Monday, July 11, 2011

Big day

Thank you for all your comments and support on my last post.  The spotting I wrote about had stopped by midday and hasn't returned.  I called St. Mungo's at MM's request, and the on-call nurse said over three-fourths of their IVF patients have some kind of spotting in the first trimester and that they would not be concerned unless it was bright red bleeding saturating a pad an hour. 

I continue to "feel pregnant": unusually tired, most-of-the-day nausea, food aversions.  So I am hoping that all is well.

This morning is my first OB appointment and ultrasound.  Despite my annoyance with my doctor's office, after I calmed down and regained my perspective, I concluded that I'd be likely to run into the same types of scheduling mistakes at any clinic, so I'm not going to find a new doctor.  My two closest friends who've been pregnant in the past few years both used this practice and were very satisfied (and one of those friends had a lot of complications and got to know every doctor in the group).

I will post later today about the results of the ultrasound.  I am mentally prepared for everything from an empty uterus or no heartbeats to two yolk sacs, fetal poles and heartbeats.  We shall see.


  1. Good luck today, S! I am about 5 1/2 weeks and woke up to some brown spotting today....I am kinda freaking out too, but trying hard not to! Everyone says it is completely normal in early pregnancy...especially with multiples!!! I can't wait to hear some good news from you later today!!

  2. Sending good thoughts your way!

  3. Thinking of you! Can't wait to hear your report of a marvelous ultrasound!!!

  4. Just a quick note to wish you good luck from across the pond.

  5. Can't wait to hear the news!!!


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