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Hi lovely ladies (and gents)

Just wanted to update you on my viability scan as when I was waiting for it I was desperate to see positive stories (especially with no symptoms like me).

So we had it on Tuesday at 6 weeks 5 days, and we saw the sac, foetal pole and a tiny flickering heartbeat (that looked like a dancing hula girl for some reason)

I’ve literally had no symptoms except feeling tired and we all know that is the meds…

Next scan is at 8.5 weeks so the worry is ramping up again but I feel a tiny bit happier going in to this one.

Wishing everyone lots of luck wherever you are in your cycles xxx

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Great news, congratulations!! Very happy to see this update xxx

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Millbanks in reply to Lisichka

Thanks lovely! Hope you're doing well xx

Amazing!!! So happy for you lovely. Now try to relax and enjoy it! Hope you’re not feeling too gross-my nausea kicked in big time around now 🤢 xx

Thank you 😊 I feel pretty much ok really - apart from being tired..... but I'm willing the sickness to kick in!! xx

On the one hand, nausea is reassuring, but on the other it is bloody miserable when it is constant so enjoy not having it! xx

Aww I bet! The only thing I've noticed really is that I've barely lost a single hair in the last 3 weeks. Normally I'm digging handfuls out of the plug after a shower - so I'm clinging on to this! xx

Fantastic news.

Hi lovely so happy for you! In terms of symptoms I did feel a bit off but it went so soon that for the majority of the time my pregnancy was symptomless. By the visibility scan. I felt normal so like you felt worried and everything was fineI have also seen a number of ladies on here who have had symptomless pregnancies even with twins and everything was good.

Roll on your next scan xx

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Millbanks in reply to Jonesy84

Thank you so much - it's amazing isn't it how some people feel awful and others just have nothing! One day at a time xx

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Jonesy84 in reply to Millbanks

Definitely! I just always assumed pregnancy would always come with the sickness etc so it was new to me and seeing other ladies the same that it’s definitely not always the case. Still now I feel very normal. Yes the best thing to do it take one day at a time, take it easy and remember your scan as it’s a very positive start xxx

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Millbanks in reply to Jonesy84

Same!! And sore boobs but mine feel totally normal. Strange isn't it!You must be not too far off now! Hope all is going well xxx

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Jonesy84 in reply to Millbanks

Exactly! I remember being told I was lucky as I didn’t have sickness etc but part of me wishing I did almost for peace of mind.Again having symptoms doesn’t confirm anything. That little heartbeat you seen that’s the amazing thing that gives hope more than anything. Thanks lovely yes 32 weeks on Thursday crazy how it’s flying now and everything is currently on track. Any day you feel like you are having a wobble feel free to message as I know sometimes it’s hard for the mind not to go into overdrive xxx

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Millbanks in reply to Jonesy84

That's so kind - thank you! It's so up and down isn't it. One minute I feel confident all will be fine, then my mind tells me it might not.... argh!!Gosh 32 weeks!! That has flown by - so exciting! xxx

Lovely news Millbanks. 🤩😘 Glad all is going as it should at this stage. Scans are a stressful time but your in the same position as any other pregnant woman now. Try and "trust in your body".......thats what my acupuncturist said to me. Hard I know. 😘 You've got this 🌈💪 Xxx

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Millbanks in reply to Lovemylion

Thank you - I love this. It's hard to remember that but I keep telling myself there is no reason that it won't keep growing.... it's hard learning to trust your body again after going through so much!! Hope you're doing well my lovely xxx

Yay, such lovely news! 🌈💛

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Millbanks in reply to XOXO13


Absolutely fantastic news Millbanks! Honestly the comfort of the scans only last a couple of days for me and then I’m back on the worry train so totally get how you feel. I’ve got my 12 scan on Friday and I can already feel the stress rising! You’re doing fantastic ❤️ xx

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Millbanks in reply to Catlady101

Thank you!! And you too - so pleased for you! Yep the comfort really only does last for a short while doesn't it... But there is no reason why it won't continue to grow..... we've got this xxx

