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Never lose hope 🌈

Never lose hope 🌈

This time last year we had suffered our second chemical pregnancy from our second round of IVF, if you had told me that the 3rd round would be successful I’d never have believed it... yet here I am 36 weeks pregnant and in 3 weeks time (or less) I’ll meet my little boy 💙

It’s not been an easy pregnancy, with hyperemesis until 20 weeks, bleeding on and off from 28 weeks due to placenta previa which has resulted in time spent in hospital, feet which have gone up 2 shoe sizes and apparently they can stay this way 😂🙈

I wouldn’t change it for the world and would do it all over again for this little button who I can’t imagine loving anymore than I already do now and can’t wait to meet him 😍

I’ll be having a planned section at 39 weeks but likely it could be sooner as any further bleeds could lead to an earlier section.

This forum kept me going through the hardest times in my life, the women here are the strongest women I’ve ever come across. IVF warriors!

I know in comparison to some my journey isn’t much and I hope this post doesn’t offend anyone but I just wanted to let others know that dreams really can come true, even when you don’t believe they ever will. Never give up ladies 😘 xxx

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Wow not long to go for you then Amanda! Very exciting that you'll get to meet your little one soon. Sounds like you have had a rough time of things but as you said it will be so worth it!! Hope your section goes well, look forward to hearing how you get on.xxx

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Thank you! 😘 xxx

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Wooohooo make sure I get pics xx

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Will send you some pics! 😀 hope Noah is doing well xxx

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We're out our 6 week check today .....thank u hun . So excited for u xxx

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That’s lovely to share!! I’m so happy for you and wish you the best labour. Your post gives us all hope! Xxxx

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Thank you 😘 xxx

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sending you soooooo much love. .can't wait to see pic of your beautiful baby boy. .wishing you so much luck for weeks ahead...so pleased you kept sharing your story..much love xxx

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Thanks so much Vic 😘 hope your doing well xxx

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How truly wonderful!! Such a blessing indeed 😊🙏🏼 I’m on my 6th cycle currently 9 and a bit weeks and keep pinching myself as so happy but not counting my chickens. I had 3 chemical pregnancy after 3 later losses and I honestly thought the 3 ERPC’s had scarred me irreversibly so i feel incredibly luckily to be here now 🙏🏼 Thanks for sharing your story, brought tears to my eyes because I know how you feel and even though you’ve suffered you’re on top of the world and soon to meet your precious little boy. I wish you the best of luck with the next couple of weeks and delivery and send lots of love and best wishes 💙xxx

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Thanks so much Natalia, sorry to hear about your previous losses but so pleased so hear your now 9 and a bit weeks, that’s fantastic news! All the best with you pregnancy 😘 xxx

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😘 thank you so much xxx

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Am happy for u, wish u good luck

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Thank you 😊 xxx

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OMG!! how can you be 36 weeks already!! Wow 😍

Although from sounds of it, it’s definitely been a long 36 weeks for you. Guess it’s too much to ask that us IVFers get a break when it comes to the pregnancy experience. Sorry you’ve had a rubbish time of it.

Wishing you all the love in the world 😘

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Scary isn’t it, I have to say it’s actually gone in pretty quick but as due date approaches it’s starting to drag 🤨

Thank you so much 😊

Hope your doing well - I’ll be looking out for your post after 2ww and keeping everything crossed it’s BFP ğŸ¤ž 🍀 🌈 xxx

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Thank you so much 😊 I’ll definitely pop a little picture up when he arrives 😍💙 xxx

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Thank you so much 😘 xxx

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Ahhh I couldn’t agree more, this forum is full of so many amazing women!! I’m almost 32 weeks now and still have to pinch myself that this is happening after five very long years. Keep us updated about your birth and make sure you share a pic of your beautiful boy when he arrives 💙💙💙 xxxx

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32 weeks Sprinkles, can’t believe that! Have you found it’s gone in quick?

I’ll definitely post a picture when baby is here 😍💙 can’t wait to see your baby picture too! 😍 xxx

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Yes the last few weeks in particular have flown by! Yes I will definitely be sharing a pic when he arrives, can’t wait to finally meet him xxxx

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Your a lovely lady and deserve this so much just like all the others on here. 💙💝

I can totally vouch for the foot size my feet went up a size with my daughter and stayed that way hun. 😂

I know you've had a tough time but you've tackled it head first and you've done brilliantly well. Can't wait to see your PIC of your little man

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Thank you 😘

Oh gosh my feet look horrible, if they do stay bigger I hope they at least get a better shape than they have just now, they’re like little hoofs 😂😂

Can’t wait to see your little bubba too, not long until gender scan now! 😀😍 xxx

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😂They won't stay looking like that just possibly the size will stay. Hubby says iv still got lovely feet and ppl like my feet for some reason.

I know I'm trying to get excited but starting to fill with worry it's so hard to get excited.

