I'm sitting here at my computer desk, and I've just finished writing a card to my favorite cousin congratulating her on her new baby. I cried the whole time...This sounds very selfish and bitter of me, but I'm glad she lives in another state so I don't have to visit her. I feel bad because she miscarried almost exactly a year ago, and I know she was scared when she found out she was pregnant again...I never even talked to her because I was grieving my own loss. I feel like the lowest form of life on the planet right now...View Thread
Mother of 3 sons and one angel baby. Praying for another miracle!
Well, I got a call from my doctor's office today. They received some of the results back from my bloodwork last week and they were all normal. They are still waiting on a few tests to come back, but she couldn't tell me which ones and also couldn't tell me what test results we did have back. That was a bit frustrating!
I don't really know how to feel. It's weird to hope that something is wrong with me. But, I guess that's what I was doing, because if I'm honest, I feel a bit disappointed. I've done pretty well through both of my m/cs avoiding asking why these awful things happened to me. But today, knowing the probability is high that I will get no explanation for my m/cs, I'm struggling with it, the fear and uncertainty have crept back in. I think I was fooling myself into believing I was ok with chalking my losses up to bad luck.
I hope all had a great Thanksgiving, if it was a holiday for you. It seems this board has been very quiet lately. I know I haven't been on as much. I hope we hear from everyone this time, just to make sure everyone is doing ok.
Good Morning Ladies! Hopefully you had a good weekend.
My update: CD# 29,we have been BD-ing every other day during the last week just in case.I thought I ovulated the week before that but now I am not sure which is good news b/c we didn't BD during that week.I guess will wait and see and hope for the best. Have a great week ladies!View Thread
Ani(31),DH(31),DD(6),Furbaby(3).TTC for baby no.2 since 05/2009.BFP on 03/02/2011,M/C on 03/11/2011.BFP on 04/12/2012,M/C on 05/02/2012.
So i just am REALLY curious, last year at this time i was pregnant within a month but unfortunetly i miscarried and had a D&C. Its been over a year now, got diagnosed in August with PCOS, even tho the only symptom i have is Cysts, Just was wondering, if things can change with the guy?? I just dont get why we havent been able to concieve even with me ovulating and on metformin..?? It doesnt make sense. I thought that the only way things can change with the guy is if he has had trauma, which has not happened ....im really confused?? Any insight would be good. We have a FS appoint in January but it jsut seems like we arent getting anywhere with me ovulating and on met..thanks
I had my consultation appointment for the Recurrent Loss Panel my OB has offered to perform for me.
I am going next Tuesday for the blood draws for the various blood tests he ordered. He also wants me to chart my basal body temp for a while. I've never charted my temp before, and was a little intimidated when he gave me the chart to use... looked complicated. But I think I've got the hang of it now. I started this past Saturday, mid-cycle, bu my OB told me to just go for it.
He also have me a list of all the blood tests he ordered. I spent some time Friday evening googling the tests and symptoms of the disorders to the tests will look for.
Of course that led me to self-diagnose myself, lol. But, truly when I think about it, the only issue I believe I could have is with my thyroid. I have a lot of the symptoms of hypothyroidism and it also runs in my family. It's also one of the few things that could spontaneously happen through out life, unlike gene mutations. I have two healthy kids from my first two pregnancies. So, unless my genes spontaneously mutated (that only happens in the movies, right??!!), I can't image I got lucky twice.
Stranger things have happened, so I guess we'll just wait and see. I go back in Decemeber for a consultation once all the test results are in.View Thread
I just got a phone call from my husband's doctor...and they told me he has low sperm count. I feel pretty helpless right now. I know there are surgeries of medications that can help with that sort of thing, but if nothing helps AI or IVF are not options for us as they are against our religion. this just sucks so much....View Thread
Mother of 3 sons and one angel baby. Praying for another miracle!