Fantastic news x

That's great news. Another milestone 🎉 Hope you're enjoying your pregnancy xx

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Millbanks in reply to AuroraXen

Thank you! Yep keep ticking them off! How are you getting on? Are you going in to another cycle? xx

Yay! Fab news lovely - so pleased for you! I know it’s hard to not have symptoms but definitely enjoy - I think mine only kicked in around 7.5 weeks so they could be just around the corner for you haha xxx

Thank you! How are you doing??Gosh I hope so - I'd love to feel crap now

😂😂😂 xx

Haha it’s a weird moment when you do feel sick and you’re happy but also feeling miserable 😆 but also enjoy not having any if that’s what ends up happening for you! So so pleased for you - what’s the date of the next scan?

I’m good hun, 35 weeks tomorrow which is exciting! Can’t believe the end is close now - definitely looking forward to having baby here and being able to sleep on my back again 😂 xxx

It’s ludicrous really!! Scan next Tuesday-eeeeek! I feel like I might be able to relax a bit more after that one but then who knows hey!Wow 35 weeks! I swear that has flown by! I bet you can’t wait. So excited for you xxx

Ahh have everything crossed for next Tuesday and will keep an eye for your update 🤞🏽❤️ I found it very difficult to fully relax (bloody infertility will do that to you!) and had lots of scans between finding out I was pregnant and my 12 week scan. I think I only fully relaxed after I could start feeling baby’s movements which unfortunately for me didn’t come until 22 weeks and even now I do have silly worries in my head.

Definitely take one day at a time, it’s so hard as it feels like your body has failed so much in the past (at least that’s how I felt!) but you are strong and you have got this 💪🏽

Haha yes it definitely has, particularly the last 10 weeks or so have really flown! I need it to slow down so I can appreciate these last few weeks but I know he’s going to be here before I know it so I need to get my (incredibly slow and tired) butt into gear! Xxx

Thank you ❤️ Yes I’m trying to enjoy it as much as possible. Every morning I wake up and my brain goes “I’m pregnant 😮” so it’s slowly sinking in. Oh bless you. I’m tired already so I can’t imagine how exhausted you must be! But still, we’ll take it if it means we get our dream 😬💖

Yes, most definitely I would take this 10,000,000,000,000 times over ❤️🥰 xxx

Congratulations 🎉🍾 happy for you 🥰

Amazing news! I wish you all the best!

Fantastic update, bet that was a relief! I hope the next scan doesn't feel as long! So pleased for you xx

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Millbanks in reply to Maisie234

Thank you my lovely. I hope you're doing ok - it's such a hard time isn't it xx

Amazing news. And very reassuring! Xxx

Really happy for you and great to hear you have another scan so soon. I know what it is like to be on tenterhooks between scans. Please try not to worry about no symptoms as no two pregnancy is the same. Seeing a heartbeat is a very good sign. All the best 🙏🏾

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Millbanks in reply to JoyfulStar

Thank you so much - and for you too!! xx

Congratulations hun ❤️❤️❤️

Whoop! Another tick in the box! Fantastic news lovely!! Congrats xx

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Millbanks in reply to Daisy1245

Thanks Daisy 😊 every milestone is a welcome relief!How are you getting on with your donor cycle? xx

Brilliant news!! I am so glad that everything is fine 💖🤩🥰 enjoy mamma 😘😌

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Millbanks in reply to Ranchu90

Aww thanks lovely!! Haha that sounds so weird!! Hope you're doing well and loving life! xx

Roll on that next scan lovely!!🥰xxx

Indeed!! xxx

Fantastic news 😊 Glad everything is going as it should be xx

Thanks lovely - hope you're doing well xx

Hiya lovely. I'm not too bad thanks for asking. I have found out that I have high red and white cells atm so im hoping to get it sorted before going ahead next month 🤞 xx

Oh that’s interesting! What does that mean for your cycle? Xx

I have been on antibiotics at first but they are doing more tests to see what is what. Hopfully will know more soon. I have provisionaly booked my treatment for next month too 😬 xx

Eeeek!! Fingers crossed! That’s great that you can crack on my lovely xx

Really hope so ☺ hope your doing ok lovely xx

Yes all good here thanks! Time is going very slowly between scans but I guess that’s normal 😫🥰❤️

That's great to hear. Awwww enjoy every minute 🥰 ❣

Thank you! Keep me updated on your progress!! ❤️💖

Awwww will do 💖💗

Such great news! So happy for you!

