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Saturday, July 31st 2010, 11:05pm

Author: tessie

What am I doing wrong?

Quoted from "biggreeneyes" Had about 2 hours sleep, if that. I just don't feel I can satisfy B. He just won't fall asleep after a feed and I'm just literally going between boob to boob to boob. I feel so useless and like a shit mummy to him as I can't give him what he wants as I just don't know whathe does want. I don't know what else I can do. I justfeel utterly rubbish. Sounds like a growth spurt. Normal, if exhausting. Keep yourself well-hydrated and well-fed. Anything with oats is supposed ...

Friday, May 28th 2010, 10:05pm

Author: tessie

Double pushchair or not???

Unfortunately I have no idea if you'll need a double, but the idea of a double that converts to a single is a good one. I have an icandy (but one baby!) and it is fab. The seats are also pretty big so plenty of room for a toddler. However I saw the new double baby jogger posted elsewhere recently and it looks pretty good. http://www.babyjogger.com/city_select_lp.aspx ETA. The baby bjorn type of carrying aren't great for babies but a proper wrap or other sling will be fine as they support the ent...

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 9:18pm

Author: tessie

IN THE NEWS - Fertility stories making the headlines

It's so sad that one of the babies has died. However high order multiples give me the rage as there is no excuse for it happening (if you have proper monitoring and do not have IUI/sex if you have multiple follicles) and it almost inevitably ends in tragedy. Women are not supposed to have litters.

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 9:03pm

Author: tessie

Induction at Term??

Quoted from "simmmo19" Wow, I go away for a couple of days and look at what I've missed. Thank you all so much for your input, its given me an awful lot of ammo to go back to my cons at 28wks armed with lots of questions. I'm 30 years old, will be 31 by the time I give birth - hardly over the hill! Our reasons for needing ICSI were purely DH's sperm quality, absolutely zero wrong with me so I really don't see why I should be high risk! Yes, I'm not the slimmest lady but my GP and Midwife were q...

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 9:03pm

Author: tessie

INDUCTION QUESTIONS & CHAT

Quoted from "simmmo19" Wow, I go away for a couple of days and look at what I've missed. Thank you all so much for your input, its given me an awful lot of ammo to go back to my cons at 28wks armed with lots of questions. I'm 30 years old, will be 31 by the time I give birth - hardly over the hill! Our reasons for needing ICSI were purely DH's sperm quality, absolutely zero wrong with me so I really don't see why I should be high risk! Yes, I'm not the slimmest lady but my GP and Midwife were q...

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 8:45pm

Author: tessie

stomach cramps. Should I be worried

Yes. I had lots of stretching, pulling, cramping. It's perfectly normal but if you're at all worried, or it gets so painful that it doesn't ease with a couple of paracetamol, then call your clinic.

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 8:43pm

Author: tessie

Induction at Term??

Quoted from "Bells" Quoted from "tessie" I was advised by my consultant that ivf patients do have a higher risk of complications, including stillbirth, and he was correct. It's worth having look at the journal Human Reproduction for more info. The reasons are not quite known. It may in part be because ivf patients tend to be older, because having fertility issues puts you at higher risk of complications or possibly because of the treatment itself. Or more than likely a combination of factors. O...

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 8:43pm

Author: tessie

INDUCTION QUESTIONS & CHAT

Quoted from "Bells" Quoted from "tessie" I was advised by my consultant that ivf patients do have a higher risk of complications, including stillbirth, and he was correct. It's worth having look at the journal Human Reproduction for more info. The reasons are not quite known. It may in part be because ivf patients tend to be older, because having fertility issues puts you at higher risk of complications or possibly because of the treatment itself. Or more than likely a combination of factors. O...

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 3:06pm

Author: tessie

INDUCTION QUESTIONS & CHAT

I had consultant care, as do all ivf patients here, although it really meant seeing the midwife 90% of the time a couple of visits to the hospital towards the end. I did have extra scans late on but not because of the ivf. I was advised by my consultant that ivf patients do have a higher risk of complications, including stillbirth, and he was correct. It's worth having look at the journal Human Reproduction for more info. The reasons are not quite known. It may in part be because ivf patients te...

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 3:06pm

Author: tessie

Induction at Term??

I had consultant care, as do all ivf patients here, although it really meant seeing the midwife 90% of the time a couple of visits to the hospital towards the end. I did have extra scans late on but not because of the ivf. I was advised by my consultant that ivf patients do have a higher risk of complications, including stillbirth, and he was correct. It's worth having look at the journal Human Reproduction for more info. The reasons are not quite known. It may in part be because ivf patients te...

Monday, March 1st 2010, 10:42pm

Author: tessie

can anyone help???? childcare vouchers and tax credits

Generally, if you earn more than £35k as a family you will be better off with vouchers. Less than that and tax credits will be better. There is a calculator to help you work it out. http://ccincalculator.hmrc.gov.uk/CCIN0.aspx The money saving expert website is also quite helpful.

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 10:05pm

Author: tessie

Hello

Hi Calypso, Thanks for the welcome.

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 9:34pm

Author: tessie

Hello

*success mentioned* I'm tessie, I'm (sadly) not far off 35 and I have a long (10 years!) and complex IF history with both male and female factors. We've had a variety of treatments, including 2 x ICSI and were very fortunate to be successful the second time. Just starting to look into FETs or a possible fresh cycle at some point in the future. Although we'd welcome a natural bfp -hahahahahahaha! I used to post on another board while ttc first time around but it's now pretty much defunct - suppos...

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 9:20pm

Author: tessie

Breastfeeding & formula

I would be careful about introducing a bottle of formula as it can adversely affect your supply. It doesn't always but obv you can't know in advance if it will. Obv you can express while DH gives the bottle but that's hardly a rest so you may as well bf. I used to enjoy the bedtime bf - OH would often bath her and I'd sit with my feet up and catch up on some sky+ programmes or read a book.

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 9:15pm

Author: tessie

Was i just empty??

Definitely sound slike a growth spurt. They also often start cluster feeding the in the evening and will pop on and off for a few hours. In theory this fills them up so they can do a longer stretch of sleep.

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 9:13pm

Author: tessie

Returning to work, thinking of feeding possibilities!

I wouldn't panic about it too much yet as the chances are that by the time you go back to work baby will have dropped a couple more feeds and be eating more solids. I went back at 8 months and she managed on just food and water during the day, with a bf morning and evening. She wouldn't tolerate formula so it was bloody lucky she was a gannet with food.

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 8:35pm

Author: tessie

Progesterone cream and B6

You really need to speak to your consultant. Using creams bought over the internet isn't a great idea a a) you don't know what's in them and b) there is no evidence that they work. Good luck!

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 8:27pm

Author: tessie

Dont know what to think?

Deep breaths! If you do have to put back the cycle by a couple of days then so be it. If the diarrhoea continues see the dr, it could the aspirin (some people do find it upsets their stomach) be lots of things, especially stress. As for the reading - well I had one years ago that told me I'd have two boys followed some years later by a girl. And I have one small girl. Readings are generally a load of cobblers. Try and relax and I hope it all goes well.

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 4:15pm

Author: tessie

Is there a cure?

It's normal for sperm counts to fluctuate but if they stay consistently bad then further tests should be done. It would be worth asking for further investigations. However it isn't always easy to improve sperm (cause dependent) but icsi is excellent for bypassing problems.




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