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by Grey
Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Infertility
Topic: Question for Ghost (or anyone) about immune issues
Replies: 0
Views: 1548

Question for Ghost (or anyone) about immune issues

I'll try to make my long story relatively short: We've been TTC nearly 4 years, with 4 failed IUIs. Our first IVF in August 2007 was successful, but I had a missed miscarriage that was found at 11 weeks. After the miscarriage, I desperately wanted a reason, and asked my RE to do some testing for imm...
by Grey
Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: How long until next AF after miscarriage?
Replies: 11
Views: 1249

I had a D&C after a miscarriage at 11 weeks. I had only light spotting immediately after the D&C, then about a week later, had a period-like flow. Almost exactly 5 weeks after the D&C, AF returned. It was strange to actually want AF to come. My Dr. warned me AF might be heavier the first time - and ...
by Grey
Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Calling all over 35s
Replies: 154
Views: 16083

Hi Ladies, Just a little update from me. I got the results from the karyotyping today. It turns out there was something wrong with the baby (who I now know was a girl) - Trisomy 13. My husband and I were also karyotyped, and are genetically normal. So it turns out my miscarriage was one of those thi...
by Grey
Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Babies - Loved and Lost
Topic: Starting over after M/C
Replies: 2
Views: 2429

Hi Hope, I know just where you're coming from. I had a missed miscarriage in October - went in for my 11 week appointment, thinking all was fine, only to find out that the baby had stopped developing at 7 weeks. We had also seen a heartbeat already - I even remember my doctor saying, "once you see a...
by Grey
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:05 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Anyone going to Shady Grove Fertility
Replies: 8
Views: 4511

I know what you mean about being ready to get started. My first IVF worked, but unfortunately ended in a missed miscarriage at 11 weeks. Being pregnant for that short time made me really realize just how badly I want this. I would start again tomorrow if I could, but will need to wait until January ...
by Grey
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Anyone going to Shady Grove Fertility
Replies: 8
Views: 4511

Hi Doreen, I just wanted to say hi - I'm not using Shady Grove, but I am in Maryland. I've been going to the Johns Hopkins Fertility Center (the only place my insurance covers). I've heard good things about Shady Grove, though - seems like they are the most popular fertility center in MD. Good luck ...
by Grey
Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Can't hear Heartbeat with doppler at 11wks 1 day
Replies: 18
Views: 3054

Vicky, Getting past the D&C was a huge step in the healing process for me. Physically my experience was not too bad - I was under a light anesthesia for the procedure, so I wasn't aware of what was going on but I also woke up pretty quickly afterwards. I had very minor cramping the day of the proced...
by Grey
Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Can't hear Heartbeat with doppler at 11wks 1 day
Replies: 18
Views: 3054

Vicky, I'm so sorry for your loss. I just had a very similar experience, so I know how painful it is. About a month ago I went in for my 11 week routine appointment with no idea that anything was wrong, and found out that the baby had stopped growing at about 7 weeks. I had a D&C three days later. I...
by Grey
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: We missed IVF orientation. I'm heartbroken.
Replies: 13
Views: 1651

Awesome, Boo! I'm really happy for you :)
by Grey
Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: We missed IVF orientation. I'm heartbroken.
Replies: 13
Views: 1651

Hey Boo, You should definitely do all you can to see if they can make an exception for you. I don't know what's covered in your class, but my orientation class wasn't really all that helpful. Seriously, I could have learned the exact same info in less time if had I gotten a copy of their Powerpoint ...
by Grey
Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Calling all over 35s
Replies: 154
Views: 16083

Thanks to all for the kind words :) I just wanted to leave a little story about adoption for Cindy and Pumma and anyone else who might be thinking about going that route. One of my friends at work went through 4 rounds of IVF several years ago and responded very poorly. She and her husband finally d...
by Grey
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Irrationally worried re injections.....
Replies: 8
Views: 1233

Hey Boo, You're not nuts! The first night of my Follistim and Menopur, it took me 1.5 hours to do the injections because I was being super nervous and careful, and because I paged my nurse with a question and they never called me back :( I finally just took the plunge, and it was all OK. I actually ...
by Grey
Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Calling all over 35s
Replies: 154
Views: 16083

Hello to all, I'm 36 and have been TTC for three+ years, with a diagnosis of unexplained infertility. Our first IVF was last August, and I was excited to get a BFP. I didn't have tons of eggs (8 retrieved, 4 fertilized, 2 made it to transfer), but one "took." Sadly, at my 11 week routine appt, my dr...
by Grey
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Babies - Loved and Lost
Topic: found out about missed M/C yesterday
Replies: 5
Views: 3885

Thanks so much to everyone for the kind replies. I had my D&C earlier today, and am surprised to find that I feel just a tiny bit better. I guess it was kind of like going to a funeral - I have a sense of closure now that I really needed. My fertility dr. strongly recommended that we have karyotypin...
by Grey
Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Babies - Loved and Lost
Topic: found out about missed M/C yesterday
Replies: 5
Views: 3885

found out about missed M/C yesterday

Hello everyone, I've been lurking on these boards for a while - first in the IVF section, then graduating to the pregnancy thread, and now sadly moving on to here. I found out yesterday at my 11 week appointment that the baby stopped developing around 7 weeks. I was completely blown away - I had ass...