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by alicia
Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:10 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Staci
Replies: 71
Views: 6212

Staci, Good luck with your test tommorrow. I had a biochemical pregnancy the first IVF. They told me the test was positive, but that the number was very low and so it was unlikely to be a viable pregnancy. That was really hard, but I have to agree that it did give me hope that a future attempt would...
by alicia
Sun Feb 06, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Staci
Replies: 71
Views: 6212

Staci, HPTs are EVIL I did not do an HPT until the morning I tested at the clinic. I just did it to make the few unbearable hours before they called with the result better. I did take my temperature every morning when I woke up, though, before getting out of bed. I wrote the temp down on a paper by ...
by alicia
Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:50 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: 3rd Trimester Friends (and almost 3rd!)
Replies: 133
Views: 19175

Paige, :lol: Well, not as uncomfortable as you may think! I'm having a hard time eating snacks with all the thyroid, vitamins and iron supplements, because you can't eat with some of them and they all conflict with one another. But my diet is very healthy and the weight gain indicates that I'm eatin...
by alicia
Fri Feb 04, 2005 5:02 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: 3rd Trimester Friends (and almost 3rd!)
Replies: 133
Views: 19175

Paige, I have water retention just like you. It looks very funny when I take off my socks. Sometimes my ankles swell and I can barely get my shoes on. I've had it for a month. It was really bad in Maui, because it was hot there. And yes, I do think it is nothing to worry about unless you have high b...
by alicia
Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:11 am
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Question about Movement!!?
Replies: 16
Views: 3036

Jen, I didn't feel movement until I had an ultrasound at 19 or 20 weeks. When I saw that one of the babies really was up in my ribs, I realized I had felt him moving the week before but not recognized it, thinking it too high up. I did not feel the other baby move until about a couple of weeks ago, ...
by alicia
Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: 3rd Trimester Friends (and almost 3rd!)
Replies: 133
Views: 19175

Paige, Thanks for starting the thread. It's nice to be in the third trimester - I thought it would never happen! Now I am convinced they will never be born. Sorry to hear you have not passed the diabetes test. I have a girlfriend who is in the same boat and we are having lunch tommorrow. She also ha...
by alicia
Fri Feb 04, 2005 7:58 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: How do you cope?
Replies: 12
Views: 1228

brennang1, Good luck with your FET. I had one after an IVF miscarriage last summer. I was convinced it would not work, even during the 2ww. I am now pregnant with twin boys due May 7. So you just never know. Having had OHSS must have been horrible. I'm so glad you were okay. That's one nice thing ab...
by alicia
Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:55 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Staci
Replies: 71
Views: 6212

Staci, SO HAPPY to hear that all three of them were good for transfer. Do they let you look at them before they put them in? My clinic does and that is my favorite part, even though they just look like a few transparent circles floating around. So no more worrying now. When they make it through the ...
by alicia
Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:48 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: P PAINS ANYONE?
Replies: 17
Views: 2361

Charlie, I had a LOT of spotting and even fairly heavy red bleeding up until 7 weeks pregnant with my twin boys. I'm at 26 weeks now. It was very scary. I was sure so many times that it was over, having miscarried the cycle before this. I've even heard of women passing clots and still having a healt...
by alicia
Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: grandmtoher
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Becky,

What wonderful news! Congratulations to you and to the happy couple. Things have a way of working out, one way or the other, don't they. I'm sure they will need loads of help with the twins.

Alicia
by alicia
Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:42 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Positive Beta, Spotting!
Replies: 13
Views: 2329

Stephanie, I am so sorry to hear that. It is a good thing that you will have your followup consultation so quickly. As I'm sure the doctor will tell you, as painful as it is, miscarrying is a very good sign that a future cycle will work. But it is so emotionally difficult, it would make sense to wai...
by alicia
Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Positive Beta, Spotting!
Replies: 13
Views: 2329

Stephanie,

This part is so hard. I hope you can make it through without too much anxiety. I pray that all works out for you and the spotting stops so that you can finally enjoy being pregnant.

Alicia
by alicia
Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Keep in touch August buddies!
Replies: 221
Views: 17904

Staci,

Good luck for ET. I hope everything goes perfectly and that you don't have any mental stress. I'm wishing you all the success!

Alicia
by alicia
Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Bleeding ...............
Replies: 14
Views: 3217

Toni, Our doctor told us that sometimes one of the embies has a hard time attaching. Small tears can form, that usually heal. Sometimes this sequence happens more than once. They said that might be why I had bleeding up until 7 weeks. So I don't think it's that unusual, but I know it is terribly fri...
by alicia
Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Positive Beta, Spotting!
Replies: 13
Views: 2329

Stephanie, Congratulations, and please try not to worry. I had spotting and bleeding up until 7 weeks. Sometimes the blood was bright red and a pretty good amount. I was horrified to such an extent that I decided IVF/FET were just too much for me emotionally and I would never do it again. I did deci...