I am fairly sure that I know when I ovulated. I was TTC long enough to know that I ovulate between 14-16 cycles days. I have never (to my knowledge) ovulated earlier than day 14. That being said, since I took the OPK tests and pin-pointed the ovulation to 14-15 CD when I got pregnant last month, I'm really sure that I am 7.2 weeks pregnant now. On Tuesday, when I was 6W9D pregnant, I had my first prenatal appointment. They took my blood test and called today with the results. I had 115,000 HcG at the end of 6 weeks. I should add that I also felt so pregnant that I tested 5 days early and got a bright, dark second line - so the HcG is strong with me this pregnancy (a relief after the M/C I had with 380 HcG at 6 weeks last December). I should add that I insisted on knowing my levels after losing the last pregnancy.
Looking at the charts, I seem to be double the normal HcG level for 6 weeks (1000 to 57,000 HcG on average). However, the midwife pointed out that between 7-8 weeks the levels can range from 7000 to 229,000 HcG. She was implying that since I was one day away from being 7 weeks - I might fall easily into this category with 115,000 and could be further along than I think. I don't see how that is possible, though. To be 7-8 weeks pregnant a few days ago would have meant that I ovulated before CD 14. TWINS run in my family on both sides of the maternal side and one side of the paternal side - so this possiblity is never far from my mind. The midwife said it is a "possibility" but said it could just be one child and further along than I think. Hmmmm....
Anyone here with twins that might be able to tell me their levels to compare? Do you know your levels between 6-8 weeks or so? What about moms who have seen an ultrasound, have one baby but high levels of HcG? Does this mean anything or am I reading more into it than I should? Thanks!
Mandi - Doula/Childbirth Educator, Loving my DH, DS, DD, DD, missing my three (last m/c 4/2010)