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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.

weebleswillwobble Thu 02-Jan-14 12:52:20

Here for handholding. I'll be thinking of you this afternoon.

RhondaJean Brazil Thu 02-Jan-14 12:53:08

Ill be here.

Armadale Thu 02-Jan-14 12:53:44

thank you both x

Me too - really hope it's good news for you.

AutumnshadesofGold Thu 02-Jan-14 12:54:24

I'll be here too, keeping everything crossed for you smile

Mildpanic Thu 02-Jan-14 12:54:30

Hand to hold here. Will be keeping everything crossed for you this afternoon.
You must be so anxious. I hope time moves quickly for you till the scan.

mumof5plusazoo Thu 02-Jan-14 12:55:33

I'm here too. Good luck I hope everything is alright.

Mabelandrose Thu 02-Jan-14 12:56:09

Sending you lots of luck smile

Extremewife Thu 02-Jan-14 12:56:47

Good luck hope everything is Ok - happy to hold your hand

picnicbasketcase Thu 02-Jan-14 12:57:47

Thinking of you and hoping for good news for you both. thanks

eurochick Thu 02-Jan-14 12:58:29

<handholding>

I have The Fear too. I have my early scan tomorrow. I've had one pregnancy before and the early scan showed the foetus had failed to develop. It's taken us 3 years and 4 rounds of IVF to get here.

I really, really hope that this is your time. x

Trooperslane Thu 02-Jan-14 12:58:58

I'm here. brewthanks GL x

nyldn Thu 02-Jan-14 12:59:11

Best wishes for this afternoon, hope everything goes well.

kohl Thu 02-Jan-14 12:59:19

I won't be able to post this afternoon, but I'll be thinking of you. This must be such an anxious time. Lots and lots of luck and good wishes.

FortyMerryFuckers Thu 02-Jan-14 13:00:54

Hope it goes well OP so sorry you've been having such a crap time xx

AndMiffyWentToSleep Thu 02-Jan-14 13:02:46

Fingers crossed for you.

CinnabarRed Thu 02-Jan-14 13:03:23

Thinking of you and your DH.

neolara Thu 02-Jan-14 13:06:23

Wishing you lots of luck for this afternoon. I remember the feeling well. I had 4 mc.

PenguinsDontEatStollen Thu 02-Jan-14 13:09:12

<hand holding>

BEEwitched Thu 02-Jan-14 13:14:52

I'll be thinking of you and here to virtually clutch at your hand.

ajandjjmum Thu 02-Jan-14 13:20:19

Keeping fingers crossed for you.

Armadale Thu 02-Jan-14 13:26:39

Oh thank you so much, I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the messages.

I'm setting off now, I'm sure they are used to panickers like me arriving three hours early.

Eurochick, I really hope your scan goes well tomorrow.

PicardyThird Thu 02-Jan-14 13:29:27

Thinking of you.
6 mc here, though am also lucky enough to have two children, and it is really beyond shite.
So much hope this time is the one for you xxxxxx
Holding your hand too, eurochick.

stickysausages Thu 02-Jan-14 13:32:51

Thinking of you both, know the fear all too well thanks

Thinking of you Armadale flowers

lizziekal Thu 02-Jan-14 13:40:54

Keeping everything crossed for you. 4 MCs and now 25 weeks pregnant- it can be done xx

xxMrsCxx Thu 02-Jan-14 13:43:33

Wishing you all the luck in the World for a positive outcome, thinking of you x

dixie12 Thu 02-Jan-14 13:55:26

thinking of you this afternoon. good luck smile

bananananacoconuts Thu 02-Jan-14 14:02:22

Have another hand. Wishing you all the very best

Pancakeflipper Thu 02-Jan-14 14:15:18

Another hand....

Lots of luck.

Anothermrssmith Thu 02-Jan-14 14:17:52

<holds hand>

Fingers crossed xx

And me.
Be strong and I hope we hear back from you with good news

NotSoNewNow Thu 02-Jan-14 14:26:40

<hand holding> sending lots of positivity your way.

