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Offline queenie123

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« Reply #80 on: 13/09/20, 11:20 »
Franneileah,

I know it's super scary - who is your IVF clinic???

Well done for getting through it - and I have everything crossed for you for Tuesday.

My clinic have kept a v close eye on me as I have had 14 IVF cycles, and this is our 4th transfer - I think they just want to be very cautious.   They made me check blood for both HCG and Prog at 14, 17 and 21 days and continued at 28 and 35 as well.  They then increased my Progesterone suppliment and I had to take HCG every other day for a week.   I found what the urine tests were saying and what the blood tests said didn't always add up to the same thing, bloods would show a drop fairly quickly, urine test probably wouldn't.  The Doctors Laboratory would do a walk in HCG blood test if you need one (Hcg and Progesterone) and you get the results back in about 3 hours.

I would check with your clinic what the max dose of pesseries and oestrogen you can take is, just in case or if you can suppliment Hcg.

A lot of people bleed early on, and it could just be a clot, or low Oestrogen.  I have everything crossed for you.  If I am honest, I have barely left the bedroom / house so far as I am just being cautious incase I do something to cause a bleed.

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    « Reply #81 on: 13/09/20, 16:10 »
    I am with the BWH in Birmingham. When I rang them after my bleed last week the only thing they were able to offer me was the scan on Tuesday. I enquires about blood test for HCG levels and they said they donít do that.

    Sounds like your clinic are extremely thorough which is great. My clinic have just advised to continue with the same dosage of meds so Iím on 2x 400mg progesterone pessaries per day, not sure if that could be upped.

    Iím
    Sorry to hear you havenít really left the house, I have to say I have also been terrified in case I bleed again but managed to go for a little walk earlier was nice to get some fresh air

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    « Reply #82 on: 14/09/20, 15:54 »
    Are you NHS or private?

    Have you had your progesterone levels checked?  My progesterone was 38 at 5 wks,and again at 7 weeks,  my clinic increased my Progesterone from 200mg 4x daily to ask me to take the capsules orally twice daily as well - so I am now on 1200mg per day.  I know other private people have also been given crinone or long acting oily formulations to suppliment as well.  It's not all about the embryo.  If you are still worried after tomorrow there is nothing wrong with getting a private second opinion.   Good luck for tomorrow!

    I have been for walks around our local woods, and shopping, and some gardening, but not loads - I'm normally a very active person and I want to go for a run or swim, those are the things I haven't done yet which I am not going to do until 12 weeks, but lamenting.

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    « Reply #83 on: 15/09/20, 13:29 »
    After having a further bleed with cramps last night I was convinced there was no hope.
    I had a scan this morning at our fertility clinic and to my amazement the baby is there and had a heartbeat and measures on track. I have another scan booked in next week at 7 weeks to double check.
    Happy and relieved but also still terrified of something going wrong.

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    « Reply #84 on: 16/09/20, 20:43 »
    Frannieleah,
    Congrats on your healthy heartbeat!  I'm so pleased for you - take it easy for a while you deserve it!

    I have my 8wk2d scan today and looking really good. 
    Anyone else measuring slightly under?  - My little dot is measuring at 7wks5d, but I am 8wk2d as I had ivf. 

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    « Reply #85 on: 16/09/20, 20:59 »
    Hi Queenie and Frannieleah , That is very good news , indeed day at a time, I am about 10 weeks and worry every day it will go wrong, i have the nhs 12 week scan soon ,  take care xx

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    « Reply #86 on: 26/10/20, 20:55 »
    How did your 12wk scan go?

    I had mine 2 weeks ago and it was the most amazing thing - it really gave me peace of mind that everything was OK. 

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    « Reply #87 on: 26/10/20, 23:22 »
    HI queenie ,

    It looks like you have been through so much ...that is fantastic about your scan and things going well.

    Yes my scan was an enormous relief 15.5 weeks now , not a bump really atm, have had various infections, stopped anti depressants , and I can never really relax as being solo and having double donor IVF remain challenging . That said I am finding my way and doing OK  - waiting for 16 weeks midwife appointment and also have Consultant in November, I hope these are in person rather than remote, i signed up for NCT ( January i hope ) which is also now on line , take care xxx

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    « Reply #88 on: 27/10/20, 09:36 »
    Fantasitc news, so pleased you are in the second trimester club!
    - my 16wk midwife and 20wk consultant appointments are all telephone, which is a bit annoying.

    Franleigh - hope you are doing OK.

    I have started a new thread for us since we got past the 12wk scan https://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=404653.msg7597751;topicseen#new

    I looked into NCT but haven't booked on yet - you would think they would give you a discount for being online rather than face to face - but no.  I am a bit upset about it, the main thing I was looking forward to was making coffee friends, which might not hapen online.