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Postby Lynda B » Mon Sep 08, 2003 3:17 pm

I have been visiting this website for most of this year. I have been on the IVF waiting list for 2 years (NHS) and in May we finally reached the top of the list. We were so excited about it. I have been looking at messages on the general notice board, watching so many people going through the treatment and just waiting for my turn when I would join whichever month cycle. Background on me...<br>Both my tubes are severly damaged and blocked. I have been with DH for 6 years and have always known that I could not get pregnant without IVF so we never used contraception and needless to say I never got pregnant although we never really asociated sex with getting pregnant, just clinics and Doctors!!<br>I last saw my consultant at the end of June. She told me that before our treatment could begin at the end of this year, it would be best to remove my tubes because of Hydrosalpinx (toxic fluid in the tubes) that could wash away any embryos that were implanted.<br>I am going to cut to the chase now. I was due to have the surgery today, but I am not having it because I am 10 WEEKS PREGNANT!!!!!!<br>Everybody that I asked (Doctors, midwives etc,) cannot understand or give me an explanation how it has happened, just that it really is a miracle!! Obviously my first panic was that without a doubt it must be ectoic because logically it could not be possible to travel through my tubes but I had a scan at 6 weeks and it was in the correct place. Me and DH cried so much that day. I had another scan at 8 weeks and the baby is growing properly. I have now made it to 10 weeks today!!!!<br>I never imagined I would be putting a message on this side of the board anytime this year. I have been waiting nearly a year to join in as a cycle buddie!!!!<br>I felt I could not post this message on the other side and feel like I cheated coming on this side. Yet if I post on another pregnancy board, they don't understand what I have been through. I feel a bit lost. I have been watching your pregnancy progress of you all for weeks now just wanting to join in. I remember Bubblymichelle when she posted on the other side and was so certain it had not worked because she was getting AF pains. Now she is about 20 weeks!!!!<br>Anyway, I have gone on too long now but I really needed to share this with someone.<br>Take care<br>Lynda B<br>10 weeks today (1 baby).
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Postby alison p » Mon Sep 08, 2003 3:26 pm

Dear Lynda - that's wonderful news!! No wonder you cried a lot! sometimes these little miracles seem to happen when you're least expecting it. Just be thankful that you didn't have to go through the stress of IVF. <br><br>No-one would begrudge you from coming over to this side after what you've been through - come on in, the more the merrier!!<br><br>As you have seen, we all have plenty of questions to ask and comments, hints, tips, funny anecdotes, etc to share. <br><br>Have you got a date for your 12 week scan yet? I bet you're looking forward to that.<br><br>Best of luck,<br><br>Alison x
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Postby suzanne » Mon Sep 08, 2003 3:26 pm

Hi Lynda,<br><br>Congratulations on your miracle! If ever there was story to inspire people it's yours.<br><br>Take care of yourself, and enjoy your pregnancy.<br><br>Suzanne.x
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Postby Zed2003 » Mon Sep 08, 2003 3:34 pm

Oh Lynda, your post nearly made me cry! What a fantastic story to share - it just goes to show that miracles do happen. A huge congratulations to you both.<br>Take care<br>Zoe x
1st IVF - Easter 2002 - neg
2nd IVF - Summer 2002 - pos, but M/C 8 wks
3rd IVF Summer 2003 - pos with beautiful baby boy
April 2006 - miracles happen - positive naturally day after receiving IVF letter to start again! Another beautiful boy
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Postby Helen G » Mon Sep 08, 2003 3:58 pm

Lynda<br><br>It is an absolute pleasure to welcome you to this side!! <br><br>It is wonderful to hear stories like yours - gives a lot of people hope! I too have severely blocked tubes (well one as one was removed by surgery) and don't for a moment think I can conceive naturally (we've been trying for c. 6 years). Maybe I'll need to be a little bit careful after the arrival of my twin boys in November after all!! :-)<br><br>I wish you a very happy and healthy pregnancy!<br><br>congratulations and welcome!<br><br>helen xx
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Postby rachel r » Mon Sep 08, 2003 5:36 pm

