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Mammoth's Pregnancy

My Due Date: May 23, 2017
I have given birth!
Age: 39 years old

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Last Logged In: Jul. 1, 2017 4:44am
Jun. 10, 2017 4:16am » Updated Public Profile.
Forum Posts: 36
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Tags:  1st Pregnancy    IVF Pregnancy    Planned C-Section    Planning to Breastfeed    Planning to Cloth Diaper    Pregnant in my 30s   

About Me

Length of time TTC = 5.5 years. I'm 38 and over the moon that I'm finally pregnant!

This was achieved thanks to donor egg IVF. 1 embryo was transferred. The donor was anonymous, so all we know is her age and blood type - and that she looks a bit like me!

I have endometriosis, adenomyosis and rubbish eggs. I won't go into it all, but I've been through a lot to get here: numerous IVFs and surgery.

I had a dream the morning before I took the first pregnancy test. In the dream, we had adopted a 3 month baby boy and it looked exactly like my husband. We had to pick him up from a locker in a school to ensure that it was completely anonymous. He had a lovely personality, but we were quite unprepared: no cot, no nappies!

Early scan at around 7 weeks ruled out an ectopic and we have a nice strong heartbeat. Baby measured 8.9 mm.

Scans at 12 and 19 weeks show that baby is healthy, active and likely to be tall - like his or her Daddy.

Not finding out the gender until birth.

Baby is breech. They tried to turn him/ her, but couldn't.

UPDATE Planned C-section on Wed 17 May, 2017.


My Birth Plan

Risks: Uterus is fused to bowel, but told this should not affect labour. Pregnancy is not considered high risk. I've had an easy pregnancy so far - fingers crossed! There is a somewhat higher risk of early labour, though my doc doesn't seem too worried. Feeling positive that this can be a smooth pregnancy and birth. :-)

:-( Plans for a home birth/ water birth scrapped due to baby presenting in breech position, spotted at a growth scan at 36w, still the same at 37w.

I've reminded myself how delighted I would have been to have reached term with a healthy baby at any point in my TTC journey.

C-section planned for 39w.

Henry Edward born 17/05/17 weighing 7 lb 10 oz.

Birth partner: hubby

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Profile Comments for Mammoth (28)

Comment from dakotagurrl » Posted May. 27, 2017 9:48am
Awww, congratulations, Mama! So glad to read this!!
Hope everyone is doing well and ur getting a bit more sleep. Enjoy the newborn stage, it passes way too fast, imo!

Take care! =))

Comment from margie_m » Posted May. 24, 2017 8:40pm
Congratulations mammoth!! I'm glad you and baby Henry are doing well!

Comment from RedBetty » Posted May. 24, 2017 6:57pm
Congratulations Momma, so happy for you

Comment from starburstice » Posted May. 22, 2017 10:26am
Congratulations!!!

Comment from Mammoth » Posted May. 21, 2017 2:51pm
Will add a pic when I can figure it all out. He has a lot of hair and tiny little lips.

Comment from Mammoth » Posted May. 21, 2017 1:36pm
Henry Edward born on 17.5.17 (39w) by c-section. Weighing 7lb 10 oz. Home the next day. Doing well now my milk has come in and he is starting to sleep better, settle better and regain lost weight. I'm tired and sore, but recovering well and so in love with our little boy.


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