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Baby Girl's Birth Story *long* *PIP*

Sorry this is so long, but I can't help myself!!

I went in at 9 p.m. on Thursday , April 18th, to begin induction. We checked in, I changed into a gown, got my IV, was checked (I was "nearly" dilated), and hooked up to a monitor for LO's HR and my contractions. They started the pitocin at 10:55 p.m., and increased it every 30 minutes until they got it to a 6, which happened at 12 a.m., and I remained at that dose for the night. They had told me I would probably feel cramping; instead, I started feeling contractions. Unfortunately, I kept feeling them in my back and ended up having some pretty intense back labor. At 2 a.m., they checked me again and I was at 2 cm. Just before 7 a.m., I was checked again and still dilated to a 2, almost a 3. My dr broke my water and said LO must have a lot of hair because the tool used to break my water got stuck in it!

At around 10, they checked me and I was dilated to 3. They changed my position in bed to be more of a "throne", with the bottom of the bed dropped, a "shelf" for me to sit on, and my back straight against the back of the bed. This was a painful position but was meant to help her start dropping down. At that point, I was still having pretty intense back labor. Contractions were very painful and were less than a minute apart. I rarely had rest in between...sometimes there would be two or three right after the other. At 10:45 they checked me and I was finally dilated to 4, which is where I needed to be to get the epidural. They had kept the anesthesiologist on standby, so he was in there within minutes to give it to me. He accidentally went into a vein at first so had to try again. During that time I was scared to death they wouldn't be able to administer the epi and I would have to endure all the pain for the remainder of labor and delivery. But, he got it in! A little after noon, the epi was done and a catheter was in place. I hadn't gotten any sleep all night or day, so once that was in place, I slept for about 45 mins.

At 1:45, they checked me and I was at 6 cm. They said to expect to dilate another cm per hour. I could feel the pressure of her moving down with contractions, but couldn't feel the pain of the contractions. They put a heart rate monitor on her head since she was moving down and the monitor on my tummy wouldn't be able to pick her up as well. I was 100% effaced at that point. They began to turn me from side to side about every 30 minutes, except sometimes more often because LO's heart rate would decrease if I was on one side for too long.

At around 3:20, they checked me again and I was at 9-10 dilated. They said to let them know when I felt constant pressure, and very soon after I felt constant pressure. Then, to let them know when it felt like I had to push, and at about 4:15 I had that feeling. I called the nurse to let her know, and she and another nurse that had been helping came in along with two student nurses. They asked DH if he wanted to hold a leg, and at first he did but said he didn't think it was a very good idea, so they had the student nurses hold my legs while he stood up by my head. (side note - one of the student nurses about passed out and had to leave the room!!)

One of the nurses evidently turned my epidural down slightly so I could feel better to push. They had told me to expect to push for 2 hours but I only pushed for just under 1 before our precious baby girl arrived. I did have to have an episiotomy, which a nurse later told me required about 7 stitches. EEK!

We are absolutely in love with LO. She's beautiful and such a peaceful baby. Her little personality is already showing. I am trying to BF and am having some supply issues which is really bumming me out. But, hopefully we can overcome that soon (we're supplementing with formula for now). 

I can't thank you all enough for all of the support and encouragement during my pregnancy. I don't know that I could've made it through without you all!

Congrats to all of you, and best wishes for a very smooth remainder of your pregnancies! 

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ER 8/2/12 - 14 eggs retrieved, 12 mature and ICSI'd, 6 fertilized. ET 8/7 - 2 embies. Beta#1 8/17: 143! Beta#2 8/20: 590! Beta#3 8/22: 1,162! 1st US 9/4: one beautiful little bean with the best sounding HB I've ever heard!
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  • Congratulations!! She is so beautiful!

    TTC #1** Went off BCP July 2011

    Me: 31 DH:31

    Jan 2012 Dx PCOS by OB/Gyn

    July 2012 - Tests with RE confirmed PCOS and annovulation

    2 rounds of clomid, 5 IUI's using clomid + injectibles. 

    Surprise BFP while on break cycle due to cysts.  It's a girl! Baby "E" born on Thanksgiving Day 11/28/13

