Big, big news! (loss mentioned) UPDATED ON PAGE 3

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Big, big news! (loss mentioned) UPDATED ON PAGE 3

UPDATE: Well, I called the m/w, and they said that testing progesterone is not within their protocols. They referred me to a perinatologist. He only had one appointment this week. It was for tomorrow in a town an hour and a half away. And Isaiah is still in the hospital. The next available is next week. I don't even know if it's worth going then. I will be at 7 weeks, and it is likely that if there is a problem it will be too late. I think I just need to resign myself to the fact that this is out of my control. This baby will stick or won't stick, and it's not up to me. On the up side, I did start experiencing some significant nausea today Smile

Hi Ladies! I am not sharing this publicly just yet, but I got a BFP last week. This was totally unexpected, as my cycle was really strange. I figured I hadn't even ovulated because of the stress of the surgery. I had fertile CM really early, and it stopped before I would normally be ovulating. I wasn't temping because I couldn't find my thermometer. I had a bit of pinkish spotting while we were in the hospital after the surgery, but AF never showed. Then I started getting more EWCM, which was very strange. About a week after that, I decided to test. If I had ovulated with the first EWCM, I would be pg, and apparently I did and I was. I am really excited and happy about it, but at the same time really intimidated and scared. The last three pg ended in losses for me, so I will have a really hard time accepting this as real until I get beyond the first trimester. I had thought for sure after the last loss that I'd be going to a doctor immediately and demanding hormone testing, but now I am not feeling really motivated to do that. I'm not sure why. I definitely had a luteal phase defect after my PPAF, and some of my recent cycles I had spotting before AF. My last cycle (December) was completely normal. WWYD?

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I would probably call the doctor and let them decide what to do. If you can do anything to help sustain the pregnancy...then it would be good to be seen right away...right? If there is something that is not helpable...then at least you have done all you can. That is just me. Congrats and good luck! I will be sending t&p and tons of sticky vibes your way!!!

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Thanks. I wish it were that simple, but I saw a m/w practice for my other pregnancies, and the OB's that they work with do not believe in progesterone supplementation unless there is a LPD, and they would say that I don't have one because my LP is usually about 13 days. If I go to another practice that will be more likely to intervene, I will be a new patient and probably not be able to get an appointment right away.

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oh I see....so do you feel like you need the progesterone to help sustain the pregnancy and the doctors will not prescribe it based on your history? Gosh..I do not know what I would do. I would be a nervous wreck probably....I will pray for you! I hope your bean sticks!!! ((hugs)) You might be able to call another office explain about your recurrent losses and see if they will get you in right away and test you for progesterone level. Couldnt you ask for your level to be checked and if its super low ask if they would supplement it for you? If its normal...then you wont need it anyways!

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Congrats! Do you think your current practice would let you come in for a blood test to check your hcg/progesterone levels given your losses? That way if your progeterone is low they could find out and help.

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Well, I called my m/w practice and a local OB practice that saw me when I was in the hospital when I had pneumonia and was pg. I am waiting for a call back from both. We'll see what they say.

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Wow!! Congrats! I hope everything goes well!

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YAY!!! Congrats!!! HH9M!! Sending tons of sticky vibes! Kup on your dr. appt I hope they get you in soon!! I am so happy for you!!!

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Okay, so I haven't had much luck getting any help. I called an OB practice that consulted when I had pneumonia. I explained the situation and my concern about my progesterone level. They ordered labs, but when I went to pick up the slip, it only had 48 hour HCG levels and blood type. When I complained about not getting a progesterone level, they told me the doctor wants me to get the HCG, then if levels indicate, get an u/s. If not, they would see me at 7-8 weeks. I explained that if my progesterone is low, then 7-8 weeks would be too late to do anything about it. They told me they would have someone (NP?) call me when she got back from lunch, which she never did. But they basically conveyed the message that I'm a new patient and not in any position to make demands.

I left a message with my m/w on call, but she tried to call me back 3 times, and I was with Isaiah at the doctor's twice and in the ER the third time (will post a separate thread about that). She was not available when I tried to call back. Sigh. Maybe it's just a sign that I shouldn't stress about it or try to control the situation.

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Hugs Deb! It is so hard not to worry. Maybe Isaiah will be a distraction from all this? I would be a nervous wreck though. Thankfully my doc is of the, "it can't hurt, so why not" mentality with the progesterone. I hope the m/w is able to get back with you. Congrats hon!!

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Deb you are in my thoughts. I hope the baby sticks! Sending you a ((((sticky ))))) vibe!

