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Randoms - Week of September 12th

Have any thoughts, questions, feelings, fears, etc.? Spill them here!

This is a good place to ask questions to a broader audience than the weekly check-ins, so ladies in other trimesters with experience may chime in and help you out!

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Me: 31 DH: 27
TTC since April 2013
Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
IVF round 1: January 2016
ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
EDD: January 27, 2017
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Re: Randoms - Week of September 12th

  • Is anyone suffering from allergies? I never had them this time of the year, but they hit me like a ton of bricks right before the weekend. I've been miserable since and am waiting to talk to my doctor to see what I can take that's safe. Anyone have any good remedies in the meantime? I'm ready to rip my nose off and scratch my eyes out :cry: 
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


    Griffin5413
  • Hi, @Tulips29!  I thought I had bad allergies (as I normally take singular seasonally).  When I went to the doctor, they said I could take normal claritin or another over the counter allergy medicine.  They didn't want me to take singular as they said it was a class C, although some sources say it's a class B.  I was also given an script for an albuterol inhaler, which is safe to take.  Make sure to still run things by your Ob once you get the scripts from your doctor.
    Me (40) & DH (29)
    TTC 6+ years9/2015 - 1st IUI (17th) - BFN
    10/2015 - 2nd IUI - Cancelled(Cornual Polyp)
    11/29/2015 - IVF ER: BCP, Follistim, Menopur, Ganirelix, Lupron
    ER Results: 30 ret / 25 mat / 20 fert / 16 day5/6 blastocysts
    1/15/2016 - FET w/ 2 4AB blastocysts BCPs/Estrace/PIO/Medrol
    BFP!! Beta#1 - 593  Beta#2 - 1129  Beta#3 - 4975  Lost 1 snowflake(complete mc) 6w2d
    Mr. Bojangles due 10/02/2016!  Induced 9/28/16 & arrived on 9/30/16!
    11/27/2017 - FET #2
    BFP!! Beta#1 - 65 @15dp5dt ; Beta#2 - 3328 @19dp5dt
    Twins due 8/15/2018 (but most likely sooner due to two)
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  • @Tulips29 As Piperella said, Claritin is okay and my doc also okayed Benadryl. I take Benadryl to help me sleep and then it helps my allergies too.

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • @piperela Have you ever read the crazy story about a women who needed and albuterol inhaler and what happened after her delivery. 

    http://www.opposingviews.com/i/health/mom-was-excited-take-home-her-baby-her-excitement-turned-horror-when-nurse-told-her-cps

    Craziest story ever! 
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • @Piperella @dragonfaerie Thanks, ladies! I spoke to my OB and he said the same...I chose Claritin for now, Benadryl puts me to sleep and I need to function at work. Hopefully this little pill kicks in soon. Apparently we're prone to allergies more since our bodies and immune system is changing. Can't it work the other way and kick these allergies to the curb instead of bringing them out? 
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


    dragonfaeriePiperella
  • @ADRIANAC1982 That is seriously the craziest story I've read recently.  I took the prescription my doctor gave me for the inhaler, but never filled it.  That is nuts.  

    We actually realized that my "allergies" were a cough variant asthma, brought on not by allergies, but due to the decrease in lung capacity/space.  When LO was breech, he was taking up a lot more room and I coughed all the time.  Now that he's flipped, I cough more frequently when he is kicking and/or i'm sitting up in a chair.
    Me (40) & DH (29)
    TTC 6+ years9/2015 - 1st IUI (17th) - BFN
    10/2015 - 2nd IUI - Cancelled(Cornual Polyp)
    11/29/2015 - IVF ER: BCP, Follistim, Menopur, Ganirelix, Lupron
    ER Results: 30 ret / 25 mat / 20 fert / 16 day5/6 blastocysts
    1/15/2016 - FET w/ 2 4AB blastocysts BCPs/Estrace/PIO/Medrol
    BFP!! Beta#1 - 593  Beta#2 - 1129  Beta#3 - 4975  Lost 1 snowflake(complete mc) 6w2d
    Mr. Bojangles due 10/02/2016!  Induced 9/28/16 & arrived on 9/30/16!
    11/27/2017 - FET #2
    BFP!! Beta#1 - 65 @15dp5dt ; Beta#2 - 3328 @19dp5dt
    Twins due 8/15/2018 (but most likely sooner due to two)
  • Tulips29Tulips29
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    @dragonfaerie I might go get those tonight, I can't sleep normally the past few nights. Now I'm thinking this might be a cold since I feel like complete crap. So cool how you can feel him be so active in there! What are the movements feeling like? 
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


  • @Tulips29 I definitely recommend them + Vicks for good sleeping. :)  The movements feel like really light brushes against my stomach, like someone is trying to tickle me.

