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#26 Spring Chickadee

Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:59 PM

Another early bfp at 9dpo this morning which was either conceived on valentines or the day after. Hoping that makes this pregnancy extra lucky!

As you can see from my sig it's been a rough road but I'm really trying to be positive that this baby will stick. I see an endo, fertility specialist and fertility naturopath who will all be getting a call from me Monday morning to find out the game plan.  They all felt i was readyfor pregnancy and I'm on a variety of meds already to support this pregnancy.   I was hesitant to join the dig but decided I should, Afterall just because my risk is higher doesn't mean I shouldnt acknowledge and be thankful for this pregnancy. And even if it ends up be short lived,which I hope will not be the case, I want to experience it.

Name: spring Chickadee 2 (just call me SC)
Age: 23
Location: hills district, Sydney
Pregnancies: 3 miscarriages
Due:nov 8th

#27 Spring Chickadee

Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:59 PM

Double post

Edited by Spring Chickadee 2, 25 February 2012 - 09:01 PM.

#28 suzy-c

Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:40 PM

Good for you, Chickadee!
I say going ahead with fear and trepidation doesn't change the outcome, and 9 months of fear would be freaking exhausting. It's easier said than done, though.

Still, I had two miscarriages, then got pregnant again by accident when I had no support from anyone, and I thought to myself "I'll carry on. I'll probably miscarry, but we'll see." Aside from a bleeding episode/short hospital stay at 5mths, my son was born safe and sound, and is now 18yrs old. You just never know what life is going to throw at you. I'm glad you still have hope, and I think you have as good a chance as any of us. original.gif

#29 Tabbus McCattus

Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:50 AM

I've been stalking this group for the last few days but I've been too nervous to join in. Thank you Spring Chickadee for your post, it's encouraged me to take the plunge and finally post.

I got a BFP at 12DPO on Wednesday. I have a doctor's appointment on Monday to start bloods and check levels. I'm still struggling to believe the positive, and my anxiety has been playing up regarding the viability. For now I'm just trying to enjoy it, and surrender to what lies ahead.

I've had some nausea, and have the most bizarre stretching feeling in my belly. I've never felt anything like it other than when I had my appendix out!

Age: 26
Location: Perth
Pregnancies: This is my first
Due: November 3rd.

#30 suzy-c

Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:40 AM

Welcome Tabbus, I've added you to the list!

The nausea and stretching are perfectly normal. Your uterus is just learning how to stretch, as it's never done it before! Also, the digestive system becomes a little lax at this time. I've been reading What to Expect When You're Expecting, and I've come to see most symptoms as pretty normal!

#31 suzy-c

Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:04 AM

Good Morning, and Happy Monday!
I start my (was supposed to be) final year of uni today. Probably not the best time to get pregnant, but when I considered when a sensible time would be, it was way too far into the future for an old duck like me. I'm due smack bang in the middle of my final exams. Hopefully I can get some extra time or defer second semester for another year, if I grovel and beg enough. Also, I'll no doubt meet some "complete strangers" I can blurt out my news to, as I can't tell anyone I know yet!

Have a good day, and a good week! original.gif

#32 Brooke12

Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:50 AM

Hi ladies!

I have just had a positive test this morning and am very excited! I'm another Brissy girl so there must definitely be something in the water!

We have a 14 mth old DD and it took us just over 2 years to fall pregnant with her and have only been 'trying' for 2 months for this bub, which is blowing my mind lol!

I hope all you lovely ladies are taking care, bring on November!

Brooke original.gif

P.S. I'm due 4th November original.gif

#33 ~Inara~

Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:31 AM

Hi Ladies,
I just wanted to ask, seeing as you are all early on in your pregnancies.. have any of you noticed your lower abdomen area being tighter yet? I mean when you rub your hand over it?

#34 Batmansunderpants

Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:08 PM

Hi Everyone, I hope I can join here. I just now got my BFP! My period was one day late, but I thought they were coming lol. I have a 15 month old son, who was also born in November!

Age : 31
Pregnancies: 1 15 month old son
Due: 5th November

#35 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:02 PM

Suzy - Have a great first day back at uni.  What are you studying?  

Welcome to all the new ladies.   waves.gif

Inara - I haven't noticed a firm abdomen, but then, "firm" is not a word I think I have EVER used to describe any part of my body. laughing2.gif

I have a question for everyone: are you going to go public/private?  (I am particularly nosey to hear from the Brissy girls about where they are going).  