NotSoNewNow Thu 02-Jan-14 14:27:40

euro sending positivity your way too.

summerbaby2014 Thu 02-Jan-14 14:39:22

Best of luck

PenguinsDontEatStollen Thu 02-Jan-14 14:39:34

euro - Will be thinking of you tomorrow also. Hope both of you get good news.

summerbaby2014 Thu 02-Jan-14 14:39:57

Hopefully checking MN will give you something to distract you in the waiting room smile

AlwaysDancing1234 Thu 02-Jan-14 14:40:08

Thinking of you and sending lots of positive thoughts your way for a happy outcome.

sittingbythefairylights Thu 02-Jan-14 14:41:11

Hand holding here too.

binger Thu 02-Jan-14 14:43:42

Good luck for later. Hope with all my heart you get good news.

Thinking of you and hoping for you thanks

ksrwr Thu 02-Jan-14 14:49:19

you must be so nervous. wishing as hard as i can you get some good news this afternoon.

ladylashes Thu 02-Jan-14 14:58:58

I remember your previous sad thread. Best of luck Armadale. Here holding your hand xx

Christelle2207 Thu 02-Jan-14 15:02:34

Fingers crossed for you and euro. A good friend of mine lost 5 pregnancies in a row and now has two lovely DC and a third in the final stages of pg. You both deserve all the luck in the world.

LlamaLover Thu 02-Jan-14 15:06:41

Hand here to hold. I understand, I luckily have my son and am 24 weeks pregnant. But have also suffered 5 miscarriages too. sad

Wishing you all the best, x

hefner Thu 02-Jan-14 15:09:02

Fingers crossed for you Armadale, wishing you all the best

RaRa1988 Thu 02-Jan-14 15:09:32

Oh good grief, I'm so sorry you've been through the mill like this sad Hand-holding for tonight - hoping everything goes well.

dats Thu 02-Jan-14 15:19:49

Armadale and eurochick have a hand each, thinking about both of you.

CunningAtBothEnds Thu 02-Jan-14 15:28:29

hand for both of you, have had my fair share of heartache so thanks for you and thoughts

Patilla Thu 02-Jan-14 15:39:52

Hand holding and praying

Captainbarnacles1101 Thu 02-Jan-14 15:43:41

Fingers crossed for op and Euro. Praying you get the break you deserve. Xxx

Fingers crossed for you.

spottymoo Thu 02-Jan-14 15:46:05

Fingers crossed for you ��

SweepTheHalls England Thu 02-Jan-14 15:47:53

Hand holing here x

Sconeintheoven Thu 02-Jan-14 15:55:58

Hoping and hand holding.

YouAreMySunShine271 Thu 02-Jan-14 15:57:44

Fingers crossed for you op!

MrsWolowitzYouAMerryChristmas Thu 02-Jan-14 15:57:50

flowers

indyandlara Thu 02-Jan-14 15:58:16

I really hope this is your day x

ItStillLooksLikeRainDear Thu 02-Jan-14 16:01:30

Hoping all goes well for you.x

Aquariusgirl86 Thu 02-Jan-14 16:01:43

Hope all goes well

isitme1 Thu 02-Jan-14 16:03:33

Hope all is well.
another hand for you to hold
xx

SaucyJack Thu 02-Jan-14 16:03:52

xxx

Banana79 Thu 02-Jan-14 16:07:00

Everthing crossed for you both armadale and eurochick xx

LemonDrizzleCake11 Thu 02-Jan-14 16:09:35

Hope all is well and its good news to start 2014 with x

Londongirl84 Thu 02-Jan-14 16:27:09

All the luck in the world. Thinking of you and have everything crossed x

DramaAlpaca Thu 02-Jan-14 16:33:08

Hope it goes well for both of you flowers

Breagha4 Thu 02-Jan-14 16:38:59

Armadale your message brought tears to my eyes. I really hope you have some good news. I'm thinking of you with my fingers crossed.
( handholding) smile

Only1scoop Thu 02-Jan-14 16:42:10

Hand holding here ....everything crossed you have some wonderful news for 2014 xx

Charotte31 Thu 02-Jan-14 16:42:31

Really hope it went well this afternoon. Thinking of you xx

GreatJoanUmber Thu 02-Jan-14 16:44:11

Thinking of you Armadale and hope you got some good news!

