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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post

    UPDATE: I wasn't sure if I wanted to share this with everyone, but you are my sisters and I didn't want to keep any secrets from you. Not sure everyone has been around long enough to know my history, but over a year ago, after my 1st failed IVF cycle, my RE ordered a few special labs and it turned out I had some abnormal results. She then referred me to a specialist, Dr Carolyn Coulam with Rhinehart Clinic in Chicago, who ordered additional labs and I was diagnosed with Implantation Failure due to abnormal APA (antiphospholipids) and a blood clotting factor. Along with my advanced maternal age, these were my challenges with IVF. Though we tried 4 attempts at IVF with my eggs, we knew even doing a DE cycle might not work because of the immunological issues. Our second IVF cycle was treated with simple measures, but we still did not achieve a pregnancy and Dr Coulam ordered IVIG with my 3rd and 4th cycles. This is an infusion therapy where I sit for 4 hours as I get an IV of a med called gammagard and the cost is 3k per infusion. Luckily my insurance covers this service and I pay deductible & coinsurance. Anyway, they are taking major precautions with this pregnancy due to my implantation diagnosis and I will undergo weekly early testing to analyze my ANA (antinuclear assay) and APA (antiphospholipid assay) levels through a specialty lab called Millenova. Those tests are about $250 a week. After Dr Coulam reviewed my beta this morning, she recommended I not wait until 9/9 for my next IVIG (28 days is normally how long you wait between sessions), but instead wants me to have it early next week, less than 3 weeks since my last treatment. I wasn't sure how to take that, but I am just grateful that this infusion treatment may help me keep my baby in my uterus. So, in addition to the 4 estrogen patches every other day and getting my 2cc PIO injections and the lovenox 40mg daily shots and prednisone and baby aspirin, I will be undergoing weekly tests & consults with Dr C and IVIG to maintain my pregnancy. I am not discouraged by the news, just thankful I have a team of physicians on top of things and trying to make sure I don't miscarry. Please continue to pray for us and our miracle pregnancy. I had two perfect embabies transferred and I am trying hard to keep my faith that the one that implanted will not be rejected by my body. I feel confident that my numbers will continue to rise, but I am still nervous that things could change at any time. We are so thankful that we have made it this far and we know this is going to be a long ride! I have been keeping a journal and I am also starting a blog. I love all of you ladies with all my heart and I wish EVERYONE successful IVF cycles and I wish all the BFP's a HH9m!! Lots of babies for 2011!!!
    Congrats!! 150 is awesome!! You will have Happy & healthy 9 months!!

    Ourou, 32 ellah-Congrats for

    Update: I was in ED in the other day(day before my 1st US) for threathened miscarriage due to subchorionic hematoma. I was working and I felt wet down there. I went to restroom. I passed red bright blood and some blood clots with belly pain. I was transferred to ED and did US. I had large hematoma in my uterus. Baby was ok. I got some morphine shots for pain. Next day I went to my RE's office and did another US. Hematoma got bigger and bleeding didn't stop. My RE said she never saw this huge hematoma. Baby was tolerated ok(we saw heartbeat!). I stopped baby ASA, changed to PIO shots and strict bedrest til this Wednesday and need to get US. My Re gave me first scan of our baby that made me so sad and cry.. Baby is supposed to be a oval shape, but our baby was like squashed by compressing to large hematoma. My RE can't say how it will be cuz hematoma is too big for gestational sac and I am only 6 week of pregnancy. I pray God to save my baby... Post day 5, my bleeding turned to more brown blood with small amounts. I think my platelet count is normal with very low side of range. Baby ASA caused me to bleed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistyone1 View Post
    Update: I was in ED in the other day(day before my 1st US) for threathened miscarriage due to subchorionic hematoma. I was working and I felt wet down there. I went to restroom. I passed red bright blood and some blood clots with belly pain. I was transferred to ED and did US. I had large hematoma in my uterus. Baby was ok. I got some morphine shots for pain. Next day I went to my RE's office and did another US. Hematoma got bigger and bleeding didn't stop. My RE said she never saw this huge hematoma. Baby was tolerated ok(we saw heartbeat!). I stopped baby ASA, changed to PIO shots and strict bedrest til this Wednesday and need to get US. My Re gave me first scan of our baby that made me so sad and cry.. Baby is supposed to be a oval shape, but our baby was like squashed by compressing to large hematoma. My RE can't say how it will be cuz hematoma is too big for gestational sac and I am only 6 week of pregnancy. I pray God to save my baby... Post day 5, my bleeding turned to more brown blood with small amounts. I think my platelet count is normal with very low side of range. Baby ASA caused me to bleed.
    Oh no! I hope your next u/s shows improvement!! How scary for you. I feel for you and am praying everything is ok. KUP on what happens. A heartbeat is a good sign - that's a little fighter you've got in there. Keep the faith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistyone1 View Post

