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Early pregnancy after IVF. Please come here to worry and support!

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NookNook Sun 21-Jul-13 13:24:39

Right then! Come here if you are 4-12 weeks and can't stop fretting. Didn't think anything could be worse than the 2WW? Think again!

NoMaybeAboutIt Sun 21-Jul-13 13:28:45

<runs in to hold Nooks hand>

Lovely Nook smile

NookNook Sun 21-Jul-13 14:17:28

Hooray! Thanks Maybe xxxx

Shall we start with symptoms???

NoMaybeAboutIt Sun 21-Jul-13 14:38:05

Haha!! You go first grin

MotorcycleMama Sun 21-Jul-13 16:12:04

Thanks nook - I'm such a coward. I have to admit I've no idea what other threads are out there apart from our old one and the IVF worriers one! I'm a bit unadventurous, and just want to stick with my mates!

As for symptoms, mine are all intermittent, and not very dramatic. Mild nausea, sensitive/sore boobs. I wouldn't honestly know I was pregnant. That's why I have gone over the top with testing with HPTs, and now with regular blood tests to keep an eye on my hcg. All have shown decisively that I am pregnant, so that is a relief.

Are you all being ultra careful in terms of diet, booze and exercise? I am. The only thing I am allowing myself which is at all controversial is a cup of tea and a mug of cocoa daily, which keeps me well within the 'under 200 mg' limit. I am seriously missing wine and exercise. I am a regular runner and gym attendee and boozer, so quite a change of behaviour for me.

NookNook Sun 21-Jul-13 17:31:22

Motor my symptoms are pretty much the same. I'm also a bit grumpier than normal. I'm trying not to do another pregnancy test. Not sure how long I'll last though! My scan seems like an age away.

I gave up caffeine ages ago so no problem there. I haven't had a drink either but I think I will after the scan. I'm trying to do lots of walking to keep up some level of fitness. TBH the steroids have already played havoc with my body so I'm fighting a losing battle.

NoMaybeAboutIt Sun 21-Jul-13 18:38:09

I am pretty much the same too. Feel sick if I don't eat, but then get full very quickly. And I'm shattered. I don't nap but I need to now!! Oh, and headaches and weeing. A lot grin

I gave up tea ages ago. But the thought of drinking it makes me feel ill anyway!! I had a glass of wine after EC but nothing since.

I'm finding the exercise the hardest. I walk loads though with the dog, but I was running around 50k a week and doing some weights. Does anyone know when we can act like 'normal' people again? I'd like to get to the gym for some exercise and also go swimming.

I am not testing anymore though. I figure it can't make any difference to anything now. When are everyone's scans?

MotorcycleMama Sun 21-Jul-13 19:25:17

Wow maybe - running 50k a week? That is impressive. I was running 3- 4 x per week but more like 35k. I'm not going to consider running until I'm passed 12 weeks, but am walking as much as I can, and am going to look into doing Body Pump again just to stay toned.

I am going to have 2 more blood tests next week to check that my hcg is rising as it should, then my 7 week scan is the week after. I know it seems really excessive, but I just want to know straight away if it all goes wrong. I'm sure it will all be fine, but a previous miscarriage, only detected at the 12 week scan was devastating, and I don't want to go through that again.

NoMaybeAboutIt Sun 21-Jul-13 20:31:26

That's totally understadae Motor. I have a scan at 7 weeks but my clinic don't do bloods.

Do you think body pump will be ok? I am going to speak to the clinic tomorrow about what they advise. I'm hoping to get a trainer to draw me up a program so I am at leat do something!!

MotorcycleMama Sun 21-Jul-13 20:46:10

I can't think of anything in Body Pump itself which should be risky, but I will drop the weights down to a minimum while I figure out if I feel safe doing it. I love running, but it just takes so much out of me that I don't think I can do that.

maybe my clinic don't do bloods as a rule either, so I found another clinic closer to home.

NoMaybeAboutIt Sun 21-Jul-13 20:59:49

Ah, I see!! I think it's important to do whatever tests you need to make you feel as reassured as possible.

With running, I just get very very hot. Which I know is a bad thing. I figure if I can get a good gym routine I can be nice and cool in the air con grin

Does anyone else have incredible wind? blush

Also, how long do your clinics keep you on the progesterone?

MotorcycleMama Sun 21-Jul-13 22:36:28

Yes to wind maybe! And tiredness. DH and I do a lot of walking and can easily clock 15 miles, but yesterday I walked 7 and fell straight asleep when we got back home. I never usually sleep during the day.
Also, a bright blue vein running across from my right shoulder to my left nipple which appeared last week, and a network of veins on my right breast.

NoMaybeAboutIt Mon 22-Jul-13 05:56:15

I have crazy boob veins too!

