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Re: AMH Levels

Postby AnaH » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:29 pm

Hi Nicky,

Sorry I haven’t been online for so long. Exhaustion, sickness and Christmas with an enormous family have been getting the best of me.

How was your Christmas and birthday? Did you manage the parties or stay close to your family? Are you doing anything nice for New Year’s Eve? How is your pregnancy going? I have the messy miscarriage dreams too – awful, aren’t they?

My husband and I have been struggling not to worry about this pregnancy and the 10th of January just seemed so far away. I have had an increasingly uneasy feeling that something wasn’t quite right. So, in the end, we decided to get a private scan and we had the scan this morning. Unfortunately, my uneasy feeling was correct and we found out that one of the babies had died and was measuring 8 weeks. It is heart breaking news but I am so grateful that we have one healthy looking baby measuring right on track at 11 weeks. The surviving baby was very active and bobbing around and waving away. It seems unbelievable that I have managed to lose four babies in just one year. I am just praying as hard as I can that baby number five makes it all the way.

Anyway, I do hope you have been relaxing and not spending too much time studying.

It would be lovely to hear all your news.

Happy New Year Nicky,

A

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October 2010 to July 2012- TTC with no assistance, all cycles BFN
July 2012 - Monitored Clomid cycle. Good response but still BFN
August -September 2012- First IVF cycle, finally a BFP. Identical twin girls
December 2012 - Lost the twins at 16 weeks and 5 days
March-April 2013 - First FET, BFN
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Re: AMH Levels

Postby Nickym1978 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:15 am

Oh Ana, I am so so sorry.
I know only too well what you are going through and it is awful. I am sure the sense of loss never gets easier even if experienced before.
It is a bittersweet experience as you are grieving for a loss but also relieved for a healthy baby.
Whatever you are feeling, it is completely normal, emotions will be all over the place. Personally, I felt a sense of betrayal to the twin that didn't make it if I showed any happiness about the surviving twin.
You have had a terrible 2013 but I am sure this year will be an amazing year with plenty to look forward too.
However now is the time to grieve for the dreams you had and the baby you loved.
I am thinking of you and if I can help in any way, please let me know.

AFM - My Christmas and birthday went well, although I felt uncomfortable as a lot of my clothes are pretty tight now.
We have friends staying with us presently which is a slight strain but we did offer....
I am 14 weeks today and the fear of loss still hasn't left me. My appetite has diminished a bit so I am reading into that into all sorts of negative ways.
I doubt I will enjoy any of this pregnancy but I shall try. No other news, except I am now back to my revision (yawn) and Bupa work.

Anyway, once again I truly am sorry for your loss and take all the time you need.

N
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Me - 35 DH - 43
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Me - all tests normal except slightly high FSH (9.5) // DH - all tests normal
Diagnosed with 'unexplained infertility' 23/05/13
IVF#1 SEP/OCT '13'
8dp5dt - :bfp:
13dp5dt - Beta 995!! :D
7 week Ultrasound Scan confirmed twins!!! 1st :hb: - 130bpm 2nd :hb: - 156bpm
12 week scan sadly showed one twin had MC. :angel: Remaining twin measuring 12w3d.
20 week scan - showed were having a boy!! :future baby boy:
Jack Oliver born 08th July 2014!
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Re: AMH Levels

Postby Nickym1978 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:44 am

Hi Ana,

How are doing now? Feeling any better? I hope you have been given the chance to grieve and try to come to terms with whats happened.
I am going to conference for a few days from tomorrow so i wanted to take this opportunity to wish you every bit of luck for your scan on Friday.
Please keep me updated on how everything goes.
Ill be thinking of you and sending happy baby vibes your way. :)
N
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Me - 35 DH - 43
TTC#1 since May 2012
Me - all tests normal except slightly high FSH (9.5) // DH - all tests normal
Diagnosed with 'unexplained infertility' 23/05/13
IVF#1 SEP/OCT '13'
8dp5dt - :bfp:
13dp5dt - Beta 995!! :D
7 week Ultrasound Scan confirmed twins!!! 1st :hb: - 130bpm 2nd :hb: - 156bpm
12 week scan sadly showed one twin had MC. :angel: Remaining twin measuring 12w3d.
20 week scan - showed were having a boy!! :future baby boy:
Jack Oliver born 08th July 2014!
2nd pregnancy - natural :bfp: 09/05/15!
12 week scan - :hb: 150bpm! :D
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Re: AMH Levels

Postby AnaH » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:09 pm

Hi Nicky,

Thank you for your lovely email and thank you for thinking about me. I am sorry that I haven’t been on line much lately.

