2nd trimester bump buddies

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longbaygirl
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2nd trimester bump buddies

Post by longbaygirl » Fri May 27, 2005 9:52 am

I'm 13 weeks today!

Anyone joining me on the second tri?

Joy
Joy

1 son aged 9, 1 daughter born still at 37 weeks.

4 failed Clomid/IUI's, 1 failed IVF. IVF 2 + pregnant with twins!

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Post by Alette » Fri May 27, 2005 10:33 am

I join you!

I am 14 weeks and 2 days now!

appointment with midwife is monday!
after lots of IUI, 4 FETs and 5 IVF's
a babyboy!

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Post by longbaygirl » Fri May 27, 2005 10:40 am

Hi Allette,

Good to see you on this thread.

Do you know what the midwife will do on Monday? Is it a rountine appointment? Do you get to see the same midwife?

I remember with my daughter we did not get to see the same midwife twice in the whole 9 months - a real dissapointment, but a standard experience in London I think.

Joy
Joy

1 son aged 9, 1 daughter born still at 37 weeks.

4 failed Clomid/IUI's, 1 failed IVF. IVF 2 + pregnant with twins!

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Post by Alette » Fri May 27, 2005 11:20 am

I will have the same midwife as last week (I had a little bleeding and I got an extra scan).

This will be my first (official) appointment (so check in, I guess, familyhistory, illnesses etc).

The practice I choose only has 2 midwifes, so there will be not a lot of changing...

I live in a very little place, only about 400 habitants, and I could choose, going to a bigger place (with 1 practice) but they did not do appointments on Monday (and Monday is my day off) or Apeldoorn (Holland), a much bigger place where are 4 practices.
I made the choice for Apeldoorn and I wanted a practice who: accepted appointments on Monday, had a midwife over 40 and has an own scandevice....
they seem very sweet and professional...
I wait and see...

hope I get an extra scan, for this oldfashioned hearingdevice makes me very nervous!

Are you under control of the hospital?

We are in the 2nd trimester Jude!!
after lots of IUI, 4 FETs and 5 IVF's
a babyboy!

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Post by longbaygirl » Fri May 27, 2005 12:14 pm

Hi Allette,

Yes I am having full hospital care. My GP is not providing anything other than reassurance!

Has anyone bought a doppler?

I've been told i won't have another scan till I'm 20 weeks - I'm 13 weeks today - sounds like a long gap? Or is this standard for twins too?

Joy
Joy

1 son aged 9, 1 daughter born still at 37 weeks.

4 failed Clomid/IUI's, 1 failed IVF. IVF 2 + pregnant with twins!

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Post by Alette » Fri May 27, 2005 12:42 pm

I do not want a doppler!

You can rent them (in Holland I do not know about GB) for 39 euro per month.

But I do not want them.
For sure I will not be able to find a heartbeat and then I am going to worry....

You get a scan after 7 weeks?
In between nothing?
I get appointments now every 4 weeks.
But this is with a midwife.....

Maybe you can ask for midwifeservice as well?
(beside the hospitalappointments?)

my friend who is pregnant with twins gets scans every 4 weeks.
(but she is doing a special program, provided by the university, it is a test for 2 years).
after lots of IUI, 4 FETs and 5 IVF's
a babyboy!

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Post by JudeM » Fri May 27, 2005 12:45 pm

Alette

I'm only 11 weeks today so I can't join you for another couple of weeks.

Jude

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Post by Alette » Fri May 27, 2005 12:57 pm

you are more than welcome here Jude!
after lots of IUI, 4 FETs and 5 IVF's
a babyboy!

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Post by JudeM » Fri May 27, 2005 1:17 pm

Thanks Alette

Might sneak in early after my scan on 7th June, & I'll be following the thread to get advice/hints/warnings of what's to come.

Jude

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Post by longbaygirl » Fri May 27, 2005 2:03 pm

I quite fancy a doppler - but they are quite pricey. They seem to go for about £100 on e-bay, but I think it would be fun, even if a bit extravagent.

Not sure if it would give me any extra reassurance - afterall, if anything really has gone wrong and you can't find a heartbeat it is too late for the hospital to do anything.....................And with twins i bet I could always get one heartbeat but not the other, or would not be sure if I was listening to the same one twice!

Hello Jude.

Joy
Joy

1 son aged 9, 1 daughter born still at 37 weeks.

4 failed Clomid/IUI's, 1 failed IVF. IVF 2 + pregnant with twins!

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Post by Alette » Sat May 28, 2005 11:33 am

my friend will give me a old fashiod tooter? (is this the correct word? a kind of hearing device, you just put on your stomach and your husband can hear the heartbeat, but only in the 3rd. trimester I believe).

she said, it reassured her when she did not feel the baby move....
after lots of IUI, 4 FETs and 5 IVF's
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Post by caroline m » Mon May 30, 2005 5:53 am

Joy, are your twins identical?

If they are please insist you are given a scan before 20 weeks. I don't want to be a scaremonger or anything but I have just lived through the horror of twin to twin transfusion syndrome. We had scans at 12 & 14 weeks and all fine but at 16weeks it was discovered we had severe TTTS, if we had waited til 20 weeks the babies would have been dead.

I know our case was fast & unusually severe but that is how TTTS can be, so I certainly don't mean to scare you but please just ensure IF YOUR TWINS ARE ID you get another scan.

As you are in London if you can't get the NHS to do it go to the Fetal medicine clinic in Harley Street - run by the incredible Prof Nicholaides ( the guy who invented the Nuchal Fold test & a world expert on TTTS) where a scan only costs about £130 ( nothing compared to IVF costs!) & they really know what they are talking about.

regards

Caroline
Me - 36
DH - 36
TTC - 3 years
1st ISCI - Jan/Feb 2005 - BFP 19Feb, can't believe it!!
It is twins - amazing!!!! Due on my birthday- 28 October! No, unbelievably discovered at 12 weeks Nuchal Scan that it is actually Triplets!!

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Post by longbaygirl » Mon May 30, 2005 6:53 am

Hi Caroline - no my twins are not identical, so no worries about TTS. Glad things worked out for you.

Take care

Joy
Joy

1 son aged 9, 1 daughter born still at 37 weeks.

4 failed Clomid/IUI's, 1 failed IVF. IVF 2 + pregnant with twins!

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Post by Mil » Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:33 pm

Hello ladies! I am still in my 1st trimester but I wanted to know when everyone started to show? I am still quite bloated from the IVF stuff so my clothes are already a little tight and I am only 7w. Just wanted to see what all you ladies have gone through. How much weight have you gained, etc. I have a trip planned to Canada in August and I will be 16w. Just wondering how big I will be.... :)

Thanks for you help!
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Post by longbaygirl » Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:01 pm

Hi Mil,

With twins I was told I needed to put on a pound a week, till 24 weeks, then a pound and a half a week. Have probably put on a bit more than a pound a week so far.

I was in maternity clothes and showing by 10/11 weeks.

Good luck

Joy
Joy

1 son aged 9, 1 daughter born still at 37 weeks.

4 failed Clomid/IUI's, 1 failed IVF. IVF 2 + pregnant with twins!

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