    Update: I was in ED in the other day(day before my 1st US) for threathened miscarriage due to subchorionic hematoma. I was working and I felt wet down there. I went to restroom. I passed red bright blood and some blood clots with belly pain. I was transferred to ED and did US. I had large hematoma in my uterus. Baby was ok. I got some morphine shots for pain. Next day I went to my RE's office and did another US. Hematoma got bigger and bleeding didn't stop. My RE said she never saw this huge hematoma. Baby was tolerated ok(we saw heartbeat!). I stopped baby ASA, changed to PIO shots and strict bedrest til this Wednesday and need to get US. My Re gave me first scan of our baby that made me so sad and cry.. Baby is supposed to be a oval shape, but our baby was like squashed by compressing to large hematoma. My RE can't say how it will be cuz hematoma is too big for gestational sac and I am only 6 week of pregnancy. I pray God to save my baby... Post day 5, my bleeding turned to more brown blood with small amounts. I think my platelet count is normal with very low side of range. Baby ASA caused me to bleed.
    Oh wow,I'm sorry you're going through this. Get lots of rest and please keep us updated. Sending prayers your way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rss73 View Post
    How did your news sharing go? I've only told a few people..2 very close friends and 1 not very close friend (only because she was staying at my house for a week and I'm showing and all I want to do is sleep, so I had to spill the beans - I still regret that, but what can you do?). I'm going to tell more close friends and family after my nuchal scan this week..I'm really not interested in telling a lot of people. I want it to be my secret, and I've already gotten unsolicited advice (from the not-close friend) and I'm dreading more of that. Two of DH's friends already asked him if I was PG, but luckily their wives are more discreet.. I guess you can't hide the fact that I gained over 10 pounds since early June!!! So, it will come out soon, but there will be no big announcement from me. I guess I'm a little superstitious. I think about this topic all the time, because I don't know how to do it and I don't want to be the center of attention (or advice)..

    Good luck with your beta tomorrow, I'm sure the numbers will be great!! KUP ASAP!! What day is the IVIG scheduled for?
    We did tell my MIL yesterday afternoon. She was very happy, but she understood that we are not telling anyone for a few weeks at a minimum (after 1st u/s) and maybe longer, depending on how things go. I know she will be good to have on our side for extra special prayers and it helps that she is very supportive and kind. My MIL and DD are the only family that know we are pregnant. I do have four close friends that have been there for me through all of my failed IVF's and they also know we are pregnant. Also one girl at work knows (she is also a good friend), but I told her in confidence because I trust her...plus, she had previously offered to be an egg donor for us. I predict by time I am 7-8 weeks along all of our close friends and family will know. The only folks I am going to keep it from as long as I can is coworkers. I just don't want them in my business.

    Quote Originally Posted by ktbelle97 View Post
    Rhonda, it sounds like you have a great team of docs working to keep you !!! Good luck on your next beta, I'll be checking on you!
    Yup, I think I've got all the bases covered!

    Quote Originally Posted by mistyone1 View Post
    Congrats!! 150 is awesome!! You will have Happy & healthy 9 months!!

    Ourou, 32 ellah-Congrats for

    Update: I was in ED in the other day(day before my 1st US) for threathened miscarriage due to subchorionic hematoma. I was working and I felt wet down there. I went to restroom. I passed red bright blood and some blood clots with belly pain. I was transferred to ED and did US. I had large hematoma in my uterus. Baby was ok. I got some morphine shots for pain. Next day I went to my RE's office and did another US. Hematoma got bigger and bleeding didn't stop. My RE said she never saw this huge hematoma. Baby was tolerated ok(we saw heartbeat!). I stopped baby ASA, changed to PIO shots and strict bedrest til this Wednesday and need to get US. My Re gave me first scan of our baby that made me so sad and cry.. Baby is supposed to be a oval shape, but our baby was like squashed by compressing to large hematoma. My RE can't say how it will be cuz hematoma is too big for gestational sac and I am only 6 week of pregnancy. I pray God to save my baby... Post day 5, my bleeding turned to more brown blood with small amounts. I think my platelet count is normal with very low side of range. Baby ASA caused me to bleed.
    My goodness! I am so sorry about this hematoma and I pray the baby will survive. So, all of this is because of the baby aspirin? Now you got me scared. Please KUP on how it turns out. What can they do about the hematoma other than taking you off the aspirin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistyone1 View Post
    Congrats!! 150 is awesome!! You will have Happy & healthy 9 months!!