How was your conference? What was it on?

How are things going with your pregnancy? You must be coming up to 16 weeks. You are not so far away from your midwife appointment. Are you managing to feel a bit more relaxed and comfortable with the pregnancy? You are right, the feelings of grief and relief are so difficult to reconcile when you have a vanishing twin pregnancy. It is difficult to relax and just believe that everything is going to be OK.

Have your friends gone now? I hope you are getting some time to relax.

Thanks for wishing me good luck for my scan. I ended up having two scans this week. I met with my consultant on Thursday and she did a very quick scan just to check that the baby was still OK and on Friday I had the NT scan. My consultant is a bit nutty. She is a specialist in bereavement and dealing with women who have had traumatic birth experiences. My husband and I met with her previously after I had delivered the twins last year. When I met her on Thursday I told her that we had lost one of the twins. She said she understood that it was a “bit disappointing” but that I shouldn’t worry because it was “very common” and that “it was probably for the best”. Not what I was expecting from a doctor who specialises in bereavement. The appointment was OK though and she offered me another scan in four weeks’ time, which I gratefully accepted. Even though I am now only pregnant with a singleton, I am still classed as high risk due to my previous pregnancy complications, the difficult delivery I had with the twins last year and my age. The NT scan was alright but they couldn’t do any of the blood tests as the second twin is still there. Did you have blood taken or did get your trisomy risk based on the results of the scan? I was hoping to have the Harmony test done privately but I found out you can’t do that with a vanishing twin either. I am trying not to worry too much about the lack or screening but, you know, it isn’t easy.

Have you booked your holiday yet?

I hope all is well with you and you are flying along well.

A

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October 2010 to July 2012- TTC with no assistance, all cycles BFN
July 2012 - Monitored Clomid cycle. Good response but still BFN
August -September 2012- First IVF cycle, finally a BFP. Identical twin girls
December 2012 - Lost the twins at 16 weeks and 5 days
March-April 2013 - First FET, BFN
May-June 2013 - Second IVF cycle - BFP but, sadly, a blighted ovum. D&C 8w3d
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Re: AMH Levels

Postby Nickym1978 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:30 am

Hi Ana,

Really good to hear from you! Dont worry about not going on everyday - everyone has busy lives! :)

I am really pleased about your scan, thats such GREAT (had to be emphasized) news. I know only too well how anxiety provoking these scans can be.
I didnt see my baby moving but I guess everything was blur because of us reeling from the MC news.
Accept every scan going and I am pleased your still classified as high risk - you ll get extra care and that's no bad thing.
I am still high risk also because of the other twin still being there. I am slightly confused as to why your doctor couldn't so the blood tests.
I had exactly the same situation as you in that we lost our baby at about 9 weeks and yet they took bloods and used them for analysis. My results came back after a few
days saying I was 'low risk' as I had a 1 in 340 chance of baby having downs. Ill settle for that. Confusing why they couldn't do the same for you although i guess they had there reasons.

So everything is ticking along here. I have my exams next Monday, so im busy revising which is just so boring and tiring!
However we have booked our holiday to Gran Canaria and we leave a couple of days after my exam for 5 nights. I am very excited to see a bit of sun (hopefully) and feel some warmth!
Our next midwife appointment is on Tuesday so hopefully I will get to hear the heartbeat - we haven't heard it yet just seen it.

MY belly is definatly expanding now and I can just about squeeze into some loose clothes but the jeans require the elastic band trick to buy me an extra inch. :D
I also think my boobs have grown again!! How is this possible, they have already gone up 2 cup sizes!!
When I return from my hols, ill think ill be shopping for maternity clothes. Have you bought any yet?

Hope all is good with you and look forward to hearing your updates.

