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    Thank you so much everyone for the wonderful wishes! I wish everyone gets to feel like this one day soon! I've spent the day grinning like a Cheshire Cat DH due home from trip soon so that will be great to celebrate together.

    Keep reminding myself its just the first hurdle and brace for bad news - but for now its amazing! Told too many friends/fam already who've known about ivf struggle and no doubt most will think too early but heck after everything we all go through I'll cherish any little bit of good news!

    Clinic refuses to bring bloods forward so Thu it is. I just keep touching my belly and telling my embies to keep growing and digging in! No nausea today so hope that's not a bad sign....

    In my already jumping the gun state, Got response from G already too on protocol but having probs scheduling next intralipids as they say no weekday appts. Has anyone ever had it done during wk? If they can't ft me in I'll have to try in Hong Kong - least will save on stress and cost of travel.

    Also Dr M says to increase Dex to 4 tabs a day for 9 weeks before switching to Pred. Anyone else done that? Do we need to worry about steroids and baby?

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    Glad to hear kiwi!!! FX that it is a sticky one!!

    Good luck pihu for the cycle.

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    Hi ladies, this might seem like a dumb question but should I get AF after a hysteroscopy? Dr m did mine last tues and AF was due y'day but hasn't arrived. He said something before I went into the theatre but I can't remember! I did bleed quite heavily that afternoon and spotted the next day. So do u think that's it?

    Scrap the question, the witch arrived this arvo. Now the headache that has been building all day makes sense!
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    Hi Kiwi - congrats on your pos HPT, yes Dr M standard is to double the Dex on BFP. So 4 tabs should equal 2mg (assume you were on 1mg before).

    Dex can't transfer to the baby until the placenta takes over from the yolk sack at around 9-10 weeks, so you will be switched to Pred around this time which is safer for baby.

    Congrats and good luck for your BT!

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    Default Beta confirmed

    Hi ladies, got my pregnancy confirmed today yay! Guess i am PUPO. Unbelievable feeling

    Beta hcg 382.6 mIU/ml
    P4 >40ng/ml
    E2 1478 pg/ml

    Back to retest on Saturday and then every second day for a week is that right?

    Also just seen RI in Hong Kong who said he can do intralipid for me but wants to retest my bloods with Chicago and do next intralipids straight away. BTs Exxy so ouch but guess cheaper than continued trips n accom to Sydney. Will mull it over as so scared about doing something to jinx this.

    This is TMI but I am awfully inflamed down there (kinda like swollen cervix and itchy burning like thrush). Is this normal from the double dose of crinone or something I should be worried about?

    Sorry more questions:

    - Dexamethasone now 4 tabs per day till week 9 then switching to 25mg of Prednisolone. What week do I start weaning off the prednisolone and how do I wean off?


    - continue daily injection of one Clexane until what week?


    - 400gm progesterone pessaries morning and night until what week?

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    Sorry one more - anyone have any tips for sleeping more? I'm only getting 3/4hrs a night due to the Dex but can't seem to sleep for longer...

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    Congrats kiwi76! Sorry I can't help with your questions but I am so excited for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi76 View Post
    Hi ladies, got my pregnancy confirmed today yay! Guess i am PUPO. Unbelievable feeling

    Beta hcg 382.6 mIU/ml
    P4 >40ng/ml
    E2 1478 pg/ml

    Back to retest on Saturday and then every second day for a week is that right?

    Also just seen RI in Hong Kong who said he can do intralipid for me but wants to retest my bloods with Chicago and do next intralipids straight away. BTs Exxy so ouch but guess cheaper than continued trips n accom to Sydney. Will mull it over as so scared about doing something to jinx this.

    This is TMI but I am awfully inflamed down there (kinda like swollen cervix and itchy burning like thrush). Is this normal from the double dose of crinone or something I should be worried about?

    Sorry more questions:

    - Dexamethasone now 4 tabs per day till week 9 then switching to 25mg of Prednisolone. What week do I start weaning off the prednisolone and how do I wean off?


    - continue daily injection of one Clexane until what week?


    - 400gm progesterone pessaries morning and night until what week?
    Kiwi76, I'm sure there are ladies currently pregnant on here who might give you a more accurate response but from memory my protocol was:

    Start weaning of pred around 16-17wks by 5mg a week. Plateau on 20mg for 3 weeks then continue. Finished by 27wk. I took full dose in the morning after breakfast and my sleep wasn't too badly affected. I was on 35mg so you should plateau at maybe 15?

    Continue clexane until birth (my obs choice.)

    400mg pessaries (I was
    On 3/day) start weaning around 11/12 wks by one pessary a week. Must be finished by 15-16wks. Staying on longer can cause sterility in female fetuses.

    Hope that helps a little
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    I was able to start weaning off pred after 12 weeks (no dex before though) and was off completely by 14 weeks. I'm currently 31 weeks and still on daily Clexane until 36 weeks - if I end up needing a c-section I'll have it for 6 weeks after birth too.

    It really depends on what dosages you're on and what the preferences of your specialists are. My FS who initially put me on Clexane after my BFP said I'd be able to come off it at 16 weeks, but my Ob (who is also a FS) asked me to keep going until 36 weeks as a precaution. As much as I hate the daily injections I was inclined to agree with the more cautious recommendation!

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    Good hcg! Might be twin? Did u put two back in, kiwi?

    Sorry i cant give u the answers.


 

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