I went to the doctor's last Thursday, specifically because I want to go public this time, and am hoping to get into the midwifery program at the Mater.  I know they book out quickly, so I was hoping that by going in nice and early, I might have a better chance of getting in.   shrug.gif

I went private with DS.  I loved my OB, and was happy with the care I got before and after he was born, but the actual birth itself I was really unhappy with.  My GP asked why I was going public this time, and I hadn't realised how raw the emotion still was, in that as soon as I started to talk about my experience, my voice started to shake and I nearly burst into tears!  

#36 ~Inara~

Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:31 PM

Thanks AA
I just felt my lower abdomen this morning and it seems "firmer" but then that could be me just reading into symptoms!

#37 Tabbus McCattus

Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:54 PM

Welcome to the new ladies, and congratulations!!

I had my doctor's visit this morning. She was lovely. When I spoke with her about my history of anxiety and depression and told her how I'd been surprised to have the anxiety spring up again after it all being under control for quite a long time now, she suggested not doing the serial HcG tests. I was initially a bit taken aback when I asked about them and she said no, but I now feel like I've had quite a weight taken off my shoulders. Her reasoning made a lot of sense. She's given me a referral for a dating scan in a few weeks that I can decide whether to do later on.

Inara, my belly has been feeling firm, but not to the touch, if that makes sense. It's just a feeling.

Alacritous~Andy, I'm very keen on the midwife run program at Kaleeya here in Perth. I've heard a lot of good things about it. My GP clinic also has a private midwife who I am very interested in. She is currently trying to negotiate visiting rights at Kaleeya, and until she can get those rights she attends births there as a doula.

#38 suzy-c

Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:28 PM

My belly, well, lower pelvis, has been stretchy, sort of like a full bladder but not one you can empty!

#39 Batmansunderpants

Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:40 PM

Alacritous~Andy - I will be going public. I have some research to do as to where I will be having this one as we are moving from Sydney to Umina Beach in a few weeks.

Inara - mine doesnt feel tight but it did with my son.

Suzy - its my first day back at uni today too. I am so not motivated at the moment!

#40 Brooke12

Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:15 PM

Alacritous - I am going public but through the Royal. Had my DD there 14 months ago and had the best labour experience and even the lead up was fairly uneventful (I did however do shared care so was only required to go to the hospital about 3 times during my pregnancy). I am hoping to get into the Birth Centre at the Royal this time as I really want a water birth!

Inara - my lower abdomen does feel 'tight' so to speak but think it may all be in my head lol!

Hope you've all had a wonderfully baby brained day! original.gif

#41 _oops_

Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:14 PM

Wow a few more BFPs. Congratulations and welcome to the newcomers. I am starting to get excited now!

I have definitely been feeling some stretching pains but can't really say my tummy feels tighter.

I was feeling nauseous this morning before going off to work.  When I was pregnant with my DS and DD I wasn't feeling sick until week 6 or 7. Anyone felt queasy yet?

AA - I have booked in with an OB in Sydney.  I haven't seen him before but my previous OB in Melbourne recommended him. I am planning to deliver at the Mater.

Good luck with the studies Suzy and miss cookie. Good luck concentrating with all those baby thoughts

#42 Wishing2011

Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:27 AM

Do you girls find the stretching is like cramps but at random times. I'm traveling at the moment and have been doing a Lot of walking and had to stop my husband at one point as
The pain was getting stronger and stronger. I am 4 weeks today which is late for me as I have a 24 day cycle. original.gif no other symptoms
Really other than a tiny bit of nausea .

#43 Spring Chickadee

Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:31 PM

Hi ladies.  

I just got back bloods today which were brilliant (hcg 109 at 11dpo  and 71 progesterone)  and have had no bleeding and am 2 days late so I'm feeling positive. Its still early days but usually my hcg starts crap, climbs too slowly then starts to drop and bleeding begins. I've never had such a high hcg so early so I'm thinking this pregnancy is off to a good start. I've got an endo, fertility specialist and fertility naturopath all helping so this may be the lucky one.

12 DPO today and a nice darker BFP this morning.

Wishing 2011 and inara. I am getting cramps that feel strange and not usual cramps. May be stretching but not sure. I'm told it normal so trying not to stress.

