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September 15th, 2008, 01:43 PM
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Hi Everyone,

As the title says, I had a positive pregnancy test on Saturday after four miscarriages between 6 and 11 weeks in the past 2 1/2 years with the last one taking place almost a year ago.

Since January, I've turned 40, lost 45 pounds, quit smoking, exercise regularly and taken prenatal vitamins for the past 3 months. I also discovered perinatology which I had no idea existed.

I had scheduled a preconception visit with the perinatologist but now it will be my first prenatal visit next week.

I'm really trying to do everything right with the things that I can control. I know there are many things that I cannot control and that's what I'm hoping you and your posts might be able to help me with. Just in the past two days, I've been driving myself crazy with worry of what could happen and what has happened before. I feel like this worry may in some way effect the pregnancy so I really want to calm down.

Any words of wisdom are much appreciated. TIA

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September 15th, 2008, 01:53 PM
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Hi Cat, welcome and congrats! Sorry for all of your losses.
I don't know how many words of advice I have, but I'll tell you that the girls here are wonderful and very supportive, always here for you no matter what. You are in the right board that's for sure. We all had a lost of several before this pg, so we all know what we are all going through. Take this pg one day at the time, take each day as a precious day with you baby.

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September 15th, 2008, 01:54 PM
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Welcome to the board and congrats on your bfp!

You know, worry when pregnant after a loss, especially several, is a normal thing. I think the only thing you can do is focus on the positive and take it moment by moment. That's how I survive pregnancy anyway. I'm glad you have a peri visit next week. Although there's not much they're actually going to be able to do other than monitor your hormone levels. It's a bit early for an ultrasound to show anything.

Best wishes and hopes that this one sticks!!

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September 15th, 2008, 01:59 PM
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Hi Cat,

welcome to the board. I am Dee and I cohost here with Heather...

I am so very sorry for your losses.
I am glad you found us here, we know and understand the fear and anxiety that comes with PAL. It is totally normal.
You should however, just try to relax and think positive, I know it is easier said than done, believe me
I really hope you feel comfortable here, the ladies are wonderful !!!!
Congrats !!!!!

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September 15th, 2008, 02:18 PM
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Thank you so very much for your kind words. I've felt so alone these past couple of years and ashamed that I'm the only woman on the planet that can't have a baby, or so it seems (I know, a bit dramatic but I am particularly emotional right now).

It takes so much energy to try to make others feel better about my experience. It feels so good to just put it out there and believe that you know how I feel. Thanks again.

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