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Posted by Lauren C. on May 23, 19100 at 00:46:01:

In Reply to: The results are in...(tentative + beta mentioned) posted by Leslie on May 22, 19100 at 19:41:44:

: Hi Leslie! Congratulations on your positive beta! I hope you remember me - I check into the message board once in awhile, but I used to visit more often. Just want to let you know that I have good feelings about you. I have a son who started out as a 12 beta (what a thing to be known for) from IVF. I also had some bleeding before a pregnancy test with an IUI once. Unfortunately that pregnancy ended in a miscarriage weeks later and the bleeding had nothing to do with it so don't worry. Please try to stay calm now and don't get freaked out by your situation. So far, so good. Take it one day at a time. You are a very strong person and will get through this. Look at it as another test of your inner strength. If luck goes your way this time (and it is time for it, wouldn't you say), you'll be on your way to being the best mother you'll ever know.
I have been able to totally relate to your recent hard times. I went through 5 years of infertility treatment, surgeries (including uterine reconstruction), 2 miscarriages, countless meds/IUI cycles, 6 IVF cycles, my husband had varicocele surgery, and I was only 30 when I started treatment! I now have 2 sons - 1 from a FET and 1 from a fresh IVF. I endured years of watching everyone around me get pregnant, including my unmarried, destitute and psychotic sister-in-law. I have 10 nieces and nephews, my twice divorced cousin got pregnant on her honeymoon, etc. I walked around in a depressed twilight-zone-like-state for years. I saw a therapist 3 times a week at times. I could not work. I never thought I'd crawl out of the pathetic abyss of my life. But finally, after endless perseverance and countless dollars, we have our family. I am a stronger, more mature, secure, and confident person than most of the other women with children that I know. I have much more patience with my children. I don't expect them to be the next Einstein or Mozart or Nadia Comenich. I love them no matter what. And I appreciate them, and thank God and my lucky stars every day because I truly know that I easily could have been without them. I also had 2 very high-risk pregnancies. My 2nd son was born 11 weeks premature during a life-threatening delivery and spent 10 weeks in intensive care. There were many days when I did not know if I was ever going to be bringing him home. Between that, and the infertility, I now know that I can handle almost anything that life brings me.
I hope so very much that you will have your family soon. And that your life becomes much easier to bear in the future. I know all about the heartache (and physical aches) from infertility and I will never forget it. Good luck!!!!!! And keep us informed!!!! Lauren C.

Hi there..I hesitated posting this announcement. Today, I got a + beta. I seriously almost fainted when I got the phone call..I couldn't get in touch with my husband so I sent Pam an hysterical e-mail instead!

: Here is the is very low. My beta was only 12. They wanted to see it in the 20's. My progesterone is also low. They had me inc. the progesterone suppositories to 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening. We will know more Wednesday when they suck more blood out of my arm.(does anyone else have a permanent bruise on their arm now?-just thought that I would ask)

: In any case. I feel strange posting this. I know that although I am not out of the woods by any stretch of the imagination, I know that at least one person is reading my post and thinking, "when is it going to be my turn?" And it is unfair. There is no good reason why some people get pregnant and some don't. We all deserve healthy pregnancies...that is what women do, right? Tonight, I am going to say a special prayer for all of us.

: Leslie

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