February 2018 Moms
Options

PGAL check in Week of 6/26

2

Re: PGAL check in Week of 6/26

  • Options
    @starla great betas. How come your Dr waited until week for betas though? 
  • Options
    Had my first appointment today and thought I should be 6+3 based on what I *think* was my LMP, but I wasn't 100% sure. Measuring only 5+1 and she thought she saw the HB but couldn't pin it down, so now I'm in limbo again til next week when she'll scan again. Ugh. Just nervous, I could tell she wasn't confident that this pregnancy is viable (I've been through 4 losses and 1 birth with her, so she's pretty straight with me). She wants me to quit breastfeeding immediately so I can take the baby aspirin she wants me to be on, so I'm expecting a cranky baby and bad sleep for a few days :( I just hope next week goes well, I'm trying hard not to be pessimistic.
    Married 6/1/13
    BFP #1 7/2013 MMC 9/17/13
    BFP #2 5/2014 MC 6/15/14
    BFP #3 11/13/14 (Found in ER with ruptured cyst) Diagnosed MC 11/15/14
    BFP #4  4/2015 MC 7/1/15
    BFP #5 10/21/15  EDD 7/3/16 Praying for our rainbow! 
  • Loading the player...
  • Options
    @winnie1122 fingers crossed for positive news next week. 
  • Options
    jensjourneyjensjourney member
    edited June 2017
    Had my first appointment today and thought I should be 6+3 based on what I *think* was my LMP, but I wasn't 100% sure. Measuring only 5+1 and she thought she saw the HB but couldn't pin it down, so now I'm in limbo again til next week when she'll scan again. Ugh. Just nervous, I could tell she wasn't confident that this pregnancy is viable (I've been through 4 losses and 1 birth with her, so she's pretty straight with me). She wants me to quit breastfeeding immediately so I can take the baby aspirin she wants me to be on, so I'm expecting a cranky baby and bad sleep for a few days :( I just hope next week goes well, I'm trying hard not to be pessimistic.
    Ask your pediatrician about the baby aspirin and nursing. When I checked into it my LO was nursing once in the morning and once before bed. He was fine with me taking it after the night time nursing and recommended that if she got a fever I stop until the fever cleared. Ultimately baby aspirin is not totally contra indicated for nursing moms according to lactamed. 

    ETA: sorry you got stressful news. I've been in the wait and see between u/s and it sucks a lot. FX your dates are just off somehow....which isn't unheard of with nursing. 
    **TW child mentioned and loss mentioned**
    Me: 40 DH: 46
    Married: Oct 2013
    TTC #1 since Oct 2013.
    dx: unexplained (age)
    Aug 2014 - IUI#1 + injectables - BFP (m/c 11/6/2014 - 14 weeks placental abruption)
    Feb 2015 - IUI#2 + injectables - BFP (m/c 3/31/2015 - 9 weeks unknown cause)
    Jun 2015 - IUI#3 + injectables - BFP delivered healthy baby girl 03/23/2016
    TTC #2 since Sept 2016
    Dec 2016 - spontaneous BFP (first ever!) - beta#1-57, beta #2-17 CP
    May 2017 - clomid challenge
  • Options

    From my LactMed app. Low dose aspirin is ok and no aspirin is secreted into breast milk. In case this helps and makes your situation a little more bearable...like I said, check with pedi too, but I think ok for you to nurse and take low dose aspirin. 
    **TW child mentioned and loss mentioned**
    Me: 40 DH: 46
    Married: Oct 2013
    TTC #1 since Oct 2013.
    dx: unexplained (age)
    Aug 2014 - IUI#1 + injectables - BFP (m/c 11/6/2014 - 14 weeks placental abruption)
    Feb 2015 - IUI#2 + injectables - BFP (m/c 3/31/2015 - 9 weeks unknown cause)
    Jun 2015 - IUI#3 + injectables - BFP delivered healthy baby girl 03/23/2016
    TTC #2 since Sept 2016
    Dec 2016 - spontaneous BFP (first ever!) - beta#1-57, beta #2-17 CP
    May 2017 - clomid challenge
  • Options
    starlastarla member
    @winnie1122 I hope you have good progression and see a healthy, sticky little bean with a HB next time!

