Miracle baby

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Miracle baby

Postby elliecain » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:06 am

A bit of background first:
I have an 11 month old son who was the beautiful result of our first round of IVF with ICSI. Prior to him, I had a very early miscarriage at 5 weeks and my husband has high levels of antibodies so we were told that ICSI is our only hope for conception.

Fast forward a few months and I wanted to start on a sibling. I’m 40 now and did not want to wait, so we started the process of our next round of IVF. On 1st January, I started down regulating and was due to have a baseline scan on 16th ready to start the injections, but I still hadn’t had a withdrawal bleed as expected by 15th so I did a test. Lo and behold, a blazing positive. We were absolutely stunned and immediately swapped our IVF meds for progesterone support pessaries and steroids, as per my previous pregnancy. I am due a first scan next Friday, at 7+1 (my IVF clinic is awesome and has offered us free scans).
Beta hcg looked perfect: at 4+4 it was 985 and at 4+6 it was 3,085.

Then, at 6+1, in the evening on Friday, I had a gush of watery red. My heart sank and we headed for A&E where they took blood and examined me. They didn’t have a sonographer available to scan me but the doctor said the active bleeding had stopped, my tummy was soft, my cervix closed and there was sticky discharge mixed with the blood. I had no cramps at all. He thought these were good signs, called it a threatened miscarriage and sent me home. I had a call to say I will be scanned today or Monday and my hcg has risen to 53,800!!!

Since then I have had small amounts of bleeding but no cramping. I realise that my progesterone support is probably keeping things at bay and I am perturbed by the very good night’s sleep I had last night, as I never sleep well in early pregnancy. I’m wanting to hold out some hope but I know the signs are not good.

I spoke to my clinic nurse yesterday and she has said they will scan me if I don’t get one at the hospital today, so I know I will find out today. I’m terrified. Is there any chance that my little miracle baby has survived and we might see a heartbeat today?

If anyone reads this and can offer me hope to get me through today, I’d appreciate it.
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Re: Miracle baby

Postby elliecain » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:24 pm

Just to add to this that I had a scan today and my baby has a heart beat and measures 5.7mm so all looks good so far.
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Re: Miracle baby

Postby Kay » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:10 pm

(((Hugs))) I am so sorry you went through this scare. I bled a lot in my first pregnancy and that baby was just fine. I do hope the bleeding has stopped and you can have an uneventful pregnancy!
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my blighted ovum scare
Told I was miscarrying at 12 weeks

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If you are being diagnosed with a blighted ovum after IVF, please take a look at this article I put together: Misdiagnosed Miscarriage After IVF
and why I just believe a blighted ovum should NOT be diagnosed before nine weeks at the earliest and the UK's new guidelines support this


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