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Anyone else TTC?

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Old 02-26-2012, 02:32 PM
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Amber, how wonderful - what a relief! I know the fear never really goes away, even as the numbers climb, but each step in the right direction is a huge milestone! I could never sleep the night before each appt, and I CRIED when I saw that heartbeat at 6 weeks (I'm tearing up now just thinking about it). Your numbers look great - I'm so happy so you!!!
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Bethany - I already know I will be crying like a baby when I finally get to hear a heartbeat! My May miscarraige (the one that started them all) was a missed miscarraige and we only knew when we didn't find a heartbeat at the ultrasound. It will be a huge relief when we get past that with this pregnancy. I'll always have that moment in the back of my mind until then! Pregnancy after loss is a whole new ball game! :/ Number today was 436 so everything is still looking good.
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That number looks great Amber! I'm so happy for you!
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That number looks great Amber! I'm so happy for you!
(I'm replying to the whole thread, not necessarily the last post.)

How are all of your pregnancies going? Well and healthy I hope!!

I have some questions about TTC. My LO is 15 months, we still nurse ~3x/day (which I'm thrilled about, given the difficulty we had getting that started), and my cycle hasn't returned. So, I really have no way to know if anything has "happened" or not. I saw my OB in March and she had no concerns about my TTC, even w/ nursing and my age (4-0!!). I did ovulation tests daily for about a month and *never* detected a hormone surge. Looked like maybe *some* luteinizing hormone present, but no LH *surge*.

Anyone have any "been there, done that" advice? I'm not sure I want to try very hard for #2, but I'd like to have a sibling for my LO if I'm able. I kind of feel like, we waited so long to have our first, maybe we were just meant to have only one (who makes us so very happy!!).
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Wastewitch,
Congrats on nursing you LO at 15 months! My baby is 8 months and my goal is to make it a year with him, but he's already drinking more than what I'm pumping for him at daycare. Anyway, I was only able to nurse my first for 6 months before drying up. We wanted another baby at that time, so I charted temps, took ovulation tests, ect. To make a long story short, I didn't have a bleed until 1 year AFTER I stopped nursing completely, so baby was 18 months. Then it took another year for my fertility to return. I hope this won't be the case with you, but for me my body wasn't even close to ovulating while I was nursing even once/day. Currently with my second baby, I have zero signs of fertility and I'm nursing him 4-5x/day. My mom, on the other hand, was able to get pregnant while nursing each time.
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Thanks for the info Bethany! We are down to nursing 1 or 2x/day and my cycle hasn't returned so I will probably be like you, w/ my body slow to return to fertility (if at all). That's OK. I think our bodies are wise.

So, I will just pop in to this forum every now and again to see if there are updates. I wish you all well in your pregnancies! Liann, I also want to say that your words of encouragement really helped in the early days when I was trying to get nursing established.
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Unhappy TTC after miscarriage Q's

Hi ladies,
So af returned after 18 months, in July. I charted and did OPK's and got a BFP in October, sooner than I expected. Went in for a 9 week u/s and no heartbeat so I had a d&c that same week. The nausea & fatigue (which i didn't have at all w/ my daughter) had gone away a few days prior to the appt so I suspected something was wrong, but I also was mentally planning out the nursery & registry so I'm angry & sad.

My questions are: for the progesterone and other supplements, is that something I can ask my OB for if/when I get pg again? What about blood tests? I will be 41 in March so my body may be saying, "I'm too old for this."
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Wastewitch,
I'm so sorry to hear about your miscarriage! As far as tests go, you can ask for hcg and progesterone levels after you get a positive pregnancy test. After 4 m/c's, the one that stuck was where I was taking progesterone vaginally (NOT orally, which didn't work for me) and baby aspirin. If I ever get pregnant again I will for sure ask for blood tests right away. Good luck!
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Thanks! I have three friends who've also had miscarriages (one just m/c recently) and two have gone on to have successful pregnancies so I'm pinging them for lots of info and hugs.

What is the significance of baby aspirin, and do you take it after you get a positive result? I go back for a post-op follow up the first week of December. I have literally a WHOLE PAGE of questions for my doctor. She did tell me right after the sonogram there was no problem with trying again if/when my cycles returned - no concerns about my age, although that ups the risk factor somewhat.

Babies are like cats and potato chips, aren't they? Hard to stop at just one!
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