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Wow I can’t believe where the times gone! Looking forward to hearing of the safe arrival of your little man xx

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I know, it’s scary!! Thank you so much, hope your keeping well 😘 xxx

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Congratulations! :) xxx

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Thank you 😀 xxx

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Aww Amanda, thanks for the uplifting message. I agree totally with the words in that picture. Life itself is a battle and we have to fight the good fight.

I wish you a safe delivery and look forward to see a picture of your baby boy when born. Have a lovely week ahead.

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Thank you very much 😘 xxx

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This is absolutely wonderful!! Well done and wishing you all the very best with the new little man xxx

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Thank you so much 😘 xxx

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Not long to go now. Sounds like you've had a worrying time. But as you say hopefully your story gives others hope. Good luck with the next few weeks xxx

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Thank you 🙂 how are you getting on? Xxx

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I'm well thanks. Have diet controlled gestational diabetes but otherwise things have been ok except for early sickness and bleeding. Am booked in for induction this Saturday. Scared and excited in equal measure. When is your 39 week date? Xx

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Good luck for Saturday. I can imagine how scared and excited you must be!

I’ve got an appointment on 23rd to book the section for 39 weeks, it’ll be I think Monday 4th June (I’ll be 39+1) xxx

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Eeeeek you'll be having your twinnies this weekend hopefully so exciting can't wait to see a PIC. We've missed you Fredaflinstone

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Beautiful post. Thank you so much for sharing your story.congratulations and may your little boy bring you so much joy.

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Thank you very much 😘 xxx

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Lovely success story all the very best with your little boy x

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Thank you so much 😊 xxx

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All the best amanda. Remember seeing many of your posts. What a difference a year makes!! X

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Thank you very much. It won’t be too long until you’ve got your little girl, I bet your so excited! 🙂 xxx

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Congratulations,It's nice to see stories like yours! Good luck to you for baby arriving 😘 Xx

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Thank you 😀 xxx

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Good luck hunny not long now, I have 3 weeks to go to 💗💙🤰😘😘

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Thank you. Eeek exciting, bet you can’t wait!! 💖💙 xxx

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Yip so excited but nervous to xx

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Aww all these lovely babies will be here so soon !! I don’t really contribute here much now apart from the odd congrats but I always read. Amanda you were here when I first came with sprinkles and I’m so pleased your getting your dreams. And it’s so important to the other ppl on here at whatever stage of their fight to get some positive outcomes. Congrats to all of you. True warriors. Hope all the births go well, I’ve had three c sections and each was fine.

Lots of love to you all 💕

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Thank you so much 😘

Loving your profile picture - you look fab!! Xxx

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Great news! Congratulations and best of luck with your birth xx thanks for the positive post

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Thank you 😀 xxx

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Amazing news! Definitely bringing hope to others! Thanks for sharing xx

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Thank you 😊 xxx

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I’m so happy for you!! Wish you the best labour xx

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Thank you so much 😊 xxx

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Thank you very much 😘 xxx

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This post makes me very happy 😊 so happy for your good news. I hope all goes well for the labour/section xx

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Thanks very much 😘 xxx

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Love you brave lady❤️❤️❤️.

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Thank you 😘 xxx

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What a lovely post. Keep strong Amanda and try to get some rest before the little storm arrives 😍 good luck for the last few weeks and for the section. Keep us posted xx

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Thanks so much 😊 xxx

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This has really hit home after two rounds of ivf ended is miscarriage my third time and now I’m 35 weeks! Amazing! Good luck with you planned c section x

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Aww so pleased to hear you were also 3rd time lucky! Not long for you to go now!

I’m unfortunately back in hospital, another heavy bleed 😖 hoping it settles ğŸ¤ž xxx

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Awwww Amanda please keep us informed really hope it settles lovely ğŸ¤žğŸ¼ğŸ’ğŸ˜˜ğŸ’

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Thank you. Thought I was prepared for a section but I got such a fright as when I came in I passed a clot and they rushed me up to labour ward and prepared me for a section with steroid injection and tablet for acid in stomach and was told I couldn’t eat or drink anything and I was just like OMG!!! 😱

However the bleeding eased, still happening but it’s lighter and they don’t want to do the section too early unless they have to so it’s just basically monitoring me and baby very closely.

Xxx

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Awwwwww bless ya your in the right place. Placenta previa causing these hiccups.

Hugs and love being sent. Keep in touch hun. Thinking of you

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Thank you. I’m next to someone who snores very loud so don’t think I’ll be getting much sleep tonight!! 😖 lol xxx

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😂 that always happens to me in hospital. Bless ya 💝😘💝

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So annoying. I’m being kept in another night, if bleeding stops tomorrow they’ll discharge me so looks like another sleepless night with the snorer 🙈 I’ll need to try going to sleep about 8pm just to get a head start! 😂😂 xxx

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Was just thinking about you came on to message and seen yours, bless ya their keeping their eye on you try get some ear plugs and hopefully they'll help. Hope you manage to get some sleep hun.

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Thank you 😘 xxx

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How you doing lovely?