    Ourou, 32 ellah-Congrats for

    Update: I was in ED in the other day(day before my 1st US) for threathened miscarriage due to subchorionic hematoma. I was working and I felt wet down there. I went to restroom. I passed red bright blood and some blood clots with belly pain. I was transferred to ED and did US. I had large hematoma in my uterus. Baby was ok. I got some morphine shots for pain. Next day I went to my RE's office and did another US. Hematoma got bigger and bleeding didn't stop. My RE said she never saw this huge hematoma. Baby was tolerated ok(we saw heartbeat!). I stopped baby ASA, changed to PIO shots and strict bedrest til this Wednesday and need to get US. My Re gave me first scan of our baby that made me so sad and cry.. Baby is supposed to be a oval shape, but our baby was like squashed by compressing to large hematoma. My RE can't say how it will be cuz hematoma is too big for gestational sac and I am only 6 week of pregnancy. I pray God to save my baby... Post day 5, my bleeding turned to more brown blood with small amounts. I think my platelet count is normal with very low side of range. Baby ASA caused me to bleed.
    Lots of thoughts and prayers coming your way... Im sorry you are having to go through this.

    Quote Originally Posted by ktbelle97 View Post
    Stalker here... 32ellah I am so happy for you!!!! Congrats on the BFP, and I hope your OHSS resolves quickly so you aren't so uncomfortable. Yay you are !!!
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by rss73 View Post
    Oh no! I hope your next u/s shows improvement!! How scary for you. I feel for you and am praying everything is ok. KUP on what happens. A heartbeat is a good sign - that's a little fighter you've got in there. Keep the faith.
    Thanks! I was so happy that the baby has heartbeat. I hope the baby can tolerate it..

    Quote Originally Posted by cakegal View Post
    Oh wow,I'm sorry you're going through this. Get lots of rest and please keep us updated. Sending prayers your way.
    Thank you. I will have f/u US on Wednesday. Every morning and night, my mood has been changed up and down, but tried to keep the faith.

    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    My goodness! I am so sorry about this hematoma and I pray the baby will survive. So, all of this is because of the baby aspirin? Now you got me scared. Please KUP on how it turns out. What can they do about the hematoma other than taking you off the aspirin?
    I researched it and ASA will be the most reason for hematoma, 2nd reason is that I do heavy lifting in my work(I am a nurse). Re said there is nothing she can do except stopping ASA. She said we have to wait to see. Don't get scared of ASA. We need baby ASA cuz we take mega dose of hormone therapy. Hormone therapy may cause blood clot such as DVT. DVT is a life threathening condition. I may have thin blood. Another thing, I changed from endometrin to prometrium night before bleeding cuz I ran out of endometrin. I am not sure there is relationship. I heard that 25% pregnancy suffers from hematoma.

    Quote Originally Posted by 32ellah View Post
    Lots of thoughts and prayers coming your way... Im sorry you are having to go through this.
    Thank you for your prayers!
    Last edited by mistyone1; 08-30-2010 at 10:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistyone1 View Post
    Thanks! I was so happy that the baby has heartbeat. I hope the baby can tolerate it..


    Thank you. I will have f/u US on Wednesday. Every morning and night, my mood has been changed up and down, but tried to keep the faith.


    I researched it and ASA will be the most reason for hematoma, 2nd reason is that I do heavy lifting in my work(I am a nurse). Re said there is nothing she can do except stopping ASA. She said we have to wait to see. Don't get scared of ASA. We need baby ASA cuz we take mega dose of hormone therapy. Hormone therapy may cause blood clot such as DVT. DVT is a life threathening condition. I may have thin blood. Another thing, I changed from endometrin to prometrium night before bleeding cuz I ran out of endometrin. I am not sure there is relationship. I heard that 25% pregnancy suffers from hematoma.


    Thank you for your prayers!
    I also do the Lovenox shots for blood clotting factor. I bruise very easily and bleed easily whenever I do both baby aspirin and lovenox. Just makes me nervous. Better not get in an accident or I might bleed to death.

    Well, just take it easy girl and keep us posted. I sure hope things get better soon so you can enjoy your pregnancy.
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    1st beta 8/27 = 150
    2nd beta 8/30 = 505



    I'm happy my numbers doubled as they should within the normal 48-72 hour period for beta check. No more betas for me as I've been cleared by the nurse for beta testing & next visit will be a 7 week u/s with b/w and it's 3 whole weeks away on Tuesday 9/21. So, for now I'll be stalking others and sitting back & relaxing. Of course I will have my weekly early pregnancy monitoring labs for the IVIG which I am going to have again this week. Speaking of...I better get on the phone and schedule that now.

