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Offline maru22

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« Reply #170 on: 20/11/18, 23:32 »
Hi everyone,

Still feels really surreal after a failed ICSI and FET, we got our BFP just over a week ago.

In that time, Iíve also relocated from Germany back to the UK, so unfamiliar with the next steps here.

Iíve booked the 6 week scan with a private clinic which is in a couple of weeks but Iíve yet to register with a GP due to proof of address issues(!). What else do I need to do?
Any tips would be wonderful, Iíve got PCOS, Hashimotoís, and high blood pressure so on a cocktail of meds. Do I need to get my thyroid levels re checked?

Thanks in advance!


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    Offline mrscoyle

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    « Reply #171 on: 20/11/18, 23:37 »
    Maru - congratulations and welcome, sound to me like are doing everything that you should be hun, your GP will be your initial point of contact then they will sort you out with a midwife and it will go from there. You can ask your gp about your thyroid it can go up when pregnant so always worth asking at least.
    Welcome back the uk by the way.


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    « Reply #172 on: 21/11/18, 04:33 »
    Thyroid will need to be checked regularly.
    You can ask the gp/hospitals consultant about Any blood thinners or meds you are on. My consultant eventually allowed me to have my clexane on prescription.

    My thyroid has been checked twice inthe first trimester and 2nd trimester, had to have my 2nd thyroid test of the 2nd trimester yestsrday as I'm 1 week away from the third trimester. (If that makes sense). So far, I've been lucky and not had to up my thyroxine at all.

    I have MTHFR and antiphospholipid syndrome so am on clexane. I had borderline diabetes coupled with PCOS before the pregnancy and was on metformin. Pregnancy proved to make metformin intolerable so was switched to insulin pretty quickly. All antenatal consultants and my GP have kept a close eye on me throughout. And switched meds according to my needs.

    Hopefully,it will be the same for you and all will be well
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    « Reply #173 on: 21/11/18, 15:04 »
    Hey All,

    Sounds like so many of you are moving across to the due date threads, congrats on your 12 week scans and harmony tests and so great to hear things are going well for you, apologies for lack of personals as seems I have lots to catch up on.

    Welcome to newbies maru and Eboe, LXP, think our paths may have crossed on previous threads - possibly the low AMH one, congrats on your natural BFP, hope all going well for you so far.

    AFM - saw my GP on Monday who said he couldn't do anything about my TSH as he's not a specialist and initially suggested I should go back to private endo I saw which I felt was a bit of a cheek as surely my pregnancy warrants NHS treatment and an urgent referral.  Thankfully after me pushing he called the endo department at local hospital and they asked him to fax my details over.  They recommended starting me off on 25mcg levothyroxine until my referral is sorted out so GP sorted a prescription which I picked up in evening surgery. Got my booking in appointment with community midwife for 8 weeks but apparently as I'll also be consultant led at Birmingham Women's hospital due to potential renal issues they'll need to do a separate booking in with one of their midwife's as whilst they fall under the same trust they merged about a year ago and the hospital has a newer system so can't access my records from my GP or another hospital in the same trust...crazy! x

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    « Reply #174 on: 21/11/18, 16:44 »
    Sorry Iíve been absent for a few days, I banned myself from the internet in a bid to stay sane while waiting for my scan. Also apologies for the lack of personals Iím on my phone and my head is all over the place but welcome to the newbies on this thread and Bossy wonderful news that youíre having a little boy 💙. I promise to read through everything Iíve missed tonight and do a proper catch up.

    So today was my repeat scan day and it is a mixed bag. Iíd love to know what you ladies make of it all. Iíll start with the bad news, baby is still measuring behind and has slipped back by another couple of days which is very worrying. The good news is it has doubled in size since last week which was very notable on the scan, it has a gestational sack and yolk sack more of the size to be expected for 8 weeks (which is what I should be) and a heart rate of 140bpm which again is more consistent with 8 weeks. After another afternoon of googling Iím struggling to find stories where the slow growth is not matched with a low heartbeat. Also, from what else I can find in scientific papers CRL growth of <0.2mm is predictive of MC but ours itís more like 0.7mm per day so not the 1mm average but not terrible either. The consultant told me that he isnít worried that I shouldnít scan again next week and I should wait 2 weeks this time and I think Iím going to follow that advice. Iím not sure how I should feel, obviously itís not what we hoped to hear but itís also far from the worst too. Part of me thinks itís my job to be this babyís cheerleader and I have to believe in it but Iím so scared that something is wrong and there are some signs of that with the slow growth. What do you all think? How would you feel if you were me? Xxx

