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#101 Surprise#4

Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:05 PM

Happy Anzac Day everyone.

We got up at 4.30 and headed into the city for the dawn service, and then we went to the RSL for breakfast. The kids are still awake which I am amazed at!! original.gif

Mrsdelagee - I agree with Hooloovoo about what the blood testing is for at this early stage. I had bloods done yesterday so am interested to hear what my iron levels are like.  I think they are testing my HCG though to see if it is likely I am carrying twins (as i already have twins), but i did note on my dating scan referral it notes to check for twins.  I must admit the thought of that terrifies me!

Also how does it work with LMP and length of your period?  My period is 36 days (spot on every month), and my LMP was 9 March, so working out on a pregnancy calculator online it came up as my EDD as 22 Dec.  However, my doc said that they don't take into account your cycle and just go on a 28 day cycle so that would make my EDD 14 Dec?  What has happened with all you girls if your cycle isn't spot on for 28 days?

Anyone from Darwin or have experience with Darwin maternity at the public or private hospital? I am in two minds about it. I think i might ring the two OBs (yep only 2 OBs in the whole of Darwin rolleyes.gif) and see if they can give me a quote over the phone. We have PHI and I think i will no doubt have to have another Csect (i have already had two), so am wondering if its worth paying extra when one of them will do the Csect anyhow??  I know that public do have to share a room and i have heard horrors about that.. but is the luxury of having my own room for 5 or 6 nights worth thousands of dollars? Hmmm..  I was very spoiled with my last two pregnancies and went private in Canberra and I loved my OB. I wish I could get him up here and if i could i would pay anything!  

Ok better go - i have just made some cheese & bacon rolls and Anzac Biccies, so off to eat some! Yum!



#102 Mrsdelagee

Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:48 PM

Northernlife & Hooloovoo thanks for your responses. Yeah my cycle is spot on 34 days hence why I used the online calculator and came up with the 26th of December but the doctor did mention her estimate comes from a 28 day cycle and that's what she sticks to....
I also am A- blood type and my husband is doing some blood tests as we have to find out his blood group ASAP. The nurse said my tests won't come back till Friday but the doctor doesn't need to see me until the 7th of May, where we'll review the test results and go from there.
Sorry for being so vague, it's my first pregnancy and I really do not know the first thing about it. I can't speak to anyone about it because I want to try and wait till 12 weeks before I tell anyone (other than the family). My mum was rhesus negative also so she has helped me with a little insight on what to expect but she is sure its changed a bit in 26 years since she had my B+ brother.
Thanks again guys.

Edited by Mrsdelagee, 25 April 2012 - 03:50 PM.


#103 organic~sab

Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:27 PM

NorthernLife I wouldn't call it bad, i'd call it normal, but my 14 month old still wakes at LEAST two times, if not more overnight for boob. Going to be interesting with a newborn haha.

AFM, tomorrow is our scan...soo excited! Can't wait to find out how many weeks I am and if theres one or two...haha, im pretty sure its just one!

#104 MuppetGirl

Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:36 PM

QUOTE (Hooloovoo @ 25/04/2012, 11:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
MahnaMahna – I’m from Perth, southern suburbs, you? What hospital are you planning to go to?

AFM – I didn’t mention this in my last post but I found out at my US that I have a septate uterus. Does anyone else in here have that? It’s pretty rare and is linked to recurrent MC so I’m just curious. It also increases my chance of a prem birth.


I am east, near the hills, Kalamunda area original.gif

I went public at Swans with DD, then private at Galliers with DS. I really liked Galliers so am probably going to go back there but I was also keen to try the birthing centre at King Eddy, so not 100% sure yet. Where are you going?

I have heard of a septate uterus, do you know at which point they start to worry about pre-term birth? Is it after a certain point in your pregnancy?


QUOTE (NorthernLife @ 25/04/2012, 12:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also how does it work with LMP and length of your period?  My period is 36 days (spot on every month), and my LMP was 9 March, so working out on a pregnancy calculator online it came up as my EDD as 22 Dec.  However, my doc said that they don't take into account your cycle and just go on a 28 day cycle so that would make my EDD 14 Dec?  What has happened with all you girls if your cycle isn't spot on for 28 days?


