Heatherm: I'm heading off to my OB on Monday. I don't know whether he will want to do betas to make sure bub is settling in or not. I'll get my referral for an early scan (I think he wants it at 6 weeks to check for ectopic), I'm not expecting to see a heartbeat that early though it's just to check bub is in the right place. If there is no heartbeat at 6 weeks then we'll hopefully get to go back a few weeks later for another look
I have also heard that mthfr can cause infertility so its a bit strange that your FS doesn't believe it I think that you should stick to what seems to work for you though, the clexane/aspirin mix seems to have been the right thing to get you your beautiful DS.
And I'm sorry but I have to ask, is it just me or does anyone else pronounce mthfr like...well you know
Tatiana: I'm the same as you my issues are an autoimmune response to bub "invading" so when the placenta is trying to attach and throughout the pregnancy, I produce antibodies that make my blood sticky so that it clots and bub can't attach or gets cut off from the nutrient supply. The aspirin definitely seems to work wonders for implantation for me, hopefully it'll do it's job for the rest of the pregnancy too. I'm thinking of asking the OB to monitor my antibody levels to see if my numbers are more elevated now that I am pregnant. I was just thinking that that might be a way of figuring out whether I need to move to anticoagulants or not. It sounds good in theory anyway! If I were you I'd stick to the clexane/aspirin mix too because you would never forgive yourself if you just took the aspirin and it ended in m/c. Better to be safe than sorry
Yes DP finally noticed the positive test a couple of days ago. I left it near the recycling that he had to take out. He looked at it and said "Are you pregnant?" and I said "Apparently" then he took the recycling out! When he came back in he said "well that was bound to happen eventually" with a little smile on his face. I think he is pretty proud of himself . He is in a bit of denial about my TTC issues though, he just thinks that I was trying too hard to get pregnant and that I needed to relax more. We did discuss me taking aspirin when I found out I had ACA and he thought it was a good idea but I just don't think he gets how serious it can be. I'm a bit scared about missing taking my aspirin for even one day because I had only stopped taking it for a few days in my first pregnancy before I miscarried.
Windupbird: Welcome I'm loving our little blood clotting disorder thread it's been great to be able to chat to others that are going through similar things. Hmmm that's a tough question about who you should see. Probably not the cardiologist because they might not know much about the TTC part. Maybe start with your OB and see what they have to say about using clexane/aspirin to TTC. If they don't know much about mthfr then maybe get a referral to someone that specialises in it. Good Luck
Hopefulandwaiting: Good luck with the hycosy and FS appointment. I agree with heatherm that the Folic acid deficiency sounds like it maybe mthfr. As for being ready to TTC again just take your time and make sure that you only do it when you are ready to start again.
AFM: Thank you all for the congrats on my I'm very excited about it. Not much happening in the symptoms department but there's still plenty more time left for that! I'll keep you all updated on how things are going the aspirin is all I'll need to keep this little one sticky!
Good Luck to you all on your TTC journeys. And to all!!