Firstly, congratulations to each and everyone of you on this special journey - if it's your first or one of many more, this is a special and wonderful time. Enjoy it because it goes by so fast!
Here is my story:
I am due the 26th of June 2011. I am definitely a bit late in joining (being nearly 6 weeks pregnant), but I am here never the less! My name is Sandi, and this is my 5th pregnancy, but only my 2nd baby. I have had 3 losses (all during this year) but I have to say, having my son has been a source of strength for both my husband and I. Our first born was prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome when I was 18 weeks pregnant via Amniocentesis. He is a smart, handsome and wonderful 15 month old boy, who deserves a sibling so very much.
We began trying again for a sibling for our son about 6 months after he was born. Despite my having some medical issues we were finally able to conceive in April. As life would have it, our little bean was lost due to fetal demise. We were devastated and had to endure a D&C on June 7th, 9 weeks 5 days into the pregnancy. We were able to conceive again in July but by August had suffered implantation failure and again the same fate on September 19th.
After all the losses I was finally genetically tested and subsequently received news that I did indeed have a genetic mutation that was responsible for my losses. I began a proper medical treatment regimen - which included daily injections and a multitude of other medications and luckily we were able to conceive again the very next cycle which brings us to today!
I am currently 5 weeks and 6 days pregnant and very very worried that we will suffer the same fate. While I know very well all the possibilities, which makes me somewhat distant and hesitant with joining yet another Pregnancy group - we remain hopeful. I have learned in this life to expect the worst but hope for the best after all that has happened. And I know first hand that remaining positive is the first rule in life to achieving what we want.
So, I am here hoping, praying and leaning on you all for support while we tread lightly and walk upon eggshells hoping and worrying that this time our little bean sticks. At the same time, I know that I too can provide support to all the mom's to be regarding prenatal testing, questions regarding NT scans and everything that goes or comes along with pregnancies - since that happens to be my area of expertise. I offer myself and my experience to all mom's who might have any questions regarding Down syndrome or other chromosomal abnormality testing - as I am the CL for a few of MedHelp's communities, forums and groups.
So, again "Hello" and best wishes to everyone on this journey! I hope that this time I will be here with you all for the whole 9 months!
In addition to anything I have mentioned, please keep in mind, that while I or others may have extensive knowledge in many areas, you should always seek professional medical advice from your own physician, as it pertains to medical conditions or concerns.
Good luck, and if you have any other questions that I can help you with, please feel free to message me directly.
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Children - Special Needs Community Leader;
Down syndrome Community Leader & Ds Group Forum Founder/Moderator;
MTHFR Group Forum Founder/Moderator
hi,i would like to join this group :)
Conceived in feb 2007 after 1st try,lost the baby around 12th week..actually i was 12 week but baby had no heart beat after 9th week ,so doc had to do D&C .I had no pain,no bleeding nothing.so basically a missed miscarriage. Tried naturally for 1 year..nothing happened.Tried IUI's ,nothing..from sept.2007- sept.2010.Tried without any luck...got so frustrated as doc did all the tests on me nd dh and named it UNEXPLAINED infertility.. advised for IVF . Ivf cycle planned for oct.once i get my periods...
on OCT.28th took a test out of the blue...and guess what..Its a BFP......omg ...couldnot believe at first..even though i was having all the symptoms from last 1 week and i was 1 week late for my periods. I till cannot believe this..its like i am in some dreamworld...So happy...I really hope everything goes well this time...
I am 5 weeks & 1 day...1st appt.is on nov 10th.Looking for some ladies in same boat to share symptoms and experience.
Your story sounds amazing. Congratulations on getting there! I know first hand how it feels to try and try - (also have a loss) then to go through fertility and then just when you least expect it... BFP!! How wonderful! I hope and pray we all have a sticky, healthy and safe pregnancy!! We all deserve it!
Please let is know how your first appointment goes on Nov 10th!
How have your symptoms been so far? I hope not too unbearable! Just the same, while they can be aggravating, I bet you find them reassuring! :)
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Pregnancy: June 2011 Community Leader
Thanks Sandi :)
I really hope we have healthy & safe pregnancy..i am very positive this time..no negative thoughts ....i am trying not to be normal..my symptoms r not bad this time..mild nausea sometimes, like early morning and late night..breasts r sore but thts ok:) i was very tired during 4th week but better now... so overall its good so far ... looking forward to the doc.appointment...will let u know...
Take care :)
Congrats to all on your pregnancies! I am about 9 weeks along now. My due date, according to my cycle dates, is June 4th. The ultrasound, however, says May 31st. According to my doc this one is bigger than my first (my son was 8lbs/15oz)...not sure if that is possible. I am pretty petite so I might be in for a long 9 months...augh! I went in last week for my first appointment and all looked good. This is my 3rd pregnancy and but will only be my 2nd child if all goes well. We got pregnant back in May of this year but I started bleeding the day before my appointment (8.5 weeks) and found out I was miscarrying. The fetus never developed past 5-6 weeks. We got pregnant again after casually trying for a month or so. Eventhough it was quick I am still really nervous. We just told our families and are waiting another few weeks till after my first trimester scan to announce it to our more people. So far I am experiencing the general symptoms of pregnancy...nausea, tired, thirsty, peeing all the time, etc.
I have a 19 month old son who is just wonderful. He keeps me on my toes all day long and wears me out pretty fast.
Looking forward to hearing everyone's stories and sharing experieinces.
