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    Default IVF Babies due July/August/September 2015!

    Thanks @akakura for thinking of me love your update the other day. So cute. I have been reading when I can from the sidelines. Have been pretty busy with Xmas etc and ms has been a bit of a pain. Still on the Zofran but some days are better than others.

    I am now 12w 2d and had my scan on Monday. All looks good I think it is really starting to set in now that I'm going to have 2 under 2 in 6 months! Call me crazy! May be just very lucky

    EDD 6th July 2015 and I'm in Perth. Baby #2. Married for 5 years. DS 15 months.

    Welcome to all the new ladies (and the veterans) I hope you all have a happy and healthy next 7-8 months!

    Here is our little snow baby.
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    Merry Christmas x
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    Hello @akakura and congrats once again @TeamCarts what a lovely scan pic, I bet you can't stop looking at it.

    I just read back over the public vs private discussion earlier. Unfortunately it's one of those things that is a personal decision and you'll always hear stories about how private was a waste of money and how public was the best experience ever. I've also heard from some who went public first time around and took out private health cover second time around as they never wanted to go public again after their experience. It's an each to their own situation.

    If it helps any of you, I went private and don't regret my decision at all!! I had plenty of people asking me why I was wasting my money as I too had zero complications during pregnancy. In the end it only cost me approx. $2500 out of pocket so I don't think it was too expensive. I loved having the same dr and had minimal wait to see him each time. I also stayed at the hospital one extra night than I had planned to as my milk still wasn't in. I know without a doubt if they discharged me within 24hrs like our public hospital does, there is no way I could have stuck with breast feeding. I didn't get a lot of pain with feed, just slight discomfort but I had no milk for my baby and it was hard to feel like I was holding her properly and getting the latch properly, etc. I had barely held a baby before so I didn't find it easy to hold her to my chest and the try and pull my boob into her mouth at exactly the right angle at the exact moment her mouth opened. I literally needed 3 or 4 hands. In the end my milk came on day 6 and not long after I was holding bub and she should jump on herself. She self weaned at 4mths old but that's a different story. Had I not had access to the free lactation consultant at the hospital, I know I would have had to give up much earlier, I would have had no idea what I was doing and my mum even said she would have told me to just buy some formula after seeing what I was going through and all the tears and being upset. I was pretty determined to get through it but only because I had a lot of help to get there.
    I'm also glad I had my own bathroom. I tore and had an episiotomy and they told me to shower 3 times a day to avoid infection. When I was standing in my own blood and whatever else was in the shower water, I was suddenly thankful that I wasn't sharing a room with others and expecting them to stand in the shower I'd be using and the thought of me having to use a shower after them made me heave. I also had to get hubby to help me put my undies on the first couple of days and that wouldn't have been a pretty sight so thankfully we had privacy.
    I had a fairly straight forward birth but was thankful that the private hospital was more forthcoming with pain relief. I almost had an emergency situation when she was first born so I guess there's no knowing what might come out of an uncomplicated pregnancy.

    I just wanted to reassure those considering private that it's not necessarily a waste of money. The most expensive part for me was paying for the high level of health cover for the time that I was trying to conceive and not using it. I looked up my private health records recently and due to having Ivf and then a baby (plus normal stuff like dental check ups), my health fund had covered about $12k in expenses. Obviously if public is for you then by all means but I think it helps to know what the out of pocket costs are and what benefits you get in return. I was happy to come home in the end but thankful as a first time mum that I wasn't leaving with a new baby straight away.
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    TeamCarts.... I think the picture makes it all so much more real. I pushed my clinic to give me another BT, this coming Saturday, so am much happier with that, rather than just sitting for weeks absolutely not knowing.

    Annerley.... I think you have totally convinced me to go private. I don't even particularly like it when I have to share a room when I go for Intrallipids/IVIG. I tiptoe around trying not to disturb the other person, and I so agree with the whole bathroom thing. I've done my day sharing bathrooms while backpacking!!

    AFM... I rang my closest private hospital with maternity this morning (Sydney Southwest in Liverpool), and the nurse was very helpful and even emailed me a list of local obs who deliver at their hospital. Has anyone got any experiences there? And does anyone have any tips how I choose an ob from the long list of twenty or so?

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    @brightsunshine @RoosterD @KayzB @hawknest how are you all going? How far along are you all now? Hi to everyone else that that I haven't 'met' before too.
    @Ladydee I would definitely believe that my little one will be at school before I know it. It's ridiculous how quickly time is going. When she was first born, I couldn't imagine her not being a newborn. We definitely have tons of photos and videos. I'm very much looking forward to her first Christmas tomorrow too.
    @MCG Bertie I'm happy you found my experience helpful, a room to yourself is the least you deserve after giving birth. I'm the same though, I'd be too worried about not doing the right thing by the other ladies in my room if I shared. I'd worry if my baby cried all night or if I had too many visitors. I was really lucky and actually got a room with a double bed so hubby was more than comfortable and stayed he whole time with me. My hospital has recently started sending patients to Crowne Plaza after 24hrs if they have no complications. There is a midwife on site, you get room service and your whole family including other kids can stay if you like. Is completely optional, you can stay at the hospital but I'll be putting my hand up to go, that's for sure. @Ladydee I also had no idea that babies gag on their mucus initially. Not long after I gave birth, the midwife looked over at bub and ran over and turned her on her side as she was bringing up mucus, thank god she was there (we didn't have a fountain like you had though- that would have been scary). I remember the first night that every time she made a noise, I was jumping out of the bed and I think DH turned his phone light on a million times. It only happened another one or two times in the first day or two after her birth but I can remember wondering how long it would go on for and whether I'd have to be constantly watching her. I kind of wished someone told me to expect it and that after they are a day or two old they should be fine.
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    Merry Christmas ladies.
    What a beautiful present to us all!

