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Sunday, March 16th 2014, 10:19pm

Author: McFlozzer

Chances of conceiving naturally after having a baby - issue is male factor infertility!

Aaaah it's my old chums!! I haven't been on here for aaaaagggggeeesss! I was just thinking about you the other day Snoops and wondering what your thoughts were about number two. Taxihome as ever I love your tone of phrase eg "plugging away". DH and I have been 'plugging away' for a year or so with no success. I've packed him full of zinc and Selenium. My suggestion to give up alcohol fell on deaf ears. I'm an only child and on the one hand I don't feel a sibling is essential but he's soooooo gor...

Friday, February 10th 2012, 10:27pm

Author: McFlozzer

Remifentanil - pain relief for birth

Hey Fuzz-Bo, I've lost my access to the diaries so haven't been able to check-in. Hope all well with you. I guess - hopefully neither in an ideal world. Not all units will offer remi. I think if I wanted it would have epidural because that has applications if you needed to go on to have an instrumental delivery or Csection. Would of course be guided mainly by the health care professional looking after me. xxx

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 7:19pm

Author: McFlozzer

Remifentanil - pain relief for birth

Hi, Just asked my own personal anaesthetist that shares my bed. Clearly this is too late for you FoxyPink so apologies. Remifentanil is used frequently as a PCA (patient controlled analgesia) and is now used increasingly in obstetrics. A PCA is just a drip in your hand attached to the medicine and you push a button when it hursts alot! It is an alternative to an epidural (pain relief administered by a catheter into the back). I guess pros are - it isn't a tube in your back if you don't like the ...

Monday, January 30th 2012, 8:36am

Author: McFlozzer

Anyone else paranoid about a laboratory mix up??!!

Hi all, Sorry but I need to properly get this off my chest. I've eluded to this in my diary but thought I's scan the FZ population wider! I'm due in 2 weeks following an ICSI conception. Prior to treatment and ever since I have had this niggling worry about whether there may have been a sperm/egg/embryo mix up. It was my main cause of hesitancy prior to committing to treatment. The further the pregnancy goes on the more anxious about it I feel. i lie awake at night worrying about it now. There a...

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 8:23pm

Author: McFlozzer

Liquid Gaviscon prescribed for baby?

Hi Foxy, Sorry to hear you are having trouble. Out of interest has he been BF at all - ie was there a change from BF to formula. Mpst standard formulas are much of a muchness eg CandG comfort doesn't do much over other formulas. You can mix gaviscon sachets with water. I do tend to agree with Sultry however about seeing if you can sit it out. As for other potential problems 'just' colic is an option as is cow's milk protein intolerance (CMPI) which sounds much more likely than lactose intoleranc...

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 3:13pm

Author: McFlozzer

Newcomer - looking for some advice please

Hi Chemm, Where I live you only get one go on the NHS even if neither of you have any children like us. Our clinic had virtually no waiting list at all. We started treatment having been trying for nearly 3 years. We were very lucky to get a BFP the first go at ICSI and have 4 frosties. Like Rachael I'm hoping to pop very soon! Good luck.

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 1:14pm

Author: McFlozzer

The Rules you must & the Rules you wont copy from Mother.

As ever Taxi - a work of genius. Quoted from "chillimint" I'll never make my LO wear clothes that she feels stupid in. I know my mum dressed me in purple trousers and a knitted dress when I was 4 so that I would be warm, but I still felt stupid, even at that age. I'll make sure she's got tights instead. I might change my mind on this one though, when she's 13 trying to look 21. I hear you chillimint! The amount of times my mum told me how 'lovely' I looked and I just knew I looked like a prize w...

Friday, December 30th 2011, 12:08pm

Author: McFlozzer

I think my baby girl has Sagittal Craniosynostosis . Anyone else???

HH 13 days is WAY to early for craniosynostosis to be a worry. In synostosis the sutures fuse early but almost never BEFORE birth. It develops over months not days. Of course if you post the pictures on a synostosis forum the parents will think she has it because that is what they have experienced and they don't see the Millions of babies that have a slightly unusual head shape that is NORMAL. Birth trauma is by far the most likely explanation. Even if she did have synostosis (which I think is u...

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 4:49pm

Author: McFlozzer

** SECOND TRIMESTER CHAT **

Hi ladies! I haven't been on these threads for a while but hoped I could join you. I don't have much to report really as feeling rather well (apologies to those that are not) Really can't wait for that first movement to be felt but very aware it's not likely to be for another month or so. Hope you are all ok xxx

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 4:06pm

Author: McFlozzer

confused by consultant - is he really 5 months?!

