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#51 Mkii

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:27 PM

Hey ... love being a lurker but guess its time to step out & join the group ohmy.gif)
** baby dust to all **

Had a natural m/c last August and had my fair shares of up & down ... hardest thing is for me to see babies around the same age as my lil one if I didn't m/c *sign*
Quick question, has anyone experienced mid cycle bleeding (around ovulation time?) I started to get this a few months after the m/c, had blood tests done but my dr isn't too concerned with it ... one major problem, my DH won't come near me if im bleeding .... ugh !!!
Hoping to be more of an active member in here ohmy.gif)
Sorry for the typos I'm using my iPhone

#52 Nene1*

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:13 PM

Rubylou- I am sending you sticky baby vibes xoxo

Kmaharaj -thinking of you today and big hugs

Kazz33 fingers crossed for you

Bluecup- where are you?? Hope you are ok xo

Welcome Mkii - sorry for you loss, I hope you find it supportive in here as I have. In regards to your question I had many years ago bleeding around ovulation and had checks done etc (which came back normal) and was told it was just a chemical imbalance and Gp told me to go on the pill and that corrected it for me..

Clare L - I agree with being proactive hopefully your Gp will help you out

Wishing - how you going?

AFM - AF showed up uninvited like other every month, was really hoping it was my month.. Now I'm just counting down to BD time.. Sometimes I feel like my body is broken coz it's taking soo long now:(

#53 Stowaway2016

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:29 PM

I haven't ever used a forum before. I am finding it difficult to talk to anyone (especially my DH) about my recent miscarriage at 6.5 weeks (10/4/12). Has anyone else experienced this?

It was a very much wanted pregnancy... so much so that it was a honeymoon pregnancy. I got sick while we were away and was in hospital so maybe that is why it didn't last and I feel so guilty that if I had have been more careful with food and hygeine it wouldn't have happened. This was my 2nd miscarriage, my first one was last July at around 7-8 weeks. Both were natural & complete miscarriages.

How soon can I start TTC again? We both really want to start a family.

#54 Mkii

Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:49 PM

Jaynen81 - Thank you for the warm welcome, once you started the pill to correct the problem how long did it take for the mud cycle bleeding to completely stop? (sorry if I'm being too personal with my question)    
Emmy-g - I'm only new to this forum (publicly anyway) We didn't tell anyone about the m/c or that we were ttc so I found a lot of comfort and support just reading through the messages on this board.

#55 Nene1*

Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

Welcome Emmy G - I'm so sorry for you loss.. Please don't blame yourself for what happened, it's just ones of those things which isn't anyone's fault.. I had a d&c and my dr told me to wait one cycle but that was purely for dating purposes, my SIL had a natural mc last year and she didn't wait before her next cycle and fell pregnant straight away..

Mkii no probs i dont mind you asking original.gif from memory I was only on the pill for about a month or two .  As soon as I started taking the pill the bleeding stopped and it hasn't come back plus I didn't want to be on the pill either.. Hope this helps original.gif

#56 kez71

Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

Hi Ladies, I just saw your thread and thought i would join. I just had my third MC almost 3 weeks ago..and tommorow is the due date for the baby we MC'd last year. Ugh..I have been TTC #1 for 6 years..its getting tiresome waiting.

My story is that DH and I started TTC in 2006 when I was 34. Before that we had been NTNP for a few years. I figured out about ovulation and assumed during NTNP we had just missed the egg each time.

Then in 2008 just as I was starting to investigate with a  doctor why it wasn't happening, i finally got a BFP. We were thrilled, but MC at 6 weeks. We figured it happened once, it would happen again..even the doctor told me youre extra fertile after a MC. So by 2010 and still nothing I decided it was due time to investigate..the doc sent me for bloodwork..all was fine. I was sent to a Gyno who performed a lap/hyst and whatever the other surgery is and she discovered BOTH my fallopian tubes were blocked! She recommended becasue of my age to go straight to IVF.

