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thread: Pregnancy After Long Term TTC - September 2005

  1. #1
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    Feb 2004

    Pregnancy After Long Term TTC - September 2005

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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 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
    Gender of Baby: Boy / Girl / Surprise Don't know yet TWINS
    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 / 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: Jo
    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

  2. #2
    Registered User

    Jan 2005
    2hrs from Sydney, NSW

    Wow, I'm gone for 10 days & look what happens, awesome.

    Sal, fantastic on finding out ur having a boy.

    Sushee, great to have ur first scan done isn't it, its just awesome, it certainly brought a tear to my eye, especially after they couldn't find a fetus thru my bladder, but then did an internal usound & there was the little fetus & got to see & hear the hbeat, thats when I shed a few tears.

    Blue & Babydreams, awesome news, congrats, glad u r here.

    Carrie, wow, how scary & exciting at the same time, you'll have to change ur ticker now, when u get time that is. :-) My girlfriend was induced @ 35wks & bub was 3pnd, she's small for her age, but only spent about 2 wks in NICU (they thought she'd be there 5wks), she's just fine. Wow, bet u can't wait til u can bring her home.

    Amy, glad to hear your scan went well. LMAO, you crack me up. Yikes bout the runs, I've got the opposite. I thought roids were from straining too hard, which would be more likely from being clogged up.

    Tiff, I know exactly how u feel, I felt the same way. Don't feel that way though, you earned it. :-)

    Jo, awesome on feeling some movement in there.

    Blue, hang in there, it is a very scary experience, my girlfriend had brown spotting & cramps for 1/2 a day between 5-6wks & I did for 1 day (www, milestones) but cramps lasted bit longer (started light), but all is well. It doesn't make it any less scary though, the sonographer said it is around the time the placenta is digging in even further. The tests helped put my mind at ease & the hospital said not to feel silly for over-reacting as I did the right thing by coming in to get checked. They did the scan the next day & got HCG 26,054 (6wks), unfortunately though, the lady in the ward next to me wasnt as lucky. But I am told that many women experience spotting in pregnancy. As for EDD, my GP & my Gyn (2nd u/s) said 14/4 = 38wks from conception (ovul & insem), but hospital u/s showed 16/4 = 40wks from LMP, well I'm gonna stick with 14/4.

    Hayseed, wow, has it been 8 wks already, gees time flies.

    NZ was great, but cold. Got to ski for almost 2 days, instructor said I had good balance & thought I must have ski'd b4 (maybe from 8yrs of ballet previously, having to balance & point shoes, rubbed it into DH, hehehe), so was stoked with that. Hanmer Springs & Queenstown would have to be my faves. The Fox Glacier scenic helicopter & glacier landing would have to be the highlight of the trip though, just spectacular. Well, we over indulged the whole time we were away & now I'm paying for it, I've put on 3kg's, I'd like to think it's bubby, but nope not that much. So back to the healthy diet again, will have to start doing some exercise.

    My girlfriend had a baby boy Sat 27Aug, 7pnd 7 I think, 5hr labour, to get all the goss shortly. Was supposed to be visiting her this arvo, but caught a cold whilst I was away, so waiting for it to vacate quickly, so I can go visit. 2nd scan went well today, was only an external scan this time at the IVF clinic, just a little blob, didn't even get to hear the hbeat, they just measured it, quite different to the way the 'sonographer' @ JHH did. Got pickies on CD this time.

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    Blue Sky Guest

    Glad to hear you had a great time on your holiday Shell! I remember reading your posts (lurker) before you left.

    Mel - how did your appointment with your OB go?

    Quick update - my BT level from the test today was 906. The GP and the IVF nurses believe this is good and that there's nothing to worry about... but yet.. they keep saying my levels have doubled - which from test to test they have doubled but I thought they were meant to double every day? Oh well, I should trust that they know best. Could it just mean that little bean is a slow starter? Sorry for the constant questions!!


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    Registered User

    Jan 2005
    2hrs from Sydney, NSW

    Hey Blue, I was told that they generally double every 2-3 days, not daily, even though mine did, but there is only 1 bubba in there, everyone's different... :-)

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    Registered User

    May 2004

    Blue - Try not to worry about the spotting. Yep easier said than done! Brown spotting is better than bright red, although mine was red and nothing cam of it. To date everything is fine. Your HCG levels sound great.

    Tam - My belly is somewhere between your 13 wk and 18 wk one. I must take a pic over the w/end and update the site. I am nearly in maternity clothes, they say you show much sooner the second time.

