Ok, so this month my period (which has been 28 days on the nose for 10 months straight now) was late. I had a "feeling" the day before my period was due and took an early results pregnancy test. It showed a faint positive. Now it's been four days since my period was due and I'm DEFINITELY late, and I've taken at least a dozen tests. (To borrow a phrase from the POAS site lady: yes...my name is coffeegirl and I'm a POAS addict.) About 2/3 of those tests have been +, but very, very faint positives. And then about 1/3 of them (esp. the blue dye tests) have been negative. This all worried me because with my daughter, they started out faint then got darker each day.
So I go to the OB and they do some bloodwork and my beta hcg level is at a 9. "Not quite negative" (their words) but almost definitely not a viable pregnancy. :( My OB said it looks like a chemical pregnancy or early miscarriage. I'll be going back next week to get another blood draw to make sure. But anyhow, this will be my first loss of any kind and I have a couple of questions.
First, if it's an early miscarriage, is there any rough timeline for when my period will return? I've still had no bleeding, no cramping. Only a few twinges in the area of my ovaries.
Second, once the baby passes, how soon is it feasible to TTC again? I've heard here and there that a woman is more fertile after a miscarriage. I've also heard, OTOH, that you should wait a cycle or two after a loss to begin TTC again. I'm sure our reaction isn't unusual, but we really want to conceive again. Like, yesterday lol. IS this feasible? Is it possible, in any of yall's experience?
Should I just wait for the pregnancy to pass and treat that as a period, then start charting and tracking when I'm ovulating again right away?
Just wondering if any of yall have had experience with this, and if you've been able to conceive again the cycle after miscarrying. Or soon therafter. Any other stories, advice, ANYTHING about this would be appreciated as this is the first time I've experienced any kind of loss and don't know where to go from here. Thanks in advance to anyone reading this and for any support or answers or advice. :)