Amazing news 🤩 hope this helps you relax for longer than a day 🙏🏻🙏🏻

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Millbanks in reply to RhinoCat

And you too! But it doesn't!! Argh! xx

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RhinoCat in reply to Millbanks


That's brilliant news, congratulations xxx

So pleased the scan went well.

Try not to focus to much on symptoms - it varies so much from person to person and isn’t a reliable way of knowing anything! HUGE CONGRATS :) xx

That is very true and I need to tattoo it on myself! Thank you xxx

Wonderful news doll 🥰🥳💖

Congratulations hun! So happy for you ❤️❤️❤️

Many congratulations 🌸🌸 xxxxx

Hi, I was the same as you, zero symptoms until 8 weeks and then got nausea and extreme tiredness. One day, I fell asleep whilst looking after my little boy. This had never happened to me before!! Best of luck for the rest of your pregnancy.

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Millbanks in reply to ZessB

That's so good to hear! I am pretty tired to be fair. Thank you xx

Sounds like it’s a great start love. Try and enjoy the wait with just being “pregnant” and don’t think about any bad stuff. It’s a shame that all of us on here get robbed of that blissful Ignorance stage, so try and reclaim it, as much as you can xxx

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Millbanks in reply to LuluLJ

Aww I know - we've been through so much we deserve to enjoy it but it's so hard! We're all so programmed to worry about every little thing... I have told myself that after my next scan (given that everything is ok) I'm going to start believing it.... we'll see! xxx

I love this happy news ☺️ Congratulations!! Xx ❤️

Congratulations, so pleased for you. Was waiting for your update!

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Millbanks in reply to Sw1234

Aw thank you - hope you're doing well too xx

Fantastic news, congratulations 💗 I have my viability scan on Thursday and have have felt like I'm back in the tww. The anxiety is hard to ignore! Also feeling pretty symptomless. Desperately hoping for good news on Thursday

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Millbanks in reply to M365

Thank you! Not to diminish how hard the 2ww is but this is almost worse because there is now something tangible to lose. I completely underestimated how hard this bit would be. I always thought that getting the BFP would just be the be all and end all. How wrong was I.I've got everything crossed for you on Thursday. You've got this xx

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M365 in reply to Millbanks

Thank you and yes I feel exactly the same as you! Xx

That’s great news!!! You deserve it! And I barely have any symptoms so it gives me hope! Xx

Yay! How are you getting on with your HCG numbers? I hope they are rising nice and steadily xx

I’ve done 3 and I am done with it! 😅 I’m just going to wait for the scan now!

Well done - it's so hard not to obsess over it but you are pregnant and you now have to trust your body xx

I need to accept I have zero control on the outcome, very hard but hoping for the best! xxx

Yes this is definitely the hardest part - no control at all!! xx

Congratulations! Such lovely news to wake up to this morning xxxx

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Millbanks in reply to HollyCG

Aww thank you! Did you decide what to do about the LIT therapy? It was something I was looking in to as a next step if our last transfer hadn't worked. xx

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HollyCG in reply to Millbanks

Yep I went for it. Ive had the first dose already & the second will be on the 2nd of September followed by my frozen transfer 2 weeks later. I just thought I’d rather do it all & pray for the best then not & kick myself if another transfer failed.

My PGS test have come back 4/6 normal 🎉 so like you I don’t think the embryos have been the issue!

I’m also having steroids & intralipids for the NK cells & positive ANA - I think they’ve said the itralipids il have one before embryo transfer and another if I get a BFP? Steroids starting when I start my progesterone.

