Randoms - Week of October 24th — The Bump
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Randoms - Week of October 24th

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!

---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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Re: Randoms - Week of October 24th

  • I just started a beginners yoga class and now I'm paranoid it'll hurt me somehow.  The instructor knows I'm pregnant and I took it easy but I'm just so nervous about everything!  It felt good to stretch my joints a little.
    MC Sept 2010
    BFP Oct 2011 - DD born July 2012
    TTC again since July 2014
    First IUI 9/26/16:  BFP!
    EDD 6/19/2017
    It's a girl!
    Born 6/26/17, 9lb 5oz
    AandDM2014
  • Is anyone doing placenta encapsulation??

    Im on the fence, but I have also read that benefits so I kinda want to do it
    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
    cmm012
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  • @ADRIANAC1982 I was just talking with my parents about this a few days ago! I personally find it really gross. I know it has a lot of benefits, but it's essentially an organ, and that freaks me out. I haven't done too much research, but I know ladies who swear by it.
    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!

    ADRIANAC1982
  • @AandDM2014 I agree sounds kind of weird, BUT if it has benefits Im all for it, I thought it would be super expensive but its fairly reasonable, at least here in Chicago.  

    My husband thinks im crazy, between announcements, gender reveals, placenta encapsulation....but he's been a trooper as long as it doesnt cost millions :blush:
    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
    AandDM2014
  • @Adrianac1982 DH and I are very likely going to do it. While there haven't been medical studies performed by doctors/FDA, the anecdotal evidence is enough to swing us to wanting to do it. The fee is minimal compared to the benefits it can provide, especially for hormonal balancing and milk supply. 
    @kdanjou Yoga definitely is good for you! If you are concerned, maybe you can go to a prenatal yoga place instead of just general yoga. I think as long as your instructor knows, you should be okay though.

    ---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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  • Hi Ladies! I am flying home to Ohio this week to tell my family the good news. Dr. is fine with me flying, it's only about 55 min (Chicago-Cleveland). But I am suddenly irrationally nervous about it. Has anyone else flown since finding out they were pregnant? I'll be 13w4d when I leave. window.post_1477334834960_14 = function(win,msg){ win.postMessage(msg,"*"); }window.post_1477334836150_40 = function(win,msg){ win.postMessage(msg,"*"); }
    *TW* Pregnancy/Loss Mentioned
    Me: 37 /PCOS DH: 37/no issues TTC: 7/13
    Started with RE 12/14; 3 failed rounds of clomid, started letrozole
    IUI #1 & #2- BFN
    IVF #1 - 9/15 Cancelled Day 9
    IVF #2- started stims 10/24  ER- 11/15 6 eggs- 5 fertilized/ 1 frozen
    FET #1 -1 embryo-12/9/15- BFN
    IVF #3- started stims 1/22/16  ER- 2/8 33 eggs(!)- 21 mature, all 21 fertilized - 6 snowflakes!
    FET #2- 2 embryos- April 4th-BFN
    ERA-June 8- results show need 12 addt'l hours of PIO
    FET #3-  2 embryos transferred August 14,2016  BFP! on 8/24! Beta #1-22  Beta #2-83 Beta #3-368 
    Confirmed singleton-Heartbeat on 9/19-160bpm! EDD: May 1, 2017, It's a girl!!
    Pre-term labor/loss-stillborn at 18w. 
    FET #4- 1 embryo-Aug 12th-BFP on 8/23 Beta #1-112 Beta #2-298 Beta #3-1010
    Confirmed Identicals!- Heartbeats seen on 9/8  Miscarriage on 9/18
    FET #5- 1 embryo- 1/12/18-BFN
    Lots of testing and finally determined I have elevated natural killer cells. Will begin prednisone and IVL treatment before next round.
    IVF#4- April 2018 8 eggs, 7 fertilized/3 frozen
    FET #6- 1 embryo- 6/11/18- BFP on 6/21 Beta #1-446, Beta #2-1841 
    Confirmed singleton- 6/29/18 HB-157 EDD: February 22, 2019. It's a Boy!



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    Griffin5413
  • @halips your flying during the WORLD SERIES...........SO LUCKY :) and no flying here yet, but i would like to go somewhere really soon possibly to go check out homes again in Arizona 
    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
  • @halips  - I flew when I was 4 weeks. I had two 35 minute flights and two 2 hour flights. I struggled with it only because I had morning sickness and I already get motion sickness plus the flights were rough. On my flight home the doctor told me I could take Dramamine so I took the full strength not the non-drowsy. It calmed my nerves and I was able to sleep most of the way home without much nausea. If you aren't dealing with morning sickness or have motion sickness you should be fine. If you have either of those confirm with your doctor, but take some Dramamine and it should make the flights much easier. 

