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Would anyone be around to hold my hand this evening please?

(194 Posts)
Armadale Thu 02-Jan-14 12:51:11

I have an eight week scan booked for late this afternoon.

I am really scared of the outcome.

It is my sixth pregnancy without a baby so far.

It has got to the point now where DH and I don't tell anyone I'm pregnant, as it is just too hard to them tell them I've lost another one, so we don't have any RL support.

Armadale Fri 17-Jan-14 13:41:15

Ah thank you everyone. I had a whole nights sleep last night, except for a couple of loo trips, the relief is just brilliant. Onwards and upwards until the 12 week scan meltdown, I suspect!

permaquandry Fri 17-Jan-14 12:30:10

Ah, fantastic! I've been lurking on this thread, really hoping for you to post good news. thanks

g0ldie Fri 17-Jan-14 12:12:23

Very happy for you! X

Excellent news! X

Armadale that is fantastic news, congratulations smile

lizziekal Thu 16-Jan-14 16:33:23

Yay. Great news.

Armadale Thu 16-Jan-14 16:18:10

Just back, 10 week scan was good, everything looked ok. I haven't got this far in the 4 pg's before this one, only the first one, so I'm feeling more hopeful

makesamesswhenstressed Thu 16-Jan-14 14:02:10

Mine too, but I have a little help from my 2 yr old! He makes a mess when he breathes

Armadale Thu 16-Jan-14 10:56:07

thanks makesamess, I think your username currently describes my living room!

lizziekal Thu 16-Jan-14 10:05:54

Still in disbelief that we've made it this far! Just keep taking it a day at a time and you'll be fine.

makesamesswhenstressed Thu 16-Jan-14 10:00:32

Good luck for today x

Armadale Thu 16-Jan-14 09:57:29

thanks Lizzie, that makes me feel a bit more normal....it is like each time I go there all the other scans come back iyswim....28 weeks is brilliant- how are you feeling?

lizziekal Thu 16-Jan-14 09:53:56

It doesn't get any easier, I have a meltdown before each one (already getting nervous about my next one in 10 days when I'll be 29 weeks). Hope it all goes okay this pm.

Armadale Thu 16-Jan-14 09:50:15

Oh dear, I'm in scan doom again. I have my 10 week scan this afternoon and I'm finding it very hard to stay calm.

Armadale Mon 06-Jan-14 14:54:16

VJONES you are in my thoughts today, I hope the scan goes well for you thanks

CrispyFB Sun 05-Jan-14 01:13:39

That's wonderful news Eurochick! smile

I'm on baby aspirin because I had very high bHCG levels at 12 weeks and there is research linking better outcomes with taking it. I had not yet had my first consultant appointment so I started it without his go ahead, but when I told him he said it was fine, that the risks were so small as to be negligible so even if it didn't make a positive difference, it almost certainly wouldn't make a negative one.

Then again every consultant is different and two consultants often happily contradict each other and both probably find research to back it up too!

Armadale Sat 04-Jan-14 21:11:50

Really interesting links, willitbe, read the BMJ one with interest, although I think eurochick is right about the lack of aspirin takers in the study.

I don't really know what to think about taking it now- might try and broach with the consultant again- cue much eye rolling. Clearly they think I've just got a bee in my bonnet about the whole clotting thing when they have decided I just don't have it.

But I'm not prepared to agree with them when I have the Post Mortem from my 5 month loss, which was otherwise a perfectly healthy and viable pregnancy, and if this one is too I don't want to lose it to the same thing.

PenguinsDontEatKale Sat 04-Jan-14 20:25:24

smile Eurochick. Good that you have another scan in 10 days too.

Christelle2207 Sat 04-Jan-14 20:00:37

Brilliant news for both of you. X

Jenda Sat 04-Jan-14 19:47:50

Congratulations Eurochick, that is brilliant. Thinking of you both

eurochick Sat 04-Jan-14 19:43:27

Thanks for all the good wishes, ladies. My scan was fine. I am relieved but still can't quite believe it. I went in there and the dr started with the pleasantries and I said "I really don't think this will good news as it went exactly the same way as last time" and thankfully she proceeded straight to the scan and I saw a teeny tiny heartbeat. Because of my history (and to reassure me) they are repeating the scan in 10 days.

BTW, I am on low dose aspirin - it's standard at my clinic after egg collection. That's an interesting study about it increasing mc risk, although I note that the participant numbers were very low. Fingers crossed it won't affect me.

willitbe Sat 04-Jan-14 19:01:36

Huge congratulations on the positive scan outcome. great news.

From my research:
Aspirin
SIRM: More recent analysis has shown that the use of heparin alone is just as effective as combining it with aspirin. Accordingly, we no longer prescribe aspirin.
http://haveababy.com/infertility-education/causes-of-infertility/immune-factors/163.html
http://www.ivfauthority.com/2009/06/unexplained-infertility-and-ivf-failure.html
Often people are told to stop aspirin prior to ER because it increases a risk of bleeding which can lead to complications and more inflammation. However, just stopping the aspirin leads to a huge surge in inflammation:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11022121
There are some studies that show that even baby aspirin (as a NSAID) increases m/c risk by 400%.
http://www.bmj.com/content/327/7411/368.full
So if there is a blood clotting problem, it's better to take just heparin/lovenox. For inflammation, fish oil, vitamin E and prednisone work better.

Taken from this website

Clexane injection contains the active ingredient enoxaparin, which is a type of medicine called a low molecular weight heparin

I plan on stopping my aspirin, as soon as I start my heparin injections in a couple of weeks.

lotsofcheese Sat 04-Jan-14 11:18:19

OP, I'm not sure if it's recommended to take aspirin on top of clexane & if there are any additional benefits/risks - so I wouldn't start taking it till you've had consultant opinion.

I've had miscarriages, including a molar pregnancy, premature births, PE, HELLP & clotting issues.

My last pregnancy was going to be my last, irrespective of the outcome, as I couldn't face any more. DD is now on my lap. It was a relatively easy pregnancy physically, but psychologically it was hellish & a real struggle. I just felt like I was waiting for something awful to happen.

I really hope things go well for you this pregnancy - am crossing everything for you & sending positive vibes.

MsFiremanSam Sat 04-Jan-14 11:14:41

Wonderful news!! All the best for the rest of your pregnancy and good luck to others waiting xx

isitme1 Sat 04-Jan-14 11:04:09

My mum had a clotting issue with the last 4 she lost.
they put her on the aspirin too and that seemed to have helped with the last of her kids that she had.
I think its called aps or something like that.

x

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