My miracle story!!

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My miracle story!!

Postby jraestarshooter » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:15 am

It is hard for me to believe I am getting to type this!! I done my first IVF cycle at the end of June, first of July. We transfered 2 embies on July 9th. And had a confired pregnancy, by blood work after that. I went in at 7 weeks to have an ultrasound, the doctor told me that things didn't look right and the pregnancy looked small for 7 weeks. They had me come back in 2 weeks. I went back at would be 9 weeks and they said nothing had changed and I had 2 options. Either have a D & C the next day or go home stop all meds and wait to have a miscarriage. I chose the latter. After about a week and a half, I still was not cramping or bleeding and still having morning sickness and my other pregnancy symptoms, plus when lying in the bath tub I saw what I believe to be a mass in my lower abdomen. I didn't tell my husband, but the next night he felt it and asked me what it was, I told him I didn't know. He said I should call my regular GYN and get a second opinion, that maybe I did need the D & C. So I went to see him this past Friday, and he found 2 babies, one didn't have a heartbeat and measured at 8 weeks 5 days, and the other measured 11 weeks 1 day, exactly what I should have been and had a strong heartbeat and was flipping around. He said there was nothing wrong with my pregnancy. So he called the RE "expert" and informed him of what he found. It appears that the RE was looking at my left ovary the whole time and the two cysts on them he thought were the undeveloped pregnancies! I do have a tipped uterus, but my GYN only had to tilt my up some more on the table to see into my uterus! I feel so blessed and give God all the praise and glory for this!! Thank God I didn't have the D & C!! The RE did call me yesterday and apoligized for his mistake, which I do respect him for that! I just hate to think about anyone else this type of mistake might have happened to. I know I can't be the only only one with a tipped uterus.
I just wanted to share!!

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Postby Mommyto2Angels » Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:23 pm

Wow! Congrats on your healthy pregnancy. I can't believe a specialist could make a mistake like that, not knowing the difference between cysts on an ovary and embryos. That's pretty scary. I'm so glad you didn't go through with the d&c and chose to have a second opinion. I also hate to think of the other women out there with a tipped uterus (and there are quite a few right here on this board) that this might have happened to because of his negligence. But, I am really thankful that you weren't one of them. Keep us updated on your pregnancy. We are here to share the concerns and worries, but I am hoping you will have no more scares like that. Congrats again. E> Amy
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Postby Kay » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:03 am

Wow Jody, how did I miss this post last week? I tell you sometimes posts slide right past me here.

Congratulations to you and, you know, we've heard this happen before here as amazing as that sounds. You are not alone.

I'm so happy for you. Keep us up to date on your pregnancy and just remember many women go on to miscarry one twin and the other is fine so if you bleed try not to worry too much.

(((hugs))) and yay!!!
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Postby lost angel » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:30 am

Hi Jody!

Congratulations on your fantastic news!!! It was very strong of you to not have the D & C, too many Drs are far to quick to write things off, cause then it goes into their, "too hard" basket, or "more effort than they wish to expend" basket.

You may bleed to lose the twin, or it just might be reabsorbed.. Either way, a now 12 weeker is a good sign!! Strong and bouncing around!


Please look after yourself, and am looking forward to further updates.

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Re: My miracle story!!

Postby lstribling » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:17 pm

[quote="jraestarshooter"]It is hard for me to believe I am getting to type this!! I done my first IVF cycle at the end of June, first of July. We transfered 2 embies on July 9th. And had a confired pregnancy, by blood work after that. I went in at 7 weeks to have an ultrasound, the doctor told me that things didn't look right and the pregnancy looked small for 7 weeks. They had me come back in 2 weeks. I went back at would be 9 weeks and they said nothing had changed and I had 2 options. Either have a D & C the next day or go home stop all meds and wait to have a miscarriage. I chose the latter. After about a week and a half, I still was not cramping or bleeding and still having morning sickness and my other pregnancy symptoms, plus when lying in the bath tub I saw what I believe to be a mass in my lower abdomen. I didn't tell my husband, but the next night he felt it and asked me what it was, I told him I didn't know. He said I should call my regular GYN and get a second opinion, that maybe I did need the D & C. So I went to see him this past Friday, and he found 2 babies, one didn't have a heartbeat and measured at 8 weeks 5 days, and the other measured 11 weeks 1 day, exactly what I should have been and had a strong heartbeat and was flipping around. He said there was nothing wrong with my pregnancy. So he called the RE "expert" and informed him of what he found. It appears that the RE was looking at my left ovary the whole time and the two cysts on them he thought were the undeveloped pregnancies! I do have a tipped uterus, but my GYN only had to tilt my up some more on the table to see into my uterus! I feel so blessed and give God all the praise and glory for this!! Thank God I didn't have the D & C!! The RE did call me yesterday and apoligized for his mistake, which I do respect him for that! I just hate to think about anyone else this type of mistake might have happened to. I know I can't be the only only one with a tipped uterus.
I just wanted to share!!

