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3rd Trimester Check-in w/o Feb 4th

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Congratulations  to our new mama’s! @LynnNJ @mayflower513 @more14 !! We are so happy for you guys!! ❤️ Two boys and a girl! 

This is a weekly check in for the mamas who have made it to the 3rd trimester!!! If you are in week 28 or past, feel free to join in on the weekly fun. 

  • How far along? EDD?
  • How is everyone feeling this week? 
  • Any upcoming appointments? 
  • GTKY: After babies, are you planning to stay here or planning to venture to the PAIF Facebook?
  • Don't forget about HDBD or PIP your nursery!

If you're just joining us please post a: 

  • Mini synopsis in your first post with your EDD
  • How many babies you are pregnant with
  • If you know the gender(s)
  • How you have been feeling in your 3rd tri

Please let us know if you need to be added to the list below:

@LynnNJ BOY is here! 💙

@mayflower513  BOY is here! 💙

@darkstar42  EDD2/13 BOY!

@more14 GIRL is here! 💜

@halips BOY is almost here! Any day now! 

@drove2u EDD 3/23 (eviction date 3/18) BOY!

kristimh80 EDD 3/28 GIRL!

@uterusdreams EDD 3/29 GIRL!

@scikap EDD 4/1 BOY!

madasm0530  4/20 BOY!


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



Re: 3rd Trimester Check-in w/o Feb 4th

    • How far along? EDD? 33 weeks, 2 days; March 18 C section
    • How is everyone feeling this week? I really shouldn't complain. Def uncomfortable but I know it could be worse so I'll take whatever I'm feeling right now. Only a few more weeks to go. 
    • Any upcoming appointments? This Wednesday is just a regular obgyn appt. 
    I don't think I have anything crazy to report. Except that I'm waiting for the docs to tell me that I've gained too much weight. Last time they said I was still ok but guys, I think I've gained like 50lbs--or close to it! ugh! 

    @darkstar42 sounds like you're on top of it and you have everything ready to go. Any day now. :-) Good luck on Thursday and let us know how it goes! 
    darkstar42kristimh80
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  • I just realized I forgot to change the GTKY question. Feel free to change it. I’ve been flying all day so it slipped my mind :-) 
    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? EDD? 32 weeks, 3 days today. EDD March 29! I think I'm in denial that she'll be here so soon.
    • How is everyone feeling this week? Pretty sure I'm coming down with a cold (I hope it's a cold and nothing more). My daughter has pneumonia right now and my husband is in California starting tonight through Friday morning for work, so I'm just crossing my fingers I can stay functional for the next several days!!
    • Any upcoming appointments? NST on Thursday. I think I may message them to ask if it's necessary given that I just had a growth ultrasound last Thursday (as in 4 days ago) and a fetal echo two weeks ago that looked perfect. 
    • GTKY: How about - what is one things you are SUPER looking forward to once your LO gets here?? Could be anything - a currently-forbidden food/beverage, clothing-related, pregnancy symptom related, whatever. Mine is, I can't wait to have sushi and a glass of wine, together or apart. I'm not going CRAZY without them but the other day I randomly started thinking about sushi and it just sounds so good now. 
    • Don't forget about HDBD or PIP your nursery! Here's a picture of me and my cousin (who is due Feb 28) at our "Baby-Q" this past weekend. I'm on the left!



       
    blackhottamalesmrsynghalips
  • @uterusdreams
    I actually ate a bunch of the cooked white fish sushi (fake krab) while I was preggo -- my doctor said as long as it was cooked, he was fine with it (and he wasn't too worried about properly sourced raw sushi, to be honest).  My doctor was actually more concerned with me eating fish with high mercury levels than me eating raw fish.

    My last normal meal before I was admitted at 35 weeks and came home with a baby was actually fake krab with cream cheese  sushi XD
    ~~ 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!


    suzycupcake
  • @darkstar42 so sorry to hear you have the rash! It must be so irritating! Enjoy your massage, and good luck at your appts this week!

    @Drove2u March 18 will be here before you know it! Hope you can find some way to be more comfortable until then!

