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Susan Sterling
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Blogging about recurrent pregnancy loss (recurrent miscarriage), advanced maternal age, low AMH and diminished ovarian reserve (DOR).
Blogging about recurrent pregnancy loss (recurrent miscarriage), advanced maternal age, low AMH and diminished ovarian reserve (DOR).

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Welcome to the world Billy Pax and Matt
We made it to 31 weeks exactly on 11/18/14. After 2 weeks of labor and massive amounts of fluid build up from baby B (AKA William Pax), my body couldn't hold off any more. I won't go into the massive ways my body was shutting down, but it was very bad. I...

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Update 24 weeks
I'm 24 weeks today. Sorry about the lack of updates, but it's been a hard few months. Everything looked great until our 18 week appointment. We then found out my cervix was funneling and shortening. My cervix was at 1.8 cm when it should be at 4 cm. ev...

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14 weeks tomorrow
MaterniT21 results are in! Negative for everything.  So, neither baby has a genetic abnormality.  Whew!  What a relief. Next step, the level 2 ultrasound.  We'll do that as soon as we can at 18 weeks.  They stated if they couldn't see everything, we may hav...

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12 weeks
Yes, yes. I haven't updated in a while. Things are crazy. As of Monday, both beans were still alive and measuring 6 days ahead. Woohoo!!!! Heartbeats were 175 and 160. There's been a lot of scraes along the way. Too many to list here. We should get ...

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Second Ultrasound
The second ultrasound on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7w6d shows:  2 heartbeats at 177 and 178 measuring 8w1d and 7w6d.  (17.6 mm and 15.7 mm) Whew!  Next ultrasound at 9w3d on Friday, June 20th. 

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First Ultrasound
Thursday, May 29, 2014 Ultrasound 6 weeks 2 days And, the results are:  2 heartbeats.  Each in their own gestational sacs.  Whew!  Measuring perfectly at 6w2d and 6w1d and heartbeats are 121 and 120.  There might have been a third gestational sac that never...

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IVF #4 The POAS Journey
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 8 days past retrieval (DPO) and 3 days past 5 day transfer (3dp5dt): In the past I've had lingering trigger on this day and the next, so a + might mean nothing.  It look pretty negative to me.  There might be the faintest hint of a ...

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IVF #4 Results
13 eggs retrieved Day 1: 10 were mature and 9 fertilized!!! That's my best response yet! Day 2: All 9 still growing. 8 are 4 cell (right where they're supposed to be) and 1 is a 3 cell.
We decided we're going to PGS them and include the 7 frozen since we'...

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IVF #4 Results
13 eggs retrieved

Day 1: 10 were mature and 9 fertilized!!! That's my best response yet!

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IVF #4 Day by day.
BCPs started March 28th with my period.  Last BCP April 10th.  Baseline on April 11th, everything is quiet and the lining is thin.    Sunday, April 13, 2014 - CD 2 - Microdose Lupron 10 units AM & PM Monday, April 14 - CD 3 - Microdose Lupron 10 units AM & ...
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