    **Trigger warning**

    Age: 25 DH: 28 Together since 2011, Married May 2014 and TTC since April 2015

    MFI (3% morphology) 

    3/16 - IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    4/16 - IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    6/16 IUI with femara & ovidrel - BFN

    8/19/16 - IVF - 

    • Retrieval 9/4
    • Transfer 9/6
    • 9/16 - BFP 1st Beta -110 
    • 9/20 - 2nd beta - 762
    • TWINS!!!! EDD 5/28/2017

  • @halips I've taken a bunch of trips since finding out and it's no big deal.  I also get motion sickness so I took Dramamine.

    **Warning - Child Mentioned**

    Me: 33, DH: 39   Unexplained Infertility

    4 IUIs (chlomid) in 2013 which resulted in DS born in April 2014

    TTC #2 since August 2015

    5 rounds of IUIs (1 chlomid: resistent, 1 femara, 3 gonal f) = all BFN

    ER March 9: 26 eggs retrieved, 19 mature and 17 fertilized, 8 made it to genetic testing, 4 normal!

    FET #1 5/31 = BFN

    FET#2 7/26 = BFP!

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  • @halips I flew at 14 weeks (2 hour flight). I just made sure to keep my circulation going by standing up once during the flight to stretch and then flexing and extending my ankles every so often when sitting down to keep blood flow moving through my legs....oh and I brought antibacterial wipes and wiped down everything in my area like a germaphobe as I didn't want to catch anything!
    ******TW*****
    Me 39 DH44
    Married 8/2/14
    TTC 9/14
    Dx: PCOS, blocked L fallopian tube, suspect poor egg quality
    MFI (low #, poor morphology)
    IVF #1 9/15 Failed
    IVF #2 12/15 Failed
    1st DE FET  5/16-BFN :(
    2nd DE FET 7/18-BFP :)
    8/17 Baby HR 140/min EDD 4/6/17
  • Hey guys -- my random question -- I'm having an ultrasound in the morning to hopefully find the heartbeat (didn't see it on Thursday, around 6 weeks) and my husband had to leave town on business :-( so, I'm curious...will they record it for me?  Or do you think they'll let me record it with my phone or something?  Eek!
    Married for 5 years, TTC for 3 years
    PCOS, Low AMH, Endo, Uterine Fibroids, Low Estrogen...
    and a Partridge in a Pear Tree. 
    3 Losses, 8/16 11/16 and 6/2017  o:)
  • @BWhitta I don't see why they wouldn't let you record it. I did for one of our ultrasounds. If you're unsure, you can always ask!
    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!

  • @BWhitta I've recorded all of mine just with my phone to send to out of town husband, parents, siblings, etc. The doctors have never had a problem with it. 
    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

  • Yoga doesn't do any harm @kdanjou as long as it's not hot yoga or your doctor has adviced you against it. But as suggested you could switch over to prenatal yoga if you would be concerned. 

    I flew a lot @halips. Even on the day of ET. About the week your in I flew about 4 to 5 hours. And my last flight was at 35 weeks. My baby is still doing fine :)

    I had an early ultrasound done @bwhitta, normally they don't let us film it, but as my DH wasn't with me she told me I could film it (I didn't had the heart to tell her there isn't a DH, so filmed it for my family :smile: )

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  • @BWhitta I have never been able to photograph or video in any of my ultrasounds. There are actually signs everywhere in the room saying no use of cell phones for video or photos allowed. I always assumed it was a HIPPAA thing or legality/malpractice issue. Hopefully, your doctor isn't as strict!

    @halips I've flown this pregnancy and previous ones. Other ladies had great advice. I also refused the stand up scanner when going through security where you have to put your hand above your hand while it scans you. I don't know the name for it. I just say "I'm pregnant, I refuse" and they send me through the metal detector or do a pat down. They do say they are safe, but they won't let me 2 year old go through them,  so I figure might as well not put my other developing baby through it either. Have fun with your family!
  • Fantastic news @bwhitta!!