So we did our first round of IVF, got 7 eggs, 4 fertilized, one grew to 5 days and was transferred. By this time it was December and the time I should have had my blood test the clinic was closed..I used a pee stick and got a super faint line, but by the time the clinic re opened and i had the blood test it was negative. We tried again..this time my stim dose was doubled to get more eggs, but once again we got 7 eggs..this time only 3 fertilized. One was transferred at day 3 and 2 others were frozen. BFN..so we did the first frozen embryo..it worked. Praise the lord we were pregnant. We saw the heartbeat at 6 weeks. We kept it pretty much to ourselves, a handful of people knew, but at 10 weeks I woke up with a huge gush of blood. I knew in my heart it was over. I found it frustrating when people would try to tell me it was ok because they and their sisters cousins all bled dramatically and their babies were fine. I knew mine wasn't.

3 months later we used the last frozen embryo..it also worked. Praise the lord..third time lucky..this baby would be our little miracle..I knew it would be,.lots of people told me they knew this was it for us..we saw the heartbeat at 6 weeks..the heartrate was a lot stronger in this one..the HSG was higher...but at 8 weeks I had spotting..again I knew it was over..people again told me it would be fine..but i got a scan and there was no longer a heartbeat..I bled it out the next day.

So here I am still..3 pregnancies..no babies..we will try IVF one more time. I just met with a naturopath yesterday who is going to do her best to help. I see my IVF doctor on the 30th..He will do some testing to see if theres a medical reason why our babies miscarry. I so hope its just something simple and can be fixed!

#57 Stowaway2016

Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:46 PM

Kez71- really sorry to read about your heartache. I know what you mean about feeling frustrated when people tell you it will be ok. I mean we all know our own bodies so we know when something isn't right.

It must be difficult having to wait another 2 weeks to see your Dr. I hope the time goes past quickly for you and that everything goes well.

#58 Blue cup

Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:52 PM

Hi ladies,

LittleJacksonOne, emmy-g and MKii - welcome to our group. Im sorry for  what you've been through before you joined us. Look forward to getting  to know you better. emmy-g, im not sure there's a concensus on how soon  you can start again. We were told 2 months. As it turned out, I was in a  lot of pain following d&c and it really took me a good couple of  months to recover properly anyway. But I think you should just listen to  your body. Give yourself time tho.

kez71 - You've really had a rough time for so long. So heartbreaking. I  really hope you get some answers soon (and a BFP, of course!). Thank-you  for joining us here and sharing your story.

Wishing - Sorry AF showed up. Bad news! It is really hard isnt it? We're all here for you though, whenever you need to unload.

Kazz33 - Happy anniversary. Im glad you had a great night. About your  SIL - its strange when that hurt you feel sneaks up on us isnt it?  Sometimes it takes me by surprise too.

Rubylou - What's happening? Did you go back to the Dr today? I have everything crossed for you. I hope so much that you're alright. Please let us know.

Jaynen, Im really sorry to hear that AF came for you. She has an uncanny  knack for finding us it seems! I understand how you feel, its been ages  for us now too. Thanks for thinking about me. Ive been working 12 hour  days all week, so ive just been coming home exhausted. DH has been  great and taken care of everything at home though. Bring on the weekend!  Im half way through my tww, will probably test next Thursday. Aaargh,  still seems like ages away.

kmaharaj - Happy anniversary! I hope your day got better. Your DH was  sweet, sending you flowers! We've looked at intercountry adoption too  and it seems like things have really changed over the last 5 years. I  think the number of children being adopted out from every country has  declined. Hopefully that means theres not so many babies and little  children in those countries, who are looking for someone to love them.  But Im not sure thats always the case. DH and I have quite a lot of  friends with adopted children and we've always thought we'd like to do  that too, but it feels like that is not even worth trying anymore.

Clare - it sounds like you're being really strong. good on you. I can  imagine i would have felt very disappointed after that dr appointment  too. Glad she's following up more now though.

AFM - Im still in tww, grrr. Ive been flat out preparing for this trip I have coming up so at least thats a distraction. Ive had a bit of creamy cm this last few days. I dont want to get my hopes up, but FF says 30% of pg charts have that at this stage. Im DPO today. Did you guys experience that?

Getting to know you question for everyone: If you could choose to live anywhere, where would it be? (Doesnt have to be a real place, btw wink.gif

#59 rubylou77

Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:40 PM

Hello all,

Just a little update... Went back to the doctors today and they think the spotting is normal, but are still concerned.  My HCG today was 220 so it has more than tripled in 48 hours which is a good sign.  Another test on Friday and then a possible scan next week if it doesn't settle down.  I have been told to rest so it will be couch and telly for a few days for me wink.gif

Welcome to all of the new people who have joined our group.

