Kiwichick...........thanks!!!!

Kiwichick...........thanks!!!!

Tina
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March 28th, 2006, 3:14 am #1

Didn't want this to get lost. I just saw the article you posted. Thanks for sharing. Although there is a part in the article that says approximately 80% of pregnancy where P4 < 10 abort and virtually no pregnancies with <5 are viable.

I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for a miracle. I go back next week for u/s so we'll see if it's still growing in there.

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March 28th, 2006, 6:58 am #2

I saw that part of the article too, but I am absolutely CERTAIN it is referring to the P4 level taken at the first beta (usually at 4 to 4.5 weeks). Your pg is at that transition stage where the placenta is taking over, and I see from the graph that it can drop lower then. But you know, most people stress about betas and P4 as predictors of whether they will see a heartbeat, yet you've already seen that! I know it's VERY hard not to worry yourself sick, but I would say a heartbeat trumps any blood test at this point.

Hugs and belly pats,
Kiwichick




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March 29th, 2006, 12:12 am #3

Thank you for being so positive!! I'm also trying to keep a positive attitude about the whole thing. I have to remind myself over and over, at least I have gotten this far.

Keep me posted on your progress too. What are you doing between now and May (I think that's when you said you were doing IVF again, right?)
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March 29th, 2006, 12:41 am #4

I have all fingers crossed for you, and am so pleased you are past the heartbeat hurdle without even having to go through the "will my beta double?" stress!

I am struggling with whether to do IVF again or switch to plan B (see the post above this thread). Let me know if you have any thoughts.

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Me 41, DH 44
Highest FSH 19.6 (8/2003); latest FSHs 9.6 (4/05), 9.7 (6/05), 12.4 (10/05), 8.5 (1/06), 18.8 (2/06)
DD 20 months (IUI/Clomid high FSH baby)
ttc#2 since March 2005, two failed IUIs (Clomid)
Doing acupuncture, Chinese herbs and supplements, DHEA (since 12/05), occasional wheatgrass
IVF#1 (MDL) cancelled (July 2005)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Aug 2005)
IVF#2 BFN (Nov 2005)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Jan 2006)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (March 2006)
IVF#3 pushed back AGAIN, to late May
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March 29th, 2006, 1:40 am #5

My RE didn't really have any other tests he wanted to do. In fact, he referred me over to the regular OB already, which I thought was a little fast. I think we get spoiled with all the tests and scans and bw at the RE. At least you only have to stress for a week or two between visits. Anyway, I called back late last week and said I'd just go nuts without another look before going to the OB. I think once I was turned over the last time I didn't really get any scans.

So, I will do u/s on Monday and ask them to test my blood again to see if the P4 supplements are having a positive impact. My temp was definitely up this morning, which makes me think the P4 level might also be.

After that, the doctor did recommend we see the genetic counselor and as he put it, "if you were on the fence about testing before, I'd strongly recommend it." How's that for taking the shine off good news. So I guess we will do the nuchal scan (not even sure what that is yet) and perhaps amnio.

I'm not sure if there are any other tests they could do at this point. We'll just have to wait and see I guess.

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March 29th, 2006, 2:08 am #6

That will be a relief! And good too that temps are up, and hopefully P4 as well. But don't worry if they fluctuate -- click on my ticker to see what happened to mine with DD (scroll down to 10/18/03 cycle).

Bit of a dumb comment about genetic testing. Any woman worries about this anyway. The options are basically nuchal scan, triple screen or quad screen (not for the faint hearted though, as there's a 90% false positive rate), CVS or amnio. I just went straight for the amnio myself, as I am a basket case if I flunk screening tests.

Belly pats!
Kiwichick



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Highest FSH 19.6 (8/2003); latest FSHs 9.6 (4/05), 9.7 (6/05), 12.4 (10/05), 8.5 (1/06), 18.8 (2/06)
DD 20 months (IUI/Clomid high FSH baby)
ttc#2 since March 2005, two failed IUIs (Clomid)
Doing acupuncture, Chinese herbs and supplements, DHEA (since 12/05), occasional wheatgrass
IVF#1 (MDL) cancelled (July 2005)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Aug 2005)
IVF#2 BFN (Nov 2005)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (Jan 2006)
Chemical pg on a break cycle (March 2006)
IVF#3 pushed back AGAIN, to late May
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