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thread: Pregnancy After Long Term TTC - Oct / Nov 05

  1. #1
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    Feb 2004

    Pregnancy After Long Term TTC - Oct / Nov 05

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    Thanks ladies and congratulations...

    Forum Name:
    Ultrasound Dates:
    Gender of Baby: Boy / Girl / Surprise
    Baby Name(s) Chosen: Boy - / Girl -
    Baby's Website:
    Time TTC:
    Number of previous pgs:
    Any assistance:
    Fertility Issues:

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    Name: BumbleBea (Gabby)
    State: NSW
    Due: 29 November 2005
    Hospital: North Shore Private
    Ultrasounds: 6/40, 7/40, 12/40 and 19/40 on 5/7/05
    Gender of Baby: BOY
    Baby Name(s) Chosen: Yep, but am sworn to secrecy like Sal
    Baby's Website: see WWW link in my signature
    Time TTC: 2.5 years
    Any Assistance: IVF/ICSI (2 full stim cycles, this bubs is result of 1st FET cycle done naturally with Prog post transfer)
    Fertilitiy Issues: Nil - Undiagnosed infertility after 4 miscarriages

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    Forum Name: Tiggy
    State: NSW
    Due: 5/2/06 (but will be delivered 27/12/05)
    Hospital: John Hunter Hospital under the wonderful Andrew Bisits!
    Ultrasound Dates: 19/7/05, 27/7/05, 13/10/05 (foetal echocardiograms), 01/11/05
    Gender of Babies: BOY & GIRL
    Baby Names Chosen: Noah William & Ivy Hazel
    Baby's Website: Soon
    Time TTC: 14 months
    Number of previous pgs: 7 (4 m/c, twins 9, singleton 7, one baby who only lived for five days)
    Any assistance: Clomid, IUI, none of which worked, conceived during a clomid free break!
    Fertility Issues: Unexplained secondary infertility over the last 11 years

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    Name: Sal
    State: QLD
    Due: 19 January 06
    Hospital: No Idea! New to Brissy...
    Ultrasounds: @ 12 weeks
    Gender of Baby: BOY
    Baby Name(s) Chosen: Yep, but am sworn to secrecy
    Baby's Website:
    Time TTC: 3.5 years
    Any Assistance: Metformin only (prev clomid, plus IVF x 2)
    Fertilitiy Issues: PCOS, moderate Endo

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    Forum Name: TamB
    State: Vic
    Due: 27 January 06
    Hospital: South Eastern Private
    Ultrasound Dates: 7/6, 23/6, 21/7, 2/11
    Gender of Babies: BOY & GIRL
    Babies Names Chosen: Don't Know yet
    Baby's Website: In signature
    Time TTC: 18months
    Number of previous pgs: 1 (ectopic & M/C)
    Any assistance: Yes, IVF 2 cycles
    Fertility Issues: Lost left tube after ectopic pg, right one blocked

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    Forum Name: Felix
    State: NSW
    Due: 11th Feb 05
    Hospital: South West Private Hospital
    Ultrasound Dates: unsure?
    Gender of Baby: Surprise
    Baby Name(s) Chosen: Isabella or Mia / Luca Joseph
    Baby's Website: N/A
    Time TTC: 2 years
    Number of previous pgs: 0
    Any assistance: Naturopathy
    Fertility Issues: irregular ovulation - long cycles, post - pill problems. Never taking oral contraception again!

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    Name: JoJa
    State: Vic
    Due: 24th Feb, so my book reckons!
    Hospital: Dunno?
    U/s dates: In about 6 weeks time.
    Gender: Surprise
    Baby names: Will be a surprise
    Baby's website: Not yet
    Time TTC: 10 months
    Number of previous pgs: 3, 1-Jack and 2-biochemical
    Any assistance: ICSI IVF
    Fertility issues: DH has abnormal sperm

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    Forum Name: Cailin
    State: Vic
    Due: 4 March 2006 (roughly)
    Hospital: Frances Perry
    Ultrasound Dates: Don't know yet
    Gender of Baby: BOY
    Baby Name(s) Chosen: Seth Luc Paul
    Baby's Website: Not yet
    Time TTC: 24 mths with 3 mths off
    Number of previous pgs: 4 1 mc when young, Paris, 2 m/c's between Oct 04, Feb 05.
    Any assistance: Yes, Clomid Metformin & Astrix
    Fertility Issues: PCOS