    Waiting to see how everyone else does on their second betas and when all the other 1st u/s will be. I wish my clinic did 6 week u/s! Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    1st beta 8/27 = 150
    2nd beta 8/30 = 505



    I'm happy my numbers doubled as they should within the normal 48-72 hour period for beta check. No more betas for me as I've been cleared by the nurse for beta testing & next visit will be a 7 week u/s with b/w and it's 3 whole weeks away on Tuesday 9/21. So, for now I'll be stalking others and sitting back & relaxing. Of course I will have my weekly early pregnancy monitoring labs for the IVIG which I am going to have again this week. Speaking of...I better get on the phone and schedule that now.

    Waiting to see how everyone else does on their second betas and when all the other 1st u/s will be. I wish my clinic did 6 week u/s! Oh well.
    FABULOUS news!!! Congratulations!!

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    Oh Rhonda that is fabulous news about your beta! Everything looks just perfect! I too had to wait til 7 wks for an u/s and it was a long wait... Hang in there and relax! Your numbers look great

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    I also do the Lovenox shots for blood clotting factor. I bruise very easily and bleed easily whenever I do both baby aspirin and lovenox. Just makes me nervous. Better not get in an accident or I might bleed to death.

    Well, just take it easy girl and keep us posted. I sure hope things get better soon so you can enjoy your pregnancy.
    There must be a reason why you need lovenox and ASA. Don't worry!!

    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    1st beta 8/27 = 150
    2nd beta 8/30 = 505



    I'm happy my numbers doubled as they should within the normal 48-72 hour period for beta check. No more betas for me as I've been cleared by the nurse for beta testing & next visit will be a 7 week u/s with b/w and it's 3 whole weeks away on Tuesday 9/21. So, for now I'll be stalking others and sitting back & relaxing. Of course I will have my weekly early pregnancy monitoring labs for the IVIG which I am going to have again this week. Speaking of...I better get on the phone and schedule that now.

    Waiting to see how everyone else does on their second betas and when all the other 1st u/s will be. I wish my clinic did 6 week u/s! Oh well.
    Your number are great!! That's the way to go!! I heard that they can see heartbeat after 6 1/2 week..
    Last edited by mistyone1; 08-30-2010 at 02:26 PM.

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    Rhonda, it sounds like you have a thriving little muffin in there!!!!

    I wanted to share my beta numbers also..

    9dp5dt: 430
    12dp5dt: 1206

    Also had u/s today and still have fluid from OHSS, but we are trying to manage it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    1st beta 8/27 = 150
    2nd beta 8/30 = 505



    I'm happy my numbers doubled as they should within the normal 48-72 hour period for beta check. No more betas for me as I've been cleared by the nurse for beta testing & next visit will be a 7 week u/s with b/w and it's 3 whole weeks away on Tuesday 9/21. So, for now I'll be stalking others and sitting back & relaxing. Of course I will have my weekly early pregnancy monitoring labs for the IVIG which I am going to have again this week. Speaking of...I better get on the phone and schedule that now.

    Waiting to see how everyone else does on their second betas and when all the other 1st u/s will be. I wish my clinic did 6 week u/s! Oh well.
    Rhonda,Rhonda!! It's real!! So happy! Your numbers are awesome,I know you must be so relieved and happy!

    Quote Originally Posted by 32ellah View Post
    Rhonda, it sounds like you have a thriving little muffin in there!!!!

    I wanted to share my beta numbers also..

    9dp5dt: 430
    12dp5dt: 1206

    Also had u/s today and still have fluid from OHSS, but we are trying to manage it!
    Ellah,your numbers are absolutely,stinking fabulous! Very high and lovely numbers!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rss73 View Post
    FABULOUS news!!! Congratulations!!
    Thanks I am envious of all the high betas I've seen from all my cycle buddies on both websited (APA and BCC). I have the lowest number, but at least it more than doubled in the 48-72 hour period for retesting. That is a great sign! I have a friend who did a donor cycle and just had her 1st beta today and it was over 1400. She was worried last night because she started bleeding a few hours after she got a BFP on an HPT. But today's beta should take all her worries away!

    Quote Originally Posted by janieleigh501 View Post
    Oh Rhonda that is fabulous news about your beta! Everything looks just perfect! I too had to wait til 7 wks for an u/s and it was a long wait... Hang in there and relax! Your numbers look great
    Thanks dear I will be fine with the wait, nothing new...wait, wait, wait, wait...

    Quote Originally Posted by mistyone1 View Post
    There must be a reason why you need lovenox and ASA. Don't worry!!

    Your number are great!! That's the way to go!! I heard that they can see heartbeat after 6 1/2 week..

    yes, I have a blood clotting factor that was found with testing last year. Lovenox is a blood thinner. Thanks!


    Quote Originally Posted by 32ellah View Post
    Rhonda, it sounds like you have a thriving little muffin in there!!!!