N
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Me - 35 DH - 43
TTC#1 since May 2012
Me - all tests normal except slightly high FSH (9.5) // DH - all tests normal
Diagnosed with 'unexplained infertility' 23/05/13
IVF#1 SEP/OCT '13'
8dp5dt - :bfp:
13dp5dt - Beta 995!! :D
7 week Ultrasound Scan confirmed twins!!! 1st :hb: - 130bpm 2nd :hb: - 156bpm
12 week scan sadly showed one twin had MC. :angel: Remaining twin measuring 12w3d.
20 week scan - showed were having a boy!! :future baby boy:
Jack Oliver born 08th July 2014!
2nd pregnancy - natural :bfp: 09/05/15!
12 week scan - :hb: 150bpm! :D
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Re: AMH Levels

Postby AnaH » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:59 am

Hi Nicky,

Good luck with your exams. Are you feeling confident? Did you get enough study in?

Yeah, I don’t understand why the hospital wouldn’t do the blood tests either. The sonographer wasn’t sure and went off to check and came back saying they definitely couldn’t. She gave the number of the specialist screening midwife to call. When I spoke with the midwife she also said definitely no but then I called the Fetal Medicine Centre in London to ask about getting the Harmony test done and they said I couldn’t have the Harmony test, due to the vanishing twin, but the NT scan and corresponding blood tests were fine. I phoned the screening midwife at my local hospital again and she was adamant that the folks at the FMC were wrong and the blood tests couldn’t be done. At that point I gave up and just accepted the screening result based on the scan. My risk is spookily similar to yours – 1:344. And, like you, I am pretty OK with that, especially as when I was previously pregnant with twins my risk was 1:25!

Congratulations on the expanding belly and boobs! I haven’t bought any maternity clothes yet. I just bought some clothes in a larger size and they seem to be OK but they aren’t specifically maternity wear. I had one nice maternity jumper that I had saved from when I was pregnant with the twins. For some reason keeping all the other clothes was too painful but that one jumper I was fine with. I don’t really understand the logic. My tummy has grown too – although I suspect at this point it is really mainly just fat. I am still eating an enormous amount of food. I just don’t seem to be able to stop myself. I am trying to keep it healthy but, honestly, even if you just keep eating fruit and vegetables all day you are eventually going to get fat. I am a bit in denial about the boob situation. I keep telling myself they haven’t really got much bigger – at least when you look at them in comparison to the belly – but, in reality, my bras have started to leave pretty lace indent patterns on my boobs when I take them off. So, yeah, I really need to do some bra shopping.

I would love to tell you that my lack of communication is down to a busy and hectic lifestyle but, sadly, the truth is it has more to do with exhaustion and sickness. Honestly, most days I can just about make it through work, trudge home, eat – obviously, and crawl into bed. This week is the first week I haven’t been sick at least once a day. I have been sick a few times but there have been whole days that have been vomit free. This of course makes me extremely anxious and paranoid that something is wrong but I am just trying to suck it up and be a big girl about it all. I am not very successful at the last part.

Have you met your consultant yet? I hope you get a nice one.

I would love to hear all about your midwife appointment on Tuesday and how you felt hearing the heartbeat for the first time. Will your husband be going with you?

Good luck with everything (exams, appointments, holidays) and I look forward to hearing all about it.

A

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October 2010 to July 2012- TTC with no assistance, all cycles BFN
July 2012 - Monitored Clomid cycle. Good response but still BFN
August -September 2012- First IVF cycle, finally a BFP. Identical twin girls
December 2012 - Lost the twins at 16 weeks and 5 days
March-April 2013 - First FET, BFN
May-June 2013 - Second IVF cycle - BFP but, sadly, a blighted ovum. D&C 8w3d
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Re: AMH Levels

Postby Nickym1978 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:19 am

Hi Ana,

I am sorry you are feeling so unwell with this pregnancy. Hopefully things will start to ease for you as you enter the second trimester.
Dont worry about the MS, I have been repeatedly told this is a good sign that all is well. :)
Perhaps once you feel a little bit better, then some gentle exercise may help things ease a little bit more.

That is very spooky about your results being almost identical to mine! Maybe they only used my scan results after all.
I am seeing the midwife today so i shall ask. Glad you have found comfort in the results though after alot of messing about.
Your previous results of 1:25 would of scared the living daylights out of me as i bet it did you.

I am wearing my first maternity top today! A milestone for me really. I completely understand about not wanting to wear maternity clothes
after your horrendous experience. Just do whatever feels right for you at the time. I too have a craving for fruit and veg, I take this as a good sign that
we have babies who want the nutrition!!