OneMoreThenNoMore Thu 02-Jan-14 16:44:45

Fingers crossed for you Armadale, and for eurochick too. thanks

wifey6 Thu 02-Jan-14 16:46:53

Wishing you so much luck for your scan x Hope all goes well xx

Thinking of you Armadale. Fx

Hessy Thu 02-Jan-14 16:56:36

Everything crossed xxxx

Incapinka Thu 02-Jan-14 17:02:17

Another one sending positive thoughts, hope and handholding. Good luck

LottyLikesWindows Thu 02-Jan-14 17:03:57

Wishing you all the best of luck this afternoon Armadale.

Wombat79 Thu 02-Jan-14 17:34:22

handhold and wishing you all the luck
xxx

AutumnshadesofGold Thu 02-Jan-14 17:53:45

Hoping no news is good news smile x

Fasterkillpussycat Thu 02-Jan-14 17:59:22

Hope all goes/went well this afternoon.

MsFiremanSam Thu 02-Jan-14 18:03:34

Hand holding and hoping it all went well x

icklekid Thu 02-Jan-14 18:11:02

Read earlier and checking back been thinking of you...

mumof5plusazoo Thu 02-Jan-14 18:17:36

Hi,
I'm just checking back to see how you are? I hope your scan went well.

Cybercat Thu 02-Jan-14 18:22:16

Wishing you a good scan Armadale. You were lovely to me back in Oct when I MC. I hope all is ok for you x

BEEwitched Thu 02-Jan-14 18:26:47

Hey, I hope things went well today, still thinking of you!

cantthinkofagoodone Thu 02-Jan-14 18:29:31

Hope everything went well. Best wishes for tomorrow euro.

champagnegoldfinch Thu 02-Jan-14 18:32:28

Hope everything was well today and you are busy spreading the happy news.

Pommes Thu 02-Jan-14 18:34:50

Thinking of you?
I hope all went well xx

Coconutty Costa Rica Thu 02-Jan-14 18:36:29

Hope all went well x

alicebear Thu 02-Jan-14 18:38:19

Hope all is well. And for euro tomorrow.

VJONES1985 Thu 02-Jan-14 19:11:27

Hope all went well!

I have scan no 2 on Monday (at 7+4) and anxiety is starting to build up. Everyone keeps saying, For god sake be positive, it'll be fine! But I can't help but worry that something bad will happen.

Munxx Thu 02-Jan-14 19:18:47

Hand holding from me too.

Been there, it's shit.

Armadale Thu 02-Jan-14 19:42:48

Hi everyone, oh I can't believe all the lovely messages, thank you so much.

<gulp>

The scan went well...

Everything looking so far so good at 8+4...

I've not got past 8+2 developmentally the last 4 PG's I've had (even though it took some another few weeks to actually MC) so I'm hoping that is a really good sign.

I did lose the first one at 5 months so I know I'm not out of the woods, but I'm so so relieved as it means I'm actually in with a chance now.

DH and I just wandered round the streets afterwards in shock.

There are 92 messages on this thread- I'm just overwhelmed by all the lovely thoughts....thank you all so much- I'm sending them on through the ether now for eurochick tomorrow and VJones on Monday.

bananananacoconuts Thu 02-Jan-14 19:46:02

Excellent Armadale! You have my positive thoughts and prayers in the days to come.

