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#26 whale-woman

Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:46 PM

Yay - got the call. Having a healthy (well no chromosomal abnormality on fish test)   ppinkstork.gif


#27 babycat

Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:28 PM

Congratulations whale-woman, glad all came back clear for you.

Maybe the one energetic, one laid back means I'll have one of each?  Don't know how I'll cope if I have another 2 that are as on the go as DS 1 & 2! They're driving me mental at the moment as they just don't stop and they don't stop talking either, not great when all I want to do is sit and relax for 5 minutes : )

#28 GigiPhelps

Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:53 PM

Hello Everyone! waves.gif

I'm a newby, very excited to be coming into week 12. This will be our first. Having lost a wee one last year I haven't wanted to join these forums or get too excited. Quite anxious to have our first scan on Tues. Can wait to see a healthy little bubble with a strong heartbeat!! Longest 12 weeks EVER! Cross everything for me!
Apart from being a bit of an emotional wreck I have felt fantastic physically and had very little morning sickness, which has been lovely. Work has become a bit unbearable over the last few weeks just want to walk away from it. - I think that's why I'm feeling like I need to rally a bit more support atm.

All going well we're due on the 26th Feb. Can't wait to share the journey with you all.


#29 Ringarosy

Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:01 PM

Hi everyone,
Wow lots happening with everyone ATM.
Good luck with all the cvs' results to come
Happy to hear from all who have had a positive NT results and thinking of those who need further tests
Welcome GigiPhelps.
Great news Whale-woman. Congrats
Roodledoo so happy for you. Great to here your positive news.
Bjbubbles yay!!!
AFMHad my US Thursday and NT results are low risk.yay! Was so nice to see the little healthy thing that's making me so sick!!Was truely amazing!!
MS still awful (13w1d).i had to go to hospital on a drip on Friday as I wasn't able to keep anything down and was dehydrated. My veins were collapsed so an anethetist had to come put the drip in.I can't wait till the nausea and vomiting stop!
I have my Ob appointment this Thursday so looking forward to that.
We are starting to tell people now which is nice. anyone have any funny announcement stories? As in the way different ways they have told people they are pregnant?
Around what time do you usually feel the baby kicking?
L x

#30 Ringarosy

Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:08 PM

Ps... Just requested to join the fb groupYay

#31 flamingodancer

Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:45 PM

Hello everyone! I'm pretty new to eb, I tend to hang around on livejournal, but there are not many Australians on there.

I'm 28 and pregnant with our first baby. Life is pretty hectic around here because we've just bought a bigger house which we'll be moving into on Wednesday and then we're getting married the week after next. Baby, house and wedding. It's the trifecta of excitement!

I had my 12 week scan which was magical. I bawled like a, well, like a baby. wink.gif This pregnancy has been way too easy. If it wasn't for my missed period, I'm sure I'd end up like one of those poor ladies on 'I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant'. I've felt wonderful the whole time, I never would have guessed I'd be one of those lucky ones.

I look forward to getting to know you gals.

#32 Girlintheredshoes

Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:51 PM

A link for lozypops and others still suffering ms- the latest cure  roll2.gif

(may need to copy and paste)

#33 Ringarosy

Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:14 AM

QUOTE (Stanzy @ 12/08/2012, 06:51 PM)
A link for lozypops and others still suffering ms- the latest cure  roll2.gif

(may need to copy and paste)

Thank you so much!!!!!

#34 Ringarosy

Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:41 AM

QUOTE (Lozypopz @ 13/08/2012, 07:14 AM)
Thank you so much!!!!!

.......something to consider hehe

#35 whale-woman

Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:12 PM

LOL No way I'm showing that to DP!

#36 PeanutButterTurtle

Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:17 PM

I found out today that my Downs risk is 1/50. A 2% chance that Yoda has downs, but a 98% chance it's all ok. To say that we're shattered is probably an understatement, I've cried more tonight than I think I ever have. My age automatically put me at low risk, as did the nuchal fold (1.3mm or something like that), but the bloods skewed it. 1.6 Papp-A and 4.2 BHCG. It's looking good at all apparently. I have an appointment with a genetic counsellor in two weeks, and have already decided that I'll be having an amnio. That'll be at 16 weeks, and god knows how long it'll take to get the results, but at least we'll know one way or another.

#37 BJBubbles

Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:33 AM

Just a quick one - will be back later to catch up on everything!

midstudentcatie - sorry you're results haven't been great.

Are you a private or public patient?  Have you spoken with your caregivers? I hope they can give you a little reassurance and the next 3 weeks goes quickly for you. Why was the amnio suggested, not a CVS? Is it too late for that?

