Hi 👋🏻 I’ve come over from the fertility network. Some of you will know me from there.
Im 39. I’m currently 34+ weeks with my rainbow baby, a girl. Hubby and I were ttc 4 years including 2 years of ivf. Hubby is a T4 paraplegic. I had a natural miscarriage (possible CP) aged 28. We had 2 missed miscarriages during ivf. I had a D and C for the first one and medical management for the second. It was then discovered that I have lupus anticoagulant (aps). I’m on Enoxaparin and daily aspirin. Altogether we did 2 fresh rounds, 4 frozen and used a total of 7 embryos to get to this stage. We still have 2 embryos in storage.
Anyway yesterday we had another growth scan and appointment with our consultant. Baby is measuring a week ahead at 6.08lb! As she’s an ivf baby they stuck with ivf dates, never going by the 12 week dating scan. But she looks perfectly healthy. The consultant has suggested getting me in for 2 sweeps set 2 days apart in 4 weeks and if they don’t have the desired effect then a pessary induction followed by the drip, if necessary, at 39 weeks. I’m booked for another scan in another 2 weeks. I’m at the stage now where I’m really struggling with pgp and edema in both feet. I’ve fought with anxiety throughout the whole pregnancy. No one prepares you for how hard it will be after infertility and loss.
I guess I’d like to hear some positive stories re; babies weighing less than their predicted weights, having the sweep (pretty scared of this tbh) and being induced. All I’ve heard are horror stories and everything I feel I gained from my nct classes feels like a waste of time. I’m now getting really really frightened about pretty much everything 😬😩
Thanks for reading..