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
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    ADRIANAC1982Tulips29
  • MY HUSBAND REFUSES TO HAVE SEX!!! He says he's afraid something will happen and I will miscarry. Like seriously.....I'm dying over here!!! Bwhahahaha! Anyone  else want to admitt being in the same boat? HELP!

  • @frustrated and ttc same boat here! I have a week and a half left of crinone, I think when the dr said it's irritating my cervix and intercourse can cause bleeding dh freaked. The 26th can't come soon enough!
  • Any helpful tips on feet and legs swelling??? I try to elevate my feet when I'm at home but at 25 weeks at the end of the day, I feel like my feet look like sausages. lol. I'm drinking tons of water, I've got a great foot soak that seems to help, I'm getting into the pool when I can and trying to stay away from too much salt.Plus its still pretty hot here in Phoenix so that doesn't help.  I'm just terrified what 3rd trimester is going to be like if its already starting to be an issue. 
    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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  • @Griffin5413 have you tried compression socks?? My legs swell all the time and these help
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
    Griffin5413Piperella
  • @griffin5413 I have the same issue . I haven't tried compression socks yet but have debated . I have heard people recommend getting plenty of electrolytes . So I've been drinking coconut water and that has seemed to help to some extent . I can barely put my shoes on right now though because my feet are so swollen ! 

    **BFP and loss warning**

    Me: 29
    DH: 29
    Us: Married Valentine's Day, 2015
    DH: No issues.
    Me: PCOS, unexplained infertility (whatever that means!!)
    June 2015 Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    July 2015:  Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    August 2015: IUI: BFP. Chemical pregnancy :(
    October 2015: IUI: BFN
    January 2016: Egg retrieval: 10 frozen embryos!
    March 2016: FET Cycle- 2 embryos transferred!: BFP !
    Griffin5413
  • @mskeenan @Griffin5413 I'm sorry that you are having to deal with that already! I only have a little bit of swelling if I've been walking too much. Compression socks are definitely the way to go, and if you can put your feet up for a few minutes every hour or so, that will help too. Maybe I'll get some coconut water too!

    Holy hip pain, Batman!! I woke up at 2am with the WORST sciatic pain that radiated into my right knee. It took me forever to fall back to sleep because I couldn't get comfortable. This morning it is more in my hip, but it is actually making me limp around. Ugggggh...

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
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    Griffin5413
  • @dragonfaerie ah I'm so sorry ! That sounds so painful ! Have you tried yoga for it ? I had some nerve pain ... Not sciatic pain and doing some different stretches helped . Hope you get some relief soon !! 

    **BFP and loss warning**

    Me: 29
    DH: 29
    Us: Married Valentine's Day, 2015
    DH: No issues.
    Me: PCOS, unexplained infertility (whatever that means!!)
    June 2015 Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    July 2015:  Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    August 2015: IUI: BFP. Chemical pregnancy :(
    October 2015: IUI: BFN
    January 2016: Egg retrieval: 10 frozen embryos!
    March 2016: FET Cycle- 2 embryos transferred!: BFP !
  • @mskeenan I'm sitting on a heating pad right now, but I'm going to get up and try some stretches here in a little bit. It's been too painful to stretch it :( Fortunately, a friend I'm seeing this weekend is a chiropractor and she will give me a "clicky" (as we call it) when we see each other.

