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Old Jul 22nd, 2018, 11:26 AM   1
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Iím back!


I went through 14 months, 1 mmc and 1 cp before getting the help of an RE and conceiving my rainbow. My little girl is one today and after just one cycle with the RE we are cautiously expecting again! After the heartache I went through ttc #1, Iím a bit in shock and of course very nervous. Itís hard to believe we could be so lucky.

How ever did I make it through these early days before?

Beta at 11 DPO (first +hpt) was 19 and beta at 13 DPO was 66. Sheís happy since itís more than doubling, but Iíd love for those numbers to get higher. With DD hcg was 106 on my first beta at what I thought was 11 DPO, but was probably 12 or 13 DPO. Hoping I just tested earlier or little bean implanted a bit later this time. Back again on Monday (15 DPO).

Iím on the same treatment as before minus levothyroxine since my TSH and Prolactin were at good levels in June. The treatment is both progesterone and estradiol supplements after O plus baby aspirin. P level has been 28 (considering it was just 13 while on the same level of supplements just 3 days before my BFP Iím guess thatís a good sign of a healthy bean) and estradiol was low on first draw but we upped my dose and that looks good now. I had to do the exact same thing with my rainbow. Sheíll monitor my levels every other day and then once hcg is high enough we switch to ultrasounds. Sheíll monitor my P and E2 and adjust my dose as needed until 10-12 weeks and then weíll taper off with continued monitoring to make sure my levels maintain.

Fx for two back to back healthy pregnancies after two back to back failed pregnancies 🤞🤞🤞



 
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Old Jul 23rd, 2018, 12:51 PM   2
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Congratulations! Keeping my fingers crossed for a happy healthy pregnancy. I’m so envious of all the testing you get outside of the UK. I’ve had five back-to-back chemical pregnancies but still don’t get hcg checks and I’ve had to fight really hard just to get an ultrasound for tomorrow (when I’ll be 6+4) just because otherwise I could be thinking I’m pregnant for 12 weeks (which is when you get your first scan in the UK) when I’m not.



 
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Old Jul 23rd, 2018, 14:12 PM   3
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Hey aurora! I remember you from wifey’s journal. From what I’ve heard, I just have a very proactive RE and this isn’t necessarily standard. I’m also on supplements so she needs to monitor my levels closely and adjust my dose as needed. Glad you get to go in early! Waiting to 12 weeks would be torture. Hoping for good news for you!!!



 
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Old Jul 23rd, 2018, 17:24 PM   4
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Thank you! That’s great you have such a supportive and proactive RE. Do you get your results on the same day? Hope today’s numbers look fab for you.



 
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Old Jul 23rd, 2018, 22:21 PM   5
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Yes, I get a call same evening with my results. Today’s beta was 188 so near tripling. All still looking good for now.



 
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Old Jul 23rd, 2018, 23:16 PM   6
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What was your TSH level? I’d keep a close eye on that if you needed thyroid meds last time, since baby uses up so much, plus recommended TSH levels are lower during pregnancy.

I had to up my dose from 150mcg daily all the way to 200mcg!

I don’t have a thyroid anymore at all, so I’m sure your dose was nowhere near that high.

My TSH was fine at first blood test, and 4 times the recommended level 3 weeks later, and back to normal now on the new dose. My endocrinologist will test me monthly.



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2018, 07:17 AM   7
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Yea thanks! I was thinking about asking her to check again. My TSH wasn’t too too high before I went on meds. I was subclinical at 3.09. I was on the lowest dose possible - I think 25 mcg and it came down to around 2. She likes it under 2.5 for fertility even though 1 is ideal. This time it was around 2 without meds, but pregnancy could definitely change that.



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2018, 07:41 AM   8
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Yea thanks! I was thinking about asking her to check again. My TSH wasnít too too high before I went on meds. I was subclinical at 3.09. I was on the lowest dose possible - I think 25 mcg and it came down to around 2. She likes it under 2.5 for fertility even though 1 is ideal. This time it was around 2 without meds, but pregnancy could definitely change that.
Good plan (and numbers). Iíve learned over time that I have to be my own advocate for best thyroid health. I personally feel awful when my level is above 2.5, and best when itís around 1. My first endocrinologist let me sit at 15.0 for 3 months after thyroid removal, I was falling asleep at work!

I didnít know better at the time, but I eventually fired his ass. Luckily I found an endo that listens to how I feel in addition to standardized lab ranges.



 
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Old Jul 28th, 2018, 09:32 AM   9
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How’s it going, Lesondemavie?



 
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Old Jul 28th, 2018, 14:58 PM   10
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Beta on Wednesday was 469 and still waiting on my results from yesterday, which I’m kinda mad about, but I’m pretty confident they’re good. This is my frer from Friday morning:

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Next step will be to schedule an ultrasound. Just need those darn numbers from Friday!



 
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