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Early Pregnancy After IVF: Worry-warts and wimps gather to whimper and wobble.

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PramQueen1971 Fri 30-Aug-13 11:41:28

Yes! Happy Birthday to me indeed! Fanks for all the cake I would say 'nom-nom' and 'it was awesome!' but I would have to stab myself for being an irritating twat. I digress..

Come here, ladies who have survived IVF and are now battling the first trimester nerves and scans. We did it...we did it!! grin

PramQueen1971 Sat 31-Aug-13 21:57:20

Oh, why did I put 'wimps' in the thread title? We're not wimps! Sorry, my lovely and brave friends sad

BeetleBeetle Sun 01-Sep-13 09:02:16

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NoMaybeAboutIt Sun 01-Sep-13 09:06:23

Thanks Beetle. Unfortunately ginger hasn't really helped, but I'm definitely going down the smoothie route and packing some oats into them too. I can't get enough of fruit juice, so at least I'm getting some vitamins in smile. How are you feeling now?

Prammy don't worry about the title!! I quite often feel like a wimp at the moment wink

How is everyone today?

BeetleBeetle Sun 01-Sep-13 09:08:59

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NoMaybeAboutIt Sun 01-Sep-13 09:13:59

Beetle I'm sure all is well. The docs intensified a clear source of the bleeding. Just make sure you get plenty of rest so you don't aggregate it. Time just drags at the moment doesn't it. But you'll get there. I can't believe I'm nearly 11 weeks. Whilst I feel like it's taken forever to get here, I look back and realise that the last 7 weeks have flown!

PramQueen1971 Sun 01-Sep-13 14:26:33

Oh, Beetle, blood looks horrid in knickers or down the toilet, doesn't it? And copious. But Marbie's right, the source of your anguish has been identified. I know that doesn't lessen the alarm and those early weeks are truly frightening. I hope you get some peace and the pesky bleeding dries up x

Maybelline, fruit is my salvation, too. Baby is simply not happy when I try to eat chocolate or most sweet things. Nature is clever; I don't hear anyone complaining that they can't keep fruit & veg down.

Beetle, it's nice to receive compliments and yours have cheered me up at a time when I am really regretting going completely brunette and so dark, even though this is my natural colour. I feel uninteresting and drab. I forget how lucky I am to have great skin, it is something my entire family takes for granted. I have never seen my mother or sister with a single spot and I struggled to see various eruptions during my IVF treatment. We all have naturally very white teeth, too, and I don't have a single grey hair yet

I keep suddenly remembering I am pregnant and grin and chortle as though I am the luckiest girl in the whole world.

PramQueen1971 Sun 01-Sep-13 14:29:56

I don't think I phrased that very well about zits during IVF. What I meant was, I struggled with seeing so much shit on my face when I've never suffered with spots before. As you were..hmm

PramQueen1971 Sun 01-Sep-13 15:00:30

Ladies, can you help? Where do I buy cream of tartar and passion fruit in order to make this? Also, what is an 'angel food cake pan'?

NoMaybeAboutIt Sun 01-Sep-13 15:06:36

Prammy you can get cream of tartar from the supermarket. Passion fruit is hit and miss. Sometimes the shops have them. Sometimes not. Maybe ha e a look in the frozen section to see if there's any frozen purée. As far as the pan goes it's a round tin with a whole in the middle. But is just bake it in a normal round tin and check to see if it's done.

The cake looks amazing, you can't go wrong with the bezza smile

I feel so ill. I'm so sorry to moan, I feel so grateful to be here. But I just can't drag myself out of this today. All j e done is sleep. I feel like I have flu, even though I know I don't.

PramQueen1971 Sun 01-Sep-13 15:22:45

A 'whole' in the middle? Not a fraction, then?

Actually, I'll let you off your appalling grammar today, you sound so rough sad

PramQueen1971 Sun 01-Sep-13 16:29:33

Motor & Marbie, are you still gymming? I am doing a shame-faced u-turn from my pregant-women-at-the-gym-just-seem-so-desperate position and going back to the gym this week. This requires re-joining and paying hefty monthly feed so I am clearly Very Determined. I refuse to morph into a gargantuan heifer as the months roll by. I refuse to run, circuit train or spin (too high a heart rate required I believe?), which leaves Body Pump, kettle bell training and swimming. Will this work? Can I actually create muscle and tone-up before baby comes? I haven't worked out in five months. I want to be fit for labour and for when baby is tiny and I need to constantly push a pram to save my sanity.

