(Closed) Pregnant After TTC 6+ Months Ladies :)

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@Running Elley:  So excited to hear about your anatomy scan!! Have fun seeing your ‘lil boy again! 🙂

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@MrsStrawberry24: and
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@ChuckNorris:  Thank you!  It is so great to have your support.

So… do you guys know anything about ectopics?  I know that they are pretty uncommon (about 2%), even with the endo risk factor (which jumps the risk up to about 10%), and it seems like they would be even more uncommon in the first few months after an HSG (when your tubes are all cleaned out and shiny).  That makes sense, right???  I know I am stressing about what is probably nothing, but that first low beta is just hanging around in my head, causing problems, and I am terried of losing my one f’ing tube that works.  Damn my husband for insisting I get the beta!  :o)  Anyway, all of the info on Google is really not helping, so would appreciate any information you guys know about this (if you have any to share…).

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@Running Elley:  What a great thread to start! I admit that I’ve missed a lot of you gals :o)

How long TTC: We were going on 18 months

Brief TTC Background Refresher: Absolutely nothing until about 8 months of TTC. First appointment was a weak heartbeat, and then none. D&C in June 2011, then a chemical pregnancy in November 2011. This was our last shot before we went to see a specialist, and it looks like it stuck!

First child?: Yes.

How far along/EDD: 21 weeks/5 days; EDD 9/27/2012

Gender: We’ve got a little boy in there!

Milestones: We got past 20 weeks and we’re thrilled. We still have a few things to worry about, but inching towards 24 and starting to get really excited. I’ve been feeling a ton of movement lately which always makes me feel a lot better! DH made him a playlist of songs last night…when I put the headphones on my tummy, he was going nuts! So fun :o)

Struggles: We still have our fear of something going wrong. We got less than stellar results from our genetic testing. Our odds are 1 in 240 rather than 1 in 500 which is normal for my age, but we’re trying to stay optimistic. Physically, I’m exhausted all the time. I’m having a lot of trouble sleeping at night b/c my arms keep falling asleep on me! 

What are you most fearful/concerned about: Right now, just pre-term labor and our risk of Down’s. Hoping that once he arrives, everything is A-OK!

So excited to see all of you ladies have your BFPs and coming so far along in your pregnancies! You’re all like a little family to me and it’s so nice to know that we’re all finally going to be mamas!

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@septcabride:  What was the number for your first beta and what day was it?  I don’t think they can tell much without 2 betas to compare the doubling rate.  Ectopic pregnancies don’t double correctly.  Just to maybe help a little, I worried that my pregnancy was ectopic for at least 3 weeks.  I would have random pains, sometimes sharp, but always short (probably in my ovary) and imagine it was ectopic.  It’s probably not.  But if you have any major pain…definitely get it checked out.

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@Running Elley:  Thanks!  I think I am worried over nothing (it’s not like there is anything I can do about it anyway)… the problem is that I am still having endo pain (although not as much as before), so every time I have the endo pain I have to remind myself that I had this same exact pain before I was KU.  I am not having an GI issues or bleeding (other EP symptoms), so all is good there.

(Side note:  I know pregnancy is the best endo “cure” but I have no idea whether the pain I have is from the endo growing, which will presumably fade, or from it just existing, in which case I will likely have it throughout.  This is question #1 on my list of things to ask my doctor…)

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@JaneyD:  My 10 DPO beta was only a 7.  My doctor was not worried about it, but I was/am.  The only thing is (and this is going to sound like so la-la-la/know-it-all/head-in-the-sand ish of me, but whatevs) I think my beta is kind of sketchy – can two hpts (including a Wondfo) even pick up a beta that low???  My hpts have gotten consistently darker each day (and every second day’s is more than twice as dark as the one before, but I don’t know that that means anything), so I am hoping that my numbers just started low…

Lotam, Elley, and J* have been looking at my pictures (I will post here if I someone can tell me how to post photos from an iPhone…) and have convinced me that they are appropriately dark, so we shall see.