AFM - my exam went ok yesterday - could of gone better. One question was fine but the other was picky and narrow and I ended up waffling....a lot!
Still its done now.
We are off the airport after our midwife appointment - so just praying all is ok there. Tom is coming with me, he wants to hear the baby too!
Our consultant appointment is on 02nd Feb I think so ill see what he/she are like. Hopefully we will get another scan thrown in for good measure!

Well id better run Ana, (well walk fast) but I look forward to hearing your updates and on hearing how many bra sizes you have gone up by!! :)

Chat soon.

N
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Me - 35 DH - 43
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Me - all tests normal except slightly high FSH (9.5) // DH - all tests normal
Diagnosed with 'unexplained infertility' 23/05/13
IVF#1 SEP/OCT '13'
8dp5dt - :bfp:
13dp5dt - Beta 995!! :D
7 week Ultrasound Scan confirmed twins!!! 1st :hb: - 130bpm 2nd :hb: - 156bpm
12 week scan sadly showed one twin had MC. :angel: Remaining twin measuring 12w3d.
20 week scan - showed were having a boy!! :future baby boy:
Jack Oliver born 08th July 2014!
2nd pregnancy - natural :bfp: 09/05/15!
12 week scan - :hb: 150bpm! :D
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Re: AMH Levels

Postby Nickym1978 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:22 am

Hi Ana

Quick update - we heard the bay's heartbeat last week and all was fine. It was just the most amazing sound....ever!!

Our holiday to Gran Canaria was lovely and relaxing - just what we needed after all the exam and work stress.
Now back to reality. I started the spring term yesterday and we are straight back into it already! No rest for the wicked.
I certainly put on a few pounds during my hols...4 to be precise. I guess baby had a growth spurt! :)
Off maternity shopping tmrw as i really cant kid myself anymore!
Our next appointment is with the consultant on Monday so may have another scan if we are lucky and even find out the baby's sex!

Hope all is well with you and that you are recovering from the first trimester ok.
Look forward to hearing your updates as ever. :)

N
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Me - 35 DH - 43
TTC#1 since May 2012
Me - all tests normal except slightly high FSH (9.5) // DH - all tests normal
Diagnosed with 'unexplained infertility' 23/05/13
IVF#1 SEP/OCT '13'
8dp5dt - :bfp:
13dp5dt - Beta 995!! :D
7 week Ultrasound Scan confirmed twins!!! 1st :hb: - 130bpm 2nd :hb: - 156bpm
12 week scan sadly showed one twin had MC. :angel: Remaining twin measuring 12w3d.
20 week scan - showed were having a boy!! :future baby boy:
Jack Oliver born 08th July 2014!
2nd pregnancy - natural :bfp: 09/05/15!
12 week scan - :hb: 150bpm! :D
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Re: AMH Levels

Postby AnaH » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:35 pm

Hi Nicky,

I just wanted to pop in say I haven't forgotten about you. Actually, I wonder about how you are doing all the time. I am sorry I haven't been online for so long. Apparently, getting pregnant when you are a director of a very small company and in need of second round investment is not sensible. It has been a very stressful couple of weeks as I have tried to get enough data together to show that the company is stable and doing well. I now have a month to find someone experienced enough to take my place whilst I go on maternity leave. I don't know what I expected to happen. I guess I didn't really think it through. So all I have been doing is working, sleeping and eating - in that order!

Anyway, I wanted to say I was thrilled to read that you got to hear the babies heartbeat. And I also wanted to hear all about your appointment with your consultant. Did you like them? Did you get a scan? I want to hear all about it.

Also, more details about your holiday please.

I will back tomorrow for a proper catch up post.

Take care,

A

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October 2010 to July 2012- TTC with no assistance, all cycles BFN
July 2012 - Monitored Clomid cycle. Good response but still BFN
August -September 2012- First IVF cycle, finally a BFP. Identical twin girls
December 2012 - Lost the twins at 16 weeks and 5 days
March-April 2013 - First FET, BFN
May-June 2013 - Second IVF cycle - BFP but, sadly, a blighted ovum. D&C 8w3d
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Re: AMH Levels

Postby Nickym1978 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:20 am

Hi Ana,

Great to hear from you. Ive missed our little chats!