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    Forum Name: NZGirl
    State: NZ
    Due: 6th March 2006 (My Birthday!)
    Hospital: Not sure yet
    Ultrasound Dates: 19/07 30/08
    Gender of Baby: BOY
    Baby Name(s) Chosen: Not sure yet.
    Baby's Website: At bottom of my signature
    Time TTC: 2 years
    Number of previous pgs: 0
    Any assistance: IVF - Two goes
    Fertility Issues: DH has very low sperm count

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    Forum Name: Melbo (Melissa)
    State: Victoria
    Due: 4 April 2006
    Hospital: Freemasons (Dr England)
    Ultrasound Dates: 15 August (6 week scan) 26 September 2005 (12 weeks) and 8 November 2005 (18 weeks)
    Gender of Baby: BOY
    Baby Name(s) Chosen: William
    Baby's Website: will be updated soon!
    Time TTC: Three years
    Number of previous pgs: None
    Any assistance: All credit due to Dr Hale at MIVF
    Fertility Issues: Endometriosis and otherwise unexplained infertility

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    Forum Name: Kelly W
    State: VIC
    Due: 12 April 2006
    Hospital: Anglis, FTG
    Ultrasound Dates: 7 week scan (Twins yeh!) , then 12 week on 23/8, next booked for 22/11
    Gender Of Baby: Surprise
    Babys Name Chosen:
    Baby Website: Notyet
    Time TTC: 3+ years
    Number of Previous Pgs: 0
    Any Assistance: Pregnant on 2nd IVF cycle
    Fertility Issues:

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    Forum Name: shell_l_d
    State: NSW
    Due: 14 Apr 06
    Hospital: NPH
    Ultrasound dates: 20/8, 31/8, 12/9, 4/10, 29/11
    Gender of Baby: Can't wait to find out...
    Baby Name(s) Chosen: Cameron Kenneth / Holly Maree
    Baby's Website: See "www" in signature
    Time TTC: 24 cycles (5 off)
    Number of previous pgs: 0
    Any assistance: Clomid, AIH, surgery 31/5, chiro, naturopathy, multievits
    Fertility Issues: cin2 surgery narrowing/scarring, endo, anovulation

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    Forum Name: sushee
    State: WA
    Due: 17th April 2006
    Hospital: St John of God Murdoch with Dr Chris Nichols (my wonderful IVF FS, now my obgyn!)
    Ultrasound Dates: 7 weeks 30/8, 12 weeks 6/10, 19 weeks 23/11
    Gender of Baby: Surprise
    Baby Name(s) Chosen: Boy – second name will be Charles Girl - second name will be Andrea
    Baby's Website: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/s/sushee
    Time TTC: since July 2001
    Number of previous pgs: 6, all in my early 20s, 3 children, 2 terminations, 1 m/c.
    Any assistance: IVF Blastocyst Transfer, my 8th cycle!
    Fertility Issues: blocked tubes from failed tubal ligation reversal

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    Forum Name: Babydreams (shazz)
    State: QLD
    Due: 04/05/06
    Hospital: ??????
    Ultrasound Dates: 19/09/05
    Gender of Baby: Surprise
    Baby Name(s) Chosen: Boy - / Girl - ?????
    Baby's Website: work in progress
    Number of previous pgs: 3
    Any assistance: first 2 clomid babies second 2 ivf with icsi
    Fertility Issues: vasectomy for DH and PCOS for me

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    Forum Name: Flash
    State: NSW
    Due: 18 June 2006
    Hospital: Royal Womans Hosp
    Ultrasound Dates: Had first 28/10 next ?
    Gender Of Baby: ? can't wait to find out though
    Babys Name Chosen: Boy- ? Oscar, Girl - ? Gabriella
    Baby Website: No
    Time TTC: 20 months
    Number of Previous Pgs: 1- m/c @ 10 weeks
    Any Assistance: 2 cycles of ovulation induction on puregon
    Fertility Issues: PCOS

  2. #2
    tiggy Guest

    Girls, I'm gonna be first again!

    Sushee, hope you don't have the dreaded GD. I guess it's good to get tested though with a family history like that.

    THanks girls for all your well wishes. Will post more when I know more.
    Only one more week though until I get to see Ivy and Noah on u/s again (yay).

  3. #3
    Registered User

    Feb 2005

    Tiff - sorry to hear you've been ill. You take care of yourself now.

    Sal - you poor thing, still studying. How much longer till your exams? I'm sure the only thing you really feel like doing is lying down at the moment ... preferably with an air conditioner going.

    Shazz - Good to see that everything is going well with you.