    @Chawk17 I got in to see my doctor as quick as I could, but she only works PT so the earliest I could go in was last Thursday. I asked about betas and she said it was still possible to do them, but to go in ASAP. We went camping Friday to Sunday so the earliest I could get the BW done was Monday and today. 
    Me: 34 | DH: 33
    Married Aug. 2013
    TTC #1 Sep. 2016
    ***TW***
    BFP Jan. 15, 2017; MMC Mar. 4, 2017 at 10w6d
    BFP Jun. 5, 2017; MMC Aug. 2, 2017 at 11w6d
    BFP Nov. 20, 2017; ended in CP
    All the tests. Everything normal except treated for ureaplasma and DH potentially has high DNAF.
    BFP Dec. 25, 2017; EDD Sep. 5, 2018; DD arrived Aug. 26th
    My chart: https://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/63f71d


  • Options
    I went for my second beta this morning and it came back at 2111 and Monday it was 698
    I go next Wednesday for an ultrasound!!
    I am so relieved!
  • Options
    I'm so happy this thread is here. I'm due 2/24 - third pregnancy, first ended in MMC at 10w-11w. I had a healthy DS following my loss but it doesn't make this pregnancy any less anxiety filled. My numbers were good, going for an ultrasound next week and hopefully we will see a good, strong heartbeat! I've been seeing a therapist weekly since my first loss, which helps, but I can't help just being negative about everything! 
    Image and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPic
    BFP #1 10/5/13 MMC 11/13/13 D&C 11/15/13
    BFP #2 5/14/14 EDD 1/19/15 Beta 1: 728 Beta 2: 1858 We have a heartbeat! 166 @ 7w3d  Please be our RAINBOW!
    Baby G is a BOY!

    Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

    Lilypie Maternity tickers
  • Options
    starlastarla member
    @sgio7485 GL with the ultrasound! We're here if you need support. 
    Me: 34 | DH: 33
    Married Aug. 2013
    TTC #1 Sep. 2016
    ***TW***
    BFP Jan. 15, 2017; MMC Mar. 4, 2017 at 10w6d
    BFP Jun. 5, 2017; MMC Aug. 2, 2017 at 11w6d
    BFP Nov. 20, 2017; ended in CP
    All the tests. Everything normal except treated for ureaplasma and DH potentially has high DNAF.
    BFP Dec. 25, 2017; EDD Sep. 5, 2018; DD arrived Aug. 26th
    My chart: https://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/63f71d


  • Options
    @winnie1122 fingers crossed and I'm hoping you see good results next week!
  • Options
    Chawk17Chawk17 member
    edited June 2017
    @starla that makes sense!
    @Karissa764 those are fantastic  betas, how far along are you?! 
  • Options
    Chawk17 said:
    @starla that makes sense!
    @Karissa764 those are fantastic  betas, how far along are you?! 
    based on lmp 3w4d I was nervous the numbers seemed high 
    I am counting down until next Wednesday for the ultrasound!!
  • Options
    I'm going in for my first appt Friday (will be 8 wks). I recently found out that the doctors office won't do an ultrasound until 20 weeks! My pgal brain is having a very difficult couple days ( morning sickness totally lightened up out of nowhere , and disappearing symptoms terrify me). 
    Do you think the doctors will approve an early ultrasound based on the fact that I miscarried this year around 8-9 weeks and I'm beside myself with worry? I don't know what to expect and I'm not sure if "I'm worried" is enough of a reason for them to approve early ultrasounds . Thoughts ? Opinions? Advice? Thanks!
  • Options
    Can you ask for a referral to a MOM or high risk doctor? I can't imagine waiting that long PGAL... good luck eevery everything

    DD angel baby 10/16 <3
    Rainbow Due 02/20/18


  • Options
    Hi Everyone,  First ultrasound tomorrow, 6w,3d... trying not to think about it too much but I'm nervous as hell.. 

    DD angel baby 10/16 <3
    Rainbow Due 02/20/18


  • Options
    starlastarla member
    edited June 2017
    @wal2017 I don't understand these doctors that are stingy with offering ultrasounds. Also the trisomy 13 and Down's syndrome test (IPS test) can only be done at 11-13 weeks and involves and ultrasound plus blood test (with a follow up blood test a few weeks later). Maybe you can ask for that test just to get the earlier ultrasound?

    https://womensandinfantshealth.ca/tests/integrated-prenatal-screening-ips/
    Me: 34 | DH: 33
    Married Aug. 2013
    TTC #1 Sep. 2016
    ***TW***
    BFP Jan. 15, 2017; MMC Mar. 4, 2017 at 10w6d
    BFP Jun. 5, 2017; MMC Aug. 2, 2017 at 11w6d
    BFP Nov. 20, 2017; ended in CP
    All the tests. Everything normal except treated for ureaplasma and DH potentially has high DNAF.
    BFP Dec. 25, 2017; EDD Sep. 5, 2018; DD arrived Aug. 26th
    My chart: https://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/63f71d


