Everything still going well!

Not really much to update at this point. All my test results came back and I don’t have gestational diabetes, yet.  Phew. My next appointment is the last week in June, I’ll be 11 weeks. I’m almost 9 weeks now and as far as I know things are still ok. I have a doppler that I loaned to my sister and I’m hoping to get it back from her so I can start trying to find baby’s heartbeat. I was going to say that I wanted it to “calm my nerves” but the reality is I’m actually really calm about this one. I’ve been paralyzed with anxiety and fear before, especially during my last pregnancy/loss. At this point I’m truly feeling confident and calm about this pregnancy. Don’t get me wrong, once I get my hands on that doppler I’ll probably listen most nights until I’m feeling regular movement, but I really think I have a healthy one in there.

How are you doing? I know many of you check here often so I’d love to hear an update on where you are with your cycle, pregnancy, journey, etc?


18 thoughts on “Everything still going well!

  1. Ksenia says:

    I am not sure if you remember, after 2 early miscarriages I got another BFP in November and was very scared. Well, tomorrow I am 32 weeks and it’s a girl! I still worry every second, but I think it’s my second nature. I am very excited and cannot wait to meet her in August.

    • rowanthefrog says:

      I do remember and what WONDERFUL news that everything is still going well! I’m thrilled for you 🙂 Congrats on your little girl! Please tell us when she arrives. Did you do anything differently the cycle that worked?


      • Ksenia says:

        Thank you! what I did – I used progesterone cream and took Vitex up until 12 weeks against my doctors advise.

  2. Hope says:

    Hello… I am so happy u r doing well… I check your blog to see how u r… I am still spotting since my diagnosed early miscarriage in April.. No big bleed and doc says body might have reabsorbed the sac.. I hope I can find a good doctor like u did..

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Thank you for checking in! I’m sorry to hear you are still spotting. I think I bled for almost 1.5 months after my last miscarriage in November. Did your doc check you again with the u/s to see if everything cleared out?

      • Hope says:

        She mentioned that the sac was no longer there… I asked her why I had no major fresh bleeding like a period and only had scanty dark dried blood, she said probably my body had absorbed it. How do docs check if everything is out?

        Just feel strange that I have been spotting since end April but never leading to a period bleeding..

        Thank u for your concern. I feel so touched.

  3. Lynn R says:

    I am so so happy all is going well and that you are feeling so positive. I have some good news to share as well! I found out on Sat that I am pregnant and my 1st beta being 176! and 2nd beta 533. I went in today for my final beta and will get the results later on today. I will have my 1st ultrasound this Friday. I am still anxious but very optimistic. Thank you for keeping us posted and checking in on us as well! ~Lynn

  4. Kate Tilley says:

    Hi there,
    I have stumbled across this blog whilst searching the web for a solution and a bit of hope maybe! It is comforting to know it isn’t just me who is going through this. I have 3 children from my previous marriage who are now 9, 8 and 6. I had all of them without any problems and didn’t have to try for more than a month with any of them – I even fell pregnant whilst on the pill with my youngest! I have since divorced and met a wonderful man 4 years ago who has one daughter, a 7 year old. We have been trying to have a baby for a little over 2 years now and in that time have had 17 chemical pregnancies…..yes you heard me right, lol! Just about every month I fall pregnant but it is very short lived, the longest lasting 5w 2d, other than 1 blighted ovum which resulted in a d&c at 10 weeks. I am currently awaiting the 17th loss, I am 4w 4d today and the test has turned negative again so it’s inevitable. It’s so frustrating! The consultant I a referred to on the nhs is hopeless and just tells me I am never really pregnant so we therefore went privately and had loads and loads of tests arrived out. Everything apparently is normal other than I tested positive for the mthfr gene, which may or may not be relevant?? I have been prescribed 5mg folic acid, 50mg B6, 75mg baby aspirin, and 5000miu fragmin daily. Deep down I feel like it may be body rejecting the baby, perhaps an immune issue but that has quickly been dismissed and no treatment discussed. I was just wondering if you may have any tips on where to go from here or make any suggestions for treatment.? So sorry for the looooong message, I dont know what else to do! Kate x

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Hi Kate,

      Thank you for your comment and I’m glad you found my blog. I’m so sorry to hear what you have been through. 17?!? Holy cow. No words. I’m just so sorry. I don’t think the MTHFR would have anything to do with the losses, from what I understand that affects things a little later on. I’m glad you are seeing a specialist. Have you asked them about Natural Killer cells? What about checking your lining thickness. I’m a little concerned about you getting pregnant month after month, I wonder if your body is having enough time to heal and generate a strong enough lining? Perhaps wait a month or two after each loss? You might also want to read the info I posted about the beta 3 integrin test. https://recurrentearlymiscarriage.wordpress.com/category/beta-3-integrin/ There are a couple of articles there along with some info on how to test for that. Of course this is in the US, I’m not sure what is available in the UK, but if you have a provider with an open ear, perhaps they can help you look into it?