    I wanted to share my beta numbers also..

    9dp5dt: 430
    12dp5dt: 1206

    Also had u/s today and still have fluid from OHSS, but we are trying to manage it!
    Thanks!
    Well look at you!!! BEAUTIFUL betas dear!!! Tripling so nicely with high numbers...

    Quote Originally Posted by cakegal View Post
    Rhonda,Rhonda!! It's real!! So happy! Your numbers are awesome,I know you must be so relieved and happy!


    Ellah,your numbers are absolutely,stinking fabulous! Very high and lovely numbers!!

    Thanks
    Last edited by nostoppingme; 09-02-2010 at 05:52 PM.

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    Girls - I've been out of town since last week and am just reading all the news. You've all been busy!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    Ok ladies, now I hate to disappoint everyone because you were expecting some super high beta (as I was hoping), but we still have a good solid number which is above 50 meaning we are definitely pregnant and it is within a normal range....



    So, sorry if I let you down for those of you that were hoping for multiples....



    150 was our lucky number today!



    I am thrilled to see a number above 50, so I will not be saddened because we didn't have 380 or 490 as our starting beta, but we are PREGNANT officially!!!



    CONGRATS, RHONDA!!!! You're number is magnificent - don't worry about it!

    Quote Originally Posted by srh38 View Post
    Congrats Rhonda!

    I found out I have follies that are 16 or bigger and will probably have IUI on Sunday or Monday depending on how my labs are later today. Send me some babydust please!
    Congrats, Stacie! How did it go?? Sending you lots of

    Quote Originally Posted by Ourou View Post
    Wohoo, the results are in and is 289! Definitely pregnant! I feel like I can let myself relax a little and celebrate this now Obviously it'll be nice to hear Monday's result and see that everything is doubling properly, but it is really starting to feel real now . Having a few symptoms, including bloating and constipation and a few food aversions and cravings (sweet food for some reason makes me feel ill. . . I would think my body wanted me to go on a diet except that at the moment mayonaise tastes like heaven on earth. . . ).
    Congratulations!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 32ellah View Post
    Hi Ladies I am sorry I have been away for a bit... I did take a step back, was getting very stressed out during the 2ww. Congrats Ali (Ourou)!!! I didnt get to tell you yet and congrats Rhonda again


    AFM: I am 9dp5dt today.. I know this may be TMI but as of Monday, I was very constipated and started getting very bloated! I thought it might be gas.. so I waited it out, it started to get worse.. so I called my nurse and she sent me straight in today to get an u/s for monitoring.. well sure enough, I had late onset moderate-severe OHSS... I was immediately sent to the OR, where they put me under and drained 900 ml. of fluid! So I am monitoring that and now I am on rest again On another note... they took an early beta and it was 430, which explains the late onset OHSS! I am back in on Monday for continued monitoring I am very cautious right now BUT wanted to share the news with you Ladies!!!!
    So sorry about the OHSS but on your BFP!!!!! COngratulations! Great beta #!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    I will share my second beta on Monday morning.

    UPDATE: I wasn't sure if I wanted to share this with everyone, but you are my sisters and I didn't want to keep any secrets from you. Not sure everyone has been around long enough to know my history, but over a year ago, after my 1st failed IVF cycle, my RE ordered a few special labs and it turned out I had some abnormal results. She then referred me to a specialist, Dr Carolyn Coulam with Rhinehart Clinic in Chicago, who ordered additional labs and I was diagnosed with Implantation Failure due to abnormal APA (antiphospholipids) and a blood clotting factor. Along with my advanced maternal age, these were my challenges with IVF. Though we tried 4 attempts at IVF with my eggs, we knew even doing a DE cycle might not work because of the immunological issues. Our second IVF cycle was treated with simple measures, but we still did not achieve a pregnancy and Dr Coulam ordered IVIG with my 3rd and 4th cycles. This is an infusion therapy where I sit for 4 hours as I get an IV of a med called gammagard and the cost is 3k per infusion. Luckily my insurance covers this service and I pay deductible & coinsurance. Anyway, they are taking major precautions with this pregnancy due to my implantation diagnosis and I will undergo weekly early testing to analyze my ANA (antinuclear assay) and APA (antiphospholipid assay) levels through a specialty lab called Millenova. Those tests are about $250 a week. After Dr Coulam reviewed my beta this morning, she recommended I not wait until 9/9 for my next IVIG (28 days is normally how long you wait between sessions), but instead wants me to have it early next week, less than 3 weeks since my last treatment. I wasn't sure how to take that, but I am just grateful that this infusion treatment may help me keep my baby in my uterus. So, in addition to the 4 estrogen patches every other day and getting my 2cc PIO injections and the lovenox 40mg daily shots and prednisone and baby aspirin, I will be undergoing weekly tests & consults with Dr C and IVIG to maintain my pregnancy. I am not discouraged by the news, just thankful I have a team of physicians on top of things and trying to make sure I don't miscarry. Please continue to pray for us and our miracle pregnancy. I had two perfect embabies transferred and I am trying hard to keep my faith that the one that implanted will not be rejected by my body. I feel confident that my numbers will continue to rise, but I am still nervous that things could change at any time. We are so thankful that we have made it this far and we know this is going to be a long ride! I have been keeping a journal and I am also starting a blog. I love all of you ladies with all my heart and I wish EVERYONE successful IVF cycles and I wish all the BFP's a HH9m!! Lots of babies for 2011!!!
    I hope this change in your protocol isn't stressing you out. I bet Dr. C. is just doing everything she can to make sure your little embabies are OK and have a comfy place to settle in. The extra costs are a bummer, but it will all be worth it when you hold your LO in your arms.