  • Options
    Hi Everyone,

    I understand the anxiety and am right there with all of you.  I had just started out with the Nov 2017 crew when a MMC was diagnosed 3/29, followed by a D&C 4/12.  I didn't handle things well and pretty much abandoned that board - I feel bad about disappearing but just didn't have the heart to post my update afterwards.  I really didn't expect to be pregnant again so soon and have been trying not to get my hopes up too much.  Last Thursday night I began spotting and by Saturday morning I had heavy, red bleeding and cramps.  The bleeding changed over and became very dark and thick overnight.  I waited until Monday morning to call the doctor and went in yesterday for an ultrasound.  I was convinced I had miscarried on my own this time and they'd just check to make sure there were no signs of infection and that things were progressing ok.  I was absolutely stunned when they found a heartbeat of 109 and that I was measuring 6w2d, right on track.  The bleeding is coming from a large-ish subchorionic hemhorrage.  It's in the right horn of my uterus and the baby has implanted in the left horn (I have a septum) so it doesn't appear to be affecting the pregnancy.  So for now I just have to rest and keep an eye on the bleeding.  I'll go back next week for another US.  I'm finding it hard to switch from expecting the worst to hoping for a better outcome.  At the moment I'm just here - not really even allowing myself to be cautiously optimistic.
    Pregnancy Ticker
  • Options
    So update, was able to see my little bean but too early to hear the heart beat so I have to come back in a week or so. Anyone else encounter this?

    DD angel baby 10/16 <3
    Rainbow Due 02/20/18


  • Options
    hullabalouhullabalou member
    edited June 2017
    alemarie1 said:
    So update, was able to see my little bean but too early to hear the heart beat so I have to come back in a week or so. Anyone else encounter this?

    Did they tell you what the baby measured?


    ETA you could have just ovulated later than you think. 6 weeks 0 days is really the earliest you might be able to see heartbeat with transvaginal ultrasound. So if you were a few days later than you think, it makes sense that you couldn't see the heart beating yet.

    Married 6/2013, TTC 9/2013.
    ***TW***
    MC 12/2013, Blighted Ovum 04/2014, CP 06/2014
    Began RPL testing 07/2014
    BFP #4 10/26/2014; Theo born 07/2015
    BFP #5 06/17/2017, EDD 02/28/18


    BabyFruit Ticker
  • Options
    @wal2017 I requested early blood work and ultrasound from my practice. They typically don't do one unless you have the NT scan (11-13 weeks at my practice) and then the 18-20 week anatomy scan. Maybe you could ask?
    Image and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPic
    BFP #1 10/5/13 MMC 11/13/13 D&C 11/15/13
    BFP #2 5/14/14 EDD 1/19/15 Beta 1: 728 Beta 2: 1858 We have a heartbeat! 166 @ 7w3d  Please be our RAINBOW!
    Baby G is a BOY!

    Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

    Lilypie Maternity tickers
  • Options
    Hello, The doctor could see it, but not hear/measure the heartbeat. I tried holding my breath to see if that would help, but no luck...  I am measuring 6w,3d now, doing my best not to worry, the doctor didn't seem too concerned though. 

    DD angel baby 10/16 <3
    Rainbow Due 02/20/18


  • Options
    @alemarie1 Same happened at my appointment, doc thought she could see the heartbeat but not well enough to pin it. I'm going back in a week. I was measuring smaller than expected though, thought I should be 6+3 but only measured 5+1, so I'm more concerned about that than the heartbeat being easily found this early. I know with my son they couldn't find the heartbeat when he was 5ish weeks but it was there very visibly at the next appointment, and that was with the good machine at the high risk OB, so they usually can find them really early! Moral of my post, it's pretty normal this early to be hit or miss with the US heartbeat! 
    Married 6/1/13
    BFP #1 7/2013 MMC 9/17/13
    BFP #2 5/2014 MC 6/15/14
    BFP #3 11/13/14 (Found in ER with ruptured cyst) Diagnosed MC 11/15/14
    BFP #4  4/2015 MC 7/1/15
    BFP #5 10/21/15  EDD 7/3/16 Praying for our rainbow! 
  • Options
    @winnie1122 Thank you so much for the info.  I'm sorry you're going through the waiting game too, fingers crossed all is well with your next appointment...