So i have been charting my temperature all month and the last 6 days ive had 97.7 97.7 97.6, 97.6 97.6 then it dipped down to 97.4 and this morning i took my temperature about an hour earlier and it was 97.9 then i took my temp at the regular time i always do and it was 97.7. Which one should i go by? and do you think that i ovulated with just a .3 degree of a difference? I know i should wait another couple days to see if i continue to have high temps but just curious as to which one i should write down, the 97.7 or 97.9 and why it would be that much of a difference in an hour. I have tried that method before randomly and its always been the same temp. THanks. (Hope this makes sense, lol) Here is my chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/400f08
Well ladies as of this afternoon I am bleeding bright red blood, passing tiny clots and have cramping and lower back pain..I guess the other shoe is dropping I know it doesn't mean a defenitive loss but this is exactly the same as the two previous times..View Thread
I'm new here, but all the lovely ladies here seem to be so supportive, so was wondering if you could help.... I just took another negative pregnancy test today, and I just feel so terrible. All the anxiety I felt when I lost my baby back in May is coming back...the fact that I get terrible PMS is making it worse. The thought of waiting to try again makes me want to lose hope, but I know I can't do that. I was wondering what to do to deal with the waiting? I'm so tired of waiting...it took 2 years to concieve the baby I lost. I don't think I can handle the up and down of hope and disappointment anymore. View Thread
I am on month 2 of metformin now. Iam on fertility friend and have been charting my temps. Its saying im not fertile with the temps ive been having. I am currently on day 19 of my cycle. This cycle of met, since day 12 i started getting the cysts pains again and the bloating. I am currently bloated still and having the heavyness feeling, tighness, and sore low back. I dont get it, isnt met suppposed to help the cysts?? I had one month of pain free and no symptoms. I am really not sure if i should continue the met..its obviously not working anymore?? All the months since my m/c in dec2011, ive had really good fertile cervical mucus, this is the first month that ive had barely any fertile cervical mucus, feels like im going backwards??? Any thoughts would be great!!
My update: CD# 8 but AF has been really weird this cycle.Sorry tmi,for some reason AF is still going strong.It usually lasts 5-6 days,I am on day 8 and it's more like day 2.I don't know what to think and it's also very annoying of course.I mean who wants to have AF last so long. Hopefully you ladies have better updates.View Thread
Ani(30),DH(31),DD(6).TTC for baby no.2 since 05/2009.BFP on 03/02/2011,M/C on 03/11/2011.BFP on 04/12/2012,M/C on 05/02/2012.
Well once again ladies I started to spot last night..after having these horrendous migraines and finding out that if it didn't alleviate I should go in I decided to make the trek down there.. As usual they took blood, checked blood pressure and did an overall check on me.. We went to u/s and I saw a sac and a blob inside.. ..and when my resuls came in... ((TRIGGER)) I am at 21 994 for HCG and BB is measuring exactly spot on (6w6d) and we had a HB of 120 BMP!! I can't tell you how relieved I was to hear that.. Then they gave me my win-rho injection because of the spotting) and gave me some saline with something else (I don't remember) to help fight against the nausea and migraines.. Basically they kept me hostage for a few hrs but all is good so far.. I will be going back in for a repeat HCG this week and then I see my OB for the first time on Nov. 6th. I am just bursting with happiness right now.. Thank you everyone for all your prayers..I know that it helped bring us to where we are today xoView Thread
Just curious from anyone that has had a d&c, how long did you bleed for and did it start to tapper down but then increase again? After my first d&c the bleeding lasted no more than 3 days and very light this one is a whole different ball game. Thanks for any info.View Thread
Me 43 DH 42 DS 9/10/10 2m/c @ 8wks 4/09 and 11 wks D
