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    On a brighter note I am currently 24 weeks pregnant with boy/girl twins and struggling a little bit, the old body isn't what it used to be...lol

    I'm happy to answer any questions you all may want to know about my experience in Greece.

    Sticky baby dust to all xx

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    Hi Rhino

    Try not to stress I bleeding a few times up until about 14 weeks, I went to the emergency dept at 7 weeks and they did an ultrasound and again at 9 weeks. Apparently bleeding can be common with multiples. Xxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    AFM - having quite a roller coaster! My BT have been fantastic (if not a bit scary hcg 13k then 30k then 108K!!). But I had ?gastro/food poisoning and was soooo sick for 3 days. And now I feel much better today but started bright red bleeding . FS nurse said it could be anything and not to worry. They won't allow me to have a scan earlier (it's due next Tue) as that could lead to upset if done too early.... sniff.... so now freak out and wait another week! I have had a bit of a twinge in my belly today as well. DH said he thinks its one of the babies being kicked out! (he tried to make me laugh/distress knowing triplets scare me but I can handle twins... and with hcg that high its likely multiples)... but all I want to do is cry.

    I've tried so hard to watch what I eat - and yet this?! IT was a friends lunch (all bring a plate - but then everything's left on the counter for 1hr or so while people chat and then who knows how safe things are. I'm not eating at anyones home again until these bubs are born!
    Hi Rhino,

    Sorry to hear you have had some issues, good luck your scan on Tuesday


    I snuck in a sneaky scan before my FS said too. They saw the sack and pole no HB just too early.. They did question why I was there so early.

    Also the very next day I had some bright red bleeding, so bad I had to fess up to my FS for advice. Turns out both embryos had implanted, and the one that had stopped developing was coming away.
    The other embryo was developing fine..

    FX for a great scan on Tuesday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yasna View Post
    Oh dear you poor darling !! Nothing worse than food poisoning especially if its both ends !! Plus bleeding ! I was scared also when I was first pregnant, I went to hospital emergency at around 6 weeks and they scanned me and saw a heartbeat and said everything was fine? My cousin said toilet looked like a shark attack scene when she was pregnant with her twins, she bled a lot. So keep an eye on it, monitor yourself and don't be afraid to go to hospital, you will be looked after. The HCG is rising, thats really important. I wouldn't mind twins, bring it on !!! I could be an Octomum, after all how many kittens does a cat have?

    Anyway I'm nervous, next month after my period I'm going to see my GP and ask for a referral for a day 13 scan for my lining. Just to see how it is, since I had a cesarean section and I wonder if the scarring would cause any problems? Dr Kanakas told me to get one before I travel next year, but I'm curious now. Good to see your lining was 10mm @francesthecat, since that's what worries me the most.

    Hope you're keeping your spirits up @gorgeousgeorge, from what I've read you are a very passionate and determined woman. Keep it up !! x

    Big welcome to the new girls taking the plunge to Greece, enjoy your time in such a beautiful and ancient city. I can't wait to go back and eat, eat, eat !!!

    Good to see the modz doing their job.

    Thank you lovely

    The c section scaring is also what I was worrying about, and I needed way way more medications to get a reasonable lining this time around.

    I can't wait for the food yum !!!
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    Thanks everyone for welcoming us newcomers, it really is a nice feeling joining such a supportive group! I've now read through the entire Greece #3, #4 and #5 and I thank you all for such helpful posts, and I really hope you're all going well in each of your journeys with a few pregnancies on the go and others preparing for their trips to Athens - exciting times!

    It's also helping me make my decision on a clinic, but I'm not fully there yet... it definitely sounds like Dr. K doesn't work specifically with immune issues (which is completely fine as lots of FS here also don't, and the jury's still out on immune issues anyway), but now that I've had the tests and they show elevated ANA, ATA and most likely NK cells (I had a biopsy last week), plus endo, I feel like I should go to a clinic that does treat these...just for my peace of mind and so I don't have regrets...

    Recently @AngelD said Dr. K uses minimal meds, which I think is definitely ideal, but I feel like unfortunately I will need steroids etc...is anyone else in a similar position? @Lucky8 I think this is why you decided to go with the clinics you went with? I would love to hear more about Dr. P and Genesis, my FS (Dr. L at Monash) says he sent 19 girls there in the last few weeks - I wish more of them were sharing their stories on here! I hope you're going really well there @lilshansy, I've been keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    AFM - having quite a roller coaster! My BT have been fantastic (if not a bit scary hcg 13k then 30k then 108K!!). But I had ?gastro/food poisoning and was soooo sick for 3 days. And now I feel much better today but started bright red bleeding . FS nurse said it could be anything and not to worry. They won't allow me to have a scan earlier (it's due next Tue) as that could lead to upset if done too early.... sniff.... so now freak out and wait another week! I have had a bit of a twinge in my belly today as well. DH said he thinks its one of the babies being kicked out! (he tried to make me laugh/distress knowing triplets scare me but I can handle twins... and with hcg that high its likely multiples)... but all I want to do is cry.