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  • Thank you everyone for the reassurance on flying! I'm calming down a little lol
    @ADRIANAC1982 I know! The airports are going to be chaos and I'm definitely not looking forward to driving through the World Series traffic! :)
    *TW* Pregnancy/Loss Mentioned
    Me: 37 /PCOS DH: 37/no issues TTC: 7/13
    Started with RE 12/14; 3 failed rounds of clomid, started letrozole
    IUI #1 & #2- BFN
    IVF #1 - 9/15 Cancelled Day 9
    IVF #2- started stims 10/24  ER- 11/15 6 eggs- 5 fertilized/ 1 frozen
    FET #1 -1 embryo-12/9/15- BFN
    IVF #3- started stims 1/22/16  ER- 2/8 33 eggs(!)- 21 mature, all 21 fertilized - 6 snowflakes!
    FET #2- 2 embryos- April 4th-BFN
    ERA-June 8- results show need 12 addt'l hours of PIO
    FET #3-  2 embryos transferred August 14,2016  BFP! on 8/24! Beta #1-22  Beta #2-83 Beta #3-368 
    Confirmed singleton-Heartbeat on 9/19-160bpm! EDD: May 1, 2017, It's a girl!!
    Pre-term labor/loss-stillborn at 18w. 
    FET #4- 1 embryo-Aug 12th-BFP on 8/23 Beta #1-112 Beta #2-298 Beta #3-1010
    Confirmed Identicals!- Heartbeats seen on 9/8  Miscarriage on 9/18
    FET #5- 1 embryo- 1/12/18-BFN
    Lots of testing and finally determined I have elevated natural killer cells. Will begin prednisone and IVL treatment before next round.
    IVF#4- April 2018 8 eggs, 7 fertilized/3 frozen
    FET #6- 1 embryo- 6/11/18- BFP on 6/21 Beta #1-446, Beta #2-1841 
    Confirmed singleton- 6/29/18 HB-157 EDD: February 22, 2019. It's a Boy!



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  • @halips I wouldn't worry too much. I saw you have already received plenty of reassurance, but I also flew recently at 31 weeks and my flight was 6 hours one way :s

    Next Friday is my last week of work (35 weeks). My boss just asked me if I would mind if he put me on-call 1 day next week. I was certain October would be it for me. On-call is an additional 12 hours on top of my 40 hour work week. If a patient needs emergency surgery between 8p-8a, I'd be called into work. I politely told him he was crazy, in so many words. I think it's pretty ballsy of him to even ask me considering I could've gotten my doctor to write me a note to not be permitted to do on-call a long time ago. Too pregnant for this crap. Rant over.
    ****Siggy TW****
    natural pregnancy: 2008 
    Me: 28 (Hypothyroid), DH: 35
    Together since: 2010
    Married: 2013
    TTC: 2013
    Infertility: severe MFI, low AMH (0.5)
    Met RE: January 2016
    ER: 3/14 (4 follies, 6 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized)
    fresh 3dt of 2 embryos= BFP (1 implanted)
    EDD w/ baby boy= 12/6/16
    AandDM2014tvh1982Griffin5413halips
  • @capps42613 Whoa, you already work 40 hours when you are due in a month, and then he wants you on-call too?! I wish I had cajones that big, sheesh! I'm glad you told him NO. 

    ---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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    capps42613
  • @capps42613 good for you!! That I said just a silly request to even considering putting into actual spoken words!
    Married May 2009, TTC since November 2012 (Together since 2006 ish - had my eyes on him since 2001)
    Me: 32 (33 in May), Him: 37 (January)

    DX: Me: High Prolactin, Possible Autoimmune Disease Issues, though RE not concerned (?)  New RE has a plan!!
           Him: Minor Varicocele, low morphology, slightly low count

    History:

    Beta 5/9/2016 BFP!!
    Embryo transfer scheduled for April 28, 2016 and beta test May 9, 2016 (day after Mother's Day!)
    Transfer Meds include: Lupron Depot (4/1), Minivelle Patch (every 3rd day), Estradiol (3x daily), Amoxicillin, Progesterone in Oil, Methylprednisonlone. Lovenox and baby asprin added after transfer. 

