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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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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:
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.
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:
There are some studies that show that even baby aspirin (as a NSAID) increases m/c risk by 400%.
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.


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