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Having anymore children?

Growing up I felt that I would have as many babies as God blessed me with. I always figured I'd end up with at least 3 or 4 kids. This is my fourth pregnancy but we are hoping its our third child. Because of our previous loss this pregnancy has been particularly stressful. I've been freaking out about every little thing and the stress has been too much for me. God willing, this baby will make it to term, and if it does, this will be our last. Is this the last one for any of you?

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  • Yes. This will be our second child. I have been thru two losses, infertility treatments, etc to get here. I'm 39. I plan to tie my tubes.

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  • This is our third pregnancy but our first baby. I would love to have at least one more after this baby... I grew up with siblings and always thought I'd have a larger family... But with all the trouble we had trying to have one baby, we are just taking it day by day. I have a bicornuate uterus, so we're just hoping that we make it far enough/to term and have a healthy baby.

    MMC 01/26/12 

    MC 12/25/12, D&C 01/05/13

    BFP 03/05/13, EDD 11/12/13. HB 175 @ 9w2d. Its a Girl!

    <3Madeline Lorraine H. <3 Born 11/12/13 @9:10pm, 7lb6oz

    DX with EA/TEF Type C & Tracheomalaysia
    MC @ 13wks 01/15/15 

    DX Septate Uterus - surgery recommended

    BFP 3/18/16, EDD 11/13/16 It's a boy!
    <3 Clint Kiszonas H. <3 Born 11/21/16 @10:38pm, 9lb11oz

    BFP 1/11/18, EDD 9/21/18 
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  • I'm hoping our two losses were just bad starters luck.... I know that's probably stupid to say, but that's how I hold things together.

    We hope to have at least 2, probably 3 

    BFP #1 - Mango - 6/11/12, EDD 2/22/12 Natural MC 7/15/12
    BFP #2 - Nacho - 10/14/12, EDD 6/20/13, MMC 8 weeks, D&C 11/16/12
    All testing shows both H and I are perfectly normal. Baby Nacho had triploidy. 
    Back to normal business December 2012
    BFP #3 - Froggy - 1/15/13, EDD 9/27/13 TEAM GREEN
    It's a girl! Alice - Born 9/20/13, 8lbs 2oz

  • This will be our second and last. I'll turn 37 before this LO gets here, and we've had 5 losses and did IVF for this baby. It's just been such a long road, and I have so much anxiety around this pregnancy. I don't think I could do it again.
    TTC #1 since 6/08. Cycle #6 - BFP 12/22/08, EDD 9/3/09, DD 8/14/09 at 37w1d
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    TTC #2 since 6/11
    me=36 - low AMH, DH=38
    BFP #2 - 8/31/11, EDD 5/10/12, M/C 9/23/11
    BFP #3 - 3/4/12, EDD 11/14/12, CP 3/11/12
    BFP #4 - 5/9/12, EDD 1/19/13, CP 5/11/12
    BFP #5 - 8/22/12, EDD 5/5/13, CP 8/24/12
    IVF#1 - January 2013 - EPP/Antagonist - 7R, 3M, 2F, 3dt of 2 8-cell embies
    BFP #6 - 2/3/13, EDD 10/15/13, DS 9/18/13 at 36w1d
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  • You all are so strong. I lost one and it was so incredibly hard. I admire you all and your tenacity.
  • This is my fourth pregnancy. I wanted 3 kids before but now I think 2 is enough. If we want another baby we will adopt. This pregnancy has been difficult and I can't go through all the testing and another possible cerclage and bed rest for months again.
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  • Honestly, I want another child but I'm thinking more along the lines of adoption or something... Who knows how I'll feel after I have this baby!
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    BFP 2 - October 30, 2012, Rainbow Baby Boy born July 14, 2013
    TTC no sooner than November 2014
  • This will be our first and we hope to have 3 total. I'm 39 now. We have 2 embies on ice we'll try to use, we may try another IVF cycle after that or we may look into adoption or donor eggs to expand our family from there.
    **Warning: Losses and living child mentioned**
    BFP#1 1/31/12, EDD 10/6/12 Harrison Gray born sleeping @ 18w6d. You changed our lives little guy.
    BFP#2 EDD 10/29/13, C/P 2/25/13, Bye little Ish, we barely got to know you.
    BFP#3 EDD 12/21/13, Baby Boots born 11/23/13 My rainbow baby!

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  • I hope and pray that this is not our last, for that matter I hope and pray she is our first. This is our 4th pregnancy. We wanted a big family when we first started trying back in 2009, five kids was our goal. It's not really a possibility anymore but we certainly hope we can have one more after this little one is born. But I totally get wanting it to be the last one, starting a family has been so incredibly stressful and has us completely broke and I have no idea where or how we'll afford IVF again, but I just cannot see us as a one and done kind of family.

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    BFP #1: 12/2009 m/c 1/2010 BFP #2: 6/2010 m/c 8/2010

    BFP #3: 10/2011 ectopic 11/2011 (right tube removed, learned left tube was probably nonfunctional due to scar tissue from infection after m/c)

    3 failed IUIs, IVF #1: 18R, 12M, 10F, 3 poor quality 5d embryos transferred= BFP #4!!!!!

    Betas: 9dp5dt: 64 ~14dp5dt: 91 (expecting miscarriage, doubling time of 236 hours) ~16dp5dt: 200~18dp5dt: 500

    First Ultrasound at 6w2d revealed two sacs, only one with a heartbeat

    LK arrived after 42 weeks on August 14, 2013! Beautiful, healthy, and happy!

