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    Default Pregnancy after LT TTC #13

    Welcome to the Pregnancy after Long Term TTC forum. Finally you have gotten over one big hurdle - pregnancy after long term trying to conceive! Pregnancy that follows can often be very nerve-racking or may involve more monitoring than other pregnancies. Discuss your experiences and thoughts here.



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    Cool I get to write first in the new thread! I wrote in the old one and then went to post and it said it's closed and I was like - you can't do that, this is my lifeline! But then I realised this one was open so happy about that!

    I love salmon too. So bad when I'm not allowed to have smoked salmon - missing it on my scrambled eggs at the moment. Have a seafood night coming up in Nov so have to save up my seafood allowance so I can eat up big on the night!

    Worrywart - welcome! Love the name by the way I think anyone could have used this! I don't know about the rosemary extract however my natropath told me that the Blackmores preg and breastfeeding gold multivitamins have quite alot of Omega 3 and from different sources, that is what she recommended. Glad your scan went well too that must have been exciting! I know what you mean about it being a big deal when it is happening to you whilst the ultrasound people are like 'just another bub'.

    AFM - morning sickness kicked in big time yesterday. Don't think I ate properly at morning tea and paid for it. Will try and eat more regularly from now on. Finding it hard to find acceptable food which is very unlike me normally I eat anything!

    Hope you all have a great Friday and even better weekend (I'm working Sunday boo hoo)

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    Best of luck with your scan today Brunette. Im sure you will be fine!
    MaggiePie definitely keep up the regular eating to avoid the MS getting out of control. I hear you on the struggle to find acceptable food. Especially early on when we are so worried about everything.

    Continuing to feel lots of aches and pains. Hope it really does mean something. Come on out baby girl, we want to meet you!!

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    Brunette - hope your scan went well. It is quite funny that they are not being quiet for my sake but for the baby!!!

    Maggiepie - MS sucks honey. I hope it doesn't get too bad for you. I'm am still being sick both physically and nausea all day. I think i am just one of the unlucky ones to get it for soooo long. The only thing i can say is to try everything that people suggest work for them and try and find something that works for you. Snacking all the time helps me, so does lemonade icy poles and sucking on barley sugars or eucalypus drops while i'm at work and can't actually eat all the time. Hope it passes for you soon.

    AFM - Went to GP today and baby is measuring perfect and i got to listen to the heart beat on the doppler, such a beautiful sound. Can't wait to see bub again wed week!!!

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    I have a question for you ladies. Can heartburn make you sick? I think this is heartburn I've had the last couple of days, but I'm not sure since I've not really had it before. It's sort of like a discomfort running up from my sternum into my throat. Does that sound right? Anyway, I'm finding that since it started the nausea and dry-retching have returned (after staying away a whole week ). The part that makes me unsure is that I'm getting it when I haven't even eaten (eg haven't had breakfast yet and have it now). Does this make sense to anyone or does it at least sound normal? I'm not sure if I should be worried or just chalk it up as the latest symptom?

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    It sounds perfectly normal Juniper. I have it all the time before and after meals and all through the night. Doc said it is heartburn/reflux. You can take zantac if it gets really bad. I still have MS so can't say whether it is a contributer or not as mine hasn't stopped. It is uncomfortable though and a pain in the butt!!! Unfortunately it is just another lovely symptom to let us know that we are indeed pregnant!!!

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    Thanks Renee. It just took me a bit by surprise, especially since it brought the m/s back with it. I've always thought of it more as a 3rd tri thing. I also started getting a bit light-headed and a killer headache at the same time, so I think the four symptoms conspired to ambush me at the same time and let me know who's in charge! The scary part is the thought that it may last the whole 6 months that are left! I guess that would give me a lot of time to work out how to best manage it? Goodbye citrus fruits, hello watermelon! The sad part is I just opened a bottle of cranberry juice and that seems to be on all the "do not consume" lists...

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    Hi girls, just introducing myself here. My signature explains the journey DH and I have travelled, but here I am - again. I wasn't sure whether to join in...I guess don't want to tempt fate. The major difference this time is my postive outlook and visualising - 2 things my acupuncturist and my massage lady recommended.

    My FET was on the 12th July, which marked 7 years since DH and I first dated, so I knew it was a special day! I've had 3 BT as I'm paranoid about slow rising hCG (had that before), and the no.s went from 200 14dpt to 480 16dpt to 933 17dpt. Of course the further away I get from the BT the more I worry what's happening. My progesterone dropped from 120 to 50 so they put me back on pessaries for a fortnight - 1 at night. It stablised between BT 2 and 3 prior to re-starting the pessaries.

    My scan is booked for Aug 17th....sooooooo far away, and this is where we realised something was wrong last time, but......... this time it's gonna stick :-)
    I will get another BT done, just for peace of mind some time this week....... silly? don't know, but I'll never last till 17th!
    No morning sickness or tiredness, just a heightened sense of smell which makes me slightly queasy if I smell certain things.