    Sush - a visit to the doc is probably not a bad idea. Hope everything is otherwise okay (but I imagine you're just itching to use that doppler).

    I wasn't sure what a doppler actually looked like but on my last visit to the obstetrician, he used a small device that looked like an electric shaver to listen to Apple's heartbeat. It was pretty cool actually.

    Hope you all have a good day and I'll chat with you all later.



  4. #4
    Sal Guest

    Mel, I have an exam on the 31st Oct, the 3rd and 11th Nov, plus a take-home exam due Nov 18th. I absolutely can't wait to finish! Then I suppose I can take some interest in baby accoutrements (I honestly have not even been inside a babyware shop yet, just browsed the Target baby section a few times, many weeks ago now). I haven't bought the bub a single thing of clothing, just cloth nappies and a hammock off the web. Am I the world's slackest mum-to-be or what?!? I think perhaps it might be because part of me still doesn't think it's real, that I will have a squirmy bub in a few months' time.

    Hey, dopplers are cool, aren't they? I've had mine for nearly three months now and they are addictive, I was using it quite a lot. Now that bub is active I am happy to wait for him to kick (OK...I admit...sometimes I poke, prod and cajole him to kick to reassure me!).

    Tiff, fingers crossed for your appt tomorrow, hope that your GD can be managed with diet alone and no jabbing of needles.

    Sush, does that mean you'll get a GD test earlier than usual?

    I rang the midwives yesterday, told them I wouldn't be getting my GD test until 30w if I wait until my next clinic, they didn't seem fussed, just told me if I was worried to see my GP who would arrange it. But when I called for an appt with my GP he was booked out until next week #-o so now I'm figuring I can wait because it will only be an extra week in that case. My last check-up was at 24w with my initial OBS visit, so I'll be going 6w without a check-up. Do you think this is bad?????

  5. #5
    Registered User

    Oct 2004
    WA y WA y A WAy

    Morning Ladies,

    hope everyone is well,

    Tiff ~ whip out those striaght jackets again 8-[ i had some spotting last night * TMI* not bright this time, old blood, still freaked me out and i haven't slept yet not sure whether i should get check out or not

    Sushee ~ hope everything is alright with you adn DH lets you use the doppler real soon ( :-$ i'm also banned but luckily DH goes to work and i get to stay home )

    Melbo ~ glad things are travelling smoothly for you

    and a big hi to everyone else

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    Feb 2004

    Sal did you get an Amby Hammock?? If it is, did you get the spring cover with it? If not I'd suggest ringing/emailing them to make sure you get it.

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    Sep 2004
    Melb - where my coolness isn't seen as wierdness

    Morning all,

    Sal, you're a champ managing with exams, no wonder you haven't dont any shopping yet! Though nappies and a hammock sound like a good start to me.

    Shazz, I'm sure a quick visit to the Dr will put your mind at ease. Spotting's scarey even when it doesn't mean anything. Good luck hunny.

    Tiff, will be waiting on news about Ivy and Noah. I love their names! I think my GD test will be around the 30 week mark too. I will find out closer to then, I guess. I had tests with all three pgs so I doubt I could talk Dr out of this one.

    Mel, I know what you mean about just wanting to lie there and do nothing. But trying to stay active as much as i can. I've had a few comments that I look like I've lost weight..well, except for the bump in the front....but as I had a lot to spare to start with, I'm not too worried. I think the extra walking and keeping active is keeping my weight manageable this time, and so far, despite eating like there's no tomorrow :eat: , I'm not bloating up like my last three pgs. In fact, looking quite smart in my work maternity clothes! lol!

    And :gossip: I used the doppler this morning! And I found the little'un's hb immediately! It was 145bpm, and I can't remember what they say about HB and sex, but figure it was just after I woke up and bub was probably as sleepy as I was and it still could go either way!

    Thanks, my sweets for the reassurance. I'm still seeing Dr on Thurs (coz of course DH doesn't know about me using the doppler!)


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    Sal Guest

    Yay Sush on the successful doppler use! So does that mean your DH will now 'allow' you to use it?!?!

    Shazz, yep I agree with Sush, any spotting should be checked out, even when there is nothing wrong. Good excuse to hear/see the bub again!

    Sarah, yes I did get an Amby hammock and they did send a spring cover

  9. #9
    Registered User

    Jan 2005
    New Zealand

    Hey Everyone

    First of all - Congrats to you Sal and your new DH, that is great news. It's funny what you say about not doing much shopping yet for bubs, I always thought as soon as I got that BFP I'd be out there buying up a storm but it hasn't been the case at all. My Mum has gone absolutely nuts of course so that makes up for it I guess!