Is this the same as what you done?


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Millbanks in reply to HollyCG

Oh well done! I totally agree - we threw the kitchen sink at it this time.That's great news about your embryos - so yes, completely think it must be immune issues....

I had 1 intralipid session the day before transfer, then another at 6 weeks - I'll have another after my 8 week scan providing all is ok. I'm on 20mg prednisolone a day (from the start of progesterone).

Everything crossed for you my lovely xx

Such amazing news. We continue to keep everything crossed for your pregnancy xx

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Millbanks in reply to hifer

Thank you my lovely - very kind! Not long for you now!!! xxx

Fingers crossed! Good luck xx

Amazing news. I hope you can relax between scans. I know how hard it is in the run up to a scan but do try to relax as much as poss. xx

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Millbanks in reply to PaulaDag

Thank you - trying my best xx

Only just seen thus, what wonderful news huge congratulations on reaching this milestone 🥰 Xx

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Millbanks in reply to Jess1981

Thank you lovely. Now for the next! Hope you are doing well xx

So happy for you ❤️❤️ x

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Millbanks in reply to Hope_1234

Thanks lovely - did you have another scan this week? Hope all ok xxx

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Hope_1234 in reply to Millbanks

Hey lovely, not another scan this week.. my last scan was a week ago today. Everything looked fine but baby b still hiding 🙈I'm 10 weeks this Sunday now. It's going soo quickly.

Will you have another scan now before your 12 weeks ?

Hope your feeling okay 🥰xx

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Millbanks in reply to Hope_1234

Ah perfect - that's great news!! I've got my 8.5 week scan on Tuesday - have started to get a little nausea now so pleased about that!!

🙈🙈🙈 xx

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Hope_1234 in reply to Millbanks

Awwww soooo exciting 😬 I saw a lot more at 8 weeks. Keep me posted lovely

Ohhh god 🙈 I'm the same! But haven't been sick yet so that's a bonus 🤞xx

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Hope_1234 in reply to Millbanks

Twin A at 8 weeks. Twins b is hiding 🤣

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Millbanks in reply to Hope_1234

Wow!! Totally different to 6.5 weeks!! Congratulations xx

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Hope_1234 in reply to Millbanks

I know it's crazy isn't it. They have a little body, arms and legs 😍x

Congrats sweet

Ahhh so happy for you! I’ve got to wait till the 1/9 and it’s driving me mad! 🤪❤️❤️❤️

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Millbanks in reply to Queenr

It’s so hard isn’t it!! Xx

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Queenr in reply to Millbanks

The hardest

This is amazing!!! Wishing you so so so much good luck xxxxx

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Millbanks in reply to Maryc32

Thank you! Hope all is going well with the twins! Xxx

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Maryc32 in reply to Millbanks

Yes all still ok so far 🤞🏼 thank you ❤️

❤️💛💙 an amazing moment, so happy for you xx

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Millbanks in reply to Solly-44

Thank you lovely ❤️❤️❤️

Brilliant news! Really hope all still on track and you’re doing ok. Am rooting for you so much - a steroids/intralipids result that’s helping to build my hope up for our next attempt (have decided to do both so thank you so much for your helpful advice on that!). Keeping everything crossed for you xx

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Millbanks in reply to Bistbee

Ah that’s great news 😬 you’ve got the ERA timing and a PGS embryo right? All these things combined was the key for us 🥰 I’ve got everything crossed for you xxxThank you, everything ok so far. 8.5 week scan on Tuesday so hoping all progressing as it should be xx

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Bistbee in reply to Millbanks

Yep ERA and PGS ticked so really really hope this next one is the key for us too (bit worried about what it means for us if not but trying not to think too far ahead eek) - good luck for your next scan x

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Millbanks in reply to Bistbee

Don’t think about that yet. There are lots of other tests that can be done if needs be but I think these are the most important 👍🏼 When do you start prep for transfer? Xx

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