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September 4th, 2013, 05:51 AM
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...and my midwife is treating it like it is the next apocalypse.

They want to change my due date -- which i am VERY against since this was an FET baby -- and we have exact conception. They still want to move it to before Thanksgiving (UH NO). If he wants to come early, he will! Let's not push it! I don't want to be induced because "I am 42 weeks" when I am really only 39 or 40 weeks, you know?

She wants to run unnecessary ultrasounds and tests -- instead of listening to me when I say my son measured 3 weeks big the entire pregnancy too and he was born at nearly 22 inches long (7 pounds, 12 oz). I just make long babies! GD is not an issue (checked my own numbers for peace of mind -- they are beautiful) and I have only gained 22 pounds. (So even at 27 weeks lets say I really WAS 30 weeks like I am measuring --- a 22 pound weight gain is normal and perfect).

Instead of looking at my chart yesterday and seeing that at 22 weeks he was measuring almost 25 weeks, she just blindly decided to have a nurse call me and say i need an u/s. Normally I am not opposed to them, but when its for silly reasons like this --- no. At 80 dollars an ultrasound -- I'm good. You can look at 32 weeks when you have to check on my placenta.

This sort of thing bugs the ever living poo out of me He moves just fine, passed his anatomy scan, looks fine -- just leave us alone and let me grow my big kid!
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September 4th, 2013, 07:34 AM
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I appreciate the fact that they are concerned but you are the one that ultimately should make the decisions and if you feel like things are fine, then THEY ARE FINE!!! Especially since you've been through all this before!!!
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September 4th, 2013, 08:40 AM
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I would not want my due date moved up either, ESPECIALLY since you know when he was conceived! And so he is "above average" in size--it happens!! Hopefully you can put off an u/s until later--bummer it costs so much. I guess it wouldn't bother me for extra u/s checks because I like to see the baby, but I also don't have any maternity co-pay. If I had to pay that much, I'd probably hold off too.
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September 4th, 2013, 10:25 AM
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If my insurance paid 100% for these things, I'd be like sure, whatever. But the fact that they only pay 80% and we are on a budget -- we don't have an additional 80 dollars laying around for them to go "Yup hes just big". It would not surprise me if this one is also 21-22 inches long at birth and an 8 pounder.
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September 4th, 2013, 10:25 AM
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I would be annoyed too. Didn't they hear you when you said he was an FET baby?

Hello!??? You know EXACT days!
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Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
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September 4th, 2013, 10:45 AM
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ART is not popular in the south (bible belt) so they don't deal with IVF/FET often and don't fully understand the logistics of it. Midwives here almost never have ART patients.

I have explained to them how it works, and they still look at me dumbfounded. For now, since I am "deviating from their normal course of treatment for pregnant women" (declining GD test) I have to see the OB in their practice in 2 weeks before I am "allowed" back -- so i'll be sure to argue with the OB instead.

I find all this silly because in NY they really didn't care what I declined. Here its like OMG YOU ARE DECLINING SOMETHING WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!?!???
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IVF #1: October 2008
July 22, 2009: Johnathan Jarrett is born! 10:41 am, 7lbs, 12oz, 21.5 inches

FET #2: March 2013 (Medicated cycle)
November 25, 2013: Lucas Ryan is born! 8:46 pm, 8lbs, 8oz, 20 inches (No epidural!)
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September 4th, 2013, 10:57 AM
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My son was 8 lbs 5 oz and 21 inches long. No one ever told me he was big!
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September 4th, 2013, 11:56 AM
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It's so weird how different parts of the country are so different.

Good thing I don't live where you do - IVF with Donor Egg would surely blow their minds! lol
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Gretchen
Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
Clayton and Colton Born @ 34 weeks 11/22/13
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September 4th, 2013, 12:52 PM
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Weird! I have measured big the last month and the only thing my midwife has said is if when I hit about 30 weeks I am still measuring so big they will want to check his size then....

I went to the doctor yesterday at 25w3 days and I was measuring 29 weeks in fundal height......she said he is probably going to be a big boy but that we would hold off making any decisions until later on as he might slow down etc...she briefly asked me if my dates where wrong and I said no chance as my husband works out of state so I know within a 48 hour window of when it happened...lol

Good for you for standing up to them!!
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September 4th, 2013, 12:53 PM
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Down here you would probably be high risk for that LOL

I measured 3 weeks big with my first -- but they never were like "your measuring big we need to move your DD!" They were always like "Your going to have a really long baby!" When I was in PTL at nearly 33 weeks, they did an u/s to check lung function and said i was measuring almost 36 weeks and thought my dates were off until I said it was IVF and they were all "Oh! He's gonna be a big boy!"