    DD angel baby 10/16 <3
    Rainbow Due 02/20/18


  • Options
    @alemarie1Thanks! You too!!
    Married 6/1/13
    BFP #1 7/2013 MMC 9/17/13
    BFP #2 5/2014 MC 6/15/14
    BFP #3 11/13/14 (Found in ER with ruptured cyst) Diagnosed MC 11/15/14
    BFP #4  4/2015 MC 7/1/15
    BFP #5 10/21/15  EDD 7/3/16 Praying for our rainbow! 
  • Options
    I'm going for my appointment in a few hours and I'm a nervous wreck. My symptoms all disappeared within the last couple days and I'm having cramping now. I called the doctors office last night and spoke w the on call doctor just to get reassurance. She said , given the circumstances, they will probably order me an ultrasound. But I know from experience that "order an ultrasound" means "we can fit you in sometime late next week". I barely slept last night so hopefully they can speed things up. Oh pgal brain, you are the worst. 

  • Options
    @wal2017 Good luck, hope they give you the US and you get good results and peace of mind today!! Make sure they really understand how concerned you are and maybe they won't give you a hard time about getting the US today. 
    Married 6/1/13
    BFP #1 7/2013 MMC 9/17/13
    BFP #2 5/2014 MC 6/15/14
    BFP #3 11/13/14 (Found in ER with ruptured cyst) Diagnosed MC 11/15/14
    BFP #4  4/2015 MC 7/1/15
    BFP #5 10/21/15  EDD 7/3/16 Praying for our rainbow! 
  • Options
    Appointment went okay! The doctor was nice and ordered an ultrasound. The trouble is, they don't do them in office so I have to go to a different location in the hospital system. 11 locations and the earliest appointment available anywhere is next Friday afternoon  :s
    Ugh why must everything be hurry up and wait?!
  • Options
    Hi Everyone,  how's your week going? I got to hear little bean' s heartbeat today, <3  and I'm measuring a day ahead so that's good,  now to wait until the end of the month for the next ultrasound...  :s 

    DD angel baby 10/16 <3
    Rainbow Due 02/20/18


  • Options
    So glad for this! (TW) I had a mmc at 11 weeks followed by a d&c in February. So far during this pregnancy I've been so optimistic and confident (probably overcompensating) but the last day or so I've started to panic. All symptoms still strong, but I'm so distracted.

    Saw baby on Friday at 6w+3 measuring perfectly and saw a heartbeat.  I have no idea what the rate was, but tech was excited and said things were good. Doctor scheduled me for 4 weeks out but my anxiety won't let me go that long. Knowing me well, she said to call
    if I was having a "bad day." Trying to wait, but it's hard!

    thinking positive thoughts for all of you! 
  • Options
    i had an u/s yesterday and baby was measuring right on target at 6 weeks 4 days with a heart rate of 127. I was so relieved! Ultrasounds give me so much anxiety. I was practically in tears before hand. Of course I felt better yesterday and my anxiety is back full force today. Ugh. Hoping everyone has good appointments and ultrasounds coming up!
    Image and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPic
    BFP #1 10/5/13 MMC 11/13/13 D&C 11/15/13
    BFP #2 5/14/14 EDD 1/19/15 Beta 1: 728 Beta 2: 1858 We have a heartbeat! 166 @ 7w3d  Please be our RAINBOW!
    Baby G is a BOY!

    Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

    Lilypie Maternity tickers
  • Options
    msunshine123msunshine123 member
    edited July 2017
    @ash0625 - PGAL brain can be so hard sometimes! I'm glad your appointment went well! Try to focus on the positives - your little one looked great and had a great heartbeat. Hang in there - so many hugs to you! Try other things to distract yourself - going for a walk, listening to music, watching something funny... those all help me when my PGAL brain is kicking in. 
  • Options
    @alemarie1 congrats on seeing your little bean! I saw mine today too - it's the best! I am in the same boat as you - now to wait another month - ahh!!!
  • Options
    @msunshine123 Thanks! I feel a little better today. I poke my boobs a lot to make sure they're still sore. My husband thinks I'm strange. 
  • Options
    sgio7485sgio7485 member
    edited July 2017
    ash0625 said:
    @msunshine123 Thanks! I feel a little better today. I poke my boobs a lot to make sure they're still sore. My husband thinks I'm strange. 
    I poke my boobs 20173 times a day. You're not strange :) just PGAL! 
    Eta: poke not like, haha! 
    Image and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPic
    BFP #1 10/5/13 MMC 11/13/13 D&C 11/15/13
    BFP #2 5/14/14 EDD 1/19/15 Beta 1: 728 Beta 2: 1858 We have a heartbeat! 166 @ 7w3d  Please be our RAINBOW!
    Baby G is a BOY!

    Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

    Lilypie Maternity tickers
  • Options
    starlastarla member
    sgio7485 said:
    ash0625 said:
    @msunshine123 Thanks! I feel a little better today. I poke my boobs a lot to make sure they're still sore. My husband thinks I'm strange. 
    I poke my boobs 20173 times a day. You're not strange :) just PGAL! 
    Eta: poke not like, haha! 
    Add me to the boob poking club! :lol:
    Me: 34 | DH: 33
    Married Aug. 2013
    TTC #1 Sep. 2016
    ***TW***
    BFP Jan. 15, 2017; MMC Mar. 4, 2017 at 10w6d
    BFP Jun. 5, 2017; MMC Aug. 2, 2017 at 11w6d
    BFP Nov. 20, 2017; ended in CP
    All the tests. Everything normal except treated for ureaplasma and DH potentially has high DNAF.
    BFP Dec. 25, 2017; EDD Sep. 5, 2018; DD arrived Aug. 26th
    My chart: https://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/63f71d


  • Options
    soulcupcakesoulcupcake member
    edited July 2017
    My first official OB appt was this morning. I didn't leave until two and a half hours later. :faint: I saw the NP for my intake appt. two weeks ago, and this was supposed to be the one where I meet an OB, but before that visit, I had to see a "counselor" who asked all these questions, some seemingly pointless, like "What's one thing you've learned or discovered about pregnancy?" Dude, this is my 6th baby. And then she mentioned breastfeeding. Fine. And how they have resources and the typical stuff they usually say. I'm still breastfeeding my 31 month old. I'm good.

    The best part. Handouts for parenting classes and workshops. Lol. This whole thing reminded me of how much I miss seeing midwives. The OB was fine, but it always feels rushed. A standard appt. with my last midwife was an hour. 

    Anyway, my dating u/s is next Friday. They were backed up due to the 4th. I'm supposed to get my referral for the perinatologist soon for the Harmony test.
    G 12.04 | E 11.06 | D 11.08  | H 12.09 | R 11.14 | Expecting #6 2.16.18.



  • Options
    starla said:
    sgio7485 said:
    ash0625 said:
    @msunshine123 Thanks! I feel a little better today. I poke my boobs a lot to make sure they're still sore. My husband thinks I'm strange. 
    I poke my boobs 20173 times a day. You're not strange :) just PGAL! 
    Eta: poke not like, haha! 
    Add me to the boob poking club! :lol:
    Me too! 
    Pregnancy Ticker
  • Options
    *TW*

    Hey all. Finally joining. I was really debating because I've had two MMC and was really active in my birth month groups. I had one in Aug 2016 (9w scan, measured 6w3d no HB) and then was put on progesterone by my Dr without checking my levels and had a second MMC in Feb 2017. My new Dr said the progesterone probably kept me from MC normally if I didn't need it. I really like my new Dr though he's an hour away. Responsive staff and an hour appt takes an hour. Plus the other docs in the group are great.

    Had my US Wednesday. By my LMP I should be 8 weeks but based on when I got my BFP (and the fact that the few periods post D&C in Feb have been funky) I am about a week behind at 7w. However the heartbeat was 150 and I've never made it to 7w before and never heard or seen a heartbeat. Plus there's good growth because the week before I'd had brown spotting so the office had me come in. They did a US & I was 6w1d so the growth seems right on track. 

    Sorry for the long post but I'm just excited. My Dr said we're not out of the woods yet but I'm remaining optimistic. 

    ****TW Signature****
    BabyFruit Ticker
    DD born 04/28/2002
    Married DH 03/25/2017
    1st MMC 08/13/2016 2nd MMC 02/14/2017
    BFP 06/16/17 Rainbow DS Born 02/05/2018


  • Options
    @rainafire77 Welcome! I would be optimistic too- It's great that you saw a heartbeat and I'm so happy you like and trust your doctor.
    I think it's completely normal to have a hard time being optimistic -- I also worry about getting my hopes up. But it's so good to be able to celebrate the milestones and I hope you are getting the chance to enjoy this time.
  • Options
    I realized when I wrote that I said I'd never made it to 7w and never heard the HB. When I was 24 I had my DD who is now 15. I meant never made it this far with pregnancies with my husband. This will be his 1st and my 2nd. He's 41 and I'm 40. 

    ****TW Signature****
    BabyFruit Ticker
    DD born 04/28/2002
    Married DH 03/25/2017
    1st MMC 08/13/2016 2nd MMC 02/14/2017
    BFP 06/16/17 Rainbow DS Born 02/05/2018


Sign In or Register to comment.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards
"
"