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  • @uterusdreams yay for passing the 3 hour!!

    @kristimh80 I somehow missed your post last night, yes, it’s 5 days before my due date, which is actually when I had my 3 year old! (5 days before he was due).  We’ll see if this one stays in until the 31st.  I get a lot of contractions and cramping lately.  My OB offered to check me yesterday since he was doing the strep B test (fun), but I know it doesn’t really matter and I could be 0 or 2cm and stay that way forever or change overnight, so I declined.

    I called the specialist’s office and the woman I spoke to said she would talk to the manager and get back to me.  She pulled up his notes from my prior appointment when he said the arrythmia was not a concern etc so hopefully it shows he didn’t need to do another echo.  We’ll see.
    Pregnancy TickerAbout me: *TW*

    Me: 34, DH: 38                                                                                                                                                                                
    TTC #1 June of 2014  9/14 BFP, baby boy EDD 5/18/15. Elias (Eli) born 5/13/15 7lb0oz, 19 inches.                                      
    Surprise BFP 10/15, live ectopic, lost ruptured tube on 11/5/15 at 8 weeks                                                                              
    Started TTC #2 2/16                                                                                                                                                                   
    HSG 1/18 after no BFPs- diagnosed w/ tubal infertility and referred to RE                                                                     
    3/28/18 remaining tube removed                                                                                                                                              
    IVF 5/18: 15 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 8 blasts -- (3) 4aa, (2) 5aa (2) 4ba frozen -- fresh transfer of 1 day-5 4aa blast, BFP, EDD 2/4/19

    kristimh80
  • @uterusdreams Congrats on passing your 3 hour test!! What a relief I know that was!

    @mayflower513 FX they fix everything for you!! Glad you were able to talk to someone, so hopefully they do the right thing. 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



  • @uterusdreams yay, congrats on passing your 3hr!

    @mayflower513 fingers crossed they adjust your billing appropriately! 

    AFM: NST went well again this morning. Dr. actually congratulated me on losing 2 lbs in the last week. I told him it wasn't for lack of trying and not sure how that happened because I feel like I eat constantly lately. :) My BP was up again, 142/89. I tested at home afterwards though and it was 128/82. No protein and no other symptoms of pre-e. I honestly think it's partly a muscle memory issue when I enter the doctors office, is that possible? 
    *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!



    BabyFruit Ticker 
    kristimh80suzycupcake
  • @halips Good to hear you had a good dr appt! My MIL call it "white coat syndrome" when it comes to BP. She makes them wait and take her's at the end because it's always a lot higher right when she gets there. lol 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    suzycupcake
  • My H also has high BP when it’s taken initially.  He’s always amazed that I’m such an anxious person and my BP is always like 110/60 yet he’s chill and it’s always high.
    Pregnancy TickerAbout me: *TW*

    Me: 34, DH: 38                                                                                                                                                                                
    TTC #1 June of 2014  9/14 BFP, baby boy EDD 5/18/15. Elias (Eli) born 5/13/15 7lb0oz, 19 inches.                                      
    Surprise BFP 10/15, live ectopic, lost ruptured tube on 11/5/15 at 8 weeks                                                                              
    Started TTC #2 2/16                                                                                                                                                                   
    HSG 1/18 after no BFPs- diagnosed w/ tubal infertility and referred to RE                                                                     
    3/28/18 remaining tube removed                                                                                                                                              
    IVF 5/18: 15 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 8 blasts -- (3) 4aa, (2) 5aa (2) 4ba frozen -- fresh transfer of 1 day-5 4aa blast, BFP, EDD 2/4/19

  • @mayflower513 c-section sisters! FX you get that billing issue fixed and that little muffin stays in the oven all the way to c-sec day!