Dear Lynda and DH<br><br>What fab news - huge contragulations to you both and yet again proof of miracles!!!<br><br>We had an unsuccessful icsi mid-May this year. 7 weeks later I discovered i was 5 weeks pregnant - naturally! Im now 15 and a half weeks, and it still hasn't properly sunk in - probably the same for you too! In fact, even the people who have eventually had success with treatment, I guess the miracle of that never sinks in either.<br><br>For all of us to get where we are its amazing.<br><br>Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee for you both, enjoy it all, every single day, and have a little peep in Mothercare - (although the cost of equipment is bound to bring you crashing back down to earth with a bang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)<br><br>LOL<br><br>Rachel<br>x
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Postby Lizzy7 » Mon Sep 08, 2003 6:49 pm

Hi Lynda,<br><br>Welcome and HUGE congratulations to you for your pregnancy - what fantastic news for you both.<br><br>I'd been trying for years (endo) and was waiting for AF to show up to start IUI and Bingo!!! We were so shocked (but v pleased that DH didn't have to inject me!!). You enjoy every minute of your miracle - you deserve it :)<br><br>Have a fab pregnancy and i'm looking forward to hearing your news,<br>Take care, Lizzy xxx
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Postby Jo Locker » Tue Sep 09, 2003 8:21 am

Lynda, you DEFINATELY belong on this side!!! What a wonderful story - real miracles still happen. It's not many times in your life you'll get a feeling like that I'm sure!!<br><br>Just relax and enjoy - with lots of love, Jo.XXXX
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Postby KirstyC » Tue Sep 09, 2003 10:28 am

Hi Lynda,<br>Congratulations!!!!<br>You must be over the moon. Welcome to this side of the board..feels great doen't it!<br>Enjoy your long awaited 9 months!!<br>Lots of love<br>Kirsty<br>xxx<br><br>
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Postby Becky28 » Tue Sep 09, 2003 12:43 pm

Hi Lynda,<br>Just wanted to say welcome, and huge congratulations on your little miracle - you must have ben stunned (and thrilled!) I'm a bit behind you - I'm 9wks 1day. When is your 12 wk scan? Mine's 6 Oct (I'll actually be 13wks then) - can't wait to see the bambino properly!<br>Take care of yourself, Beck x
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Postby Lynda B » Tue Sep 09, 2003 9:22 pm

Thank you so much girls for all your kind words. You have made me feel really welcome.<br>I cannot believe how many sad stories have been posted recently. I really thought I would relax if I ever and once I had got pregnant but it is so not true. I worry every day that things are going to go wrong. Possibly because I still cannot beleive that I have managed to get pregnant in the first place.<br>I see the midwife a week on Monday to listen to the heartbeat. Hopefully that will give me some re-assurance.<br>Anyway, thanks again for making me feel so welcome.<br>Love to all and their bumps (big or small!)<br>Lynda B<br>XX
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Postby Susi » Wed Sep 10, 2003 10:02 am

Dear Lynda,<br><br>What a a joyful story you have !! And who said miracles don't happen ?<br>Enjoy it all.<br>Susi
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Postby Nicola6 » Fri Sep 19, 2003 9:40 am

Lynda, well done you. I've also had a minor miracle. I was waiting for our second IVF cycle and am also pregnant, now 11 weeks. Our infertility was unexplained and actually I feel a complete fraud as I had two cycles of IUI and then got pg naturally with my daughter who is now four. <br><br>Isn't it amazing, when you first discover you are, you think you must be dreaming and then don't dare hope that everything is going to be ok. <br><br>How are you feeling have you been getting lots of sickness? Isn't it wonderful! It reminds me everyday that I am actually pregnant.
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