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • Hope the heating pad helps @dragonfaerie . So jealous that you have a chiro friend . I've been seeing a chiro twice a week through most of this pregnancy . It's expensive but sooooo worth it . I need to find a chiro friend haha 

    **BFP and loss warning**

    Me: 29
    DH: 29
    Us: Married Valentine's Day, 2015
    DH: No issues.
    Me: PCOS, unexplained infertility (whatever that means!!)
    June 2015 Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    July 2015:  Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    August 2015: IUI: BFP. Chemical pregnancy :(
    October 2015: IUI: BFN
    January 2016: Egg retrieval: 10 frozen embryos!
    March 2016: FET Cycle- 2 embryos transferred!: BFP !
  • @mskeenan Yes, chiropractors are definitely expensive. I just saw my usual doc two weeks ago, but my friend is good for that in-between random things. I need a massage therapist friend.

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
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    Griffin5413
  • ADRIANAC1982  & @mskeenan  - thanks for the tip. I need to pick some of those up to see if they help!
    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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  • What kind of healthy snacks are you all loving right now? I am basically a food vacuum right now and I need ideas for stuff to keep at my office so I don't go buy cookies all the time. I bought a big pack of those fruit cups (which I know are sugary but at least it's fruit) and then I have goldfish crackers.

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
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    AandDM2014
  • I try to snack on baby carrots and cucumber slices. I also eat the two different ThinkThin bar types, which I'm sure aren't super great, but they have good protein and fiber counts, which is important! I feel like all I do is eat, so I'm constantly having to find snacks to eat, so I'd love some good suggestions too! @dragonfaerie
    About us:
    Me - 28, Lean PCOS
    DH - 31
    Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014
    Blog: ourbinarystar.com

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

  • dragonfaerie - I really like the light and fit greek yogurt... they are only 80 calories but with 12 grams of protein. I also like carrots & hummus  or string cheese. 
    Me: 33 (no known issues)
    DH: 33 (lower motility; 0 morphology)
    TTC since Oct 2013
    IVF round 1 January 2016 (w/ ICSI)
    ER: February 17, 2016; 15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 8 sent for PGS - 5 Normal
    FET date: April 12, 2016 - DS born Dec 7, 2016
    IVF round 2: FET : Oct 4 - 1st Beta 188!



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  • @Griffin5413 Ah, good stuff! I've been eating some Greek yogurt and I just need some more. Thank you!

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • chicandbubblychicandbubbly
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    edited September 2016
    I've been snacking on a lot of fruit- this week it's been those little clementines the most! Also Kind bars, larabars, cucumbers and carrots, string cheese, apples with PB, skinny pop (popcorn), I love my snacks! @dragonfaerie ;

    Me: 28, DH: 30 Married July 2014  DX: Severe MFI- 3 failed IUI's, IVF #1 Egg retrieval June 4th 2016, 5 day transfer- BFP Baby Boy! EDD 2/25/2017. Our sweet miracle Carter Bennett arrived 2/12/2017 6 lbs, 2 oz 19 inches. <3 Surprise BFP!!! Baby Girl due 10/1/2018.


  • @dragonfaerie I'm big on fruit snacking, especially strawberries, apples, bananas and peaches. I love apples with peanut butter as well. I also got a pack of baby bel cheeses that I snack on. 
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


  • I love readying all the healthy snacks.
    Mine are apples..besides that it's all none healthy..belgian waffles with chocolate, chocolate muffins, wasa chocolate cereal bar, ...oh wait..almonds...those are healthy too
    I guess I grave anything covered in chocolate! :open_mouth:
    Definitely will try to pack on the carots and cucumber, as I do love them..just have to pack them :smile: (although my collegue might complain..as my food will make sounds..she is soooooooooo annoying me at the moment with all her rules!)

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  • Hi ladies, i have a question about morning sickness:
    at what point do you think i should start to worry? i haven't eaten anything in about 48hrs, i am still able to have some fluids. 
    i know this is all part of pregnancy but it's not just myself i need to think about now. 
    TIA
    **TW**
    Me & DH - 31
    TTC since December 2011
    Diagnosis: Unexplained, although mild polycystic ovaries (not syndrome) and irregular cycles
    2013/14: 6 rounds clomid,
    Aug 2015: IVF #1 = Antagonist Cycle: 100 Puregon and Orgalutran
                                     21 eggs collected, only 1 viable embryo, transferred but BFN
    July/Aug 2016: IVF #2 (with acupuncture) = 87.5 Gonal F and Synarel Spray 2xdaily
                                          ER 8/8, transferred 1 day 5 blastocyst 13/8, 2 frosties.
                                          Beta #1 = 85  Beta #2 = 242
                                          EDD 1st May 2017 *Baby Boy*

  • @tvh1982 Lol, your coworker gets upset if you eat food that makes noise? Isn't that any food you have to chew?

