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May 12th, 2009, 07:43 AM
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I'm very excited, but very scared too!!!

Here's what I posted about my doctor visit yesterday:

Little background info... I have four living children and five miscarriages, the last miscarriage was last cycle. But, the one before that was in Novemeber and they did lots of testing. They told me I have a folid acid deficiency (called MTHFR) and my ANAs were positive (which is a marker for some auto-immune problems). I went to a hematologist and a rheumatologist and they could find no other problems. They did A LOT of blood work. So, I have to take 3mg of folic acid and a baby asprin every day. This was the OB, hematologist, and rheumatologist's recommendation as of November.

So, yesterday... I did the normal pee in the cup, get undressed, had the doctor come in... she gave me a look and said something about me being back so quick without any help (I was taking clomid and progesterone, but since we took last month "off", I didn't use any of that).

She did her exam. Then she just about insisted I start taking Lovenox injections. I was like WHAT?! I know this was mentioned back in November and the specialists I saw mentioned it too, but when all my tests came back normal (except the folic acid and ANAs), they said I didn't need heparin or lovenox. So, I tell the doctor this. Remind her how needle phobic I am. She had me get my blood drawn and as I waited, I texted Michael and asked him his opinion. He didn't think I should do it.

Then I had an ultrasound done. They saw a black area, which I guess is the gestational sac and that measured 5 weeks. But, there was no yolk sac or fetal pole yet. I was told not to worry about that, but I will anyway. Looking at the calendar, I must have ovulated early to be at 5 weeks already. I usually ovulate late. Maybe their machine is wrong?

After that, I went back in to see the doctor (and the nurse). They really pushed that Lovenox. Wanted to give me a shot in the office. Said something offensive like "it depends on how bad you want this" (meaning the baby). They never brought this up last month when I was pregnant. Why now? I can't start it and then go off it. I have to stay on for 9 months. They can't even guarantee me that it will work. Or that the folic acid and baby asprin isn't enough.

Other than absolutely HATING needles - no matter how small - is that I probably won't be able to have a homebirth if I'm on Lovenox. Of course, they don't know I want a homebirth and I'm not about to tell them.

I've also had 4 children without using it.

I told them I certainly wasn't going to start injections until I at least knew the numbers were going up. What would be the point if I'm already miscarrying?

I go back in Wed morning for more blood work. And they scheduled me to see the doctor next Monday. Not sure if I'll get another ultrasound. I thought she said 2 weeks... but the lady at the front said next week. Once I get the ultrasound done where we see the heartbeat, I'll switch to my midwife.

So... please keep praying that Snowflake doesn't melt and and sticks good.
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May 12th, 2009, 12:19 PM
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*lurking*Congrats girl!!! I hope this is your sticky bean! I'll be praying for you
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May 12th, 2009, 03:03 PM
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Will definitely be thinking of you and your little bean!
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May 13th, 2009, 02:40 AM
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Congratulations!!! That, my dear, is a sticky bean! I think your Dr.s are full of it!

and I was going to PM you about co-hosting here with me lol!
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May 13th, 2009, 11:17 AM
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Well, you never know how many we'll try for....

My hcg monday was 4,776 and today is 10,217. Very high!! I'm hoping it's not a molar pregnancy.
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May 13th, 2009, 02:40 PM
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I think those numbers are fantastic! Congratulations!! Sticky bean vibes...
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May 13th, 2009, 03:45 PM
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Congrats!! Excellent news!
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May 14th, 2009, 05:10 AM
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Those numbers look great! Good Luck and Congrats!
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May 21st, 2009, 08:07 AM
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Congrats and hope the lil bean sticks!!!!
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