Please let me know if posting this stuff on here bothers any of you.  I am not quite ready to move to a PG forum yet, but also don't want to upset anyone.

Thank you for your well wishes, in return I send you all loads of baby dust xox

#60 Nene1*

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:59 AM

Rubylou- I don't mind you posting and feel free to stick around for as long as you like original.gif I'm sure everything will be fine it's a bubba that was mean to be original.gif xo

Blue cup - I have everything crossed for you and praying you get your BFP and then hopefully I can follow you out next wink.gif If I could live anywhere it would be between two places so half my time in Hawaii because of the beaches and the other half of my time Paris because it's just beautiful original.gif  what about you?

Hope everyone else has a good day

#61 Clare L

Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:46 AM

Welcome Mkii, emmy-g & kez71 - I hope you find support here, and I also hope (in the nicest possible way!) that you're not here for long!

Jaynen81 - hugs to you - sorry AF found you.

Blue cup - thanks original.gif When I was UTD, I had heaps of CM - FX for you!

rubylou77 - so glad hcg is heading in the right direction... rest up, and hang out here as much as you want

Where would I live.... probably NZ, around Wanaka in the South Island. It is so stunningly beautiful there, and very peaceful. I also love Hawaii, so clearly I'd need to win the lotto so that I can have a house there too when NZ gets too cold... and I'd also love an apartment in London so that I can visit my family whenever I want!

Have a great day everyone!


#62 kmaharaj

Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:50 PM

Hello Ladies

How are we all today?

LittleJacksonOne, emmy-g and MKii and Kez71 - welcome to our group, though I wish you didn't have to be here. Still I hope you find this site as helpful as I have and that your stay here is not for too long.

Kez71 - reading your sad story made me cry. Believe me we can all identify with your pain.

rubylou77 - I hope the spotting has stopped. I got a lot of spotting during my pregnancy and it used to scare the hell out of me but that didn't end up being the problem for me. I hope it settles down and is just implantation bleeding.

jaynen and wishing - sorry that AF came for you both but it's a new beginning my darlings. This new cycle could the be cycle. hands.gif

Blue cup - fingers crossed for you hun that you get your much awaited BFP and I have no idea what DPO is sorry. But with my pregnancy I just knew I was pregnant because 7 days before AF was due i was peeing for the whole country. It was just too much and I tested early and got a positive.

AFM - well as you know, my EDD for my son was yesterday and guess what, apart from shedding some tears yesterday morning on the train, I was fine.  You know how I told you all about my hycosy scan and the fact that the fertility monitor was showing no signs of fertility at all, well yesterday morning it showed that I was ovulating and last night the OPK i used also showed LH surge (but not as dark). I think the ovulating sign on my fertility monitor changed my focus. After getting no signs of ovulation and thinking that the scan had cost me this month of trying because of the invasiveness and the dyes they pump into your uterus, my monitor goes from low fertility straight to ovulation!!! Spooky.

Any how, TMI but hubby and I BD'd yesterday morning and then last night too, and I am hoping to try again tonight. It would be amazing if we conceived this cycle. I shouldn't hope too much but it would be nice to have conceived on the EDD of my beautiful son. Argh another thing to torture myself with.  Keep me in your prayers ladies because I am hoping that this is a sign that someone up there is finally going to take pity on me and give me a little angel to keep.

Well the lesson I learnt from yesterday for all those who are in the 2WW and with their EDD looming is - we are stronger than what we think, and that the immeasurable hurt we have suffered has given us strength and character to meet any obstacles that come our way.

As for where I would love to live....well I think we already live in the best country in the world but in terms of places - oh Venice or Paris would do it for me. I loved both those places and Rome also...oh it's too hard - but any of those 3.

sorry for the long post.

love to you all.
K. bbighug.gif

#63 Wishing2011

Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:52 PM

afternoon ladies. .sorry i've been MIA. Been really busy here at work so havent had a chance to pop in. I'm going okay. AF is almost over but it was crazy heavy. Hopefully my HCG has dropped enough for me to O this month. I might take some OPK's this month just to check it out.

kmaharaj oooh great news about the OPK good luck hun! This time next week should be O time for me grin.gif

Clare L Wanaka is beatuiful original.gif good choice! My mums side is from NZ south island so I've been there a bit.