    @uterusdreams What a great picture! I hope you don't end up sick and that your daughter is better soon!
    • How far along? EDD? 37+4  
    • How is everyone feeling this week? super huge and swollen! Also impatient! lol
    • Any upcoming appointments? Had my final growth scan with bpp today. Baby is doing well and is measuring in the 96th percentile. They estimate he is 8lbs4oz right now! I have my final OB appt with NST tomorrow morning, and then, unless something crazy happens, will be admitted for induction tomorrow night. I'm so anxious and impatient for tomorrow to get here! :)
    • GTKY: what is one things you are SUPER looking forward to once your LO gets here?? Could be anything - a currently-forbidden food/beverage, clothing-related, pregnancy symptom related, whatever. -Sleeping on my back/stomach! I've missed that more than anything!
    • Don't forget about HDBD or PIP your nursery!
    *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!



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    darkstar42
  • @halips
    Good luck! Just one more sleep!
    ~~ 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!


    • How far along? EDD? 32w4d 
    • How is everyone feeling this week? Pretty good overall. We just got home from Key West from our Babymoon. I'm so happy we decided to go, though baby was moving one night so much my anxiety started going nuts thinking...I can't have a baby here lol 
    • Any upcoming appointments? OB this Friday. Doing a meet and greet with Pediatrician on Thursday. 
    • GTKY: How about - what is one things you are SUPER looking forward to once your LO gets here?? For my swollen / hurting feet and heartburn to go away! I 2nd sleeping on my back!! Every time I turn on it, it's like it wakes up LO and she starts a kick fest. Also looking forward to a cup of coffee. I know they say you can drink it during pregnancy, but MH gives me guilt trips since it took so much to get here. I'm always hearing "why risk it" making me self conscious. 
    @uterusdreams You look so cute!! Hope your little girl gets to feeling better!

    @halips So excited for you!!! <3 
    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
  • @mbradfo2 thank you! 

    @kristimh80 thank you! Your baby moon sounds amazing! I’m glad you had a great time and are feeling well!! 
    *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 
    kristimh80
  • @halips thinking of you today! Are you only being admitted or also being induced tonight?
  • @more14 thank you! Being induced tonight. I check in at 6pm. Getting nervous!
    *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 
    kristimh80madasm0530northbeach3
  • madasm0530madasm0530
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    • How far along? EDD? 29 + 3; 4/20
    • How is everyone feeling this week? feeling good. he's been moving more violently this week. the cute little kicks have intensified and now take my breath away at times.
    • Any upcoming appointments? Normal OB appt next week.
    • GTKY: what is one things you are SUPER looking forward to once your LO gets here?? Could be anything - a currently-forbidden food/beverage, clothing-related, pregnancy symptom related, whatever. I second the sleeping on my stomach. I miss that so, so much. That and wine, wine, wine!
    • Don't forget about HDBD or PIP your nursery!

    ETA @halips good luck!!  <3 <3

    hitched 5/2009 -- Me 32, DH 37
    dx with POCS 7/2009
    TTC on & off since 1/2012
    September 2012; Surprise BFP - MC
    June - December 2013; Clomid/Femara + Trigger + TI = BFN x 4
    April - May 2016; Femara + TI = BFN x 2
    July 2016 - December 2016; Gonal-F + Ovidren + IUI = BFN x 3
    May 2018 - IVF #1; 8 snowbabies. transferred 1 embryo - CP
    August 2018 - FET #1 -- beta1 = 649, beta2 = 2724

    kristimh80halips
  • @mbradfo2 Of course the sushi I'm craving is like a RAW RAW RAW salmon roll hahaha. I do think it'd probably be okay to go to a good sushi place and get something like that, but at this point I just know it'll taste SO good after baby gets here that I'm okay building up the anticipation. Crazy to think I don't have much longer to wait!

    @halips good luck tonight!! I'll be thinking about you. I am definitely also looking forward to sleeping on my stomach (though I guess breastfeeding/pumping plans will determine when that happens, I just remember with my daughter I couldn't put any pressure on my chest while that was going on because ouch!).

    @kristimh80 I hope the babymoon was great (and I'm glad you didn't actually HAVE a baby during it)! And I hear you on the coffee, I've had some regular coffee a few times lately, but then with the heartburn I've gotten afterward have instantly regretted the decision. So there are lots of reasons to just power through and wait, I'm sure that first cup after baby gets here is going to taste so good to you!!

