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Tosha - November 24

MH - Unfortunately I am sure. I have unbelievable cramps and full force AF. What a lousy day. And DH is coming home tonight to boot. What terrible news for him. We figured this was the month for sure.

Has anyone on this board tried IUI or IVF?

 

Native - November 24

MH- you're probably right girl. I never thought about the effects of not having a AF can effect my weight gain. Not only have I got this problem , but I've been diagnosed with hirtuism, which causes abnormal hair growth on my chin. Has anyone else experienced this problem? You convinced me to go to my doctor and ask for a prescription. I guess I can't go on any longer, it just sucks :-\ But I have to look on the positive side and realize it's all for a good cause. Thanks girl! As for your emails, the last thing I received was the e-card and I thank you for that also ;D

 

Native - November 24

Have any of you ladies experienced dryness in your hair while on clomid? My hair is all dried out ??? Let me know if you have.

 

WishingandHoping - November 24

Andrea - congrats on hearing the heart beat...I am sure that put your mind at ease to know all is well. That is so exciting. You mentioned that you had ovarian cysts. I have had three and all have burst, but do you think that is any reason why you weren't able to get pregnant. The thought has crossed my mind, but I have yet to ask a doctor.

Tosha - I am so sorry. I will definitely be thinking of you today and like MH says it is another day to give it another try. I know it is easier said then done, but keep the faith. Also did you see that this is Alias' last season?

Well DH is off playing basketball with friends and family, just getting ready myself as we are off to my parents and family for Thanksgiving dinner. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

 

Native - November 24

Andrea-that story is so sweet and romantic. Do you remember the name of the pizza spot? I currently live in Brooklyn and know all the shops (by being so greedy) :P It's funny cause I hate to cook, but love to bake. So I eat out a lot. My DH is the cook and I'm the cleaner. I have a dishwasher and she's 13 y/o.....lol. She hates it when I say this, but I get a kick out of it!

 

Native - November 24

WishingandHoping-Happy Gobble, Gobble! to you to.

Tosha-I completely understand what you are feeling, but my dear I'll give you the advice from my mother:

"when your lady friend comes for a visit, she is only preparing your womb for a beautiful bundle of joy. She stays longer than you would like, but she is only adding extra comfort and love for your baby to grow in" ;D coming from a 72 y/o women with five children. I hope this helps and puts a smile on your face ;)

 

Native - November 24

Tosha- I haven't tried the IVF or IUI! I here that they are kind of expensive. In some states infertility is covered by private insurances, but not in New York. It is unfortunately considered non-evasive. In other words, electoral. We have some of the best doctors in the world, but the procedures are too EXPENSIVE :o

 

Tosha - November 24

Thank-you all for understanding my depression and self-pity today. I truly appreciate all your kindness.

WishingandHoping - I had no idea this is Alias' last season! That broke my heart! The only celebrity gossip I've heard today was that Jessica Simpson and Nick have officially announced their break-up today. Nothing about Alias!

Native - Thank-you for the beautiful words of advice for me from your Mom. I do believe it to be true. I thought my womb would be prepared by now though! hehe

IUI and IVF are very expensive here (in Canada) as well. I was just wondering just in case.

MH - You asked me about implantation bleeding. This is a dumb question, but I'm going to ask it anyways? What is exactly is that? i.e. How much blood is actually shed? I would have thought a couple drops... no where near AF? Then again, I've been wrong many times before!

 

Mahogany Heart - November 24

Tosha,

Implantation Bleeding

What does implantation bleeding look like?
Implantation bleeding is vaginal discharge which usually contains a small amount of pinkish or brownish blood. Only about a third of pregnant women experience implantation bleeding.

When does implantation bleeding usually occur?
It can happen at the time the fertilized egg implants in the uterus, on average between 6 to 12 days past ovulation.
Should I worry about implantation bleeding occurring?
Unless accompanied by cramping, backache or increased bleeding, a small amount of blood being discharged should be considered as implantation bleeding which is nothing to be concerned about.
If this is implantation bleeding, when can I test to see if I am pregnant?
Home pregnancy tests are based on a very simple principle. They work by through the detection of the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) in a woman's urine. This hormone is a hormone secreted by the developing placenta shortly after a fertilized egg has been implanted in the uterine lining.
If a woman is pregnant, the amount of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) in her system should be around 25 mIU at 10 dpo (days past ovulation), 50 mIU at 12 dpo, 100 mIU at around two weeks dpo. Because of their high sensitivity factor ( 20 mIU/ml hCG ) in detecting human hCG, both the AimStick pregnancy tests can confirm pregnancy as early as 6-8 days past ovulation. To help lower the chances of a false negative, the best time to test at 9 or 10 days past ovulation would be advisable.

http://www.babyhopes.com/articles/impl
antation-bleeding.html


IMPLANTATION
BLEEDING

This page will provide more information about implantation bleeding. This information is only intended to explain this phenomena and should not be used in an attempt to diagnose nor to treat any bleeding during early pregnancy.

