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    HI Ladies

    Pixel- I agree with RBchaser, it may just be an increased flow of blood. I had 2 episodes where I truly believed I was having a heart attack! Even spent a whole day in hospital hooked up to monitor- All Clear! The specialist said it's mechanical- like I was an engine I have a few palpitations, but that's it.

    Helonweels- It will be interesting to find out what you can about the connection between donor eggs & pre-eclampsia. My hands are starting to feel a bit fatter and harder to open & close...all these tricky little things that happen with pregnancy. Lovely news about your poppy seed

    Best wishes to ladies on cycles and in Cape Town...thinking of you all

    I had an extra scan today (18 weeks completed into my 19th) Bubba is too big to now fit into one screen shot. We have the anology scan next Tuesday and that will check everything has formed correctly and we will get 3D pictures...looking forward to this
    I am still feeling very lucky to be where I am now and I love my pregnant belly x

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    Pixel - good advice for you to rest up Hun. Wonderful that the haematoma is decreasing in size. My 20 week scan showed a 2.6 x 5.3 cm clot and thankfully bubba was fine. Take good care of that belly bean.

    No pram, so I went and purchased a new one! I have instructed the AFP to proceed with charges. No word from them as yet.

    Helon - How lovely for you. Very interesting re pre-eclampsia, I had not heard that before. Will be interesting to read what your research uncovers. Love the name 'poppy seed'.

    Jenilee - Lovely to hear from you. Wow, that time seems to have flown. 18 weeks, I am so happy for you.

    Good luck Emski and Angel.

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    thought that reuters was a good reference point for the pre-eclampsia/donor egg connection, but have found quite a few feeds on it.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/...6AO3DY20101125

    Very interesting reading for ALL of us... Surrogates have the same high risk for obviously, the same reason.
    There are many, many results on google... so take a look. I knew nothing of it (and was confident i had done all my research)!!
    Another hurdle that we must overcome..
    xxx

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    Hello! It has been ages since I posted but I have been following along and keeping up with the highs and lows of everyone's journeys.


    It continues to astound me how those of you with BFNs, chemicals and losses manage to pick yourselves up and keep moving forward. I truly admire you and hope that it will be your turn next.


    To those with BFPs - congratulations and I hope your pregnancy is stress free!


    I am now 18 weeks! Still getting the all day MS but do have some days better than others. I have a lovely bump and I am starting to really believe this is happening!! I am looking forward to feeling baby move and my 20 week scan where I want to find out if I am team blue or pink.


    I had a few scares early on - two episodes of spotting and a big bleed at 7 weeks. It is interesting to note how many of us have experienced bleeding of some sort.

    Helonweels - my OB also mentioned to me the 'double' risk of age and donor for pre-eclampsia. Like you I hadn't heard this before. I am having OB apps every three weeks and they are watching my BP very carefully.


    Pixel - I have experienced the shaky/anxious feeling but for me it has been associated with MS.


    For the next roll call update - my due date is 26/3.

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    Hi Ladies. I'm still lurking around when I can but with the back and forth to the hospital to visit/feed the babies I haven't had a lot of time to truly keep up with everyone. They will be 4 weeks old on Saturday and hopefully out of special care and finally home close to then.

    Just wanted to jump in on the pre-eclampsia thing. Since I was a bad case (admitted to hospital twice with my BP around the 210/115 mark!) and doctors almost had to deliver the babies at 29 weeks I have learnt quite a lot, 10 weeks later (and almost 4 weeks after I delivered...) I am still being treated for it and on 3 different types of blood pressure medication. I asked one of the 2 specialists I am seeing about the donor egg thing at my clinic appointment this morning and he said it's not a factor they are ever really that concerned about as it doesn't increase the risks that much. The 3 main factors they look for are pre-existing condition/family history, age (over 38...) and a multiple birth. In my case the issues are age (42), plus having 2 placentas and the increased hormones that come with that. The stats he gave me were approx 20% of women with singleton pregnancies will develop it, 8 out of 10 women with a multiple pregnancy will develop it...and almost all multiples over 38 will have it to some degree, just depends on how early in the pregnancy it becomes a real issue. There is a reasonably new blood test they do in most of the major hospitals to check your chances of developing it...they then just treat it with asprin before it becomes an issue. If you are seeing a private OB and you have concerns ask them about the test as they may not run it as part of your general tests if you have no past issues or family history.