Fasterkillpussycat Thu 02-Jan-14 19:50:31

Great news. So pleased for you.

lotsofcheese Thu 02-Jan-14 19:50:55

That's great news. Here's hoping things continue to go well xxx

mumof5plusazoo Thu 02-Jan-14 19:52:22

That's great news I'm really pleased for you.

missmargot Thu 02-Jan-14 19:52:42

I'm so pleased for you, fingers crossed everything goes smoothly for you.

RhondaJean Brazil Thu 02-Jan-14 19:53:22

That is such good news. I am so pleased.

BonaDea Thu 02-Jan-14 19:54:13

Wonderful news Armadale. Keep us posted on your progress!!

eurochick Thu 02-Jan-14 19:54:19

That's great news. smile

comedaygoday Thu 02-Jan-14 19:55:00

Wonderful news, so pleased for you. Wishing you all the best for the rest of the pregnancy.

BEEwitched Thu 02-Jan-14 19:56:04

I am so pleased for you, that's just wonderful!

I was at the EPP with bleeding at 8 weeks, it's a shit feeling and I have my 20 week scan on Monday and things have been rough, so I knew a bit how you felt, though not really.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you, enjoy your pregnancy!

ladylashes Thu 02-Jan-14 19:59:22

That's so fantastic! Really thrilled for you! Please keep us updated on how the rest of your pregnancy goes smile xx

NotSoNewNow Thu 02-Jan-14 19:59:53

smilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmile
I'm beaming for you!

Hooray! Everything crossed for a happy healthy pregnancy smilesmilesmile

g0ldie Thu 02-Jan-14 20:09:02

Wonderful news! Xx

Womnaleplus Thu 02-Jan-14 20:11:12

I'm very happy to hear this.

Eurochick I've seen bits and pieces of your story at various times on here and I'm really, really rooting for you too.

thepiggotupandslowlywalkedaway Thu 02-Jan-14 20:11:54

Read this earlier this evening and popped back hoping for some good news. Now hoping for a lovely boring rest of pregnancy for you!

Pancakeflipper Thu 02-Jan-14 20:12:15

Lovely. That's made my day.

Keep us updated wont you !

myrtleWilson Thu 02-Jan-14 20:13:27

Excellent news!

spacegirl81 Thu 02-Jan-14 20:15:08

what wonderful news xxxxx smile smile smile

AutumnshadesofGold Thu 02-Jan-14 20:16:57

Fantastic news Armadale smile

Wishing good vibes for everyone awaiting scans - x

Armadale Thu 02-Jan-14 20:25:32

Thanks everyone...I'm having a cup of tea and going to bed, I haven't had a proper nights sleep for a few days worrying, so I think I'll sleep well smile

DiaryOfAWimpyMum England Thu 02-Jan-14 20:30:10

Great news smile Try to relax now.

hefner Thu 02-Jan-14 20:31:44

That's wonderful news, I'm really pleased for you. Best wishes for the rest of your pregnancy.

Yay! grin Have a good nights sleep now too!

dats Thu 02-Jan-14 20:33:52

Brilliant! So pleased to hear it was good. Sleep tight grin

Breagha4 Thu 02-Jan-14 20:36:37

I'm so pleased for you, we're due on the same day and I really hope everything goes well for you. I look forward to hearing about your smooth and very boring pregnancy. Xxx

MiddleAgeMiddleEngland Thu 02-Jan-14 20:36:38

Lovely news. Rest, relax and take very good care of yourself now. Lots of good wishes coming through the ether.

JaneEyresHeir Thu 02-Jan-14 20:40:03

Lovely news, Armadale.
Sleep well tonight and take care thanks

VJONES1985 Thu 02-Jan-14 20:42:30

Thank you Armadale -am so pleased to hear your news and hope it's a good omen for me too :-)

isitme1 Thu 02-Jan-14 20:43:22

Thats brilliant. Do keep us posted on how your going. Im round about the same gestation too blushwith no.3!!
x

Dunwhingin Thu 02-Jan-14 20:46:01

SQUEEEEEEEEE!
I am so happy for you smile

I have been in your position and that scan is a wonderful thing
rest, do all the right things and be happy

wifey6 Thu 02-Jan-14 20:47:51

Aww that's wonderful news. smile

sybilfaulty Thu 02-Jan-14 20:50:13

Lovely news, Armadale smile.

flowers and [tea] for all the other ladies in waiting. I hope it goes well for you.