Implantation bleeding occurs during implantation of the egg cell

It occurs towards the end of the implantation process . The trophoblast is a highly specialized tissue. It develops from the fertilized egg and surrounds the egg. It attaches the egg to the endometrium and as it is continuously growing it invades the endometrium. As it eats its way into the endometrium it pulls the egg into the endometrium. It ( the trophoblast) also invades the mothers blood vessels and divert her blood to cavities inside the trophoblast. These cavities are than filled by maternal blood becoming blood lakes. Most of the lakes are connected. The trophoblast on the outer surface of the egg are thinner and slower growing but also contains cavities that are connected to the deeper cavities. Some of these outer cavities communicate or open into the uterine cavity. Blood that leaks from these cavities are causing implantation bleeding. It occurs shortly before the egg is completely implanted and completely covered with endometrium.

Typical implantation bleeding occurs about four weeks after the last menstrual period. It is usually less and darker than the person's normal menstruation. The diagnosis of typical implantation bleeding is made in retrospect. The duration of the pregnancy is four weeks more than expected, because the last period recorded by the patient was the implantation bleeding and not her last menstruation.

Implantation bleeding has no adverse effects on a pregnancy.

Some experts doubt the existence of implantation bleeding . If you search for "implantation bleeding" you will come across sites that doubt if it ever occurs. The fact however remains that some women ( we estimate about 1%-2%) has a bleeding about 4 weeks after the last menstrual period with a pregnancy duration 4 weeks longer than expected. This bleeding usually last a few days and is often confused with a period although it is usually slightly different in appearance and duration( different color and and duration).

http://www.femalehealthmadesi
mple.com/Implantation.html

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Mahogany Heart - November 24

Tosha,

Question?

How can I tell the difference between an early period and implantation bleeding?

Answer:

I would suspect implantation bleeding if it occurs a bit earlier than expected, if it were scanty, spotty, pinkish and not red and heavy like a period, and does not follow the normal pattern of a period (light to heavy to light).

The BBT should remain elevated and not decline to preovulatory levels.

There is often the feeling that it is a period with light cramps and bloating, but the bleeding is shorter, lighter and just not normal.

If a woman is usually regular, and now all of a sudden develops this type of early spotting, and of course is "at risk" for a pregnancy, I would strongly suspect conception.


http://parenting.ivillage.com/
pregnancy/pcomplications/0,,3pr4-p,00.html


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Nanci And Dessie
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Tosha
Andrea (Conquered Infertility)
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Mahogany Heart - November 24

Tosha,

You are on Ovulex or Clomid? You know it is so many of us. I'm going to have do a book for every one.

Naive,

Yes my hair dried out while on Clomid.

 

Mahogany Heart - November 24

Andrea,

Congratulations on the Heart Beat of your baby.
You are having a BABY!!!! Oh sweet!!! Did DH hear it?

I Love My Sister Hood!
Sixteen Sisters on the Pledge:
Mahogany Heart
Nanci And Dessie
Chynnadoll
Cin
Tosha
Andrea (Conquered Infertility)
Amy
Dona
Les23
Sarah Soveran
TTA
Native
Garffan
Morgan01
Debbie
Shara

 

Tosha - November 24

Thank-you MH for all the helpful information. You truly are a blessing for your wealth of love and info. I've always wondered about implantation bleeding and yet everytime I've searched for information on it, I find sites doubting if it even exists. Thanks again!

I'm sure from all that information that I just have early AF (CD 26). :(

 

Mahogany Heart - November 24

Tosha,

You are on Ovulex or Clomid. You know it is so many of us. I'm going to have do a book for every one.

 

Tosha - November 24

MH - I am only on Ovulex, Centrum (multi-vitamin), Vitamin C, Calcium, Synthroid and Folic Acid. I have never been on Clomid.

I am fairly confident that our fertility issues are mainly contributed to my DH. I am hoping that will help the Dr. come up with a plausible solution.

 

Mahogany Heart - November 24

Now Tosha,

Is synthroid meds for your thyroid?

 

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