RubyLou great news about the HCG ddance.gif

BlueCup thank you hun original.gif And vice versa.

Sorry for not many personals. I'm about to finish up for the day. so have a lovely evening ladies original.gif Talk soon and welcome to the other new girls. Sorry you are here but it is a lovely group that have certainly helped me through a difficult time.


#64 sonmat6

Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:12 PM

Welcome mkii, Emmy-g and Kez71. I found this forum helped keep me sane in the first few weeks after my EP, especially if your partner has had enough of hearing about it.
RubyLou - any news?
Wishing2011 - sorry AF arrived. Maybe your body needs a month to recover and will be more receptive next month. Sounds like your cycles are short, which makes the wait a little less...
Kaz33 - I used ovuplan OPKs - the dipstick type . I have found them to be accurate. The saliva OPKs didn't work for me at all. Total waste.
AFM, hcg was 2226 on Monday. I had been told I'd have a scan this week to make sure pg was in the right place this time, and not stuck in my Fallopian tube. But then I was told the scan would not be til Friday next week! Which seems forever away. I'll be 7 weeks, which is the same as I was when I Had the EP, and I feel exactly the same now as I did then - super sore breasts, weird tugging/pulling sensations in my belly and, as of this morning, nausea. But no pain or bleeding - which is the same as last time! I wish I could just enjoy this pg.

#65 Stowaway2016

Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:14 PM

Thank you all for the warm welcome to the group.

Rubylou-  I think its great that we can share your BFP with you. I know it must be a nerve wracking time but you should still be excited.

Sonmat- HCG sounds really promising  original.gif Cant wait to hear how your scan goes  original.gif

If I could live anywhere it would have to be London. I love Europe and think that London would be a great place to base a family... I may be biased because I was lucky enough to spend a few years in England as a child though!


#66 HOPE6

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:15 PM

Hi all

Wow just been catching up on all the post over the last few weeks... great to see we have some BFP and welcome to all the newies..(sorry you find yourself here but hope you find some comfort on this forum) bbighug.gif xx
So anyone due to test soon... we need some more BFP to give us all hope!!!

Question for the girls who have had 2 MC (Clare L and emmy-g.. anyone else?) did your GP/OB send you for tests or what was the advice they gave you? Apart from an internal scan which showed ovulation and good lining my OB told me to come back to him when i am next 5 weeks PG. It was his opinion that as it happens so early its just Chromoz. problem and little to do with me.... just wondering what others were told?
I found some stats that said 5% of couples will have 2 consecutive MC and 1% will have 3..

Kez 71 - sorry to hear your story.. 6 years and 3 losses that must be heartbreaking.. all the best for your upcoming appointment and test. Big hugs x hhugs.gif

Take Care all and have a good weekend biggrin.gif

#67 Kazz33

Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:26 AM

Hmm dont really know that i'm "due" to test soon, but i'm tempted. It was 4 weeks since my d&c yesterday & AF hasn't arrived. But having only 1 period in the last 12 months i have no idea of my cycle length. I'm gonna give it another week or so, i don't "feel" pregnant so doubt i am.

Kmaharaj - I'm glad your EDD wasn't as bad as you thought it was going to be. How awesome though if you conceived that day original.gif

Sonmat - your HCG levels sound promising. Mine were only 770 at 5 - 6wks. Fingers crossed everything is as it should be, try not to stress.

Rubylou - Fantastic news about your HCG rising too! Take it easy xo It doesnt bother me at all you posting in here, it's nice to hear the good news stories original.gif

Bluecup - Yep, just when you think all is good, BAM theres the emotions. When are you due to test? Fx for you.

Welcome to the newbies, i hope your stay is short & you find comfort in others words original.gif

AFM - You know how i said on Tues work was hell atm? Well i walk into work that morning to be told that the boss has pulled the pin & we have gone back to the old computer system until further notice! Was the best day, everyone was so happy. Not much else happening, just waiting for AF to arrive & BDing in the meantime as i have no idea when/if i will ovulate. (must get onto those OPKs) I kinda have a feeling it was just before easter as i was fairly mucusy, but dont really know. Happy Friday ladies!

#68 Stowaway2016

Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:02 PM

Hope6- My GP hasn't sent me for any tests other than a full blood count after both miscarriages. However, when I had the ultrasound to confirm miscarriage the second time the sonographer suggested I might have polycystic ovaries. So my GP has given me a blood request form to be done after AF to check all my hormone levels to see if I have PCOS. Fingers crossed that I don't!