FortyMerryFuckers Thu 02-Jan-14 20:50:41

Great news so happy for you.

Munxx Thu 02-Jan-14 20:52:46

smile congratulations!!

Also, Euro I have seen bits of your story as well (I am more a luker than a poster but had lots of fertility woes) and I am so hoping for a good out some for you.

VJONES I also hope your scan goes well.

Armadale, that's made my night! So so pleased for you! Keep us updated.smile

stickysausages Thu 02-Jan-14 21:09:18

Amazing news!! grin

elQuintoConyo Thu 02-Jan-14 21:19:10

Wonderful news smile thanks

Charotte31 Thu 02-Jan-14 21:21:16

Lovely news! Well done you xx

alicebear Thu 02-Jan-14 21:24:28

Lovely news. Congratulations & hope it's all fine for you now.

Excellent news armadale, here's to a long, incredibly boring pregnancy for you grin . I could barely dare read it in case it was bad news, I'm so pleased!

summerbaby2014 Thu 02-Jan-14 21:33:01

Yay smile

OneMoreThenNoMore Thu 02-Jan-14 21:48:26

Good news Armadale! smile

Aquariusgirl86 Thu 02-Jan-14 22:00:57

Came on here just to check on this, so pleased, great news grin all fingers and everything crossed for you

AmethystMoon Thu 02-Jan-14 22:07:31

Lovely news. Wishing you a long and healthy pregnancy x

picnicbasketcase Thu 02-Jan-14 22:16:20

So pleased for you, the very best of luck to you and the other posters awaiting scans.

xxMrsCxx Thu 02-Jan-14 22:22:32

Made my night, well done!!! gringringrin Xx

eurochick Thu 02-Jan-14 22:25:04

I'm touched, ladies. Thank you. I'll report back after my scan. Good luck to VJONES too.

Sending good vibes to everyone PG on this thread. xxx

That's great news that all was well. Good luck for the others waiting. grin

aclxxx Thu 02-Jan-14 22:51:02

So pleased for you Armadale, best wishes to eurochick and vjones. Hope you pregnancy journey continue to be a blessing

binger Thu 02-Jan-14 23:06:47

Massive congratulations! So happy for you both.

KitKatChick Thu 02-Jan-14 23:20:29

Amazing news. It all sounds really good, I'm glad there was a happy ending. Keeping my fingers crossed that all carries on just as well for you!

ItStillLooksLikeRainDear Thu 02-Jan-14 23:43:46

So pleased for you!

kohl Fri 03-Jan-14 00:07:07

Just checked back now-fantastico news!!

DramaAlpaca Fri 03-Jan-14 00:10:04

Just come back to check... Wonderful news! smile

Excellent news. Hope you got a good nights sleep to celebrate.

ILoveGlyfada Fri 03-Jan-14 00:19:41

Hey great news, hope you have a straightforward, easy pregnancy xx

DIddled Fri 03-Jan-14 00:29:57

Fab news- keeping everything crossed for you - and praying too x

AlwaysDancing1234 Fri 03-Jan-14 06:31:52

Fabulous news, I understand the fear only too well. Sending lots of happy positive thoughts your way x

Pommes Fri 03-Jan-14 06:55:36

Yaaayyyyyy!!
I'm so pleased for you!

weebleswillwobble Fri 03-Jan-14 07:29:54

Only now had a chance to check back in. SO GLAD it's good news grin All the best for the rest of the pregnancy.

icklekid Fri 03-Jan-14 07:33:43

Amazing news and what an amazing community of women mumsnet is!