I think you're on the right track seeing the genetic counsellor - always best to speak to the experts and get all the information you can.   I've not had an amnio, but I know you can get prelim results within a day or 2 (if you request and pay for them - FISH results I think they are) - and then the full results within 2 weeks.  My friend had an amnio with her first on a Friday and had the FISH results on Monday - she said the weekend was torture waiting (and resting!) but the relief and knowledge that the results brought were worth it.

I know what it's like to get the short straw when it comes to stats   bbighug.gif  Take care


#38 Girlintheredshoes

Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:10 AM

Just coming in to vent- I had a fall this morning at work. I feel like such a dill! I landed on my hands and then fell onto my hip. Both the Principal and Deputy Principal came to see if I was okay and sent me home. It was nice but I do feel like a prize idiot. I was rushing and kicked my toe and tripped. I rang my ob who reassured me and I'm now at home resting with  a sore foot.

I hope everyone else had a better day ( I'm going to go crawl back under my rock!)

#39 Ringarosy

Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:20 PM

Midstudentcatie - Sorry to hear your results. My sister had a 1:40 and had a amnio. She paid to have the quick results and said it was such a relief to know so quickly everything was ok. Goodluck!
Stanzy- Oh you poor dear. That pregnancy balance...... Hope enjoy a nice restful afternoon.
I've had a crapy day too. Was back in hospital on a drip again  this morning as the ms and vomiting still hasn't passed : (Has completely depleted my spirit. why won't it stop????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thankfully seeing my Ob on Thursday.
There is my sulk for the day.

#40 whale-woman

Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:07 PM

LozypoPz  - MS is the pits. I really hope it eases soon for you.

Midstudentcatie - I second BJbubbles. Think of a cvs. I had one at my 12 wk us (rather than the NT). If you were to consider a TOP if the results were not what you wanted it would be a lot easier. I'd hate to wait the weeks for the amnio. I had my CVS at 5pm and the results were back the following day - I paid for fish test. It is truly the best peace of mind. The fish test costs 175$ extra but saves you waiting 2 weeks for results. Worth every cent in my book!

#41 PeanutButterTurtle

Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:11 PM

BjBubbles and Whale-Woman - Yep, I'm going public, and the absolute earliest I can get in to see the genetic counsellor is the 27th August. They won't even consider letting you do any invasive testing until you've had that appointment, and by then it'd be too late for a CVS and only a few days wait until I could have an amnio. Sounds like the FISH results might be the way to go, are they as definitive as the full results, or is there still a small margin for error?

#42 whale-woman

Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:28 PM

Midstudentcatie - I wouldn't put up with having to wait till the 27th if i was considering a CVS. i'd demand to see the obstetrician who is overseeing your care ASAP. There  has to be an ob responsible somewhere if you're booked into a hospital for the birth. I certainly didn't do genetic counseling. I just had a chat to my ob at the 1st appt (I thought about an amnio and she convinced me a CVS would be better for me) and she wrote a referral (private pt though). I then called the US place and changed my NT scan to a CVS appt. The US place sent me info About the procedure and the ob who did the US did the usual informed consent thing. The info from the US place says 'FISH is accurate but does not test for as many abnormalities as the cell culture' ie the 2 week wait test. It does test for Downs though. Only other thing I was warned of was that there is a small chance of 'mosaicism' where the placenta has 2 different types of cell, only one of which carries the abnormality. ? 1% from memory. You need to then have an amnio If this happens to sort out if bub is affected. CVS is slightly higher risk than amnio of mc too.....

It makes me glad I coughed up the bucks to go privately. Any Dr could write you a CVS referral if you read up on it and decide to go that way, even your GP. Doing it privately did cost 550$ (plus FISH) but I don't know how much i'll get back from Medicare. The US person won't do it without informed consent anyway whoever the referral came from.

Good luck!

Edited by whale-woman, 14 August 2012 - 05:39 PM.

#43 bluebirdbaby

Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:47 PM

Hi everyone! I'm a little bit late joining the 'due in Feb 2013' party but I'm so excited to share this experience with all of you! I'm due with my first on the 17th =)

My thoughts and best wishes go to the ladies who have lost their little Febubabies on this thread, your strength and positivity is incredibly inspiring and I know that hearing your stories makes me want to be the best mother that I possibly can because of the privilege I have been given in carrying this little one. xx

Like many others I lost a lot of sleep in preparation for my first trimester screening last week (my twin brother passed away from spina bifida when we were 8 weeks old) but was incredibly releaved to have a 1:21,500 risk for Downs and between 100 and 200,000 risk for the other abnormalities tested. Bub was also very active, kicking legs ( biggrin.gif ) and flailing arms which means very little risk for neural tube defects - PHEW! I can only hope that this good luck continues! The technician commented that once bub gets big enough I will be unlikely to get much rest if they stay that active... better get as much sleep in now!