#69 Wishing2011

Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

Emmy how long after your mC did you get your blood count done? I'm thinking I should probably have one of those done as I was still getting positive pregnancy tests the last time I tested (which was on Saturday).. its  4 weeks today since our miscarriage sad.gif I havent had any blood tests since but I have had an ultrasound which came back clear.

I was actually thinking of asking for a CD21 test to check I've O'd this cycle.. Has anyone done that to see how their body is going after a miscarriage?

Kazz I would test if I were you being at 4 weeks.. ! original.gif so glad to hear work is better original.gif

#70 HOPE6

Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:29 PM

Hi girls, was just reading some information on mc and came across this and thought it had a nice vibe to it...... Lets pray its case for all of us real soon... hands.gif

"Remember that even though your experience may feel overwhelming and unmanageable right now, odds are still in your favor that you will have a baby someday. Even after six or more losses, the majority of women do eventually go on to have a successful pregnancy. Every day that passes is closer to that day when you will have a baby and when what you are experiencing right now will be just a bad memory."

#71 Nene1*

Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

Hi ladies hope you are all well original.gif

Wishing2011- my gyno/ob has referred me to have a CD21 blood test to check if I'm ovulating because I told him I had concerns I wasn't. So fingers crossed I am

Hope6- love your post thank you.. I hope it happens for us all very soon

AFM - had a check up with my gyno/ob he said it wasn't necessary for me to have a ultrasound as I dont have a history of any probs etc I was a bit bummed coz I wanted to make sure. He has referred me to have a CD21 blood test to make sure I'm ovulating and if he has concerns with the results he will put me on clomid.. Anyone else taking clomid??

Sorry for the quick post I'm on my iPhone and it's hard to type.. Hope you all have a good weekend xo

#72 Mkii

Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

Many thanks for the warm welcome original.gif    
My ob wasn't the most helpful person out there we were told it was best to have a natural m/c and it will feel like a heavy period (it was far worst then a heavy period!) I'm in two minds about going back to him if we're lucky to fall pregnant again in the near future, after all he knows my history ... are you guys still planning / seeing the same ob?
Went for a blood test yesterday to test my hormones level, hopefully that will come back all clear.
Tough question about where I wanna live ... I guess I have to say Sydney, that's where all my family & friends are ... currently working regionally and I miss life in the city.

#73 kmaharaj

Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:11 PM

hello lovelies

Isn't it wonderful that we are now into the weekend (am still at work though).

Hope6 Thank you for that post - love it and pray that it is right. I know of someone who had close to 20 miscarriages before she had her 1st one. Isn't that awful.

In more inspirational news a lady at work just had her first bubs today, twin boys. She is 41 and was told she would never have a baby. After 1 year of acupuncture and naturopathy, she conceived naturally.  Her babies were born premmie at 33 weeks but are healthy and doing well.

Mkii my obygn was awesome, kind, caring, gentle, compassionate, always available. The only thing that upset me was that he did not order any investigations on me after i lost bub. It would have calmed me down a fair bit. Maybe he knew that there was nothing wrong with me to start off with. After it became unbearable for the next 3 mths, I asked my GP for another referral and am now seeing Dr Stephen Morris. He ordered all the tests I wanted and they all came out clear.  But because i lost bub so late and in the circumstances in which I did, i will most likely go with Dr Morris because he is apparently one of the best and has shown a great interest in my case.  I will however recommend my other Obygn to anyone and everyone who isn't having complications. He is really good.

jaynen81 i went through the same anxieties...All will be well hun. It's normal to feel this way. If you have your periods, chances are you ovulate.

emmy-g i hope you only have polycystic ovaries and not the syndrome. Fingers crossed for you hun.

Kazz33 glad work got better but why have you only had 1 period in 12 months. That's concerning. Have you seen a dr about it?