    Thanks for reading, and I'll do persies when I'm more au fait with who's who here. xx

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    Congratulations and welcome airline. I think we can all relate to your feelings of worry and being paranoid about everything. Your numbers sound really good. Hope this month goes quiclky for you.

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    Hi Girlies, hope your weekend was great!

    Welcome airline, and congratulations! Your numbers sound good so far and I really hope this is a 'sticky' one for you. I agree that the first few weeks especially are nerve wracking, and I hope it passes quickly for you.

    Renee, thanks for the ms advice. I have been making sure I always have a little container of nuts or banana chips of all things as I can stomach both of these, and snack constantly.

    Juniper - I thought heartburn was a second semester thing (was for my first ones) but this time it was actually the first symptom I got, even before it was too early to test. I had a suspician then I was preg because it is the only time I ever get it. So I think it can happen any time. For me it doesn't seem to happen after any specific food, and it definately makes the ms worse (and visa versa). Last time I used Rennie tablets and that worked well for me, and they are safe to take during pregnancy (some antacids aren't so you have to check).

    AFM - same old at the moment, had to work early this morning so was so tired after lunch but DH looked after kids and I slept for 1.5 hrs! So feeling great now! Raining lots here at the moment so kids are sick of being inside, can't blame them and the washing is piling up.

    Take care everyone!

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    Airline, congrats and welcome! You're not alone here with those worries. Those beta numbers are fantastic though!! Wow!! If asking for an extra b/t gets you through to the scan, go for it. Just remember the increase tends to slow down after you get over 1000. Your numbers are really high and climbing fast though, so I've got to ask - do you think maybe twins?

    Happily, today has been relatively heartburn free! We spent today with our friends at Roma St Parklands and finally told them our good news. It all went well, although DH tormented them a bit first by saying that we'd decided not to do any more IVF because we didn't see the point and our doctors agreed... Then he told them why...

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    Thanks Renee and Maggiepie for the welcome and reassurance. It's so nice to talk about it when so few people know....I have told a few who knew we had had a BFN last month because it really got me down and it was kinda obvious something was going on. My parents are overseas till mid August so that's been easy and DHs parents live overseas so again easy to keep secret.

    Juniper HI! I remember you from previous 2ww forums over my time on BB. Didn't register you were also in Brissy. Gorgeous day to be in the parklands. Thank you for the info re. slowing once no.s get to 1000...didn't know that. Do you really think they're quite high for that period of time?? I value everyone's opinion on this...who knows better than women who have lived, breathed and read this forum :-)
    To answer your question, the clinic had to defrost 2 embies (our last 2). One was apparently not looking to good, the other much better. My FS is quite against twins, he says due to escalated risks to mum n bubs. As desperate as we are to become parents, we'd like to start with one :-) HOWEVER... he said, no point in throwing embie away, might as well pop it in...it really is v. unlikely to take.
    This happened last month also............. now I just assumed that those no.s were definately not high enough for twins...in fact I thought the 200 initially fell into the lower category of the QML 's weekly hCG window. As my GP pointed out the low and high figures for each week encompass a huge range.

    But.... I need to ask other people's opinions/experience. Maybe I should research on BB older posts. Or will that freak me out? ? ?

    Sorry for blethering on and on! Hope it makes sense. Finally, if my FET was on 12th July, how far gone does that make me. It was a natural cycle, so take it from first day of LMP? - 17th June.????

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    Hi ladies, just popping my head in to say a big CONGRATS to Airline!!!!! Fabulous to see you back here, wishing you a very happy and healthy pg

    Belly rubs to all, hope everyone is doing well xx

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    Hey Lise!!! can't believe you and LM have had your bambinos!!! congratulations!!! x

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    Airline, you can check out betabase for statistics on hcg level by dpo for singletons and twins. Sorry, I misread your post before, I thought you were talking dpo, not dpt. What day was your transfer? Regardless of which day, those numbers are doubling very quickly, which is a great sign!

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    cheers juniper will look at that. ahh yes I see the confusion. transfer was July 12th (7th year anniversary for 1st date with DH:-) )

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    Airline: I was told date wise to go from two weeks prior to egg pickup. I guess with a FET maybe two weeks prior to transfer? Not sure on that but if you went two weeks prior to transfer it would give you a vague idea until your dating scan. Congrats again!!! Look like really strong numbers!!
    xx

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    cheers glenny, another fellow brisbane gal. congratulations on your bambino....17 weeks wow!
    sorry to be ignorant but does the PIG stand for something?
    so woke up this morning tired but feeling a bit off, so had a banana then back to 'rest'. I slept another 1 1/2 hours got up and felt off still. I think m/s is setting in. even a i eat my cereal it's an effort to swallow. i wanted a smoothie but DH is asleep from nights. will make one tonight ready for tomorrow morning!

    How's everyone else going?? x

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