up working was something out of left field.
I am around 7 weeks today and had my first ultrasound. It was traumatic. [Side note: two days after I got my first positive I moved to the middle east. Solo. Husband is back in Canada. I am working here for likely two years. He may join next year]. I went for nausea meds a couple of weeks ago and the clinic I went to said they could book me in for my 7 week scan. It is not a fertility clinic or OB office. Just a clinic with a lot of different specialists.
Went today for my full bladder ultrasound. Radiologist did it. Was silent the whole time. Tells me after that I am only measuring 6 weeks and there is no heartbeat. I have a 2.4cm SCH. Asked if I want to see an OB there to discuss the results.
So I went to see the OB immediately. She reviews it all and asks if I want her to double check trans vaginally. Yes, please.
She turns the screen to me to immediately to show me one sac with a heartbeat. Then a second one. Twins! Both measuring 6w+5d which is about right as my IUI was April 20 and I felt myself ovulate the next day. Small bleed shown. Said it is normal with twins. Cervix looks good.
I go back in two weeks. I'm only on 100mg progesterone twice a day as this pregnancy is from my fifth IVF cycle that was converted to an IUI after I had three follicles take the lead very early and decided it wasn't worth the cost to retrieve them even though my husband has very high sperm antibodies so our chances with IUI were like 1-2%.
Due to it being twins my EDD is December but even if I was having a singleton I think due to my age (42 at due date) they like to induce at 38 weeks which would have brought me closer to end of December.
I'm supposed to try to take it easy for the next two weeks and go back for another ultrasound and some blood work. I have been trying to get back to the gym but my nausea and fatigue are brutal. Had a massive bleed a few days ago which also made me paranoid to do too much. And then my breast pain went for horrendous to almost nothing which made me worry I was miscarrying.
Sorry for such a long story. Happy to join the group after so many years on here. Fingers crossed I stay.
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(age 38) June 2016 IVF #1 antagonist, 13 mature eggs, 4 fertilized, 1 blast frozen
October 2016 FET #1 cancelled, thin lining
(age 39) April 2017 FET #1.1 BFN
July 2017 partner has vasectomy reversal
Feb & March 2018 - Medicated IUI x2 - BFN (even with 7 mature follicles on the 2nd IUI)
(age 40) May 2018 IVF#2, lupron flare, 7 mature eggs, 5 fertilized, 1 blast & 1 morula fresh transfer, BFN. 1 low quality blast frozen
June 2018 IVF#3 mini stim, 1 egg, immature
Sept/Oct 2018 IVF#4 antagonist with HGH - CANCELLED due to high estrogen/29mm cyst
Oct 2018 IVF#4.1 antagonist with HGH - 7 eggs, all mature, 6 fertilized, 2 blasts on day 6, PGS tested/euploid
November 2018 FET #2 w/immune protocol and 1 PGS tested - BFN
Locus Medicus testing for virus, bacteria and immune issues. Husband treated.
(age 41) April 2019 IVF#5 converted to IUI#3 due to follicle growth. BFP 12 day post IUI. Di/Di twins.
Dec 17 2019 - Baby boy and girl born at 36 weeks + 2 days. Everyone very healthy.
See my 'about me' page for more detail on my treatment history.