Old timer/back again

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Registered: 03-24-2006
Old timer/back again
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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 6:46am

Hi my name is Liz. I am an old time IVF lady from this board. I conceived after a fresh transfer in 2007. Very lucky at that point, one embryo transfer gave us one healthy and happy baby who is now 2 1/2 years old. 2 years later we transferred one frozen embryo and gave birth to one baby girl in February 2010, Lauren. Lauren was born with congenital cytomegalo virus. We knew through out the pregnancy that I tested positive for an antibody. And that if that antibody crossed the placenta that it could create problems. At around 27 week the doctor believed that the antibody had crossed the placenta. I underwent four intra uterine blood transfusions to prevent Lauren from being anemic. At 37 weeks she was born. We expected a full term and healthy baby girl. Please see our story at stopcmv.org: http://stopcmv.org/stories/laurengrace.php

Our Lauren did not make it home.

We are now planning to try to have another baby. I have been assured by all accounts that CMV could not happen again. I still feel nervous about the antibody but a geneticist has assured me that I can have a baby as safely as anyone else.

I have a mid cycle ultrasound scheduled for July 19 with what I assume will be an August frozen transfer. Nervous, and excited and nervous to be excited.

Liz

LizSiggysummer2009
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Registered: 01-08-2006
Sat, 07-24-2010 - 6:54am

Hi Lizzy,


I remember you from last time---and then when your daughter Lauren was born. I'm so sorry for your loss. My twins are just a bit older than yours and we are trying for #3.


Welcome back here and I hope your cycle has a happy ending nine months or so from now.

Rebecca


2005 5 IUIs + stims---all BFN
4/06 IVF #1 BFN
8/06 FET #1 BFP. Twins born 4/07
1/10 IVF #2. BFP.

Rebecca


2005 5 IUIs + stims---all BFN
4/06 IVF #1 BFN
8/06 FET #1 BFP. Boy/girl twins 4/07
1/10 IVF #2. BFP. Lost baby 4/10 at 11 weeks.
7/10 IVF #3 . BFP. Baby #3 due 4/8/11.

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Registered: 03-24-2006
Fri, 07-23-2010 - 11:05pm
Sending you lots of love and luck for that 2WW...I'm pulling for you!! Thank you so much for writing, going to start a new thread about whats up with us!
LizSiggysummer2009
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Registered: 12-26-2006
Fri, 07-23-2010 - 5:11pm

Hi Liz,


I remember you from way back when I did my first IVF cycle!


I'm so sorry to read about your daughter.

 

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Registered: 07-19-2005
Thu, 07-08-2010 - 12:08pm

Hi Liz,

I am so so sorry to read about your daughter. I don't understand why things like that happen. You and your family are in my thoughts.

How is Will doing? I bet he makes your days brighter. Good luck with your cycle, keep us posted.

xoxo