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Re: I'M PREGNANT!!! new
      #328785 - 04/24/08 10:14 AM
Snowy

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Nothing new on our end. I'm on my third month of Clomid and not sure that it's doing anything for me. My progesterone levels were lower on month 2 with a higher dose than month 1 with the lowest dose. I do have an appt with an RE next Thursday, May 1st. I'm hoping it gives me a resurgance of hope and the will to keep going with all of this b/c right now I'm feeling pretty emotionally exhausted. I did just learn today that my cousin is pregnant with her 2nd child. She did IVF both times so it's more concrete evidence that it does work. I'm so happy for her (and you) who have had your own struggles but I admit it still brings tears to my eyes.

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Snowy... new
      #328790 - 04/24/08 11:37 AM
Lisa Marie

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I know it's (emotionally) exhausting. Granted, I didn't get to the point you're at (with the Clomid), but I do understand. I was actually thinking about you when I made my original post; I was afraid I was going to upset you more. I think seeing the RE will definitely make you feel better; they'll do all sorts of tests on you and hubby and figure out exactly what's going on, and how to fix it! I'm sending good luck hugs your way. Please keep me posted on how your appt goes!

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Re: Snowy... new
      #328807 - 04/24/08 03:28 PM
Snowy

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Please don't feel bad because of me! Share your good news! It's kind of a double edged sword. It's good to hear that others who have struggled do get pregnant eventually, but it is sad too since we have been at this for well over a year. I hope you share your continued progress- I want to hear as many of the details as you want to share (are you going to find out the sex, how are you going to do the nursery, etc).

Although I haven't seen an actual RE, my obgyn came highly recommended for infertility. We've done a lot of the testing already- labs, semen sample, HSG, etc which have given us no reason for not being able to conceive. I fear we may never know. Both my sister & cousin still don't know & both had to do IVF. I think there is a good chance we'll move straight to IUI after seeing the RE. I will keep you posted on my world. I appreciate you caring! Can't wait to hear how your pregnancy progresses! Good luck!

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Congratulations! -nt- new
      #328825 - 04/25/08 07:03 AM
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Re: I'M PREGNANT!!! new
      #329308 - 05/04/08 11:11 AM
Kiwii

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Congrats, that wonderful!!! I don't have any advice though, as I have yet to travel down that road. Hope everything goes well.

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6 week update... & need a little advice new
      #329411 - 05/06/08 07:23 AM
Lisa Marie

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Had my first ultrasound a few days ago, just before I hit the 6 week mark. The heartbeat wasn't as fast as she (my nurse practitioner) would have liked, but she thinks that's just because it's so early, and she wants me to come back this Friday, a week later. Hopefully all will be well!

In the meantime, you guys were right... morning sickness hit me late last week!! I'm already taking 25 mg of B6 twice a day as part of a skin supplement, but that doesn't seem to be helping. I feel sick ALL day. I talked to a nurse this morning who said to double the B6 and take Unisom before bed.

Here's where I want some advice. She also said to switch from water to juice or gatorade. Are these IBS friendly? Luckily my IBS hasn't been bothering me at all. I thought maybe some of you mommy veterans would have some thoughts on that. She said the water is only making my nausea worse.

Thanks ladies!

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Re: 6 week update... & need a little advice new
      #329414 - 05/06/08 07:54 AM
Snowy

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How exciting- you got to hear the heartbeat! Between that & the morning sickness it has to make it seem more "real". Obviously I can't help you out with the morning sickness but I wish you well on your journey!

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Re: 6 week update... & need a little advice new
      #329419 - 05/06/08 09:16 AM
Angela E.

Reged: 10/14/04
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Congrats! I have always been able to drink gatorade, but that is just me. Unless you are throwing up, I am not sure why the nurse suggested the gatorade. I would personally try ginger tea. Ginger is great for nausea. Use fresh ginger root and put it in boiling water. Also saltine crackers helped me alot. Try to eat small meals every 2 hours so that your tummy is not empty. The empty stomach seemed to always set me off too! HTH and good luck!

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Re: 6 week update... & need a little advice new
      #329430 - 05/06/08 10:21 AM
Debby

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Loc: Cleveland, Ohio

Hi - Congratulations! As far as nausea - try to eat often. I kept hard candy with me. It seems the sugar helped if I wasn't able to eat or couldn't eat. Also get your rest, I can remember being extra nauseated on the days I was up late the night before.
Hang in there, it does end eventually. Then you get even more exciting symptoms like peeing all the time, back aches, a baby kicking you in the middle of the night and all kinds of fun stuff! But it will be all worth it!

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Re: I'M PREGNANT!!! new
      #329449 - 05/06/08 03:59 PM
fancymom

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Loc: SC

Congratulations, Lisa Marie!!
OK...THE NURSE(and Mommy)IN ME IS GONNA COME OUT
Well, the most important thing for you is a GOOD prenatal vitamin, with lots of folic acid. Also, your probably gonna have to get used to your IBS being crazy. Those hormones will make your tummy a mess!
Both my pregnancies were an IBS nightmare!! Just remember to eat lots of "bland" foods, i.e. bread, baked potatoes, rice, baked chips, etc. No cooked tomatoes, or big salads, or onions. You are gonna have some fierce heartburn, girlfriend...
Just be prepared for a bumpy, but wonderful ride! My IBS was terrible when I was pregnant, but it was still the most wonderful time in my life! I loved every grueling minute...feeling my little one bumping around inside me. Sometimes I wasn't sure if it was gas or my son kicking me!
Too funny

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