    TTC#2: IVF booked for April 2015

    Surprise BFP#5 February 19, 2015 EDD: November 2, 2015

    Betas: 10dpo: 10, 14dpo: 77, 17dpo: 270

    First Ultrasound at 5w1d showed a miracle UTE baby! And right ovary ovulation to left fallopian tube.

    JD arrived at 38 weeks on October 20, 2015.

    TTC #3: Since October 2017. BFP #6 July 2, 2018 EDD: March 16, 2019 [/spoiler]

  • We are praying this one will be our take home baby and then we'd like to have one more.  Good luck with PGAL brain. I hate it!!

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  • Maybe.  Every time I think about it I go both ways about it.  The "silly" thing is when I think "well maybe one more" my first thought after that is "but we don't have a mausoleum spot for more than just DH and I, our son who's already there and 1 sibling. 


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  • This is our last. Medically it's not recommended for me to have anymore c/s because of the type of internal incision I have.
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  • Yes this will be our last as long as baby makes it to term. I have a 2 year old and a 1 year old already... 
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    M/C @7 Weeks April 2009
    Ectopic Pregnancy @8 Weeks July 2009
    DS#1 6/21/2010
    DS#2 4/12/2012
    CP October 2012
    BFP #6 5/24/2013 EDD 1/31/2014

  • This will probably be our one and only.  It took us 2.5 years to get this far.  I'm 36 and DH will be 39 when this one comes.  We may try on our own for awhile, but I have no desire to pursue IF treatments again. 

    TTC started Oct '10
    Me: AMA w/RSD, atypical PCOS w/IR, LPD and High Prolactin. Controlled HP post-loss.
    DH: Low-T and borderline morph
    18 cycles, 3 medicated w/RE to get to a BFP!
    EDD 9/7/12, Saw HB @7w3d,missed m/c 1/30 @8w3d, d&c 2/8
    11 AL cycles, 9 medicated/IUI cycles. All BFFN!
    Moving forward with IVF
    BFP#2 our little cycle break surprise on AL cycle 12! EDD 10/27/13
    Beta #1: 41 Beta #2: 398; perfect u/s 3/11 hb @133bpm
    u/s 3/25 one perfect hb @183 bpm, adjusted EDD 10/23/13
    MaterniT21 and carrier screens normal. It's a girl!!!
    Severe Pre-E, HFpEF, PE, AMA & IF= OAD

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  • This is my 2nd pregnancy and we are hoping it is our first child. We always wanted 2, and if this baby sticks, we have a pretty good shot with the 4 embies we have frozen. If I work through all 4 without a sibling, I am not sure I would go through IVF again to have a 2nd.
    Married my wife 8/2007 ~ TTC #1 since 7/2011
    9 IUIs = 9 BFNs
    IVF October 2012: 22 eggs retrieved, 17 fertilized, 5 frozen
    ET #1: 1 blast = BFP; Blighted ovum discovered at 7w5d; D&E
    FET #1: 1 blast = BFP; Missed m/c discovered at 9w5d; D&E
    Karyotyping: normal ~ RPL Testing: normal ~ Hysteroscopy: normal
    FET #2: 1 blast transferred 10/25; BFP 10/31!
    EDD 7/13/14 ~ Induced at 37w4d due to pre-eclampsia ~ Born on 6/28/14
    *Everyone welcome*

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  • This is our second, but will be our first take-home baby.  We lost our first at 22 weeks.  DH always wanted 5, and I wanted 3.  I still do, but we'll have to have them somewhat close together.  DH is definitely willing to see what happens at this point.  I'm 29 and DH is 32, which isn't old by any means, but it feels daunting to think of years of pregnancies in the future.  I haven't had any physical problems or anything, it's just the PgAL brain.  We're open to adoption, too. 
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  • This is my second pregnancy and hopefully first take home baby. I've always wanted 3 children, but I don't think I can handle more losses, so if this pregnancy is successful we will stop and be happy with one child.

    TTC since August 2011
    BFP#1 3/16/12 EDD 11/21/12 Delivered 6/1/12 at 15 weeks 2 days
    "If there ever comes a day when we can't be together... Keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever." ~ Winnie the Pooh

    BFP#2 4/14/13 EDD 12/24/13 Please be our rainbow after the storm!
    Beta#1 @ 15dpo 274, P4 16.9 Beta#2 @ 18dpo 940!! Doubling time of 40 hours!! u/s @ 6w2d showed a beautiful HB of 120! u/s @ 10w1d HB 174!! Grow, LO Grow!! Found out 7/22 we are TEAM BLUE!!
    Zaiden Harper was born 12/22/13 at 1:46 am. 9lbs 8oz and 22in
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  • This is our third pregnancy and we will definitely try to have more. My husband wants 4 but I'm not sure I could do go through 3 more pregnancies. It's so stressful but we shall see. I'm 31 so we will be trying for #2 maybe when this one is about a year or so.
    BFP#1 10.03.11| Chemical Pregnancy 10.11.11.
    BFP#2 11.13.11| [email protected] T21/Cystic Hygroma/Hydrops | D&C 1.24.12
    BFP#3 12.13.12| HR 174 | Materni21 - All Chromosomes Normal! | EDD 8.25.13
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  • No this is my 9th pregnancy but hope it to be our 2nd child. I'm having RCS and will have my other tube tie. 1 was done back when I had an ectopic 
    Wife to Michael 5/25/02 
    Mom to Reilly 3/13/03 
    Mom to Ryder 7/26/13
    BFP 12/10/12
    Beta 12/12/12: 351 @16 dpo 
    Beta 12/17/12: 2999 @21 dpo 
    Beta 12/20/12: 7539 @24 dpo 

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