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  • JagsAli JagsAli's Avatar 10-10-05 | 10:04 AM
  • WOW Dianne!! Congrats!! I am sooooo happy for you!! You must be over the moon, I know you are. That is a high number. Like Glinda said do you go back for another Beta? or did they just decide it was too high for another? hehehe. Wow that is great looking for a BFP from StacyLynn today, yeah your due date is calculated from your retrieval date that is when they fertilize the beans!! As for food I am w/ Glinda the books are crazy w/ what you should eat, what you shouldn't, I still do Splenda and I try to stay away from fried foods but can't help it. Me and dh own and Ice Cream store too so that doesn't help either....but I do try to drink my OJ and get some fruits and veggies in when I can but that could give you GAS....but you do what you feel is good for you. Yeah stay away from the smoke. Good luck to you....have a happy and healthy 9 months!! what a great day.
  • JagsAli JagsAli's Avatar 10-10-05 | 10:12 AM
  • StacyLynn thanks for that site it is VERY informative and right on w/ the due date that the Dr. gave me. will be using that tonight. Take care.
  • lkeim lkeim's Avatar 10-10-05 | 11:35 AM
  • Diane. NO you should not be working 60 hours a week. My Dr. said no exercise until the first u/s. My first beta was 667 and more than doubled in the first 48 hours so we were super sure it was twins but then just saw one bean at the first u/s. Thanks be to god. If I had twins at this point of bedrest I'd be out of my mind with worry. I'm getting scared out of my wits as it is! I'm actually losing my positive attitude and starting to worry a lot. I think it's the information everyone here at the hospital is pouring on me. I did read that splenda is totally safe. Go buy the book pregnancy week by week. Leslie
  • bonnie bonnie's Avatar 10-10-05 | 12:22 PM
  • YEAH!!!!! I'm soooo happy for you Diane!!! Wishing you a happy and healthy nine months! I'm with Leslie---could there be two???
  • Celia_M 10-10-05 | 04:21 PM
  • I was told no heavy lifting or stretching or hoovering.
    As far as foods concerned here in the Uk I was given a sheet which basically says: No raw meat/fish (i.e parma ham and smoked salmon) no pate, no soft cheeses (so no brie, camembert etc), no liver (too high in VitA), no home made mayo or anything with raw eggs unless said eggs are specified on the label as pasteurised, same deal with fruit juices. I'd cut right back on caffeine pre-ivfing, but I too refuse to drive myself nuts with that - for me it's the decaf tea that just Doesn't taste the same & I enjoy chocolate
    The occasional treat is good for your emotional health which is good for baby imho! I've just tried to eat healthy food that I also Enjoy basically (this became particularly important to me after weeks of projectile vomiting! I fast learned what tasted best Both ways!
    ) and take my pg supplement for the additional folic acid/vitamin boost.
    I well remember a sudden terrifying moment of realisation that I now knew Nothing At All about what was allowed, to expect, do, etc when I became pg! I'd really struggled to just walk into mothercare to buy presents for my nephew/nieces nevermind to actually believe & prepare for when the investigations and treatment actually Worked for Me!
    Most important of all... try to Relax and Enjoy this moment and the rest of your pg!!!
    I would definitely cut out the bar job / cut down your working hours if you can (and sounds like you were wanting to anyway from your post).

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