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thread: Pregnancy After Long Term TTC - September 2005 #2

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    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004

    Pregnancy After Long Term TTC - September 2005 #2

    If you'd like to be added to the list below, please leave your crucial details and I'll add them
    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 Progesterone post transfer)
    Fertilitiy Issues: Nil - Undiagnosed infertility after 4 miscarriages

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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
    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: Tiggy
    State: NSW
    Due: 5/2/06 but will be born at 34 weeks so Christmas Day !?
    Hospital: John Hunter Hospital under the wonderful Andrew Bisits!
    Ultrasound Dates: 19/7/05, 27/7/05, 15/10/05 (foetal echocardiograms).
    Gender of Babies: BOY & GIRL
    Baby Names Chosen: Boy - / Girl -
    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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    Forum Name: Felix
    State: NSW
    Due: 11th Feb 05
    Hospital: South West Private Hospital
    Ultrasound Dates: unsure?
    Gender of Baby: Boy / Girl / Surprise 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: Will be a 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: We plan on finding out!
    Baby Name(s) Chosen: Boy - / Girl - 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)
    Gender of Baby: No way I can know for sure but suspect Apple is a boy.
    Baby Name(s) Chosen: Have actually bought a book to help me decide.
    Baby's Website: see link in signature
    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: shell_l_d
    State: NSW
    Due: 14 Apr 06
    Hospital: NPH
    Ultrasound Dates: 20/8, 31/8, 4/10
    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
    Gender of Baby: Surprise
    Baby Name(s) Chosen: Boy – undecided / Girl - undecided
    Baby's Website: tba
    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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    tiggy Guest

    Just want to be first!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005

    Keep healthy & happy girls, it'll all be worth it soon.
    Focus on the positives & remember You Deserve This.

    Take care

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    tiggy Guest

    My website has got some more piccies, if you want to look

    Sarah, can you put my next scan down as 15/10/05 (foetal echocardiograms). Thanks.

    Tam, you are so right, sometimes it's hard but well worth the journey!

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jan 2005
    2hrs from Sydney, NSW

    Awesome Tiff, gotta love that technology (3D scans).

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2005
    New Zealand

    Hey Girls!!

    Have been out of town for a couple of days so MIA, but I'm back! So much to catch up on so hope I don't miss anyone.

    Gab - Hope you're well, not long till D Day!!

    Sal - Eek on the terrorising, you definitely don't need that at the moment. I'm hearing you on the BB's too - I'm very pornstar at the moment!!

    TamB - Hope you're taking care of yourself!

    Tigg - WOW! Awesome news and photos - those scans are amazing!

    Jo - So sorry sweet to hear you're down. I missed you when you weren't around! Take care hon.

    Mel - Hope you're feeling better too. PS - LOVE the pg belly!

    Shell - You have a great attitude towards the spotting, hope it stops well and truly for good!

    Sush - Can't wait to see your av belly! Beautiful pic of your kids too - they must be so excited about the baby.

    Shazz - Am sure those test results will come back fine and hope you're feeling better.

    Cai - Will catch up with you in March thread.

    Well I really hope I haven't missed anyone - so sorry of I have. As for me I am good - made our first big purchase while away. We bought the Phil and Teds e3 pram, it came with a free cocoon and we bought the matching capsule as well which fits on the pram. It is racy red and very flash - just need tp work out how to use it!! We were tossing up between that and the Valco Deluxe but went with the P&T's in the end (it is NZ made and Valco is Aus!!). It was quite scary I have to say!!

    Well take care everyone and talk soon.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2005

    Hi All, just popping in from the April thread to say hi. Man you guys can talk!!!

    Amy - just wanted to say good choice with the Phil & Ted pram. My sister bought one for her bubs and its brilliant!!! She lives in the US so I only got to use it for a short time while I was there, but I WANT ONE!!! Sounds like you've got the same colour as her as well...

    Anyway, just thought I'd congratulate you on a great choice....Hope everyone is sailing nicely through their pregnancys and there's not too much m/s in this forum!!

    Have a great day


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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2005
    New Zealand

    Thanks Bel - Who would have thought it would be such a huge decision, but each pram has it's pros and cons which makes it even harder!