My biggest concern with moving a due date by 2-3 weeks is imagine i go into PTL at 34 weeks. But according to them, I am 37 weeks and they decide i am full term and don't stop it. Now I give birth to a 5 pounder who can't breath. That scares the pants off me!
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IVF #1: October 2008
July 22, 2009: Johnathan Jarrett is born! 10:41 am, 7lbs, 12oz, 21.5 inches

FET #2: March 2013 (Medicated cycle)
November 25, 2013: Lucas Ryan is born! 8:46 pm, 8lbs, 8oz, 20 inches (No epidural!)
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September 4th, 2013, 02:19 PM
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How frustrating! Especially since you KNOW when you conceived and your last baby also measured big.. I hope they give you some credit that you know what you're talking about and start listening to you
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September 4th, 2013, 02:31 PM
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I am measuring huge. 24 +5 and he is OVER 2 pounds!!! He was only a little over a pound two weeks ago. I am still losing weight.

My doctor said "He's big," shrugged, and said we'd see my results on the GTT (my mom had GD with me). And DH was over 10 lbs at birth... I am really hoping I am not destined for a c-section.

Why would it matter if baby is measuring bigger than average, if everything else is fine? Especially since your last baby was big too!

Sorry your midwife didn't want to listen.
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September 4th, 2013, 02:42 PM
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Hold your ground. I agree with your reasons for not wanting to change the EDD, and with an FET, there's no dispute! Besides, the later the u/s, the less accurate the dating. Crazy.

Are all the docs like this? It blows me away.
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September 4th, 2013, 03:59 PM
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I'm in the south and did FET for this pregnancy and am also measuring big but no one has said anything crazy about changing any dates. They completely get the concept of knowing the exact date with FET. I think it depends on the practice, thankfully I've got a great OB who is young enough to be familiar with ART.
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September 4th, 2013, 04:41 PM
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At 22 weeks, they measured mine to be 1 pound 7 oz, so I would imagine by now we are at about 3 pounds.

I am further south than TN -- I am in SC. Most people here who do IVF then use an OB. The clinic that was monitoring me down here (I used my clinic back in NY for the FET) the doctor could not believe I was using a midwife after "going through so much to get pregnant". So hopefully when I talk to the OB in 2 weeks, they will just say "yup no problems here!" and send me back to the midwife.
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July 22, 2009: Johnathan Jarrett is born! 10:41 am, 7lbs, 12oz, 21.5 inches

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September 4th, 2013, 05:23 PM
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That's just crazy to me. 3 weeks is a HUGE change. I'd be uncomfortable with a shift of a whole week.

My mother always measured 5+ weeks ahead. And none of us were too TERRIBLY huge. She just always had a LOT of fluid. There's so much that can change fundal height, that to make a change that drastic on that alone is so ridiculous.
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September 4th, 2013, 05:27 PM
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And so everyone can see when I say, I am measuring the same, my first pregnancy on the left, this pregnancy on the right. Both at 27 weeks.



Even if they moved my DD from 12/2 to 11/21 -- that's 11 days. Which means when I am 35.5 weeks, if I go into labor, they think I am 37 weeks and I still could have a NICU baby! It just blows my mind moving DD's when you have a 100% conception date. All my early u/s showed a perfect dead on for dates measuring baby.
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IVF #1: October 2008
July 22, 2009: Johnathan Jarrett is born! 10:41 am, 7lbs, 12oz, 21.5 inches

FET #2: March 2013 (Medicated cycle)
November 25, 2013: Lucas Ryan is born! 8:46 pm, 8lbs, 8oz, 20 inches (No epidural!)

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September 4th, 2013, 06:16 PM
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From what I understand the early ultrasounds are MUCH better at measuring actual gestational age, too, so even if he was on track for the date they want to change it to, it's just genetics playing their role in him being just big. That kind of mindset just blows my mind.
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September 4th, 2013, 08:01 PM
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I am in western Kentucky...but my midwife/hospital are pretty up to date on practices etc.

They have never told me an estimated weight for Tobias so far. Just that on u/s he was measuring about 2 weeks big for most measurements.

If anything I want to say you look smaller this go around versus last go around! I did the same with Greyson...I always measured big with him to and he was born at 37w3d at 7lbs2oz.

Stand your ground. Since you know your dates are right on point that out to the OB and hopefully he/she will send you back and you can slap that midwife in the head...lol
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September 4th, 2013, 09:16 PM
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I agree you look smaller. God only knows my fundal height--compared to you I am huge!
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