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Offline Poppy41London

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« Reply #740 on: 6/01/20, 14:44 »
Brighty, assuming you haven't gone into labour yet I wanted to wish you the best of luck with the labour and the birth of your babies. It sounds like it will all begin tomorrow with an induction, so I hope things go as smoothly as they can and that you get through it really well. So exciting that your babies are nearly here. I am incredibly happy for you that this is becoming a reality for you and your husband.

I will be thinking of you and wishing the best for you. When you get a chance - obviously not right away - please update us as to how it went and most importantly news of the babies and how you are after. Best of luck mumma.

XXXOOO

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    « Reply #741 on: 22/01/20, 14:05 »
    Hi all
    The last two weeks or so has disappeared in a total blur of sleeplessness, but we welcomed our very long awaited babies - a boy, 5 lb8, and a girl 6 lb1 - by c section last Wednesday 8th Jan. It's totally exhausting and surreal, can't believe that after everything we've been through, they're here.    Having twins is way harder than I ever expected and the grueling feeding schedule to get their weights and strength up is taking its toll, but feeling totally blessed to have them. Hopefully when things are more settled and I have more time I'll be able to come back on here more and catch up with all your news, but really hope all is ok with you. I know this thread has gone quiet recently but please do keep us updated on any news and developments - it's been such a wonderful place for shared support and advice and would love to stay part of it. Much love xx


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    « Reply #742 on: 22/01/20, 16:37 »
    Brighty it is so great to hear your news. I have been thinking about you. Congratulations on the birth of your twins. A  boy and a girl! How wonderful. I do hope that the C section was ok and you are recovering well from it. I can only imagine how much work and energy it takes looking after twins, but sounds like you are finding your way through. It must be so hard to believe that they are actually here and you are a mum after such a long journey to get to this place. But so great! And gives hope to those of us still trying.

    I would love you to come back on here when you have time and feel able. It would be a shame to lose our connection. And with Maiziee too. You guys have been a wonderful support for me and I am so happy for you that you are both mums.

    As to news with me, I am just trying to regroup and get a bit stronger with everything. It's coming up towards 10 weeks since I had the surgery for the miscarriage and I still haven't had a period. So I am quite anxious about that as the hospital had said most people get a period by about 6 weeks after. I saw the GP who said they weren't concerned that it hasn't come yet. But I am going to acupuncture to try and bring it on. I just feel like I will be more myself once it comes. And will feel more relaxed to think things are ok.

    I am also planning to go to a private endocrinologist to check if there is anything wrong with my thyroid or if there is any other avenue he thinks I should explore as to my health. I want to either find something that can be treated, or rule things out, ahead of looking at trying to go ahead with a FET. I have to get back in touch with the clinic too to find out their thoughts on what went wrong this time and if they think I should have any more tests or if it was just bad luck in their view. A step at a time though.

    Maiziee I hope all is ok with you and you have been getting your health issues under control now that they know what they are dealing with.

    And hi to everyone else. If anyone is cycling or about to, please do share and keep us posted if you want to. It would be great to get this thread a little more active again. I have found the ladies who cycle at Vistahermosa are a lovely supportive bunch on here.

    Best wishes to all. 

    And lots of love Brighty. So, so happy for you. And so glad to hear everything is alright. Xxxx

