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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Whew. What a whirlwind morning. Woke up with brighter red bleeding and a little bit of clotting. Went for my blood draw and asked to see a nurse if she was available. Nurse was so wonderful, kind and told me the on call midwife could see me as soon as my test results were in (only had to wait 1.5 hours).


Went back, met the most awesome midwife (she even offered to let me shadow her as I decide my route into midwifery school!) - and told me to put my tissue away for now, because my levels had gone up.


They haven't doubled, though - and there's a lot of bright red blood and clots.


On Friday, my beta hcg was 831.

Today, it was 1329.


The plan is to do another beta hcg on Wednesday and then have an ultrasound on Friday (or not, if my next beta shows a steady decline).

I feel more at peace with things - I did a fair amount of sobbing and grieving this morning. My poor DH is totally wiped out (and was so amazingly supportive today). The midwife told me that IF this is a miscarriage, she expects I'll be pregnant again very soon and she'll make sure I'm getting VIP treatment, as she knows how nervous I will be. She told me she's not even going to tell me not to be nervous, because I will be - and that it's okay, because she'll do everything she can to calm my nerves from the very start.


So. There it is. I really don't think there's a baby growing in me...but I won't go out and start smoking crack or anything....just in case. ;)

post #2 of 10



Oh sweetmama I hope you are wrong! What a great MW and DH you have.

Big hugs to you as you navigate whatever comes your way.

post #3 of 10

SweetMama, that is really encouraging news, I think! I was reading today about hCG levels and I read that they do double more slowly (as in, it takes more days to double) as you go on; it doesn't double every 2-3 days the whole time, later on it's more like every 7 days. Thinking of you, hope all is well.

post #4 of 10

I am so glad you had such a great experience with your midwife. And I agree, this is encouraging news. And I, for one, am sometimes skeptical of hcg levels not "doubling." Yes, I believe that on average, most women's hcg levels double every 2 or 3 days, but I think lots of women are different, and some women/different pregnancies just have different numbers. It's not over until it's over, but I know the waiting is the hardest part. Hang in there, I'll be thinking of you!

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks ladies. I suppose there's always hope (until we get the final word) - but my bleeding has become really intense and clotty as the day has gone on. I've had a fair amount of intense cramping, too. 


I just can't imagine any life left inside of me after today's events. :( Still, I'll be sure to update one way or another after Wednesday's betas.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

...and thank you all for thinking positive thoughts and holding out hope for us. It means an awful lot. stillheart.gif

post #7 of 10

Your midwife sounds wonderful. I am hoping good news for you. (((hugs)))

post #8 of 10

SweetMama, hug.gif


I am thinking of you.

post #9 of 10

hug2.gifPraying that you get some good news.

post #10 of 10

Hoping & Praying for good news, too! hug2.gif

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