Hello! how exciting!
I am 40, pregnant with #3. EDD by ovulation is September 7th, which puts me at 5 weeks today.
I got one beta done at 18DPO (three days ago) and it was 719. I had another one done today, and still waiting for the results. I also asked them to check for progesterone levels, as I noticed spotting today (once only, and it's gone. crossing my fingers).
I have a 10 year old son and a 7 year old daughter, and yet I don't remember being THAT nervous and paranoid like I am these days. Every little change in symptoms convinces me that "it's all over". This pregnancy was not planned or expected. I didn't think i will ever be pregnant again, and I was at peace with it. but now that I am, I want this so badly to stay.......
a question about progesterone supplements and testing- is there scientific evidence that P. supplements work? if so, how come not every woman is automatically tested? and another question- I know I could get a natural progesterone cream at my health food store locally. Is there any reason to NOT use it "just in case"? any downsides or side effects that could harm the pregnancy? my doctor and midwife both think I shouldn't even think about it, because I don't have a history of pre-term labor, recurrent miscarriages (had one chemical pregnancy back in July, period arriving 3 days after positive test) or low progesterone from previous pregnancies.
any experienced women here and any words or advice?
Thanks so much and glad to meet you all!