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    « Reply #743 on: 23/01/20, 22:59 »
    Brighty Congratulations Im so happy to hear your babies are here. And a boy and girl how perfect for you. Im sure its doubly amazing but double the exhaustion. I hope you're feeling better after your c section and you're not finding it too difficult. I am so happy for you. Please do stay here and keep us updated.
    Poppy thank you for your lovely words I love keeping in touch and I do feel we all have a connection. You are so nice to everyone and I so much want things to work for you too. I think you are doing the right thing having more tests before thinking about another transfer.  I hope you get answers and I hope this is your year. After one of my miscarriages I didn't have a period for 4 months.  I was given tablets to start it but I dont remember what they were.  They did bring it on and it seemed normal afterwards. Im not sure how long they make you wait before doing something about it. I hope yours returns soon.
    I was feeling a bit sorry for myself before Christmas but I had a really lovely Christmas and nothing could have spoiled it for me. I have being seeing a rheumatology specialist. It appears I have rheumatoid arthritis and chronic uveitis in my eyes. They are both autoimmune diseases but my bloods show no inflammation markers or rheumatoid factors.  Apparently there is a type which is seronegative disease and although you have all the symptoms the blood tests are clear. He said there is a possible link between this and miscarriages but its not definate. Ive had steroids and anti rheumatoid medications and hopefully Ill feel better soon. Im back at work on reduced hours and completely exhausted. Its so hard leaving my little one to go to work but it makes my time with him even more special. 
    Love to you both Poppy and Brighty xx

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    « Reply #744 on: 25/01/20, 13:35 »
    Happy NEW YEAR girls! Sorry for not catching for so long....I started a post one week ago where I was asking about Brighty, but ai had to stop because my baby was crying... coming back today with this beautiful news! CONGRATULATIONS 🥳
    A BOY AND A GIRL, WHAT A PERFECT GIFT! Now you should have very tough days ...do not panic because after 1 month you will be perfectly able to reply to all their crying-requests and less worried to hurt your babies whenever you hold them on your arms!I still have some bad thoughts sometimes that anytime my baby can fall from my arms 🥺 but I am much more relaxed and able to manage my mommy duties now😊

    I am writing with my little Elia on my arms....girls, itís still incredible for me! We had a great Italian-alldaylong-eating Christmas and Boxing Day and lots of parents and friends visits to see the new baby. We have also had his first cold, with sneezing and aerosol!

    My baby is growing well thanks to my milk which appears to be very 🥛 so Elia is almost 5 kg now after 1 month and 18 days.
    I missed you all and I am looking forward to receive soon good news from Poppy, mrs_hopeful and Firefly!

    I am trying to support two friends of mine - both younger than me - who have already had IVF with their eggs without result. With my husband and according to the VH doctorís suggestion, we have decided not to tell anyone about the egg donation so I am promoting VH without telling them I went there....one of the girls is trying here in Italy with frozen DE (here it is forbidden to donor fresh eggs) from Spain and if there will be no good results she will go to a Spanish clinic. I really wish them to fulfil their dream and to be as lucky as I was. Really I still cannot believe I am a mom now. After so many years it still seems to me a dream and I really fear to weak up and discover it was all made up. Sometimes itís hard to accept also happiness!

    A big hug to all



    Brighty any news?

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    « Reply #745 on: 26/01/20, 03:43 »
    Wow, congratulations Blighty! I imagine it all feels like a dream right now and very hard work but how amazing and gives us all hope!
    It is so nice to hear from lots of you that this journey has actually worked and I can only pray that we all end with success!

    I had a chat with the Vistahermosa team on Friday to run through all my medication and how to administer it. Having done two fresh rounds already it doesnít seem too scary and I donít mind injections too much! My first one is Sizan which I start injecting on the 13th Feb......I believe it is meant to help egg quality which I havenít used before. Any of you girls have any experience with this?

    In the build up to my treatment I have been on 3 cycles of Proyganova with Cyclogest added in from day 16-21. I am on my break between cycle 2 and 3 and my period seems to be much lighter which I am a bit concerned about! I was under the understanding Proyganova should be thickening my lining so was expecting my period to be heavier if anything. Have any of you had any experience with this? I have also sent Ema a message to see what she thinks. Hopefully there is nothing to worry about!

    Looking forward to the next few months but also very aware of how many hurdles we have to cross and just praying all goes to plan! It will be lovely to have your support. Has anyone else got a treatment planned soon?