  • Congrats
    6 m/c
    Anovulatory cycles, increased Synthroid Diagnosed Sep 2010
    Natural cycle Dec 2010 BFP M/C 6 1/2 Weeks, D&E Jan 2011
    1 Clomid/Ovidrel BFN May 2011
    Natural cycle Aug 2011 BFP M/C 4 Weeks
    1 IUI Sept 2011 BFP M/c 7 weeks
    Provera Dec 2011 BFP M/C 3 Weeks
    DQ ALPHA HLA MATCH, High NK Cells Diagnosed Dec 2011
    IVF March 2012 BFP m/c 4weeks 5 days (IL, Prednisone)
    IVF#2w/DS July 2012 MEGA FAILURE BFN (IL, Dexamethasone)
    Diagnosed No real HLA Match, DQ Beta Triad, High TNF, Low NK Cells
    Oct 2012 Natural Cycle m/c 4wks (Lovenox, Prednisone) 
    Went to Beer Center- high tnf, low lad, implantation failure
    Nov/Dec 2012 LIT Treatment
    Dec 12 Humira
    Jan 2013 BFP
    Humira,LIT,Prednisone, Lovenox, IVIG, Baby Aspirin
    Miracle Born August 2013 Premature

    Yours doesn't have to be a sad story


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  • Congrats!

    Me 33 DH 36 Together 10 years, Married 5 years

    TTC #1 since 8/2007 with MFI
    November 2012 - IVF w/ ICSI #1; 11/28/12 - ER 12 eggs! 11 fertilized! 12/3/12 - ET - transferred 1 AA Blastocyst
    Charlotte Hannah -born 8/13/13.
  • Aww she's precious!  Look at all that hair!
    Married July 2011; TTC since April 2011; DX: MFI
    IVF #1 in August 2012: BFP!
    L was born on May 5, 2013, 8lb. 6oz.
    PAIF/SAIF welcome!

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  • She's so beautiful. Congratulations!!!
    Tried to conceive on our own for a year before moving on to fertility treatments. Dx unexplained. About 10 months of procedures, shots, and countless doctor appointments, we got our BFP! BFN on 5 IUI's
    IVF#1 - ER 09/14/12, ET 09/17/12: two 8 cells, BFP: 9/28 Beta#1 56.8; 10/2 Beta#2 284; 10/5 Beta#3 939; 10/9 Beta #4 4967. One baby on board with EDD 06/07/13!
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  • She's beautiful, congrats mama! I love her full head of hair!
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    DS born on 9/30/13 from IVF #1.2!
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  • Congratulations! She is beautiful!
    ~TTC since July 2010~
    CD3 Bloodwork:Normal 
    SA:Low Morph 
    IVF with ICSI #1: ER 12/16 (4 ER/3 Mature/0 Fertilized) 
    IVF with ICSI #2: ER 5/17 (4 ER/4 Mature/3 Fertilized)/ET 5/20 (2 embryos transferred)-BFN 
    IVF with PICSI #3: ER 9/8 (11 ER/8 Mature/7 Fertilized)/ET 9/13 (2 AA blastocysts transferred) 
    Beta#1, 9/26/12: 719 Beta#2, 9/28/12: 1,436 Beta#3, 10/1/12: 3,446
    1st u/s on 10/10/12: It's Twins! We found out on 12/16/12 that we were having two BOYS!
    C & D were born on 5/16/13 at 10:46 am and 10:47 am

  • Congrats!! She is adorable!!  Precious!
    TTC#1: 14 months on our own (did HSG, b/w, SA);
    BFP on Cycle 14--TWINS! Identical twin boys stillborn at 19wks(1/9/10)
    3 break cycles; took clomid 50mg, BFP #2 Beta #1 35, Beta #2 338!!! Owen was born 2/11/11! 
    TTC#2: 4 cycles on clomid: BFNs
    BFP #3: Cycle #5 100mg clomid; beta #1 21; beta #2 6=CP 
    Cycle #6 break cycle TTC no meds=BFN
    Cycle #7: 150 clomid+ovidril+IUI=BFN (switched to RE)
    Cycle #8: follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle #9 Forced break due to cyst
    Cycle #10 follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle #11 follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle#12 Forced break due to cyst, went on BCP; did repeat HSG, Saline U/S
    Cycle #13 IVF: Follistim/Menapur ER 11-30 11 eggs, 5 mature, 4 fertilized and 3dt on 12-3; BFN
    Cycle #14: IVF#2 lupron/follistim/menopur ER 1-22, 19 eggs, 14 fertilized, 5dt on 1-27, BFP!! beta 1: 63, beta 2: 119; EDD 10-15-13; 1 frozen embie
    Miracle Surprise BFP, EDD 10-1-15; saw HB great Betas, 11weeks lost baby MC at home
    Moved forward with FET transfered solo frostie on 6-4-15, beta 1: 315, beta 2: 738, u/s showed one baby on track EDD 2-21-16
  • Awwwww! Congrats!!!!


