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    Hi Ladies

    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!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windupbird View Post
    Hi Ladies,
    Is anyone on Clexane to help keep a sticky bub or does everyone take Aspirin? .
    I took asprin when tcc last preg til 36 weeks and clexane 4-16 weeks. Some people take heparin instead of clexane.

    [QUOTE=Windupbird;5481691]
    I'm not sure whether to go back to my Cardiologist, OB (who is managing the Clomid) or seek out a FS. Any advice?/QUOTE]

    My ob managed all the clotting stuff related to tcc and maintain the pregnancy. But she was pretty up with the play on all that. I suppose it depends on who you have and how much they know/ are comfortable with the clotting stuff. Most of the high risk ob's should be able to manage that for you.

    AFM had heaps of round ligament pains the last couple of days... like I had with DD.
    Way too early to test. So i'll give it another week or so. Hope it's implantation. But it could be crazy, CRAZY!!!
    It's only our first month really tcc and it took AGES last time.
    Trying not to think about it too much, but it's hard!

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    hi ladies i just came accross this thread i thought id share although im not ttc i have mthfr and was advised to take cartia, megafol5, megab and elevit.

    all the best with ur ttc and sticky babies!

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    Hello - I inherited the mTHR gene from my mum and since 2004 hubby and I have tried unsucessfully to conceive.
    through research and persistance I persaded my FS to start me on Cartia. This combined with folic acid and vitamin d I am now happy to report I am 18 weeks pregnant. Been told to remain on cartia up till 32 weeks. I started cartia at 6 weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shantelle View Post
    Hello - I inherited the mTHR gene from my mum and since 2004 hubby and I have tried unsucessfully to conceive.
    through research and persistance I persaded my FS to start me on Cartia. This combined with folic acid and vitamin d I am now happy to report I am 18 weeks pregnant. Been told to remain on cartia up till 32 weeks. I started cartia at 6 weeks
    That's awesome Shantelle. Luck for the rest of your pregnancy!


    A question for all the ladies with this mthfr mutation, how did you find out you had it? Was it a blood test?
    I don't think I ever been tested for that. Not sure I've ever had my folic acid level checked either.

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    yes mthfr you get a blood test. i was tested after my first pregnancy ended in stillbirth.

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    Hello Ladies,

    Thank you for all the warm responses. And, thank you to the non-TTC of you who are sharing your success stories. I'm going to check out the B vitamins today - I hadn't known about that.

    Luvabubba - "And I'm sorry but I have to ask, is it just me or does anyone else pronounce mthfr like...well you know "
    Lol - that's definitely how I pronounce it

    Tatiana28 - blood test for me too. I had a broad panel of anti-coagulation tests after having a blood clot last year.

    hopefulandwaiting - yes, sounds like MTHFR. Good luck with your hycosy.

    AFM - I've just spent about the last 5 hours researching MTHFR and feel much better prepared. I was fretting as I fell asleep last night and then I remembered that in August I made an appointment with a highly recommended OB that it took me nearly five months to get in. I meant to cancel the appointment as I'm really happy with my present OB but I forgot. So, the appointment is on Wednesday. I think I'll keep it after all - there doesn't seem to be a general consensus on the treatment for MTHFR while TTC so I'll be glad for another opinion.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and lots of

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    hopefulandwaiting i dont understand why your hospital hasnt told you what is wrong???
    i went through a public hospital and they told me, they were the ones who persisted to see what was wrong not my fs.

    luvabubba good luck with ob appt tomorrow, hope all is well with you and bubs.

    windupbird no i cant say i do say mthfr like what you think lol, i do find it funny now though.

    tatiana good luck for a bfp this month, oh i am totally with you about trying not to think about it too much but it being hard.
    my boobs seem to be a bit bigger than normal as they are about to pop out of my bras, i dont notice it when the bra is off. also i have been extremely moody this week, dh thinks i am going off at him all the time for no reason.
    my first conclusion is preggo lol, i even did a test tonite which came back negative which i pretty much knew it would as it is only day 22 of my cycle and i didnt use fmu. feel so stupid.
    not too fussed by it as it is still early days. could just be my body playing tricks and the medication.
    yep it is just a blood test, usually they dont test just for mthfr but for thrombophillias in general, i have 2 copies of the gene making me homozygous.

    missymoo hello, hope u are well.

    shantelle congrats on your pregnancy, have a wonderful remainder of your pregnancy.

    cartia is just the brand of asprin, i wonder why this brand in particular is the brand of choice by ob/fs????

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    Hi girls...I'm not sure why they have never told me what the name of it is!!! They did alot of blood tests after our 3rd m/c and said I have one gene which makes it's hetero something or other!!!

    Will be taking cartia from end of af...

    A little worried about the hycosy cause I have been told it can be a little uncomfortable...but I also want to know what's going on..I'm not back in Sydney til around cd 14 and they will only do them around cd7-10 so will have to wait til feb...

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    hopefulandwaiting: I've had 3 hysteroscopies and never had more than a bit of cramping after. You'll be right. You're having a GA yeah?

    heatherm: I hear you on the moody part! Woohoo my hubby's been saying away! And don't feel silly testing. I test all the time, terrible. In my last pregnancy my ob banned me from testing till my period was due. Needless to say I ignored her.
    I just wanted to see those lines get darker every day.
    Not sure that it matters what brand of low dose apsrin you use, but some are enteric coated and easier on your stomach.

    Cramps have eased off, but still tender. Spent the whole day planting vegies in the new vegie patch. Hoping for some home grown salads in the next few weeks!


 

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