Hi anyone in Townsville?
Hi anyone in Townsville?
Sorry I've been MIA. Hubby had an operation on mon, and got
Out of hospital yesterday, so I've been playing nurse!
Not much happening here ivf wise. Waiting for appt, hopefully something earlier will pop up. Sounds like wazza is in a completely different league. Bring it on.
Bella- are you ok? Haven't heard from you for awhile.
Amps-congrats on wedding anniversary
Musical gal- fingers crossed for you
Sunny- not long now!
Mrs p- when is your test date?
Flaussie, wishful, maca, sharlee, townsville Nat- hi to you all
Hi Townsville Nat,
I am in Townsville too however I think most of these other girls are in Cairns. There is one other lady who PM'd me a while back I thought I pm'd her but I am so new to this I don't think it worked. I rarely comment on this forum as I prefer to just read and get information and hear about others journeys -)
I am with Monash IVF and Dr Steve and my very first cycle is set for June. My husband has low sperm mobility. So far I am on the pill I sent in my registration form 3 weeks ago and have an appointment with FS on Wednesday so hopefully he will tell me more as no one else has. From reading on here I know I will need to change to injections soonish and am guessing that is what he will be explaining to me next week. Haven't heard from Monash yet.... am I meant to call them to confirm they received my forms?
Musicalgirl i think you have made a good choice as you said at least you will be at peace with the decision when your older and it sounds as though it is your DH's choice as well so all the more better to be in agreement with each other. I feel for you having to make such a huge decision it must have been very hard. Good Luck I hope you get your little miracle
Amps... maybe we will be cycling in the same month... for you that this cycle works out for you too.
Mrs P and Bella how are you both travelling....... I really hope your okay?
I have really been blown away by a lot of your stories & the strength you have to keep going back and trying again and again is amazing. As someone who has not even done one cycle yet my DH and I have already decided that financially and emotionally we will only be doing two cycles MAX. Put quite simply we just can't afford any more than that and as I am yet to find out but I have heard that emotionally it can be really hard on some so I am dreading the whole experience from the needles to the TWW to the very high possibility of it all been a complete waste of time and funds.
Yet I also have a 50% chance of it been successful (according to FS) so to maybe have the baby that I have yearned for is making me just a little bit excited. What I would give to do a PT and see two red lines .
I hope everyone else reading this is well. Stay Strong Ladies.
Maca Thanks it really hasn't and I am sure there a more turn to our journey before we take home a baby yet to come!
Mrs P How are you feeling? Any symptoms on your TWW? Fingers are firmly crossed for you.
Amps Good luck at your review on the 15th that will come around very quickly look how fast this year has gone already.
Musicalgal I know exactly what you mean when I came out of Wazza's appointment I was shellshocked beyond belief. I enjoyed how thorough and detailed he was. He asked what I wanted when I wanted it did I have a preference on types of cycles he took all of that into consideration. GOod luck with your cycle don't be afraid of 1-3 eggs at 35 that all I have ever got at EPU but I have had 3 pregnancies as QFG Cairns reminds me its my body that wlet us down!!! I have my fingers crossed this one cycle is all you need.
Townsvillenat - Welcome I am in Cairns but love to have you here all the same.
Flaussie Thanks x how are you?
Blue How are you, how is your DH recovery going? Thanks for thinking of me.
Sunny Thank for the catch up last weekend it was great to get out of the house! I am so excited for you it is coming up so fast you will be regulating your cycle anytime now.
AFM I had a ultrasound Monday when the OB/GYN took my stitches out. There was still a heartbeat I was told categorically that its a non viable pregnancy and I will certainly miscarry. I am having more MS my boobs busted out a whole size larger this week back into the bras I had to buy with my last pregnancy. I requested a referal for a scan for Cairns diagnostic which is late this afternoon as it was written out he told me I would have miscarried by today and would certainly be bleeding by Friday - I am not the only pain I get is ligament stretching pains or when I sneeze or roll over. It is a total mind f*&%. I don't even know what to consider myself, am I pregnant or not what is this limbo of hell I am in. I can't start a new cycle, I can't move on from the last one. My GP says there is a chance but no one else considered an expert or specialist thinks so. Today hopefully will bring some answers for us.
I am so lucky to have an open and understanding husband who is willing to keep trying. We haven't put a limit on it financially, or number of cycles we have decided to let us as a couple decide when we cant do anymore. We both know its possible we almost got there 3 times now so its a matter of having a strong embie the right luteal support and getting past that 12 weeks and it will happen. We know that so no matter how crap this is for us the long term goal outweighs this mess. Will let you know once I have scanned the latest news. My husband tells me we deserve a miracle i think all of us girls do.