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber
    Add sushee on Facebook

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


    Yay on getting a pram! How exciting to get your first big purchase! I've been told that I'm not going to be the one shopping for prams - DH and my two DSes are going out and getting me one when I'm 6 months on. I'm just hoping it doesn't look like some hotted up car!

    I'm happy to let them enjoy the shopping and be the one who stays in bed and gets pampered. I can live with that!

    I realised this morning that my ticker wasn't ticking! Have tinkered with it now and am hoping it's working again, but won't know until tomorrow. #-o

    BTW Amy, my husband's originally also from NZ, so I bet he'll be looking for an NZ made pram too!


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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2005
    New Zealand

    Yeah Sush - you'll get a pram with full suspension, mag wheels and flames painted on the side!! Can just see it now..

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber
    Add sushee on Facebook

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

    that's just what I'm worried about!


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    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2004
    WA y WA y A WAy

    yay Amy i can't wait to shop for these sort of things \/ i need to start from scratch again as i gave away all my baby gear years ago

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    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2004
    WA y WA y A WAy

    Went and had my ECG done today doc said i had a few little hickups but nothing to much to worry about 8-[ All my Bloodtests came back

    cholesterol = high
    sodium = low
    liver function = concerning follow up tests to come but then apparently going under General anesthetics can cause this .. 8-[

    Hcg = 45000 @ 7 weeks she assured me this was fine hey the way i see it it is still going up not down this black duck is happy

    so my 8 week scan on monday i am really looking foward to speaking with the IVF doctor face to face i have a list of questions as long as my arm cause if i go public i have to wait 9 more weeks to see a doctor again so now we are weighing up the costs of going private over public oh what joy !!

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004

    Tiff - Your scan pics are great! They are very clear as well, I must admit that sometimes I have to really really look, didn't have to with yours

    Amy - Yay on the first purchase! I have also looked at the P&T double pram, I'm glad it comes in other colors because the one I saw was a kakky brown color, so I didn't take too much notice at the time.

    I'm debating with myself on doing half disposables half cloth nappies atm. Do you guys think I'm mad? I worked it out that to buy disposables it would cost around $60 - $80 a week just on nappies. I had a talk to a girlfriend who uses cloth and her daughter is still in them at 2.5. And she reckons there is nothing to it. She just does the old fashioned way with the flannelette and terry squares and uses nappy liners. I'm not sure if i want to spend the money on the new fangled fitted cloth nappies about, and certainly don't want to buy them second hand.

    Mad? hmmmmm probably

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2005
    New Zealand

    Jo I saw the P&T's twin pram - it is very cool. One side can lay flat while the other still stays up which I thought was cool, that one was grey but think it comes in blue and red too??? It was very funky looking and they tend to be slightly narrower than others so they fit through doorways easier. Jo I don't think you're mad for considering half disp half cloth naps - all the power to you!! Personally I don't think it's too hard to put an extra load of washing on (says she of no children yet!!) and if you're willing to give it a go I think that's great.

    Shazz - Yay on tests, HCG is awesome.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2004

    Have been unable to get on for a while which - as you can imagine - has been very distressing! 8-[

    Am so very very pleased to hear that Tiff is also expecting a perfect little pigeon pair! How adorable!

    And ladies, might I add, these preggy bellied avatars in here are looking just gorgeous and Im so damn happy to see you all in your healthy glow (albeit cartoon form!)

    Miss you all, and will be hopefully able to get on again soon...... (internet gods permitting!)

    In the meantime, y'all take care now, ya hear!

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004

    Shazz - Sorry i forgot to woohoo you on your great results from the tests. It must be a little ease on the mind now.

    Keen - Always good to see you.

    Amy - I think that the adventure buggy thing I have been looking at is made by the same people as the P&T one???? I had another look on their website and they are pretty pricey, you have to buy all the gadgets seperate like raincovers etc... the one I saw was for about $1000, i think I should have picked it up there and then......it was a bit of a bargain!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2004
    WA y WA y A WAy

    thanks Jo ~ it helps to knows things are going along the way they should still i am a little anxious about the scan on monday but after the bout Of MS this morning it made me feel a whole lot better about the SX thing i am just soo irrational ATM hope i get to enjoy some of this PG ,
    so how are things going with you ?

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