    3/22/16 - Sono Saline ultrasound cyst to be aspirated on 4/1/16 if not cleared up by 3/29 US - It cleared on its own
    Retrieval 3/4/16 - 26 eggs retrieved, 23 mature, 20 fertilized, 14 embryos currently frozen
    Starting IVF Stims on +/- Feb 22, 2016
    HSG scheduled for 1-26-16 - All clear "beautiful uterus" (though inverted)

    Switched clinics and now prepping for IVF in February / March

    Fourth IUI -  CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - December, 2015 - BFN
    Third IUI -  CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - November, 2015 - BFN
    Second IUI - CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - September, 2015 - BFN
    Started Prolactin Medication October 15 - Levels quickly regulated to with in normal range
    First IUI - CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - August, 2015 - BFN
    After no BFPs (ever) First RE/Urologist visit in Feb 2015
    HSG w/ OB, 2014 = all clear
    Trying to conceive since November 2012
    capps42613
  • Oh wow! I really wonder if he really thought you would say yes to that! @capps42613 ;


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  • @capps42613 I'm glad you said no. I get that he's concerned about the business, but your well-being is a priority. I politely had to tell my boss I'm very uncomfortable flying and sleeping at this point so he wouldn't send me on any more trips. 
    ***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


    capps42613
  • Anyone suffering from restless ankles? I already have restless legs, especially at night, and feel like I can't stretch them enough to feel comfortable. Now, my ankles and feet are getting sore at night too. It's to the point where I wake up from feeling like my ankles are numb and in a bit of pain and I have to flex and rotate them for some time until I fall back asleep. Also, my belly feels like a load of bricks swinging from side to side when I try to get up at night like an flipped over turtle. 
    ***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 - my ankles are definitely more sore than normal but I haven't heard of restless ankles. I had my very first leg cramp the other night and it was literally some of the worst pain I've ever felt. It woke me up out of a dead sleep and I wanted to cry. They are no joke!
    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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  • I've started leaking urine a little bit every time I sneeze.  Anyone else have that problem? Also, I am also interested in placenta encapsulation.
    *******
    Married Jan. 2014
    Me:36 DH: 39
    TTC since August 2014, Mild PCOS + uterine fibroids
    Myomectomy June 2015- 18 fibroids removed
    IVF #1, May 2016 = 32 eggs retrieved, 12 fertilized, 7 frozen, 3 PGS normal
    FET#2, July 2016 = one embryo transferred 
    TRIGGER
    BFP! Beta = 617
    Due date = 4/9/17
    Delivery date = 3/20/17
    AandDM2014vssbrm
  • @cmm012 That's me! I have about a 60% chance of peeing a little every time I sneeze, even if I cross my legs really tight! I guess panty liners would help, but since I'm usually home all day in pjs I choose to go commando, so that wouldn't help me.
    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!

    cmm012
  • No restless ankle here @tulips29, have you checked your iron levels? 
    Maybe a hot bath before bedtime might help (not too hot of course)

    Oh the peeing @cmm012! Sometimes I don't know what to do...cross my legs, hold my belly or sneeze. I also pee a little if I laugh and can't stop laughing. Ridiculous. I wear pantyliners all the time as it's just a little bit. 

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  • @Griffin5413 the leg cramps are the worst! I wake myself up trying to stretch and then I feel a cramp coming on so I quickly stop. 
    @tvh1982 Hm, I feel like I did blood work not too long ago and iron came back normal, but I'll ask my doctor too. I'll try a warm bath to see if it helps. All these things are so random, I just keep adding to the list of overall pregnancy pains and aches. 
    ***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
  • I broke down today and bought a pair of maternity jeans and a bellaband. I don't really need them yet, but some days I'm so bloated that jeans are just uncomfortable to wear. I just went to Target to browse and was disappointed with overall selection. Where are you all finding clothes (for future reference)? I'm especially worried about work clothes since I typically dress in a suite.

    Me: 38 | DH: 34 | Us: Married since April 2014 | TCC 20 months before IVF

    Me: unexplained infertility (AMA?) | DH: No issues

    1st IVF cycle with ICSI & PGS | ER 1/21  | FET  4/26, ectopic

    2nd FET 09/20 | BFP! | 6/8 due date

  • @MelD17011 maternity clothes are the best! I'm not sure about suits since my office is relaxed and casual, but I did find nice work pants at motherhood maternity. I've had very little luck with jeans, but found a pair I like at old navy (also, their leggings are super comfy.) I love motherhood maternity long ruched tees too...I live in them.  
    ***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


  • Best ever are maternity clothes, one can't start to early I think @meld17011. I didn't wear suits, but wore a lot of tshirt dresses with suit jackets, and tshirt skirts (pencil skirts) with suit jackets. 


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  • TMI question:
    Anyone else been hit by sudden, severe stomach pain followed by diarrhea? I was enjoying a lovely nap, then suddenly the worst stomach pain I've felt in a long time hit. Like almost painful enough to make me cry. Luckily I think that taking a Tums and having an unpleasant visit to the bathroom has resolved it, but wow did it catch me off guard! The only new thing I've had today was eggnog, and that was over 3 hours ago.
    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!

