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Assisted Conceptions (and all the bits in-between) Volume 11

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vallinnapod Mon 03-Dec-12 20:30:15

I really hope I haven't missed someone else starting this!

vallinnapod Mon 03-Dec-12 20:32:02

Had a FET question too so I hope you find me soon!

Just wondered how long it was from having a bleed, progynova to ET? Last contraceptive pill today so am guessing I will have my bleed towards the end of the week. Assuming ET would be around day 14 of my 'cycle'?? Which worries me as it would be Christmas!

MiniH Tue 04-Dec-12 06:16:17

Yay, found you.

BadgerFace Tue 04-Dec-12 09:06:31

Found you too!

Sorry Vanilla can't help with your question but I'm sure that someone who can will be along soon...

wellerbabe Tue 04-Dec-12 11:23:09

Hey found you wink

I got BFP this morning. gringringrin

Actually tested positive since Sunday but too scared to believe it until OTD today!

Kind of in shock but looking forward to getting used to the idea. Told DS this morning and he is over the moon grin

vallinnapod Tue 04-Dec-12 13:16:57

Woooohhoooooo grin

CaipirinhasAllRound Tue 04-Dec-12 13:46:15

Congrats weller, fab news!

BadgerFace Tue 04-Dec-12 14:33:41

Hurray Weller what a lovely early Chrimbo present! And sneaky you testing since Sunday! grin

Pocket1 Tue 04-Dec-12 15:48:10

Hello ladies

Sorry I haven’t been on much – v busy last week then a bit of a scare over the weekend. Spotting Saturday/Sunday/Monday – went to clinic yesterday and scan showed LO is doing fine and measuring spot on - huge huge relief. Clinic not sure what caused bleed but one suggestion is that irregular timings of my progesterone jabs last week (due to a couple of evening work dos) may have meant progesterone levels were not consistent. So my advice to anyone taking progesterone (and indeed any meds) is 1. Stick to regular times and don’t falter, 2. If you are worried about anything, go get checked out.

Mo my love, hope you’re doing okay, you’ve been in my thoughts so much. Don’t beat yourself up about being off work or not progressing your list. I know myself from the weekend I’ve had, nothing is more important than ‘this’ so just give yourself some time. Could/would you get signed off till Jan? FWIW, you’re younger than me… wink

Badger you are lovely keeping an eye on us even though you’re so close to graduating.

Vanillapod sorry to hear about the constipation, I have prunes and dried apricots EVERY DAY with my breakfast. And try and drink plenty of water daily. I swear it helps. Cant help with your dates, as I’ve always been just terrible understanding my own…

Frosticle and Sasha wonderful news about your scans – seeing and hearing that little heartbeat is just mind-blowing isnt’ it.

Goldengirl Sorry about your BFN sad. I’ve had donor eggs and I believe that my cycles have cost more than regular IVF as you effectively pay for all of the donor’s meds/scans etc. So you could look into being an egg donor as it would definitely be cheaper. But I’ve never heard of embryo donation – I think you should check it out. Try calling a few clinics and see what they say. Good news about DPs vits and sensible underwear – shame about the smoking but hope you manage to persuade him to come round. Maybe he can give up for a bit and then start again afterwards… I was advised to cut out caffeine whilst ttc – and the mw said the same last week.

Mini great to hear that your little one is doing well. And hope you had fun in bonnie Scotland.

CaipirinhasAllRound so sorry your cycle has been postponed but great news about the funding. At least you can let your hair down a bit over Christmas now.

Weller that’s blbiscuitbiscuitdy brilliant! What wonderful news.

Waves and hello to Sunny, Bugsy, Hoops and anyone else I’ve missed.


MiniH Tue 04-Dec-12 18:22:36

Weller yay!!! So happy for you.

pocket what a horrible scare but so glad mini pocket is doing ok. Fx that is the end of any bleeding.


vallinnapod Tue 04-Dec-12 22:02:39

Pocket not sure if it is any comfort or not but I had bleeding on and off up to 9 weeks, including a horrible red scary one at 8.5 weeks. It was possibly one of the embryos miscarrying but was only ever identified as a shadow on the scan. A perfectly healthy DS arrived 7.5 months later. Didn't stop those first 3 feeling like the longest ever shock

Hoophopes Tue 04-Dec-12 22:10:46

weller congratulations smile - great news!

pocket glad all ok with you. I had bleeding at 22,23 and 25 weeks - no cause ever found, and all was ok. They said that sometimes they just don't know - and I was off most meds by this time.