((TRIGGS)) So I went in to my appt today and was pleasantly surprised by a lot of things.. The first one being that they took me in ahead of time and the on call OB was super nice..he was very receptive to my complaints and worries..at some point during the appt. he told me he would go talk with his colleague and would be back soon..and when he came back I got to meet my new OB (the one I have my first appt. with in two weeks) and I simply love her!! She is so pro-active..she is sending me for a whole bunch of tests from thryroid to diabetes and also this thing called disease #5 and she also suggested we do the preliminary blood work now for my first appt. She gave me a prescription for progesterone suppositories and told me it can't hurt to use them..she also is calling in an u/s so we can date the pregnancy but she will be calling me back with the date of this appt. (as they don't do u/s directly at the OB's office)..she doesn't think I am in any imminent danger of m/c since there is no bleeding or cramping but this time if something does go wrong she says we will check to try and find out what and why..I just simply adore her!! So I will be going in early tomorrow morning for the blood work (including an HCG count) but I won't have the results of that until Monday and then of course I will have to do a repeat again on Monday but just meeting with her has left me feeling less worried and stressed.. And to top this all off I woke up feeling nauseous this morning and got sick (well dry sick) and I've had a bad headache following me all day.. Seems like things are going in the right direction!! Thank you ladies for your continued support and prayers xoView Thread
Well, its been 2 months 2 weeks and 1 day since my pregnancy was terminated. I was 21 weeks when I had surgery. I didnt receive an exact diagnosis because the development problems my son had were not chromosome related. Well this month I started Clomid. Today is day 1 of baby making time Im nervous, anxious, scared, excited and so many other things. I hope that we concieve this month. I dont think I could handle the dissapointment....here goes. crossing my fingers.View Thread
I recently lost my first at 7w and we started ttc right away. Last week i took a test and it was positive, i am just a little nervous and i was wondering if anyone knew how likely it is to miscarry twice in a row? We want to be excited but we also don't want to get our hope up either. Any suggestions?View Thread
Another Monday ladies, hope everyone had a great weekend
((TRIGGS)) My update: There is not much to update..I am 6 weeks today and am hoping for a better outcome than my last two pregnancies..I did have a hard week last week with my symptoms dropping off but in all honesty I wasn't getting too much of them anyhow..I had started to pee more often and have sensitive breasts/nipples and it feels as though it all stopped mid week..I am still feeling tired..enough to go to bed before my son does in the past 3 nights so I am taking that as a good sign..no spotting or bleeding to report but I will be on high alert this week since my last two losses I started to spot at 6w and 6 1/2w so fingers crossed that I make it through the week event free.. Thank you to everyone who has been including me in their prayers View Thread
So I haven't been around much. I haven't even been lurking. I have just been taking some time away and getting myself prepped for this next journey DH and I are about to start... With that being said we begin our adoption prep classes on November 3rd. We have two full day classes, a home study and interview and then our paperwork will be complete. Right now we are planning on doing a legal risk adoption (foster-to-adopt) so it could be a stressful and emotional journey but one we are very excited to be starting. On top of it I will be starting a new job in the next few weeks which is scary and exciting in and of itself. We will continue to TTC but we are at a place where that is taking a back seat. I am in the works of starting a new blog that will document our adoption journey and once it is started I will let you all know what the link is so that you can follow if you want. I want nothing but happy news for all of you wonderful ladies and I will still stop in from time to time.View Thread
Kristin (28) DH (31) TTC since 3/08 One furbaby: Bailey a 3 year old lab 2 MC (10/31/09 at 10 weeks, 7/23/10 at 5 weeks). PCOS, slight MFIF. IUI 1 6/11-BFN IUI 2 cancelled. Best chance is IVF