NoMaybeAboutIt Sun 01-Sep-13 17:44:03

Prammy I would be in the gym if I could handle it, I just can't at the moment. I wouldn't feel comfortable doing body pump, I push myself too hard. I cross train and walk hill gradients on the treadmill and work on the resistance machines. Am also going to start swimming. I'm not fussed about building muscle tone, I just don't want to lose any tone.

My spelling and grammar are atrocious. That's what you get when you cross an iPhone with a fuddled head sad

PramQueen1971 Sun 01-Sep-13 18:52:32

Maybs, I'll try what you're doing then, sounds good. I won't tease you any more either, you sound pretty down, you poor thing xx

NoMaybeAboutIt Sun 01-Sep-13 19:59:04

grin Prammy you take the piss as much as you like, it does me good wink

Can you get one of the trainers to draw you up a plan?x

PramQueen1971 Sun 01-Sep-13 20:14:57

That is a Very Good Idea. Do you trust trainers to know about pregnancy exercise? At my gym the staff are all male and thirteen years-old.

NoMaybeAboutIt Sun 01-Sep-13 20:59:24

Mine is my SIL's sister, so I do. Plus they have an ante and post natal specialist on hand as well. I would trust them. At least someone should be trained for pregnancy x

BeetleBeetle Mon 02-Sep-13 08:42:20

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BeetleBeetle Mon 02-Sep-13 08:49:17

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NoMaybeAboutIt Mon 02-Sep-13 08:53:13

Good luck Motor!

Thanks Beetle. I'm feeling even worse today. If I felt like this and wasn't pregnant, I'd be in bed feeling sorry for myself. My midwife told me I needed to up my calories by a bananas worth a day. I don't believe in the eating for two wink. I managed a glass of milk for breakfast but it's not sitting very well. And my tummy has really popped out too today. I cannot believe how moany I have got. I must rein it it.

That's great that the bleeding has stopped lovely, what a relief smile

Hope everyone else is ok x

PramQueen1971 Mon 02-Sep-13 10:30:50

Ah, brilliant news, Beetle, that bleeding is drying up. Please don't listen to your hubby if you need a reassurance scan, just do it. Pregnancy yoga: I will buy a DVD for that as the gym charges extra to your membership for classes like that and I begrudge paying. It seems we are set to move house much sooner than I anticipated. I thought we would move as and when the bulldozers arrive, but since th'usband and I have reconciled he has decided it is all systems go; he 'hates it' here now, apparently.

What all that is about I do not know. He loves it here and has been adamant we will never leave this leafy quiet village. I think this house now represents failure and sadness to him (his fault) and so he wants a fresh start. I'm quite impressed with his spiritual u-turn but am now quietly hyperventilating at the prospect. I bleddy hate choosing and moving house. It must be nice if you're wealthy with lots of dream homes to choose from, but we are simply moving back to my shitty home town purely to be near my mum for when baby comes. So..I need to start looking for furnished rented properties (we literally do not own a stick of furniture).

I'll send links to homes I like as I go along, shall I?

Thinking of you today, MotorCaravan! x

PramQueen1971 Mon 02-Sep-13 10:31:59

Tinned passionfruit! I had no idea..

Maybe, you poor lamb. You're not working are you?

NoMaybeAboutIt Mon 02-Sep-13 10:33:36

Ooh Prammy, yes! Send links! We shl be moving too hopefully!

Yes, I am working. Vom.

MotorcycleMama Mon 02-Sep-13 13:32:40

Sorry, can't read back and must be brief. Scan all good. Baby motor has all the right measurements etc. what a relief! Will read back soon. Sorry for me, me, me.

PramQueen1971 Mon 02-Sep-13 15:09:00

Hurray, BabyMotor!! thanks

Ugh. I'm being such a cow over on th'antenatal thread sad

PramQueen1971 Mon 02-Sep-13 16:12:38

Ugh. Look at this house and tell me, please, why the owner would choose to slap such brash and tasteless wallpaper on every chimney breast in the house. It looks like something Tyrone from Corrie would live in. Grr.

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