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Postby caz » Mon Jun 30, 2003 7:13 pm

Any tips for the 2 WW <br><br>Did you take time off work<br>Did you exercise or do nothing<br>Any pills/ drinks/ supplements?<br><br>What what what?! Any tips?<br><br>Also did you have any symptoms of being pg before you tested?<br><br>Am mad already and only on day1 of 2 ww. Think I might try to get out a bit more tomorrow!!<br><br>Cheers<br>Cazx
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Postby TJ » Mon Jun 30, 2003 8:28 pm

I havent started my next cycle yet (July/August) and already I want to know the answers to those questions too, so thanks Caz, its such a nice feeling when everyone seems to have the same thoughts are you.<br><br>TJ x
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Postby trish » Tue Jul 01, 2003 3:14 am

never worked not even a dish just lay around and read magzines and ate a lot of fiber stay away from caffine no baths due to the progesterone oil water is no good for the meds i was on my knees 5 times a day praying for a child drink alot of water. for the frist 3 days did not even walk layed flat.im in califroina in the united states my transfer was on june 19 blood test 26 and then another on the 28 and they called with the news go back on the 9th of july for another.lots of signs consipation on frouth day cramping like . cramps bigger boobs and real sore to be only 10 days pregeant i look like 6 months i think my body gettin ready to hold twins oh ya really tired during the day and craving dounuts in the moring then 10 mins later wanting a chili dog lots of juices but remer we are all differnt some feel nothing and are pregant good luck to you love trish
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Postby bubblymichelle » Tue Jul 01, 2003 5:29 am

Hi There<br><br>Just to let you know I had ET and then for 4 days I didn't really do a thing. I didn't lie in bed all day but I just rested. I didn't pick anything heavy up and I made sure I drank 2 litres of water per day.<br><br>I was advised by my clinic that I couldn't have a bath and I couldn't go swimming so make sure you take these on board.<br><br>If your not already I would also start to take folic acid.<br><br>It worked for me and I am now 11 weeks and 2 days pregnant.<br><br>Love<br><br>Shell.<br>xx
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Postby caz » Tue Jul 01, 2003 8:23 am

Thanks guys - anymore tips greatly appreciated.<br>Didnt know about the baths, luckily havent had one yet (dont worry have had a shower or 2!!)<br><br>Catch you later<br><br>Cazx
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Postby SallyP » Tue Jul 01, 2003 8:43 am

Hi Caz,<br><br>Took 100mg aspirin every day<br>2 litres water per day<br>Avoided spicy foods (advice of chinese acupuncture lady)<br>Positive affirmations like: I now choose to be pregnant, I now choose to have a baby, My embryos implant into my womb (witchy I know, but what you put out to the Universe you get back)<br>Planted a pink fuschia in the west of the garden (children area)<br>Put laughing Buddha, flowers, crystals in the west of my living room (advice of Feng Shui consultant friend)<br>No baths, swimming, sex<br>Stayed flat in bed for day of ET and the next day, then went back to work.<br><br>Worked for me - am 8 weeks 4 days.<br>Best of luck, love Sally xxx
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Postby Sarah30 » Tue Jul 01, 2003 8:46 am

Hi Caz, TJ and other 2WW'ers<br><br>I'm currently 14 weeks with twins - yippeeeeeeeee!!!!<br><br>During my 2WW I was advised to carry on as normal (within reason, no heavy lifting or overdoing it, no baths or jigging around). and I pretty much did, went back to work after 2 days resting (felt I ought to let them settle for 2 days), carried on with the housework and everything else that helped to pass the time. I didn't have any symptoms during the 2WW no sore boobs, no cramps no nothing (different than previous 2WW's where I'd had cramps and sore boobs etc, but they each time is different) and here I am.<br><br>My clinic told me that it doesn't matter what you do whether you take 2 weeks off work to rest, work every day or whatever, if it's going to work, it will work regardless.<br><br>I did start taking Pregnacare multi vits a week before FET but doubt that had anything to do with it. It just reassured me that all the right things were in my body if there were any babies in there.<br><br>Just go with the flow girls and do what you feel like doing (without going mad that is) and if it was meant to be, it will be.<br><br>Easy to say for me now that I'm pregnant I know! I was a right nervous wreck during the 2WW and the first 12 weeks in fact! Am starting to chill a bit now though and enjoy things a bit more.<br><br>Good luck to you allllllllllll<br><br>Love Sarah x
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Postby Tracey S » Tue Jul 01, 2003 9:50 am

WEll had FET and carried on pretty much as normal - no baths, sex or swimming and no heavy lifting - except the le creuset dish full of casserole!<br>Ate curries and spicy things (sally!) - went back to work after 4 days - did the shopping and carried loads of food from the market - did some gardening - and planted up loads of baskets and pots!<br>On aspirin and the pessaries and multi vits - pronatal and vit e and zinc and c.<br>Drank my water - loads of and thought positive - nothing until day 10 and had af type pains and then day 12 two spots of blood.<br>Am now 10 weeks and counting the time until my "safer period"<br>Good luck<br>Love<br>Tracey<br>xxxx
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Postby Anonymous » Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:34 am