    @halips I've heard of people who're like that - BP goes up when they're at the doctor's. I would ask them to wait with checking your BP until the middle or end of your appointment and see if that makes a difference.
    mayflower513
    • How far along? EDD? 34+4, c-sec still scheduled for 1/31
    • How is everyone feeling this week? not so good, this pregnancy is really kicking my butt. Heat flashes, bad sleep, crampy legs, stuffy nose and heartburn. The thing that keeps me going is knowing baby is doing good in there and spending quality time with my kids.
    • Any upcoming appointments? OB yesterday was good, everything is just as it's supposed to be. Next one in two weeks.
    • GTKY: What foods can you not wait to eat when baby comes? Sushi and lunch meats. And medium well steak. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.

    kristimh80mayflower513
  • Thanks @more14!  I didn’t realize you were scheduled on the 31st too - I added that!  I just ordered a bunch of comfy clothes for the hospital stay (and beyond) today!  I have no idea what to expect.
    Pregnancy TickerAbout me: *TW*

    Me: 34, DH: 38                                                                                                                                                                                
    TTC #1 June of 2014  9/14 BFP, baby boy EDD 5/18/15. Elias (Eli) born 5/13/15 7lb0oz, 19 inches.                                      
    Surprise BFP 10/15, live ectopic, lost ruptured tube on 11/5/15 at 8 weeks                                                                              
    Started TTC #2 2/16                                                                                                                                                                   
    HSG 1/18 after no BFPs- diagnosed w/ tubal infertility and referred to RE                                                                     
    3/28/18 remaining tube removed                                                                                                                                              
    IVF 5/18: 15 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 8 blasts -- (3) 4aa, (2) 5aa (2) 4ba frozen -- fresh transfer of 1 day-5 4aa blast, BFP, EDD 2/4/19

    more14
  • Thanks @more14!  I didn’t realize you were scheduled on the 31st too - I added that!  I just ordered a bunch of comfy clothes for the hospital stay (and beyond) today!  I have no idea what to expect.
    You mean for a C-section?
    This will be my second one so ask away! Anything you want to know.
  • @mayflower513
    My best tip is to bring nice baggy pants with a loose waist. You will not want anything pressing on that scar!
    ~~ Our Story in Spoiler! TW loss/child~~
    Fall 2012 -- started TTC
    Summer 2015 - no BFP yet, labs normal, referred to RE
    Fall 2015 - Summer 2016 - Further testing all normal. 3 IUI's -- BFN. Recommended move to IVF. Planned cycle for fall 2016.
    September 2016 - Surprise natural BFP. MMC @ 8 weeks. RE expressed confidence that we just needed the 'right' embryo.
    Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 -- Break from TTC
    June 2017 - Started IVF; egg retrieval for freeze all cycle. 9 mature eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized. 2 4BB embies on ice.
    August 2017 - FET transfer both embies. BFP.  Twin pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound. EDD 4/28/18
    September 2017 - Twin B stopped developing; Twin A doing perfectly! Graduated from RE @ 10 weeks
    March 2018 - Baby Girl born via C/S due to pre-eclampsia -- strong and healthy!


  • Well I found out yesterday that my OB's last day is March 1st, so she won't be there for my delivery unless something crazy happens. I'll see another OB at my growth scan...really hoping I like her. I wasn't planning on a new dr at this point  :|
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    suzycupcake
  • northbeach3northbeach3
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    edited January 12
    Bummer @kristimh80! Hope you jive with the new ob! I have rotating obs so there’s no telling who might be doing my delivery! 
    me: 37 dh: 42; TTC since Jan 2016
    dx: PCOS, low progesterone; 2 MMC
    Sept FET 2018 Spreadsheet
    3 failed IUIs (clomid + ovidrel), unresponsive to femara
    Jan 2 2018 - 1st IVF cycle - 9 retrieved, 7 mature/fertilized, 1 5d transfer + 5 untested snowbabies
    Jan 19 2018 - Fresh Transfer #1 one 5dt; BFP 1/25/2018; EDD 10/7/2018; MMC at 8w3d; D&C 3/6/2018
    May 16 2018 - FET #1 one 5dt; BFP with 4 betas (6.5, 24.3, 165.5, 2250) - EDD 2/1/2019; MMC at 6w; D&C 6/20/18
    Sept 17 2018 - FET #2 one 5dt; BFP 38.9 7dpt, 167 9dpt - EDD 6/5/2019  
    (3 untested embryos remain)


  • @northbeach3 Thanks! My office has several as well...so in reality, I probably could have still gotten someone else lol My SIL goes to this other one and loves her, so I'm sure I will too. My OB I knew before I went to her, she did IVF as well and understood all our concerns so was comforting. Guess now we are just reg old preggo, so it probably is fine. I'm just a hormonal mess lol
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



  • @more14 yes - the problem is I don’t even know what to ask!!