    @madasm0530 Yes to wine, too!! 

    And thank you to everyone for the kind words and well wishes for my daughter. I think she's doing a bit better, we decided to keep her home from school this week so she doesn't pick up anything else while she's recovering, and I'm so glad - the extra quiet time will be good for her, I think. We might go a little crazy but... that's okay. :)



       
    kristimh80
  • @uterusdreams I'm with you in the bad heartburn world!! I think my zantac isn't even helping as much anymore and made a mistake over the weekend of eating red stuff that just made it worse! I keep telling MH, this baby better have a ton of hair 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



    mrsyng
    • How far along? EDD? 32w13 
    • How is everyone feeling this week? Good overall. Baby has flipped head down - great! - but now I have soooo much more pressure on my bladder. And I thought I was peeing a lot before. To make things worse, there are repairs being done on the closest washroom at my work place, so I have to walk an extra 5+ minutes to get to the next nearest one. I spend my whole day walking the halls.
    • Any upcoming appointments? Had growth scan & BPP this week - got some nice views of LO head down and seemingly sucking his feet! So cute. OB appt next week where we'll get the actual growth measurements and BPP score, though I'm assuming everything is fine or we would have heard about it after the scan. 
    • GTKY: How about - what is one things you are SUPER looking forward to once your LO gets here?? A nice glass of red wine. Hubby already bought a fancy bottle to open to celebrate after baby comes. 
    @halips we're all thinking of you! Hope everything is going well.

    @kristimh80 @uterusdreams oh the heartburn is killing me too. Had some chili at a superbowl party and I've been regretting it all week. Gaviscon has been working pretty well for me, but some foods are just triggers no matter what. 

    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


    stella_700kristimh80
  • @scikap So cute!! Good to hear you had a good growth scan and got to see your LO!! Sorry about your work bathroom, 5+ minutes extra for a pregnant woman numerous times a day is miserable! FX it gets fixed soon!
    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



  • @scikap love the bump! I don't know what I'd do if I had to walk 5 minutes to a bathroom. Probably walk the halls all day like you said!

    @kristimh80 adorable bump, and your house looks so lovely!! 

    Random vent, so I'm scheduled to do an NST tonight and I tried calling to reschedule/ask if we can just wait until the one I have scheduled for next Thursday, and I'm waiting for a nurse to call me back... I'm hoping they're okay with it. I'd really rather not bring my daughter out with me tonight and my husband is still out of town - I mean if there were a crazy urgent reason for doing the NST tonight I would get it but I don't think there is?? So fingers crossed I can just do next week's. 



       
  • @uterusdreams Hopefully they call you back soon! I can't imagine waiting til next week would be an issue, esp if you feel the baby pretty often and there's not reason for concern.
    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



  • @kristimh80 The answer I got was, "You need to do these weekly so you can either come in tonight or come in tomorrow during the day." Womp. That said, my parents volunteered to watch my daughter without me even asking, so it all worked out. :) 



       
    blackhottamales
  • @uterusdreams Glad it worked out for you!!

     Anyone ever been induced? My OB asked me today if I wanted to be induced or do things naturally. This wasn't a question I had ever thought of. But was told it's better to get on the schedule and could cancel if changed my mind. 
    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



  • @halips Congratulations!!! Wesley is perfect with the sweetest smile! I hope you can get some rest, you poor 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



    halips
  • bkatpbkatp
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    @halips congratulations 
    halips
  • @kristimh80 I was induced at almost 42 weeks, but my OB recommends that you wait until 40 weeks to induce unless there are health reasons. She said the closer to 40 weeks the better, as it can help the induction go better.
  • @kristimh80
    I was induced early at 35 weeks (failed, got a c-section). My sister was induced at 36 weeks and also wound up with a c-section. Depending on your risk level, they will sometimes schedule inductions between 37-40 weeks for pregnancies they don't want to risk going post-dates (mild pre-E, hypertension, advanced maternal age, twins, etc). The closer to 40+ weeks you are, the more successful an induction will be. If you're not already dilated or in labor, there's always the chance that it won't work and you'll need a c-section. Is there a reason they are scheduling an induction date? (Personally, if I had gotten far enough for it to be an option, I would have agreed with a scheduled induction had my OB offered one because I like to have control over things > . > but that's just my personality!)
    ~~ 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!