It sounds as though you are extremely busy with work. I hope this passes soon and once you have found maternity cover, I am sure this will be a load off your mind.
It is difficult combining everything, sometimes I get overwhelmed too. I think to myself, doing a MSc whilst pregnant - am i crazy!!!!
I guess there is never a good time to have a baby but Ill take all the hits just to get my longer for little one. I am sure this applies to most people but still doesn't make it any easier to juggle everything.
So how is your pregnancy going? Are you feeling any movement yet? Has MS finally left you now? I hope things are becoming a little easier. You must be about 16 weeks now. :D
How about your maternity shopping, have you started yet? Its tiring but I had lots of fun. In Mamas and Papas they have a cushion shaped bump that you put under your clothes to see how they will look in a couple of months time...it is very freaky i tell you!

Gran Canaria was lovely and relaxing but over far too quickly. We stayed in a lovely resort and even went swimming a couple of times which was an unexpected bonus. I ate really well and
it was so lovely to get some much needed Vitamin D courtesy of their long sunny days. We saw lots of heavily pregnant women over there and some with small babies so this gave us hope for any future trips abroad. However we are planning to stay in this country for this year, maybe a trip abroad next year would be possible. I spent a morning in the most wonderful spa too, which included a mother-to-be massage and a visit to the 'womb room'. This was a dimly lit large stone chamber with water beds in little crevices and the sound of a babies heartbeat playing. It was very cool but a bit surreal.....
Overall, a great place to go and I wish we were still there now deciding whether to eat tapas or paella for dinner....... 8)

So my appointment went really well actually. The consultant, after keeping us waiting for over a hour - seemed very nice. He was very reassuring and offered us lots of support and advice.
I had a scan and all seemed well although I have my 'proper' anomaly 20 week scan next week which will provide more detail. The other baby was still there but not causing any problems. So much for reabsorbing by 20 weeks. So overall they were happy and have now downgraded me to a 'low risk' pregnancy which is fab. However they offered my another scan at 33 weeks for reassurance and I gratefully took ity!
The other news, it that he is 90% sure we are having a baby boy!!!!! I saw the dinkle dangle before he did and he laughed when I pointed it out. Baby looked very happy about something if you know what i mean!! :rofl: We find out for sure next week but we are so happy to be expecting a boy. It makes it all very real now.

Anyway, I have rambled on for long enough, so ill let you be.

Dont forget to let me know all your news - I am always excited to read your updates.

N
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Me - 35 DH - 43
TTC#1 since May 2012
Me - all tests normal except slightly high FSH (9.5) // DH - all tests normal
Diagnosed with 'unexplained infertility' 23/05/13
IVF#1 SEP/OCT '13'
8dp5dt - :bfp:
13dp5dt - Beta 995!! :D
7 week Ultrasound Scan confirmed twins!!! 1st :hb: - 130bpm 2nd :hb: - 156bpm
12 week scan sadly showed one twin had MC. :angel: Remaining twin measuring 12w3d.
20 week scan - showed were having a boy!! :future baby boy:
Jack Oliver born 08th July 2014!
2nd pregnancy - natural :bfp: 09/05/15!
12 week scan - :hb: 150bpm! :D
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Re: AMH Levels

Postby AnaH » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:23 pm

Hi Nicky,

How are things going? You must be very close to your 20 week scan. Ooo…I see in your signature your scan is tomorrow.

I finally went clothes shopping in the last few days. And yes, I tried the bump in Mamas and Papas. It is so odd, isn’t it? I can’t imagine being that big. I can’t imagine being much bigger than I am already but, hopefully, its coming.

How have you been feeling? Are you excited to see your baby again? How is your bump coming along?

Congratulations on the baby boy! How exciting!! Have you thought of any names yet?

I am glad to hear that your appointment with the consultant went well. Even if they always seem to keep their patients hanging around for ages. It is great news that you have been downgraded to a low risk pregnancy. It must make you breathe a little more easily.

It is a funny place to be with the extra baby inside, isn’t it? I often think about it. Sometimes I think that it is nice that they are together for a while. My vanishing twin hadn’t reduced at all at 12 weeks and I wonder if it will still be there at 20.

I had another appointment at my consultant’s clinic last week. It was only with a registrar this time. My husband reminded me that it is good news that I am not important enough to be seen by the consultant herself and, I know, I know, he is right. The registrar that we saw didn’t give us a scan but he did listen to the baby’s heartbeat. I think it blew my husband’s mind because he went straight home and ordered a Doppler! It has been lovely to listen to the baby. It can be a bit stressful when it takes a little while to find the baby but, so far, we have ,managed to find the baby every time. I have started to feel some “popping” and I think it might be the baby but, really, I have no idea. Are you feeling much movement now?