All the ladies with rising HCG's - great news. Please stick around so that we can get hope from you all. hands.gif

AFM - going home for a quiet evening. DH is pracitising with his band tonight for a charity concert tomorrow for a 3 World Country which got hit by floods - he's such a good person (touch wood). Will try and relax. Am officially in my TWW from tomorrow. cool.gif (ok it's not really cool because I hate the wait...)

lots of love to you all. Stay positive and if you feel down, read the post that Hope6 wrote. We will all get our day in the sunshine. My heart says so. wink.gif


#74 Blue cup

Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

Hi ladies,

I liked reading about where everyone would like to live. Seems we all  have good taste!  For me, I always say I'd like to live in Bollywood  (yep, I know its not a real place wink.gif ) because its always so colourful and  full of dancing and singing and drama. It just looks fun! As far as real  places go... I do love Australia, and I also love Asia, so maybe  Malaysia would be my second home choice. The food is so good! Or maybe  Taiwan - also very beautiful and totally liveable. And Ive got to agree  with Jaynen and ClareL, Hawaii is pretty amazing: so beautiful, great  weather, relaxed vibes and of course the beaches. Too many choices,  makes me want to take more holidays!

Rubylou - so glad to hear your hcg has picked up. I def dont mind you  posting here, please keep us updated until you feel ready to move out.  Im sure you're going to be ok, it just seems like this one is meant to  be for you.

Jaynen - Ive never been to Paris (anywhere in Europe for that matter)  but I totally agree, Hawaii is absolutely stunning. Im trying my best to  make a path out of here that you can follow. That'd be nice. We'll see what  happens. Good luck with your blood test too. I hope it gives you some  reassurance, we all need a bit of that dont we.

ClareL - Thanks, I hope its a good sign. Ive only been to North Island  NZ, but that was pretty good. Great skiing. I guess you could have great wine whenever you want if you live in NZ. hmmm...

kmaharaj - I think you did really well to be so strong on your son's  EDD. Good on you. You're right, we're all tougher than we think and that  definitely includes you! Now we have fingers crossed for eachother  (thank-you!) - i really hope that things are lining up right for you  this month. (btw, DPO is Days Past Ovulation)

Wishing2011 - Work has been crazy busy for me too for the past few  weeks. Im looking forward to things being a bit more normal next week,  hopefully. I had a major project that had to be completed by Friday, so  now that its done, hopefully nothing goes wrong and I'll have a normal  week before i head o/s. How about you, is work getting better now?

sonmat6 - your hcg sounds good. That must be a relief, even though you  have to wait longer for your scan. I can imagine how stressful it must  be until you get that confirmation. Best of luck

Hope6 - Thanks so much for posting that passage. It really helps put things in a better perspective.

Kazz33 - im in tww, testing next Thursday I think (FF recommendation -  who am I to argue!). Sounds like your boss made a good call with your  computers, they can be so frustrating cant they. Ours are  outdated and a constant source of frustration. I know how you feel.

MKii - i miss life in the city too. We used to live in Melbourne and all  our family are down there. Its not too far to go visit, but i still  miss it.

AFM - Ive had so many long days at work this week, and I locked myself  out of the house the other night, grrrr! Feels so good to be in the  weekend and not have any commitments. Have a bit of housework to do, but  apart from that I'll be taking it very easy. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

Thanks for reading my long post! Theres been lots to catch up on biggrin.gif

#75 *Gaia*

Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:53 AM

Hi Everyone,

Ive been really busy and have been reading all your updates but havent had time to post replies. Its hard to keep up sometimes this thread seems to move really quickly.

Rubylou - Congratulations on your bfp! It must be a really nervous time for you, glad to hear the hcg is rising, that's something positive to focus on. Hoping and praying for you.

Kmaharaj - I was thinking of you and your little boy on your edd. I admire how strong you were. I hate waiting too (I have also just entered the 2ww), I hope it goes quickly for you and there's good news at the end.

Jaynen - I know Im a bit late with this but I am sorry AF arrived. Its hard when you have your hopes up. Good luck with your upcoming tests.

Hope - thanks for your post, it can be hard to stay positive sometimes and its good to try and keep that perspective.

Blue cup - Enjoy your relaxing weekend!

Emmy - I think I would pick London too. I loved it last time we were there and already want to plan another holiday back.

I know there are personals I missed that I wanted to write but I got too far behind and cant remember everything but Im thinking of you all.

AFM - I have just entered the 2ww, it seems so long. I hope we got the timing right but its all out of our hands now, nothing more we can do, just have to wait and see. I really hate the waiting part.

Edited by *Gaia*, 21 April 2012 - 11:54 AM.

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Mother Bec Smith has been trying for months to access Centrelink payments. A "serious error" is preventing her.