    Quote Originally Posted by mistyone1 View Post

    Update: I was in ED in the other day(day before my 1st US) for threathened miscarriage due to subchorionic hematoma. I was working and I felt wet down there. I went to restroom. I passed red bright blood and some blood clots with belly pain. I was transferred to ED and did US. I had large hematoma in my uterus. Baby was ok. I got some morphine shots for pain. Next day I went to my RE's office and did another US. Hematoma got bigger and bleeding didn't stop. My RE said she never saw this huge hematoma. Baby was tolerated ok(we saw heartbeat!). I stopped baby ASA, changed to PIO shots and strict bedrest til this Wednesday and need to get US. My Re gave me first scan of our baby that made me so sad and cry.. Baby is supposed to be a oval shape, but our baby was like squashed by compressing to large hematoma. My RE can't say how it will be cuz hematoma is too big for gestational sac and I am only 6 week of pregnancy. I pray God to save my baby... Post day 5, my bleeding turned to more brown blood with small amounts. I think my platelet count is normal with very low side of range. Baby ASA caused me to bleed.
    I'm so sorry you're dealing with this. Praying for you and your LO. Please KUP on how you are doing.
    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    1st beta 8/27 = 150
    2nd beta 8/30 = 505



    I'm happy my numbers doubled as they should within the normal 48-72 hour period for beta check. No more betas for me as I've been cleared by the nurse for beta testing & next visit will be a 7 week u/s with b/w and it's 3 whole weeks away on Tuesday 9/21. So, for now I'll be stalking others and sitting back & relaxing. Of course I will have my weekly early pregnancy monitoring labs for the IVIG which I am going to have again this week. Speaking of...I better get on the phone and schedule that now.

    Waiting to see how everyone else does on their second betas and when all the other 1st u/s will be. I wish my clinic did 6 week u/s! Oh well.
    You're knocked UP Rhonda!!! Great #s.

    Quote Originally Posted by 32ellah View Post
    Rhonda, it sounds like you have a thriving little muffin in there!!!!

    I wanted to share my beta numbers also..

    9dp5dt: 430
    12dp5dt: 1206

    Also had u/s today and still have fluid from OHSS, but we are trying to manage it!
    Wonderful second beta!!!

    AFM - AF came today. So I go in for my first scan on Wed, 9/1 and we'll see what's happening. I'm so excited for this cycle, especially since there are SO many BFPs here recently. I'm ready to hop on that bandwagon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    1st beta 8/27 = 150
    2nd beta 8/30 = 505



    I'm happy my numbers doubled as they should within the normal 48-72 hour period for beta check. No more betas for me as I've been cleared by the nurse for beta testing & next visit will be a 7 week u/s with b/w and it's 3 whole weeks away on Tuesday 9/21. So, for now I'll be stalking others and sitting back & relaxing. Of course I will have my weekly early pregnancy monitoring labs for the IVIG which I am going to have again this week. Speaking of...I better get on the phone and schedule that now.

    Waiting to see how everyone else does on their second betas and when all the other 1st u/s will be. I wish my clinic did 6 week u/s! Oh well.
    Wooohooooooo!!!! Congrats momma! So excited. Loving your High beta numbers. And I love your siggy!!! You go girl! FYI, I'm being induced Thursday. I just posted in the dd room if you want to read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighHopesMama View Post
    I hope this change in your protocol isn't stressing you out. I bet Dr. C. is just doing everything she can to make sure your little embabies are OK and have a comfy place to settle in. The extra costs are a bummer, but it will all be worth it when you hold your LO in your arms.


    I'm so sorry you're dealing with this. Praying for you and your LO. Please KUP on how you are doing.
    You're knocked UP Rhonda!!! Great #s.

