Pregnant after IF

Think I'll join this happier board!

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to say a quick hello before I start posting.

Am 33yrs old, Dutch but live in Norway and pregnant (wow still unbelievable that I am) of a Danish donor due lack of a DH.

I realise my journey to conceive has been a short one in average, but for me it took a long time and a lot of energy.

I'm about 5 weeks now and am pretty clueless about what being pregnant is. So am happy to read and learn all about it. :)


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Re: Think I'll join this happier board!

  • Hi, happy to see you here! I've been learning a lot about pregnancy, and I still can't believe it's happening to me. I've had two ultrasounds so I know it is though! Hope you are doing well!
  • Congrats and welcome! Glad to see you here! Pregnancy after IF has felt very surreal to me...I'm almost 33 weeks, and still having trouble believing that in less than 2 months, I'll finally have the little baby we wished for for so long. I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy! 
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  • Welcome and congrats!
    Married to DH 10/6/12
    TTC since 5/14
    Unexplained with (controlled) hypothyroidism and suspected ovulatory dysfunction (but, I do ovulate on my own)
    Clomid 50 mg 3/15 (unmonitored) - BFN
    Clomid 50 mg + metformin 4/15 (unmonitored) - BFN 
    First RE appt. 5/15; Natural cycle 5/15 monitored with 2 mature follicles and Pregnyl Trigger (full dose) + prometrium - BFN
    6/15 HSG - clear tubes & normal uterus; great PCT test results
    TI - 100 mg Clomid + prometrium (AM & PM) + vaginal estrace (AM & PM) 6-7/15 (monitored) --> no additional response and thinned lining - BFN
    TI - Injectables (follistim + Gonal-F, Ganirelix, & 1/2 dose Pregnyl) + prometrium (AM & PM) 9/15 --> 3-7 mature follicles (3 definites and 4+ that could have matured due to trigger) @ O -->BFN + 5 large cysts
    BC for 2 weeks due to cysts
    TI - Injectables (Gonal-F, Ganirelix & full dose Pregnyl) + prometrium (AM & PM) 10/15 --> 1 mature follicle --> BFN 
    TI - Last attempt at injectables (Gonal-F, Ganirelix & 1/2 dose Pregnyl) + crinone (AM only) + vaginal estrace (AM & PM) 11/15 --> 3-4 mature follicles --> BFP!! 11/27/15 @ 13dpo (shockingly, actually waited until then to test)

    Beta #1 @ 16dpo (11/30/15) = 1,075
    Beta #2 @ 19dpo (12/3/15) = 3,150
    One baby: Saw heartbeat @ 5w5d (114 bpm; baby measuring 2.3mm)

    "Great Things are Happening"
  • Thanx for sharing that you still are learning too @minnie1155
    I feel so unprepared and thought I should have prepared more.

    Its funny how it is so hard to believe for all of us @minnie1155 and @kidshrink
    I have an us on Monday, and am so afraid that I just made it up. 
    Guesa that feeling will stay with us for a long time. 


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  • For whatever reason (they're very conservative with who gets to tell you what here), the tech wouldn't allow me to see anything at our 7 weeks ultrasound (I did get a peek at the sac though between the internal and external ultrasound as she left it on the screen, just couldn't really decipher anything else). At my NT scan (12 weeks), they again wouldn't let me see anything until done with all their measurements, at which point they let DH come in and turned the screen. Needless to say, I started BAWLING when I saw our little guy wiggle. And then I started laughing, because DH was telling me I was being ridiculous. So then my stomach started jumping, and LO looked as though he was jumping on a trampoline (on his bum). I tear up just thinking about that day. Enjoy your ultrasound....they truly are a special moment :) 
  • @tvh1982 I have the exact same feeling of `do i make this up?` I realized that I was feeling almost stupid to be happy, because every month I used to convince myself that I was pregnant then I was getting that BFN. That was making me feel so stupid. Now , I cannot shake that feeling off of me. As if i am not really pregnant and I am making this up myself. Having no symptoms does not help with that feeling. So , you are not the only one :) FX for the U/S, it is so exciting. I will have mine on 25th :)
  • @tvh1982 I'm so excited for your U/S on Monday!!! Hopefully you'll be able to see lots!! I've always been crap at seeing things on ultrasounds. I was glad when my doc pointed stuff out to me last time. As for feeling like you're making it up: same here. I think because of infertility it just doesn't feel real for us. My DH asked if he could email his boss last Friday after the US and I just finally saw it yesterday. It kinda hit me that maybe I should have told him to wait until after the second US, because what if this is just a dream.

    @KidShrink That is super lame that they don't let you see anything! Especially that early. It's not like they're going to see some horrible disfiguration. I can understand not telling you anything if there looks to be a problem and having your doc instead, but not even seeing!? I'd be upset for sure!
    About us:
    Me - 28, Lean PCOS
    DH - 31
    Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014

    FET cycle #3 Transfer July 28th 2016, Triplets born healthy on February 26th 2017 at 33w1d!

  • @kidshrink, I'm having a 'for-fun-ultrasound' in the Netherlands as they officially don't do one this early, but they have private ultrasound techs that do them. 
    They work in hospitals, but have a practice on the side.
    I can only imagine how seeing your embabie must have made you emotional.

    I do to feel stupid to be this excited @zoefer. I was at the store for a maternitytrousers as due to hormones I look pregnant. But I couldn't buy them, instead a bought a new HPT to POAS to check if I am pregnant.

    I never have a clue either on those us @aanddm2014


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  • Haha @tvh1982 my bras are killing me and DH asks me to go and buy new ones. I just cannot buy them yet, such a weird hesitation. I am so scared to be too happy. And as a surprise i had an u/s yesterday (4w5d). They saw that the sac was on the right place. I am just happy that ectopic is ruled out, bec i had started to worry about that but honestly couldnt feel much.
    Fx for your u/s, hopefully we ll accept that we are pregnant at some point :)
  • @AandDM2014 : yeah, it's all because of pretty tight rules around professional liability and who is allowed to communicate what information. It's silly, but we weren't even supposed to find out the sex on the day of our anatomy scan. But, it was pretty obvious and I managed to get a confirmation on our guess from the tech. The worst was definitely our first scan at the fertility clinic, where we had to wait for the nurse to see us after the US to tell us if all was well. You never saw two people with such a stressed out face! Glad most other people don't have this kind of experience with their fertility clinic! 
  • Congratulations and welcome to the board! :)

    I'm 30 weeks pregnant and like @KidShrink sometimes have a hard time believing I am finally going to have the little baby we have been praying for! It is so exciting. I hope you have a happy and healthy 9 months!

    Me: 31

    DH: 29, SA - Great

    Married: June 12,2011

    TTC #1: 1/2014

    Diagnosis: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

    Treatment: Clomid:  50mg, 100mg, 150mg - not successful and not monitored

                      Menopur 75ml (upped to 112.5ml), Ovidrel, & IUI  IUI #1 8/31/2015

    9/15/2015: BFP HCG - 400, 9/17/2015: HCG - 827, 9/21/2015 - HCG 3,327!
    Heartbeat 10/2/2015: 118bpm
    DS: 5/27/2016

    TTC# 2: 12/2017
    BFP: 4/20/2018
    EDD: 12/29/2018
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