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Pregnancy After IF Support Group #2

  1. Shantuck

    pear / 1766 posts

    @yellowbeach: I cramped for weeks at the beginning of this pregnancy. I thought for sure it meant bad things but all was fine. I'm sure it's just normal early pregnancy stuff.

  2. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2640 posts

    Repeating my post from my April 2017 due date board bc I'm just too excited not to...
    Eeeeek! We have a little bean measuring exact dates (we know bc this was IVF) at 6w1d with a nice strong heartbeat! We are so excited!!!



  3. mrsjd

    clementine / 777 posts

    @yellowbeach: Congrats! This is wonderful!

  4. Ajsmommy

    pomegranate / 3355 posts

    12w today and had my appt. The little stinker was very uncooperative but the dr finally got to measure the fluid/sack at the neck to exclaim that it was "great and thin". Measuring on target at 12w. Blood drawn for tests, results should be in next week..



  5. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2640 posts

    @Ajsmommy: it! It's like your little one is waving at you!

  6. Ajsmommy

    pomegranate / 3355 posts

    Holy Moly!! just got the call with my first tri/NIPT results and everything looks normal!!! So so so relieved!

    They also said it was a BOY!! OMG

  7. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2640 posts

    @Ajsmommy: ahhh! Congrats! What wonderful news. And a !

  8. agold

    grapefruit / 4032 posts

    @Ajsmommy: Congratulations on a healthy baby!! I'd love to have a boy next. Any tips??

  9. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2640 posts

    I'd like to announce that as of today (10w1d) I get to stop my intravaginal progesterone. I swear I want to throw a party. Anyone else hate that stuff? Ick!

  10. Ajsmommy

    pomegranate / 3355 posts

    @yellowbeach: omg that is awesome! I hattteeeedddddd those tablets!! I did those along with something else (geesh my memory is crap).. it was horrid. (while we were doing fertility treatments---prior to getting ku'd)

    Congrats!!

  11. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2640 posts

    Next week will be my last appointment with my RE (12 weeks), then we graduate to my regular OB/GYN. I'm failing to find an appropriate thank you gesture. I'd like to do something for both my RE and his primary nurse. If all else fails, I'll write a nice thank you card, but I'm not great with words. Other ideas?

  12. Mrs. Pajamas

    kiwi / 702 posts

    @yellowbeach That is so exciting!! I HATED those damn suppositories. I opted for PIO this time and it's so much better though that sounds crazy. Actually my clinic is doing a study to compare the two and so far results are showing 30% higher success rate with PIO over the suppositories....

    I remember feeling SO excited to graduate from the RE and go to a normal doctor like everyone else when pregnant with DD. Enjoy and congrats!

    I kept in touch with my nurse and RE with regular bump photos and then photos of my daughter and they loved that. Don't forget to include the embryologist. They are really the magic makers of all the staff.

  13. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2640 posts

    Anyone know how long the NIPT typically takes to get back? Getting mine drawn on Thursday at our 12w1d us.

  14. NorthStar

    pear / 1881 posts

    @yellowbeach: I had mine back within a week, I believe. If not, it was maybe 8, possibly 9 days. I felt like it came back fairly quickly.

  15. Ajsmommy

    pomegranate / 3355 posts

    I got mine drawn on a Thursday and results Tuesday!! I was shocked. They called me the online results didn't actually post for about 1.5 wks but they told me everything in the phone call

  16. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2640 posts

    @Ajsmommy @northstar: thx for the quick replies. I was reading 7-14 days online, but seeing reports or people actually getting results earlier.

    Second question: how do you keep yourself distracted during that wait? We plan to find out sex as well, so there's a lot riding on this one test.

  17. NorthStar

    pear / 1881 posts

    @yellowbeach: I tried to not think about it too much. I did the Maternit21 version and since we are not finding out the sex, I had to be careful. They ended up releasing the sex to my medical portal (I have not looked!). Towards the end of the waiting, I actually kind of forgot that it was coming.

  18. agold

    grapefruit / 4032 posts

    @yellowbeach: just assume you won't get the results for 14 days. Then you will be surprised if you get them early!

  19. Ajsmommy

    pomegranate / 3355 posts

    @yellowbeach: I agree w @agold: I planned on it taking a full 7-10.days so.when I got the call I was pleasantly surprised!!

  20. Shantuck

    pear / 1766 posts

    @yellowbeach: I think it depends which test you are taking. With the MaterniT21, I found out a 7-8 calendar days later.

  21. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2640 posts

    @Shantuck: Hmm - I'm taking it through my RE, so I'm not sure, but I'll definitely ask on Thursday.

  22. Amorini

    persimmon / 1132 posts

    @yellowbeach: I got my results in a week (6.5 days actually)! I was surprised!

    @NorthStar: Hey, lady! I forgot that you're TG! Yay! We are, too. Not too much longer now. Hope all is going well!

    @agold: Congrats on your beautiful miracle baby girl! Thinking of you and hope recovery is going well!

  23. NorthStar

    pear / 1881 posts

    @Amorini: Hi! Yes, I'm doing well and hanging in here at almost 19 weeks. It is so good to know that I'm not the only IVF lady that is team green. I was starting to feel like I was crazy! lol. When is your due date?

  24. Amorini

    persimmon / 1132 posts

    @NorthStar: Sorry, I didn't see your response! Yay TG after IF!! And yay that you're halfway there!! I'm due on 10/1! 5 days...

  25. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2640 posts

    Taking these to our RE's office tomorrow morning as a thank you.



  26. NorthStar

    pear / 1881 posts

    @yellowbeach: OMG! Those are beyond amazing! Love them!

