Pregnant x4

edited June 2014 in Multiples
Don't really know where to post on these boards. I had introduced myself on Success after IF and then saw this board- so here goes.
Hey all! I am newly pregnant after quite the battle with infertility. I've been in recovery from an eating disorder for several years and still believe that might have had something to do with it. I had an iUi with follistim on May 7&8. I quickly developed OHSS, which became exacerbated as my HCG rose. I gained about 13 pounds in fluid and ended up in the ER the night of my confirmed pregnancy bc I couldn't breathe. When I followed up with my RE, he hinted that I might have multiples.
Monday, he confirmed- I am currently expecting quads. They are measuring .72cm, .66cm, .57cm, & .39cm. The RE said the small one had about a 50% chance of survival but that it's still too early to tell. At first. I was in shock. But with each passing day, the thought is growing on me and I want all my babies to make it...
I'm just looking for any feedback and support. I have an appointment with a high risk specialist on July 9 but think I want to meet with him sooner. I follow up with my doctor next week to see how they are growing.... I'm nervous and excited and completely in love with my little beans
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  • Congratulations and lots of luck to you and your little ones.
    Me (37) DH (39); PCOS changed to Unexplained, changed to DOR in 2012 (finally a correct diagnosis!); 
    Started TTC 2009 with RE after 6 months.  
    Clomid + Trigger x2; 
    IUI + Femara x1,
    IUI + Follistim x2;
    IVF #1 (MDL) February 2013- BFN.
    IVF #2 (antagonist) May 2013, First BFP of my life. 
    Identical twin miracle BOYS (!!) headed our way- due date is technically 2/4/14 but c section is scheduled for 1/7! 

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  • Congrats!!! You are in the right place! These ladies are all really great and supportive! They are awesome at andweig questions and letting you vent if you have to! lol
    This is my first pregnancy and we are 15weeks with twins! Which was a huge surprise to us but it sounds like you have quite the surprise yourself!
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  • Congrats to you! July 9 does seem a long time away- I would call back and see if you could be seen earlier or just watched closely by your RE. I'm only having twins and we still had once or twice a week ultrasounds with the RE until 10 weeks. Best of luck to you!
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    4 IUIs with Clomid, Letrozole, and Menopur. All BFN.
    9/12: lap / hysteroscopy: found and removed mild endometriosis, cervical polyp, and 2 para-tubular cysts
    5/13 IVF #1: Follistim, Menopur, Ganirelix, 10R/4M/4F, ET of 2, 5 cell and 4 cell, no frosties = BFN
    12/13 IVF #2 = November / December 2013. Microdose Lupron Protocol: 15R/6M/6F, Froze all 6 due to high E2 and P4
    FET 1: Jan 22, 2014 of one 4AB blast and one 3BB blast (3 blasts on ice!)
    BFP on HPT 4dp5dt, Beta #1 9dp5dt: 310, Beta #2 11dp5dt: 899
    First u/s on 2/17/14: TWINS!!!!! both w/HBs of 114 at 6w3d, HBs 150 and 152 at 7w5d

    5/27/2014: Team purple!!!!  EDD 10/10/2014 / 
    Delivered by c-section at 32w0d 8/15/2014 due to preeclampsia/HELLP syndrome
    Baby Boy 4lbs 1oz, 17 inches
    Baby Girl 3lbs 5oz, 16 inches

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  • Welcome! My local multiples group has one set of quads.
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    Oh congrats!
    Someone from my home town had quads a couple of years ago (they are all doing well now), I think she got a ton of support from other quad parents via blogs as well as multiples boards and groups.

    Good luck with your specialist. I found it really helpful to find out everything I could about our Dr, and the hospital's high-risk obstetrics team before I met with them, as well as any resources for high-risk pregnancies and future NICU care; it helped me find my way through while we got to know all the people there.
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    Our IF/TTC journey since Nov 2012.

    Me: dx of DOR in Nov. 2012. Low AMH, AFC - 6, Normal FSH, SS-A (RO) Antibodies (Autoimmune issues), tubes clear, Sono (November 2013) NORMAL! <p>

    7 IUI's - December 2012-September 2013.  Medicated, Injected, Triggered.... all BFN.

    My Love:  (the amazing @Healz413)
    Normal AMH & FSH, AFC ~27, blocked tube dx'd via HSG in 2012.   Hydrosalpinx & ovarian cyst dx'd in May 2013.
    dx of Stage IV Endo & bilateral salpinectomy in June 2013.  


    Partner IVF#1a- December 2013 - H's eggs, my Ute - CANCELLED due to low response
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    We lost our beautiful Twin baby girls on June 18, 2014.  Tavin Sara and Casey Elizabeth were born at 21 weeks gestation and were absolutely beautiful, precious, amazing babies.  We miss our daughters every day and love them with all our hearts.