    Akakura yes we have cycled before in 2012.... It's all still very surreal to be on this thread. But very happy. Congrats on your 13 week milestone. I can't wait for that step and the belly of course.

    MGC Bertie I have not booked the hospital as yet. That is done later. But I knew which hospital I wanted so I went onto Kareena website and looked for OB's that way.. It was actually the first one I rang that I could speak with the admin staff that I chose. To be honest the receptionist was so lovely and helpful and had been with doctor for 15 yrs... She made me feel comfortable and she really seemed to care. I knew then that I would be happy dealing with her for the duration. Nothing seemed to hard for her.. Not to mention the price was great.

    Annerley thank you for your words of wisdom regarding public vs private. You have just cemented my decision to stay with private. Your stories were very convincing... The hospital near me just had a major upgrade on maternity wing this yr. And I won't be one to say no to extra pain relief if required.
    You also get champagne with your dinner if you so choose and they have rooms with double beds. Being a first time mum I will welcome the extra support as the breastfeeding worries me, so it's great that they will have nurses to help you with that. My one thing I'm not looking forward to which everyone tells me is how brown and large your areola's go. Being an older first time mum I have been happy with my little pink nipples most of my life and that bit just freaks me out. I know it's stupid but the stories some of my family are telling are down right freaky.... Lol.. Again I know it's stupid of me

    teamcarts. What a great scan. Congrats. Sorry to hear about your ms. How exciting and a little scary to think about 2 kids under 2....I look forward to seeing everyone's scans in the coming months.

    Anyway I'm up the North Coast at my brothers house and his 4 little kids. It's now 0615 and I'm just starting to hear little stirs and foot noises on the landing.
    Merry Christmas ladies. Stay safe and healthy...

    lots ts of happy thoughts Kylee

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    Hi ladies, hope you all had a lovely Christmas with your loved ones

    Just a little worried and wondering if anyone else is having or has had achey thighs? Mine kept waking me up last night until I eventually got up to walk around a bit which felt a little better. Just worried as I know I've had this with at least one of my losses before but I still don't know if it's just a pregnancy sign of mine or an impending loss sign? I did go to Seaworld yesterday and did lots of walking so I guess it could have something to do with that also?

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    Ladydee.... I have really had no signs and symptoms at all. When I told DH the other day that I had some tightness / pulling down there, he reckoned it was just because I had been moving furniture about at school. So lots of walking could definitely do it. These mental games are doing my head in!!

    Bubs4Kylee.... I'm not really sure about preferred choice of hospital for me - it's more about distance - the Liverpool one is 30mins away, the Penrith one 40mins away and the Westmead one 50mins, so I'm just thinking of going with the closest. Maybe I will check the next closest too.

    AFM.... third BT results are in, with Hcg level of 2300 (23dpo). My FS rang himself again with the results, and said it is "bang on where it should be." I'd already done the maths though, and thought if it was doubling from my 2nd BT then it should have been about 4500, so though I am quietly happy that I am still pregnant, I'm still guarded. Going off some googled Hcg tables, I have:
    - 1st BT on 15dpo was 155 (high end of range 17-147)
    - 2nd BT on 18dpo was 780 (high end of range 70-758)
    - 3rd BT on 23dpo is 2300 (range is 506-4660, so slightly above the average 2034)
    Well, I've promised myself now that once a week BTs will be fine, so let's see how I go making it through the next week!!

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    Congratulations Everyone.

    I got my BFP confirmed on Xmas Eve 24th December and would love to join an August due group. I notice a few names on here which is nice to see.

    This is first bub for DH and I so would love any advice I can get.

    Still in shock and all feeling a bit surreal don't think it will hit till 1st scan and hear the heartbeat which is due for 19th January. 2nd Beta is due on 12 January but i feel like that is too long of a wait however clinic is closed till then so thinking of going to a local GP to see if I can get another Beta sooner. How far apart were your beta test's?

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    Twinkley.... congrats on our BFP!!! What a fantastic Xmas present!! I see in your signature that you've done IUIs before - was this one also an IUI or an IVF? Thankfully my clinic is still open as I couldn't wait all the way to the HB scan, so had my third beta test today, 5 days after my second one (as my clinic always does two BT to check doubling rate). As I'm also under the care of a separate immune specialist, I'm going to have weekly BTs which I'm more than happy about.

    Have you gone onto one of those online calculators to work out your due date yet? I was really excited to see that date come up, even though I know it's unlikely in reality to actually turn out to be that exact date :-))

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGC Bertie View Post
    Twinkley.... congrats on our BFP!!! What a fantastic Xmas present!! I see in your signature that you've done IUIs before - was this one also an IUI or an IVF? Thankfully my clinic is still open as I couldn't wait all the way to the HB scan, so had my third beta test today, 5 days after my second one (as my clinic always does two BT to check doubling rate). As I'm also under the care of a separate immune specialist, I'm going to have weekly BTs which I'm more than happy about.

    Have you gone onto one of those online calculators to work out your due date yet? I was really excited to see that date come up, even though I know it's unlikely in reality to actually turn out to be that exact date :-))
    Thanks @MGCBertie so happy to see you got your BFP too. This was my second round of IVF that was successful after over 3 years of TTC.

    Yes I want to check my Hcg is doubling as we put back two embbies my I'm a bit nervous as round one of IVF ended with a chemical pregnancy. So really needing the reassurance. I feel like 12 January is too far away.

    I did check the online calculator and it said 29th August which is exciting as my birthday is 26th August. When are you due?

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