Jody S[/quote]

Hi Jody,
My story is very similar to yours I also did IVF in Aug they transfered 2 embryo's but due to my HCG levels they figured it was only 1. I got a positive preg test on Sept 8th and when I would go in to check my levels they were doubling. When I went in for my first scan at 6 weeks they saw a sac and a yolk sac no heartbeat. I went in at 7 1/2 weeks and they still did not see the heartbeat and he told me that by now we should have seen something. He told me I had two choices wait to miscarry on my own or have a D&C. This was last Wed I have decided to wait I will be 9 weeks on Fri and so far no signs of miscarring no bleeding or cramping. I scheduled and U/S for Oct 19th by then I will be almost 10 weeks. If I don't see a heartbeat by then I will schedule the D&C. Do you remember if your levels were still doubling at the time? My last doubling level was at 10,000 then it went to 13,000 then 15,000 to 17,000 is that a bad sign???

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Postby Mom In Waiting » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:44 pm

lisa,
just to chime in, I do believe that after a certain point the hcg levels begin to taper off and sometimes even decline as the placenta takes over the job, so maybe that's what's happening w/ your #'s? I hope and pray for a success story like Jody's for you as well. Blessings, and hang in there, I"m glad you're waiting this out. Cyndi E>
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Postby lstribling » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:51 pm

[quote="Mom In Waiting"]lisa,
just to chime in, I do believe that after a certain point the hcg levels begin to taper off and sometimes even decline as the placenta takes over the job, so maybe that's what's happening w/ your #'s? I hope and pray for a success story like Jody's for you as well. Blessings, and hang in there, I"m glad you're waiting this out. Cyndi E>[/quote]

Thanks so much for your response. The waiting is the hardest part but I'm also thankful that I decided to wait. I'm schedule to go in on Oct 19th for one last look and if we don't see a heartbeat I'll have the D&C at that point I will be almost 10 weeks.

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Postby Lovinmom » Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:19 pm

I just love these stories! Even with IVF, a misdiagnosis can occur. Many times women are reluctant to think that can happen when they have a fertility specialist and going through such treatment. This is proof that a misdiagnosis can happen with any pregnancy! There are so many things that can cause error in diagnosis - faulty ultrasound, tilted uterus, inaccurate blood work, etc...

Congratulations on the good news! We look forward to meeting your little one!

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Postby lstribling » Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:07 pm

[quote="Lovinmom"]I just love these stories! Even with IVF, a misdiagnosis can occur. Many times women are reluctant to think that can happen when they have a fertility specialist and going through such treatment. This is proof that a misdiagnosis can happen with any pregnancy! There are so many things that can cause error in diagnosis - faulty ultrasound, tilted uterus, inaccurate blood work, etc...

Congratulations on the good news! We look forward to meeting your little one!

Lovinmom E>[/quote]

Thanks for all your prayers and support. I had the D&C on Thursday and I have peace about it. God makes no mistakes.
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Postby lstribling » Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:12 pm

[quote="Mom In Waiting"]lisa,
just to chime in, I do believe that after a certain point the hcg levels begin to taper off and sometimes even decline as the placenta takes over the job, so maybe that's what's happening w/ your #'s? I hope and pray for a success story like Jody's for you as well. Blessings, and hang in there, I"m glad you're waiting this out. Cyndi E>[/quote]

Just wanted to let you know I had the D&C on Thursday and I'm glad it's over. Thanks for your prayers and support. God makes not mistakes.
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Postby Mom In Waiting » Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:54 pm

I'm sorry to hear. I don't get on the site as frequently, so I'm sorry to get this so late. Prayers to you, Cyndi
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Postby Lovinmom » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:26 am

I am so sorry to hear about this. For some reasoon this was linked to the Misdiagnosed Section. I thought that you had been misdiagnosed and all was well with your baby. Yes. God makes no mistakes. He has your little one in the palm of His hand even though this happened. I wish you well as you heal from this spiritually as well as physically. You take care. Let us know how you are doing.

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Postby aussiegirl » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:13 am

I would definitely do what you are thinking of doing. At 6 weeks they can sometimes be wrong. They aren't always, but at least you'll know for sure what's going on, and won't have those doubts.
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Postby ktbear » Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:41 pm

this story gives me hope, I remember when I was having my vaginal ultrasound the first thing the tech said was "oh your going to have to lift your bum off the table" I had no idea why I had to do it then, but if I have a tilted uterus maybe thats why she asked me too. She still didn't see anything though... but I haven't had a second opinion yet.
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