    @teriulbricht I personally would be a bit worried now. You are still relatively early, but you still need to be getting nutrition. I'd call your clinic ASAP and ask them what to do.
    About us:
    Me - 28, Lean PCOS
    DH - 31
    Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014
    Blog: ourbinarystar.com

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

  • Yes, it is basically all foods...I just ignore her huffs and puffs as I only have to weeks left before I leave @aanddm2014 ;
    and well I finally eat so I'll eat when hungry!

    I wouldn't wait too long @teriulbricht
    It might be because I had hyperemesis gravidarum and was hospitalised 3 times that I over react. 
    But as my doctor said to me, I could feel less horrible much sooner. 
    So I would give your clinic/doctor a call and ask them what they would do.
    Maybe they'll tell you not to worry, maybe they want to check your urine for (I can't remember what it was they checked mine for, but I had something that wasn't good).
    Better safe than sorry, and their jobs is to make you stop worrying.
    Get well soon!

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  • The dog on the tv show I'm watching has cancer and is going to die and I'm sitting on the couch like  :'( :'( :'(
    About us:
    Me - 28, Lean PCOS
    DH - 31
    Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014
    Blog: ourbinarystar.com

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

  • So, I'm going to Iceland in November with my best friend. I will be in my second trimester at that point, and we had planned to go to the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Pool. The website says it is safe for pregnant women, but I'm concerned it is too much like a hot tub. What do you all think? Would you get in? Maybe I could just go up to my legs? I don't want to ruin her trip, but I want to keep bean sprout safe.
    DX PCOS + mild male factor
    TTC since Dec. 2015
    Current Treatment: Metformin, Provera, Letrozole, Trigger, IUI
    Past Treatment: Clomid + Metformin x 3 BFN
    Letrozole 5 mg + Trigger shot + IUI = BFP!
    Beta confirmed 8/22
    EDD 5/1/17
  • Here's the answer one of my friends got from them a few years back: (how I love she doesn't delete e-mails!)

    Every individual is on his/her own responsibility while bathing in the lagoon. The temperature of the lagoon is between 37-40°C/100-110°F. Many pregnant women bathe in the lagoon but it is important that every woman evaluates her physical condition before entering the lagoon. Some women may find the lagoon too warm so it is important to drink plenty of fresh water and avoid being hungry during the visit. Pregnancy massage that takes place on a mattress in the lagoon is available.

    There is a variety of warmth in the lagoon. So stay in the colder part and listen to your body!

    Oh and don't get your hair wet, it'll ruin it I've been told!

    I'd recommend to contact them and see if they still say the same. I would reckon they do, as nothing has changed :smile:


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  • thanks ladies. i wasn't sure if i was over reacting or not. i'll call my clinic now
    **TW**
    Me & DH - 31
    TTC since December 2011
    Diagnosis: Unexplained, although mild polycystic ovaries (not syndrome) and irregular cycles
    2013/14: 6 rounds clomid,
    Aug 2015: IVF #1 = Antagonist Cycle: 100 Puregon and Orgalutran
                                     21 eggs collected, only 1 viable embryo, transferred but BFN
    July/Aug 2016: IVF #2 (with acupuncture) = 87.5 Gonal F and Synarel Spray 2xdaily
                                          ER 8/8, transferred 1 day 5 blastocyst 13/8, 2 frosties.
                                          Beta #1 = 85  Beta #2 = 242
                                          EDD 1st May 2017 *Baby Boy*

  • Oooh so jealous of your Iceland trip, that will be so fun! We live close to the Napa Valley, where they have thermal springs on the northern end. We're going up next weekend and I do plan to dip into the mineral pools--since wine is out for me I need at least SOME relaxation!

