Kamile - your OB and his conservatism makes me laugh (but in a nice way). I think I would also listen to everything he says if he has such a high success rate.
Congrats on the u/s, you must be stoked.
Rio - here's hoping that next week you'll be down to a big fat '0'! I know that I'm about to go through the same frustrating process. Everything seems to be a waiting game in IVF no matter how you look at it.
PA-FA - I can imagine that the worrying never stops. I'm sure that your little he or she is just fine. All the best starting work again. I'd give anything to give up work at the moment - lots of nasty team dynamics going on that I just can't be bothered with. It's amazing how one new person in the team can mess up everything if they're not a team fit!
Pep - you must be very exciting about your screening u/s in a couple of weeks. Thank you for your comment - I am healing well and think I have my head in the right place now.
Purplefish - your u/s sounds amazing. Your camping trip sounded great too and would love to see some pics if you're able to.
Kitty - are you okay? I'm thinking about you and hoping that everything is fine.
Kismet - I had the rage the other night. I was so irritable and angry with everyone and everything! I went to bed early and asked DH not to talk to me, touch me or anything. I was so wound up. I had a good sleep and woke up feeling much better the next day. IVF is physically and mentally a hard journey but worth it in the end if the outcome is a lovely healthy baby.
I saw a RE yesterday - the clinic I go to has several RE's. You only get to see your own RE a few times through each cycle. My own RE is more than a little on the good looking side so he is extremely popular with the ladies. I have seen the RE that I saw yesterday a couple of times and quite like him. He's obviously a fertility geek and is pretty straight up about things whilst also taking your own welfare into account. I had another u/s just to make sure that the sac had not grown since last week (which it hadn't). He suggested that I either wait for nature to take its course and miscarry or take a drug that will cause my uterus to contract. He also said that there is a possibility that the sac may reabsorb as it is only a 4 week old sac i.e. < 1 cm. He explained that I won't miscarry until my progestrone levels have completely dropped off and that at the moment my body still thinks that it is pregnant. My prog level last week was 120 and it's down to 45 this week so I think I might wait to see what next weeks bloodtest result looks like until I make the decision as to whether to take the drug or not. Contrary to the other RE's advice last week, he said that he wouldn't recommend a d & c for something so small. He said that was quite an aggressive approach. He explained that I had had a very successful first round of IVF for my 'vintage' and should look forward to my FET. My HCG is still 3000+ so a long way to go there!
Is anybody else able to shed any light on how they approached inevitable miscarriage - naturally or drug enhanced? I just can't stop thinking about the fact that if this was a natural pregnancy, I would have no idea that my bean had stopped growing and I was about to miscarry. What a shock it would be to have no forewarning.
Anyway everybody, have an excellent weekend. It's very rainy and cold here so please send me some US sunshine. It's going to be an inside DVD/baking/housework kind of a day.