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Hey thanks for the message 🙂

They’re keeping me in again, they said the bleed on Wednesday was substantial so they don’t want to let me go home too early, if no more bleeding between now and tomorrow I should get discharged but any more bleeds after that and they’ll keep me in until I have a section 😖

She says as my due date approaches my chances of bleeds and heavier bleeds are increasing more and more.

How are you? Xxx

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Awwww I know it's not nice hun, but at least their looking after you and being cautious. It's reassuring to know that your in good hands.

Bless ya.

I just had a violent sick episode came out of nowhere and my head was spinning seeing stars still getting over it now.

Have you had visitors hun

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Oh no that sickness doesn’t sound nice! Maybe the heat?

Yeah I’ve had visitors, my partner is on his way up now and his sister is coming to visit this evening so that’ll keep me going. Stocked up on magazines and crossword books too lol.

Not much longer to go at least and then little bubs will be here 😍💙 xxx

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I'm not really hot and it's not that hot over here. Just so random. Hopefully that'll be it for a while again.

Good you've got visitors keeps you going along with crosswords etc. bless ya

I know really not long now exciting isn't it 💙😘💝

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It’s very exciting. Can’t wait to meet him. I think that makes the time in hospital easier as I know soon we’ll have him 💙 xxx

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I remember with my daughter they admitted me a week before I had her and told me I won't be leaving till I have her and that is what kept me going knowing once I leave she would be here. How far are you now hun? Have you had any more bleeding?

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I’ll be 37 weeks on Sunday. No more bleeding, but I know I will bleed again as it’s just so common with the placenta previa so I just need to make the most of my days away from hospital if I’m discharged before I get admitted again.

At least I’m getting some rest in here, away from all the workmen decorating in the house lol xxx

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Bless ya, it's turned out to be a blessing in disguise hasn't it in a way. 💝

Just hope you get some chance to stay at home before you have bubu.

Hope your managing to have a nice sleep hun.

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Oh Amanda scary times! Hope you get out of hospital soon!xx

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Thanks Cinderella. Hopefully get out tomorrow ğŸ¤žğŸ¤ž xxx

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I’m so sorry to hear you have been in hospital it’s the best place for you and baby. Keep us updated hope all is well and baby arrives safe and not too early x

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Thank you 😘 yeah definitely the best place for us just now.

Hope your well xxx

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Thanks for this Amanda, an amazing success story to give me hope! Best of luck as you venture in to the next chapter of this journey. Do let us know when your little soldier arrives! :)

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Thank you, I will do 😀 xxx

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Good to hear from you. You have been through a lot. I am sorry to know about your struggles. But you are a strong lady, I must say. This is such a nice way to spread hope. People here are so much depressed most of the times. As TTC is a tough journey. It demands lots of strength and positivity. In such a situation all people need is hope, support, and strength from others. I am so glad that you shared your story.

I wish you lots of luck in your future. I hope it will go amazingly for you.

Stay strong and hopeful. keep spreading love and hope. Lots of love and wishes to you.

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Hello there. So glad to hear that your IVF was successful. Although you suffered a lot such positive attitude gave you strength. Many couples who are hopeless will get courage from it. I must say, you did a great job by sharing your experience with others. Dreams are meant to come true. Your dream is going to be fulfilled soon. You are looking pretty excited to see your baby. The best thing is you didn't lose hope. People need to learn that these scientific methods are solutions to their problems. Although success is not guaranteed those who remain determine win it. You are lucky that things are now going smooth. I want to congratulate you on your baby. You should take care of your health and diet. Hope you have a safe delivery. Wish you a happy and healthy life along with the family.

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aww, best thing I've read. Thank you so much. you literally just made my day. I was having a hard time believing in things as well. I just can't bring myself up to go for any procedure. It just seems so out of this world for me. Maybe it's just the way I was brought up. I had an accident some years ago. Which left me barren. Assisted pregnancy is the only chance I have. Natural is so out of the question for me. Might just go for adoption. I have this feeling that I might regret it later. I don't want the child to ever feel like that. What should I do guys? your answers would mean a lot.Thanks.

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Love the quote. Good luck for the end of your pregnancy.

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aww, best thing I've read. Thank you so much. you literally just made my day. I was having a hard time believing in things as well. I just can't bring myself up to go for any procedure. It just seems so out of this world for me. Maybe it's just the way I was brought up. I had an accident some years ago. Which left me barren. Assisted pregnancy is the only chance I have. Natural is so out of the question for me. Might just go for adoption. I have this feeling that I might regret it later. I don't want the child to ever feel like that. What should I do guys? your answers would mean a lot.Thanks.

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aww, best thing I've read. Thank you so much. you literally just made my day. I was having a hard time believing in things as well. I just can't bring myself up to go for any procedure. It just seems so out of this world for me. Maybe it's just the way I was brought up. I had an accident some years ago. Which left me barren. Assisted pregnancy is the only chance I have. Natural is so out of the question for me. Might just go for adoption. I have this feeling that I might regret it later. I don't want the child to ever feel like that. What should I do guys? your answers would mean a lot.Thanks.

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