I also had an appointment with the midwife and found out I likely have a UTI. I honestly have no symptoms so it was a bit of a surprise. Hopefully once I get the confirmation it should be easy to clear.

I am pleased to hear that you had good time in Gran Canaria. It sounds like you had a wonderfully relaxing time. Will that be your last trip before the baby comes? Have you done any preparation for your baby?

Good luck with your appointment tomorrow. I am looking forward to hearing how it all went.

A

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Together: Unexplained infertility
October 2010 to July 2012- TTC with no assistance, all cycles BFN
July 2012 - Monitored Clomid cycle. Good response but still BFN
August -September 2012- First IVF cycle, finally a BFP. Identical twin girls
December 2012 - Lost the twins at 16 weeks and 5 days
March-April 2013 - First FET, BFN
May-June 2013 - Second IVF cycle - BFP but, sadly, a blighted ovum. D&C 8w3d
October-November 2013 - Third IVF cycle - BFP

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Re: AMH Levels

Postby Nickym1978 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:54 am

Hi Ana,

Glad all is going well with you. Sorry to hear about the UTI, how strange that you didnt have any symptoms but better to treat the problem if it does get confirmed.
So you tried the 'bump' - it is really weird isnt it. I am going to try not to buy anymore maternity clothes as you only really need them for a few months and then they get thrown to back of the wardrobe!

I am really pleased you got to hear the baby's heartbeat - its truly amazing isnt it. It must be very reassuring having a doppler at home too. Do you use it everyday! I wouldnt be able to stop if i had one!! :) When is your 20 week scan scheduled for? Are you going to find out whether your having a boy or girl?

Also really good to hear that you sound as though your not considered high risk either anymore. At my appointment last week, the lady in front of me had 2 stillborn babies before this pregnancy. It doesnt even bear thinking about. Another lady was expecting twins and her husband had just died! I mean honestly the misery and suffering these extremely high risk women were experiencing put mine in the shade a little bit.

It is strange thinking about the remaining twin, i wonder if its a boy or girl and whether the other baby knows its there. My twin is still there at 20 weeks and shows no sign of going anywhere but noone seemed overly worried and said remaining baby will eventually push the other twin into absorption mode. I try not to think about that part too much.

So thank you for your congrats at our gender news. It has definitely been confirmed as a boy. We are so very happy! The scan went really well and baby Jack (that's his preliminary, possibly permanent name) is doing really well. We saw him move about and play with his feet...so cute. I think he is about the size of a banana now which is also really cool. Afterwards we celebrated by buying our first baby grow outfit for him. Our due date has been revised for the 4th time. We are now due on 30th June! Not long really now. Whats your EDD?

We have also started to think about nursery schemes and colours and hopefully will order something this weekend. Decorating is planned for the 2 week easter break in April but its good to be prepared!!

I hope you are doing something nice for valentines day. Its our last chance to have a quiet one! :wink:

Take care Ana and keep in touch.

N
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Me - 35 DH - 43
TTC#1 since May 2012
Me - all tests normal except slightly high FSH (9.5) // DH - all tests normal
Diagnosed with 'unexplained infertility' 23/05/13
IVF#1 SEP/OCT '13'
8dp5dt - :bfp:
13dp5dt - Beta 995!! :D
7 week Ultrasound Scan confirmed twins!!! 1st :hb: - 130bpm 2nd :hb: - 156bpm
12 week scan sadly showed one twin had MC. :angel: Remaining twin measuring 12w3d.
20 week scan - showed were having a boy!! :future baby boy:
Jack Oliver born 08th July 2014!
2nd pregnancy - natural :bfp: 09/05/15!
12 week scan - :hb: 150bpm! :D
Due 07th Jan 2016.
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Re: AMH Levels

