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post #21 of 27

I thought you were going in for betas.... no?  But no more spotting- that's good!

post #22 of 27
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I haven't called my MW after the test being positive again Monday. I am just crossing my fingers. I see her in a couple of weeks and we'll run tests then!

 

oh, and I figure I feel pregnant now...

post #23 of 27
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spotted again last night. My MW doesn't want to send me to have my levels done, she says there's really nothing you can change from them anyways. I tend to agree with her, though I'd like to know if this is a sticky baby or not SOMEHOW!

post #24 of 27

Yeah, it can be a tough decision.  You could find it encouraging to see nice doubling times despite spotting, so it could help you relax.  Or if the doubling time is not so great you could prepare yourself.  Alternatively, they could drive you a bit crazy.  It really depends on the type of personality you have.  You know yourself best, so if you think that knowing would be emotionally helpful then press to get them done.  Otherwise, it's a waiting game until you hear that heart beat.  Sending sticky thoughts your way!  sticky.gif

post #25 of 27

Agreed!  I had the levels done because after the first chemical I just had to know - but that is also my personality (I tend to be fairly impatient with medical results and have a serious need for information so I know what I'm dealing with - whether with illness or even the sex of our baby).  If you can find peace in waiting, I absolutely applaud you! bow2.gif

 

On the other hand, if the waiting-in-limbo is driving you crazy, the tests certainly won't hurt, and could help you emotionally and mentally (no matter what they say, by freeing up your energy from constant wondering.  Then you'll know whether to relax and celebrate...or in the worst case, it can  help you shift gears back to optimisticly TTC - for me, this gave me a goal to return to, which helped with the disappointment).

 

Do whatever feels right to you!  Also sending positive "sticky" thoughts your way, and peace for you, mama! goodvibes.gif

 

One last note - if you've DTD recently, that could explain the spotting.  I completely panicked when I had spotting with DS after the chemical, but that's all it was, due to a more sensitive cervix.  Good luck!

post #26 of 27
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I actually had a touch of norovirus (or something) that my daughter has had all week- TMI but I had a bit of diarrhea that day a couple of times and in the middle of the night once, and a bunch of red blood just poured out of me that time, though it probably wasn't as much as it looked like. It didn't even show up on the third wipe of looking for it. Next day I could wipe a touch of old, brown blood but that was it. No more spotting or anything and my morning sickness and other symptoms continue to worsen... om.gif I can be zen about this... really... lol... though I just don't remember having cramps like this with DD. They are light but so frequent...and have been since conception.

post #27 of 27

Often second time moms notice symptoms earlier b/c you know what to expect and with a toddler to chase after things can feel harder and worse.  Plus things might feel more intense b/c the body is generally weaker the second time around.  The uterus is often more excitable, too, with subsequent pregnancies.  I definitely had more Braxton Hicks and more prodromal labor with my subsequent two pregnancies.

 

But with the blood and the cramping, I think that I would go get betas done... that's just me though.

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