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  • @more14 So exciting!!! Glad everything looked good! I just scheduled mine with the specialist for nov 1st. I'm excited to see an ultrasound where the baby looks like a real baby lol Good luck with your glucose test! I think that's the only test that scares me!
    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



  • How far along are you? 15w4d today

    Any appointments? Questions? I had an OB appointment last Thursday, it was just a quick check-in and I got my flu shot. Tomorrow they are doing free ultrasounds (for ultrasound tech students) where I work, so I will get a peek at baby girl! 

    Rants/Raves? I think my feet are getting bigger, my shoes today suddenly feel too small which is super annoying!!

    How are you feeling? Feeling pretty good overall still, though heartburn is getting worse as the weeks go on. Ugh. 

    GTKY: Has anyone made their pregnancy announcement? If so, what did you do and if not, what are you planning to do? I announced it in a Facebook moms group I'm part of (from back when I had my daughter in 2011) and that was fun because they all know about our infertile journey! I've told people at work and have told most family/friends. No Facebook announcement yet.


    @JamieH2000 I haven't watched your video yet because I'm at work but I want to watch it later!! 

    @kristimh80 - do tell about your heartburn relief variety pack! so far I've been using Tums but I feel like I'm going to be immune soon haha.




       
    kristimh80
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  • @uterusdreams I got the Zantac 150 yesterday and so far it's worked miracles! I still keep my tums in my purse, but haven't needed them at all today. Omg about the shoes! I've gone up at least 1/2 a size. So have been sticking to open toed shoes to deal. 
    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
  • @drove2u- wow, so stressful! But I think the new news today is very encouraging! I get still be terrified, but I am glad they are getting you in tomorrow and you will hopefully get real answers sooner than later! Prayers still coming your way!

    @mbradfo2- aww that is so sweet that she liked our video/faces! All our babies on here are truly miracles!!

    @more14- so glad the scan looked good today- what a relief!

    @joslynj11- thank you! I remember you from the beginning too and can't beleive you are about to be a mom of three! We are all truly blessed!

    @uterusdreams- ya for free ultrasounds! That is awesome! They said i may not get another ultrasound, and I was like umm, i don't think so ;) we are going to see this baby again!
    History in Spoiler

    Age: 30 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality Eggs/embryos, Displaced Window of Implantation (ERA Post Receptive)
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.
    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN
    Oct-Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1- BFN
    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- DE FET #1 on 12/8 on 2 perfect blasts- BFN and devastated
    Jan-Mar 2018- ERA #1- Post receptive by 24 hours, ERA #2 RECEPTIVE with 4 days of Progesterone
    Apr 2018- DE FET cancelled for lining issues :(
    Jun 2018- DE FET #2 of two 1AA blasts- first BFP ever! Beta 10dp5dt- 378, Beta 14dp5dt- 2840, Beta 16dp5dt- 4035, beta 18dp5dt- 10916. Due on 2/20 with one baby after a vanishing twin
  • @Drove2u good luck today!
    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

  • How far along are you?

    15 weeks, 1 day (EDD April 2)


    Any appointments? Questions?

    OB appt next week.


    Rants/Raves?

    Just started cleaning out what will be the baby's room (and is currently an "office", aka room full of junk)! A lot of work to do before we get to the decorating stage but I've never been so motivated to clear out junk before :)


    How are you feeling? 

    For some reason I escaped the *having to pee all the time* until now, but boy has it hit me. I'm constantly thirsty and then constantly having to pee. Fun fun because I have a bit of a walk to the washroom at work! Otherwise feeling good.


    GTKY: Has anyone made their pregnancy announcement? If so, what did you do and if not, what are you planning to do?

    We told our parents right away. Told close friends after ours 9 week u/s. Started spreading the word to family at 12 weeks. Just did a FB announcement yesterday. Nothing fancy, just a classic u/s pic :)


    Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Canadians.

    About me & TTC history in spoiler box:
    **CW: BFP**
    Age: 38 DH: 38 Together since 2000, Married August 2010, TTC since April 2016
    IF diagnoses: MFI (3% morphology) & LPD
    1/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN
    2/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN
    3/18 - TI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN 
    5/18 - TI with puregon  - BFN
    6/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - BFN
    7/18 - IUI with puregon & ovidrel - First BFP ever! Beta 12dpIUI: 18, beta 14dpIUI: 48, beta 16dpIUI: 142, beta 23dpIUI: 4797.
    1st ultrasound @ 7 weeks: HB 145
    2nd ultrasound @ 9 weeks: HB 140
    EDD April 2/19


    kristimh80darkstar42more14halips
  • @Drove2u Thinking of you today!
    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



    mbradfo2
  • @Drove2u
    yep, FX for you that this will just be a nasty bump in the otherwise smooth road for you!
    ~~ 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!


