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post #61 of 425
1700 ish maybe?
post #62 of 425
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Hey, out of curiosity, is there a reason why you have all of this testing going on?  I am beginning to think this is something I should be doing.  I never heard of it before.  With my son, I never even had an ultrasound lat alone HCG testing.  Just wondering.  I even asked to have an early ultrasound a few days ago bc I am worried about MC and they said no way until 12 weeks.  How do you get people to test you this much?
because of my prior ectopic. Ectopics usually present with slow rising hcg. And once you've had one, you're at a higher risk for another. So I get mine done until they are high enough to see something on US. I think my dr told me around 7,000 is when they can usually see things on US, so she'll watch my levels until then and then do an US to determine location of the pregnancy.
post #63 of 425
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rosie - wouldn't it be more like 1500ish?  511 doubled to 1020, then approx halfway bw 1020 doubling to 2040... so 1500ish. 

That's the best my preg brain can do.

 

edubluv - 12 weeks is standard for UK and maybe Canada but not here in the US.  At a minimum most docs do a dating scan by 8 weeks... especially if you have a prior mc.  I'd call the doc's office and tell them the prev mc worries you and you don't want to wait for 12 weeks.  YOU are the person paying for their services... don't let their protocol define the medical care you need.

Worst case scenario you tell a little white lie about some persistent cramping... 

post #64 of 425
Yes inna, 1500 is right. Geez! I can't even think straight. Thank God for mindless work today at my job. Not that I'm working very hard.
post #65 of 425
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Yes inna, 1500 is right. Geez! I can't even think straight. Thank God for mindless work today at my job. Not that I'm working very hard.

Ha!  I know about days like that.  It's amazing what being preoccupied can do. 

So now we wait...

post #66 of 425
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post #67 of 425
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Oh crap. 

I'm so sorry rosie that you got that kind of news.  I'm a bit stunned.  :Hug

post #68 of 425
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Oh crap. 
I'm so sorry rosie that you got that kind of news.  I'm a bit stunned.  hug2.gif
i don't know if bending over and taking it in the ass could make me feel worse at this point. Pardon my bluntness.

I have my 3 wonderful children. Must focus on that before I lose my shit.
post #69 of 425

Oh Rosie- Although I haven't chimed in, I've been following your thread, and I'm just so sorry.  I was rooting for you and still am.  Just hugs and prayers and peace.  :1praying

post #70 of 425

Oh Rosie.  Crap.  There are just no words.  I am so so sorry.  

post #71 of 425
So sorry Rosie. It's very sad.
post #72 of 425
Not feeling as nauseous right now. It worries me. It's annoying that the dr won't call me back about the prog. Why do I have to initiate contact? Ugh.
post #73 of 425
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edubluv - How are you feeling today?  Any better... if better = nausea??  I hope you hear from your doc soon.

At 14wks I have pretty much no more m/s and I feel, dare I say it... normal.  It was a bit shocking when I realized that this morning. 

 

rosie - How you doing chicky?  Thinking about you... :eyesroll

 

 

alivewithyou will be joining her DDC and checking in here soon.  She's still letting that BFP sink in but it really is exciting for her.  If I'd had a baby at her age, he/she would be a teenager now.  EEK! 

post #74 of 425

I'm feeling defeated.  I don't know when my appt will be.  I don't know what to do in the meantime.  Do I continue to try?  Even if I do, and I get pregnant, now I for sure wonder if there's even a chance of it sticking.

 

I had a crazy idea:  what if after O I were to supplement with progesterone?  I mean, I always have low progesterone in pregnancy.  Out of 7 pregnancies, my first one did not, but all the others did (I think - there may have been one other that wasn't).  Anyway, I have all this progesterone left over.....do you think it would be stupid to try?

 

Or do you think I should call it quits until after I talk to the specialist?

 

I'm so sad and upset and pissed off all at the same time.  I went to work today but was so sad.  I couldn't focus on work at all.  I came home.

 

ETA:  AND to make it worse....not one touch of spotting since Sunday.  Thought I'd come off the progesterone and things would be underway quickly.  But no, my body seems to be holding on for some reason.


Edited by rosie2727 - 2/26/14 at 12:46pm
post #75 of 425
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rosie - I would fire up my CBFM, OPKs, thermometer and get my arsenal of progesterone and HPTs ready.  Just cuz it happened in the past doesn't mean that's your only path.  Ppl with 2 mc in a row still have a 70+% chance (approx and avg from several sources) of conceiving and carrying to term without intervention.  The cool thing is you've got a bit of "intervention" in your back pocket (aka progesterone).  Go get that baby.

 

fwiw, I am funny like that with problems... I like not to just overcome them, but ANNIHILATE them. 

 

 

As an aside, have you POAS again?  Regardless of it all, it nags at me that the whole "throw in the towel" decree was based on a single lab.  Lab errors are almost nil, so I am sure that it was correct and not a mistake.  However, when things don't come out as expected, I've never seen it to where a verification test was skipped.  I really think you should've had a second lab to verify and confirm.  It won't change things, but I just can't shake my irritation at that oversight. 

post #76 of 425
I did POAS again today. They offered another beta but I said no. Idk why, but I figured I didn't need to know any more. Here's today's test:
post #77 of 425
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I did POAS again today. They offered another beta but I said no. Idk why, but I figured I didn't need to know any more. Here's today's test:

OH!  I must've missed that detail somewhere.  Looks like it's holding steady now - how odd and unexpected... and disturbing.  Nothing about this has been easy or free of loose ends for you. :( This def qualifies in the MAJORLY CRAPPY EXPERIENCE category. 

What did DH say?  Seems like guys are a bit out of sorts with such a topic... especially since they're essentially no more than an accomplice at that point.

post #78 of 425
I'm a bit disturbed too. With my ectopic, they didn't ever drop, but they kind of stalled then took off again. It freaks me out to think they're stalling now instead if decreasing rapidly.
post #79 of 425
I'm lurking... Cautiously. We are super excited and just trying to think only positive thoughts for our "little bit". smile.gif

I am currently dealing with a lot of headaches, light headed, tingling hands and feet, and a lot of aching in my uterus. We are still super early so nothing too crazy yet which is good now that my dog is temporarily paralyzed. We have a lot of stuff going on and the universe likes to keep me busy.. I even joked with my mom two days ago that now that we were spending $4,000 to fix my dog I would be pregnant. smile.gif
post #80 of 425
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Originally Posted by innacircle View Post

edubluv - How are you feeling today?  Any better... if better = nausea??  I hope you hear from your doc soon.
At 14wks I have pretty much no more m/s and I feel, dare I say it... normal.  It was a bit shocking when I realized that this morning.

Still nauseous. Seems like all day long. All food sounds gross but I am overwhelming starving. It's so weird. I don't want to eat at all but it is not an option. So stinkin tired too. DS wanted to nurse all night. Wish I could go to bed right now but it is only 4 and I have an acupuncture appointment first.

Can't wait to be past this and into the rubbing my baby bump stage, happy and care free.

Rosie- I just want a m/c to not be true for you sooooo bad. I keep thinking maybe that babe is hanging on! It bothers me a lot. So sorry.
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