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post #21 of 50
Thread Starter 

Day 17 post ovulation Beta HCG, 490

doubling time of 29.07 hours.  

 

I feel giddy...

 

our next appt is for an ultrasound on the 24th of September, ack!!!

post #22 of 50

I'm really struggling...which isn't like me at all. I'm normally so relaxed, trusting my body and the process. I don't mean to keep blaming the first experiences I had with a midwife, but I don't know why else I'd be such a wreck.

 

I did finally go in and get a beta HCG quant - my numbers at 24 dpo were only 831. I had mild brown spotting after a transvaginal u/s (more like creamy cm tinged light brownish) - and the u/s at 5w1d showed a possible gestational sac measuring 3mm.

 

All of these numbers seems so low to me. I wish I could just relax. The new midwife's office is incredible - they are so, SO kind to me and so helpful in trying to help me determine what's going on.

 

I'll have another HCG quant taken on Monday morning....she said they'll be looking for doubling. If it doesn't double, does that mean I will miscarry?

 

Sorry for being such a downer - I'm just really scared and feel really lost about everything.

post #23 of 50
SweetMama hug.gif

A dear friend who I met on these boards told me that sometimes we know too much. I definitely think reading about all of the infertility and miscarriages that happen has caused me to be more nervous than I should be as well. We just need to trust our bodies and know that everyone is different. I hope and pray that you're one of the "normal" majority and have a healthy full term pregnancy.

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Please post the results from Monday when you get them, I'll be thinking about you this weekend.
post #24 of 50
Thread Starter 

Sweetmama, I'll be thinking about you too.  Hugs.

post #25 of 50
Just wanted to share that I had 2 healthy babies, then 4 miscarriages in a row in a year. My hcg levels were rising normally with my first two miscarriages until the day I started bleeding and we never saw anything but empty sacs at 6 weeks, then 8 weeks for each m/c. With this pregnancy, my hcg levels have not risen "normally". They haven't been doubling. However, I had an ultrasound yesterday at 867 hcg and we saw a baby with a heartbeat!! I was 6w1d according to ultrasound. So, anything is possible!!
post #26 of 50


Sweetmama, sorry to hear that you are having such a hard time with this. With my current DS2, I had completely convinced myself that it was not a viable pregnancy when they couldn't detect the heartbeat at 6.5 weeks and had to go back a week later. It is so hard!

 

If your HCG is not doubling, you still won't have confirmation of miscarriage. I think only if they are going down would that be the case. So, if they are not quite doubling, that next ultrasound will still be crucial!

post #27 of 50

29 dpo and I'm only at 3600, so it looks like I'm out of the DDC. Good luck and sticky vibes to the rest of you.

post #28 of 50
hug2.gifhug2.gifhug2.gif Mamma Mia. So sorry to hear that.

(Are you sure you're out? I know those numbers aren't doubled, but 3600 is still in a healthy HCG range, right?)

Are you still going for the viability scan on Monday?
post #29 of 50

I should have been at 3000 last Friday, with approximate doubling, so I'm pretty sure. (i.e. it took 9-10 days to double) I don't know if I can wait till Monday, I may head in to the ER tonight to see if I can get a scan. I don't want to wait 3-4 days to know or to get a D&C, especially after I got DIC last time and almost died. I'm really scared of that.


Edited by Mamma Mia - 9/7/12 at 6:15pm
post #30 of 50

MammaMia....so, so sorry. stillheart.gif It's not fair.

 

Thank you all for your support. You have been so wonderful. I will post results for sure on Monday - hopefully I'll have them before noon again. This is going to be a long, long weekend. I just feel like something is wrong, you know? And that's not typical for me at all! I hope I'm wrong, but I just have this super strong hunch that something isn't okay. Plus, the brown spotting just won't quit...I don't understand what's going on. Temping, peeing on sticks and whatever else I'm doing isn't helping - it's making me neurotic. I just want to KNOW this little one is okay, or else KNOW that it's over - the waiting is very difficult. I just hope I'm wrong.

post #31 of 50
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I should have been at 3000 last Friday, with approximate doubling, so I'm pretty sure. (i.e. it took 9-10 days to double) I don't know if I can wait till Monday, I may head in to the ER tonight to see if I can get a scan. I don't want to wait 3-4 days to know or to get a D&C, especially after I got DIC last time and almost died. I'm really scared of that.

I am so sorry. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. ((hugs))

post #32 of 50

SweetMama34 and Mamma Mia,  Sorry to hear about the stress and uncertainty.  I know only too well how it feels to be where you are, and it is so hard.  I am keeping you in my prayers.  hug.gif

 

mumsince2007,  Thanks for posting your wildly varied experiences.  This is my first time monitoring hCG levels, and I'm struggling to figure out what to make of the information.  According to your experience, they really don't mean anything!  This whole pregnancy business is such an exercise in surrender and trust.  Sigh.