Hi Everybody, I rarely post on here as I am based down in Townsville but I couldn't not say to Bella how amazing I think you are. You have been through one of the hardest journeys with this pregnancy that I have heard of. I am amazed at the lack of support you have received from any specialist and admire you for the strength you have shown. I wish you all the best today and hope it is the wonderful news you and your dh deserve.
Hello to everyone else up there. I wish you luck on all of your cycles and hope you get the babies you all utterly deserve. I have also heard great things about Wazza. I also did change to a fs in Brisbane after 5 stim rounds Professor Dunphy who is the head of Monash in QLD. He does teleconferencing via Skype and like Wazza I was amazed at his thoroughness and time he had for dh and I. He was also successful first stim and I am pregnant with twins. I just wanted to say that there are options if you want to try something different. Good luck to you all.
Sharlee32 I didn't get your pm but I am still here if you would like to catch up and talk through things. Maybe just put a post on here and I'll pm you my mobile number if you want to catch up or talk. Townsvillenat it would be great to meet you to.
Good luck to everyone on this thread and who is reading it. Shell
Shelby Congratulations. Twins so blessed. xx I hope its a smooth pregnancy and healthy delivery and enjoy all those cuddles and kisses with your babies.
I go through patches feel strong then cry and feel weak and then build myself up again because I won't quit yet.
I forgot to mention Surgery was Wednesday 17th my OB/GYN took the stitches out on Monday 22nd and my belly button incision about 2.5cm long split open within 30 mins. So freaking painful every since its just starting to today to form back up!!! the other two incision point are fine but the poor belly botton I have found sitting upright all week very uncomfortable.
Where is everyone at on the one or two embie transfer debate based on the risk of multiples etc.. Discussing this with Sunny last weekend and I am now of the opinion of two trasnfers sure it increases the risk of multiples higher risk pregnancy and birth. We would love two children together so a total of 3. But I don't think we will go back once we get a successful pregnancy because its been a bit rough this old journey and are likely to leave it on a high whether its a single or twin pregnancy/birth. That said it would be great to have twins get our dream 3 children and be done with this ivf journey. The risks scare me, we have had a lot of loss but it would be nice to have our dream family and never do this again. My husband is pro two embie trasnfer and we have done so for 4 out of 6 transfers however we have only had 1 blast out of all the embryos.
He thinks our chances are greater with Wazza because we should get more embryos therefore more chances to go to blast therfore more likely chance of implantation. Chances are increased. He think we should accept and run with it. I think the same at the moment.
Hi Bella, it is an interesting question. For 5 out of the first 6 transfers we transferred only one embryo. They were a mix of day 2, 3 and through to Blasty. We had transferred 2 embryo's before this last time but they were day 3 embryo's. in these first 6 transfers we had only one chem pregnancy at the beginning and that was from a single Blasty. This last time,which I have fallen pregnant, we put 2 blasty's back. Like your dh has said with you guys we got a better result with our last fs and we actually got 3 blasty's altogether and one is frozen. We were aware of the issues of a multiple pregnancy but as nothing had stuck before we decided to try it. My husband is also a twin so we were comfortable that is was a higher possibility. There is some research that for some women that 2 emby's help each other to stick as they increase the blood flow to the area twice as much which, and again I say for some women, doesn't happen enough with a single implantation. Two certainly worked for us as we are having twins. The pregnancy for me has been harder as I have been really sick from morning sickness and have been to hospital 3 times for this. I also have gestational diabetes already. The babies though are perfect and growing right on schedule. Would I change our decision knowing that both would stick. No way! We feel very blessed to be having 2. Also ours twins are fraternal (both emby's stuck) so the risks are no where near as high as identicals which could happen even with a single transfer. I have also been told that there is a higher rate of miscarriage with twins and that you can also loose one before the 12 weeks but have a perfectly healthy baby from the other one. I believe the choice is completely up to the individual/couple and what you feel comfortable with. We wouldn't change our decision for anything. Good luck with your decision (hopefully you won't have to make it as your pregnancy will turn into a beautiful baby). I hope this helps a little??? Shell
Maca that amazeballs!! Fantastic I am so happy for you.
I have had the scan and we have a geatational sac yolk and heartbeat 136beats. Measuring though a tiny 5w3d when I should be 8w!! Have to go back next week as we are no clearer my xerox is firmly closed so no signs that I will miscarry soon. It would make our edd Christmas Day please slow poke keep going!!
Yay Bella i say everyday is a blessing.. Everything is on track except measurements so that's a good thing right? Cervix shut good thing, Heartbeat on track, it's all very vague and yet still so promising, exciting and I would image hard to commit to relaxing?
Next scan is mid nxt week? What's doing with your hcg is it on a steady rise?
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