  • @cmm012 I always have a panty liner on, it's just too risky, and the bigger I get the more I leak!!

    is any one else having B/H contractions? I have a few a day, they are not fun, but only in the fact that they make me so anxious that they will eventually be something to worry about! MY cousin is currently in L&D Bc of a high fever and she was not feeling baby boy, but they just ran a bunch of tests and heart sounds good and US as well.  But when she let me know I could feel my anxiety rise and of course more BH. 
    Married May 2009, TTC since November 2012 (Together since 2006 ish - had my eyes on him since 2001)
    Me: 32 (33 in May), Him: 37 (January)

    DX: Me: High Prolactin, Possible Autoimmune Disease Issues, though RE not concerned (?)  New RE has a plan!!
           Him: Minor Varicocele, low morphology, slightly low count

    History:

    Beta 5/9/2016 BFP!!
    Embryo transfer scheduled for April 28, 2016 and beta test May 9, 2016 (day after Mother's Day!)
    Transfer Meds include: Lupron Depot (4/1), Minivelle Patch (every 3rd day), Estradiol (3x daily), Amoxicillin, Progesterone in Oil, Methylprednisonlone. Lovenox and baby asprin added after transfer. 

    3/22/16 - Sono Saline ultrasound cyst to be aspirated on 4/1/16 if not cleared up by 3/29 US - It cleared on its own
    Retrieval 3/4/16 - 26 eggs retrieved, 23 mature, 20 fertilized, 14 embryos currently frozen
    Starting IVF Stims on +/- Feb 22, 2016
    HSG scheduled for 1-26-16 - All clear "beautiful uterus" (though inverted)

    Switched clinics and now prepping for IVF in February / March

    Fourth IUI -  CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - December, 2015 - BFN
    Third IUI -  CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - November, 2015 - BFN
    Second IUI - CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - September, 2015 - BFN
    Started Prolactin Medication October 15 - Levels quickly regulated to with in normal range
    First IUI - CD3-7 100 Clomid w/ Ovidrel Trigger - August, 2015 - BFN
    After no BFPs (ever) First RE/Urologist visit in Feb 2015
    HSG w/ OB, 2014 = all clear
    Trying to conceive since November 2012
  • @AandDM2014 the same thing happens to me about once a month. I have GI issues to begin with but it is not pleasant at all. My ob told me maybe a stool softener, I haven't tried but I may start taking one when I feel my belly starting to get unsettled. Only thing I can offer is drink lots of water after. 
    AandDM2014
  • @AandDM2014 Randomly after some meals I get stomach pain that usually results in me throwing up or having diarrhea, I don't think it's abnormal!

    **Warning - Child Mentioned**

    Me: 33, DH: 39   Unexplained Infertility

    4 IUIs (chlomid) in 2013 which resulted in DS born in April 2014

    TTC #2 since August 2015

    5 rounds of IUIs (1 chlomid: resistent, 1 femara, 3 gonal f) = all BFN

    ER March 9: 26 eggs retrieved, 19 mature and 17 fertilized, 8 made it to genetic testing, 4 normal!

    FET #1 5/31 = BFN

    FET#2 7/26 = BFP!

    BabyFruit Ticker

    AandDM2014
  • @ale9687 Thanks for the advice! I've already had about a glass and half of water because I know dehydration is a concern, and as much fun as a hospital visit would be, I'd rather not!

    Thanks @Rachnan, glad to know it isn't abnormal and something I need to bring up right away with my doc!
    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!

  • I have BH since August, so about three months now @vssbrm.
    In the beginning they were a little concerned as it was a little too much action of my uterus for the weeks I was in.
    Now they are not concerned at all.
    I may ignore them as long as they are not regular.
    When I'm unsure the recommended I change position or go from sitting to walking or visaversa. A hot shower/bath (not too hot of course) would also stop them.
    If they don't stop and they stay regular they might be the real deal. All I need to do is call if they worry me.
    They are annoying, but not extreme pain full as they slowly got more heavy. So I got slowly used to the amount of discomfort.
    I should take a break and not do as much as I do...but then again I also get them when I just watch telly.

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    Can anyone recommend good maternity tights/hosiery and where to buy? Preferably opaque and thicker ones. Thanks!  
    ***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


  • @AandDM2014 I have had the opposite constipation due to my iron supplement pills ugh. 
    Ladies any of you have problems getting shoes on these days being 29 weeks today it's a struggle to put on and take off shoes and my feet are swollen after work and the cold weather I can't wear slip on shoes 
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