    Wonderful second beta!!!

    AFM - AF came today. So I go in for my first scan on Wed, 9/1 and we'll see what's happening. I'm so excited for this cycle, especially since there are SO many BFPs here recently. I'm ready to hop on that bandwagon.
    Yep you're hopping on in place of me, Im trying to get off the bandwagon and I'd like you to replace me keep me posted on your appt Wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighHopesMama View Post
    Congrats, Stacie! How did it go?? Sending you lots of
    Thanks! It went well this morning but I am still waiting to O so I can feel more comfortable. But it is still much less intense than IVF

    Rhonda, I am so excited about that beta rise!!

    Congrats to all the bfps in here and pink girl good luck with the induction!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by HighHopesMama View Post
    I hope this change in your protocol isn't stressing you out. I bet Dr. C. is just doing everything she can to make sure your little embabies are OK and have a comfy place to settle in. The extra costs are a bummer, but it will all be worth it when you hold your LO in your arms.


    I'm so sorry you're dealing with this. Praying for you and your LO. Please KUP on how you are doing.
    You're knocked UP Rhonda!!! Great #s.

    Wonderful second beta!!!

    AFM - AF came today. So I go in for my first scan on Wed, 9/1 and we'll see what's happening. I'm so excited for this cycle, especially since there are SO many BFPs here recently. I'm ready to hop on that bandwagon.
    Yay for first scan this week!!! Hoping this is your BFP cycle!! Yes, lots of babydust has been in the air lately. Plenty to go around!!


    Quote Originally Posted by pinkgirl View Post
    Wooohooooooo!!!! Congrats momma! So excited. Loving your High beta numbers. And I love your siggy!!! You go girl! FYI, I'm being induced Thursday. I just posted in the dd room if you want to read it.
    Thanks Dena. I just commented on your post!!! I'm so excited we have a scheduled birthday for Lucas!!! His hiding time is up!! Time to MEET THE FAMILY!! LOL Three more days and you are there!!! You better get some rest and be ready!
    Last edited by nostoppingme; 09-02-2010 at 05:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    1st beta 8/27 = 150
    2nd beta 8/30 = 505



    I'm happy my numbers doubled as they should within the normal 48-72 hour period for beta check. No more betas for me as I've been cleared by the nurse for beta testing & next visit will be a 7 week u/s with b/w and it's 3 whole weeks away on Tuesday 9/21. So, for now I'll be stalking others and sitting back & relaxing. Of course I will have my weekly early pregnancy monitoring labs for the IVIG which I am going to have again this week. Speaking of...I better get on the phone and schedule that now.

    Waiting to see how everyone else does on their second betas and when all the other 1st u/s will be. I wish my clinic did 6 week u/s! Oh well.
    Yes!!!
    Happily married mother of 2 boys ages 5 and 1. [IMG][/IMG]

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32ellah View Post
    Rhonda, it sounds like you have a thriving little muffin in there!!!!

    I wanted to share my beta numbers also..

    9dp5dt: 430
    12dp5dt: 1206

    Also had u/s today and still have fluid from OHSS, but we are trying to manage it!
    Sorry about OHSS. You may have more than one!! Great beta numbers!!
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    1st IVF(July 2010)
    1st US(Aug 24)-heartbeat, SCH, It's a girl

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    congrats Rhonda, your numbers seem to be growing nicely!

    7 wk u/s... i will check in again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkgirl View Post
    Yep you're hopping on in place of me, Im trying to get off the bandwagon and I'd like you to replace me keep me posted on your appt Wednesday.
    Thanks, Dena! Hope Lucas comes before you're induced, but either way, it's time for that little cutie to show his face! Can't wait to see it! Hang in there this week!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by srh38 View Post
    Thanks! It went well this morning but I am still waiting to O so I can feel more comfortable. But it is still much less intense than IVF

    Rhonda, I am so excited about that beta rise!!

    Congrats to all the bfps in here and pink girl good luck with the induction!!
    Good! Keep us posted!

    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    Yay for first scan this week!!! Hoping this is your BFP cycle!! Yes, lots of babydust has been in the air lately. Plenty to go around!!
    Thanks, Momma!!!
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    Highhopesmama-Thanks. I will KUP... I am nervous... Good luck for your cycle!!
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    1st IVF(July 2010)
    1st US(Aug 24)-heartbeat, SCH, It's a girl

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32ellah View Post
    I wanted to share my beta numbers also..

    9dp5dt: 430
    12dp5dt: 1206
    Yeah! Congrats!!

