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Another chemical pregnancy?

My last 3 pregnancies have ended in loss and my last 2 were chemical. I just got a positive test this last Wednesday which was 11dpo. The next day I took another test and it was the same or lighter but I took one in the afternoon that was a little darker. The test I took this morning at 13dpo was lighter than yesterdays. I took another one in the afternoon that was slightly darker but still lighter than yesterdays. I know I just need to stop peeing on sticks and wait it out. I am just terrified that this is going to be another loss. Do these tests look promising at all? I feel like they're getting lighter and I am starting to feel crampy. Ugh! 

Re: Another chemical pregnancy?

  • Those all look positive to me. You really can't read too much into the lightness of the line--way too many factors from urine dilution to manufacturing processes. FWIW, the lines on my FRERs were super light, even after I could turn a digi. Hang in there. Fingers crossed that this is your rainbow.
    Me: 36 yo, TTC #1 since Feb. 2012
    BFP #1, 3/12, EDD 11/9/12, MMC 3/27/12, D&C 4/10/12

    BFP #2: 11/16/12, EDD 7/25/13, MMC 12/5/12, D&C 12/6/12, Complete molar pregnancy confirmed 2/9/13, benched for 6 months until  August 2013

    IUI #1, 8/16/13 Femara + Menopur, 3 mature follicles, BFN
    IUI #2 (back-to-back, 9/12/13 and 9/13/13) Femara + Menopur, four mature follicles, BFFN
    IUI #3, 10/8/13 Femara + Menopur, six mature follicles, BFN

    BFP #3, 12/9/2013, while on treatment break, EDD: 8/22/2014  Please stick and grow, LO!

    Additional Dx: hypothyroidism, TgAb positive & anti-TPO positive, POR/DOR (2/2013), and suspected endometriosis

    ******All AL always welcome******
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    MrsDeo
  • Thank you for being reassuring! I just worry because my last two pregnancies started with a line that just kept fading. I feel like these lines are fading as well. I hope their not and I'm just being paranoid. I am planning on taking a digital Sunday. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I so hope this is my rainbow! 
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  • I am very sorry for your previous losses. Have you missed your period yet? You are going to drive yourself batty constantly testing (and i love to POAS). I would suggest waiting until the day after your missed period and testing again. I know that will be super hard, but remember, today your test is positive and you are pregnant. I hope this is your rainbow!

    Married August 2003

    BFP: January 8, 2012
    Due: September 5, 2012
    DS: August 14, 2012

    BFP: November 5, 2013
    Due: July 11, 2014
    MMC Detected d&c: December 29, 2013 12w5d

    BFP: June 10, 2014
    Due: February 16, 2015


    Pregnancy Ticker
  • I am expecting AF on Sunday. I know, I keep telling myself I need to just enjoy being pregnant in this moment. It's just so hard trying not to worry and those tests give me the hope that it is still real. I am going to really try to step away from the tests and wait until Monday!
  • I know this is easier said than done but I really wouldn't read too much into the darkness of the lines. I would encourage you to ask your OBGYN or doctor to test betas to see if they're doubling every 48 hours. FX for you!!!!
    Began trying for a baby January 2012
    BFP 4.25.2013  EDD 1.3.2014  MMC 6.3.2013  D&C 6.19.2013
    BFP 11.3.2013  CP 11.6.2013
    BFP 3.31.2014 EDD 12.10.2014 Baby boy Carlson born 12.19.2014 
    2redtulips[Deleted User]
  • I know this is easier said than done but I really wouldn't read too much into the darkness of the lines. I would encourage you to ask your OBGYN or doctor to test betas to see if they're doubling every 48 hours. FX for you!!!!

    This. Betas are a much better indicator of a progressing pregnancy than pee sticks. Wishing the best for you. Good luck!
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    [Deleted User]
  • I also say get some betas done. That would definitely be a better indicator. Thinking positive thoughts for you!
  • rox825rox825 member
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    I freaked myself out initially testing daily and comparing the lines, and had to force myself to stop after I went in for my first beta. I'd also suggest having betas drawn, they'll tell you whether it's progressing well. Congrats and good luck!

