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Normal to look this pregnant?

Postby jayne321 » Fri May 20, 2011 5:30 am

Need help. I'm only 5 wk 2 days pregnant and I honestly look 5 to 6 months pregnant. Numbers look like it's only one baby. I'm actually embarrassed that I look this big. Is this common after ivf?

This is no good for the wedding that I'm supposed to attend next week. Hopes my dress fits!

Thanks in advance.
Me38 DH41
M/c 21wks 12 oz DD
Jan 08 DS
IUIx3 all BFN
ClomidX2 1natural; 1IUI both BFN
IVF#1Apr 11 BFP OHSS Low hcg u/s 6w3d; blighted ovum:D&C.
IVF#2Nov BFN
IVF#3Apr 12 Failed ED cycle
IVF#4Beta30510dp5dt 62712dp5dt own eggs; 2 heartbeats
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Re: Normal to look this pregnant?

Postby blairwh58 » Fri May 20, 2011 11:32 am

jayne- I know exactly how you feel. Right after our IVF i felt huge and you could already see my stomach poking out. Turned out that I had a huge tennis ball or bigger sized cyst on one of my ovaries from the retreival. It took a few weeks to go down...but my stomach is still sticking out now because of the babies. Good luck.
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IVF #4- Fresh 5dt w/ 2 blasts & 1 pre-blast.
BFP! Beta 4/15= 667, 4/18= 2244, 4/22=15,181!!!
Triplets turned Twins- lost 1 baby @ 10 wks. 2 Baby Girls!!
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Re: Normal to look this pregnant?

Postby Happy Bunny » Fri May 20, 2011 4:29 pm

I had a huge amount of bloat early too... It's probably from the progesterone.
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Re: Normal to look this pregnant?

Postby jayne321 » Wed May 25, 2011 3:41 pm

Thanks for your message. It's nice to hear stories. I'm still not convinced it's only one even though my numbers are on the low side. I was never this big when I was pregnant with my son. My ultrasound is on Tuesday. Feels like forever! I just want to see a heartbeat and then I'll relax... whether it's one or two!

Take care and congratulations.
Me38 DH41
M/c 21wks 12 oz DD
Jan 08 DS
IUIx3 all BFN
ClomidX2 1natural; 1IUI both BFN
IVF#1Apr 11 BFP OHSS Low hcg u/s 6w3d; blighted ovum:D&C.
IVF#2Nov BFN
IVF#3Apr 12 Failed ED cycle
IVF#4Beta30510dp5dt 62712dp5dt own eggs; 2 heartbeats
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Re: Normal to look this pregnant?

Postby crissylove » Fri May 27, 2011 2:06 am

I looked 5-6 mos. right away. Turns out it was a combination of OHSS, cysts, and all the hormones left over from cycle. Yes, it is quite common in IVF pregnancies to look like that. After a few weeks the "swelling" subsided. As a matter of fact, it took a while for me to even start looking preggo again. I just looked like I had a gut once the bloating went away. Oh! Because your digestive system slows down due to progesterone it can cause you to be huge as well. Don't worry...be preggo. 8)
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DH 35
DS '94 natural
IVF#1 '06 BFN
IVF#2 '07 BFN

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