Normally I would google something like this, but I'm afraid if I do, I'll start freaking out some more. I'm trying to stay calm and optimistic, though I'm really struggling with that right now. So, I'm wondering if you ladies are willing to share some of your collective knowledge with me?
My doctor called with my beta results from last week this afternoon. They doubled in about 21 hours (super speedy!). On Saturday, I started having cramping (on and off) about 2 inches below my belly button. I didn't think much of it, because things are growing and changing there obviously. However, when I mentioned it to the doctor, she was very concerned and now thinks it's a possibility this baby has implanted somewhere outside the uterus. This means they are going to continue to run betas on me until they hit 2000 and then bring me in for an ultrasound as soon as they do.
For you ladies that have unfortunately experienced ectopic pregnancies in past pregnancies, what kinds of symptoms did you have? Any pretty stories about doctors thinking you were experiencing that and baby ended up being snuggled up safely right where it should be?
Thanks in advance for anything you can offer me. I really appreciate it!
UPDATE: My betas went from 94 last Friday to almost 1500 yesterday, which means the doctor brought me in for an ultrasound today. I was prepared for the worst, but hoping for the best. In the doctor's words, she said "it looks suspiciously like an early pregnancy" on my ute! She still wants to keep an eye on me, which means more betas tomorrow and next week and a follow up u/s on the 13th. Right now, it's looking like everything is progressing nicely though. Ladies, thank you so much for telling me about your histories and offering me support!
BFP #1: EDD 12.28.12 - MC @ 6w3d | BFP #2: EDD 11.15.13 - D&C @ 12w4d
BFP #3: Superbaby born 4.5.14 | Just When You Least Expect It...