FEBRUARY TEST DATE THREAD

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Post by Jeni Babes » Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:12 am

WOW...this is a busy thread :) :)

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Post by maybebaby » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:21 am

Hi

Welcome to all the newbies to the Feb testing thread - great to see so many joining the 'testing team' for Feb .... can't wait to see all those BFPs!!! :)

Just wanted to say thanks Joanna and Paula for the kind responses to my worries - I guess I can't change what I have done and just have to be positive and hope that my embie is typically Dutch and has enjoyed the walks!!

Unfortunately I was pretty ill at the weekend - I ate fish on Saturday night and was up all night vomitting (sorry if tmi!) Then at 5.15am I started bleeding and was convinced that the food poisoning had brought an end to this ivf attempt and this was AF arrived. Was totally depressed and feeling very ill but the bleeding stopped yesterday so I am now wondering whether the bleeding was a good sign .... I remember somebody mentioning somewhere on these boards "implantation bleeding" ... does anyone know anything about this?? If so I would really appreciate some info .... thanks!!

Joanna and Gabriella .... WOW - you must be getting soooo excited by now - I am keeping ALL digits crossed :shock: for you and sending very positive vibes to you both.

Hope everyone else is holding up okay ....

Take care

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Post by maryjane » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:43 am

Hi All,

Maybebaby I'm thinking of you. I too read somewhere on the board about bleeding when the embryo is implanting. I had ET on 27th Jan, when did you have yours? Its only been 3 days and the wait is killing me. I think this has been the longest 3 days in my life. I havent had any bleeding, I'm now wondering if thats a bad sign..??

My breasts are really sore. (Sorry for TMI) I've read somewhere though that this is a side effect of the progesterone. Is anyone else having 2 a day pesseries? They say you get them if you get more than 11 eggs..??

I'm also thinking that maybe I should have gone back to work, the time may have passed quicker, although my mind wouldnt have been on the job. I work in a very pressured environment and dont think I could have done with the stress.

Well, I will speak to you all soon.

MaryJane

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Post by Tracii » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:25 pm

Good luck Feb Testers!!! I am with you end of Feb...that is if AF decides to arrive...she is very late and I wanted to start stimming this week....where is she when you need her!! I took an hpt because this usually brings her on...of course bfn...anyone else late while DRing?? (I think last time I was a couple of days late too but I don't remember... :? )
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Post by maybebaby » Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:13 pm

Hi Maryjane

Thanks for your thoughts - I had ET on 21st Jan - have been reading around on internet for info on implantation bleeding and it seems that if it happens (and many people don't experience it) it is usually a week or so after implantation and can be anything from a 'spotting' to a light period - So I don't think you should worry at all that you haven't had any bleeding - that is probably a good sign rather than a bad one!

Re the breast soreness - I had this until about 4 days after ET then it all went away but I have read that many women continue to have this for a while.

Re the pessaries (we have nicknamed them the jelly balls :lol: ) I have to use 2 jelly balls three times per day but I only had five eggs retrieved.

Unfortunately I have started bleeding again and it is much heavier than it was on Saturday ... it is seeming more and more likely that it is AF and not implantation bleeding :cry: but I will try and stay positive and hope that it stops again - otherwise I will soon be removing myself from the Feb 3rd test date :cry: :cry: Will let you know.

In the meantime - enjoy your time off work as much as you can - especially if you are usually really stressed - make the most of the rest :wink:

Tracii - hi ... good luck with the AF - hope she arrives soon!

Take care all ....

Maybebaby

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Post by saraid » Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:54 pm

Dear MAybebaby,

i will keep my fingers crossed for you that your bleed stops quickly. One of my friends who conceived naturally said she had a period out during her pregnancy but everything kept on going!

I am not having to take pessaries or injections, is this a normal thing after ET? It just seems that nearly all of you are on some sort of hormone during your 2ww.