    Shazz - Hope that spotting has stopped for you. I would call the doctor/midwife, doesn't hurt to keep them up to date.

    Tiff - Hope you're feeling better, not long to go for you now!!

    Mel - Good to hear from you and to hear everything is going well.

    Sush - Glad to hear you're good, LOL at the sneaky doppler. Whatever puts your mind at rest is worth it I say.

    Shell & Gab - How are you guys going?

    We had a long weekend here which was nice, even though I worked the Saturday. 8 hours on my feet does not make for attractive ankles at the end of the day!! Have learnt my lesson there. Otherwise the weather was wonderful and we got out on the boat waterskiing (not me of course) and I took the dog for a huge walk which I intend to keep up (!!!).

    Had my appointment with the midwife on Friday, everything is going fine. I have to have another scan at the beginning of January to see what's happening with my placenta but no point in worrying about it at the moment. So all in all I'm feeling great, getting heaps of movement which is lovely.

    Take care everyone.

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    Sep 2004
    Melb - where my coolness isn't seen as wierdness

    Heehee, I can't hide anything from DH. Told him about the doppler, and he looked relieved that bub is okay.


    Amy, good to hear everything's fine.

    Jo...where are you?

    Shazz, hoping you're off to see you Dr today.


  11. #11
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    Jan 2005
    2hrs from Sydney, NSW

    Sal, huge congrats to u, wow, wedding & bubby within a year, what can top that off... :-)
    Cool, will have to look into that cloth nappies thread (hopefully info on liners too).

    Tiff, good to see u have answers & are hangin in there. Yikes on that diet, hehe.

    Mel, great news on the movement. I'm not positive but think I started to feel something @ 15wks too, just not sure if some of it is my heart flutters (feel my heart beating lower down) or if wind or if bub, time will tell I guess.

    Shazz, spotting freaked me out bit too, on/off, then constant & worse, then it just stopped. I was surprised to hear how common spotting actually is. Hope ur's stops shortly, to give u piece of mind. Can't hurt to have another obgyn aptmt. Mine was willing to give me wkly scans to prove everything was ok, but I said no, as I've had a few already :-)

    Amy, good to c ur doin well too, bet u can't wait for that next u/sound to see bubby.

    Hope all's well on Thurs Sush. Great to c u got to use ur doppler after all... :-) P.S. the sex & hbeat thing is a myth (there's a thread somewhere in the general preg discussion where i posted this), I asked a sonographer & someone in April thread said their sis is a sonographer & she said the same. :-)

    Ooooh goody goody, so many morph scans coming up & some flavours will be revealed:
    Mel: 8/11, Sush: 23/11, Me: 29/11, Shaz: 8/12

    Started aqua-aerobics last Wed, doing it Mon & Wed now, belly feels kinda wierd, just takin it easy & drinkin lots. Have put on 5kg so far, can't believe it. Friends of ours with twin boys said they're selling all their baby stuff, not sure when though.

    Well babyrm painted + our room nearly done. Silly bugger whom owned house b4 us glued down underlay & put carpet on top, DH is sick of shoveling it up, poor bugger. He's also sooo over painting & we're only 1/2 way through. Lecko friend & DH put more lighting in back yard, extra p/points, replaced l/switches, better phone socket fitted. Still got to: paint 3.5 rooms; re-carpet; set-up baby room (& buy more stuff); re-screen back room; back yard - replace RHS fence & some timber seating, lay few pavers or concrete, lower LHS of covered area (in front of carport) & replace old plastic sheeting with shade cloth to match the RHS; front-yard - tidy up some more; pave/concrete down the RHS of the house & put a gate in (this may have to wait). Never ends does it... hehe.

  12. #12
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    Oct 2004
    WA y WA y A WAy

    Well gals,
    thanks for your thoughts

    i took myself off to the doc's this afternoon and again she was lovely because i have had a headache for 2 days now she did my BP straight away and checked for odema which thankfully wasn't at all bad 135/83 ... and i have been having these horrendous pains all day today which when they started i thought they might be stretching pains but they became very very painful and had me in tears for hours before getting in to the doc she had a poke around and and has assured me that it is ligaments stretching and possibly why the spotting occured she then got out the trusty doppler after telling me that she may not be able to find the HB about 4 times but after about 30 seconds she found the HB and it was beating at 156bpm she then told me that it was beating too fast and when i asked is that a bad thing she said possibly the baby could be in distress ???? WT... how much more worry can a girl handle 8-[ she said that if i wanted too i could come in everyday to check out everything untill the bleeding stops but she definately wants to see me in 2 days so thursday i'm back in getting prodded at and hopefully she will be able to find the HB as easy again here just hoping everything settles down soon .

    thanks for listening to my ramblings

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    Jan 2005
    2hrs from Sydney, NSW

    Shazz, was that the GP/midwife/obgyn? 156bpm too high? I thought it was normal for a hbeat to be between 130 & 170. Hope u get more answers soon.