  • Thanks ladies for your stories and thoughts! @mbradfo2 They didn't give me a reason really, so I don't know if was just to make sure I was on the schedule just in case or what. Guess another thing I'll ask again about at my next appointment. I'm like you, I like to have control over things as well, but same time, I see so many inductions result in a c-section. So part of me is like, why not just schedule that and be done with it? I may actually ask if that is an option too. I'd rather do things naturally, but also don't want to be in labor for days. 
    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



  • @halips congrats what a cutie!!!

    @kristimh80 We just covered this in my childbirth class last week so here's what I took away about inductions. The risks are that contractions will be way more intense and frequent than would happen naturally, and your body is not really ready for them yet - so, this could increase chance of needing other interventions (ie an epidural if you didn't want one to start with, or needing a c-section as people have already mentioned). The benefits of induction general outweigh the risks if done for a good medical reason, like pre-E, or various problems arising from going post-date. If doing an induction for scheduling/convenience, just be comfortable with the risk of a more intense labor. Hope that helps a bit! It's so hard to know how to balance all these things. 


    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


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  • @halips congratulations, he is SO cute!! Glad all is going well. :)

    @kristimh80 I was induced with my daughter. She was due September 3, and my blood pressure was creeping up as of a few days after that (it had been borderline high-ish a few weeks leading up to my due date as well), so when I went for my check up the morning of September 6, my doctor decided I should be induced and admitted that evening. Long story short, it didn't work for me - they started with cervadil, then moved on to pitocin, and after like 36 hours they broke my water (the morning of September 8). At that point contractions got crazy but I didn't actually progress, so around 4pm it was decided that I needed a c-section and I had one a few hours later. In hindsight I don't think I would change anything, but it was a long and stressful 48 hours of feeling like my body wasn't doing what it "should have done." BUT I have several friends who have been induced and it went like clockwork - so I think it honestly is so dependent on the situation and if your body is ready, etc. I also think with high-risk pregnancies doctors are more likely to push induction/c-section because there's more of an element of control, and I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but I also don't think it's always necessary. I think if you have a good relationship with your doctor he/she can answer some of the questions that were brought up in the various responses here - and you never know, maybe your doctor gets asked a LOT by other patients if they can schedule an induction, so maybe it's not really her wanting to "push" it but her just giving you the option because she assumes people want the option? 



       
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  • @uterusdreams I will def talk to my OB next week about it all. She also did IVF, so totally gets our side of things as well. She mainly was stressing making sure I had a date on the books just in case. At the time it threw me fo a loop b/c part of my is in denial everything is about to actually change! lol Luckily, I haven't had any real issues this preganacy even though at the beginning they treated me more like high risk. But I remb my growth scan was measuring a couple weeks ahead, so my dilusional self has convinced myself baby is coming early anyways lol It's dumb, but it gets me thru the days and less worrying. :)
    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



  • @kristimh80 Not dumb at all! I have so many random thoughts going through my head daily at this point. Like oh my heartburn is way worse today OMG does this mean I'm about to go into labor?! I also understand wanting to have a date on the books, as we get closer to go time I'm going crazy not knowing exactly when this will happen. Which is all part of the process, I know, but... gah!



       
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    TTC since June 2016
    Natural BD for 1 year with OPK tracking - BFN
    Clomid June/July 2017 - BFN
    Unmedicated IUI January 2018 - BFN
    Femara & IUI March 2018 - BFN
    Started IVF March 2018 - 2 weeks BCP + Antagonist protocol (Gonal-F, Menopur, Cetrotide, Lupron trigger) + stimmed for 9 days
    Egg Retrieval 4.25.18 - 12 eggs, 9 mature, 9 fertilized with ICSI, 7 blasts (AA & AB graded), 6 PGS normal!
    FET #1 1 PGS normal embryo May 2018 - BFN
    FET #2 1 PGS normal July 2018 - BFP! beta #1 108 9dpt 7.18.18, beta #2 273 11dpt 7.20.18. EDD 3/27/18


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