    @mbradfo2 thank you!
    Pregnancy TickerAbout me: *TW*

    Me: 34, DH: 38                                                                                                                                                                                
    TTC #1 June of 2014  9/14 BFP, baby boy EDD 5/18/15. Elias (Eli) born 5/13/15 7lb0oz, 19 inches.                                      
    Surprise BFP 10/15, live ectopic, lost ruptured tube on 11/5/15 at 8 weeks                                                                              
    Started TTC #2 2/16                                                                                                                                                                   
    HSG 1/18 after no BFPs- diagnosed w/ tubal infertility and referred to RE                                                                     
    3/28/18 remaining tube removed                                                                                                                                              
    IVF 5/18: 15 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 8 blasts -- (3) 4aa, (2) 5aa (2) 4ba frozen -- fresh transfer of 1 day-5 4aa blast, BFP, EDD 2/4/19

  • @mayflower513 For c section, the big thing is to move around as soon as they take your catheter out and give yippy the all clear. I know it seems counterintuitive to move around after major stomach surgery, but it is a huge help for recovery. Even if you only walk to the bathroom and back, it's better than nothing. Ask for a belly binder, it really helps. Stay on top of your pain meds, trust me. The more you get up and move, the less your pain will be overall. If you plan to nurse, a boppy offers great protection for your stomach. 
    more14mbradfo2
  • @mayflower513 I understand you completely  :D I'm on my phone and it's hard to type long posts like this, so I'll make a list of everything I can remember and post from my computer after the kids are in beds  :)
  • @wildrainbow
    @mayflower513
    YES! Push yourself as much as you can to get up and move around once you get the clear. It helps SOOO much. It will hurt at first but moving will actually eventually make you feel better. I had great recovery in the hospital since my husband went home to get some rest for a couple hours every night and so I had to get up and take care of baby. Really moved things along faster I think.
    ~~ Our Story in Spoiler! TW loss/child~~
    Fall 2012 -- started TTC
    Summer 2015 - no BFP yet, labs normal, referred to RE
    Fall 2015 - Summer 2016 - Further testing all normal. 3 IUI's -- BFN. Recommended move to IVF. Planned cycle for fall 2016.
    September 2016 - Surprise natural BFP. MMC @ 8 weeks. RE expressed confidence that we just needed the 'right' embryo.
    Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 -- Break from TTC
    June 2017 - Started IVF; egg retrieval for freeze all cycle. 9 mature eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized. 2 4BB embies on ice.
    August 2017 - FET transfer both embies. BFP.  Twin pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound. EDD 4/28/18
    September 2017 - Twin B stopped developing; Twin A doing perfectly! Graduated from RE @ 10 weeks
    March 2018 - Baby Girl born via C/S due to pre-eclampsia -- strong and healthy!


  • Thank you @wildrainbow @mbradfo2, I will make it a point to move around as much as possible!  Thank you @more14!   I know it’s not easy typing on the phone.
    Pregnancy TickerAbout me: *TW*

    Me: 34, DH: 38                                                                                                                                                                                
    TTC #1 June of 2014  9/14 BFP, baby boy EDD 5/18/15. Elias (Eli) born 5/13/15 7lb0oz, 19 inches.                                      
    Surprise BFP 10/15, live ectopic, lost ruptured tube on 11/5/15 at 8 weeks                                                                              
    Started TTC #2 2/16                                                                                                                                                                   
    HSG 1/18 after no BFPs- diagnosed w/ tubal infertility and referred to RE                                                                     
    3/28/18 remaining tube removed                                                                                                                                              
    IVF 5/18: 15 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 8 blasts -- (3) 4aa, (2) 5aa (2) 4ba frozen -- fresh transfer of 1 day-5 4aa blast, BFP, EDD 2/4/19