  27. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2640 posts

    @NorthStar: I think the company that made them has a bunch of stores nationally. It's called Cookies by Design. They turned out so well. I just have this vision of the staff cracking up as they eat the sperm

  28. agold

    grapefruit / 4032 posts

    So my beautiful ivf baby is almost 6 weeks old. I have my six week post partum check up on Thursday. I plan to ask when I can have sex again. I had a level four tear so I'm not sure when I will physically feel okay to do so, but I'm thinking about it nonetheless. I'm curious what you girls did about preventing a pregnancy or not. Ideally, I'd get pregnant again when my girl is a year or year and a half. But obviously I don't have the luxury of planning it that way without ivf. I really want to try naturally for a bit before doing ivf again. (We arent even sure we will do ivf again ) Did any of you ntnp early after having your Ivf babies? I'd take an Irish twin over another ivf round a year or so from now any day. Really, I feel silly for even thinking I can get pregnant. But am I crazy to not use any protection at all? The most I'd do anyways is pull out since I'm never going back on the pill. What did you girls do for number two and how soon?

  29. Mrs. Pickle

    blogger / wonderful cherry / 21628 posts

    @agold: I had similar thoughts after having my LO. I decided against any type of birth control. I talked about it with my OB at my postpartum appointment and she agreed with me. My DH and I would be thrilled if I got pregnant without interventions, so we're ok with the idea of an "oops" pregnancy. My DD will be one in a couple days and I haven't gotten my period back yet. She just dropped her last middle of the night feeding so I think it will come back soon and I'll be fertile again. I've already called my clinic to get on the schedule for an FET with my remaining embryo in the spring. I don't really have the desire to try on my own this time around, plus my remaining embryo is DD's genetic sibling.

  30. Amorini

    persimmon / 1132 posts

    @agold: Hey, lady. I'm no doctor but I think it's a good sign of healing that you're *at least* thinking about sex! Hope you get an all-clear soon!

    Obviously I'm still pregnant (for another day or week?!) with LO #1, but I have been thinking about my response to any PP birth control question...mostly because of the humor of it all. We did IVF for severe MFI and whatever age-related quality issues I had. So there's next to zero chance that we would find ourselves pregnant naturally (as in, no MFI "reset" after LO #1). But if it weren't for the MFI, I'd totally be hoping for it! I feel like I've heard of a naturally-conceived #2 more than I haven't for IVF ladies. Plus you have time/age on your side still! Anyway, we won't do IVF again (and have no snow babies left), but if an absolute miracle occurred, we would be so happy. Meanwhile we'll be NTNP into the sunset and I'll enjoy not having to be on the pill or whatever!

  31. Mrs. Pajamas

    kiwi / 702 posts

    @agold and others I was of the exact same mindset after DD was born almost 2 years ago. We have MFI but DH"s last SA for our cycle that produced our daughter was a huge improvement so we decided to do an IUDVARDY. I also did not want an oopsie before I was really ready. I did the copper one and got super heavy periods about 8 months pp even though I was breastfeeding 4 times a day at the time. When DD was a year old I got the IUD removed but we couldn't wait too long after that before going back to our RE. I actually ended up totally ready for $2 at 6 months pp. Crazy i know but my dauggter was an amazi g sleeper so i was totally just blissed out on being a mom--still am honestly. We also had 7 frozen embryos so that was comforting. I'm still trying for#2 (beta is on friday!!) but if we try for #3 I don't think I would do the IUD again. I'm already AMA and those periods were no joke. One soaked through my skirt at work and onto my chair!!! Thank God I had some yoga pants in my office. Anyways I think pp bc is all about if you're willing to risk an oopsie. Happy to answer any more questions.

  32. Shantuck

    pear / 1766 posts

    I'm still pregnant but I don't see myself using birth control ever again. This is LO#2 and while we did conceive naturally while waiting to start fertility treatment, it was a long road to this point. I would love a third if I could be so lucky but I was diagnosed with DOR and it took a lot of effort, doctor and acupuncturist appointments, OPKs, etc. just to bring about this pregnancy so I'm happy to NTNP and just roll the dice.

    ETA: I remember having no interest for quite some time after childbirth last time so I'm not worried about getting pregnant like 2-3 months after childbirth. It took awhile for things to heal....

  33. NorthStar

    pear / 1881 posts

    This pregnancy is baby #2 for us and will be our last. Our first was naturally (after a year of trying), but this is an IVF baby. I am not sure what we will do. Since we are done, I would rather not have an oops baby, but yet don't want to go on birth control (the hormones are enough for me to say 'no'!). So, it might be a snip, snip for the hubby, but we haven't discussed it.

  34. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2640 posts

    Great news - NIPT is negative for any trisomies!

    And we are having a little girl !

    So happy to have a healthy report after everything.

  35. agold

    grapefruit / 4032 posts

    @Mrs. Pickle: @Amorini: @Shantuck: thank you, girls, for not making me feel crazy for thinking about #2. We've definitely decided against birth control. Whenever we get around to having second I'm sure hubs will pull out!

    @yellowbeach: fantastic news!! Girls are the sweetest!

  36. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2640 posts

    Ok, so this is random, but I went to a Moms cocktail event put on by the hospital where I delivered (and where I work). I happened to run into our RE who we hadn't seen since about Oct 2016 when we graduated to our regular OB. He'd never met my daughter before (his creation), so I was surprised when he didn't seem too interested in hearing how she's been doing or making any sort of small talk.

    It got me wondering if maybe he doesn't like babies... if he did, perhaps he'd have gone into Pediatrics instead? I'd love to crawl inside the mind of a RE and know what motivates them.



  37. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2640 posts

    Anyone interested in reviving this thread?

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