Pocket1 Wed 05-Dec-12 07:26:24

Thanks for your kind words ladies. Vanilla and Hoops your stories are a comfort and I'm just so pleased all worked out okay for you both. I'm just sick of obsessively checking each time I go to the loo - and think I will be doing so forever! Things have been fine for the last day or so, but I am still worried. Got another scan booked for Monday just to keep an eye on things. smile

vallinnapod Wed 05-Dec-12 10:51:23

I obsessively checked (and had private scans at great cost!) for....ohhh about 19 weeks. Once I felt DS move I then fixated on that smile

sunnyg Wed 05-Dec-12 12:38:44

Yay weller that is absolutely fantastic news! So very happy for you.

pocket sorry to hear about your scare, but glad to hear mini pocket is all okay. What a horrible scare for you. I hope things are smooth sailing from now on.


chocoloco1 Thu 06-Dec-12 15:21:57

Hello ladies, mind if I join you please? I've been stalking for months now and following all your success stories as well as the sad times. I finally feel I can post now as have been for transfer today and didn't want to jinx things by posting before now as I never believed I'd get to this point . . .

vallinnapod Thu 06-Dec-12 19:58:35

Hi choco hope today went well.

I'm feeling angry as despite the clinic telling me we had time for FET pre-Christmas, we don't. So another month on the pill for me sad

Pocket1 Thu 06-Dec-12 20:40:03

Thanks Sunny.

Welcome Choco get yourself comfy in our 2ww bench smile

Vanilla I'm so sorry about your delay. How frustrating for you. Maybe you can have a glass or two over Christmas now wink


bugsylugs Fri 07-Dec-12 07:21:06

mo missed the end of the last thread but from pockets thread, don't beat yourself up, take all the time you need. No one else can tell you how long that is. Do what feels right not what you feel you should do. Here's hoping for you to get some peace. Hugs

pocket so glad things turned out well, do you not think it would be fair if things just became boring and routine so glad mini pocket is growing well seems like they like seeing mummy too.

weller brill news.

goldengirl so sorry for your BFN it does suck sad

Still not done anything I was going to do in Jan just lazy and had another bad week sad. But just love this time of year


Pocket1 Sun 09-Dec-12 12:15:48

Thanks Bugsy. smile. And so nice to be referred to as 'mummy'!

Don't beat yourself up about progress - you've had a lot on your plate. I love this time of year too - the lights, cheesy music, Christmassy films on tv, scrummy food etc etc grin

vallinnapod Mon 10-Dec-12 20:19:12

Sorry - sort of lurking. Fed up of another 3 weeks of pill starting tomorrow...

Hoophopes Mon 10-Dec-12 21:14:07

Sorry for that vanilla - hope that means you can have some treats over Christmas whilst you wait.

MiniH Tue 11-Dec-12 06:09:45

Vanilla sorry about your delay. I hope you can start quickly after Christmas.

Welcome choco. Hope the 2ww isnt too bad for you.

I am 12w today. Cannot believe this date is finally here as felt ages away around weeks five/six. I saw the MW yesterday and we've got our nuchal scan tomorrow. Nervous about that but I know there is nothing we can do except hope that it will be ok.

BadgerFace Tue 11-Dec-12 07:39:39

Wow Mini that's flown by hasn't it! I hope your scan goes well and you don't worry about it too much between now and then. Another milestone to tick off! I found that IVF was good practice for thewaiting-for-the-next-thing-to-tick-off on the pregnancy train route! (Which for me eased off after the 20 week scan...)

vanilla sorry to hear of your delays. It's so frustrating, isn't it? Make the most of Chrimbo fizz!

Morning to the rest of you lovely ladies.

sunnyg Tue 11-Dec-12 11:57:35

Morning to all
mini congrats on your 12 week milestone. I hope the scan goes well.
badger how many weeks are you now? You aren’t far behind scrummy If I recall.
pocket I hope things are all okay and no more scares. Didn’t you have another scan this week?
vanilla so sorry for your delay. Sometimes feels like we are always waiting eh. Fertility ladies must have the best patience.
bugsy you’ve had so much on your plate. Enjoy the festive season and 2013 is just around the corner. Maybe look into things in January when you can. I’m all about the new year and new beginnings here.
welcome Choco, hope you are getting comfy on the bench.
weller how is the post BFP glow? Has it all sunk in yet?
mo how are you going my friend? Been thinking of you….
AFM have started the rolls up and am now firmly in the ARGC lane. Started my monitoring cycle last week. Had really mixed feelings. Great to be getting going finally again, but also big feels of trepidation. Should have results from monitoring cycle by end of the month or early new year. So we’ll see. Trying not to get ahead with potential start dates yet, there may be some delay if immunes treatment needed, so instead of getting disappointed I’m just (trying!) to take it one day at a time.

Big waves to all oxo

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