  • @drove2u- yay! One step down. A normal ultrasound is huge and congrats on the BOY! Keep us posted and really hope the genetic counselor has some good info/news!
    History in Spoiler

    Age: 30 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality Eggs/embryos, Displaced Window of Implantation (ERA Post Receptive)
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.
    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN
    Oct-Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1- BFN
    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- DE FET #1 on 12/8 on 2 perfect blasts- BFN and devastated
    Jan-Mar 2018- ERA #1- Post receptive by 24 hours, ERA #2 RECEPTIVE with 4 days of Progesterone
    Apr 2018- DE FET cancelled for lining issues :(
    Jun 2018- DE FET #2 of two 1AA blasts- first BFP ever! Beta 10dp5dt- 378, Beta 14dp5dt- 2840, Beta 16dp5dt- 4035, beta 18dp5dt- 10916. Due on 2/20 with one baby after a vanishing twin
    kristimh80mayflower513
  • Thanks!! Well I just did a quad screen and another NIPT test with maternt21 this time. Depending on those results may go forward with amnio. But good news for today. They’re concerned maybe something is wrong with my placenta so will go one step at a time. Next step is to hear the quad screen results. All so stressful but glad we didn’t get bad news today. 
    more14
  • @drove2u I was going to ask about doing it with a different company - maybe that'll help.  So glad today was good news!  Is the placenta concern because of the test being inconclusive or did they see something with it on the US?
    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

  • @Drove2u so glad today was good news. Hope more good news is on the way. and congrats on a baby boy!
    *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 
  • @Drove2u just catching up on your stuff, sorry I missed it yesterday! So glad the ultrasound went well today and ah!! BOY!!! How fun. Fingers crossed that everything else looks good. One day at a time.  <3



       
  • @uterusdreams I got the Zantac 150 yesterday and so far it's worked miracles! I still keep my tums in my purse, but haven't needed them at all today. Omg about the shoes! I've gone up at least 1/2 a size. So have been sticking to open toed shoes to deal. 
    @kristimh80 Open toed shoes are a genius idea! It's still been warm here lately but of course now tomorrow it will be 50 for a high and it looks like that's how it's going to stay. Oops.



       
    kristimh80
  • @Drove2u
    The perinatologist (high risk pregnancy doc) I saw in the hospital when I was admitted for pre-eclampsia says that placental issues seem happen with greater frequency in IVF pregnancies -- which he thinks accounts for the higher risk of pre-eclampsia (because a theory is that pre-E is caused by placental proteins breaking off and becoming debris in the bloodstream). In general, it's something they can monitor and keep an eye on if they're concerned, so more knowledge is good IMO. It sounds like so far there's nothing horribly alarming which is awesome! Just need to take it one day at a time and trust that your doctors are looking out for you and baby! And grats on your future little boy!! I have zero experience with boys haha -- my sister's kiddos are both girls and I have a girl. We're very girl-oriented apparently! But I've heard moms say little boys are very lovey and sweet! 
    ~~ 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!


  • @drove2u- that sounds like great news from the genetic counselor then! I hope those test results come back ASAP and are great, and you won't need the Amnio! I hope they will be monitoring you more given the placenta concerns?
    History in Spoiler

    Age: 30 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality Eggs/embryos, Displaced Window of Implantation (ERA Post Receptive)
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.
    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN
    Oct-Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1- BFN
    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- DE FET #1 on 12/8 on 2 perfect blasts- BFN and devastated
    Jan-Mar 2018- ERA #1- Post receptive by 24 hours, ERA #2 RECEPTIVE with 4 days of Progesterone
    Apr 2018- DE FET cancelled for lining issues :(
    Jun 2018- DE FET #2 of two 1AA blasts- first BFP ever! Beta 10dp5dt- 378, Beta 14dp5dt- 2840, Beta 16dp5dt- 4035, beta 18dp5dt- 10916. Due on 2/20 with one baby after a vanishing twin
  • @Drove2u I was thinking about you all day! So happy to see your update!
    We also did our tests with maternit21, this time and 4 years ago. I don't have much experience with other companies but we always got clear results so I'm hoping switching will do the trick for you.
  • Lurking.... 

    @JamieH2000 so happy scan went well! And you’re having a boy!!!  <3

    im on the way home now. But will watch your YouTube video later!
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017 - need an extra 12 hours of PIO
    Medicated FET #4: 1/24/2018 transferred 1 embryo 4AA. BFN
    Out of embryos.  :'(
    IVF #2: 03/2018.

