Wooooow, so you're out there, November mommies-to-be! It's great to see that people are joining the thread! I hope we have a wonderful ride together!
Many of us are also going through our first pregnancy, so this is exciting!
! Nice to meet you! It's great that another member of this thread also lives near you!
I'll have my u/s the same day as you, isn't that exciting?
I'm also glad that we can share this experience together because, indeed, many people don't really understand what it's like to go through IVF treatments. It changes many things!
Welcome, and nice to meet you! Wow, they wait a lot at your clinic before they do an ultrasound! You must be so impatient to see your little beanie(s)! We'll try to keep you busy and entertained until then!
! Thanks for your post on the other thread by the way, and it's amazing to see you on this thread! I loved reading about your story and I think you and I share a brain on many things... I, too, believe that things do happen for a reason. I find it hillarious that you had the HPT signs while driving to work, how cute is that, and what a nice story to tell people!
Congratulations on your lovely twins! It will be great to have you with us; your experience will be priceless when we all start to worry about this and that, plus you had an experience with multiples, which is also priceless for some of us are bound to be in that situation. Welcome, my dear, and I really look forward to hearing from you!
, I understand what your nurse said, though I don't agree it's that clear-cut. I have seen a few IVFers here start with a high beta and have a singleton, it's true. The thing is, betas are not 100% reliable, but they can still give you a clue. My doctor told me that above 500 (I think the HCGbeta scales are different in Canada), there is a chance that we might deal with more than one. It's not automatic, but it's a sign.
So, a little bit about me!
We had a nice surprise this morning: a huge snowstorm! My DH called at work and it's closed for the day, so as I was supposed to work from home, we're both still here! It's amazing to share this day together! This morning, he took the 1 month belly picture. Hehehe I'm already bloated a bit because of the Prometrium and its side effects. But it will be nice to see it change over the next few months.
I made an apt with my acupuncturist on Friday pm. He specializes in IVF and pregnancy/delivery. He's very serious, teaches in a few universities, has been the on-call acupuncturist in many hospitals and clinics in the past. I trust him a lot. Plus, he is one of the on-call acupuncturists in the hospital I want to deliver in. It has a wonderful reputation here; many of my DH's colleagues delivered there and they were all highly satisfied of the care they received. They have individual rooms, bathtubs in each room, plus you deliver in your own room; you don't have to be transferred in a delivery room per se.
The thing is, it's hard to find a gynecologist in Quebec these days. They are just all overbooked! So, working there, my acupuncturist assured me that he would make a few phone calls and get me in easily. This is a HUGE relief!
Not to mention the fact that I'll be able to have acupuncture treatments during labor and delivery at that hospital, something I most definitely want. Geez, I've read the articles on MEDline (I'm also a researcher, so I tend to check the literature before I make statements like that!) and it can shorten labor by 4-6 hours on average!
Depending on how many there are, I might not go to that hospital, though. My father and his wife, who are both doctors (which can be both a blessing and a major pain in the neck), want me to make sure they would have the expertise there to do a follow-up for a twin or triplet pregnancy. I'm sure it's the case, for their gyn-obstetrics departement is very complete, but I'll check anyway.
It didn't even take them 24 hours to pass from being overjoyed to sending me the first recommendations about what to do or not do. LOL!
My family is really on pins and needles, waiting to know how many there are. We're still waiting for that call to know our beta.
Okay, enough babbling! Have a nice day ladies!