    Shell - Sounds like a great holiday. Did you have a nice relaxing break?

    Sal - Yikes 20 weeks soon......it scares me, because time just goes so quickly, it feels like only yesterday that you got a BFP.

    Sush - Hope you are ok there.

    Amy - Hope the midwives give you some better advice. It must be uncomfortable.

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    Registered User

    Oct 2004
    WA y WA y A WAy

    Blue your levels sound good to me \/

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    Registered User

    Sep 2004

    Hey Sal, you'll have to update your summary at the start of the thread now you know bubs is a boy!

    Cant wait to see more preggy bellies on everyone's websites, BTW!

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    Registered User

    Jun 2004


    as I understand it, HCG levels are supposed to double (or thereabouts) every 2 - 3 days, NOT daily. Your levels look absolutely fine!!


  9. #9
    Registered User

    Feb 2005

    Hello Lovelies,

    Sorry for not posting more often. I've been :feelsick: but I think it's starting to improve a bit. I log in every day to read but don't always post.

    Hayseed - what a beautiful pic of Thomas. I can't believe he is 8 weeks already. Such a lovely looking child.

    Shell - welcome back and I'm glad your trip went well. Also good that things are progressing nicely in the baby department.

    Blue - Hope the advice about the levels helped and you can relax a bit now.

    Amy - you poor pet. Hope you are feeling better soon.

    Jo, Sushee, Sal, Gabby, TamB, Tiggy and everyone else

    The obstetrician's appointment went well and I got a picture of Apple which DH has just scanned in for me. We will resize it on the weekend and post to the website so you can all take a look.

    Hope everyone is doing well.



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    Registered User

    Jan 2005
    New Zealand

    Yay Mel, glad to hear all went well and can't wait to see apples piccie. Poo on the m/s.

    Shell - welcome back sweet. Glad to hear you had a great holiday, funny you thought it was cold - it's actually been the mildest winter in ages, was only 5 degrees last night and supposed to get to 20 today which is unusual at this time of year. Nice for all the newborn lambs though..

    Blue - That's great about your levels, hope it makes you feeling a little bit more relaxed. (impossible I know).

    Jo - My friend gave me some of her maternity clothes and I have a pair of the pants on today for the first time, they are so comfy even though they're a bit big still. They really make you look pg because they don't hold anything in. Will do a belly shot and post it soon.

    Hope everyone else is good.

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    Sal Guest


    Firstly a little yay for me: 20w today

    Shell, good to have you back and hear that all is well with you, must be so nice to have seen your little bub. Your holiday sounds like it was wonderful!

    Mel, hope your m/s goes away soon, is it 'productive' m/s or the type that just makes you green all day? What are you managing to eat? I'm getting girl vibes from you, what are your feelings?

    Amy, IKWYM re wearing clothes that don't hold you in, I am wearing some 3/4 length jeans that have the waist band cut below the belly (I don't fit maternity clothes proper just yet) and I always feel like I look as if I'm just letting it all hang out...the belly fat, that is.

    Jo, you must have pretty good abs to *only* be showing that much, after having had Jack! Can't wait to see pics.

    Blue, phew on your BT, nicely rising levels are a good sign. If your docs had had any doubts they would have scheduled you for another BT but, as the other girls say, your levels are doing what they should.

    Hi Sush, Tam, Tiff, Shazz, Gab, Hay, Carrie, hope your first spring day is as lovely as mine is looking today - has been quite warm up here in Brissy.

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    Registered User

    Oct 2004
    Beaconsfield, Victoria

    Happy Spring day to you all.

    Sal YAY on 20 weeks. Can hardly believe it.

    Jo - can't wait to see the pic, you too Mel.

    Blue hope you feel a little more at ease.

    A huge hello to everyone.

    Well we had our first antenatal class last night. It was good. Good to meet others around the same pg stage.

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

    Hello girls,

    Mel, haven't had bad ms, until yesterday. Was green all day and ended up only able to hold down crispbread and hot, hot tea.

    But, like I told DH, I'm going to enjoy it all, damnit! Seriously though, I've really been finding working full time with the nausea and the tiredness a real challenge, and am hoping for the ms to ease enough for me not to have to take some leave. Need all the leave I can get for next year

    Sal, on getting to 20 weeks! OMG how time flies!

    Hope everyone is well! Shell, glad you enjoyed your holiday (I'm jealous!)

    Better get back to work!