Trooperslane Fri 03-Jan-14 07:47:12

Yaayyyy! Great news x

champagnegoldfinch Fri 03-Jan-14 08:09:37

Fantastic news! Fingers crossed for theeurochick and the vjones. Hope this is a lucky thread...

RaRa1988 Fri 03-Jan-14 09:33:42

Brilliant, Armadale! Really pleased for you. Best of luck from this point forward flowers

Hoping the luck will transfer over to the other ladies needing it.

getagoldtoof Fri 03-Jan-14 10:35:30

That's great news. I'm sure you'll find it difficult to relax for the rest of your pregnancy given what happened the first time. That must have left you with unimaginable grief. Do you feel able to tell a friend or trusted family member? Someone who would understand you remaining cautious and who would allow you to talk through the uncertainties? DH probably has a lot of the same thoughts as you do here. Thinking of you as I remember your last thread amd I am sending you all of my best wishes.

LottyLikesWindows Fri 03-Jan-14 11:17:13

Glorious news Armadale I'm so pleased for you and your DH. Here's to a successful and healthy pregnancy. Wishing you all the best too euro and VJ. Really hoping 2014 is your year ladies.

Squiffyagain Fri 03-Jan-14 11:31:25

Sending you cyber hugs and best wishes. I had seven MC before my two DC and know how being PG can turn into a depressing sense of miserable anticipation, rather than a time of hope.

I am sure you have already been advised by your consultant to buy 'baby' (low dose) aspirin from pharmacy and use for at least first 20 weeks? We did this on consultants advice even though the clotting tests came back clear, and I'm convinced that's what made the difference and keep me PG. pls speak to your consultant or GP if you've not been advised to do the same to see if its a good idea for you.

neolara Fri 03-Jan-14 12:44:38

Ooh. Your news has made me cry. Brought back memories. Absolutely brilliant news. Fingers crossed.

Whooooooohoooooo!

Great news, keep us updated !!

CrispyFB Fri 03-Jan-14 13:15:51

Awww.. that's wonderful news! I love hearing stories like these! Have had a few losses of my own in mid to late first trimester so I totally understand the fear at that first scan. I was in disbelief with this one too and am now 28 weeks smile

If you're measuring correctly with a heartbeat at 8 weeks the odds of loss are so so low now, just a few percent at most - 8 weeks is a bit of a milestone. But I bet you already know that!!

Christelle2207 Fri 03-Jan-14 13:46:47

This is great, standing by for other good news from eurochick

Great news about your scan! Brought a tear to my eye - I've been in this position, feeling happy, but feeling scared to be happy... Wishing you lots of luck. smile

Armadale Fri 03-Jan-14 20:11:21

Thanks for all the good wishes

Squiffy thanks for your post about the aspirin- I'm not taking it this time as the consultant said no need until week 12, but to be honest I didn't understand why they said that, it didn't seem to make sense to me.

I am on clexane but that does not cross the placenta so offers no protection for the baby.

My 5 month loss was due to ischemia so there might well be an underlying clotting issue...

I have been worrying about not taking it, to be honest, so I started again today after reading your post.

Squiffyagain Sat 04-Jan-14 02:14:03

My consultant felt that the risks of taking it were so low as to be negligible and I think she told most of her patients to take it. But do please check Monday with your own consultant in case they have any specific concerns about you taking it (if their only concern is 'its not necessary' I'd be tempted to ignore).

I know how awful a time it is especially the weeks between now and week 13. Not that it ever really goes - I bought a Doppler on amazon and used it half a dozen times a day for weeks and weeks. Lots of sympathy and hugs from me on this one. X

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Congratulations Eurochick, that is brilliant. Thinking of you both

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

Brilliant news for both of you. X

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

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

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 Mon 06-Jan-14 14:54:16

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

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.

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 09:57:29

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?

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

Good luck for today x

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.

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

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

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 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

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

Yay. Great news.

Armadale that is fantastic news, congratulations smile

Excellent news! X

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

Very happy for you! X

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

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!

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