Dear Jo Jo
I am also 5 wks pregnant as a result of first ivf go! I think my due date might be 20 Feb but not entirely sure. I have just come out of 12 day stay in hospital with severe OHSS so am still in bed most of the time and not feeling too well at all. I have my furst scan Mon 13 July. I am very excited like you but also worried about chances of m/c. I thought after I had finished this cycle I might give this website a rest but then I read your post and it cried out to me 'Join' !!! I have been on a fab thread 'down regging in may' in which the girls were all lovely and so supportive.
I read on another web site that our little embies (at wk 5) are 1.2 cm long and look like a tadpole. Also their heart is the size of a poppyseed. How cute is that?!
Love Deb xxx
Thank you for your message, its nice to hear from someone that is going through the same as me at the same time.
Im sorry to hear that you suffered OHSS, hope you are feeling better by the day :o)
On the brighter side of things, despite what you have been through you still got a positive result!
I have my scan on 9th July, im very excited but also extremely nervous. Although I got a positive result im still grounded by all the other hurdles there are to come. Just crossing my fingers and hoping for the best :o)
My god, ive read just about everything I can about where our embies are right now, i think im an expert! lol
Ive downloaded a pregnancy timeline from the NHS site, its very good and tells you how your embryo is developing, with illustrations and tips on healthy eating etc.
I am still feeling pretty bad with my ohss and I know I should just focus on how lucky we are which I am doing, but I so wish I felt better. I have not been outside our flat since 1 June except to go to the hospital. I can't be out of bed for long otherwise my ovaries start hurting and I can't sleep properly. It's getting me down a bit.
Symptom wise its so difficult to tell which is ohss and which is being pregnant. The only real thing is very sore boobs!! I have to eat regularly and get stressed if its too late in the eve and also on and off foods every day! Feel totally exhausted as well every now and then. How about you? Hope you enjoy the weekend.
Spk soon and sorry for the moan
Love Deb xxx
Rooney hope you are feeling better from OHHS. Hang in the I'm sure it won't last long. I am praying for you coz we need to go all the way together.
I have been looking for babies due in Feb 2010 and waiting, I am so glad to have found buddies in the same situation as me. This was my first go at IVF and I am also scared about the whole journey, it is good to have some support as it seems only people in your siuation can understand you.
I had my 6 week scan on 25th it was such a great feeling to see the heart beating. My next scan will be on 9th July. I am so nervous and keeping my fingers crossed about it.
I was waiting for a 'Feb babies due' too, so thought id create one anyway, thanks for your message.
Congratulations on seeing the heartbeat for the first time, im so happy for you! Im sure it was such a relief.
How long had you been trying?
So sorry you are still in pain, but hang in there hun, you'll feel better soon :o)
Dont worry about the moan, lol, i think its good to get your emotions across in some way or another.
You know, I havent had any symptoms apart from sore boobs, but I have had severe cramping in the evenings. The nurse at the center said it was ok, and that its because my ovaries are still swollen from the meds. To be honest though im worried. Im sure i'll be worried through the whole pregnancy but I just cant stop thinking about my scan on the 9th, its driving me crazy!
Is that normal?
Sorry I have not been able to reply early enough, I spend most of my time in bed, really tired.I too have sore boobs but they are getting better,
This was my first go at IVF after trying for 3 years. I see we are due for scans on the same day, it is just amazing how things work out. I do not know when I am due yet, not been confirmed but seems like the 18th Feb. Yes the scan is on my mind 247 too.I want to see the heartbeat over and over again.
I read soo much that it rarely works the first time that I get so nervous, I still think I am in a dream and will wake up to reality.
You okay? feeling better? hope so, you will, I too have little aches in my ovaries though I did not have OHSS the BFP is still yours and is a positive outlook eh!
Dear Jo and Sitaa
Thanks so much for your lovely words of encouragement. I can't believe we are all so close in terms of dates. It's great to have people to share it with isn't it? I have t say I am totally fed up with how I feel still. I can just about walk to the loo and make a drink but that's about it. I am still having loads of tummy pains - somemin ovaries and some in liver area (which was playing up when I was in hospital). Sitaa like you said I have to focus on the BFP (hooray!) but at times I feel SO ill that I forget that's what it's all about. Last night I was really upset in bed and said to my dh 'I don't know how much longer I can do this for'. I've been feeling v poorly with the OHSS since 3 June and I can't see any light at the end of the tunnel.
Oh well, we've all got our scans to look forward to - yours are both the week before mine - as my nurse is on hols that week, so mine is 13 July.
Thank you both for listening and understanding. It's a big battle but we'll get there in the end. I start week 6 tomorrow - is that the same as both of you too??
Speak soon and one day I will be much less depressing!!
Good to hear from you both, it really is surreal speaking to women who are going through the same thing as me at almost the same time.
This is also my first go at IVF, after 3 years of trying, clomid cycles and ovarian drilling. Ive been through the wars, it feels like! I honestly didnt think it would happen for us, im still in shock now. I just count myself really lucky. Hope its smooth sailing from now on :o)
Have the doctors told you how long your symptoms will last?
What are you taking in regards to pain relief? I suspect theres only so much they can give you, considering you are pregnant.
Entered my 6th week yesterday (monday) according to dates and online IVF calculators.
Dear Jo and Sitaa
Just off to the hospital now for some tests as terrible pains on monday and this morning, hoping not to be admitted, but you never know. Jo, they have given my paravcetamol and also codeine. Worried because I've been more reliant on these since last few days at home. Hoping everything will be ok. Will post as soon as I get home.
Keep well ladies- in our 6th week!!!!
LOL Deb xxx
How are feeling now? did they up your treatment? I know you must be tired of having to stay in bed, I hope you get better soon.
I read somewhere that OHSS does not affect the baby, we worry all the time but someone must be watching over us, someone who wants us to happy in the end. I will talk to you later
We have about a week to go to our next scans I am looking foward and reading every information available on the internet.
What a journey this is and what a relief to have friends to share the experiences.
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