Postby Nickym1978 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:09 am

Hi Ana,

Just checking in. I hope you are ok and all is well.
All fine this end - nearly 22 weeks now and definitely sporting a bump! Trying to get away with not having to buy a new coat though!
I finally got my exam results and scored a solid merit (66%) so I am happy with that.
Now up to my eyes in more coursework......
Look forward to hearing from you.
N
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Me - 35 DH - 43
TTC#1 since May 2012
Me - all tests normal except slightly high FSH (9.5) // DH - all tests normal
Diagnosed with 'unexplained infertility' 23/05/13
IVF#1 SEP/OCT '13'
8dp5dt - :bfp:
13dp5dt - Beta 995!! :D
7 week Ultrasound Scan confirmed twins!!! 1st :hb: - 130bpm 2nd :hb: - 156bpm
12 week scan sadly showed one twin had MC. :angel: Remaining twin measuring 12w3d.
20 week scan - showed were having a boy!! :future baby boy:
Jack Oliver born 08th July 2014!
2nd pregnancy - natural :bfp: 09/05/15!
12 week scan - :hb: 150bpm! :D
Due 07th Jan 2016.
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Re: AMH Levels

Postby AnaH » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:04 pm

Hi Nicky,

I am so sorry that it has been so long since I have been on here. I am not sure why I don’t visit as regularly any more. I think it is a mix of tiredness and on-going work stress.

Congratulations on having your baby boy confirmed. That is just so wonderful. I love the name Jack. I would seriously consider it myself but my husband’s best friend has a son called Jack and it seems a bit too close to use it again. Are you still sticking with Jack? Have you thought of any middle names? We are a bit stuck on a boy’s name. I really like Gabriel but my husband hates it. He likes Edward but the school bully when I was at school was called Edward and I just can’t get on board with the name. So we have agreed no Gabriel and no Edward but have got no further on what we would call a boy. I think we have settled on a girl’s name – Sadie Olivia. It is so tough, isn’t it? OK. I just re-read that. It really isn’t tough. IVF is tough, miscarriage is tough, and believing you may never be a mother or have a family is tough. Debating what to call your unborn baby is just a joy. It is a dream that I often had but never thought I would actually get to experience.

Wow! It sounds like you were with some ladies who had a lot to deal with at your consultant appointment. I am very happy that you are no long considered high risk. It must be quite a weight off your mind. Sadly I am not so lucky. I am still classed as high risk. This is because I had a haemorrhage when I delivered the twins previously and because one of the twins had intrauterine growth restriction. Having had these problems before makes them more likely to happen again. The risk is extremely small but it is enough to keep me in the high risk category. I see the consultant (or at least one of her doctors) on Thursday. I have my 20 week scan on Wednesday. I am pretty nervous. I wish we had been able to have the blood tests done at 12 weeks.

It is amazing that you are coming up to 23 weeks already and that your due date is now in June. It all seems so close. Are you feeling like it is all real yet? How are the nursery plans coming along? Have you started making lists yet? My husband and I are making lists like crazy. Trying to work out where we are going to live and how we are going to afford it all. We are planning to move back into my husband’s house in Oxford. We will probably rent my flat for a bit and sell it next year. It will be sad to leave my flat but it is more practical to live in house and it also makes more financial sense. My due date is 22nd July. The consultant has said she doesn’t want me to go past my due date and if I haven’t already had the baby by the 22nd I will be induced. Have you thought much about how you would like to give birth? I really wanted to go to midwife led unit but apparently I can’t. I have to be on the consultant led ward. There goes all my dreams a relaxed water birth in a summer-themed birthing suite. Are you going to do any birthing classes? Are you doing NCT? I have decided I am going to give the hypnobirthing a go. I had hypnotherapy during one of my IVF cycles and found it quite useful. Anything I can do to keep calm and reduce the pain I will sign up to.

Congratulation on your exam results! Well done you! How is the coursework going? Will you have finished your studies by the time your baby comes?

The doppler is great. We use it almost every day. My husband loves listening to the baby’s heartbeat. It has certainly helped to relieve some of my fears and worries. I am glad my husband bought it, even though I had reservations at first.

Have you bought any more baby stuff? I am still a bit too nervous but I am sure once the 20 week scan is over I will feel a bit more comfortable.

Work has been difficult. We are trying to get second round investment for our company but me being pregnant is causing major problems. The investment firm won’t reinvest until we have found someone to take over the running of the company. I understand why and they are totally right but finding someone with the correct skills is proving challenging. If I don’t find someone by April, the investment firm won’t reinvest and the company will go under. It breaks my heart to even think about it. I have put so much into the company and I really love it. It is so hard to get to grips with truth that my choice to have a baby may cause the termination of the business I have worked so hard to build. It is a shame that the timing has worked out so badly. If you know any skilled scientists with a commercial background and a good working knowledge of immunology and molecular biology please do let me know. It has been hard to focus on anything else.