If you have a cycle longer than around 26-30 days then going by the LMP is not going to give you the correct dates. As your AF comes every 36 days spot on, I would take your LMP date as 14 days before then and then work out your EDD from there. I would say your EDD is more like Dec 22 as you originally thought.

#105 Hooloovoo

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

Mahna Mahna – I’ll probably be going to St John of God Murdoch. I was planning to go to Attadale (I have PHI) but my GP/OB is no longer able to look after me because of my complications and dates so I am now having to go with a fully priced specialist eeek.   blink.gif
I think I’m pretty much a risk the whole way through but at the moment I suppose they are just seeing if I make it to the NT scan at 12 weeks before they bring up all the more detailed stuff. I believe the preterm birth is related to the baby running out of room so I don’t think it’s an issue until much later on.


#106 MuppetGirl

Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:09 PM

I was reading more in to it today and it seems the main issue is if the baby has attached to the septum/septate, is that right? I would assume they would of seen if that was the case for you in the US?

Hopefully you have an uneventful pregnancy and can have the issue sorted before having another.

My sister went to SJOG Murdoch, she was very impressed with them.

#107 Shamoo

Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:05 PM

Hi Everyone  
This is my first post on here so I apologise if it's not right to jump right in.  unsure.gif
We've just found out we are expecting out first child, EDD 23rd Dec  biggrin.gif  Slightly freaking out!
I have a referral to see Dr Darren Roberts at Calvary hosp in Adelaide. Anyone from here see him?

My GP didn't do anything other then send me off for a blood test  unsure.gif  Shouldn't she have at least done a test to double/triple/quadruple check my home tests?  I left kind of feeling a little 'ohh, that's it?'
We did have LOTS of tests done last year as we were in our 3rd year of TTC so I know quite a few tests have been covered but still.......nothing?

Everything seems to be going well so far *fingers crossed* feeling a little blerk most of the time but not too bad.
I'm not sure what else to talk about on here, but I would love to have some to share the next few months with besides DH of course  biggrin.gif
I hope everyone else is going well.
Soo, yep, HI!  tthumbs.gif

#108 brettsmum

Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:25 PM

Hi Everyone,
Have been reading through the pages for a couple of days. I have a nearly 6yo son and have been TTC since December. Got a BFP on the 18/4, it was a clearblue digital, got all excited, went to my gp the following day and did  another test there which came up negative, he sent me for a blood test and HCG results came back at 24. Had another test on Tuesday and will get those fesults tomorrow. Freaking out so much. My LMP was the 19 March and i have so many symptoms and just really hoping HCG results come back nice and high. My partner thinks i am crazy for worrying but just cant help it.
Well hopefully i will be joining you all, if i am my EDD will be around christmas so very excited.
Congratulations to all of you.

Lisa

#109 aurora sleeping

Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

Yiiiiiikes I am not going to be able to keep up with this!!!! Which is sad as I find it really hard to connect with 100 people in here!!! Hello 100 expectant Mummas!!!! waves.gif  waves.gif  waves.gif  waves.gif

A few quick personals...

To those having some issues at the moment - hope you're okay. bbighug.gif  Sparrowfall it's been a while since we heard from you, everything okay lovely?   hhugs.gif

Zing yep I am bloody tired. yyawn.gif  It's my main symptom. Staying up late and reading through EB forums doesn't help either lol.

Hi aqua!!!!! Yaaaaaayyyyy so glad to see you in here!!!! Helloooooo to the newbies too, hope you're all settling into the group nicely!  biggrin.gif

Ahhhh and Jade - good to see you in here too lovely!!! What an awesome surprise you've had!!! So glad we're on the ride again!  ddance.gif

yip - Yep, I've had a few dizzy spells, mainly when I'm doing too much or haven't eaten (or both). Hasn't been too often though as I've been managing to eat pretty frequently.

thesame - yep lack of MS here always makes me feel suspicious, even though I was the same with DS. I've had a few nights feeling queazy but that's it, no vomiting. So I'm glad to know there's a few others with less symptoms!

QUOTE (dreamingofcats @ 23/04/2012, 10:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dh and I were in a baby shop yesterday and near the doorway was a twin stroller, and he looked at me and said "wonder if we'll need one of those". I nearly jumped on him and said dude, dont you dare put that out in the universe.

Lol dreaming you sound just like me.

