Today (15th October) is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness day. Its a time to remember all those Angels born sleeping, or never made it to their mothers arms, or did so but never made it out of hospital or worse still made it all the way home only to pass away at a later stage. Grief like this hits everyone. You don't have to be an Angel parent to participate. Baby loss is such a taboo issue with not many speaking of it, yet it happens to so many people. At 7 pm tonight all over the world people will be lighting a candle creating a wave of light for 1 hour to remember the Angels by. I'll be lighting mine in remembrance of my lil baby i lost in April 2011 JJ. Will you light one too??
So 3rd March brought us a day where we thought it would be our step forward, we would have all the answers, we would know which way we were heading. I suppose in a sense we do but first we have a huge decision to make........
or at least i do!
We started the morning by chatting to each other on the way to the hospital, what did we expect to be said?
In all fairness we both agreed that we thought they would say, nothing more we can do and IVF would be our only option. We were ready for that answer and excepting of it also.
However that wasn't the case.
We can do Ivf, that's not a problem. My fallopian tubes are swollen and twisted putting me at higher risk of ectopic pregnancy. I do have a slight chance of conceiving naturally, even though this hasn't happened in the 5 years since our miscarriage.
If we went for the ivf although the egg will be implanted into my uterus the egg could 'migrate' into my fallopian tube and cause an ectopic pregnancy. Or fluid could buil…
Cute i hear you say?! Defiantly you just want to snuggle and pinch their cheeks and gurgle along with them in their own special baby talk. I'm wondering how many have thought to our self's i would love to have twins...but they are not on either side of the family and I'm not taking fertility drugs?! I know i have even when i was pregnant with my son 8 years ago all i could think was oooohhhh what if it was twins.
I have twins in my family, my fathers brother was a twin. My DH has twins in his family too.
So here are some basic facts on twins..
Generally 1 out of 89 pregnancies produce twins naturally conceived Most twins are Fraternal this means they are made from 2 different eggs. Identical twins are rare and come from the same egg.
Having a family history of twins will increase your chances of having twins. This is true if you have a family history of twins, meaning someone on your mother’s side or father’s side of the family has had twins, especially if they had fraternal twi…