Not sure what your consultant is on about. 36 completed weeks onwards is term. We wouldn't normally adjust their age unless their born less than this. My advice - do what you'd normally do and use your motherly intuition which seems pretty well in tune! x

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 11:11pm

Author: McFlozzer

croup

hi Poppit. Croup is caused just be a virus that anyone could pick up and may just cause a cold in an older child or adult. Because children have narrower airways the mild swelling has the more dramatic effect of causing croup. Whilst the cough itself is not a worry (though unpleasant to listen to) you should get help if he is struggling to breath or is making a noise when he breaths in. Although croup is trivial the majority of the time children can, on occasion become dramatically and very seri...

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 8:40pm

Author: McFlozzer

adoption medical

Hi Mole. Most of it will be taking your medical and family medical history. They'll then just do basic things like examine you, calculate your BMI, take Blood pressure. There shouldn't be anything more invasive than that unless their is anything positive in your history that they want to take further. Good Luck! x

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 3:18pm

Author: McFlozzer

Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Hi franky! Excellent news that the ballis rolling. The first appointment usually involves seeing a nurse and going through all your medical history/cycle etc. You would have an ultrasound if you haven't had one already. I'm sure all cases are different but even though DH has some 'issues' theywould need to check all your plumbing works! This may involve just a 'dye test' (hysterosalpingogram) or maybe a laparoscopy to check ya bits out face to face. If that was all ok then you would then be able...

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 8:56pm

Author: McFlozzer

Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Hey Franky74! Welcome to the Brizzle thread. Alreet my babber?? Our referral to appointment time was pretty quick - maybe a month? When we went in December 2010 they said we could have started ICSI in MArch so not a long wait - but we've had all the tests done. I've only had one admin issue but otherwise been very pleased with the care and service. Saw one of the counsellors once and would highly recommend her. Good luck - I'm sure getting things moving for you will make you feel much better. I ...

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 4:16pm

Author: McFlozzer

** LAP & DYE QUESTIONS **

Hiya - I had a lap and dye and a cyst removal. I was TERRIFIED. And I mean TERRIFIED. Which is all the more amusing due to the fact that I'm married to an anaesthetist He didn't really get my irrational fears that's for sure! But......it was absolutely FINE. The putting off to sleep was really quick and I couldn't believe I woke up an hour anda half later (yours won't take that long) knowing nothing about it! Apparently, my first words were "I'm just happy to have survived" !!! Anyway - it's nor...

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 7:06pm

Author: McFlozzer

HOW IT FEELS - RANT CORNER

I'd like to rant about my STUPID hormones. Spent most of the morning in tears cos we were going round a friends house for lunch and there were going to be 3 children there. Silly, silly, silly. Wish I could control my feelings and not get so emotional. I don't resent my dear friends - just want to join in the fun. DH hasn't quite known what to do with me! xxx TTC 31 months (not that I'm counting!) Starting ICSI sometime soon when I pluck up the courage

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 8:11pm

Author: McFlozzer

HOW IT FEELS - RANT CORNER

No WhyBee - no PhD!! - just the thoughts in my head. When I saw a counsellor a few months ago she described me as a 'complex character' - which I took to mean 'weird' Think I may start recording McFlozzer's 'thought of the week'!! Lots to rant about - and you're right about the 'stars'. Poor Jordan and her 'struggle' to conceive. Yadder, yadder, yadder. Would also like to rant about one of my best friends who wanted to meet up with me this week to find out about our IVF plans and then proceded t...

Friday, January 21st 2011, 10:36pm

Author: McFlozzer

HOW IT FEELS - RANT CORNER

PS - Am very embarassed about waying/weighing typo in earlier post. Please forgive me.

Friday, January 21st 2011, 10:34pm

Author: McFlozzer

HOW IT FEELS - RANT CORNER

Golly!! Does nooone else want to rant? It can't only be me surely??! I really want a rant now but feel I can't as noone has posted since me! Come on ladies/gents - get it off your chest! xxx

Friday, January 21st 2011, 10:19pm

Author: McFlozzer

IVF/ICSI - the ethical questions floating around my head

I think ur right Chatterbox. Science and Religion are definitely not mutually exclusive. In some ways I would feel more comfortable not making too many embryos but that is something I probably shouldn't wish for. My feelings of discomfort about the process will certainly be out-weighed by my desire to be a mummy. I'm really hoping and praying that it won't b necessary however and it will happen naturally!! So....here's McFlozzer's thought of the day...... do those of you who have had successful ...




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