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#1 EllaBellaAU

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

Hi guys,

I'm new to all this, so please bear with me if I get it all wrong.

My hubby and I had our egg retrieval on the 19th of December and our embryo transfer on the 21st of December (the lucky last for the year at our clinic).

Our clinic is closed over the Xmas/NYE break until next Monday, but I had to have my pregnancy blood test yesterday and they told me someone would contact me after 4.30pm yesterday with the results as one of the nurses was going in to do just that yesterday afternoon.

It got to 5 and no call, so I called them, and of course, no answer. It got to 6.30 and I thought I was going crazy. By 7.30 I had convinced hubby that I was going to do a home test while he was home because I didn't trust myself to not do it after he'd left for work.

The home test came back positive, 2-3 weeks...... The thing is, I still can't get hold of anyone at our clinic and I'm worried now that it might be a false positive due to the Crinone Gel?

There is an 'urgent' number I can contact at our clinic, but I'm not sure this would be classified as 'urgent' or just 'impatient'.... I really don't want to have to wait until Monday! haha

Any help, advice or just some friendly words would be great, thanks so much

Edited by EllaBellaAU, 04 January 2013 - 10:15 AM.


#2 Lady Lovely Locks

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

I would just call lol. Just say you were waiting on results and had not been contacted.

#3 TillyTake2

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

When was your last lot of hcg containing hormones?

I'd call!

#4 EllaBellaAU

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

QUOTE (Glorious @ 04/01/2013, 11:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would just call lol. Just say you were waiting on results and had not been contacted.



Ahhhh, I know, I'm so worried that the  'urgent' number is for the Specialist though and I don't want to disturb him on his holidays! LOL


QUOTE (TillyTake2 @ 04/01/2013, 11:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When was your last lot of hcg containing hormones?

I'd call!


Sorry.... not too sure what HCG means? blush.gif

#5 EllaBellaAU

Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!! They just called back it it was POSITIVE!!!!!!!!

#6 muggins_00

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

Congratulations ElleBella! What wonderful news!! biggrin.gif

#7 EllaBellaAU

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

Thank you so much original.gif

#8 Fairey

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

I was going to say just call the specialist... but now...

CONGRATULATIONS!!

I hope that everything goes smoothly over the next 8 months!!




#9 EllaBellaAU

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

Thank you so much!!!! I had a feeling 2013 was going to be our year, I was just hoping that's because it couldn't have been any worse than 2012! haha

Thank you original.gif

#10 Lisags

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

ellabella if you don't mind me asking what next? do you have an appointment next week?

#11 EllaBellaAU

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Hi Lisags - I spoke to the nurse from our clinic and she said that they'd like me in for a 7 week U/S, but I'm on night shift that week and have to wait until the following week since I have a negative amount of leave at work and I've only been there 6 weeks.

I was on some medication to help kickstart things and get the embryo to 'stick', and I now have to wean off the Prednisilone and stop the Crinone Gel altogether.

Thats about it, so far!

#12 Lisags

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

What were you using the prednisolone for?

#13 EllaBellaAU

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

QUOTE (Lisags @ 04/01/2013, 02:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What were you using the prednisolone for?


I had to take 2 x 5mg twice a day starting on the day of the EPU. That's now dropped to 1 x 5mg twice a day until further notice

*EDIT* I think it's to do with suppressing my immune system after the ET so that my body doesn't fight the embryo

Edited by EllaBellaAU, 04 January 2013 - 08:35 PM.


#14 gmc88

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

Yay what great news!!! ddance.gif

#15 Ash's mum

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

Big CONGRATULATIONS to you and daddy-to-be.  biggrin.gif

Feel for you it took us just over 2 years to conceive, but were extremely fortunat,. first round of IVF success!  Bubba is now 7 months old and even after her early 7 week arrival is thriving.  She's a little fighter right from the start!

Good luck with your pregnancy, enjoy every moment original.gif

#16 Freckles073

Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

I love a good news story - congratulations!!!

#17 EllaBellaAU

Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

Thank you all so much!

I think we're both in shock that we were so lucky it worked on our first try!

Congratulations to you too Vikw, sounds  like you definitely have a fighter on your hands!

Thank you all biggrin.gif

#18 pixii

Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

what a great thing to happen to you after trying for so long.  Congratualtions


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