  • @JamieH2000 just watched your video! Made me cry! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
    TTC history in spoiler box:
    Me: 42, single
    Hysteroscopy: 2013
    IUI #1-2: 2013 BFN
    Surgery 10/2015: Planned to start trying again but had a surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    Surgery 5/2016: Planned to start trying again but had another surgery. (Not related to fertility)
    IUI  #3-5 (with Clomid): summer 2016 BFN
    IVF #1: 11/2016. 30R; 21M; 20F; 8B (6 day5 & 2 day6); 4 normal after PGS
    Medicated FET #1: 1/31/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFP. Embryo stopped growing at 6w 1d. MUA at 9w 3d.
    Medicated FET #2June 2017 - cancelled...
    Hysteroscopy #2: June 2017
    Medicated FET #2: 8/7/2017 transferred 1 embryo 5BB. BFP. Ended in CP.
    Medicated FET #3: 10/11/2017 transferred 1 embryo 3AA. BFN
    ERA: December 2017 - need an extra 12 hours of PIO
    Medicated FET #4: 1/24/2018 transferred 1 embryo 4AA. BFN
    Out of embryos.  :'(
    IVF #2: 03/2018.

  • mayflower513mayflower513
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    I just had my OB appt and true to one of the reasons I don’t like this office is he basically had no idea about the arrhythmia until he read through my chart with me in the room.  So annoying to me - is this just how they all are?  I mean I really like him but not that I don’t feel like my care is followed unless I’m sitting in their office.

    Anyway, he said it’s premature contractions so there are extra beats and then longer pauses, and that the heartbeat is “irregularly irregular”, meaning the premature contractions are random and not like every so many beats, which he said is better.  He said he either never or has very rarely had a case where it didn’t resolve at birth.  He did say I can have an ultrasound every 3/4 weeks to check babies growth (for my peace of mind).  So I go back 11/1 for regular appt and u/s and then go biweekly for OB and we will figure out when next US is then.
    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
  • @mayflower513 Ugh,l that is annoying...usually they read the chart before seeing you. But on the bright side, I'm glad he gave you a little peace of mind overall and was able to explain everything. I go to my high risk dr on the 1st for AS...maybe I'll tell me the same and we can be on u/s schedules together :) I feel like after IF, the extra ultrasounds are so nice no matter how much we tell ourselves we are ok. 
    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



    mayflower513
  • mayflower513 the placenta concern is due to the low fetal fraction results of 1.2% in the Panorama test. It should be at least 10%. So the reasons for low fetal fractions are: 1. Overweight which I’m not. 2. Test done too early, which it wasn’t 3. Just because 4. Placental problems. They didn’t see anything wrong in the ultrasound. So the Quad Screen plus the Maternt21 will let us know if I should go forward with an amnio.

    That’s so annoying about your doc but I’ve also had experiences like that. Where they ask me all these questions again and again and I’m like “it’s all in my chart, dude” read it before you come in here. That’s good you will get extra US. And it doesn’t sound like the baby has any alarming heart issues. As I mentioned before, my daughter has heart issues and we visit a cardiologist every 6 months and all is ok. She still may need angioplasty but we will worry about that when and if the time comes. I know it’s so hard, but try not to stress because no matter what it’ll be ok!

     

    Thanks so much @halips and @uterusdreams and yes a boy! I have no idea what do with that information lol. I’m used to having a girl!!

     

     

    @uterusdreams 50 degrees? Oh my! It’s so hot and humid here in Pa and NYC still.

     

    mbradfo2 hahaha I know! I have no experience with boys either so this will be interesting for sure. Interesting about IVF causing higher placental issues. My daughter was conceived through a fresh transfer and I literally had ZERO problems. So I’m curious why this time it’s so different. I didn’t have pre-e or GD or any type of issues last time.

     

    JamieH2000 yes! I hope they come back ASAP too. We are both having a boy so that’s exciting. Will keep you updated. 

     

    more14 I did Qnatal with my first and all was perfect. This time panorama. And now waiting for maternit21 results so will see what comes out of that.

     

    kristimh80  with my first pregnancy for the first 16 weeks I wanted so many ultrasounds but then realized Doppler and hearing the heartbeat at the docs office was ok. then I started having weekly appointments and that just because annoying. Lol. Went from wanting to be at the docs every day to not wanting to go at all. Ha! This time, will all these issues I want to go in every day now.


    kristimh80
  • @prudence9-2- glad you liked it :) thank you!