Mrsdelagee welcome! Do you know when you were ovulating? If not, you may have ovulated later than you thought, and that would explain the faint line as you may not be as far as you think. If you're cramping on one side only for a long time and it won't go away, go to the hospital. It's normal to have cramp feelings in different places but one pain in one area like that, and I'd check it out. It could be an ectopic pregnancy (probably not, but better to be safe than sorry). I've had funny pains that have freaked me out and I just keep thinking to myself, as long as it isn't a sustained pain, not to worry too much.

Belle last time I had my Mum and DH with me as I wanted there to be 2 people in case of a long labour (so they can tag team if they need a break or something!) but it was a pretty quick one, which means this one should be even quicker (Maybe 4 hours????). So, I'm thinking of just having DH there. Feel a bit weird about that but I guess it will be okay. I've thought about having a friend there but I'm not sure... Will think more when I get closer I think. Maybe a student Midwife... I'd actually like someone else there for my DH's benefit as they really have no idea what to expect - last time while I was in labour he said to my Mum 'Are they all this bad, or is this one worse than normal?' and Mum had to say, 'No, this is normal'. And mine was a good labour!!!!!

Shamoo - Welcome! waves.gif  Totally fine to jump right in!  biggrin.gif

AFM - Still soooooo tired here. And I feel like I've been showing since I was 6 weeks for those who feel the same!!! Ugh, not going to be able to keep it under wraps for too long!!! DH has been good recently, today he took DS in the morning and let me have a massive sleep in til 11am!!!!! Was awesome!!! Back to work tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to it.  sad.gif

My scan is on Friday and I'm really excited about it!!!! I should be 8 weeks 1 day. Can't wait for the confirmation!!!! Feel a bit anxious that it's not happening, but I know that's normal. Plus, lol, I want to see that there's just one in there!!! Have had no real indication that there's more than one but it's a bit of a running joke that I might have 2!!! (Early BFP, high HCG levels, and now showing pretty early) FWIW my money is on only one, but feel free to place your bets before Friday rolls round! My DH keeps joking that it's 2 girls and they're going to come out with pigtails.  roll2.gif

Have been craving green, leafy veggies, preferably steamed, and preferably broccolini - what the hell is with that?????  blink.gif



#110 KiwiMelW

Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:46 AM

Hi everyone,

I have my scan today. I feel suspiciously not nervous whereas my DH is a bit of a nervous wreck. He apologised to me last night saying that he should be the strong one etc which just cracked me up.

Looking forward to today making it feel a little more real, although the fact that i feel like crap 24 hours a day is confirmation enough for me. Wish I didnt have to go to work today, I am so tired.

Bellefin - i was just going to have DH there but didnt realise just how exhausting this may be for other people. Thing is the only other person i would want in there would be my mum and she lives in NZ so doubt that will happen.

HappyLizard - Im thinking super super super sticky thoughts.

Aurora Sleeping - you too aye. Im really into vegetable at the moment, especially spinach, hhhhmmm spinach with egg on toast.


Edited by KiwiMelW, 26 April 2012 - 07:47 AM.


#111 Surprise#4

Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:06 AM

When I just went to the toilet (tmi) i had some dark discharge which is like dark blood but not really iykwim?  Is this normal?   I have never had any kind of dark discharge / blood with any of my pregnancies.  It is freaking me out!

On a good note we are paying the final instalment on our holiday to Bali Club Med in July today!  I was going to be drinking lots with DH but now I will be having mocktails (hopefully) and doing lots of relaxing by the pool. THey have a trapeze school so the kids can't wait to do that! original.gif

#112 sparrowfall

Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:08 AM

QUOTE (MahnaMahna @ 25/04/2012, 09:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was reading more in to it today and it seems the main issue is if the baby has attached to the septum/septate, is that right? I would assume they would of seen if that was the case for you in the US?


I have a sub septate uterus too.  It came as quite a shock as I found out in an ultrasound for something not pregnancy related.

1st hurdle is implantation, if the embryo implants on the septum then it can be starved of nutrients and you have higher risk of miscarriage as the septum is not like normal uterine tissue.  2nd hurdle is having enough room for baby to move around as they get near full term.  How bigger issue #2 is will depend on how big the septum is - you are at higher risk of having a pre-term delivery or a breech baby.  Nothing modern facilities and practices can't deal with!