Anyway, I should sign off. I have been typing for almost an hour now (I am a bit slow).

I do hope things are going well and I would love to hear all about your nursery decorating news.

A

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Me: All tests normal DH: Perfect SA
Together: Unexplained infertility
October 2010 to July 2012- TTC with no assistance, all cycles BFN
July 2012 - Monitored Clomid cycle. Good response but still BFN
August -September 2012- First IVF cycle, finally a BFP. Identical twin girls
December 2012 - Lost the twins at 16 weeks and 5 days
March-April 2013 - First FET, BFN
May-June 2013 - Second IVF cycle - BFP but, sadly, a blighted ovum. D&C 8w3d
October-November 2013 - Third IVF cycle - BFP

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Re: AMH Levels

Postby Nickym1978 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:39 am

Hey Ana , so lovely to hear from you.

So how did your 20 week scan go? Im dying to find out if it was confirmed a boy or girl! Or are you holding out for a surprise? I take my hat off to you if you do but i just had to know straight away!! :)
I hope the consultant appointment went well today and that he/she was reassuring. It is a very nerve racking time and my fears were only alleviated after my 20 week scan, although not completely.
Being classed as 'high risk' is unsettling but try to take comfort in the fact that you will receive excellent care throughout and hopefully extra scans to see your beautiful baby.

I am sorry work is causing you so many problems - it sounds as though you have some tough choices to make and i dont envy you that. I really hope you are taking time out for yourself though and managing to do some stress relieving exercises. They really work for me. Although I have stopped running, I now go swimming twice a week and take a pregnancy yoga class which i love.
Are you managing to get any exercise in or is it just too busy at work?

Congrats on your confirmed due date!! The 22nd July is not far away at all and baby will be hear before you know it? I agree that moving into your husbands house in Oxford makes sense as you will no doubt need all the extra room! Glad you're list making - me too! Nursery plans are coming along ok. I am currently clearing out our spare bedroom of furniture and 'stuff' that we have accumulated over the years but really don't need. We have now bought the wallpaper and plan to buy the paint at the weekend. The current plan is too strip the room bare over the next few weekends and then get our friends to help paint and wallpaper during the Easter holidays. We shall see if that goes according to plan!!

We havent really thought about a birthing plan yet but I am sure we will start thinking about that soon. We have our 24 week midwife appointment on Monday so we can ask then.
I think we are going to do NCT classes but again i wanted to discuss this with the midwife before we booked anything as I think our midwives run there own classes which are free!!
Hypnobirthing sounds great, what does that involve? Yoga apparently helps with a calmer birthing experience too which I am all for.

Thanks for your congrats on my exam results. Coursework is going ok, I have a presentation to sort out for part of my assessment and a couple of essays to do soon. My exams and coursework officially ends on the 06th June. However I have my thesis to do over the summer - I know I know bad timing but what can you do? I have until early December to complete it so ill just take it one day at a time. Cant wait for this course to be over though!

Well I shall let you get on now but really lovely to hear from you and hope all went very well at your scan and appointment.
By the way - I love the name Gabriel although I can see that a man would think it too feminine sounding. Sadie Olivia is a beautiful name also, just lovely. We have decided on Jack Oliver as a working name which we both really like. So our middle names are pretty similar to each other!!

Keep me posted on all your news

N
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Me - 35 DH - 43
TTC#1 since May 2012
Me - all tests normal except slightly high FSH (9.5) // DH - all tests normal
Diagnosed with 'unexplained infertility' 23/05/13
IVF#1 SEP/OCT '13'
8dp5dt - :bfp:
13dp5dt - Beta 995!! :D
7 week Ultrasound Scan confirmed twins!!! 1st :hb: - 130bpm 2nd :hb: - 156bpm
12 week scan sadly showed one twin had MC. :angel: Remaining twin measuring 12w3d.
20 week scan - showed were having a boy!! :future baby boy:
Jack Oliver born 08th July 2014!
2nd pregnancy - natural :bfp: 09/05/15!
12 week scan - :hb: 150bpm! :D
Due 07th Jan 2016.
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