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Postby Carlysmom » Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:35 pm

Nicole- I did a test a few days earlier than i was suppose to and it came back negative and I freaked out was a mess for a couple of days then wehn i went in and they did a test it was POSITIVE! I will keep you in my thoughts! Try to stay optimistic
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Postby ianmichael3 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:41 pm

Carlysmom: Thanks, I will try- I did have another friend spot, then found out she was pregnant.... so who knows, right? It's all a crap shoot anyway.
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Postby mo » Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:25 pm

Hi lyly, you make some great points that I had not thought of. There are indeed regulations. I just hope they don't get tighter esp. w/ how religious this country is.

I AM close! And i've been feeling great! We are 3 weeks from the due date and he's been turned for over a month now...he's semi ready! Had ultrasound today, they predict he'll be 6.5Ibs...my bambino! They could even see his hair on the ultra sound!!!! It was sooo cool!!! I've decided to preserve my energy and stop exercising now and chill out. The bladder issues are crazy though. The trick, i've been told is to stop drinking liquids after 8pm at night so that you're not going as often. That has cut things from 2-3x a night to only 1x a night.

I'm so glad things are going well for you. I know you had a scare there...you remind me of myself. Just go w. that gut, okay? That's what I've been relying on for most of this pregnancy. I can conjure up some crazy stuff ...full blow pessimist here...then after i have freaked myself out, i calm down and realize how idiotic i've been! Then i freak out a few more times before it all subsides :? why the hell not???

anywhooo...

Take care of you, and good luck.

Take care all!!!


lyly14 wrote:mo- I read about that but until the US makes infertility treatments a mandatory part of insurance coverage I am not so sure it will go through. All the other countries that regulate how many embryos are transfered all cover IVF and many do not have private health care systems so all citizens get it. Here in the US many people have to purchase there own health insurance and IVF is not always covered or coverage is limited. I think many people will fight it, I know I would support the fight against it. It took me 4 tries and finally transfering 4 just to get a singleton. I think it would be really unfair to limit the number of embryos put in just because that woman is crazy and her doctor was unethical. I mean, how many RE's would put in that many embies with past successful ivfs and with someone that already had 6 children. I mean there are guidelines the docs are supposed to follow and so many variables that can affect outcomes (like egg or embryo quality). Ok well I have said enough on that subject.

You are so close to the end how are you feeling?
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Postby Arabsrcool » Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:45 pm

Marina,

I got the "Jeep" Stroller, its got 3 larger wheels and is great for on the road power walking and going across the lawn. The other strollers I had trouble getting around in the yard when I was gardening.

Mo,

you are sooo close. I am glad you are feeling well.

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June 2010, late miscarriage at 17 weeks, baby's heart just stopped beating.
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Postby vw79girl » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:59 pm

Girls,
sorry I haven't posted in a while, I have checked in a few times but have been trying to take care of myself and the babes as I had a bad flare up from my Crohn's disease in January and have been suffering ever since. I recently had an abscess in my abdomen that required me to be hospitalized again and have it drained. A few Sundays ago I had to have a blood transfusion because my iron had dropped to a scary low. I guess having the boys really took a beating on my body. Thank god I didn't have to have any of these things taken care of while carrying them.

Benjamin and Paul are doing great! I can't believe they will be 7 months!
Benjamin is now 15.5 pounds and Paul is...are you ready for this...16lbs. 13 oz. Benjamin has been rolling over for a few weeks now and trying to crawl. Paul tends to be a little lazy in that department but he will get there. Their belly laughs keep me smiling every day and I find myself getting so emotional at times just thinking about the fact that they are such miracles in our lives. Greg is so wonderful with them. I am so lucky to have such a supportive family and good friends too.

I went back to work on March 11th and have had to take days off here and there for procedures and doctor's appts. etc.

I can't believe how far along some of you are in your pregnancies and it is great to hear how everyone is doing. I will try to be better about posting, it's just been hard

sending hugs to all of you! Lisa :)
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Postby ianmichael3 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:26 pm

BFN all weekend long and this morning. Doesn't bode well for tomorrow morning. So much for a high progesterone level.

