Infertility Info & Support

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Comet, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Thanks! We’ll see.
  2. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    I hope you get some answers and a plan you're happy with soon Fish.
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  3. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I do, too. I think just knowing our options will be huge.
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  4. calicat

    calicat Chicken

    This was so true for me. When we found out about the septum and blocked tube, it was like everything reset and we were able to tackle things in a new light.
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  5. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    @calicat How’s that all been going for you?

    Edit: ah, just saw the update about the second surgery. When do you get that info?
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  6. calicat

    calicat Chicken

    Find out Monday during the saline ultrasound!
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  7. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    I’m seeing my RE next month for a consultation for another IVF transfer. I have a huge list of questions for him but some of them may not be specific to his area of expertise. Is it possible that I need to ask an OB some of these questions?

    - I still do not have even a whisper of a postpartum period and L is 13.5 months old. In my darker moments I’m terrified that the emergency D&C after she was born is to blame for this... I think there is a small risk of subsequent infertility if too much of the uterine lining is scraped. I know it was a bad situation in the ER especially because I had to be awake for the procedure. Am I insane to worry about this?
    - Will my next pregnancy be considered high risk by default due to the many complications I experienced with L? And related: how likely is some of that to happen again? (I did ask my OB about this while still inpatient. The doctor doing rounds said the delivery complications could definitely happen again and I should think about being one and done. I brought it up again with my regular OB when he came to see me later and he strongly disagreed with that and said I would be no more likely to hemorrhage again in a future pregnancy.)

    Do you think these are questions I can ask the RE at least as a starting point? I don’t have an OB down here yet.

    Also, have any chickens done IVF following a successful pregnancy? I know my clinic has changed their protocol since I got pregnant with L and I’m terrified to make any changes to what we did before because it finally worked!
  8. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    @Kimmers I’d actually recommend an MFM consult and your RE can probably refer you.
    Also I didn’t have a PP period with C until I dropped every ounce of breastfeeding so fingers crossed you will get one as soon as you wean!
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  9. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    This was correct for me too.
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  10. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    I’m pretty sure they can force a period. My RE offhandedly said they wouldn’t need to do that to me since my cycles, while irregular, weren’t terribly long.

    But I doubt they will do anything while you’re still nursing. I asked the RE pretty soon after M was born if I needed to go back on my higher dosage of Metformin (they dropped the dosage when I got pregnant) and he said he wouldn’t do anything without fresh bloodwork and he wouldn’t do bloodwork while I was still breastfeeding.

    If you’re concerned about your uterus, you might ask for a hysterescopy (? I can’t spell—you know, the thing with the camera) so they can check and remove any scar tissue.

    Are you insane to worry about this? No. You worry about things the way I worry about things and all this sounds like perfectly normal worry. :kiss:
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  11. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    A friend of mine had the issue you're describing after her D&C, but she had a lot of pain in conjunction with the missing periods. She had a surgery done to remove the scar tissue from her uterus, and went on to have 2 more children afterward.

    So I don't think it's insane to worry about, but it's my understanding it's pretty rare, and if you DO have an issue it is treatable.

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