I haven't been walking the dog quite as much this last week, it's been so very very hot! I love the heat normally, but my tolerance for it has gone right down. And the dog has so much fur that he'd get too hot bless him!

NookNook Mon 22-Jul-13 14:21:19

I have no more veins on my boobs sad but they have already gone up a size! What aee you guys doing about under wired bras?

NoMaybeAboutIt Mon 22-Jul-13 14:32:04

Nook I feel your pain. I have big boobs as it is, I don't know how I'm going to be able to stand up soon! Is it not a bit early to be changing to non-under wired ones? <clueless>

My scan has been booked, it's not till the 13th! I have a GP appointment the week before, and my booking in the week after the scan. It still feels like I might not get there!

NookNook Mon 22-Jul-13 15:05:00

Mine is on the 13!!!

PramelaAnderson Mon 22-Jul-13 15:21:58

Now then, slags! It's moi: Juicy. I had to change my name as the 's' word is making me sick and even reading it makes me feel horridly bilious envy

How are you all? I have another scan on Friday at 8+1 and I'm feeling fantastically preggo in terms of symptoms smile My tits are gargantuan and shaped liked footballs, I'm terribly sick, shattered and - just like last year at 7/8 weeks - homicidally angry.

Until IVF I was a fitness freak specialising in Body Pump, kettle bell training, spinning and circuit training. I don't intend to do any exercise whatsoever whilst pregnant. I tried Body Pump last week and it didn't feel natural risking repeated squats with weights when I have been through so much to get here. When I see other pregnant women on the treadmill of lifting weights I just think they look a little desperate. I don't want to feel that I have to maintain a certain level of fitness or tone any more. I reckon I will still be fit for labour in seven months and there will be no opportunity for hardcore exercise once baby is here.

I'll carry on with gentle walking but, seriously, I don't see the point in anything challenging.

NoMaybeAboutIt Mon 22-Jul-13 15:33:43

Prammy! Lovely to see you! I'm with you on the massive tits front. I dread to think how big they're going to get.

I shan't be going crazy with the old exercise. Just need an outlet I think. Though right now all I want to do is nap!

NookNook Mon 22-Jul-13 16:24:51

Prammo good to see you. Glad you're doing well - it spurs me on! I feel happy then anxious then homicidally angry. All in the space of about five seconds. Actually I wake up every morning feeling really sad. I get a bit better as the day progresses. I also want to takk about the pregnancy constantly but I don't feel like anyone in RL is wiling to listen.... and that includes DH!

PramelaAnderson Mon 22-Jul-13 17:05:47

NookNook, I am chuffed to bits you have admitted to sadness and anger. I told th'usband last night that a strange feeling has come over me in recent days - almost like a depression but that really is overstating things. It's more like the euphoria of the BFP has gone and, although I am not tormenting myself with fears of miscarriage - thanks to such strong symptoms, I am feeling something bordering on emptiness and great irritation (at others).

My broadband connection has been down and I can honestly say I was happy to step away from mumsnet and all the March 2014 antenatal thread witterings. I've missed you lot though smile

I hope my last post didn't come across as too grumpy about the exercise debate. I'm feeling really arsey and imperious at the mo and I hate it sad

NoMaybeAboutIt Mon 22-Jul-13 17:30:06

Don't be daft Prammy, be as arsey as you like wink

I too have been feeling sad, I get mine at night though. It's just an overwhelming feeling of loss. Even though nothing has been lost. I tried to explain it to DH but to no avail!

NookNook Mon 22-Jul-13 18:02:39

My DH just says "don't be so negative" and then I punch him in the face.

MotorcycleMama Mon 22-Jul-13 18:03:23

Hello prammy - fantastic name!!

My gorgeous breasts are AA and before I got pregnant I lost half a stone and my AA bras were too big for me sad. They have now got visible veins running over them, and are sensitive and sore at times, but not noticeably bigger. I wonder if they are not sore as they are so small? I think my areoles are bigger, but not massively. I can't wait to have bigger breasts!

Can you remember what your hcg scores were pammy and at what stage? I remember them being very high. I've just had my hcg done this morning and it is 22,156. It was 6660 on Thursday, and I have read that once it gets over 6000 it takes around 4 days to double, so I was expecting today's score be around 12,000 not 22,000 confused. Have just been doing a bit of mad googling, but it seems that anything goes with hcg, so as long as it is increasing at a reasonable rate, there's nothing to worry about.

nook and maybe my scan is on the 1st August, so not too long to wait, though every day is dragging!

NookNook Mon 22-Jul-13 18:05:08

Pram I'm still in the Miscarriage Mindfuck stage. I can't wait til my scan and then I can start fretting about the next scan

NookNook Mon 22-Jul-13 18:07:49

Also Pram the eggcellent thread think you've been kicked off mn grin say hello and put their minds at ease!

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