    @mayflower513- that is frustrating :( I think its probably the norm to not read the chart until you are there, but perhaps there are some exceptions out there. Would you consider switching at this point? Maybe some friends in the area would have some recos? Also, that sounds VERY hopeful about the heartbeat resolving by birth! and i think its perfectly reasonable to monitor you more for peace of mind! Perhaps the HB will correct itself soon!

    History in Spoiler

    Age: 30 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality Eggs/embryos, Displaced Window of Implantation (ERA Post Receptive)
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.
    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN
    Oct-Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1- BFN
    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- DE FET #1 on 12/8 on 2 perfect blasts- BFN and devastated
    Jan-Mar 2018- ERA #1- Post receptive by 24 hours, ERA #2 RECEPTIVE with 4 days of Progesterone
    Apr 2018- DE FET cancelled for lining issues :(
    Jun 2018- DE FET #2 of two 1AA blasts- first BFP ever! Beta 10dp5dt- 378, Beta 14dp5dt- 2840, Beta 16dp5dt- 4035, beta 18dp5dt- 10916. Due on 2/20 with one baby after a vanishing twin
  • @mayflower513
    oh man, issues with OBs...I love my regular OB but after baby was born a little early, I had to see one of his partners for my postpartum blood pressure check. At the appointment, the nurse checked my bp and it was still a bit high. I got roomed and when the OB (mind you, this was the OB who discharged me from the hospital after my OB did the c/s) walked in, she looked at my chart and then me with my ankles still all swollen up and said, ‘I’m sorry but I’m going to have to send you over to the hospital.’

    My heart literally stopped and she said, ‘it looks like you have pre-e and we need to monitor you and baby.’

    me: ‘but I just had the baby two days ago...’

    she had no idea who I was and that my baby had already arrived AND she discharged me from hospital. My mom was with me and she was super annoyed (as was I). A nice lady but yeah....I know they have a lot of patients but seriously? And so not helpful for my bp in the moment haha
    ~~ 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!


  • @mbradfo2 Oh my goodness, you poor thing! That would make my blood pressure even worse!! You'd think the file would have been updated saying postpartum with her name on it at that!
    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



  • mayflower513mayflower513
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    edited October 2018
    Thank you @drove2u @jamieh2000 ;@mbradfo2!  I’m feeling pretty good about it but I also freak out about it every now and then.  @mbradfo2 omg I would have been livid.  That’s the type of shit my place would do.  The first thing the doctor said today was that he thinks he recalled my SCHs had been shrinking.  Um, dude, they’ve been gone for like 10 weeks... onto the irregular heartbeat you know nothing about.  I don’t know if I’ll realistically switch at this point because while they don’t seem to know my shit until I’m in the room I have all my appointments scheduled out through December so it’s easier to just stay.  

    @drove2u got it - I figured it was something to do with that.  Well, since all looks good on US so far with baby, I’m really hoping it was just a fluke.  Hopefully you get the results back soon!
    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

  • mbradfo2mbradfo2
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    edited October 2018
    @Drove2u
    As far as fresh vs frozen transfers, most of the research I read was fairly limited but it suggests there are some differences in the rate of certain complications or outcomes between the two. Frozen transfer births tend to be bigger babies, but there was also a higher risk of pre-E, particularly in twin pregnancies. But I don't think there's really enough research to say one way or another -- some studies even suggested frozen transfers had better overall outcomes as I recall. The major difference starts when you bring ICSI into the picture, but whether that's the demographics of patients utilizing ICSI for fertilization or something that specifically relates to ICSI, it's hard to say at this point. Most of this research is fascinating but very much in its infancy. 

    @mayflower513
    It's such a pain to switch at a later date too; are you happy with any of the OB's you see? Sometimes they won't let you switch after a certain point. 
    And yes, I was pretty upset by the whole thing since I had been terrified going to the appointment that they would somehow send me back to the hospital and I would be separated from my little girl. My mom's a doctor (general practice) and she had spent most of the drive over there convincing me that it wouldn't happen...so she was extremely upset by it, to say the least. And I don't -dislike- the OB who I saw, really, she's a decent doctor and has been very pleasant with me in the past....I felt it was just mishandled. I was very happy that she discharged me early from the hospital -- they usually like you to stay 72 hrs after the mag and c/s, but I got her to discharge me at 48 hours since baby was ready to go home and I was sick of the place. I was just shocked she completely forgot about it! There weren't -that- many patients of their group on the floor from what I could tell. 
    ~~ 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!


    kristimh80
  • @mbradfo2 yes I actually do like this OB it’s just the lack of following my care when I’m not there that I don’t like.  I like another woman in the practice too that I probably should be scheduling my appointments with but now I’m scheduled through 36 weeks with this guy.  Maybe he’ll start remembering my shit eventually.
    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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