Thank you Caz for your thread...It's funny, isn't it? how all of us feel the same.. I have just had a negative result after my first attempt at ICSI.... I will not be starting again until about September time but I have already printed this thread and I will keep it safe for reference until September.<br><br>It feels so strange to be writing in this side. Thank you to all of you mummies to be for sharing your tips with us... I did not know about the baths.. I had one every single day during my 2ww.. In the mornings when I put my pessarie, I could feel it coming down, at night it wasn't so bad because I was in bed. I also did not know about the water...why is that good? I know that drinking water is generally good for you, but what further advantages does it have during the 2ww?. Also aspirins... how do they help? I am on folic acid now and I am trying to take it religiously every day.. Tracey, can you recommend any multi vits? or do I just buy vit e / c and zinc. Thanks to Sarah's tip I will also take pregnacare before ET.. I know that nobody can assure us that it will work.. but I will do anything for peace of mind. <br><br>Last time, I was assured by the doctors that as long as I took it easy there was nothing I could do to make them implant.. they said I could lead my life as normal... so stupidly I did... I of course did not exercised or did anything bad.. but I did go shopping for 2 hours after the implants - I had not found this site at that stage so I had nobody to compare notes with..... I felt so so well and I was so positive. <br><br>I am trying not to get paranoid about next time.. but I have already decided that as I have the ET at the Bridge Centre in London and I leave near Gatwick airport..I will stay overnight in London.. after my next ET I will not move from the Doctor's chair for at least one hour..and then I will go by cab to the hotel.. and do nothing but lie on the bed and order room service . certainly no baths for me.. It's so difficult not to become IVF mad.... I am so hard trying to keep a balance.<br><br>Caz..I am sending you all my positives.. keep us posted with your news.. I will keep my fingers crossed for you... and thanks again for such a useful thread.. PMA all the way.<br>Love <br>Ursula<br>xx<br><br>
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Postby caroline » Tue Jul 01, 2003 12:19 pm

Hi<br><br>I'm still very new to this side (4 and half weeks preg)but wanted to add that I still had baths during the 2ww, but made sure they weren't too hot.<br><br>I was never told to avoid them (and I hate showers).<br><br>Also, this was my 4th time and I have tried loads of different things during the last 3 and it didn't make any difference.<br><br>The only notable thing different this time was that I took a whole week off work. ET was on a Saturday and I stayed at home the following week. I didn't really do anything until the Thursday when I did some gentle gardening.<br><br>I also took folic acid (but I've been taking that for about 2 years) but didn't take anything else special.<br><br>I think the problem is that success is such a lottery. You will find that some people do certian things and other people do the opposite. Just do what you feel comfortable with.<br><br>Good luck<br>love Caroline
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Postby SallyP » Tue Jul 01, 2003 2:57 pm

Reading through the threads, it seems that you've just got to do what feels right for you, and that there's no definite answer, although that's very annoyingI know! My first attempt - I didn't take aspirin, had baths, drank 1 litre milk and 2 litres water per day and stayed in bed for a week after et. It failed. This time, I did loads of positive affirmations, acupuncture, took aspirin from day 1 of injections until hpt (Urs - apparently it increases blood flow to the uterus), went back to work 2 days after et, had an extra amp of Menogon on injections, drank 2 litres water but had no baths and tried to be more relaxed as I'd gone through it before, DH also stopped smoking and drinking and took Vit C, Selenium ACE, Zinc and Magnesium. And this time it worked. So you just don't know. My consultant said that a lot of it is to do with sperm quality on the day and egg quality through the cycle - and nature at the end of the day - so I think that you can become a bit bogged down with what to do and what not to do - after all, if there was one thing then clinics would have a definite protocol of do's and dont's. It's very easy to think 'oh I did this so it didn't work', but at the end of the day it's up to that fickle mistress - Nature! Ursula - my clinic made me get up and leave after 5 minutes, so I lay down on the back seat of the car all the way home then went to bed!<br><br>Wishing you lots of love and luck for positive results,<br>love Sally xx
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Postby caz » Tue Jul 01, 2003 4:24 pm

thanks again so much guys. Keep those thoughts coming!!!!<br>Positive affirmations - havent tried that - will do tho!<br><br>Have slightly achey feeling around my ovaries - I guess this is just because they've been proded around so much!<br><br>Just trying to keep relaxed - but of course am not and feel a bit more neg today. Dunno why. Hormones/ drugs I guess! <br>Would really LOVE a glass of wine right now! I know I know - that def off for a bit!!<br><br>Urs - good luck with next cycle. Will be thinkin of you<br><br>Cazx
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Postby KirstyC » Tue Jul 01, 2003 8:07 pm

Hi,<br><br>Just to underline what others have said. I took the whole 2ww off work and did nothing at all!! (spent most of my time on this website in fact!) I had no baths, drank tons of water, took folic acid, I was also put on asprin tablets , heparin injections and another tablet which i forget the name of (I think is began with an R? sorry!) Plus pessaries of course.<br>I am now 21 weeks and 4 days pg!!<br>Best of luck with it all,<br>lots of love<br>Kirsty<br>xxx<br>
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Postby maggie » Tue Jul 01, 2003 9:05 pm

Hi Caz,<br><br>I took the 2ww off work but that was for my own piece of mind. I would suggest that you do what you think is best and whatever the outcome you did what you thought was best for you. My job can get quite stressful so I didn't want to have something to blame it on if it failed, that way, I knew that I did everything in my power to try to get a positive result.<br><br>I also took 75mg asprin daily, drank 1 litre of milk daily, took my pregnancy multi vitimins and drank about 3 litres of water a day too. <br><br>Best of luck.<br><br>Maggie.<br><br><br>
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Postby Mags529 » Wed Jul 02, 2003 12:29 pm

Hi Caz<br><br>I got my gp to sign me off for 2ww, I took pg mulit vitimin, and had luke warm baths, rather then hot, I had also given up smoking 3 months before. I did have a few sips of wine, but did spend most of the 2ww laying on the sofa with books and mags watching trashing telly.<br><br><br>Good Luck<br><br>Mags<br>22 weeks - Twins
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