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Old Sep 9th, 2016, 10:01 AM   1
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May 2017 rainbows!!


Hey everyone! Spent the last year going through fertility treatments (all in sig) and after 2 back to back losses, I just found out I'm pregnant again! This time feels stronger, as the first time, my first beta was only 47, then rose, then fell immediately after. The second time, my initial beta was 15, then fell to 12 two days later. Weirdly enough, 2 WEEKS later it was at 350, then fell after that, so the dr's still don't know what happened there. Feeling much better about this one, as I got my first BFP on a FRER at 10dpo, and the lines only got darker and darker, and at 16dpo my beta was 478. We transferred 2 embryos, so I have to wait until my first scan on the 20th, (I'll be 6w2d) to see if there are one or two in there!

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Old Sep 9th, 2016, 10:18 AM   2
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I'll join!

I'm pregnant with baby #2, due May 2nd (ish). I had an early miscarriage in July, and got pregnant immediately following it. With the miscarriage, my levels started at 800 and then fell to 300, but then rose back to 400, until finally dropping back to 0 a couple weeks later. It was a highly stressful situation, and this pregnancy actually caught us by surprise since we weren't exactly trying.

I'm trying my hardest to stay positive. I've had 3 total miscarriages, so it's quite hard. But my symptoms are the same as my pregnancy with my daughter, so it comforts me a bit. I have my first ultrasound September 19th, when I'll be one day short of 8 weeks. Praying so hard we see a heartbeat!



 
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Old Sep 9th, 2016, 10:23 AM   3
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Hi! Welcome

Did you have blood drawn this time?



 
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Old Sep 9th, 2016, 10:26 AM   4
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I did! It went from 31 at 10 DPO to 217 2.5 days later. I had it drawn on a Friday afternoon first, and then Monday morning for the 2nd draw. Doctor was happy with it, so I haven't had anything else done since that. Makes me nervous, but I have good symptoms, so trying to stay positive.



 
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Old Sep 9th, 2016, 10:32 AM   5
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That's good! What symptoms do you have? I'm due May 14-ish, so you'd be a couple weeks ahead of me I guess. Mostly I've lost my appetite, can't seem to eat much more than crackers and plain pasta. I know I should be getting healthier things into my system, but that's all I can handle. Not super nauseous, but just feel "off" boobs hurt off and on also. It freaks me out though, that the symptoms come and go. I'll feel ok one minute, and start freaking out.....I guess it's normal for them to come and go though. The one thing I haven't really had this time, that I had in the 2 previous losses is PMS type cramping. I get some weird crampy, pains....but they're definitely not like PMS cramps. So trying to stay positive!!



 
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Old Sep 9th, 2016, 10:49 AM   6
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It's so hard to stay positive after a loss!

I have mild nausea in the morning. If I don't eat every couple hours, I start getting hungry and nauseous again. I dry heave or gag over smells, but haven't gotten sick yet. Very mild sore boobs, and mild tiredness. I remember being legit exhausted with my daughter, and it worries me that I'm not as tired. The cramping for me has been unreal this time! I've heard the cramping can be worse for 2nd or subsequent pregnancies. I was freaking out the other day bc it was so intense I was almost nauseous bc of it! I'm on progesterone this time around too, which makes me a little more comfortable as well. I was on them for my daughter too, but not for my last pregnancy.



 
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Old Sep 9th, 2016, 11:35 AM   7
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Yeah, because of the IVF I'm on progesterone too. Mine are the injections though, not much fun!



 
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Old Sep 9th, 2016, 23:57 PM   8
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Hi there, mind if I join? I don't feel comfortable moving over to the regular pregnancy boards just yet. We just got our rainbow BFP on Labor Day (our first BFP was on NYE). Guess our baby really likes holidays . I was in total panic yesterday, but I'm feeling much better today. Since my loss was an mmc at my first ultrasound, I keep getting this overwhelming feeling of just wanting to know sooner, but my ob isn't very reassuring 😞. Would be nice to be around some other women who understand how hard this all is even though I'm so happy and it's so worth it. This will be #1 for us and we are so ready to be parents. Are you both using frers as well or just relying on your betas? I'm anxious to see mine go darker than control and I think I have hcg envy. They're darkening, but not yet darker than control. Only 15 DPO though so trying to relax and just wait. Ob won't do a beta for me yet bc I'm "too early," but I say it's just early O discrimination (since they go off of LMP and not O and I O'd on CD11).

Oh and I'm also on progesterone like you both, but mine is for LPD!



 
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Old Sep 10th, 2016, 07:39 AM   9
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Welcome!

I'm so mad for you that your OB won't do a beta yet! I had mine done at 10 DPO but I had to really push for it. It angers me how non-chalant OBs are about early pregnancy and pregnancy loss! I hope you can get a beta done soon!

I haven't taken any tests since I took the one at 12 DPO. I'm trying to relax a bit more and just relied on the fact that my beta doubled and I've had no bleeding or spotting. My very first pregnancy was a MMC so I know the heartache, so I'm praying we see a heartbeat on our first ultrasound.

I have a LPD as well! I was supposed to take Clomid after my last miscarriage but never got to that point! So I'm praying everything's ok, since I've never successfully had a pregnancy without it.



 
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Old Sep 10th, 2016, 07:50 AM   10
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Hi Lesondemavie!
I'm using FRERs, I think my test got darker than control the evening of 15dpo, and then I took one yesterday for fun, and the control line was very faint, (19dpo). I think I'm going to stop taking them though now, as I'm not sure they can get darker, and I'm just going to end up scrutinizing them to figure out if one looks darker than the other. Already yesterday, the test line didn't look quite as dark as the one before, but maybe because the other one's been sitting out for 4 days lol. I'm going on the fact that since the control line got lighter, that's gotta be a good sign. Done with FRERs though! I do have a couple CB digis though, as I do want to see them go to 3+. I figure I'll take one tomorrow (I'll be 5w) and then wait a few days and try again. Don't worry about the beta #, honestly sometimes knowing is more stressful than not. When's your first scan? I go in at 6w2d, as I'm with an RE. I also just had 2 back to back m/c (April and June) so I hear you on the anxiety!!! I do feel like this is finally it though, so trying to stay positive! Never even made it to the scan before.

What kind of progesterone you ladies on? I've tried Crinone, Endometrin, and am now doing the injectable kind (which I prefer believe it or not).



 
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