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post #41 of 117

Thank you Bcblondie. I have been worried: I think my tests have only gotten marginally darker (on internet cheapies) over the last 4-5 days.  I thought that since I had BFP on 10DPO, same day as my son, they would be way dark by now (4w5d.)  I'll see tomorrow when I get the results of the betas back. 

post #42 of 117

Yeah my bfp this cycle was on 10dpo also. Same as my last pg (which went to 11 weeks) and actually a day earlier than my bfp with ds.

post #43 of 117

 

It looks like I will probably have to wait until the beginning of August for a US to see the heartbeat.  

 

But, I do have some good news.  Second beta was yesterday.  

 

18DPO 1069

25DPO 16763

 

I used an online doubling calculator and got a doubling time of 42.47 hrs.  

 

So, I think everything is fine so far.  joy.gif

post #44 of 117

Yay! Glad to hear that. :)

post #45 of 117
Thread Starter 

Kyamo, those are some great numbers! How reassuring.

post #46 of 117
For those of you that have miscarried before, did you go in for an early ultrasound for the next pregnancy? Last time I only had the because I was vomiting so much that I had to go in weekly to convince them to get me some meds. My betas doubled in 48 hours when I tested in the fifth week, and I'll be going in at 5w6d for the ultrasound. I don't know why, but I didn't ask what my numbers actually were. I am probably stressing over nothing, but I'm fearing that they won't find anything on the ultrasound again. If they do, it will reassure me...but until Thursday, I'm sitting here going slightly crazy.
post #47 of 117

Yep, I've had early ultrasounds each time.  I'm scheduled to go next week @ 5w2d. 

post #48 of 117

I received my beta results back:  18DPO was about 200, 20DPO was 440.  So good doubling, but I wonder if the #s are low-ish and my progesterone fell from 18 to 12.5 during this same period and my OB wants to see above 20.  I am now supplementing. 

post #49 of 117

I am not going in until 8 weeks for an ultrasound... My missed miscarriages were babies that measured 6 1/2 weeks or so, so I wouldn't feel confident at all before 7 weeks or later. I'm feeling really tired and crampy and just blah today. Hard day with our new daughter. Waiting for signs that I will lose this one too. :( Tomorrow will be better I hope.

post #50 of 117
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I am not going in until 8 weeks for an ultrasound... My missed miscarriages were babies that measured 6 1/2 weeks or so, so I wouldn't feel confident at all before 7 weeks or later. I'm feeling really tired and crampy and just blah today. Hard day with our new daughter. Waiting for signs that I will lose this one too. :( Tomorrow will be better I hope.


I'd prefer to wait a little longer, but if they want to see me earlier, okay. It just probably means that I have to go back in after a week or two. Good luck with your daughter! Having a new placement can be rough on everyone. We worked on adopting through foster care for a year and a half, and decided to take a break. We still want to adopt, but now isn't the right time for it.
post #51 of 117

What do they do at any early ultrasound? I was shocked that my Dr. wanted to schedule me for this Friday. Going by my period I will be right at 6 wks but I explained that I have long cycles, but they said it didnt matter. By my calculations baby will be right at 3 weeks past ovulation (making it about 5 wks pregnant). Is there any chance I might hear a heartbeat? Anything else anyone can clue me in on, I have never done this before.

post #52 of 117

Ozzy, if your dates are right and you are 5w, you will not see a heartbeat but you may see a gestation sac and fetal pole and be able to measure/date them.  You also might see nothing (and be just fine and normal.)  If you wind up being actually 6w, you would be around the earliest you could see a heartbeat.  With accurate dating, most times you can expect to see the heartbeat for the first time somewhere between 6-7 weeks.

post #53 of 117

Hmm, I pushed my first appt out as far as possible, so I will be 9 weeks, 4 days when I have it, according to my ovulation date.  My previous MC we saw the heartbeat at 6 weeks.  Of course we were happy and since we were 'safe' having seen the heartbeat, we told everyone and I was so happy seeing the flicker on the screen.  The letdown was pretty bad.

 

This time I don't want to see it until its relatively safe.  If an mc is coming, I'd rather not know until it's here, seeing as how the only thing that can prevent is if you have a progesterone problem, when you can supplement. 

 

I'm hoping that when we see it at 9weeks, we can trust that it will be healthy and fine for the duration. 

post #54 of 117

I have only had previous ultrasounds early because of problems, mainly subchorionic haemorrhages. 

 

This time I am having the ultrasound @ 5wks, even though it is too early to see a heartbeat, because my doctor is concerned about multiples.  I have my first appointment with the MFM specialist at 7 weeks, and will have a scan then, and it will also be good to be able to compare the 5 and 7 wk scans

 

Ozzy, if you can push your appointment out later, then I would, especially if there is no "reason" to have it.  This website gives a bit of info on heart beats, depending on hcg levels, if you know what they are?  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2660539

 

Baconlover: I understand that previous losses can put a damper on the ultrasound stuff for you.  Personally, with my first pregnancy was a scary one, and I was in and out of hospital.  We saw the heart beat and heard a bunch of times, and after seeing it at 11 weeks, we were happy, and told everyone at 12 weeks.  We lost the baby a few days later.

post #55 of 117

Hi Milk8shake, i saw your beta test thread, not suprised they want to look for multiples :)  

 

I have no idea when I'll feel safe or confident enough to tell people.  Maybe 13 weeks?

post #56 of 117

It's funny, DP and I talked about when we would feel "safe" with this pregnancy.

He said between 8 and 12 weeks

I said 14 to 16 weeks

 

Having said that, I'm not keeping it a secret.  I have already told people, and will continue to do so - we need all the support we can get.

post #57 of 117

Update on me (if you haven't seen my post). I got to see the heartbeat today! I'm 6w3d so I know a HB this early isn't as much of a guarantee as a heartbeat at 10 weeks. But it's still nice to see. :) It was at 122 which I think is ok for this gestation. My u/s with DS at 5w5d we didn't see anything so to be 5 days later and see a fairly solid hb is awesome.

post #58 of 117

Yay for a heartbeat! I read the update, I'm glad to hear it.

 

 

post #59 of 117

We have told quite a few people because I'd really want support if anything went wrong..

 

That said we have our viability scan tomorrow (I have lupus so high risk, though I've not had a loss before). I have convinced myself that they won't find anything and that I'll be destroyed... Gah. By LMP I will be closer to 7 weeks, but by my chart I will be barely 6 weeks. Should I expect to see a heart beat?

 

I can't wait for tomorrow to be over. Please send sticky vibes my way...

post #60 of 117

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