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Postby Susi » Mon Oct 13, 2003 9:47 am

Hi,<br><br>As we did IVF DH is feeling as though it is not also his baby since he did'nt personnally get me pregnant? Has anyone else had this from their partners? Is there a site where there is a thread for men to post? <br>Shell, you had once mentioned another site, which I looked at at the time and think there was a thread for men. Could you let me know the name please ?<br><br>Thanks !<br>Susi 15 weeks today
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Postby bubblymichelle » Mon Oct 13, 2003 1:20 pm

Hi Susi<br><br>I am so sorry to hear your DH is feeling like this but a site which can be used by men and does have male members and its just such a brill site. I am registered on there as bubblyshell but please come and join us. The site is www.may-b-baby.co.uk<br>Hope to see you over there soon.<br>Love<br>Shell.<br>xx
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Postby Dawn Blake » Mon Oct 13, 2003 1:24 pm

Hello!<br><br>My hubby doesn't feel that way, but he is thinking of writing a book about it, as men can feel a bit out of it, depending on their consultants, nurses etc.<br><br>I think the FF site has a page for men, could be worth a peak (can never get on with FF myself, but loads of others prefer it to here).<br><br>Good luck in your quest!<br><br>How are you feeling by the way, sickness etc fading? Bump growing?!<br><br>D x
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Postby bubblymichelle » Mon Oct 13, 2003 1:33 pm

Yeah I do also use www.fertilityfriends.co.uk and I do like it, it does take some getting used to it and the girls are lovely. I do like may b baby as well and this but its everyone to there own.<br><br>I agree with Dawn though a man does have a different opinion to us women, but Lee doesn't feel like this and its such a shame your DH does because at the end of the day you just needed a little help getting where you are.<br><br>Love<br>Shell.<br>xx
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Postby Susi » Mon Oct 13, 2003 2:52 pm

Hi Dawn n Shell,<br><br>Thanks for the information , will have DH look at the sites and then he can take it from there.. It is a shame he feels like this, but I think men do feel removed from the pregnancy anyway but the IVF has just made it more extreme for DH.<br><br>In the meantime, I feel fine and have no sickness at all anymore. Had a panic 10 days ago since lost 3 lbs in just over a week - was convinced it was all over and now it is all back in the form of a bigger belly ! Have now got some maternity clothes and so feel better as nothing fits anymore.<br><br>Have been following the posts and it's great that everyone is doing well and more babies are here ! Cannot believe it that we are going to be so lucky and am scared at the same time - do you guys have that too ? <br><br>Well will see how DH gets on<br><br>Love 2 all<br>S<br>15 weeks today!<br>
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Postby Nikola » Mon Oct 13, 2003 4:43 pm

hi susi<br><br>my dh has just finished reading an excellent book called "You're Pregnant too mate!" by Gavin Rodgers. Its the essential guide for expectant fathers. Its bright pink with a picture of a preganant man on the front!! You can't miss it if you walk into Waterstones!<br><br>I've started reading it and its really good. It looks at everything from a male point of view and is generally a really good read. Maybe you could buy it for him as a little pg present!!<br><br>love nikola.xx
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Postby Dawn Blake » Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:26 pm

Lucky you Susi with your big bump, I am 16 weeks tomorrow and still not showing when I am clothed - would it offend if I get the train in just my underwear do you think???! Maybe not!<br><br>Where did you get your mat clothes by the way?<br><br>Nikola - thanks for the book tip, could be a stocking filler for DH, Amazon here I come!<br><br>Hope you are both feeling fab - I am still getting sicky, more so now than pre 12 weeks, hope it subsides soon.<br><br>Best wishes<br><br>Dawn
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Postby Susi » Tue Oct 14, 2003 2:35 pm

Hi Dawn <br><br>Cannot believe that you are not showing at 16 weeks. Rest assured this must be better than me as I think if I'm this big now what will I be like in 5 months time !? Could be my age as I am 39.5 or 1,896 weeks :-) Went to the supermarket today and nearly took advantage of the maternity favoured line.<br><br>Cannot help you about mat clothes as I live in Portugal . Did get a nice skirt at C&A (are they still open in the UK) though. Also H&M had some good things too. Cheap and cheerful for the most part . Too much polyester on the other!<br><br>On the brite side no sickness ..<br>Hope you show soon<br>Susi
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