Our Journey

2002 Uterine Fibroid Surgery #1

2003 1st consult with an RE, you know, just in case

2003 Got Married (at 37 (me) & 34 (DH) years old)

2003/2004 Naturally conceived pregnancies BFPs #1, #2, & #3 and miscarriages #1, #2, #3

2005 Uterine Fibroid Surgery #2

2005 IVF #1, BFN #1

2005 IUIs #1 and #2, just because, BFN #2 & #3

2005 FET from IVF #1, BFN #4

2006 Exploratory surgery to remove scar tissue from fibroid sugery #2

2006 IVF #2 (w PGD), BFP #4

2006 Emergency cerclage for IC @ 16w6d (5 months + 1 week of complete bed rest at home ensues)

2007 Our son is born @ 38w by scheduled c-section

2007 IVF #3 for baby #2, BFN #5

2007 IVF #4, BFP #5, miscarriage #4

2008 IVF #5, BFP #6, miscarriage #5

2008 IVF #6, BFP #7, miscarriage #6

2008 DE IVF #7, BFN #6

2009 DEFET #8, cancelled, embryos don't thaw

2010 Decide to adopt domestically

12.17.10 Profile is live with our agency

November 2011 Consult with RE re: donated embryo cycle

Early January 2012 Cleared to proceed with deFET

January 2012 Freeze our profile

1.20.12 deFET begins
2.12.12 eSET of one compacted morula
2.22.12 BFN

3.23.12 deFET #2 begins
4.14.12 transfer 3 embryos (1-8 cell, 1-5 cell, 1-4 cell)
4.22.12 + HPT
4.24.12 Beta #1 = 48.4
4.26.12 Beta #2 = 125.7
4.30.12 Beta #3 = 777.8
5.11.12 1st U/S - Singleton!
7.12.12 It's a Boy!
12.26.12 C-section: Baby G is born, 9#5oz, 20.5"



Mucous Plug (TMI Post)

Since I am taking Endometrin, I’m used to a certain amount of discharge but it is always consistent and not at all like regular cervical mucous. Until yesterday. I had a significant amount, but given the color, again, really didn’t think that much of it (I googled pictures (which I do NOT recommend doing)) and it did seem to match some but I wondered if they were really their mucous plugs.

Well, this morning, I had my answer. I won’t get into the graphic details, but I am absolutely certain that is what it was. I also had some clear fluid leakage yesterday, again that I attributed to the Endometrin, but now I am not so sure. However, there hasn’t been any more and my urine is clear.

At any rate, I know that one can lose their mucous plug at any time and that it even regenerates. However, I am wondering if its loss was caused by continued shortening (and perhaps even dilation) of my cervix.

I emailed both my OB and MFM and while I know others would high-tail it to L&D, if it was just the plug and there is no amniotic fluid leak or contractions, then there is no reason to go (and, while I never discussed with either doctor what to do if this happened, on-line recommendation is to mention it at my next appointment which is two weeks from today (which is longer than I would usually go)).

Now I wait to see who I hear from first and what she wants me to do.

(I just heard from the MFM nurse that I should go to L&D for evaluation but she sent the standard “Pre-term labor checklist” and I’m not having any of the symptoms on the list. Going to wait it out until I hear from a doctor).

2 comments to Mucous Plug (TMI Post)

  • Anna

    This sounds as if you’re probably in a very anxious place. I hope that you’re all doing ok and that you’re out of there soon, sending every good wish,x

  • I’ve been thinking about the mucus plug a lot lately. Call it a TMI post if you want, but curious minds want to know. :)
    I hope you are not admitted to L&D today. I’ll be waiting anxiously with fingers crossed for your next update.

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