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    Sep 2004
    Melb - where my coolness isn't seen as wierdness

    Hi Shazz,

    My obgyn has also told me that anything between 130-170bpm is pretty normal. He looks for a hb of around 150bpm, which yours is very close to. Also I understand that the bub's hb will vary according to your moods as well, eg if you're relaxed, stressed, excited. And your bp too is affected by how much you're worrying. In this case, the pain and the spotting probably got to a point where it started to drive your bp up, and therefore bub's neart rate as well!

    Might be worth you having a bit of a rest today and trying not to worry too much - which I know is not easy. I hope the spotting stops soon.


  15. #15
    tiggy Guest


    In midwifery terms, we say if the heart rate is between 110 - 160 all is fine. Just remember that bubs is just like you and me. When he is active his hb will accelerate (can go up to 180 bpm without worry, so long as it is variable - that is it goes up and down and doesn't stay on the same rate for a long time) and when he is sleeping (which they do in 20 minute cycles for up to forty minutes), his heart rate declines. 156bpm is perfect for an active baby.

    Also, the younger the baby the faster the hb. This is because the nervous system is immature and the heart fires off alot faster in the first 28 weeks than after, when the baby is alot more mature all around.

    Hugs girl, your gp is kind to offer to have you in everyday but she needs to have her info right so that you are not a ball of stress by the end of it all.

  16. #16
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    Oct 2004
    WA y WA y A WAy

    I don't know what i would do with out you girls thank you so very much
    i am very happy to report that the spotting has stopped and i am feeling heaps better today i have not done to much at all today except eat it feels like ... 8-[ i still have these pains every so often and i think i will have to agree that it is feeling like someone tugging on my muscles so the stretching theory probably has some merit ( note to self - relax relax relax )

  17. #17
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    Apr 2004
    Sydney, NSW

    Hi Girls,

    Still here - don't worry...

    Just feeling a bit stressed - just more work stuff - trying to sort out hospital allocation for next year, childcare etc, and feeling down in the dumps about it all, so have not been posting because don't want to get anyone down. Needless to say that the college of surgeons is a very male club, and my female issues like motherhood is of no concern to them, and I don't know how to sort it all so I can have my cake and eat it too!

    All is well otherwise, bubs is an active little thing, I am trying to finish his room, and I am not sure he is enjoying me being hunched over painting, so he kicks until I get up to have a break, cheeky little thing! Will post more piccies as I finish more fishies!!

    I briefly glanced at the last couple of pages and someone wrote about their babies HR being 156 and being told it is too fast.... - simply not true I have to say. That HR is great!! Babies are generally distressed only when their HR drops low, like below 90 or so, that is when drs worry in general (at least that is my understanding...). My babies HR is constantly above 150 - more like 170 and my dr is very happy with that!

    Sal - do I understand that you got married?? Congratulations! Well done!

    Sush - congrats on finding the HB on the doppler all on your own!

    To everyone else, sorry about the lack of personals, I will write more soon!

    Love and belly rubs to all of you!

  18. #18
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    May 2004

    I'm here I'm here!!

    Shazz- I also don't understand why your ob said that about the hb????? Do not worry about it at all, your baby is NOT distressed.

    No more personals, I am having a major kitten crisis here, at least it is taking my mind of other things.

    On of the ruddy kittens has ringworm (why am I having so miuch trouble with cats lately??) my vet is refusing to prescribe oral treatment as it *can* compromise their immune system, however there is a new drug out that is safe and the vet I spoke to about it is just refusing to discuss it, just keeps bleating on about the side effects of the old drug. it is like a brick wall. This new drug can clear it up in a few weeks as opposed to the old way of treating it, it can take up to 3 months plus to clear! To top it all off, I am gettinga lot of advice which is sounding really good but I don't know which way to turn so here is a ??? for our resident doctor!!

    Gab - Do I really have to bleach everything in sight? Or will just bleaching hard surfaces and vaccuming every day keep the spores away? What is a Drs point of view?

    Sush - Woohoo on finding the hb, you clever clever chook \/

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