Hey ladies, wow this thread has really slowed down! Are we all moping around the house with morning sickness and not feeling up to posting? I'm feeling a bit more human today so thought I would post a quick message.
Gamergirl/CK - how's your morning sickness? If you have got it as badly as your first pregnancy, it must be difficult to look after your little one. 'Fraid I haven't discovered a magic cure this side of the pond, but for me the solution (or part of a solution) has been acupuncture, acupuncture, acupuncture. It has taken two visits a week for three weeks (now on one visit a week) but I have gradually improved each week (the effect is cumulative). I would say that my m/s has gone from being a 9/10 three weeks ago (where I couldn't stand up without being sick, was struggling to eat and drink anything, even water, and was losing weight rapidly) to a 4/10 yesterday (I'm eating and drinking again, albeit less than before I got the m/s, I'm only actually sick maybe once a day, the nausea is still there all the time but is more of a background noise, and I've stopped losing weight). I'm praying that my m/s is going to tail off around 12 weeks, but if you had it through your whole pregnancy last time and think you will again, acupuncture might be worth looking into to see if it could help you.
BRMommy2B - wow, you saw Hope bouncing around on the last u/s, how exciting! Have you been signed over to your OB now? What did they decide to do about your estrogen/progesterone? I'm afraid I can't say what levels they look for at our stage, as in my clinic they didn't test the levels in my blood once! I'm only on one Crinone gel vaginal insert a day until about 12 weeks, and the clinic didn't seem at all bothered what my progesterone levels actually were!
myc - welcome, it's nice to see a new face on this thread! I'm sorry to hear about your bleeding. Personally, I haven't had any bleeding but from everything I've read it's pretty common, and some people bleed on and off all the time without there ever being any problem with the pregnancy, particularly in the early stages. What were the results of your blood test? I hope your u/s goes well on Wednesday, it's incredible when you get to see the little bean and it's heart beating away. Do you know your likely due date yet? How many embryos did you transfer?
Wonder whether we'll get any more new people joining us?
AFM, after we got signed off by the clinic at 7wks2days after our u/s, we went to our local doctor last week to let them know that I'm pregnant. Apparently all of my care is going to be midwife based and I won't have much to do with the doctor, so we're now waiting for the midwife to get in touch to make a first appointment to see us so that we can find out a bit more about this whole process. I was expecting to be put into the hospital system and get given a date for a 12 week scan, but the doctor said that since we've already had a 'dating' scan at 7 weeks at the clinic, that I won't be offered a 12 week scan on the NHS and will next be seen at 20 week. What????? So I think we've decided that we're going to pay to have a 12 week scan done privately (and for a nuchal scan at the same time to do a Downs Syndrome assessment). It seems way too long to go for 13 weeks without a scan (even if this were a 'normal' pregnancy, let alone one that I've waited 4 years for and done countless fertility treatments to get!!), plus we want to have the reassurance that everything looks OK at 12 weeks before we announce the news any more widely.
Oh, and one last thing, I swear that I'm starting to get a little baby belly, even through the books say that you don't start to show until the second trimester, particularly for a first baby. Anyone else feel that they're starting to look pregnant?
Hope everyone is OK, maybe hear from you all soon!
Me 35, DH 41
TTC 4+ years
4 IUI's, BFN
#1 IVF, 04/2009, BFN
#2 FET, 07/2009, no transfer, frosties failed to thaw
#3 IVF, 12/2009, +ve HPT New Years Day!
GEORGE THOMAS ALEXANDER born 18th September 2010, 9lbs 4.5oz. Our beautiful boy.