  • Look at all that hair!!  Congrats!  She's a beauty Smile
    TTC #1 Since 4/2010, Cycle 30
    Positive for HLA-B27, I'm a mutant :p
    Testing - Me ok, gluten issue? DH - borderline count, low motility
    4/28/11 IUI#1 = BFP!(5/25), EDD 2/2/12 - m/c 5w3d
    7/3, 7/31, 9/25 - IUI#2-4=BFN
    IVF#1 - 1 blast = BFP!! (12/30), EDD 9/9/12, confirmed c/p 4w2d
    FET#1 3/2/12 - 2 blasts =BFP!! EDD 11/18/12, us#1 = twins! Confirmed m/c 5w6d
    4/20-surprise BFP and another c/p 4w2d
    FET#2 7/16/12 - 2 blasts = BFN
    FET#3 8/20/12 - 1 blast - BFP!! Beta #1-2=177, 354
    1st u/s 5w6d, one beautiful little HB :), 2nd u/s 146bpm
    baby girl born 5/10/13

    TTC#2 since 12/17/2014, Cycle 8
    Repeat Testing...FSH=12, AMH=3.8, AFC=28. 
    IUI#5 5/10/15- c/p?
    IVF#2 8/19/15 - cancelled due to cysts
    IVF#2 take two 10/2015 - 5 blasts frozen
    FET#4 12/11/2015 - BFN - 4 blasts remaining
    FET#5 2/18/16 - BFP!!!  Beta1-3, 126, 250, 745!!

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    Tons of love and ((hugs)) to my IF sister NMscubagirl

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    Congrats! What a head of hair!!!
  • Congrats! She's a beauty!

    Me:40 AMA, DH:36 0% morph, TTC#1;
    BFP#1 4/2011, MMC 6/2011 11wks Trisomy 13;
    BFP#2 11/2011, CP
    FSH: 17.9, AMH: 2.2
    IVF#1 w/ICSI: ER 4/3: 5R,4M,4F
    ET 4/6 All 4 (1-8A+, 2-8A-, 1-3A) BFP#3
    Two weeks of beta hell = Blighted Ovum
    IVF#2 Aug/Sept: ER 8/27: 4R,3M,3F
    ET 8/30 (1-8A+, 1-6A+)
    Beta#1 9/10: 350; Beta#2 9/12: 796; Beta#3 9/20: 9155
    Expecting Boy/Girl Twins! My babies were born 4/23/13 at 36w1d!


  • WOW! What a gorgeous girl! Congrats Jessica!!
    dx: MFI 0% morph & low count. Occasional Anovulatory cycles.

    TTC #1
    • IVF #1 4/21/12 - c/p
    • IVF#2 8/1/12 - BFP! DD arrived 4/10/2013.

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    TTC #2
    • FET #1 3/18/14 - BFP! DS arrived 11/19/2014.

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  • Congratulations! She's so cute!
    Me: 30, DH: 30
    ~*~Married 8/31/08~*~

    DX: MFI due to Chemo/Stem Cell Transplant for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. RE said IVF is best option with DH's frozen boys.
    IVF #1 April 2012: Menopur and Bravelle; 1 egg retrieved, 0 fertilized. Boo.
    IVF #2 August 2012: Gonal-F 300, Menopur 300. Beta #1 9/6: 382... BFPx2!

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    Our boys couldn't wait to meet us! Colin and Kieran arrived March 26, 2013 at 33w1d.

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  • Congrats!  All that dark hair, she's just precious!!
    TTC #1 7/10, Me (31)- Dx DOR (AMH 0.6); DH (30)- normal
    BFP on Cycle #8. Natural M/C at ~8 weeks
    IUI #1 and #2 (8/12, 9/12)- 50 mg Clomid + Ovidrel = BFNs
    IVF #1 (EPP) 13R/10M/9F, 5DT 1-4AA blast, beta #1-148, beta #2-322, 5 frosties! 
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  • Congrats mama!!! She is precious.
    Married 8/14/10 * TTC since Aug 2010 * Met with RE in Feb 2012 * DH: low motility, low sperm count, elevated FSH * Me: Stage 4 Endometriosis * Laparotomy to remove endo in May 2012 * June 2012 - DH on Rx to hopefully increase count/quality * Re-tested sperm 10/22/12, count/quality have both dropped * IVF #1 w/ICSI * Transferred 2 beautiful embryos on 2/18/13 * Beta #1 3/1/13 - 636!!! Beta #2 3/3/13 - 1796!!! First ultrasound scheduled for 3/18/13 Image and video hosting by TinyPic birthday2012_small Anniversary
  • So beautiful! Congratulations!
    Me: 31 | DH: 31
    Unexplained Infertility
    7/12-9/12: IUIs #1-#3 = BFN
    11/12: IVF #1 - Transferred 2 blasts (1 frozen) = BFP!
    Beta#1 (11/21) - 194, Beta#2 (11/26) - 1222, Beta#3 (12/2) - 9535 (It's twins!) Pregnancy Ticker
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