Warnings over push for hourly childcare billing

Australia's peak childcare body has called for caution around the Turnbull government's push for childcare centres to charge parents by the hour, not by the day.

Cate Blanchett thought about adopting for years

Cate Blanchett says her recent adoption of a baby girl had nothing to do with wanting a daughter after having three sons.

Kate Walsh: 'I can't have kids'

Grey's Anatomy star Kate Walsh has revealed she is unable to have children because she has experienced early menopause.

The parasite that could boost fertility

The Tsimane women of Bolivia are often revered as among the most fertile in the world - on average having 10 children in their lifetimes -- but some are even more fertile than others.

Family may sue cousin over genetics

A Melbourne couple is suing the Royal Children's Hospital for failing to diagnose a genetic disorder in their first child - an error they allege caused them to have another child with severe disabilities.

Strange things mums have done in labour

While most women in labour focus on the upcoming birth of their baby, some women do more interesting things.

Michael Clarke reveals baby's name

When Michael Clarke said he was wrapped around the finger of his little princess, he wasn't joking.

The logistics of breastfeeding twins

Our life is more or less divided into neat four hour parcels of time and it's hard to get much of anything done in the time between feeds.

How to stop people ruining Christmas

We can make a conscious effort about how we react to those curly Christmas day scenarios that can send us up the wall, or should we say chimney.

Lots of formula offers for desperate mum

The mum who was down to her last three tins of baby formula said she had received hundreds of calls and offers to send her formula.

Surviving breast cancer while pregnant

It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.

Cot sheet brands for the nursery

With so many awesome cot sheet options these days, we thought we'd put together a list of go-to brands for you to seek out for your baby's bed.


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How I survived breast cancer while pregnant

It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.

Grieving father's letter to Bataclan terrorists: "...this little boy will threaten you by being happy and free"

A grieving father whose wife was killed in the attacks on the Bataclan Theatre last weekend has written an open letter to her killers.

5 challenges of motherhood - and how to see them differently

Despite the smiles, the sloppy kisses and the pure magic children bring to our lives, it's hard to deny that motherhood can be tough.

4 challenges of being a new dad - and how to face them

Becoming a parent is challenging – and that applies to both mums and dads.

My battle against antenatal and postnatal depression

I was five months pregnant when I realised I needed help.

Children swapped at birth will not be returned to biological parents

A boy and girl accidentally swapped on the day they were born will stay with the families who have raised them, a South African court has ruled.

A quarter of men believe they get 'man periods'

A British study has revealed one in four men believe they have a monthly cycle.

Baby deposit

How much do you need to save for a 'baby deposit'?

It's fairly straightforward to calculate a house deposit, but how much money do you need to save up for a baby?

Dad's beautiful note to his wife, a nurse

To anyone else it might just look like a picture of a mum having a nap with her toddler.

'I was a complete schmuck': Mike Baird opens up about his wife's postnatal depression

When his wife Kerryn was not well following the birth of their daughter, NSW Premier Mike Baird buried himself in his work.

Mum's desperate plea as whooping cough alert issued

A desperate mother has shared a heart-breaking video of her baby struggling to cope with a coughing fit caused by pertussis.

Coffee could help you live longer

New US research found people who report drinking three to five cups of coffee a day are less likely to die prematurely from heart disease, suicide, diabetes or Parkinson's disease.

The joy and dread of playdates

To live vicariously through your child is to rediscover anxieties you thought dead and buried.

Sick baby could die without scarce special formula, mum says

Lizzie Cann is down to her last three tins of a special formula in short supply.

Adorable toddler's strop foiled by squeaky shoes

We're probably all familiar with the pouty bottom lip and tightly crossed arms of a tot mid-strop.

More sex during World Cup created more baby boys

More sex during South Africa's World Cup meant a disproportionately high number of boys were born nine months later, a new study has found.

Win one of two ABC Shop prize packs in time for Christmas

What a boon it would be to have your toddler's Christmas gifts covered this year. We have two awesome ABC Shop prize packs to give away to two lucky winners.

Do fitness challenges really work?

Fitness challenges aren't new. There's Michelle Bridges 12WBT and a bunch of other programs if you really want to lose weight.

What are pregnant women Googling?

Pregnancy is a huge change for any woman, so it's natural we'll have questions - and turn to Google to ask them.



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