  • Tips for C-section
    Before you even get to the hospital, I highly recommend to call your insurance and check how many days they cover (assuming everything goes well). Some insurances cover 3, some cover 5 and it's important to know what your insurance does.
    I would also talk to your doctor and ask about the procedure itself and how they prefer doing it.
    My women's hospital is next to the children's hospital so for my twins, who were technically pre-term (1 day shy of full term for twins), they had a team of 1 doctor and 2 nurses for each child from the children's hospital, waiting in the room to check each kid, just in case.
    After I came out to the recovery room, we did skin to skin and tried nursing a little but because I had two, it was a bit more complicated. I have to say, the anesthesia made me really sleepy and I think I actually fell asleep once we got to my room in the maternity ward. But, 2 hours after the surgery, the nurses came to check me and had me walking to the bathroom and peeing while the nurse was standing there. A bit embarrassing but they need to make sure your organs are functioning again.

    Like everyone above me have said already - move. Moving makes recovery go faster. I was walking around the nurse's station that evening and by the time I got home I was back to normal. I didn't experience any pain, but that's because I did pain management and I did take the pain medication they gave me at the hospital. But I think I weened myself before I finished all the pills.

    Breastfeeding! Milk production might be delayed when having a c-section so don't worry if that happens. It might take 3-4 days (or was it 4-5?) for your production to really kick in so speak with your doctor about it and if you need, I'm sure they will provide you with a pump to get things started.

    Water retention might be an issue (because hello, leftover amniotic fluid needs to go somewhere), so don't be alarmed if you look at your feet and suddenly they are x3 the normal size. Walking about helps but it could take 2-3 weeks before you feet are back to normal.

    My hospital provided me with mesh underwear and pads after, but I was more comfortable with my own. Bring underwear that go over the belly, but you might like the mesh ones (I've heard a lot of girls wished they had more of them to take home). I would avoid pants, but that's just me. I did night gowns for the hospital stay and a dress for going home.
    I also suggest a robe. Something soft and comfy because hello hormones and you're all nice a cozy one moment and boiling hot the next. So something that's easy to put on and off was really useful.

    You won't be able to put anything on the incision while in the hospital, but ask your doctor when you can start putting anti-scaring cream on it.

    You'll be in the hospital for at least 3 days so pack accordingly and have your hospital bag ready.
    I would pack shower shoes and a few comfy socks, if you're a socks person.

    I also highly recommend giving your child to the nurses for the night, if that is an option. The first night you'll still be recovering and it's a heavy toll on your body, so take advantage of any help you can to get some sleep. It really gave me the few extra hours I needed to make the best recovery so I could go home and function on my own.


    That's all that I can remember right now.
    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate! I'll go into the gory details if you have questions about that part as well.
    wildrainbowkristimh80suzycupcake
  • Thanks so much @more14!!  I will definitely call my insurance and make it a point to see the doctor doing the c-section since I haven’t even seen her my whole pregnancy.  And I got a night gown but will get another.  I also got some maternity fold over yoga pants and loose nursing tops and some underwear I saw recommended (https://www.kindredbravely.com/products/postpartum-c-section-recovery-comfort-panty?variant=2511938191384) to bring in case I prefer them.

    thanks again!!
    Pregnancy TickerAbout me: *TW*

    Me: 34, DH: 38                                                                                                                                                                                
    TTC #1 June of 2014  9/14 BFP, baby boy EDD 5/18/15. Elias (Eli) born 5/13/15 7lb0oz, 19 inches.                                      
    Surprise BFP 10/15, live ectopic, lost ruptured tube on 11/5/15 at 8 weeks                                                                              
    Started TTC #2 2/16                                                                                                                                                                   
    HSG 1/18 after no BFPs- diagnosed w/ tubal infertility and referred to RE                                                                     
    3/28/18 remaining tube removed                                                                                                                                              
    IVF 5/18: 15 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 8 blasts -- (3) 4aa, (2) 5aa (2) 4ba frozen -- fresh transfer of 1 day-5 4aa blast, BFP, EDD 2/4/19

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