    I've tried so hard to watch what I eat - and yet this?! IT was a friends lunch (all bring a plate - but then everything's left on the counter for 1hr or so while people chat and then who knows how safe things are. I'm not eating at anyones home again until these bubs are born!
    @Rhino , amazing numbers ! Glad you are feeling ok after the gastro /food poisoning .
    hang in there xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peninsula Girl View Post
    Thanks everyone for welcoming us newcomers, it really is a nice feeling joining such a supportive group! I've now read through the entire Greece #3, #4 and #5 and I thank you all for such helpful posts, and I really hope you're all going well in each of your journeys with a few pregnancies on the go and others preparing for their trips to Athens - exciting times!

    It's also helping me make my decision on a clinic, but I'm not fully there yet... it definitely sounds like Dr. K doesn't work specifically with immune issues (which is completely fine as lots of FS here also don't, and the jury's still out on immune issues anyway), but now that I've had the tests and they show elevated ANA, ATA and most likely NK cells (I had a biopsy last week), plus endo, I feel like I should go to a clinic that does treat these...just for my peace of mind and so I don't have regrets...

    Recently @AngelD said Dr. K uses minimal meds, which I think is definitely ideal, but I feel like unfortunately I will need steroids etc...is anyone else in a similar position? @Lucky8 I think this is why you decided to go with the clinics you went with? I would love to hear more about Dr. P and Genesis, my FS (Dr. L at Monash) says he sent 19 girls there in the last few weeks - I wish more of them were sharing their stories on here! I hope you're going really well there @lilshansy, I've been keeping my fingers crossed for you.

    Hi @peninsulagirl

    Yes I ended up with Genesis but also lakentro . My choice was to use an ex Australian FS who works at Genesis who had worked for Monash Ivf previously . We did the donor egg & embryo transfer with iakentro based on feedback I had received on the forum actually .My experience at Genesis /iakentro was what I expected . Drs were great & network with each other . If you have to get extra scans tests etc , there is good team work within Genesis .it is not the most flashiest clinic I have seen , but I also went to iakentro which is very modern in contrast . I have borderline Nk cells & MTHFR as well as ageing sperm so wanted a more experimental approach .

    I think the clinic is most popular with Greeks , I did not hear any Aussie accents when there but it's a large building !

    My FS recommended my clinician as well as my gyno as he had worked with both in Australia .

    I found the Greek doctors very accomodating ( when my doctor was tied up ) & really strong technical conversations could be had .

    Only negative is that my particular clinician was very busy but he always had a lovely dr filling in for him when busy. Also not a very modern interior when you go into the meeting rooms . I had the best blood test done in my life there , effortless & no bruising which is very rare for me !

    I had 2 lining scans , blood tests to check a few things which I felt was thorough investigation & checks .

    Everyone speaks English so super easy .im planning to return in April if I can get leave from work .

    ask away if you need any further info !
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    Well I saw my GP today and she was amazing and said she was happy to assist in any way she can 😊 I contacted Dr K through the website this afternoon and have already had an email and a phone call from him!! He wants me to send through details of my 4 failed cycles and meds I was on.. He mentioned how young I was so I guess he wants to make sure donor is the right path for us? I can't afford to keep going with my own eggs.. they are getting me nowhere 😣
    Already have a Skype appointment this Sunday!!

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    @Peninsula Girl I can't really help on the whole decision making process when immune issues are involved, but it sounds like you're on the right track - perhaps you can send emails to those clinics you're considering and ask them specifically about how they treat those problems? Go with your gut too ...
    @bindyboop, great news about your gp being so supportive - that will make the Australian part of your journey so much more manageable! Make sure you have any questions you want to ask written down for your Skype call - I'd have questions and then would forget to ask them while on the call!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peninsula Girl View Post
    Thanks everyone for welcoming us newcomers, it really is a nice feeling joining such a supportive group! I've now read through the entire Greece #3, #4 and #5 and I thank you all for such helpful posts, and I really hope you're all going well in each of your journeys with a few pregnancies on the go and others preparing for their trips to Athens - exciting times!

    It's also helping me make my decision on a clinic, but I'm not fully there yet... it definitely sounds like Dr. K doesn't work specifically with immune issues (which is completely fine as lots of FS here also don't, and the jury's still out on immune issues anyway), but now that I've had the tests and they show elevated ANA, ATA and most likely NK cells (I had a biopsy last week), plus endo, I feel like I should go to a clinic that does treat these...just for my peace of mind and so I don't have regrets...

    Recently @AngelD said Dr. K uses minimal meds, which I think is definitely ideal, but I feel like unfortunately I will need steroids etc...is anyone else in a similar position? @Lucky8 I think this is why you decided to go with the clinics you went with? I would love to hear more about Dr. P and Genesis, my FS (Dr. L at Monash) says he sent 19 girls there in the last few weeks - I wish more of them were sharing their stories on here! I hope you're going really well there @lilshansy, I've been keeping my fingers crossed for you.
    Yes would be great if we got other people who had gone to different clinics and get there different perspectives on here. I can suggest looking at Fertility Friends, it is English based but gives you a much broader view on all Greek clinics and I think they also have a section on Genesis and probably if you do a search one's that specialise in immune issues. Good luck

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