I did find out this weekend that DH has been consuming more caffeine than I ever realized. So, after asking ever so carefully, he has given it up and is now 3 days caffeine free. I'm hoping we'll see some kind of positive change in his next SA.

I just want another one of his babies so bad.
Nicole, 35 DH, 40 (morphology)
DS 6 (natural conception after 10mos)
secondary IF, TTC 2nd child since 7/07
1st IUI 3/8: BFN, OOPS, wait, BFP 3/28!!
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Postby lyly14 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:40 pm

Nicole- I am so sorry you got a bfn! I was so hoping you were going to tell us it was a bfp. I know if feels terrible, but don't give up. I remember being where you are and it sucks. I felt like everyone around me was getting pg and even the girls on the chats that had been struggling were getting pg and I just would wonder why not me? It took a long time ( what felt like an eternity to me, but I know others have tried much longer ) but I am finally on my way! I am here for you whenever you need to talk or just vent.
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Postby ianmichael3 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:51 pm

lyly,
:cry: Thank you..... this thread has been so quiet and I've really needed to see & hear more from others going through the same thing as myself, I looked for another group and found one.... no one is pregnant and I'm hopeful I'll be one of the few that is blessed with a healthy happy pregnancy & baby. I didn't have to wait this long for aunt flo to show up the last time I was on progesterone suppositories, so I find myself battling anger and bitterness about it/her. Time will tell. I may have to vent sometime, but not today- I'm too exhausted.

I'm hopeful your pregnancy has been good so far, at least since your last post I read.... It is good there hasn't been any bad news for anyone here!!

xoxo!
Nicole, 35 DH, 40 (morphology)
DS 6 (natural conception after 10mos)
secondary IF, TTC 2nd child since 7/07
1st IUI 3/8: BFN, OOPS, wait, BFP 3/28!!
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Postby Marina_A » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:09 pm

Oh,Nicole,I'm so sorry too.I totally agree with Lyly-we were there and we even started a new tread,because it was emotionally hard to hang around pregnant girls and happy moms.Maybe in your case(poor morphology) it's better not to waste anymore time on IUI's and move straight to IVF? It's very likely that your husband's sperm just unable to fertilize your eggs without little help of icsi.I know it's a lot of money,but you just get more and more depressed every time you get bfn.
IVF#1-BFP,but lost our angel at 16 weeks
IVF#2-BFN
IVF#3-BFP,started w/tiplets,lost one at 7 weeks,lost a second at 15 weeks
Praying for a miracle baby to stay with us!
It's a girl!

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Postby Marina_A » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:15 pm

Mo and Jamie,you guys are almost there(maybe even there already?)
Hope everything good.
Lisa,sorry to hear about your health problems :( ,wow,that pregnancy didn't go easy on you :? ,but I'm happy your boys are happy and healthy-it was worth it!
Lyly,how you doing?
AFM, we are going to Florida for a short trip,I feel fine,no complaints,counting every week.Finally can feel a good kicking :)
Hope everyone else is doing good
IVF#1-BFP,but lost our angel at 16 weeks
IVF#2-BFN
IVF#3-BFP,started w/tiplets,lost one at 7 weeks,lost a second at 15 weeks
Praying for a miracle baby to stay with us!
It's a girl!

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Postby ianmichael3 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:11 pm

OMG girls- you won't believe this:

OK, get this: So the RE tells me to do my hpts last Sunday, and if negative, then again Tuesday. IF that one was negative, I was to go off my Progesterone and expect Aunt Flo..... which is exactly what I did- including crying my eyes out that our first round of IUI failed.

Well............. I had ONE last hpt test left and was so bothered by the fact that AF hadn't arrived I broke down to RONDA and she encouraged me to use the last test Saturday AM.

IT WAS FREAKING POSITIVE. I was a hysterical mess..... crying, shaking YIKES!

So then I start thinking it was a fluke, so DH and I bought a fresh cheapo hpt last night and I couldn't wait till this morning..... AND IT WAS POSITIVE TOO!