This is my 2nd pregnancy. I have a 10 month old son and this pregnancy was unexpected, but we are still excited! I am due on June 12 and had my first u/s last Thursday. The heartbeat was 156 and everything looks good so far. Good luck to everyone! I hope we all have a healthy 9 months! :-)
My name is Cindy. I am a 33 yr old mother of a beautiful 5 yr old girl!
I have no contact with her biological father. We divorced shortly after her birth. A few years ago I met a wonderful man who I married in March 2010. Last Oct we suffered a miscarriage toghter. That baby was unplanned, but I still hurt dearly.
We planned to have this child and I am so excited. It is such a wonderful feeling to have someone in your life who WANTS to have a child with you. I am about 8 wks along. I have my first doc appt tomorrow morning. I am VERY scared! Excited, but scared something will be wrong. These thoughts never came into my head with my daughter, but after loosing one... well, I worry about every little feeling I have.
The past few days I have had some cramping... Kinda makes me nervous (I had a LOT of cramping last time & it didn't end well) I have been gagging almost nonstop the past week or so. Sometimes with Vomiting, sometimes not. I'm so tired I could cry! I hope to fewel better soon. My poor husband. He is so patient & supportive, but I'm sure he is getting sick of me! I am sick of me!
Well, I'm glad to be here. I hope everyone has a wonderful pregnancy!
Hi ladies and congratulations to everyone :) This is my 8th pregnancy, I have four wonderful children ages 8 to 16. My last miscarriage was the most devastating when at 12 weeks I was told that the pregnancy had stopped at 7wks 3 days and I had to have a D&C. I really felt that my body had lied to me. It's taken 9 months to conceive again and this time round I am petrified of the same thing happening (my other losses were very early natural miscarriages). I was rushed to hospital last Mon evening with a suspected ectopic! Thankfully a scan showed a single uterine pregnancy and a little heart beating (I was 6wks 4 days that day). However, they also found a huge mass in my abdomen and I am now waiting to see the gastrenterologist as they found the mass to be a 28cm x 15cm cystic mass starting at the pancreatic tail.
So everything is up in the air at the moment, I should hopefully get an appointment through this week (I have been chasing up). The pregnancy is compromised as there is nowhere for the uterus to expand as this cyst is taking up so much space and therefore it needs to be sorted before I get much further on.
Symptom wise I am extremely tired, constipated, sore boobs and have nausea but I also have a real craving for bacon sandwiches with lots of tomato ketchup!
I'm really hoping that I get to stick with you ladies over the next 8 months :)
I have been ttc since may 2010 and having pcos made things hard! I was on Clomid and Metformin to ovulate and once I did ovulate I was given a Profasi injection! I am currently 8weeks 3 days pregnant and am terrified that I will have a missed miscarriage.... I saw the heartbeat at 6weeks 5 days and cant wait to go to the next appt!!!!
Hi, I'm destani, this is my third child and I'm thrilled!!!! I have two daughters hoping for a son! I thought after mirena that it would take a long time because it took forever to get my AF but right after that I got my bfp! So I'm thrilled and I'm praying for all of us!!!
Hello! I am expecting my fifth and final baby on June 22. I've been having quite a bit of spotting and yesterday, some bright red spotting, so I am quite nervous at the moment but still hopeful for a successful pregnancy. My sis is due one day before me, and I am super-excited about going through pregnancy together!
My name is Amanda, I am expecting my 2nd child on June 5th, 2011.
I have a 2 year old son named Jadyn. I also have a rare chromosome abnormality (mosaic trisomy 14) It makes it very hard for me to sustain a pregnancy.. I have had 3 miscarriages.. The most recent in July.. So this will be a rainbow baby for us granted everything goes well..
We are hoping for a girl but will be happy with whatever we have. Happy and Healthy nine months ladies!
My name is Kari and my little bean is due June 17th, 2011. My dh and I tried for 4 1/2 years to get pregnant before I got pregnant in February 2009. We had a miscarriage at 10-12 weeks and I finally just conceived again in September, a year and a half later. I am absolutely scared to death of another miscarriage and don't think I'll fully relax until I'm past the 12 week mark...4 more weeks to go! We have been trying for 6 years so I am absolutely (cautiously) overjoyed!
I wish each and every one of you a happy, healthy journey!
I have a 21 month old daughter and now am just barely pregnant - 6 weeks 2 days, just saw heartbeat today. I'm almost scared to join the community this early because I won't feel out of the woods until the first trimester is over!
hi, im shaunna, this will be our first child. we lost our angel baby oct 22nd 2008. we were devastated. we tried for a year afterwards but all my neg test i kept getting was really killing me, i cried each month my period came. i stopped tracking stop going to the websites and on oct 27th i took a test cause i kept getting sick and that is just not me. i got a bfp right away. i started to cry from excitement! we just had an ultrasound done yesterday and they estimated our due date around june 21 june 22nd. our heartbeat was at 133 bpm ;) i cried when i seen my little beans heart just pumping away! thinking positive i know this ones going to stick, she sure is letting me know, i have all the symptoms. i am consipated, boobs really killing me, consipated, metal mouth, tired, holy crap so so tired all the time, moody, some vomiting but mostly gagging and my sense of smell!!! its outta control lol but i am loving every min of it. i wish everyone a healthy and happy 9 months ;) we get to see the doc on nov 11th i cant wait.
Hi, I am due June 7th, however it's TWINS! So right now our goal is to make it to April 12/13th - the 32 week mark. Anything above that is a bonus! We are considered to be high risk at the moment, so we are just hoping that everything works out well. This will be baby 2 and 3 for us!
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