    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    Thanks I am envious of all the high betas I've seen from all my cycle buddies on both websited (APA and BCC). I have the lowest number, but at least it more than doubled in the 48-72 hour period for retesting. That is a great sign!
    The only thing about the number that matters is that it's doubling as it should -- which your number is!!! Don't get caught up on the number, honey. I just looked up "normal HCG levels: in my "what to expect.." book:

    3 weeks - 5-50
    4 weeks - 5-426
    5 weeks - 19 - 7340
    etc, etc

    Now those ranges look anything but normal to me, and you were well above the 4 week mark with your 2nd one.. so don't you fret!!

    Waiting til 7 weeks for your u/s sounds like torture, though. I know you've been hit with a lot of expenses, but would they indulge you in one earlier if you paid for it?

    Quote Originally Posted by HighHopesMama View Post
    AFM - AF came today. So I go in for my first scan on Wed, 9/1 and we'll see what's happening. I'm so excited for this cycle, especially since there are SO many BFPs here recently. I'm ready to hop on that bandwagon.
    Yeah! FINALLY your time is coming!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostoppingme View Post
    1st beta 8/27 = 150
    2nd beta 8/30 = 505



    I'm happy my numbers doubled as they should within the normal 48-72 hour period for beta check. No more betas for me as I've been cleared by the nurse for beta testing & next visit will be a 7 week u/s with b/w and it's 3 whole weeks away on Tuesday 9/21. So, for now I'll be stalking others and sitting back & relaxing. Of course I will have my weekly early pregnancy monitoring labs for the IVIG which I am going to have again this week. Speaking of...I better get on the phone and schedule that now.

    Waiting to see how everyone else does on their second betas and when all the other 1st u/s will be. I wish my clinic did 6 week u/s! Oh well.
    WHOOP WHOOP!

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    hi, all. Wow, great news in this room! New room location, new luck!

    All is good with me. Enjoying my break from baby-making for now.

    RE called me. Said he felt horrible our 2nd IVF didn't work out. Told me not to give up hope and to come back to see him. We are meeting with him mid-Sept. Probably not even thinking of doing anything until Jan at the earliest.

    Anyway, happy end of summer to all! Congrats to all the new moms-to-be. Praying for all of you. ~ Kellie

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    Rhonda! I thought we talked about the high numbers! I made myself sick off of my numbers. Its doing what it is supposed to and that is what is important.

    Tripp Layne & Kentin Major 5/21/2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by srh38 View Post
    Thanks! It went well this morning but I am still waiting to O so I can feel more comfortable. But it is still much less intense than IVF

    Rhonda, I am so excited about that beta rise!!

    Congrats to all the bfps in here and pink girl good luck with the induction!!
    I can't wait to see if this works for you hun!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bmelissa View Post
    Yes!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by sobeit33 View Post
    congrats Rhonda, your numbers seem to be growing nicely!

    7 wk u/s... i will check in again!
    I'm feeling pretty good about the numbers!

    Quote Originally Posted by rss73 View Post
    Yeah! Congrats!!


    The only thing about the number that matters is that it's doubling as it should -- which your number is!!! Don't get caught up on the number, honey. I just looked up "normal HCG levels: in my "what to expect.." book:

    3 weeks - 5-50
    4 weeks - 5-426
    5 weeks - 19 - 7340
    etc, etc

    Now those ranges look anything but normal to me, and you were well above the 4 week mark with your 2nd one.. so don't you fret!!

    Waiting til 7 weeks for your u/s sounds like torture, though. I know you've been hit with a lot of expenses, but would they indulge you in one earlier if you paid for it?


    Yeah! FINALLY your time is coming!!!
    yes, yes...I know!! You know me...gotta be dramatic!!

    Quote Originally Posted by gerbeme View Post
    WHOOP WHOOP!
    Thanks for stalking girlie!

    Quote Originally Posted by mominw8ting View Post
    hi, all. Wow, great news in this room! New room location, new luck!

    All is good with me. Enjoying my break from baby-making for now.

    RE called me. Said he felt horrible our 2nd IVF didn't work out. Told me not to give up hope and to come back to see him. We are meeting with him mid-Sept. Probably not even thinking of doing anything until Jan at the earliest.

    Anyway, happy end of summer to all! Congrats to all the new moms-to-be. Praying for all of you. ~ Kellie
    That was a good call by your RE. Let us know how the consult goes this month.

    Quote Originally Posted by gerbeme View Post
    Rhonda! I thought we talked about the high numbers! I made myself sick off of my numbers. Its doing what it is supposed to and that is what is important.
    We did!! LOL I'm terrible, I know!!! Hahaha

    Update on U/S:
    They changed my 1st ultrasound...moved it up!!!! Woo Hoo!! Instead of 9/21 it will be the week before on 9/16!!!!
    Last edited by nostoppingme; 09-02-2010 at 05:53 PM.

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