My beta from this morning came back at 289. 1st day of this cycle was on 2/26 and IUI was on 3/8, I'm not sure what that all means, so if anyone can give me some insight, it would be so appreciated. Also, I had the 7 days post IUI blood progesterone level taken at my LOCAL lab & it was at 73 (which they said was beautiful). Unfortunately, it has "dropped" to 21.3, which scares the hell out of me. The RN assured me that it is a good enough level to support a pregnancy & that the "drop" may be due to 2 different labs- of course all the more reason to continue on my progesterone suppositories!!!!!!

So now I am just waiting for 2nd beta Tuesday morning. We haven't told anyone and won't until the beta proves to be acceptable. CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC. Even then, I think we'll wait until the u/s to see/hear the heartbeat.........

I am afraid to be happy..... I've known too many people to have miscarriages lately, although I've never had one.
Nicole, 35 DH, 40 (morphology)
DS 6 (natural conception after 10mos)
secondary IF, TTC 2nd child since 7/07
1st IUI 3/8: BFN, OOPS, wait, BFP 3/28!!
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Postby bdantonio » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:57 pm

congrats.....
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Postby lyly14 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:35 pm

OMG Nicole- I am so happy for you! Did you stop the progesterone after your negative hpt without having a blood test? I can't believe they would have you just do hpt and no beta. I know my RE (2 different ones since I switched) always insisted on blood even if hpt was negative because like your situation, you never know. I am so glad your levels did not fall below 20 on the progesterone. Your body is probably making enough on its own to support your pregnancy, thankfully! Of course take the progesterone just as the doctor has said, extra support never hurt. Nicole, I pray this little one is strong and you get your little miracle. It seems like this one did what ever it could to stick around so stay positive. I totally understand being cautious. I am so far along and still worry about still born! Congratulations on your BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sending lots of sticky baby dust your way. Keep us posted!
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Postby ianmichael3 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:08 pm

lyly: :wink:

My beta from Sunday was 289 and today's was 627, so I am definitely preggers!!!! Of course, now, I worry there won't be a heartbeat! I'm so good at worrying! U/S is 4/22, SO FAR AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They aren't even concerned with the progesterone (weird), I would've thought they'd check for that!! Anyway, I'm making sure I take it until I don't have to anymore!

YAY ME!
Now I've gotta find some other girls in my boat!
Nicole, 35 DH, 40 (morphology)
DS 6 (natural conception after 10mos)
secondary IF, TTC 2nd child since 7/07
1st IUI 3/8: BFN, OOPS, wait, BFP 3/28!!
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Postby ReshmaB » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:22 am

CONGRATS Nicole...i was so sorry to hear of your BFN and then so happy to see - BFP...yayyyy!!!!!! I know about the worrying and believe me it does not stop...even now, I check on Zara ever so often to make sure she is breathing!

Lisa, i am so sorry to hear that you have not been well. I hope you are doing much better and i am glad the boys are progressing well...imagine, little Paul is the bigger brother :) Please take good care of yourself.

Lyly, Marina - you girls seem to be doing really great with babies moving and all! I am so happy for you.

Lyly I love the name you chose - Francisco Alexander - the name sounds strong and he is definitely a fighter, just like his momma :)

Marina, did you chose any names yet?

AFM, Zara will be 6 months old on April 15th - i can hardly believe it!!!! She rolls over and can sit up supported or a few seconds on her own and this weekend she crept (or is it creeped?) for the first time!!! dh and i both saw her do it and we were overwhelmed...we were watching her play on the ground and just like that, she did it!!! She sleeps through the night and occasionally would wake up at around 3am to play but she would usually go back to sleep on her own unless she is hungry. She is eating cereal and first foods and she loves it...the child has a healthy appetite :) She is so adorable when she is eating...she tries to feed herself and usually ends up making a mess of me, her and anything that she can touch :)). We go for shots in 2 weeks...i feel so sorry for her when she gets them..i wish i could take it for her.

well...i have to get some work done for a meeting tomorrow so i am signing off now. I am sorry it is so long and far between posts but you are all never far from my thoughts.

all my love,
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