If they know you have a septum in advance they usually send you for an early foetal localisation scan to make sure bubs has implanted in a good spot.  You might not find out you have a septum until you go for your scan.  I went for my localisation scan last week and the sac is in the perfect spot (to the left of septum).  The sad news for us is there doesn't appear to be anything in the sac (unrelated to the septum) so we're going back today for a 2nd scan sad.gif .

#113 sparrowfall

Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:16 AM

aurora sleeping - tks for checking in original.gif  We're off for our scan this afternoon.  I'm not feeling very pregnant so we've prepared for the worst but are hoping for the best.

Hope everything going OK with your pg.

#114 maggiechunga

Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:21 AM

good luck to those of you having scans today!!!

thanks for the update sparrow - i hope the scan is more promising today!

i'm still having horrid MS - its all day (as soon as i see or smell food it starts). I'm not getting any relief. i'm almost at the point of going to my GP for advice..... blech sad.gif

#115 Tiger_85

Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:45 AM

QUOTE (NorthernLife @ 26/04/2012, 08:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When I just went to the toilet (tmi) i had some dark discharge which is like dark blood but not really iykwim?  Is this normal?   I have never had any kind of dark discharge / blood with any of my pregnancies.  It is freaking me out!


This is what I had on Monday.. it was quite heavy on Monday, and by Tuesday it was barely there, only there when i wiped. Freaking out, even though it has vitrually stopped today. But seeing the doctor in an hour just to see what she thinks of it.

#116 Oh dear

Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:09 AM

Hi everyone!

Well i have survived the week with 5 kids in the house lol and now i can get back to normal.  There is so much to catch up on.  I have been reading everyday on my phone but havent been able to get near the laptop to post.  It was such a relief to drop the girls back home to SIL yesterday, laughing2.gif  i have the house to myself today and am so enjoying the piece and quiet.  On a brighter note though, SIL gave birth to a gorgeous little boy on monday morning and i am completely smitten by him  llove.gif She had an induction and only had a 2 hour labour ohmy.gif

Sorry about the lack of personals today, but i would have to go back through the last thread and a half. laughing2.gif

sparrowfall  I have everything crossed for your scan today

NorthernLife  Hopefully its nothing to wory about

Tiger_85
  Goodluck at the docs

KiwiMelW  Goodluck with the scan look  forward to the update

Welcome to all the new BFPer's :wave:

I can't remember who asked about upgrading the cars, but we just got a new car about 2 months ago.  Luckily i insisted on a 7 seater lol, with the thought of being able to cart around DS & DD1's friends.  I'm not sure if it will actually work with 4 kids because there is not a lot of space in the back with the extra seats up, but i love it so will be trying to make it work.

We told MIL the other night about being PG.  I thought that out of anyone she would have the most negative reaction but surprisingly she took the news really well and was even happy for us.

We have our scan tomorrow which i am really looking forward to, assuming everything goes well with the scan i will call my mum tomorrow night and tell her the news as well as other family members.  I can't wait.  Have been feeling not too bad.  Mainly nauseous in the evenings but not every day so its been ok.






#117 Bel

Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:24 AM

Morning everyone original.gif

#118 steen2007

Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:38 AM

Hi all,

Have been catching up on washing now DH is back. The boys are so glad he is home and me too.
My HCG results are back and levels are rising nicely.
Have a scan on Tuesday (DH birthday) so hope to see a HB and should measure about 7w 1d.

MRSpotato- Thanks for putting my on the list, I am from ACT and this will be #3 for us.

All the best for todays scan.

#119 Tiger_85

Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

Well just came from the doctors and she is measuring my HCG levels now. Another blood test on Saturday and will know if levels are rising on Sunday. Fingers crossed that it's not a mc.

#120 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:42 AM

Hi all,

I keep having this feeling im having twins, I dont know why! My cousin had twins last year so it runs in the family.

Have been having a little bit of morning sickness, not too bad.

Cant wait until June when im having my first scan - its so far away!!

Ive been trying to stop myself from doing more pregnancy tests just to check that im still pregnant, might cave later and go out and buy a digital clear blue just so I can see how far along I am.