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    tiggy Guest

    Wow, you girls can chat!

    Sal YAY on 20 weeks!!!! Hope the next 20 are all smooth sailing!

    Welcome home Shell, glad that all is going well with you.

    Mel and Sush, sorry to hear that you are both not feeling too well. But it's good too IYKWIM.

    Jo, My preggie bellie is way bigger than Tam's and quite alot more mishapen hehe, you certainly will pop out more with number two and any others after that you just feel like a big stuffed sack!

    Sorry, Keen, you won't find a preggie belly shot on Bean and Sprout's site! You would never come back after seeing it! LOL

    Blue, your levels sound good to me. Congrats!!

    Amy, hope your bum is feeling better, you need to lay off the fruit and DON'T go anywhere near licorice!!! Like Shell, I have the opposite problem and roids! Well, I don't know that they cleared up from William's birth to tell you the gory truth! You are probably just a bit sore from going so often.

    Gab, How are things going with you?

    Shazz, has the m/s kicked in yet?

    Hay, can't believe that your little Thomas is 8 weeks old already!!

    Well, after telling you all that I hadn't felt a thing, I have to announce that I felt one of the little wrigglers tap tap tapping on my side, last night! It was wonderful.

    Hope you all have a lovely day!

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    Registered User

    Oct 2004
    WA y WA y A WAy

    TIff ~ Nope i don't think so no MS for me not yet i thought it was over the last couple of days but i am sure now it is nerves .... ](*,)

    just a quick update ......
    booked in for another BT this afternnon to check levels i had to ring my clinic this morning ******** (TMI) ***** since yesterday afternoon i have had a rather yuk yellow discharge and feel quite edgy about it all the clinic had no answers for me so worry mode has set in well and truly they think i may have an infection from the pessaries and or crinone :smt102 next step is swabs 8-[ and advice or comments very appreciated right now ,

  16. #16
    Registered User

    May 2004

    Hayseed - Forgot to say how gorgous Thomas looks, how are you settling in with this mother lark?

    Shaz - It sounds like a cyst perhaps, from memory, it should go away after birth. I can't for the life of me remember where i read it, it might have been in a book or this site or another?????? Or then again, it might even be one of my dreams :-k Whatever the case, don't worry. I will do some hunting and see if I can come across it again.

    Mel - Looking forward to seeing the next pic. Hope the ms buggers off real soon for you, and you are able to come back to the land of living.

    Sal - WOOHOO 20 weeks!! I think my abs *were* pretty good, I have spent a lot of time at the gym over the last few years. Unfortantly I am unable to go atm, but are hoping to do some water aerobics soon. Don't want to do anything until these kids are well and truelly stuck!

    Tam - Glad you enjoyed your class, are there people there that live nearby or close to you that you can keep in touch with afterwards? I am not going again, I couldn't put John through all that again lol! Our first class had all the dads to be in rapt attention, the second one, their brains were wandering and by the third they were falling asleep!

    Tiff - Yay on kicking! I have not felt anything today, so am thinking it might have been my imagination afterall.

    Well I finally went back to the doctors to get the results of the triple test. I have been putting it off as I figured being a small country town, they would ring me if there was anything drastically wrong, so as there has been no phone call, I felt more at ease. Anyway, all the results are within the normal range, not as low as i would have liked but you have my age to take into consideration. So that is a relief off my mind, not that it is 100% foolproof but I'm at the stage of feeling like who cares, what will be will be.

    Anyway as I don't want to be running down to Melb every 5 minutes, we are holding back on booking into a hospital, I can get most of my care here in town as my GP is obstetric trained, he actually delivered Jack but because of the stoopid local hospital is unable to deliver these bubs atm.
    So next step for me is BT for iron levels in a couple of weeks, then another dr's appt, then a scan.

    But the best news, which I almost forgot about, is that we heard TWO heartbeats on the doppler \/ I was warned very strongly that we might not even hear one let alone two, but we came up trumps. \/

  17. #17
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    Jan 2004
    Melbourne, Australia

    Wow Jo, I can't beleive you are 14 weeks already. You sound like you are really enjoying this pg., which is great.

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    Registered User

    Oct 2004
    WA y WA y A WAy

    wow what a night ?? has any one had really shocking headaches in the first couple of weeks pg and ifso how did you get past them or manage them i am a migraine sufferer and i am so used to taking something strong and going to bed i took 1 panadol and it did nothing so still this morning i have blurred vision and a constant thump ](*,)

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