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I can not believe they will not just check your progesterone...what is the big deal??? I cant believe they are not listening to you! You will remain in my t&p! sending tons of (((STICKY VIBES))) your way!!

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Wow! Congratulations! I hope that someone will finally start to listen to you and test your levels. KUP on this and your little guy!

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What wonderful and exciting news! I would definitely say you should get a blood test just to see where things are right now...

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congratulations! I hope you can get in touch with the doctors and that the baby sticks. Good luck.

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Wow congrats! I'm hoping for a HH9M for you.

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Honestly I can understand your point of letting things happen as they may. I think that the nausea is a great sign!!!

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((STICKY VIBES)))... praying everything is going to be ok!

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((HUGS)) I'll be thinking great thoughts. All the reading I've done on progesterone supplementation is "iffY"-- it might work, it might not.

I'm praying for a sticky baby for you-- YAY for nausea. Mine always hits right at 6 weeks.....so good news!

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Yep. Having nausea for at least a period of time every day for the last 4-5 days. Still won't feel totally pregnant until I can hear the h/b, but feeling pretty optimistic. I have an appointment with the perinatologist next Thursday. By that time, I'll be around 7 1/2 weeks, so by that time, there's not much that can be done. (My other losses stopped developing around 5-6 weeks, so it's probably already too late. I don't know if he would do an u/s to give me some peace of mind or what. WWYD? Would you go?

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Id go...but my doc always does a viability ultrasound and to help him with dating at 7-8 weeks. Without the ultrasound...Im not sure if I would go.

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I'm not sure if I would go, it is a long drive and you have other stuff going on. The nausea is a great sign. I'll pray for peace for you either way! KUP!

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It's about a 1/2 hour drive. I didn't go to the one 1 1/2 hours away. I didn't feel it was a good use of my time.

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the nausea is a great sign! Good luck deciding whether to go to the appointment. I'd definitely go for an ultrasound. I probably wouldn't if there wouldn't be one.

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Congratulations on your pregnancy!! Hope things continue to go well and you're able to get the testing.

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How are you doing now hun? What a blessing of fate this is for you! I'm so jealous! LOL

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"Sarah-Jean" wrote:

How are you doing now hun? What a blessing of fate this is for you! I'm so jealous! LOL

Thanks for asking. The last month has been rough. Not because of the pregnancy but because of Isaiah's surgery and ensuing complications. I have not been to see any doctors or had any tests since my + pg test. I have my first m/w appointment next week, and I will hopefully be able to hear the h/b then. I've had significant nausea every day since the end of week 5, so I figure that is an excellent sign. I've been extremely tired too. Last weekend, I had this horrible intestinal bug, which is definitely not fun on top of ms. I think I'm pretty much recovered from it, but still nauseous, so it's hard to tell. I'm trying not to get too nervous about the m/w appointment. My last three first prenatal visits went horribly, so I'm hoping for a good one this time.

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good luck. I'll be thinking of you.

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All the best to you and your family - in every way! :giveflower:

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Thinking of you! I hope the appt goes well!

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{{{HUGS}}}} *peeking in to add my positive thoughts / prayers for all you have on your plate! Wishing you only the best!

~Missy

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good luck!

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You all are so sweet. Thanks for thinking of me. My appointment is on the 8th. I'll update when I can.

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t&p are with you!

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I am still so excited for you Deb! Continued thoughts and prayers! How is the nausea? How is Isaiah?

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"rachelrazzle" wrote:

I am still so excited for you Deb! Continued thoughts and prayers! How is the nausea? How is Isaiah?

Nausea is getting a little better but still hanging on. Isaiah's having a struggle. I'm waiting to see how he does over the weekend, as I think he may be turning a corner.

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I really hope he is turning a corner... I and we await an update from your appointment when you have the time.

Hoping for the best.

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The appointment was uneventful. The m/w, who is pretty new and interning at the m/w center, said everything looks good. She couldn't find a h/b with the doppler, and they don't do u/s. She just said come back in 4 weeks. So I'm still just playing the waiting game.

Isaiah had to have his implant removed at 11 pm last night due to infection. He's recovering and doing well, all things considered.

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I'm sorry about Isaiah needing to remove the implant! Sad Big hugs. You must be the strongest Mama around!

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Thank you. He's doing a lot better, so I know it needed to come out. Honestly, I'm only doing what I need to do for my child, and I am sure that any of you would do the same. I find myself feeling frustrated and overwhelmed quite often. But I also have a DH who is an active partner in the marriage and parenting. I don't think I could do it without him.

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Glad you have a great dh, and glad to hear Isaiah is doing better. Smile