  • Congrats x4! You're definitely in the right place!
    Me: 33 DH: 36 Unexplained IF
    First pregnancy - DS 01-Apr-09;
    3rd cycle Clomid/IUI after 2 years TTC
    TTC #2 since ~June 2010
    IUI #1 & 2 - Clomid/IUI - BFN
    IUI #3 &4 - Gonal-F/Ovidrel and IUI -- BFN
    IUI #5 - Gonal-F/Ovidrel and IUI -- BFP!!
    EDD: March 22, 2013
    It's triplets!!

  • Congratulations! Wishing you a healthy pregnancy. Drinks tons of water. Eat loads of protein. And rest up. Your body is doing amazing stuff!
                         My fraternal twin boys. Born Sept 2013.
  • Congratulations!!!! Wishing you and your babies a healthy pregnancy.

    Mom to 3 wonderful girls:
    Eva, born on 1/2/11
    Celia and Lily, born on 5/17/13
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    Welcome and Congrats! I wish the best for you and all four of your babies!

    Age: 35 TTC since 2005, MFI & DOR 

    IVF #1 Sep '11 - canceled poor response

     IVF #2 Nov '11  8R/8M/4F 3dt x2 - chemical

    IVF #3 April '12  11R/6M/4F 3dt x2 - m/c

    FET #1 Aug 2012  3dt x2 - BFN

    **new RE**

     IVF #4 Jan '13 BFN 11R/6M/6F 5dt x2 - BFN

     IVF #5 July '13 16R/10M/10F 5dt x2 + 1 frostie

    9dp5dt Beta 1 = 344!! 16dp5dt. Beta 2 = 4822 7wk u/s= 2 heartbeats!

    Twin girls! 3/6/14


  • Wow congrats and welcome :)
  • Wow! Congratulations! Wishing you and the little ones a healthy pregnancy.
  • Congrats x4. I started out with quads also and lost baby D. How far along are you? They maybe waiting on visit till far enough along to see heartbeats. Good luck.
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  • Thanks all. To answer a few of your questions:

    The RE didn't say how far along I actually was. My count is messed up because I didn't start injections until 12 days after my period (had a cyst that needed to reduce) and wasn't inseminated until about 23 days after my period. I'm guess I'm about 7 weeks.  I know that this is the dangerous area and that anything can happen...I'm praying that each baby will be fine. One RE specialist told me he expected once I got pregnant, I would be ok- it was just a matter of getting me to ovulate.

    I haven't told my parents yet. I haven't even told them we were going through infertility treatments. I didn't want to worry them. I know it's early, but I feel the need to tell them this weekend so I can have extra emotional support. My husband has been wonderful & I have a few friends that know. Besides, I already have pooch that makes me look about 12 or 14 weeks (guessing the OHSS), so I might as well let them know.

    Question for all of you- how do you get past the fears? With early slight cramp or twinge, I get so worried.  Currently, I am having quite the pain on my side that runs almost to my groin. The doctor said it's probably my body stretching.  I just hope everything is growing like it should.

    And any other tips- websites, groups to join, anything.  The RE is expecting me to have at least triplets, we are just waiting to see about Baby D.

    Side note- I"m a counselor for substance use & mental health & people at work, including my clients, are already asking if I'm pregnant. How do I answer that?


    Thank you all for the feedback!

  • Wow!! Congrats!!!
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  • Congratulations! I had the pains earlier on. My OB called it "growing pains" as everything is being stretched out in new and strange ways. (And I'm just having 2). It was a little worrisome but went away around probably around 10 weeks for me. The ladies here are super friendly and helpful, so whenever you have questions, ask away!
  • Congratulations! What wonderful news! Best wishes for you and your babies!
  • Congrats x 4!!! Listen to the ladies here they know their stuff! Wishing a healthy and happy pregnancy!!

    Dx: PCOS, Anovulatory, Amenorrhea 2006
    TTC: Sept 2008
    IVF#1 Cancelled due to breast biopsy.05/01/20

    IVF#1.2- 9/2010 - Cancelled Oversurpressed

    IVF#2 Microdose Lupron 10/2010 Beta 11/09=BFN
    IVF#3 2/2011 - 2 blasts(2/25) Beta 03/11 =BFN
    IVF#4 Lupron 01/02 =2 blasts, beta's 1-4 198,234,398,3100!!BFP
    FET 3/2014 2 blasts BETA 3/20=BFP TWINS EDD 11/27 TEAM PINK!!!                   



  • wow, congrats. The pain down your side definitely sounds like normal ligament pain to me but I remember how scary every little twinge was and I was only worrying for two not four. luckily you'll be highly monitored so when something is scaring you you won't have to wait long for reassurance. any way, I hope you have a happy healthy pregnancy.


  • Thanks for the reassurance on the pains. It took so long to get here that I want things to go smoothly as they can.