Anyway i have decided not to worry about every little thing and just watch gruesome reruns of CSI instead - keeps your mind pff your belly :D

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Post by gregmbarry » Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:20 pm

Hi all again! I'm on the same schedule as maybebaby almost to the day - my test date is Feb 2nd. And I'm having the same exact issues. My boobs are tender (and large) but I'm also on pessaries - 3 'balls' of prometrium 2 times a day. Yesterday I noticed a teensy tiny bit of spotting - none that I would have even noticed had I not been looking. But this morning there was more. I'm hoping and praying it's implantation!!!!

Does anyone know when AF is expected on a typical IVF cycle? I would guess around the time of the test. I'm basically 11 days after ET. Also, does anyone know if AF is your typical period - or is it a bit different?

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Post by gregmbarry » Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:26 pm

Ohhh...as an addition - I agree with the previous post - I also have a friend who had a normal period but her pregnancy continued normally. Also, my clinic has advised me that regardless if AF (or what I think is AF) comes that I am to take the test anyways. So even if there is bleeding - keep trying to think positive!

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Post by sue e » Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:14 pm

Welcome Maryjohn & Laura M,

I am sure you will find this board fab, it is amazing the support and advice on offer, i would of gone loopy without it last year.

Good luck ladies,

hoping Feb is a month of :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D etc,etc

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Post by sue e » Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:14 pm

Welcome Maryjohn & Laura M,

I am sure you will find this board fab, it is amazing the support and advice on offer, i would of gone loopy without it last year.

Good luck ladies,

hoping Feb is a month of :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D etc,etc

love

sue e xx
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Post by kellyh » Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:27 pm

Hi everyone,
Maybebaby - Hopefully your bleeding is implantation bleeding. It varies from person to person, but most people experience some form of it. My sister thought she had her normal heavy period but then took a PG test the next week and it was positive. With all my pregnancies, I bled for several weeks (spotting, not full flow) and the dr. said that was completely normal, so keep your hopes up. PMA does make a difference!
Tracii - I hope your AF arrives soon. I'm totally regular usually and this cycle before going on stimming meds I was 5 days late! Stress has so much to do with it, and first I was stressing about getting it, then I was stressing about not getting it. Anyway, it will happen!
Good luck to everyone!
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Post by joanna » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:43 pm

Good luck Gabriella!!!!

Its me and you on the 1st starting off the list!!!!

Good luck to all others!!!!

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Post by Laura M » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:57 pm

Maybebaby, wishing you the best of luck and happiness.

and everyone:

About implantation bleeding and AF:

I had both: With my last (and succesfull) ivf, I had implantation bleeding. it was one week after ET. Mine was a spotting but scary until you realized what it was later on.
and on the day of the test I started to bleed, light bleed, but it was still a positive. I was told to rest and I had a bleed for five months into my pregnancy. Always on the day my AF was due for about 4-5 days, not conforting at all. :shock:
With all my failed ivf's , the AF came a little late, my last embryo trasfer I had to wait one week for the AF to come.
There was nothing I did differently from any of the ivf's, maybe I was even more careless with my diet with the last actually, but when the little one holds on, it usually holds on. The odds are on our favour then!
I wish they put on a daily run of 'Desperate Housewives' durig my 2WW. :wink:
Wishng you all 'GOOD LUCK' and lots of warm thoughts.
Love
Laura
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Post by AMck » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:11 pm

Wow what a busy thread

Joanna - 1st Feb
Gabriella - 1st Feb
Gregmbarry - 2nd Feb
Cla - 3rd Feb
Carly - Feb 3rd
Maybebaby - 3rd Feb
Saraid - 8th Feb
Chellejaya - 9th Feb
Paula - Feb 11th
Maryjane - 13th Feb
Kelly - Feb 13th
Kate - Feb 14th
Randa - Feb 16th
Laura - Feb 16th (?)
Sophie - Feb 22nd
Tracii - Feb 26th
Charlie - feb 26th
Ramona - Feb 29th
Crystal - ???????

Good luck to all Feb testers. Baby dust all round
Anna x

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Post by gregmbarry » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:40 pm

Thanks for the words everyone - I've been watching the boards like mad today hoping for some reassurance - especially thanks Laura M who has reassured me with words about what a successful IVF may look like!! AF never starts like this for me so yes, I am optimistic it's implantation. I guess we will know in just a few short days!

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