Category Archives: in-vitro fertilisation

Save The Best For Last – the first trimester SMC song

The follicles of Ovarian HQ have tried their very best a cappella to celebrate the reaching of the momentous 12 week stage.

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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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9 week scan

Today marks the end of summer in these parts and, thank the universe, a positive shift in my attitude towards this pregnancy, as all was great at my 9 weeks 2 days scan today. Unlike the last time, when I … Continue reading

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Flabbergasted

I’ve been quite down and was bracing myself for today’s scan, climbing the walls and getting no work done. The scan was at 2.20pm and done by the nice nurse who used to be Dr L’s sidekick many moons ago … 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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18dp5dt second beta

My ‘reassurance hCG test’ at 18dp5dt came back at a very healthy 12,933 this morning, so that’s another hurdle overcome.  I’m relieved and thankful but still very, very apprehensive. It’s extremely early days, to state the obvious, only 5 weeks … 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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