    I agree in wanting to wait as long as possible before letting people know. I've been just saying no if people ask when I'm pregnant. My clients pick up on everything! I did let me director know to begin preparing in case I end up needing to leave early some days. And also bc I'm assuming I might be on bedrest- something we never considered when I was hoping for pregnancy! He's super supportive. I also have one friend at work who also went through infertility treatment and is due with a singleton in early October.

    I tend to be a high anxiety person so I'm trying to stay as calm as possible. It's definitely strengthening my prayer life! I live for ultrasound days!
  • Congrats x4! Best wishes for a healthy and long pregnancy for you and your babies!
    I'm anxious too and staying busy, doing a lot of research has helped.

    Like pp said, you will be highly monitored and have lots of ultrasounds and appointments! Make sure you find an OB and MFM you feel comfortable with. I also joined a local mothers of multiples group that helps me connect with local moms in the area.

    As for telling people, that depends on your comfort level. Wearing looser tops might help ;) Early in my pregnancy I didn't tell everyone that I was expecting twins-especially with people I wasn't close with.
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    edited June 2014
    Congrats! What an exciting adventure! Send me a message for some support groups.
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  • WOW!! Congrats x4 & welcome! I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy!
    Me: 37, DH: 42 Married March 22, 2003 TTC since early 2006, Fertility treatments since 02/2013 First Pregnancy with Twins EDD 10.24.2014
  • Congrats x4! Wishing you a happy & healthy pregnancy!
    Me: 37 DH: 41
    Dx: Endometriosis
    TTC May 2012
    Jan 2014 IUI#1: BFN
    Feb 2014 IUI #2: BFP
    Beta #1: 403
    First u/s: 3/14 It is TWINS!!
    EDD: 11/12/2014 ~ Boys x2
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  • Wow! A big congrats to you!

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  • thank you all for the well wishes. Ultrasound this morning showed all are continuing to grow. 3 are looking great with wonderful sacs. The tiny one is still growing, but has a much smaller sac and the doctor isn't sure if he's going to make it.  All I can think is, him being our child, he will be a fighter! 


    I am supposed to be having an appointment with a High Risk Specialist because I have to make the decision if we will want to selectively reduce. This is a very hard decision for me and is causing me much angst. Any feedback on what to ask the specialist, blogs/accounts to read, suggestions, helpful advice?


    Thank you all so much!

  • WOW WOW WOW!  Congratulations!  Please keep us posted on your little beans :)

    BFP: 12/2/13, EDD: 8/17/13


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  • Congratulations!

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    Married August 2012 -- Me (40 yrs old) My husband (45 yrs. old) 

    RE referral from ObGYN in late Jan. 2013 -- Testing Confirms Unexplained IF 

    IUI #"s1 - 3 (Femara + IUI) April - June 2013 - all BFN

      Decided to do IVF... Began stimming on September 10th!  Egg Retrieval 9/20/13.  19 eggs: 6 to mature to freeze after 6 fertilized with ICSI

     3 morula stage embryos transferred on 9/25/13.....Beta #1 on 10/4/13/ = 7.5  Beta #2 on 10/6/13 =  negative

      IVF#2 - Lupron plan  (set to begin on 10/28/13)  (Planning on thawing and fertilizing our 6 eggs with ICSI as well as all of the mature eggs they retrieve with this fresh cycle.)

     Late October 2013 - ectopic pregnancy - methotrexate injection....benched 3 months

    CD1 - 12/5/13...Lupron set to start on 12/26/13; CD1 - 1/2/14....Baseline 1/3/14....begin follistim tonight and continue with lupron.  (Got my calendar today!  IVF#2 is a go!)

    ER = 1/14/14  (11 eggs....9 were mature. 9 fertilized.  Of the 6 mature eggs we thawed, only 4 fertilized.  At this time, we have 13 eggs fertilized and growing.  Waiting for news about a 3-day or 5-day transfer.)

    ET = 1/19/14  (5dt).....3 blastocysts transferred!   (All nine embryos didn't make it to freeze.  =(  )

    Beta #1 = 1/28/14   (2 weeks after ER)  BFP! 209 (9dp5dt)   EDD 10/7/14

    Beta #2 - 1/30/14  (11 dp5dt) 302

    Beta #3 - 2/3/14  (15 dp5dt)  1222 

    Ultrasound set for 2/17/14......TWINS!        Twin A - HR 124 bpm; Twin B - HR 126 bpm

    Final Ultrasound with RE 3/10/14 - Twin A - HR 176 bpm; Twin B - HR 177 bpm.

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  • Message me with your email or Facebook link so I can get you involved with a quad group. :-)
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  • Congratulations! Wishing you all the best.
    fraternal twin boys born january 2009
  • Its good to hear that #4 is still growing, even slowly. Keep us posted!
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