I've been having a few dramas with my blood sugar levels, where unless I am pretty much constantly eating (snacking at least every 10-20 mins and three big meals inbetween) my blood sugar levels plummet and I have dizzy spells, nearly faint, get really disoriented and confused, irritable and I start sweating profusely until I eat something that brings it back up. I'm tossing up between seeing my GP about it now or waiting until my next OB appointment on Sep 5th... does anyone know anything about LOW blood sugar in pregnancy? From my googling there doesn't appear to be any serious risk to the baby which is a relief.

Hope everyone is happy and healthy, look forward to following the adventures of the Febumummys and babies =)

#44 cjcp

Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:39 PM


Just wanted to say Hi - I am due Feb 5th. I have been reading along with some of the general posts and thought it was about time I popped in and said Hi to those Mums that are in a similar boat original.gif

I am 37 and this is our first - we are very excited ( me nervous and DH excited). Its been nice to read along and see what others are going through, the excitement of the scans and the worry that everything is ok until you can feel the little one moving about.

Hope everyone is having a good day biggrin.gif

#45 Shelleygirl

Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:01 PM

Hi Everyone, my name is Michelle and I am alsO a little late in joining the due in Feb forum too! I am due wih my second child on Feb 1st! It was a bit of a surprise an has taken a few weeks to get used to the idea as well as feeling pretty ordinary and having a toddler running around! I have been reading the posts and you all seem like as awesome bunch of ladies as I really look forward to sharing this journey with you! Xx

#46 Shelleygirl

Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:51 PM

Ps I sent a request to the Fb group but couldn't pm the girl they said as eb messaging kept sending me errors. Michelle

#47 BJBubbles

Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:22 PM

Hi All!

It's been very quiet in here lately! Hopefully everyone is just about past the first trimester now, and the fog is starting to lift a bit!

Hi to the newbies  waves.gif  bluebirdbaby, cjcp and shelleygirl!

midstudentcatie - it's so frustrating having to wait for specialists, isn't it?  I've seen a geneticist in the past - and I had a 3 or so week wait also.  I wasn't pregnant at the time though, but it still felt like it took for ever!  Interesting you have to see the geneticist BEFORE the test though.... How are you feeling about it all anyway??

All going well for us here - made it REALLY OFFICIAL this week and announced it on facebook hahaha There is on going back now! Saw my OB again on Monday - all my BT's etc are ok, except my iron is "quite high".  My brother has a genetic condition called haemachromatosis, and I'm a carrier of the gene - but I wonder if it can affect me in pregnancy?  Obviously high iron is better than low, but still....  anyone else every had anything like this? What causes high iron levels (besides this condition) anyway??

Hope everyone has a great, relaxing weekend!


#48 Liah

Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:39 PM

Hi all,
Welcome to the new people!  original.gif Gigiphelps- you share the same due date as me!!
Had NT scan yesterday, was so excited to see jellybean moving around and looking somewhat human-like! Took forever for it to move round onto its back though so they could take the measurements...it insisted on lying on its tummy lol. Won't get results back for another week though, and that's only if it's abnormal, otherwise I'll have to wait til my next doctors check up.
Boyfriend seems to have finished flipping out about the whole pregnancy thing and we seem to be in a bit better place now...he even came to the ultrasound with me yesterday. Hopefully it stays like this at least for a little while... My out of control hormones can't cope with the extra emotional stress!
Have started telling people a little more freely now...including extended family, who have all been very supportive  original.gif Told one of my jobs as well, and was stoked after the conversation I had with my manager - he's offered me a different career path that I hadn't even thought of! It does involve going back to uni to do a computer programming course, but I was thinking of going back anyway, and what he's offered me is incredibly exciting!!  biggrin.gif
This past week seems to have been the worst nausea-wise out of them all!! Isn't the 12 week mark supposed to bring some relief?!
Hope everyone else is going well.

#49 gabriellekent

Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:50 PM

Hi my name is Gabrielle,
I'm 13 weeks on Sunday and I'm so excited, this is my first baby biggrin.gif and I'm enjoying it so much so far, ill be a single mum and that makes me a little scared but hey i just have to enjoy the time.
i cant wait to talk to other mum's who are due in the same month that i am original.gif and to know other women's experiences.
I'm due on 24th of Feb

Edited by gabriellekent, 17 August 2012 - 10:51 PM.

#50 Ringarosy

Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:11 PM

Welcome gabriellekent, shelleygirl and cjcp.
Hope all is well. How's everyone going?I have Hyperemesis and it doesn't look like its going anywhere!!!

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