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#1 of 10 Old 08-22-2007, 11:26 AM - Thread Starter
 
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This is my 5th pg, I m/c'd 5 yrs ago at 8 weeks (baby stopped growing around 6 weeks). I'm so blessed to be pregnant again, but very scared. My progestereone was low initally but the hcg levels have continued to rise. I had a tiny bit of spotting at 14dpo, but has resolved.

My levels are as folows:

11 dpo HCG 29, Prog 8 (started progesterone 400 mg/day at 12 dpo)
14 dpo HCG 224, Prog 13 (increased dosage to 600 mg/day)
18 dpo HCG 705, Prog 18.1

I'm getting my levels redrawn tomorrow, he may start me on Prog vaginal supp if less than 20.

Hope we can keep our little bean.

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Numbers look good!! I have heard of ppl/pgs surviving on lower prog than 18, so I think you are doing great!

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Thank you, I'm so hopeful!!!

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ok, I got numbers, I would have posted last night, but it was very late, and I was exhausted

My hcg is now 1547 (at 5 weeks) And my prog is 33.3!!! I have my 1st OB appt Mon and probably an u/s end of next week. I can't believe it!!!!

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Wooo Whooo!! Congrats momma!
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You go girl..I was thinking of you!
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, iluvmy3girls! Numbers look great! Hope the OB appt goes well.

I'm in a similar boat. This is my 5th pregnancy, too. The last one ended at 15 weeks, but either there never was a baby or it died so early it was reabsorbed. I have no idea what any of my hormone levels are. I called my OB to make an appointment and they said I had to get the pregnancy confirmed by a blood test first. I had the blood drawn at the lab three days ago and the results are still not back yet. : Now the OB office is closed until Monday. I want to get in as soon as possible to get everything check out, but nobody seems to think this is as urgent as I do!
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Jeomom3,

Did you get your labs back? I'm praying for excellent high numbers!!!

My OB appt went well except for the VBAC induction discussion I'm not fond of...since I have a +ANA and tested + for Lupus AnitCoagulant while ttc 5 yrs ago, I have to take Lovenox during my pg. So he says we have to PLAN a VBAC induction with pitocin, or repeat c/s. Needless to say, I'm getting a 2nd opinion.

B/c of irregular cycles, they want to do an u/s Thurs, I'll be 6weeks according to when I o'd.

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Did you get your labs back? I'm praying for excellent high numbers!!!

I haven't even been to the OB or MW yet. They won't see me until 8 weeks. I'm only 5 1/2. :
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Jeomom3,
They can't call you with your numbers, that's crazy!!!!

I had an awful u/s experience, it was way too early the freakin u/s techs had no clue. I left there thinking I was probably m/c'ing again. Then my OB's office agreed to repeat my hcg and it went from 1500 to 12000 in a week!!! I could breathe a sigh of relief. They won't do another u/s until 9/10. I should be a little of over 7 weeks then. I was so spoiled by my RE's office w/ my last dd, they were so awesome to me in the beginning.

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