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#1 of 10 Old 07-31-2004, 03:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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what I can do for her while she's on bedrest after the implantation?

Are there any herbal teas I can make her, any aromatherapy that's safe/helpful, anything else I can do to keep her spirits up/help the process any?

I'm bringing a bunch of new houseplants, and am going to help around the house.

They've been trying for three years now.

TIA!

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Awww... youre awesome for wanting to help. I think the best thing is to keep her off of her feet.
And this may sound funny.... but I know a lot of women who eat fresh pineapple daily until they test. Something about the enzymes & helping those eggs stick!

GL to her!!!!!
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I swear by nettles and red clover.

Again this is very sweet of you to be taking such good care of her.
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well, they took 24 eggs on Monday, and 20 were fertilized! this is a good turnout, I take it? ROFL.

She is having 2 implanted tomorrow. Think sticky thoughts ladies!!!

cool, thanks for the ideas .. I'll bring a pineapple and some nettles n' red clover to make tea!
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Very good turnout!
Good luck!
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both eggs are doing 'well' (uuuh dividing well? are stable? lol, i don't know the lingo) so they implanted only one...i am so excited for her! but kinda feeling bad for her, she's hobbling around like she was just in a car accident

I sent smom for pineapple, and im bringing her over some tea.

c'mon baby!
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She's been hospitalized with severe OHSS
she has extremely swollen ovaries and vomiting/dehydration. she'll be there for a couple days at least.

is there a risk of losing the baby? she seems to be retaining the embryo thus far, but she's sooooo sick!
oh mannnnnnnn!
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looked up some more online, only 1-2% of women have severe complications. and it's worse when there's a pregnancy.

I just feel so bad for them, they've been trying for so long, and finally here was some hope, and now she's so sick and in so much pain. I hope it doesn tboil down to terminating the pregnancy.

I just wanna
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Hopefully it won't mean terminating the pregnancy.

But she will be in the hospital for a while. OHSS is pretty icky stuff. One of the hazards of trying to get pregnant in this manner. And it makes sense since she had such a large turnout with her eggs.

Sorry to hear that she is so sick, and glad that she is holding on to that egg.
Much to your family.

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WELL.... She's knocked up!!!

BUT she's still having some issues with the OHSS, they have been draining her abdominal cavity, last time they took 2.5 litres out

Her close SIL is a nurse (whose just-turned-1 babe is on bottles full of microwaved homo milk, don't get me started), and with the nature of her conception, i have a feeling this is going to be a heavily medicalised pregnancy. The plus is her mom (my stepmom) is very interested in the natural stuff and plugs me and my research/knowledge quite a bit

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