Hope that everything went wonderfully yesterday!!
Did you make it to freeze?!
Thank you! If I can ever get off bed rest I hope to be able to enjoy this pregnancy some. At this point things are still quite anxious with the hematoma. I wish I could speed up time! I am looking at 4 more weeks of bed rest and then I pray the hematoma is gone so I can go about a normal pregnancy!
I hope and pray that your mother is doing well.
Still praying for a miracle surprise for you! Yes, I have heard all the discussions and fears about chromosomal abnormalities--but look at me? I was blessed with 2 good eggs! More than I could have dreamed of! How is Max doing?
Thanks for all your words of wisdom. I am hanging in there...can you believe they are the size of "lemons" already?! My how they grow. I am pushing forward--but looking at another 4 weeks of bed rest ahead due to continued bleeding from the hematoma when I move around too much. Doctor was saying if it doesn't resolve things get even tricker as we approach viability. After all we have been through I am not going to do anything that will put these little ones at risk. Certainly not go back to work until it is resolved, and definitely no amnio (we have decided). My OB has just gotten a 3D/4D machine so we will get to see them on that in 2 weeks! Then the Level II u/s 2 weeks after that. Those should be fun and reassuring. Again, thanks for your support.
Welcome!!! I will be happy to answer any questions that you have, but I would suggest that you pop over to the IVF board and join one of the threads there--or at least do so closer to the Fall when you are going to cycle. It is really nice to cycle with a bunch of women going through the same thing. Even though a lot of the women are younger, there are some over 35's and I was active over there when I was cycling at 43! I find it very helpful to get daily reassurances, explanations and support and those threads are much more active. You can also "lurk" over there for a while or even start your own "FALL CYCLE BUDDY GROUP". I know there is an active April/May group and a Summer group. Best of luck!!! And there is also a thread in this general forum that gives you all the explanations regarding the initials and terms people use.
I didn't go abroad, but we seriously considered it! We were looking at Greece and Israel, but at the first of the year, my insurance changed and removed my cap so we were able to cycle again here in US and have it all covered. On the April/May group there are 2 women--one lives in Greece and the other is Cyprus! You could maybe get some tips from them! Who knows, maybe you are even going to her clinic?
Also, I do not have PCOS, but I did suffer from hyperstimulation and it was very miserable. The RE should be very careful and monitor you nearly daily as you are being stimulated. In my case I was 41 and they "assumed" I would respond slowly, but I didn't and they retreived 28 follies with 24 eggs my first cycle!
You need to be careful. Anyway, sorry if I am going on too much--really, feel free to PM me with any questions, and again, best of luck!! This is the absolute best site around!!
I couldn't have made it as far as I have without these strong, supportive women.
AFM: As I have said above, I am on continued modified bed rest due to the hematoma. I have 2 appts next month, one on a 3D/4D machine and my Level II u/s at the Maternal Fetal Medicine office. I am looking forward to seeing my little "lemons" and keeping them safe this entire pregnancy whatever it takes!!! Positive thoughts and prayers welcome!! I need this hematoma to go away and stop "threatening" my little ones.
BABY DUST TO YOU ALL!!
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!