Hi, everyone. This is my first post. Also my first pregnancy. So I apologize in advance if I ask a lot of dumb questions. :) Right now I am about 5 weeks and 6 days since LMP and I've had three positives on the Dollar Store tests. I've also had two hCG blood tests, which is where my question comes in.
My fiance's family carries a translocated gene in their bloodline... I'll save the long explanation, but the short story is that about 50% of pregnancies (regardless of what gender carries the chromosome) end in miscarriages. His dad has it, his uncle has it, his aunt has it, and his sister has it. He has not been tested yet.
That being said, my CNM wanted to keep track of my hCG level to make sure it's not going down (decrease = miscarriage). Here's the facts:
Wednesday, June 22 (25-ish days past ovulation): hCG @ 23,000 mIU/ml
Friday, June 24 (46 hours later): hcG @ 35,000 mIU/ml
Most of you probably know that the number doubling typically indicates a good progression in pregnancy. Since it only went up by 12,000 (only!?), I'm a little concerned.
I've read several things to indicate that higher the level, the longer it takes to double. Does anyone have any experience with interpreting these numbers (or with a translocated chromosome issue)?