Intro (bedrest, twins, cervix issues...) — The Bump
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Intro (bedrest, twins, cervix issues...)

Hello everyone,

I am @Manada and my partner is @healz413.  I am carrying our twins and we are 17w6d pregnant now.   We just got back from our first meeting with the MFM/Twins specialist and what we've grasped from that visit is that we have, in a matter of days, gone from the "lowest risk for twin pregnancies" to the "very high risk" category. 

We had an episode on Friday that featured a bleed and left us in L&D with a short (1.9cm), funnelling, and opening cervix.   That was very scary, and I've been on bedrest ever since.   Today we found out that I'm on bedrest for the foreseeable future, and we are in twice a week for at least the next month or so for cervix checks and scans. 

Thankfully -- the cervix was closed and longer today, and the bleeding has stopped.   The babies are looking great and we will have more info on them after our anatomy scan next week.   And I'm thankful to be on home bedrest and have the support of my work who is quite happy to let me work from home for now.    I am also thankful for our MFM, who is also THE twin doctor around here - and that he's taking this as serious as we feel about it.     

So yeah.  That's us.     I'm still getting used to the bedrest idea, and figuring out the work piece -- but I'm so grateful to still be pregnant today after that scare last week.
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queer couple - 32 (me) & 33 (my love) years old - donor sperm,

Our IF/TTC journey since Nov 2012.

Me: dx of DOR in Nov. 2012. Low AMH, AFC - 6, Normal FSH, SS-A (RO) Antibodies (Autoimmune issues), tubes clear, Sono (November 2013) NORMAL! <p>

7 IUI's - December 2012-September 2013.  Medicated, Injected, Triggered.... all BFN.

My Love:  (the amazing @Healz413)
Normal AMH & FSH, AFC ~27, blocked tube dx'd via HSG in 2012.   Hydrosalpinx & ovarian cyst dx'd in May 2013.
dx of Stage IV Endo & bilateral salpinectomy in June 2013.  

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Partner IVF#1a- December 2013 - H's eggs, my Ute - CANCELLED due to low response
Partner IVF #1b - February 2014 - H's eggs, my Ute - ER February 4 (10 retrieved, 3 fertilized), Transfer Feb 7 of one Grade 1 and one Grade 2 day 3 embryos.  1 - Day 3, Grade 1 frosty saved.   BFP - 6dp3dt via FRER, Beta #1 - 110, Beta #2 175, Beta #3 - 348, Beta #4 - 2222!, Beta #5 - 4255.  Ultrasound (6w1d) - 2 heartbearts!  

We lost our beautiful Twin baby girls on June 18, 2014.  Tavin Sara and Casey Elizabeth were born at 21 weeks gestation and were absolutely beautiful, precious, amazing babies.  We miss our daughters every day and love them with all our hearts.

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Re: Intro (bedrest, twins, cervix issues...)

  • Welcome to the fun of twins/bedrest/short cervix!

    Good to hear things are becoming more stable and that your mfm is taking it seriously. There are several of us here on the board as well as on the twin board who are in similar situations so feel free to ask questions.

    Best of luck though :)
    Manadahealz413
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  • TRS48TRS48 member
    Yes, welcome! Luckily we all have eachother!

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  • Welcome and I am glad things are looking better for you!  Hopefully that continues!
  • takmjstakmjs member
    Welcome! I'm glad you like your dr and have a flexible employer. We hope to gear from you for many months to come.
  • ManadaManada member
    Thanks everyone. Today marks the end of my first week on bedrest.... Things are stable with the cervix which is good. Babies are doing good. I am grateful to see another week tick by so we are closer to the first goal of viability.

    My gums and throat have erupted this week in what is definitely pregnancy related gingivitis, and who knows what else - my suspicion is that both are stress related, given how quickly they emerged, but going to the family doc today for a throat culture anyway. Good times. Have been assured by our MW we have for support now (because we have been medically transferred to the MFM) though that unless I spike a fever it's probably not going to affect the pregnancy... That's good.

    Hope everyone's week is good.
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    queer couple - 32 (me) & 33 (my love) years old - donor sperm,

    Our IF/TTC journey since Nov 2012.

    Me: dx of DOR in Nov. 2012. Low AMH, AFC - 6, Normal FSH, SS-A (RO) Antibodies (Autoimmune issues), tubes clear, Sono (November 2013) NORMAL! <p>

    7 IUI's - December 2012-September 2013.  Medicated, Injected, Triggered.... all BFN.

    My Love:  (the amazing @Healz413)
    Normal AMH & FSH, AFC ~27, blocked tube dx'd via HSG in 2012.   Hydrosalpinx & ovarian cyst dx'd in May 2013.
    dx of Stage IV Endo & bilateral salpinectomy in June 2013.  

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    Partner IVF#1a- December 2013 - H's eggs, my Ute - CANCELLED due to low response
    Partner IVF #1b - February 2014 - H's eggs, my Ute - ER February 4 (10 retrieved, 3 fertilized), Transfer Feb 7 of one Grade 1 and one Grade 2 day 3 embryos.  1 - Day 3, Grade 1 frosty saved.   BFP - 6dp3dt via FRER, Beta #1 - 110, Beta #2 175, Beta #3 - 348, Beta #4 - 2222!, Beta #5 - 4255.  Ultrasound (6w1d) - 2 heartbearts!  

    We lost our beautiful Twin baby girls on June 18, 2014.  Tavin Sara and Casey Elizabeth were born at 21 weeks gestation and were absolutely beautiful, precious, amazing babies.  We miss our daughters every day and love them with all our hearts.

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