*Can I just say how THRILLED I am that this board exists???  Texting photos around is a lot harder than posting here, and I was way too nervous to post my worries on any other board.  As yesterday’s events confirmed, there are a lot of well-intentioned, but TTC-clueless women around here, and I was afraid I would get a lot of “just relax.”  I *know* I wouldn’t get that from you ladies unless I really needed it – and in that case, bring it on.  :o)

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@septcabride: Did you go for your second beta at all? I know you said you’re having endo pain, but you’re only about 4 weeks now, so your pregnancy is still pretty early to relieve that pain. Hopefully as you progress, you’ll find that you’re having less pain! And I will never tell you to relax! It’s one thing I hear all the time whenever I express any of my fears and I hate hearing it!!

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@2PeasinaPod: My doctor (my pelvic pain specialist who treats my endo – I don’t start with the midwives until 7 weeks) doesn’t want me to have a second beta until later this week.  She is less worried about the doubling than she is about reaching a certain threshold so that she can schedule my u/s.  I *know* this isn’t the way to do it*, but I am going along because I want to give the numbers lots of time to rise and betas totally freak me out. 

*She is absolutely wonderful, but she doesn’t practice as an Ob, so her methods/knowledge are a little… off.

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@septcabride: Ahh…you poor thing. I’d be going crazy if I were in your shoes! Praying lots for you that the numbers are going in the right direction :o) 

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  • Wedding: October 2009

How long TTC: 17 mos. but probably a few more cycles since some where only 22-23 days.

Brief TTC Background Refresher: Ovulation issues, possible blocked tube. Success with a Superovulation cycle IUI. Clomid days 3-7, Gonal – F Day nine, Ovridrel Trigger Shot than IUI.

How far along/EDD: 7 weeks 2 days

Gender:  not for a while, have to figure out if we want to know.

Milestones: Getting pregnant. Seeing a heartbeat at my first ultrasound and learning that it’s not ectopic, I was worried because of tube issue.

Struggles: Nausea pretty bad and occurring at various times throughout the day,  and fatigue

What are you most fearful/concerned about: Miscarriage and worrying about genetic abnormalities due to my being 38.

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@septcabride:  I think you need another beta.  You can do them 2 or 4 days apart (or probably any combination of that).  Doubling time is supossed to be between 31 and 72 hours.  There’s a really cool website that shows betas of real women and some definitely start low so that’s not as much of a worry as whether it’s doubling.

FRER’s pick up a level of 5 HcG.

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@kayakgirl73:  I didn’t know you had your ultrasound!  Yay!!

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It’s betabase.info I think – my filter is blocking it at work.

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@Running Elley:  My DH was almost as cautious as I was. He didn’t start to get excited until he found out that it was a boy. I think at that time, he finally had a lot of his fears put aside and was able to accept that this was really going to happen and that we were really having a baby. His cautiousness was to a point where I started to get a little upset. He wasn’t telling anyone that I was pregnant, and I was starting to see that as him being embarrassed by me being pregnant. But once he finally saw and even felt our little guy, he started to come around more.

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@JaneyD:  Thanks for the link!  Those numbers make me feel A LOT better – especially since it seems that you can have a beta of 1 at 14 DPO and still have a successful pregnancy.  I have decided that I am going to go tomorrow – that will be 6 days after my first beta, and I really don’t want to wait until 8 days (Friday) – with the holiday, I think the results wait would kill me.

Re: the test sensitivity – I get the FRER showing a line that early, but Wondfos are only supposed to pick up 25+. 

I found a few endo support forums and it definitely seems like most women have pain throughout, but that it lessens around 6-7 weeks.  There was also NO mention of ectopics on any of the threads, so I am just going to stop worrying until there is something to worry about.  The lack of EP discussion makes me feel a lot better.

P.S. Rule #1 of pregnancy should be NO GOOGLE!

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