(Closed) Journey of Pregnancy after Miscarriage and/or Infertility, Part 6

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 496
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

solnishko1186 :  I would ask the one doctor who saw your “evidence” if you can skip Bridal Party or only do it when you’re seeing her. Tell her you will check at home but don’t want to deal with the added stress. I mean you don’t HAVE to even see a doctor, so I don’t see why you’d have to get your Bridal Party checked. If people can refuse to vaccinate their children, you should be able to refuse a Bridal Party cuff!!

Post # 497
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Sugar bee

RunnerBride13 :  So true. I will ask to skip it while still early on in pregnancy (and just measure at home). When get closer to third trimester, can check at the office than. Unfortunatly all the doctors we established rapport with are leaving – MFM we saw for NT scan is due in October (she tried multiple ivf rounds to have a baby), and taking 3 months maternity leave, and so is our regular OB (due any day now). So I have to see new MFM and new OB for everything going forward. Great. Their practice has about 20 doctors and scheduling people said we have to rotate them all (which I don’t know how that is possible, I don’t think there are over 20 pre-natal appoitments to go through. So the dr who will deliver might be someone we never saw anyways, but they still don’t let you see one thoughout).

Post # 498
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Today I am 4 weeks along. 

I decided to break this pregnancy down into mini milestones:

– Make it to the first appointment (at 6.5 weeks)

– Make it to week 8

– Make it to the next appointment

– Make it to week 14

– Make it to all of the traditional milestones (baby movement, gender, etc)

I will never take these milestones for granted.

Post # 499
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Sugar bee

TaurianDoll :  I struggle with this also. When I find myself getting excited/planning things, I immediatly then stop myself with all the what ifs. I thought it will get easier after passing “safe” marks and getting closer to the end of first trimester – it honestly doesn’t. I still inspect toilet paper with a magnifying glass every time go to the bathroom, freak out at every cramp and twinge, etc. My biggest milestone is reaching a stage of viability, which seems like ages away. I went back and forth wanting to make a FB announcement, but can’t bring myself to do so. I think all those feelings come with pregnany after losses/infertility territory.

Post # 500
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

solnishko1186 :  I just don’t see us announcing this pregnancy. Once we tell our closest family and friends, everyone else will find out if they see us in person. Viability – that’s a good milestone.  

Post # 501
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

Hi ladies! I’m loving all the pregnancy announcements. I have been MIA a lot lately. I started a new job teaching high school. It’s a lot of work. First year teacher here! Our 9 month old son is finally mobile. He’s a happy boy. He eats everything. Darling Husband is staying home three days a week and taking care of the baby. He goes to school two days a week. Baby is going to daycare twice a week, and so far so good. There was a time Emanuel would cry because he was frustrated not being able to move, but now that he can finally crawl like a pro, he’s way more happy. Darling Husband and I celebrated our fifth year anniversary this month. We were able to go out for dinner and a walk alone for the first time since baby was born. Emanuel is been sleeping through the night since he was about 8 months. Life is getting back to normal little by little. Well I’m just really happy to see so many old WB friends getting pregnant and having their sweet little babies. Believe it when they say they grow so fast.

Post # 502
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Sugar bee

Maybe someone knows what this means, I had a prenatal appointment few days ago, and had blood and urine sample taken and got my results online (did not talk to the nurse yet), all looks normal, except for this “group b streptococcus in urine”. Anyone knows what this means and how big of a deal is it?

Post # 503
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Bumble bee

solnishko1186 :  I think it’s only an issue prior to delivery if you’re considered high risk but ask your doctor. From AmericanPregnancy.Org:

<h3>If I had a positive Group B strep culture done early in pregnancy, will they test me again?</h3>

The CDC states that if a woman has a positive culture anytime during the current pregnancy, she will not need to be re-screened and will automatically need to be treated with antibiotics during labor.

Post # 504
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Bumble bee

TaurianDoll :  I haven’t had a loss but this is my first pregnancy after trying for 2 years. I’ve been struggling too. I’m counting down the days until 24 weeks (viability for twins) and I have about 2.5 weeks to go! I celebrate each week I’m still pregnant and the babies are healthy. My mom made a facebook annoucement so I had no choice really :/ Hang in there, mama! 

Post # 505
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Sugar bee

Ham1320 :  Thanks! The nurse just replied with this info “GBS is not a concern except at delivery. It is a normal body flora for a lot of people. The providers will treat you with antibiotics during labor to prevent transmission to the baby during birth. Until then, the baby is protected by the bag of water. Thanks.”

So looks like nothing to worry about for now :))

Post # 506
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Sugar bee

Sorry, don’t know why font came out so huge

Post # 508
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ham1320 :  Thank you and good luck! 🙂

Post # 509
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Tentatively joining this thread.  I got my BFP yesterday and my first beta came back at 286 for 15dpiui which the nurse said looked good.  Repeat betas tomorrow and I’m going to push for a third as well this weekend, just to make sure. 

Roll Call!

Weeks pregnant/due date: 4+2, June 5, 2017

Pregnancy journey:  I have PCOS, endometriosis, hyperprolactinema and low response to oral meds, but risk of overstimming with injectables, Darling Husband has low morphology/motility.  We started TTC in August 2014 and it took 7 rounds of oral meds, 4 cycles of injectables, 3 IUI’s, 2 laparoscopies and a lot of medication adjustments to finally get our BFP! 

Next appt/test/ultrasound: Repeat betas tomorrow, and then scheduling our first ultrasound after that. 

What are you struggling with: That this is real.  I keep waiting for something bad to happen because nothing about this has been easy for us and we’ve always been given bad news.  I’m excited, but hesitant to be excited at the same time.  Once the betas come back, I’ll feel better. 

What helps you: Realizing that even if a MC happens, for today, I’m pregnant and that means it’s not impossible for us, even when my doctor said it was. 

Share a pic of anything (BFP, ultrasound, pet, funny gif): Never thought I’d see such a strong line!!!  This was my first test at 15dpiui yesterday, confirmed with a digi this morning. 

 

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