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Postby Wendy » Tue Oct 01, 2002 11:57 am

Dear all, thank you for your messages of support. After hours of searching the web I found what I was looking for with regards to the high risk result we received. For ages the only reasons I could find for a false positive result was 'incorrect dates', 'diabetis' and other reasons that did not relate to me. Now I found a wonderful site that relates false positive results with IVF !!!!!! According to a number of studies, women pregnant due to ivf treatment have a much higher level of false positive results (of the triple blood test for afp etc)than normal pregnancies generally leading to low afp, and estradol levels but high hcg levels - which is exactly what i got. They arn't sure exactly why but think its something to do with all the drugs we take during treatment. Also, high hcg levels can result from a second or more gestational sacs which do not develop and are reasorbed, but the initially higher hcg levels associated with a multiple pregnancy, last a long time into the pregnancy, despite the loss of the 2nd/3rd baby - I had a second gestational sac initially, which failed to progress - so thats another reason I might have a false positive result. I know that I am still going to have the amnio as my risk is far greater than the risk of miscarriage and I just couldn't go through the whole pregnancy without knowing. I also know nothings ever 100 % certain - even amnio results, but we just need some reassurance now, one way or the other. But at least now I've found some 'reasons' WHY my result might be different to the norm. Hope no one else has to go through this worry. Love to all. Wendy xxx
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Postby Sarah R » Tue Oct 01, 2002 4:20 pm

Oh Wendy, that sounds so reassuring. I know that nothing's certain until there's a new person in your arms, but isn't it great to be able to find this kind of stuff out on the web - there does seem to be a site for just about everything imagineable.<br><br>Good luck with the amnio - get yourself plenty of rest afterwards, will be thinking of you.<br><br>S<br>xx
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Postby Jilly » Fri Oct 04, 2002 2:02 pm

Dear Wendy...<br><br>Oh I am so glad that you found that information! It seems to give a lot of explanation...and reassurance!!!! <br><br>Also good luck for your amnio! Let us know how things go!<br>Thinking of you..<br><br>Love Jilly xoxox
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Postby Wendy » Wed Oct 09, 2002 9:10 am

Hi all, we had the amnio on monday. It was a lot of waiting around - a consultation prior to lunch then a 3hr wait (everything stops for a long lunch in france !!) then the actual procedure was very quick - 10mins in the theatre - I was very reassured that everything was done under sterile conditions in a proper operating theatre - despite there being no anasthetic - not even a local. The dr was very efficient and seemed to know exactly what he was doing. It was just like a big injection (of which we've had plenty of experience) so i wouldn't describe it as painful at all and so a local is not needed, after drawing out the fluid he checked baby was ok - he hadn't even woken up, just happily lying their fast asleep, little heart pumping away like mad. Then there was another 2hr 'rest' then the nurse came and checked babies heart again (always wonderful to hear) and told me to rest up for a few days - no problem, I'm used to that. I have another control scan on monday to make sure all is well, then its just an agonising wait for the results which we are trying not to think about, just taking one day at a time and enjoying what we have. Hubs is convinced he can hear babies heart beating when he listens closely. Can definately feel him moving too - when i'm really quiet - usually about 9pm. Dr told us it might be a boy (unless shes got her hand between her legs !) but we'll know for definate with the amnio results. Keep your fingers crossed all goes well. love wendy xxx
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Postby Jilly » Fri Oct 11, 2002 1:14 pm

Hi Wendy!<br><br>Thank goodness its all done now and all went well!!!! It sounds like you did so well!! And nice to know little baby slept all the way through the whole thing!!! How long now for the results? Is it about 2 weeks?? I'll be thinking of you and sure that it will all be fine! <br><br>Oh...I wonder if it is a little boy! My scan showed that maybe its a little girl!! Its funny...I've totally begun to think of her as a little girl since then...I'll get the suprise of my life if she comes out a he!!! hee hee!! Have you started thinking of any names yet? <br><br>Well...take care...enjoy Mondays' scan!<br><br>Love Jilly xoxox
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Postby RLV » Sun Oct 20, 2002 7:31 pm

Hi there Wendy<br><br>Just logged in to check on you - glad to see you're doing well. Best of luck for your amnio results.<br><br>I'm doing ok (ish). Still down about losing baby and can't get out of my head how many weeks I'd be (there's a girl I see every day who is 3 weeks ahead of what I was so it's a constant reminder when I look at her). Also one of my best friends (and drinking partner!) has just found out she's pregnant so even though I'm pleased for her it's very hard sometimes.<br><br>Will be starting treatment again early January and really, really hoping it works out. Don't think I could cope with this shit again.<br><br>Anyway, all the best - I will check what's happening now and again.<br><br>Luv Rachel X
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