Please help with progesterone levels / early pregnancy / scared :( - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-27-2012, 11:02 AM - Thread Starter
 
aprilshower's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 130
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Progesterone:

12dpo - 2/17 - 3w3d = 43.9

15dpo - 2/20 - 3w6d = 33.2

17dpo - 2/22 - 4w1d = 17.0

19dpo - 2/24 - 4w3d = 27.0

 

hCG:

12dpo - 2/17 - 3w3d = 180

15dpo - 2/20 - 3w6d = 738

17dpo - 2/22 - 4w1d = 1589

19dpo - 2/24 - 4w3d = 4548

 

I calculated hcg doubling to be:

35.37

43.38

31.64

 

I'm taking compounded progesterone suppositories 100mg, 2x/day - since 2/16.

 

I'm really scared re that my fluctuating progesterone is a bad sign for my baby.  I did fast on the first collection (12dpo) but not on the others. 

 

In my Dec loss pregnancy, my progesterone dropped at 4w1d to 9.5 and my hcg stopped doubling properly at that time.  I was not using any progesterone supplement then.

 

Am I about to lose my baby, since my progesterone has dropped, even tho my hcg is good?

 

Thanks

 

aprilshower is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-27-2012, 01:29 PM
 
stegenrae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: KC
Posts: 753
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

No advice, Julie, but some ((hugs)) and positive thoughts for that corpus luteum to start pumping out some progesterone ASAP.

 

 

We were in the July 2012 DDC together and I remember you from the TTCAL thread last month, too. I'm thinking sticky thoughts for you, hon.


~Rae
homebirthing, homeschooling, natural parenting, attached mama to  treehugger.gifDS1(3/05)  kid.gifDS2(3/08)   rainbow1284.gifboc.gifDD (12/12)

 

stegenrae is offline  
Old 02-27-2012, 01:54 PM
 
halifax40's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 312
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Progesterone naturally fluctutates, varies throughout day and varies based on food intake etc, if you were to test multiple times a day you would get different results each time...your levels are well within normal range. I would not read anything bad into your results and your hcg looks great!


Me-46 DH-45 DS born June 2012 TTC#2  July 2008 angel3.gif19 weeks, April 2010 angel1.gif @11 weeks, Sept 2010 angel1.gif @ 7 weeks. Feb 2011 angel1.gifangel1.gif twins @11 weeks. bfinfant.gifcd.gif

halifax40 is offline  
Old 02-27-2012, 02:11 PM
 
Jaimee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Seattle, Tucson, Austin, Baltimore. Now: Urbana, IL
Posts: 7,465
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by halifax40 View Post

Progesterone naturally fluctutates, varies throughout day and varies based on food intake etc, if you were to test multiple times a day you would get different results each time...your levels are well within normal range. I would not read anything bad into your results and your hcg looks great!

ITA!  I've heard that anything above 11 is fine and you're well above that.  Yes it went down, but it also went back up.  Your hCG is doubling nicely.  I don't see anything wrong with your numbers.  Unless you're bleeding and cramping, it would be my advice to try your best to relax and enjoy being pregnant (well, as much as this is possible with morning sickness!).  sticky.gif

 


Mama to Avalon 1/07 waterbirth.jpg, Austin 1/10 in between uc.jpgand Avery 12/11  h20homebirth.gif
fambedsingle1.gif   femalesling.GIF   winner.jpg   cd.gif     ecbaby2.gif  novaxnocirc.gif   goorganic.jpg  

Jaimee is offline  
Old 02-27-2012, 02:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
aprilshower's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 130
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Thanks Jaimee, Halifax, and Rae :)  I really appreciate the reassurance.  I've been pondering my situation in the last few hours, and I think that my hcg says that my baby is healthy.  I only fasted for the first bloodwork (my highest #), and I'm going to fast from now on.  I read that not-fasting can reduce the level as much as 50% (!).  My loss pregnancy hcg was nothing near as great as what I have now, so I'm trying to go with feeling positive from that :)

 

Also, I'm not bleeding or cramping - and I feel reallly pregnant too, even with a little baby belly already :)

 

Rae - Yes, I did have a July baby :(  and I was in the TTCAL group too.  Thanks for the sticky thoughts :)  So hard to have all the post-loss worries...  Wishing you baby dust :)

aprilshower is offline  
 

Tags
Trying To Conceive
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off