 

I just got my hCG count for 4wks, 2 days and my number is really low compared to all others her: it's only 108 redface.gif

 

The results were shared with me by my regular Dr.  All she could say was her research showed the ranges are pretty vast and I fell within the range.  I confirmed the same thing looking a several websites -- although according to some I am quite low.  I also read that they can stay low and still result in a healthy pregnancy.  And also that nothing can really be interpreted by one number.  My next draw is Mon, and I *thought* those results would be really telling.....until I read mumsince2007's post!  Now I'm thinking I'd better just stay busy and do my best to relax about the tests because what will be will be. 

 

Damn.

post #33 of 50
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Originally Posted by Mamma Mia View Post

I should have been at 3000 last Friday, with approximate doubling, so I'm pretty sure. (i.e. it took 9-10 days to double) I don't know if I can wait till Monday, I may head in to the ER tonight to see if I can get a scan. I don't want to wait 3-4 days to know or to get a D&C, especially after I got DIC last time and almost died. I'm really scared of that.

 



So sorry to hear this! Please keep us updated. This is so heart-wrenching! Thinking of you!!

post #34 of 50

Still thinking good thoughts for all of us who are uncertain - looks like there will be more answers on Monday. Mammamia....maybe your hcg numbers don't mean much? I'm starting to notice how very little information the beta hcg tests even give us! SO many women don't double, have low numbers and still have healthy babies in nine months! Fingers crossed that's the case for you.

 

I never would have been nervous if it weren't for some really odd suggestions from a midwife that I thought I wanted to use. She has been warning me of my potential miscarriage since I reported my BFP to her. Why would she do that? The nurse at the OB's office says there's nothing telling her that I'm going to miscarry - that if the first midwife hadn't sent me in for a scan so early, I never would have had these fears. I'm trying to let go of my anger and disappointment that someone put so many negative thoughts into my mind. It's not like me at all to be pessimistic...and maybe I'm not so much being negative as I am just feeling scared.

 

I told DH that so long as my numbers tomorrow aren't lower than Friday, I will assume all is well and go forth with as much excitement as I can. After we see our little one's heartbeat next Monday, I think I'll be able to relax into it even more. Just praying in the meanwhile that all of this brown spotting makes me one of the 30% of women who spot during a normal pregnancy. It didn't happen in my other two pregnancies, though - which is what has me feeling somewhat doomed.

post #35 of 50
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Still thinking good thoughts for all of us who are uncertain - looks like there will be more answers on Monday. Mammamia....maybe your hcg numbers don't mean much? I'm starting to notice how very little information the beta hcg tests even give us! SO many women don't double, have low numbers and still have healthy babies in nine months! Fingers crossed that's the case for you.

 

I never would have been nervous if it weren't for some really odd suggestions from a midwife that I thought I wanted to use. She has been warning me of my potential miscarriage since I reported my BFP to her. Why would she do that? The nurse at the OB's office says there's nothing telling her that I'm going to miscarry - that if the first midwife hadn't sent me in for a scan so early, I never would have had these fears. I'm trying to let go of my anger and disappointment that someone put so many negative thoughts into my mind. It's not like me at all to be pessimistic...and maybe I'm not so much being negative as I am just feeling scared.

 

I told DH that so long as my numbers tomorrow aren't lower than Friday, I will assume all is well and go forth with as much excitement as I can. After we see our little one's heartbeat next Monday, I think I'll be able to relax into it even more. Just praying in the meanwhile that all of this brown spotting makes me one of the 30% of women who spot during a normal pregnancy. It didn't happen in my other two pregnancies, though - which is what has me feeling somewhat doomed.

I so hope you get great results, and are able to relax and enjoy this journey. My last pregnancy was the only time I spotted in any of my pregnancies...I think I was around dpo 15 or so...and I went on to have a perfectly healthy pregnancy and baby. I worried though for those few days when i did spot...but thankfully, it did go away, and everything was fine. I am praying the same for you. (((hugs)))

post #36 of 50

Y'all are so kind...and I also keep meaning to pop in to apologize to wishin' and hopin' for hijacking your very EXCITING thread with my scared news. I'm smiling on the inside for you and your DW!

post #37 of 50

Got my result today from Friday (17DPO), it was 760. I think that's good, at least according to Dr. Google. I don't really know what it means (anyone? anyone?), but they are sending me back again this Friday and I will see in a week how it is increasing.

post #38 of 50
I just got my second beta results today--also 17dpo. It was 1526. Just goes to show that numbers can be all over the place. Lenny--your numbers do sound good--normal compared to mine!
post #39 of 50

Well, my second beta today was 1329 - but then I started bleeding a lot, with cramping and clots. Probably not good news. Going in Wednesday to check betas yet again.

 

Does anyone else feel like a pincushion yet? Thank goodness I don't have an issue with needles!

post #40 of 50
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Well, my second beta today was 1329 - but then I started bleeding a lot, with cramping and clots. Probably not good news. Going in Wednesday to check betas yet again.

 

Does anyone else feel like a pincushion yet? Thank goodness I don't have an issue with needles!

 (((Hugs))) Hoping and praying the best for you (((hugs)))

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