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    « Reply #746 on: 26/01/20, 13:28 »
    Hi Butterfly Im so glad everything is going well with you and your lovely baby. He sounds like he's doing really well and you are a perfect mummy. I too worried so much that something bad would happen but here we are almost a year later and my little boy is also doing well. I still worry about him as he is so precious but I'm finding it easier now to relax and enjoy him. We are also not telling about the eggs. He is my baby and that is all that matters to me. It has been difficult as I dont want to give anyone else false hope so I avoid talking about the ivf as much as possible. I dont feel its anyones business.
    Firefly we went straight to donor eggs so I dont know a lot about own egg cycles. I have read about that medication as Im sure you have too. Its a growth hormone.  There seems to be a lot of positive articles about it. I really hope you have positive results with it. When are you planning to go to Spain.  It must be soon. Im sure some of the other ladies on here have own egg experiences too and can be more helpful than me x

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    « Reply #747 on: 26/01/20, 14:51 »
    Thanks for your reply Maiziee. We fly to Spain on the 26th Feb and are there until the 14th March, quite a while but we have to be there from our first scan on cycle day 8 and I didn't want to rush things. Luckily my husband will be there with me and we will try and turn it into a bit of a holiday (as best we can!). One more cycle to go and then we start stims........excited but also know what an anxious time it can be with all the unknowns. Hoping this year is fruitful at last!

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    « Reply #748 on: 3/02/20, 14:30 »
    Hello ladies, I am also a VH believer! After trying many clinics, we were lucky enough to find this team who convinced us to try one last time. And here I am, 20 weeks pregnant! Still canít believe in four months time, weíll finally get to meet our longed for baby. It would be nice to chat to others from the team who are trying, or counting the weeks till D-day!

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    « Reply #749 on: 7/02/20, 14:42 »
    Hi all

    Firefly, only a few weeks until you fly out to Alicante! Hope all is going well and you are feeling positive.

    Rainbowmumma, congratulations on your pregnancy. It's always lovely to hear from the ladies who have had success at Vistahermosa. Gives the rest of us hope!

    Brighty, hope you are settling into motherhood and been managing a little bit of sleep. Not easy with twins I imagine. But wonderful all the same.

    Maiziee I hope you are feeling a bit better. I am so glad you have a good doctor who was able to diagnose this condition in spite of blood tests coming up normal and that you are now getting treatment for it.

    Hi to Butterfly too. Hope you are continuing to enjoy time off work with your son.

    And now to news with me. I spoke to the clinic this morning about my miscarriage in November and next steps. They have suggested I have a hysteroscopy to make sure there are no issues with my uterus - they think there probably aren't but that it would be good to just rule that out. Has anyone had one? And did you have it at Vistahermosa? I am wondering how much it costs and if its painful.

    They also suggested that we have PGD testing on our remaining 4 embryos as they think it might be that I miscarried due to chromosomal abnormalities in the sperm, perhaps due to my husbands age. I am conflicted about this. I know PGD is really expensive which is a concern - they are going to email me exact costs next week - but then, if it helps me to avoid another miscarriage that would be a relief, as having had 3 miscarriages it really takes its toll physically, emotionally and mentally. However then I am also concerned, what if all the embryos are abnormal? Or what if something happens to the embryos while they are testing them? And I have also read that occasionaĺly embryos which would be considered PGD abnormal can still go on to develop into a healthy fetus... So much to consider. So, have any of you had PGD testing on your embryos? And if not, do any of you have any thoughts on this?

    Aside from that, I have also made an appointment with the endocrinologist Professor Conway and I have had thyroid blood tests done so I can take the results with me. My appointment is in a few weeks time. I am looking fw to that as I do think there may be an undetected issue with my thyroid which, if so, could help explain my miscarriages and can be treated with medication. But if not, it will at least rule that out.

    So that's where things are at with me. I am feeling a bit more positive and less down than I was. Still got to regain my energy though, but getting there little by little.

    Love to all

    Xx