      Additionally, I don’t know if you saw my Success After Recurrent CPs section, but I have followed this protocol twice now and gotten successfully pregnant on it. Essentially I build up a stronger ovulation and uterine lining, have some early HCG support and that has been enough to keep me pregnant past the CP stage. My 2 year old and current pregnancy (11.5 weeks) were a result of following that protocol. Its nice because its not expensive either. So that might also be something worth discussing with your provider and seeing if they will let you try it. There really isn’t anything risky about it.

      Hope that helps! Please keep us posted on your progress!


  5. Meggan says:

    I found your blog through the bump. I am in the midst of my 3rd loss (one between my two kids, a CP in march and this time a blighted ovum). I am heartbroken and trying to decide where to go from here – do we see a specialist and try one more time? Or stop with our two blessings. Adding to it all I just turned 36. I am so conflicted. Thankful I found your blog.

    • rowanthefrog says:


      I’m so sorry for your losses. I understand how you feel. Especially after you already have a family, its difficult to decide how far you want to push it, how much more you want to put yourself through, to add another one. I felt much the same thing. I hope you find some helpful info here. If you have any other questions let me know.

  6. Miranda L. says:

    I’m so glad to hear that your pregnancy is going so well. I am currently almost 16 weeks with a baby GIRL! I just found out today. My little boy is so very excited…and we are too….along with relief that the baby is still healthy and growing. I look forward to hearing from you again….especially what the gender is! Praying for you!

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Congrats on your baby girl and that your baby is nice and healthy!! That’s wonderful news! I’m going to post now about the gender of mine!

  7. Luciana says:

    Hello! My name is Luciana and I have been reading your posts for a while now! I have a son whom I conceived with my ex husband 5 years ago, and never had any problem. I re married and when we decided to have a baby (my husband don’t have any children), I had to face 3 chemical pregnancies. I was devastated. I am current pregnant, 13 weeks. I too clomid and trigger shot, than progesterone at 5dpo and baby aspirin. I did not take any aspirin or progesterone with previous pregnancies, neither clomid or the shot.
    I can so relate to that negative voice inside, that keeps “reminding me” what if there is no heartbeat on my next scan. I have very good days and days I doubt this pregnancy will work, even though I have never got this far with my 3 losses. Is so good to know that many women here are pregnant too and have got this far as well.
    Please keep me posted!
    Tomorrow I have another scan at the maternal-fetal medicine doctors. I am so nervous.
    Oh by the way, I think I feel very very very little movements once in a while, and I am almost sure is the baby….that also helps me to relax a little 😉

    • rowanthefrog says:


      Thanks for posting and congrats on your pregnancy! Thanks also for sharing what worked for you, it sounds like a very similar protocol to the one that worked for me. I hate that negative voice but bit by but I’m silencing it because we are BOTH pregnant! I’m feeling little movements too, its wonderful isn’t it? I hope your scan went well, please keep me posted!


  8. Susannah says:

    A huge congratulations to you!!! So happy you are having your third and all is going well. My little guys are nearly and four and 13 months now….time flies. I would love to try for a third but my oldest was diagnosed with some special needs this year and I’m not sure we can handle a third. Time will tell! All the best to you.

    • rowanthefrog says:


      Wonderful to hear from you! I can’t believe he’s 13 months already. I’m sorry to hear about the special needs diagnosis. I’m sure that brings some unexpected challenges into your life, but I’m also confident that you can handle them and be the advocate your son needs. Please stay in touch!


  9. Lisa mckie says:

    So glad I found your page, I’ve had 7 miscarriages 3 missed miscarriages 3 chemical pregnancies and 1 blighted ovum. I’ve been prescribed steroids to take from positive test but I think that’s too late for me have you heard anyone taking them from ovulation? I am positive for thyroid antibodies(I’m hypothyroid and on thyroxine). I also have a son who was born after my first miscarriage, I’m turning 40 this month and feel like time is running out, any advice would be greatly appreciated, Lisa

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