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Thursday, February 20th 2014, 9:20am

Author: Waterlily

Cefalexin at nearly 5 weeks pregnant. Anyone taken it for a UTI so early on?

Hi Aly, First of all, heartfelt congratulations! I wish you a very healthy pregnancy. I have no direct knowledge of the medication you are talking about, but I would think that at this stage of the pregnancy, when the embryo is feeding on the yolk sac (I think), the risk is probbaly at its lowest. I would be more relaxed about now than say 3-4 weeks later. So, starting now, would give you a good chance of proetcting your LO and getting rid of the infection without taking teh medication for too l...

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 12:26pm

Author: Waterlily

adoption with biological child

Hi Lizzy, I have a son of 2 and am also thinking of adoption for a sibling, although we will wait a little more for the moment. But I have gone through all the adoption training in Belgium and have a court decision saying we are fit to adopt. So I know very well the kind of case studies you are referring to. Failed adoption (ie no bonding) however is actually quite rare. It's usually cases of bonding followed by problems of personality. But generally these kinds of problems would occur in a biol...

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 8:54pm

Author: Waterlily

Hypospadias

Hi ladies Thanks for your kind wishes. Quick update: that night we were released in fact; all continued really well. Manu had to take pain medication only for 3-4 days, and his wound had to be cleaned up with a special cream for only that long, and afterward all was fine and back to normal. Its funny seem him circumcised, I have to admit...but that was also part of the deal. But u understand hypospadias comes in diffent degrees; a boy in our day care was at the hospital for a week. I suppose we ...

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 4:34pm

Author: Waterlily

Hypospadias

Hi everyone Just to share the good news that Manu had his hypo operation this morning and all went well. The surgeon told me he got to do what he set out to do, and the rest is up to him to recover soon. He woke up fine and doesn't seem to have pain that can't be managed with painkillers, so quite happy. Will find out if we can take him home tonight already. Thanks to all the advice

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 8:47pm

Author: Waterlily

Hypospadias

Thanks, jade, most helpful. Im in Belgium , but this is probably quite similar here. Ill dscuss it with DH and then with t anesthesist. Thanks again, very nice of you!

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 10:19pm

Author: Waterlily

Hypospadias follow-up

Sorry for being late with this but wevare scheduled with our surgery in Feb, right after manu turns 1. We were told it's a male factor risk. Not sure if genetic or drugs or both. 2 days in the hospital, and above all general anaesthetics, a bit scary. But no choice! Curlytails, have you had kidney scans? Just in case, its recommended while waiting for the surgery.

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 10:45am

Author: Waterlily

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

Thanks, Nat. my wall is under-functioning as well...I ran to the bus this morning, and same accident on the panty... I think I repeat myself, but I love the dog in your picture! adorable. and i'm not even a dog person.

Monday, July 18th 2011, 7:37pm

Author: Waterlily

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

Sorry ejl, not very knowledgable about this...but I suppose this is not in itself a major risk. Hopefully your doctor will tell what to do/what not to do. Thanks hayley and good luck to you. I'll join you I hope in a week or so. Ill stay on in here till the 13th week too.

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 6:44pm

Author: Waterlily

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

Welcome back from holiday, hayley! Greetings to everybody else. I cant help on the questions above but was happy to see all good scan news. My question is, I seem to be (sorry to say it ) peeing a tiny bit every day into my panties...ie, if I don't immediately go to the bathroom, I always see a bit of something...fortunately it does not look like spotting, more like a leak, and frankly I think pee...is that normal? I always used to have a weak bladder but never this before. I suppose it's got so...

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 9:00pm

Author: Waterlily

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

Hi everybody Some of you know me from my diary, but I only now realised that I could also check out the chat! I can be thick sometimes. Huge congrats to miss purple, whom I remember from before. Big to everyone else as well

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 4:54pm

Author: Waterlily

HCG level question - does high HCG mean anything?

