Hi ladies my husband and I just watched this video on taking home a new born and found it quite helpful. May be worth a watch for the first time mummies https://youtu.be/mRRwtR-ogXo
Harmony is blood test only. Some will do a scan but that's not actually a part of the test at all. It's just to make sure Bub is alive before you hand over $600 lol :-/
NT is blood test + scan
Hi I am 6 weeks today which is a miracle after 5 years and 13 rounds of IVF trying... This was a frozen natural cycle with a 5 day hatching blastocyst PGD tested embryo, so I am feeling hopeful (but nervous all the same) due approx mid Oct.we have a scan booked in for next Tuesday (6w,6d). Blood tests have been very good, 700, 20000. The IVF clinic don't do any more blood tests, I feel like I wouldn't mind tracking my HCG for my own peace of mind, has anyone else done this? Also apart from a. 6 week scan and booking in an obstetrician is there anything else anyone can suggest that I should be doing? Obviously new to this, and out of my comfort zone.. It is bizarre I didn't realise how dependant I was on the IVF Institution (how sad is that)..
Welcome lea7 wow what a journey 13 rounds of IVF! I'm so glad you got a little Bub on board! I booked in to see a ob at about 8 weeks. So my IVF clinic did a scan at 7 weeks and an optional one at 10 weeks and then have basically handed me over to the ob. I'm seeing him again today (12 1/2 weeks)
Once you see you ob at about 8 weeks you can discuss your next steps and the different testing involved
Welcome lea. The girls have given all the good advice. Best of luck.
My FS is also my OB, so the lines are a bit blurry as to when I'm officially an OB patient. I think last time it was closer to the 12 week mark
Hi lea congrats! I also had a long road but have had a smooth pregnancy so far, 12w today, woohoo!! It took a lot of getting used to not monitoring everything and I did ask the GP for a couple of bloods prescriptions so I had an extra one or two when I felt the need. Once I had the 7w scan there was no need but still hurdles to cross all along the way of course! Just more time between hurdles compared to IVF so seems far less stressful... I figure, science needed to help me get here but now maybe nature can take it from here knowing what to do??
Im 5 and a half weeks preg and cramping and back ache did anyone else suffer from this
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