I always liked the Monday updates on the TTCAL board so I'll add my two cents--even though its Thursday
I am 16w5d today. Had my first appt. at the regualr OB after "graduating" from the RE on Tuesday. She put the doppler on my belly and we heard the hb right away--140 bpm! SO excited and feeling like I can relax a bit.
I'm so glad to see some others who have graduated from TTCAL! Best wishes to everyone!View Thread
I have heard of people getting pregnant again right away like that. Plus, the blood tests that the doctors do are much more sensitive than the HPT I think so for them to have confirmed it negative back in March, I dont think a HPT would be picking up hormones still from the last pregnancy?? Good luck!View Thread
Thank you all for your kind words--it really helps a lot. I know I'll feel better once I can feel the baby move--kind of like a daily affirmation that everything is fine. I just hope those movements come soon I cant wait! I've thought about one of those at home dopplers but I'm just concerned that it could cause more worry if i did it wrong and didnt hear anything. I guess I'll jsut have to wait for my appt on Tuesday and for thoses first movements. I keep thinking that I'm feeling something but I know its too early. It feels like little vibrations in by lower belly. I tell myself that it is the baby moving just to make myself feel better but I know its too soon 16 weeks tomorrow so hopefully something soon!
Vicky--feel free to share with the TTCAL board...I'm so sorry for dropping off the planet like that. I just usually posted at work and things got really busy so I didnt have time. Plus my husband takes our laptop to work with him so I dont always have a chance to use it at home. And we also just moved in January so we were so busy selling our house and finding a new one etc. Please let them know I'm sorry and I think about everyone on that board all the time. I'll have to lurk over there a little bit. I miss everyone there and wish them good luck!View Thread
So sorry to hear about your losses. I have been through 3 myself. Just like Charlotte I did a lot of reasearch after my losses and also found how common they are--though like she said that does not make it any easier to deal with and I was truly one of the last things I wanted to hear. But they are common so chances are you have nothing to worry about. I found that usually the rule of thumb is after 3 in a row they call that "recurrent miscarriage" and then might think about testing and sending you to a specialist. That is what we did after my 3rd loss. But since you had a healthy pregnancy in between there is probably even less concern that there would be a problem. Check with your doctor and see what they say. Good luck! Best wishes.View Thread
Hi Everyone, I'm new here but I did spend quite a bit of time on the TTC after loss board. In June of 2011 we found out that I was pregnant for the first time. We were thrilled as we had been trying for almost a year. I went in for the initial consultation appt. and everything was fine. They scheduled an u/s for a few days later but I started spotting before the u/s. When they did it, there was no heartbeat. I had a D&C the next day. We were devistated but the doctors said it was just chromosomal and I was fine to try again. We despirately wanted a baby so we started trying again and I got pregnant again 2 months later...only to m/c again at around 6 weeks before any doctors appts or u/s or anything. I asked the doctors what was wrong with me but they insisted this was just bad luck and everything was fine. We started trying again and found out I was pregnant again about 5 months later--actually took the test on what would have been my first due date. We were elated...thought that was a sign that it was meant to be. Started feeling sick and sore breasts and everything. First u/s was great--strong h/b. Had another u/s at 9 weeks. Everything still looked fine. Then started spotting at 11 weeks 3 days. Went in to the doctor and had another u/s only to find out the baby stopped developing around 9 weeks. Scheduled a D&C for two days later but the next day at home I lost everything. DH rushed me to the hospital where I nearly passed out and they did a D&C to get any leftover tissue but they said the baby was gone. This led us into a variety of tests over this past summer--genetic tests, ultrasounds a HSG, bloodwork etc. After finally seeing a second specialist he told us he thinks I need a blood thinner to help the placenta attach properly. So, I was finally able to get pregnant again. They started me on progesterone and letrozole. I am 15 weeks 3 days right now...due Sept. 21st. Sorry for the long intro story to get me to my point...which is: I'm terrified! I know I'm out of the first trimester so I'm a little safer now. I also had u/s every two weeks during the first trimester and everything was always good--measuring good (even measuring a couple days big), strong hb etc. I have had no cramping, bleeding, spotting anything to tell me that something is wrong but I just cant get it out of my head that something is going to happen to this baby too. I want to be happy and excited and bond with my baby but I just cant seem to get happy about it. I know worrying is not helping but I cant help it. I need support from people who have been there. How did you get through your pregnancies without losing you mind? I'm sure I'll feel better once I can feel the baby move but right now I dont have anything to tell me that everything is fine. I graduated from the specialist so no more every-two-week u/s and my first appt with the regular doc is one week from today. I feel like I'm going to lose my mind before that appt. gets here. And even when it does, I'm going to be so scared that they will not find a hb. Help me keep my sanity Thanks for listeningView Thread
Thanks everyone for the good thoughts. It helps a lot! Yes, Vybe I did have a loss in week 6 and one in week 7--so it does help knowing I've made it past those dates . And seeing the hb--which we never made it to either time before. Like Heather said, I'll just have to try to keep myself busy (even though I'm soooo tired ) But it does seem to be when I'm bored or alone that I start thinking, oh, do my boobs still hurt? Why don't I feel like throwing up right now? Thanks again...I look forward to spending the next 7-8 months here with you guys!View Thread
So, i'm not sure that I'm ready to "officially join" the group yet, but I guess I just needed some positive thoughts. I am 8 weeks 3 days today. I've had 2 m/c in the past year. I am so paranoid and i'm worried something is going to happen again. The symptoms that I have are: sore breasts, nausea sometimes when I let my stomach get empty and I'm tired a lot. Some of these symptoms come and go--does anyone else experience this too? I don't want to seel sick 24/7 but when I'm feeling better I start to panic that something is wrong. The symptoms always come back but I get so nervous. Any advice on not panicing and remaining calm? I know stressing is no good. We had an u/s last Friday and saw a strong heart beat (141/min--the u/s tech said it was strong??) and the baby was measuring perfectly. I thought that would help me feel better but I still don't. I want to be happy about this pregnancy and get excited, but I cant seem to yet.View Thread