    I imagine you should be able to gauge when you're there how comfortable you feel. If you're feeling hesitant maybe try to keep your stay in the pools on the short side, and alternate it with sitting on the edge with just your legs in. Some warming should be ok, you just don't want to shoot up your body temperature way up for a sustained amount of time? 
    Me: 36, DH 38
    MFI: somewhat short-lived sperm, otherwise unexplained
    2012-2016: TTC #1
    2015-2016: 5 negative IUIs
    August 2016: IVF with ICSI: 13 day-5 blasts, non-PGS tested
    BFP on fresh transfer, DD born May 2017
    FET #1 planned for January 2019, but surprise BFP December 2018: EDD August 2019

  • @clt2pwm11 if you have an appointment a week or so before you leave maybe run it by them and see what they say? i'm sure your friend will understand if you just sit on the edge or make it short dip. you've got to do what you think is best for you and your little one. by the sounds of things it's only a couple of degrees warmer than body temp so a short dip might not be too harmful. iceland sounds super fun! i'd love to go some day.
    **TW**
    Me & DH - 31
    TTC since December 2011
    Diagnosis: Unexplained, although mild polycystic ovaries (not syndrome) and irregular cycles
    2013/14: 6 rounds clomid,
    Aug 2015: IVF #1 = Antagonist Cycle: 100 Puregon and Orgalutran
                                     21 eggs collected, only 1 viable embryo, transferred but BFN
    July/Aug 2016: IVF #2 (with acupuncture) = 87.5 Gonal F and Synarel Spray 2xdaily
                                          ER 8/8, transferred 1 day 5 blastocyst 13/8, 2 frosties.
                                          Beta #1 = 85  Beta #2 = 242
                                          EDD 1st May 2017 *Baby Boy*

  • tvh1982tvh1982
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    I had another check on our health website in Norway @teriulbricht, as I had one of my famous sleepless nights, to see what they recommend as Scandinavians love their hot baths, saunas, and anything else that warms in the winter.

    They recommend not to use it in your first trimester due to warmth could stress the baby and it needs to focus on getting important organs and nervous system in place.
    After 1st trimester they recommend to take not more then 10 min a time, and not to have your body completely under water all the time. As you won't sweat in the water your body can't regulate the heet.
    They say it's important to drink a lot and not to over do it. 

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    cato99
  • sounds pretty reasonable @tvh1982 i know i've been missing my baths these last two months! 
    **TW**
    Me & DH - 31
    TTC since December 2011
    Diagnosis: Unexplained, although mild polycystic ovaries (not syndrome) and irregular cycles
    2013/14: 6 rounds clomid,
    Aug 2015: IVF #1 = Antagonist Cycle: 100 Puregon and Orgalutran
                                     21 eggs collected, only 1 viable embryo, transferred but BFN
    July/Aug 2016: IVF #2 (with acupuncture) = 87.5 Gonal F and Synarel Spray 2xdaily
                                          ER 8/8, transferred 1 day 5 blastocyst 13/8, 2 frosties.
                                          Beta #1 = 85  Beta #2 = 242
                                          EDD 1st May 2017 *Baby Boy*

    tvh1982
  • Hey ladies, I think Baby is ok but I just want some reassurance. I fell down 1/2 a flight of stairs last night. Fell basically on my butt and back. I am pretty bruised. Has anyone had this happen? Should I be worried? 

    Me: 28, DH: 30 Married July 2014  DX: Severe MFI- 3 failed IUI's, IVF #1 Egg retrieval June 4th 2016, 5 day transfer- BFP Baby Boy! EDD 2/25/2017. Our sweet miracle Carter Bennett arrived 2/12/2017 6 lbs, 2 oz 19 inches. <3 Surprise BFP!!! Baby Girl due 10/1/2018.


  • Thanks for all the feedback guys!

    @chicandbubbly That sounds so painful. When is your next appointment? I would probably want an u/s to feel safe.
    DX PCOS + mild male factor
    TTC since Dec. 2015
    Current Treatment: Metformin, Provera, Letrozole, Trigger, IUI
    Past Treatment: Clomid + Metformin x 3 BFN
    Letrozole 5 mg + Trigger shot + IUI = BFP!
    Beta confirmed 8/22
    EDD 5/1/17
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