    Hope this helps.

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    I would like to join all of you lovely ladies as i begin my ED journey. I have been reading through all 3 threads, there is just so much information to take in and it's so helpful. one thing for sure I don't feel so alone on this journey anymore.
    A little about me 41 low AMH 1.1, 3 IVF BFN and 2 IUI BFN. DH and I have now come to terms with using an ED. I have spent the past few weeks reviewing donors in South Africa. So difficult not to second guess myself on who we should choose.
    We are looking at Cape Town next May, fingers crossed. If someone could update the roll call with my details that would be great.
    Looking forward to getting to know everyone :-)

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    Hi there lily - here's a big fat welcome to the gang.
    how exciting that you are headed down this road. This thread is a wealth of information - but as you have no doubt read, we all still get little surprises alòng the way! Hoping to hear more about you and your journey

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    Hi Ladies,

    hope you are all well on whatever part of the journey you are at.

    helonwheels you are correct we do have a higher risk of developing pre eclampsia. The doc who looked after me on the pre eclampsia side told me, I had no idea up until that point. I did find out from my scan that the bub will come early but as I wasn't his patient at the time he couldn't tell me I'm sure he told my ob who didn't pass the info on, so I had no idea how early, I apologise I thought I had put that bit of info in my posts.

    As MissLeo said age is also a factor too, so is being overweight, lack of exercise and generally being less than healthy. I wish the cure was as simple as taking aspirin, I'm sure Missleos doc didn't want to scare her. Unfortunately there is no guarantee that management will stop me from getting pre eclampsia again, management may however help extend the gestation period in the womb though. Once I get a positive I have to go back to the specialist for regular testing and treatment plan which will include aspirin and calcium amongst other things.

    i will say that from my research diet is a huge factor, no processed foods, loads of fruit and veg. This is something I struggled with as I craved sausage rolls for breakkie with loads of tomato sauce. I also craved salty foods, another no no for blood pressure but an indication for a boy lol

    again I apologise I thought I had mentioned this in my post. I'm also curious that SA is the capital of pre eclampsia as Dr LR put it.

    On another note, I'm looking for obstetrician for when I come back, my lovely South African pre eclampsia expert isn't in my area anymore. Whilst no obs state they deal with pre eclampsia one Dr G Matthias says he deals with difficult cases, do I assume its the same person you are all talking about who deals with NKC and is very difficult to get an appointment with? He is in Miranda and I think works out of St George as well. If that's the case I will give him a wide berth the last thing I wil need is an I obtainable ob lol

    have a great day all

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    Hi everyone! I'd like to introduce myself. I've been reading through this thread for months and I have gained tons of knowledge from all of you. I am ever so grateful for all the info and love on here. Well, my DH and I have been TTC for 9 years now, had 4 IVF cycles, all failed. Now going down ED route. We have paid, chosen donor, contracts singned flights booked and we are traveling to Capetown in January.

    Congratulations to everyone who's got their BFP and
    Big hugs to those who got BFN

    Good Luck everyone on this journey!


    Me 44, DH43
    9years TTC,
    IVF #1: 5 eggs, none fertilised
    IVF/ICSI #2: cycle cancelled - poor resonse
    IVF/ICSI #3: cycle cancelled- poor response

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    Hi Thembs - Welcome!
    You are like me.. I used this forum for the wealth of information and didn't join on until after Id returned from Cape Town.
    Cape town is wonderful and you'll have a wonderful time. Are you going with CFC?
    xxx


 

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