Beta results are in -- I can introduce myself!!

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Registered: 04-08-1999
Beta results are in -- I can introduce myself!!
Wed, 01-16-2013 - 6:49pm

After 4 losses and 2 years of TTC….I think I can finally let my guard down and join the board!! We’re still not telling anyone else until we’re 12+ weeks though.

I’m 30, my SO is 40, my daughter is 10 & his son is 17. It’s been a long emotional rollercoaster and we thought it would never happen. All of our testing came out perfect and they had no idea why we were able to get pregnant but not stay pregnant. I finally went to acupuncture and I had 9 hormones out of balance. We were told that after 3 months of acupuncture we would be able to achieve a healthy pregnancy….we did 1 month and here we are!

My last cycle was December 13, 2012. Not sure when I ovulated as my Clearblue Fertility Monitor never showed the egg symbol saying I was about to ovulate (which happened around CD12 in previous months). I got a positive pregnancy test on Wed (Jan 9) and on Friday (Jan 11) my beta was 500 and on Monday (Jan 14) my beta came in at “over 1000” said the doctor on the voicemail message. He said the numbers were right where they should be!

I was a member of the September 2002 Expecting Board here on iVillage but my daughter decided to wait until October. Soooo happy to finally be here again!!


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Registered: 02-21-2004
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 2:32pm

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Registered: 01-16-2013
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 10:04am
Congratulations Dana! Looking forward to getting to know you. :)

~ Ashley ~

~ Expecting Our First in SEPTEMBER! ~

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 8:00am

Hi Dana,

Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to the September 2013 Expecting Club!  We hope that you find friendship and support here during your pregnancy journey.  Sending you tons of sticky baby vibes and wishing you a very happy and healthy nine months!

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Wed, 01-16-2013 - 7:08pm

congratulations!!!!! and welcome!