#121 ~bluebird~

Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:06 PM

so my GP and hospital Iwant to deliver at both use LMP with a 28 day cycle which puts me about a week ahead of where i think I am, (my cycle varies so not really sure but typically longer than shorter and based on when I got my first pos preg test) possibly for this reason I'm going to miss out on a spot at the hospitl because they are full already based on that date.
i don't have private health insurance, but got me thinking about what my options are, as the OB from my first has retired. Has everyone else got hospital/birth sorted?

#122 SoTired

Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:54 PM

I feel like someone is constantly bashing me either side of the head with massive bricks!

(OK that was written about 50 mins ago and I have just worked my way back to it now)

Hello preggers brain!

About now with DD is when I REALLY started to struggle. Am hoping and praying with all my might and mind that it will be better this time. At least I havent majorly chuckied yet.

But carbs, oh the carbs, do I love thee!
Think I have eaten pasta about 4 times so far this week (starting Monday) biggrin.gif . The other night I made Beef Strog while DH was at a meeting. I swapped around our portions so I had the bigger one, then inhaled it in about 5 mins. I was still hungry 1/2 hour later so I made nachos (corn chips, salsa, cheese- nice and plain but still delicious). So of course I had to remove DH dinner from the microwave while I melted the cheese. Then I ate some of his beef strog with my fingers like someone from survivor in the food challenge! THEN after I scoffed the nachos, DH returned home and started to eat his strog. I stared at him with puppy dog eyes till he spoon fed me (4 times)!
Then he had nachos and I stole some of those as well! Boy did I have a food baby that night- rolling around at 3am going "ah, ah, I feel sick", all the while DH is saying "CARE FACTOR ZERO- YOU GIANT PIG!"

~bluebird~ We went private for DD, this time its public in a birth centre- quick, easy and best of all- cheap! I am actually really looking forward to it even though I loved my Ob and we will miss him.

Retro_Mumma- Retro_Mumma of twins?! Ooh, exciting! We should at least get one in this DIG.

Tiger_85- bbighug.gif Keep us posted, my dear.

steen2007- Yay for the HCG!

Oh dear- Welcome back! Will be ph34r.gif for your scan results! Congrats on being an aunty (again?)

maggiechunga- Oh hun, I know how you feel. I swear by maxalon. I tried to hold off last time but doc was worried about dehydration for me and the baby and told me the risk of harm was greater with dehydration than with the maxalon. I am also on vit B12 this time which seems to be doing okay- but seeing as no 2 pregnancies are the same I really cant say for sure. Maybe you should rename maggiechukker for a couple of weeks till thinks die down. tongue.gif

sparrowfall- Wow, sounds scary- best of luck for this afternoon.

Bellefin- Hello! I keep forgetting to say hi! We were in TTC together and I remember crying when reading your stories. What a miracle bubba for you. I cried again when i read that you were pregnant but will blame that on hormones! Am absolutely thrilled for you and your family.

aurora sleeping- still reckon you are having llove.gif  grin.gif

Not much else to say except that I am stretching like a maniac in my pants/ute. Gotta love all those nice feelings.

All other symptoms are still there as per my previous posts.

I also have kankles. Cant wait till 12 weeks so I can put my feet back on my old lady foot zapper. I figure that being 6ft my blood needs a little extra help getting back up to my head (hence the stupidness of me at the moment). I sorta know how it feels- if I were to lay down right now I wouldnt want to get back up either!

Only 8 sleeps till DD 1st birthday. Planning, planning, planning! Thank goodness I am taking next Fri off work!

Sending wub.gif to you all!

#123 organic~sab

Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:50 PM

Hi, no personals as I'm on my phone. Had our scan just before, all looking normal but am earlier than what we thought (altho I suspected it) and couldn't see a baby as it was too small so have to go back in two weeks for another scan. I'm thinking I ovulated late because of breastfeeding and those cramps and couple spots of brown tinged CM was maybe implantation. So I don't know my EDD, probably towards the end of December.

#124 SoTired

Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:45 PM

Jesstazzy- I saw you got a BFP.gif in our TTC forum!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

Heres hoping you are due in Dec and will come visit us soon!

I will be ph34r.gif to hear from you!



#125 SoTired

Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:45 PM

Edited for double post

Edited by gisses, 26 April 2012 - 04:47 PM.





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