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PorcelainBelle : I’ll also be ttc in June after an ectopic – my second unfortunately. I’m also missing my left tube after a ruptured ectopic a couple of years ago.
I had a methotrexate shot at the beginning of this month for a second ectopic in my right tube. June is when I’m allowed to get pregnant again, but I’m terrified. If I have another ectopic I will have to have my remaining tube removed and I won’t be able to conceive naturally.
Post # 47
altaira : So sorry to hear of your struggles Bee! I have my fingers crossed for you that everything turns out well come June!
I went back to my GP on the weekend to get the results of my blood test – everything is looking good! My immunity to chicken pox, rubella, etc is great and my iron levels are really good (about a year ago they were low, so this is good news). She did say I’m on the cusp of being too low in Vitamin D so have started taking supplements (as it’s very important for calcium). DH and I also decided to go ahead with a test my GP recommended that determines whether we are carriers of the genes responsible for cystic fibrosis (CF), fragile x syndrom (FXS) or spinal muscular atrophy (SMA); I have CF in my family (very distantly, but still). I had to have another blood test; if I come back positive for CF or SMA, DH will be tested (as both parents need to be carriers in order for a child to develop either of these conditions – apparently FXS is only passed down through the mother). The centre that does the testing also offer genetic counselling, so if it turns out that we are both carriers they’ll discuss our options with us. This won’t change our decision to have children, but at least we’ll have a heads up of the possibility that we could have a child with one of these illnesses and what it could mean for us moving forward.
Post # 48
altaira : I’m so sorry you’ve been through that, once was enough for me! Let’s hope your bad luck is over and you conceive quickly when you start trying and with no more ectopics! <3
I’m 31 in May and voiced my concerns to DH last night. We’ve decided to try next month. I just know if it takes us a while to conceive I would be kicking myself if we waited. I’m scared shitless and if I start bleeding when pregnant again it will be SO HARD not to freak out.