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    « Reply #175 on: 21/11/18, 17:18 »
    Afternoon Ladies

    Missl73 can I ask how tall you and your OH are? Could it be that your baby is just going to be small? I take the fact that it has doubled in size and has a good heartbeat is amazing, together with the fact that they don't want to scan you for two weeks! I had a MMC last October and I had no growth in the week following measuring 4 days behind, also the heartbeat was only a flicker, so they waited four days for my third scan by which point there was just an empty sac. Therefore I do not think this is a MMC at all, just a smaller baby! Good luck and stay away from google (pot kettle I know!)

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    « Reply #176 on: 21/11/18, 17:26 »
    Thanks LXP for your reassuring words. Funnily enough DH is super tall 6ft 3 and Iím average height 5ft 6 so neither of us are small, but I think perhaps our baby is just taking a little time getting going. Weíre still within the normal range for such early scans (towards the limit but still within it at the moment). DH feels that this is a reasonably good outcome, on a scale of 0 to 10 with 0 being itís all over and 10 being the best (fully caught up with normal HB) this is about a 7, still plenty to be hopeful about xx

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    « Reply #177 on: 21/11/18, 18:30 »
    Shelbo76 - It does sound crazy! But I am pleased to hear that you have been out on 25mg for now, thatís what I am on, and I was concerned that being pregnant would make it shoot up but after my blood test yesterday I am relieved to discover that thatís not the case and Iím still nice and low and going to carry on with the 25mg a day.

    Missl73 - I understand how you are feeling, but thatís so great about your heartbeat and I think if It was me It would be on my mind but I would also be aware that all babies/children grow at different rates and so I wouldnít think a lot of it especially if they have told you itís nothing to worry about and to go back in 2 weeks. Also donít forget that LXP makes a good point about your heights etc but also a lot of the time they skip a generation both my parents are quite petit and I am 5íbbut my brother is 6í5! This is the case with men on my mums side. So crazy! So Iím sure your little bean is just a slow grower and your scan in 2 weeks will be fab. I love that you are your babies cheerleader! So fab! X


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    « Reply #178 on: 22/11/18, 08:44 »
    Missy I remember that my baby was 3 days behind and when I had the follow up scan a week later , he was still 3 days behind but just like yours he doubled in size! And the doctor told me that's perfect, a double in size is exactly what you want. I would encourage you not to worry to much about it, your baby is just taking the time but the growth is good, heart rate is good and I'm sure in 2 weeks time everything will still be ok!! This is happening! Xx

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    « Reply #179 on: 22/11/18, 10:11 »
    Good morning ladies

    Honeybee17- Thank-you for the advice regarding the Harmony test. Your average bum typo had me in stitches!😂😂I think I might treat myself to that Clemmie Hooper book you recommended once Iíve had my 12 week scan.

    Maru22- Congratulations on your BFP, when did you last have your thyroid checked?

    Shelbo76- Your GP sounds as useless as mine! I canít believe how rubbish they are when it comes to being aware of the implications of thyroid levels on the baby. He doesnít need to be a specialist but if he bothered to look at the British Thyroid Association website itís all explained very simply and succinctly. My MW said until 16 weeks the pregnancy is under the care of your GP so him telling you that is a complete cop out!

    missl73- Iíve been checking to see if had posted an update hun & read your post last night when I got in from work but didnít get a chance to reply. Please try & be positive, I know itís hard when you feel like you are in limbo. Itís very encouraging that your baby has doubled in size & has a nice strong heartbeat. I would be a lot more worried if you said the baby was measuring correctly now but had a weak heartbeat. I know itís very worrying for you hun but I looked on google ( yes very bad I know but I am one of those people that canít stay away from google) & found quite a few posts from various other baby boards where people had said their LO was measuring behind & they went on to have a perfectly healthy baby. When I had my miscarriage 3 years ago babies were measuring correctly but their heartbeats were not strong and they got weaker at the next scan so for lethargic would be a bigger concern. Try stay strong my lovely.

    AFM we had some upsetting news last night,my MIL had a blood test done and her results came back as showing a low white blood cell count so she is going for a bone marrow biopsy today. I canít help but think the worst as I lost my own mum to cancer.Its just such a worry.

    Hope everyone has a good day and if there are any posters from the USA on here Happy Thanksgiving.

    xx