Hi @ladybug14 and everyone else reading along on here.
38 weeks ladybug - that is awesome! Good luck with the last 2 weeks, it must be so exciting and nerve wracking at the same time?
Thinking of you @francesthecat and and also you @MGC Bertie @PreciousHeart @Miss Sagi and all the other ladies that have been so kind to me and generous with their advice. I wish none of us ever had to be on these boards but man I am glad they exist! It's so bewildering and disheartening when you are diagnosed with immune issues when most of us have had a long old battle to get to this point anyway... but coming on here made me feel less alone and that it IS possible to have a baby, despite the odds.
AFM I am 31 weeks today, 9 weeks to go. Waddling around like a penguin and still marveling that I am pregnant at all. I have had both Dr M and my obstetrician take care of me during pregnancy and I'm now down to just clexane, 3 weeks left of that and that will be the end of my immune meds. Which makes me nervous but I can't say I miss the steroids, the cash spent on neupogen, or the 4 hour round trip to have intralipids done every 4 weeks, but I honestly believe Dr M's protocol is what got me, and kept me pregnant.
Prior to going on his treatment I had 4 IVF failures with 2 sets of donor eggs and no implantation. he has been nothing short of wonderful with me, and I know he speaks at volume 2 on the phone and you often have no idea why he is doing what he is doing but he has been so thorough with me and really helped me out when I had bleeding in early pregnancy and was terrified. I am still nervous, even at this stage, and don't think I will fully relax and believe until I have my baby in my arms. But I do like how Dr M does a full blood count every time he reduces me or weans me off a drug so he is satisfied I no longer need it. If I lived anywhere near him I'd have asked him to be my obstetrician in a heartbeat.
I know not everybody gets pregnant first go with Dr M, I was very lucky that that happened for me, but every time I went to Hurstville for the intralipids I would meet yet another woman he had helped and I think he has a lot he can do for us unlucky ones, even those who have been told they don't have a hope in hell of getting pregnant. That was me 6 years ago, I was told I had a 2-5% chance of carrying a baby and I thank my lucky stars every single day for the position I am now in. Don't give up hope.