Category Archives: fertility clinic

11 week scan

I’ve been waiting for this moment since my first consultation in July 2012: I was released from the clinic today, at 11 weeks 2 days. All was great. The baby measured 11 weeks 4 days, with a crown to rump … Continue reading

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Low expectations

Best hold off eating until after reading this post. My ghost-like cramps became stronger on Tuesday (25dp5dt) and I noticed a little red-orange blood when wiping before going to bed. My limbs were shaking with exhaustion, as they had been … Continue reading

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The ice lady thaws

Okay, so I finally cracked a smile when the clinic rang with my blood test result, after feeling like a robot all week. The result was 516, which is so strong they’re happy not to do another test. I’ve asked … Continue reading

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Dealing with a positive home pregnancy test when you’ve been bitten several times before

Obviously I caved and did a test on Sunday (9dp5dt) and Monday, neither with first morning urine, and they were both positive. On previous occasions, I’ve been elated or teary at a positive result, but this time I feel nothing … Continue reading

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Why am I not sadder?

I’ve been thinking about women’s different attitudes to miscarriage. Everyone deals with this in their own way. I’m not one of those women who remembers the dates and the would-be-dates and has a name for her baby and wants to … Continue reading

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Cytogenetic testing

The results of the cytogenetic testing came back abnormal, which I was actually pretty happy about. It wasn’t meant to be and my immune system had nothing to do with the miscarriage. We can continue with the frozen embryo transfer … Continue reading

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Nine-week viability scan

I had the lovely Dr L for my nine-week viability scan today.  There was no foetal heartbeat, as I expected – but what I hadn’t anticipated was: it was identical twins. Dr K didn’t spot that last week. One measured … Continue reading

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