Alacritous~Andy - I am planning to give birth at norwest hospital. To be honest I was  so so happy going to Hornsby public for a midwife birth. But with everything that has gone wrong already and how worked up I get when it all goes wrong I just feel like I need one OBGYN I trust entirely who knows my health issues back to front and will put my mind at ease.  I've been reading birth books for over 2 years and have a clear idea of what kind of birth I am aiming for, it would really suit midwife care rather then OBGYN care. But I think this is the best way to approach it I will go with an OBGYN with a low CS rate who encourages natural birth.

Booking an OB.... I currently see a FS that also can look after your entire pregnancy (she is an OBGYN also) but she isn't the right fit for me. I have trouble getting her to return calls and makes me feel silly when I voice my concerns. I think I need someone more understanding and supportive and I know just the OBGYN to use. So should I ring now or wait a little longer? And should I stay with my FS until after the 7w scan? Or switch before? Hmmm

Edited by Spring Chickadee 2, 28 February 2012 - 01:33 PM.

#44 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE (Spring Chickadee 2 @ 28/02/2012, 01:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Booking an OB.... I currently see a FS that also can look after your entire pregnancy (she is an OBGYN also) but she isn't the right fit for me. I have trouble getting her to return calls and makes me feel silly when I voice my concerns. I think I need someone more understanding and supportive and I know just the OBGYN to use. So should I ring now or wait a little longer? And should I stay with my FS until after the 7w scan? Or switch before? Hmmm

Ring NOW.  With DS, I went private.  I was 6 weeks when I booked in with my OB as I had waited until then to go and see my doctor (I have had several chemical pregnancies/early losses).  My GP told me to go home and ring the OB straight away.  I was lucky I rang when I did, as she was already almost fully booked.  So, as soon as you have an OB in mind, ring!  


#45 Tabbus McCattus

Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:23 PM

I'd ring now, Spring Chickadee. My doctor told me yesterday that if I was thinking of going private it would be best to try and book in by the end of the week (I'd be 5 weeks then). Would there be a reason you couldn't stay with your FS for now, but book in with the OBGYN too?

Too Much Dora, I've had little bits of nausea, but not much.

#46 funnygirls

Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:25 PM

Can I join in?

I got a positive blood test today from my FS and I still can't quite believe it. I've done a few IUI cycles, but this was my first IVF cycle, so I'm very lucky. I'm going to buy a HPT tonight just so I can see a positive one!!

Obviously I'm excited, but there is also apprehension as it is so early. Does anyone else feel the same way? Hopefully we will all be here for the next 8 months or so and share each others journey.

As for me, I'm 37, this is my first pregnancy and my EDD is 6th November (Melbourne Cup Day!!) My birthday is 5th November and I was born on Melbourne Cup Day so I hope that is a good omen!

I'm from Brisbane too and I can't wait to share suggestions for everything pregnancy related in this part of the world.

Edited by funnygirl, 28 February 2012 - 02:28 PM.

#47 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:23 PM

Welcome, funnygirl.

How exciting about success on the first round of IVF!  I take it this is a very much wanted baby?

Any idea about where you will be going and whether you will go public or private?

#48 Wishing2011

Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:19 PM

I'd like to think I'll go private as my FS that I had been seeing is also an OB at our local provate hospital. I'll wait til I get home from our holiday to get blood tests. Once confirmed o think I might book another appointment with him original.gif

Are you girls being strict with the food/drinks you can and cant eat yet?

#49 funnygirls

Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:32 AM

Thanks AA, yes this is a very much wanted baby.

I'll probably go private at the Northwest Private Hospital. My FS only looks after me until I get to 12 weeks, then he refers me to an OB.

#50 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:29 AM

QUOTE (Wishing2011 @ 28/02/2012, 11:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are you girls being strict with the food/drinks you can and cant eat yet?

Yes, I am.  I am not overly restrictive (I think some people go a bit cuckoo, to be honest) but I am definitely in the no alcohol, no deli meats, no mouldy cheese etc mode.  

I am SO emotional today.  I am hoping it is the hormones.  I got really sad about DS going to daycare this morning.  I told DH I want to quit my job.  rolleyes.gif I thought it is the child who is supposed to cry when they go to daycare?  Then I got on the train to go to work, and there was a mum with a son about the same age as DS, and they were smiling and giggling and having a wonderful time, and it just felt all too much.  Hormones are an occupational hazard, too.  

I am a psychologist, and it is not a good look when you cry at the drop of a hat.  laughing2.gif  I am also not looking forward to morning sickness, as it can be very tough to make it through the hour long sessions.  

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