I 'm 44 with an 8 year old. I just had my second miscarriage in 6 months, with one chemical pregnancy as well, the 1st at 6 1/2 weeks, this one at 8 weeks after seeing the embryo with a strong heartbeat the week before. But I had felt my pregnancy symtoms falling away for a week or so before that. It was the same in the previous miscarriage.. I told my doctor and she said don't worry unless you have bleeding So Firstly, does anyone know if the embryo should be tested? ( Sorry for details but I have it as it all came out all together.) And secondly, what kind of tests are there to find out why the pregnancy hormones seem to be dropping when they should be increasing? Is this age? I just don't know if we should bother trying anymore, but feel that I would like to at least once more, so I'm wanting to make this time count.View Thread
Hello all, I was hoping someone could help me with a problem I'm having, I'm just not sure it's something i need to call my doctor over. I had a miscarriage and D and C back in May when I was 4 months pregnant. My husband and I are ttc again, and my 5 cycles have all been normal, except for the fact that I get brown discharge with small brown clots a few days before I ovulate (about the same time my cervix opens and softens). I've never had this before my MC. it stops the day before I get a positive ovulation test. Has this happened to anyone else? should I call my doctor about it?View Thread
Hi all, Its been a while since being on, i took a litle break. Has anyone done Accupuncture to treat their PCOS? I am going today and i wouldnt mind if anyone would share their experience with it? ThanksView Thread
My update: CD# 45,I am waiting for AF to show up.She will probably show up by the end of the week b/c I have pretty strong symptoms.I do have an update though. DH and I decided that it's best that I quit my job and stay home while we're trying to concieve another baby b/c my hours were horrible.Also we are still considering traveling to Europe for IVF next year and I was going to have to quit then anyway. So about a week ago I quit my job.I am loving the stress free time that I have now,my wonderful 3 yr old great pyreness is keeping me company b/c DH and DD are gone for about 8 hours out of the day. Have a nice week ladies!View Thread
Ani(30),DH(31),DD(6).TTC for baby no.2 since 05/2009.BFP on 03/02/2011,M/C on 03/11/2011.BFP on 04/12/2012,M/C on 05/02/2012.
Hello all, i am posting on behalf of Vicky (vybe) cause she couldn't ge on webmd, she got a BFP yesterday! She is so happy and hoping for a sticky one! She needs all the prayers and good wishes we can send! She will be 5 weeks along . I'm sure she will be on soon to give an update!View Thread
Me(28) Hubby(27) M/C due to Blighted ovum October 11. BFP! April 2012!
it's been 3 years today, since i found out i would not be able to take my baby home. tomorrow will be the day i delivered. i have been okay for the last few days but today i woke up crying and everytime i look at my daughter, i just well up. having her helps, but it doesn't replace the baby i won't ever be able to hold. i feel (and i can ONLY ONLY ONLY ever tell you ladies this) that i am not the mom i should be to my daughter because a part of me was lost that day as well. i have prayed so hard to "get over it" and it has definately gotten easier, but on days like today...i feel like she should have better. i love her soooo much, but i can't help but look in her eyes and see the baby i lost. i look at her nose and see how "fishie"'s nose was turned up like hers. i can't help but hold her and cry and wonder what fishie would be like at the age she is now. i know that without the loss, i would have never been able to have her. that fishie was not her, and she is not fishie's replacement. i have definately grieved but today has been so hard.View Thread
Shana-29, Darrin-31, angel baby (fishie-14w5d) 10.10.09. Dx: MTHFR and FV Leiden. BFP 3.12.10 DD 11.16.11 Rx: Lovenox 40 mg (when pg), baby asprin, 1000 mcg folic acid... and PRAYERS!
Just wondering how your baby Carson is doing? Since he's already 6 months is he sleeping through the night yet? It was almost to the day that my son at 6 months finally slept through the night. It was heaven!!! I look back and it was funny how those little milestones were so great!!View Thread
Me 43 DH 42 DS 9/10/10 2m/c @ 8wks 4/09 and 11 wks d/c 9/09 diagnosed w/ 2 mutations of MTHFR. TTC 2 m/c3 9/11. m/c4 2/2012. Moved on to injections. BFP 8/27/12 Waiting to m/c, blighted ovum.
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