Trying to Conceive

Slight detour

mgowdy's picture

Got another call from my OB yesterday. When he scheduled my D & C he had asked if we wanted him to send the tissue out for an analysis to see if a reason could be found as to why the miscarriage occured. He had called to let me know that a karyotype had been performed and an extra chromosome was found on chromosome 15, thus causing the pregnancy to terminate. I asked if chromosome 15 carries any genetic abnormalities such as when chromosome 21 has an extra chromosome, the baby would be born with downs syndrome.

On the road to baby

mgowdy's picture

I went to see my OB yet again this past Thursday the 26th for my annual exam finally. Since the whole pregnancy/miscarriage fiasco over the past few months, my annual check-up was pushed to the side. So I had my exam done and brought up some health concerns I had about getting pregnant again. I found out this past December that my mother's mom had her thyroid removed and no one knows why. She did not disclose information about her health to children. My mother went to the doctor for a persistent sore throat and they found she had a lump on her thyroid.

Missed Clomid Pill

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I normally ovulate by myself regularly but started taking clomid pills for the first time last month to boost my chances. I was told to take it on Day 2 to Day 6 of my period.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take it on Day 4. However, I continued taking the rest of the pills. So instead of the last pill being on Day 6, my last pill was on Day 7.

I would like to know if this will affect my chances of conception?

Thank you.

Always more bad news!

I'm so sad! I got the MRI test results back and I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised. I have a partial septate uterus. The radiologist report she printed me has a ton of large words and doctor language that I don't understand. But my doctor described it as having two horns in my uterus. She thinks maybe both tubes aren't in fact closed but that the cathetar that was used to inject the dye in the HSG went on one side of the septate and therefore only filled up one side. But that means the septate comes down pretty far.

Waiting....

My husband and I decided it was time to try to bring a little one into the world. We actually decided this the day I ovulated and so for this month, I am not sure what the possibility is that I am pregnant. I hope so.. I feel kind of faint, woosey, and bloated. If my ovulation was March 19th, could I already be feeling the symptoms I wonder? I will have to wait and see Smile
I am so excited !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trying to Conceive After Ectopic Pregnancy

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I just overcame an ectopic pregnancy on March 22, 2009. It was my first pregnancy, me and my boyfriend were very pleased to be informed that we were going to be parents.

Sadly, we got the news that I was undergoing an ectopic pregnancy. My pregnancy was terminated on the 22 of March. We are now trying to conceive again.

How long, what actions and precautions should I take in order to become pregnant again. Please be very detailed. We are up for anything in order to become pregnant again.

Who woulda thought TTC would be this hard?

I spent years and years trying to be careful to prevent pregnancy and now I can't even get pregnant!
Funny how that works...
My first entry and I'll lay our the details of my journey so far:

When I was 19 I had severe period cramps and struggled with lots of pain. They suspected endemetriosis. I had an ultrasound done when and they determined it looked as if I had a partial septate uterus, but they wouldn't fully examine the extent of it until I was looking to have kids. I also have Rh- blood, which isn't a factor in getting pregnant only staying pregnant I'm told.

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