Nell, congrats again on the heartbeat! Lovely to be able to hear!
Soili, I am sorry about AF, but love how positive you are, and I got the exact same thing at the start of every cycle. We are weird. 28 days is brilliant!
Katie, that many follicles is really amazing. Youíre fertile, lady! Thatís for sure! I hope that you put your feet up with a nice valpolicella. Now that I know more about clomid, I wouldnít go on it again without being monitored, and thatís not an option here.
MrsPTTC, hope all goes well with you this cycle!! Whoohoo, getting ready for a positive OPK!! Has your CM changed?
Jellycat, the increased CM is always a good sign.
Dreaminghopin, my spotting got worse after I started to TTC. I donít know if it was more pressure, or me paying attention more, but there were a few cycles, particularly when I travelled alot, when I had more spotting than I was used to.
MrsHY, thanks for the congrats I think itís hilarious about getting the injections in all places! In a comedy club! We really have no clue whatís going on in the stalls next to us, eh? HahahaÖ..good luck with the scan, will be rooting for you.
almostthere, fx no more spotting for you!!
AFMÖ.phew, thatís quite a bit of catching up to do! Well, I took the digital test on Saturday morning, which is what DH and I were waiting on to say YES WE ARE PREGNANT, and youíll never guess what happened. It turns out, on the journey from the UK to Papua New Guinea, our little test sent by a friend, must have gotten knocked around a bit, as only HALF the screen worked! So all we got to see was a little 2-3+. Iíll try to attach the pic here. That was a bit anti-climatic. No words that said pregnant. No words at ALL. I've never heard about that happening with a digi before, have you?
SoÖ.we decided to go to the hospital to get a blood test done. Two hospitals and one medical clinic later, we had exhausted all medical care options in Port Moresby - none of them do blood tests! They will draw it, and when thy have enough samples, send it to Australia, which takes two weeks to return the results...they only diagnose pregnancy with urine tests.
So...after a discussion with a doctor at the clinic, she suggested we do an u/s. I though it might be a bit early, since this isnít even a trans-vaginal ultrasound. After turning on the power, she did an abdominal scan, with DH there, and she had some problems finding anything, but did check my tubes (clear) then said she found a sac, very very small, and then she started talking about how at this stage, I shouldnít feel bad if AF shows up, because itís tiny, but still to keep hopeful, and to come back in a month.
And so...what does this mean? It turns out after some upset googling that it was in fact way too early to have the scan done, and that itís usual to not see anything. I was disappointed that the first time DH and I see a doctor about this, it ended with only more questions -- the good thing was that she was familiar with duphaston, and said to keep taking it till the 12th week.
DH and I took yet another test Sunday morning at home, just to feel more confident, and it got darker than before. Weíre officially whispering to each other that we are pregnant, telling no one else (except you ladies), and just keeping thinking so positively that this little bean grows and sticks.
Wow, expatttc, I admire you patience! It's gotta be that much harder to TTC when certain tests and procedures aren't as readily available. Sorry your digital pregnancy test got messed up. I still love it though, have never seen anything like it! It looks like it's showing the final score for the game - your team won!
Ladies I appear to have got my period on cycle day 13, full red flow. Really don't understand. Had positive opks on cycle day 11. This is not my normal spotting but bright red flow. Feeling really stressed. Don't want to start using progesterone as not even sure I have ovulated as no temp rise. Has anyone bled prior to ovulation?
ExpatTTC, my goodness, what an adventure you had! I agree the u/sound is just too early - the pregnancy tests should give you the confidence you need - but don't get addicted to peeing on a stick every day will you!!
Dreaminghopin - I wouldn't know what to think either. Can you go for a u/sound to give you some more answers as to where you are in your cycle? I hope things explain themselves, or that you can chalk this cycle up as a wacky one and you get back to normal next month.
AFM, well, I really needn't have worried about not responding to the meds given my low dose - I just got back from the scan and I have 37 follicles!! I am absolutely blown away - obviously it's no guarantee that I will end up pregnant and a lot can change in the next few days, but I'm so chuffed that we SHOULD end up with a lot of eggs to hopefully fertilise.
It's not all great however - a response like that means that I've been put at high risk of OHSS so have been given a rather scary leaflet to read - there's a 25% chance I could end up in hospital, a 10% I'll need my abdomen drained of fluid and a small chance that I'll be too sick to have an embryo transferred so will need to freeze them and have them transferred three months later when everything has calmed down. The doctor did say though, that there are no guarantees which way things could go so told me not to worry too much. So all in all I'm feeling good xx
MrsHY, I'm no expert, but pretty sure some of those will shrink once the dominant ones are established? Don't we all produce plenty early in the cycle? It's still a little while to go till retrieval, isn't it?
beautiful lines expactic-def getting darker which is great news! what a pain all the places you had to go! hard workin mama already!! =)
afm I basically got a pos opk late last night, but a definate pos. this am....dtd last night, how many more nights shall we dtd to be safe? tonight and tomorrow?? or three days in a row? thanks for any help!!
Yes - I don't think I'll end up with 37 eggs, but the action of the FSH injection every day means that mostly they're not given a chance to shrink back. I had a good antral follicle count when I was checked at hospital on a natural cycle and I had 4 on both ovary - not 37! I'm going back for another scan on Weds so they can see how they're growing and make a decision about when to trigger me. But I would expect retrieval will happen either this weekend or early next week so not far off at all... x
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