Hey Ladies, hope everyone is well! I am coming back to the boards after a loss in april 2012 and a birth in march 2013. DH started talking about having a lil girl to add to our brood in september. I have gone back and forth about it but tracked O incase I swayed his way. I gave in. My main reason for not wanting another is the loss was so hard. I knew I was prone to ectopic pregnancy because of a loss when I was younger but I wasn't attached to the pregnancy. After having my first son and talking about having another, we tried for 4 months and ended pregnant but lost it before I knew. See, I had taken a pt on the day my period was due and it came up negative. I thought, from bleeding, that I started that night. 2 weeks later and still bleeding but in pain, I took a test to rule it out and it didn't rule it out. I knew the moment that stick went pink that it was going to end badly. We had the d and c 1 week later which came back inconclusive. US determined it was ectopic and bw showed rapidly declining numbers. at my 3 month follow up I was 3 weeks pregnant. I started bleeding again and it was dejavue. After much testing and us, one dr said it was a subchorionic hematoma. another said it was a m/c of a second embryo. My number took a slight dip but nothing would show what it was from conclusively. Now that we have 2 boys, my DH wants to try once more and hope for a girl. We should know if all the bding this month worked on Christmas. We wont be telling anyone again until we know what we are having. Possibly not even then. Id love to hear how everyone else is doing.View Thread
I got my BFP @ 13 DPO. I went in same day and got blood and u/s. HCG was 224, u/s was inconclusive, no sac or signs of pregnancy. 15 dpo hcg was 554 and u/s still inconclusive. 1 week follow up 22 dpo no blood draw but u/s showed gs in uterus measuring 5 weeks 1 day. 1 week follow up 6 1 showed larger gs with yolk sac but no fetal pole. 1 week follow up 7 1 showed gs, ys, fp no cardiac activity. Brown spotting started 7 2, u/s showed poss subchorionic hematoma. 7 3 u/s showed small subchorionic hematoma and fetal heart beat. Placed on pelvic rest with no lifting and at my follow up at 8 3, no active spotting with hematoma still present and baby with crl perfect for 8w3d. I am now 11w3d. Tomorrow I go in for my last 1st tri pn and they are doing an u/s to check the hematoma and baby. The first few weeks were really hard because they honestly can't give you definitive results. I hope that you find peace and just know that at this stage there is honestly nothing you can do besides stay positive and leave it up to your body to do what it needs to for growing that life. HCG is always slow rising the first 2 weeks after conception because of the placenta developing. Once the placenta is established, the hcg rises at a regular rate but the rate is different for every pregnancy. We didn't see the hb until 7w3d with this pregnancy.View Thread
I have been lurking but due to some complications where I moved, I can't get internet. I can read posts but cant respond. Oh how i have wanted to respond.
After the ectopic loss in April, we were advised to wait to cycles before TTC. I kept track of my cycles both months and continued my prenatals and the vitex. July I spent some well deserved time with my sister and her her boys from Arkansas. We ahd a lovely trip with our husbands to Park City. Spent the night at a condo in one of the resorts and went club hopping. This was over the weekend i was due to O. Due to some ill effects of alcohol and roommates we didnt manage to get any bding in that weeked but the week before we had some fun. My husband and I had the weekend of the 31st of July off with each other and joked the whole weekend about my husband being pregnant. I had an appointment to get braces on my teeth that week and we joked about being pregnant with braces and cravings. All of this was joking of course but my DH woke me up that monday with a PT saying he had a dream. I poas for him still half asleep and took it in to him because I couldn't see any lines let alone the control. He said," Well there is a faint line and a dark line so thats negative, right?" I told him any second line is positive. My husband got the BFP before I did. I got into my MW same day. They have poked and proded. US and blood draws all come back good. I am now 10 weeks + 3 days. I have my next d/a is the 19th. We will be getting another US because i did develope a Subchorionic Hematoma around 7 weeks. I am due the begining of April and DS and DH are thrilled. DS keeps telling everyone he wants a baby sister to sit next to him at the restaurant and a baby brother to play with his trucks. We haven't actually announced our pregnancy out side of our siblings and parents with the exception of our bosses, due to my complications. Im wishing everyone the very best the sending prayers and thoughts to all of you .View Thread
I am waiting for my first cycle since my ectopic pregnancy ended 04/13. DH seems ready to go on TTC immediately. I am apprehensive. As if having bipolar isn't bad enough, the miscarriage devastated me. We had been trying since 07/11 to conceive. I started vitex supplements in 01/12. I'm back on the vitex and still taking the prenatals. I was advised to wait 2 cycles before trying. I wanted to get some insight from the ladies on here cause who better to ask than women in my shoes. How did you conquer the fear of TTC again? Some days I have no problem, others I feel bombarded by pregnancies and babies and it makes me feel empty inside. I have no other emotion to describe it except jealousy. I dont think that accurately describes what I am feeling because jealousy is described as wanting for yourself and not for others. I do want others to have that joyful love inside them. I'm just confused about why it was taken from me. I am confulous or jealry. And to be fair I am only angry with the women who take for granted their pregnancies. 9 months. You only have to sacrifice for 9 months to ensure your child has the best start. You can't quit smoking or drinking for 9 months how will you sacrifice the rest of your life for that child? Enough of my ranting. My point is just to get opinions. How long did you wait before trying again? How did you approach your apprehensions with conceiving? Did anyone have intimacy issues following the M/C? Any other advice would be appreciated.View Thread