I think you don't need to worry. The ranges are so wide, this can't be a problem. if it really bothers you, of course you can ask a doctor, but for me, being a bit higher is just a statistical thing...not at all a sign of trouble. On twins: no, only fraternal twins increase the hcg because of the different sacs. If you had one blast and it split, this by definition means it would have to be identical twins, which might still have happened, but it could not explain the hcg levels, bc identials sh...

Friday, July 1st 2011, 1:23pm

Author: Waterlily

When can you start exersize after IVF and BFP?

I was told no swimming only the first 10 days after ET, then OK. Of course no sauna or jacuzzi ever b/c they raise your temps but swimming (esp gently, not like in the olympics!...) as such is recommended as far as I know. My ob-gyn said the usual exercise routine I had before (well....IF I had had any... ) would be OK, as long as I am considered to be having a normal pregnancy, which obviously can change with time and by person. Having said that, I think I will not do any urban biking (which wa...

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 9:17pm

Author: Waterlily

Pregnant and Nearer 40? Anyone?

i have not had my 2nd beta yet but if all goes well i would certainly hope to stick around for this thread...(apparently) I am turning 40 this April...I'm kind of in denial, but whatever... i love the poem, when i am an old woman. i used to live in the US a long time, and a long time in a feminist environment - very popular poem with us there. love to all

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 9:11pm

Author: Waterlily

Experience with the AVA-Peter Clinic in St Petersburg?

thanks, Gracie! they said their limit is 2 embies, this is what I am not happy about...i have another clinic to check out next week.i tend to think, if there are that many, i'd love ot go up to 3, like you and abby. meanwhile, any other ladies who have heard of this clinic???

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 8:24pm

Author: Waterlily

Experience with the AVA-Peter Clinic in St Petersburg?

Dear Ladies I am researching donor eggs clinics and came across this one in St Petersburg that appeals to me for a number of reasons. Anyone who has been there by any chance? THANKS A LOT!!!

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 1:18pm

Author: Waterlily

Clearblue fertility monitor

Rachel just saw your thread. i have used clear blue, the expensive kind (40 euros for 7!), so don't know the others. this one shows a smiley face the day that is your peak, ie that day and the day after you are supposed to BD. you stop doing the test the minute you get the smiley; no point in using it in the coming days. an important detail i have often neglected but should not is timing. you need to have abstained from peeing or drinking water for 2 hours min, but on the other hand you definite...

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 2:35pm

Author: Waterlily

Bright red blood and mild cramps at 6 weeks

Dear Mavis This is wonderful wonderful news! Very happy for you and DH. And to go from thinking that you were losing this one to coming out with this news! I hope everything continues to go well and you get to tell this as a good story with a happy ending for many years to come. Lots of love

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 9:48am

Author: Waterlily

Bright red blood and mild cramps at 6 weeks

Dear Mavis I wanted to check your diary and instead found this thread. Wiser women have said better things before me, but to add: -in my wild googling throughout the years i found so many stories of women having full AFs throughout their pregnancy - perhaps their poking around in you during the scan might have triggered something? -your current strategy of staying put and being calm with DH on your side is the best thing you can do for the HB in you right now. I send you LOTS OF GOOD LUCK - we w...

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 10:05pm

Author: Waterlily

Scared to see sister in America this weekend

Hi Brave girl, I see, thanks for explaining. Yes, of course, the gene element was only one of my arguments and not the strongest one. I feel so envious around other people, esp if they have not had any fertility problems, but I do notice that this feeling is inversely related to love. This does not mean you should doubt your love if you have any bit of resentment, since there is always a residual - after all, our lives are dominated by this yearning - but the more we like someone, the easier it ...

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 3:26pm

Author: Waterlily

RE: Scared to see sister in America this weekend

Dear Bravegirl I can relate to your story particularly well b/c when I saw my nephew (also in the US, son of my brother) for the 1st time, I also felt a bit of this. (I do understand that b/c of the m/c your feelings must be even a bit more complex, for which I am sorry.:hugs However, as you shall discover when the moment arrives: - Of all the people whose babies you will resent (and god knows, the list is long for many of us...), your sibling will be the one case where this feeling will be the ...




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