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Forum: Infertility   01-12-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By aprilshower
Thanks to both of you!  I'm so concerned re the...

Thanks to both of you!  I'm so concerned re the annovulation because I am starting IVIG on cd6 of my next cycle.  Lots of money, and I don't want it be wasted on an annovulation cycle...  I'm...
Forum: Infertility   01-12-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By aprilshower
I've been really sick for 5-6 weeks (finally...

I've been really sick for 5-6 weeks (finally getting a bit better) and have been taking codeine cough syrup 2 teaspoons/night to help with nighttime coughing for that entire time.
 
Last cycle was...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   08-23-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By aprilshower
Thank you, Heather.  That is really helpful.  Do...

Thank you, Heather.  That is really helpful.  Do you have any ideas about how to get started on this?  Would those visualization cds be helpful? 
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   08-22-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By aprilshower
My 1st loss was in Dec at 7 weeks.  Although it...

My 1st loss was in Dec at 7 weeks.  Although it was devastating, it was physically pretty easy.  I figured it was a fluke (after 3 successful pregnancies).  My limited loss BW showed nothing wrong. ...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-20-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By aprilshower
Last cycle was my first post-m/c AF cycle.  I...

Last cycle was my first post-m/c AF cycle.  I had a +opk on cd8 (only 1 positive) and ovulated on cd12.  That cycle I was taking prednisone from cd8 until AF - which likely caused my short LP...
Forum: Infertility   06-09-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By aprilshower
(Background: After Dec and April losses, I've...

(Background: After Dec and April losses, I've been dx with recurrent immunologic pregnancy loss. Given IVIg to stop this. I have IgA deficiency, which many docs - except mine - think means that IVIg...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   06-01-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 32
Posted By aprilshower
I have never in my life gotten a false +opk... ...

I have never in my life gotten a false +opk...  And now it seems that I have.
 
I had a 13 week loss, resulting in a D&C on April 24.  I ovulated 2 weeks after my m/c bleeding started.  Then I got...
Forum: Infertility   06-01-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By aprilshower
After 2 recurrent losses (Dec 2011 and...

After 2 recurrent losses (Dec 2011 and March/April 2012), I've been dx with "recurrent immunologic abortion" (in addition to MTHFR homozygous C677T).
 
My immunologist amazingly got insurance...
Forum: Infertility   06-01-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By aprilshower
Natural Killer Cells are one possible cause of...

Natural Killer Cells are one possible cause of recurrent losses, but there are others you might want to consider as well.  There is a yahoo group for reproductive immunology that talks a lot about...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-23-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By aprilshower
I had a 13 week miscarriage, leading to a D&E in...

I had a 13 week miscarriage, leading to a D&E in late April.  I ovulated about 2 weeks after the start of my miscarriage.  And I hardly had any EWCM.  Normally, I have 5 days of really great EWCM....
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   05-23-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 68
Posted By aprilshower
For me, herbs did nothing.  My midwife says they...

For me, herbs did nothing.  My midwife says they will only work once the body is ready to miscarry.  OSUvet, I think it can reasonably be a while longer until you miscarry.  My baby died at 6 weeks,...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   05-18-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By aprilshower
This link seems to take me to my fb page... 

This link seems to take me to my fb page... 
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   05-18-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 257
Posted By aprilshower
Thank you, Bena :)  My mw is truly wonderful. ...

Thank you, Bena :)  My mw is truly wonderful.  She is always available to support me, and I really could not survive without her.
 
I should also update to add that I've also been diagnosed with...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   05-18-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By aprilshower
There is a low dose rhogam that is intended for...

There is a low dose rhogam that is intended for first trimester loss.  It is hard to find, since most docs use the full dose anyway.  Because I get autoimmune reactions to rhogam, I sought out the...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   05-18-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 77
Posted By aprilshower
Thank you, Bena, for your really sweet replies...

Thank you, Bena, for your really sweet replies :)  I really appreciate your thoughtful words.  I will knit for my baby :)
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   05-18-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By aprilshower
How far along are you?  I think I may have seen...

How far along are you?  I think I may have seen 7 weeks on another post?  At 7 weeks, it really may not be terribly traumatic.  My first loss was at 6-7 weeks, and I never had an "event".  I just...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   05-18-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By aprilshower
My baby died at 6 weeks, but I miscarried and...

My baby died at 6 weeks, but I miscarried and ultimately had a D&C at 13 weeks.  My pregnancy continued to progress thru the 13 weeks.  My belly decreased in size after the D&C, but I still have a...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   05-18-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 77
Posted By aprilshower
After my 1st loss, I conceived after my first...

After my 1st loss, I conceived after my first period.  Shortly after that ovulation, I started knitting wool soakers (diaper covers) for my new LO - even before I knew if we had conceived.  I kind...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   05-18-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 88
Posted By aprilshower
My first loss was a natural m/c without D&C.  My...

My first loss was a natural m/c without D&C.  My first (and only b/c I conceived) period after that was very heavy and intense.
 
My second loss was a partial natural m/c followed by D&C.  My...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   05-06-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 38
Posted By aprilshower
As of this coming Tues, it will be 2 weeks since...

As of this coming Tues, it will be 2 weeks since my 13 week D&C.  Both my mw and my OB surgeon say to ttc with first ovulation (since we have *hopefully* identified and treated the causes of my...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   05-04-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,331
Posted By aprilshower
Thanks again, Cole Deelah :)   I really...

Thanks again, Cole Deelah :)
 
I really appreciate your insight re how the midwife/doula combination would work :)  This sounds much better than my last birth, where my mw basically depended on my...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   05-04-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,331
Posted By aprilshower
Thanks so much, Cole Deelah :)  This is really...

Thanks so much, Cole Deelah :)  This is really helpful and informative.
 
I have had a horrible experience with the midwife you mention having the most experience with.  And I really adore one of...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   05-01-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,331
Posted By aprilshower
Thank you, KeenDoula-   The pulling you out...

Thank you, KeenDoula-
 
The pulling you out of the tub sounds miserable.  Couldn't she check you *in the tub*?  I think that at this point, a mom is so vulnerable.  I'd like to say that I'd just...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   04-28-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 257
Posted By aprilshower
Just an update here...  After 2 days of heavy...

Just an update here...  After 2 days of heavy blood loss along with near loss of consciousness - plus being very weak, dizzy, and terrified - I had a D&C at 13 weeks.  Thru lots of crying, my super...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   04-28-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 145
Posted By aprilshower
After attempting to have a natural miscarriage,...

After attempting to have a natural miscarriage, I ended up needing a D&C at 13 weeks.  For the 2 days prior, I had heavy blood loss and difficulty maintaining consciousness :(  I became very weak,...
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