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    TTC since Sept 2011, Unexplained IF
    Oct 12 - Jan 14: 3 clomid/TI cycles, 2 hysteroscopies, 2 IUIs, 1 BFP (MMC @ 12w), 2 more IUIs
    Feb 14: Gonal-f + IUI #5 = BFP! (EDD 11/4/14)
    Baby boy arrived 11/13/14!

  • Betas. Absolutely. I knew I was going to have a m/c when the numbers were bad.
    BFP #1: It's a GIRL! DD born October, 2012
    BFP #2: m/c at 7w, February, 2014
    BFP #3: It's a BOY! Please be our rainbow! Due February, 2015
    *everyone always welcome*
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    MrsLaurenandDan[Deleted User]
  • The waiting is the worst. Hugs to you!!
    BFP #1: It's a GIRL! DD born October, 2012
    BFP #2: m/c at 7w, February, 2014
    BFP #3: It's a BOY! Please be our rainbow! Due February, 2015
    *everyone always welcome*
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  • I know it's easier said than done, but you have to try to trust that you are pregnant.  There are a million things that could go right or could go wrong over the next 9 months, but you don't save yourself anything by stressing over the ones you can't control.  I hope you get some reassurance soon.  In the meantime, I'll be over here stressing about all of the same things too.
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    A work in progress

    MMC April 2014 at 6w2d, D&C at 9 weeks

    MMC August 2014 at 9w1d, D&C at 12 weeks

    CP October 2014

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  • CaraHCaraH member
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    Oh, I so know this feeling. I just wanted to say that I got an early positive, my Dr. confirmed more than doubling betas that week and then on the day AF was due I felt that familiar heaviness in my lower abdomen and then light cramping. I was absolutely convinced I was going to lose the baby. Over a week later and there's no sign of a trouble. I think we are just way, way to attuned to our bodies.
  • I know I said I was stepping away but I took another one tonight and it made me feel a whole lot better about things. Plus I've been having some nausea and sore bbs. Still having some light cramping but I feel like I had this with my son. Hopefully I can get in for my betas tomorrow! 

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  • Good, dark line. I know it is unscientific but it would make me feel better too. fx for great betas !!
    BFP #1: It's a GIRL! DD born October, 2012
    BFP #2: m/c at 7w, February, 2014
    BFP #3: It's a BOY! Please be our rainbow! Due February, 2015
    *everyone always welcome*
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  • I'm glad the darker line is reassuring for you. Hopefully you can get in for betas tomorrow. Keep us posted. FX for good news!
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  • I got my first beta back and it was 108. I was 4 weeks 4 days when I had it drawn. My Dr.s RN said it was a little on the low side. I go back saturday for my next draw. I just wanted that number to be high! 
    ellebelle2384
  • Sending T&P that your next beta is awesome!

    DS born 10/22/2008
    DD born 12/23/2014

    m/c @10wks 12/2007
    m/c @4wks 3/2014


  • That's a solid first beta!  Hope you have a great repeat!
    Me: 31     DH: 33
    Dx: Me: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss; DH: Low Morphology (2%)
    BFP#1: MC 3/1/11 at 6w1d - EDD 10/21/11
    BFP#2: 5/3/11 - EDD 1/9/12 - DD Born 1/6/12
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    TTC #2 since 12/13
    BFP#3: MC 2/8/14 at 4w5d - EDD 10/13/14
    BFP#4: MC 5/6/14 at 4w4d - EDD 1/9/15
    BFP#5: MMC discovered 8/4/14 at 9w1d - D&C 8/5/14 - Baby Boy with Trisomy 16 (maternal origin) - EDD 3/8/15
    BFP#6: CP 11/6/14 at 4w2d - EDD 7/14/15
    IVF #1 with ICSI & PGS: May/June 2015, ER 6/3/15, 17R/17M/15F
    IVF #2 with ICSI & PGS: July 2015, ER 7/16/15, 16R/11M/9F
    PGS results = 6 normal embryos (4 boys, 2 girls)
    FET 9/23/15 = BFFN
    Natural FET 11/4/15 = BFP!
    Beta 9dp5dt = 92

  • Well I got my second beta back and it was only 198. I had it drawn 72 hours after the first. It really doesn't feel like this is a viable pregnancy. No spotting or cramping yet so I guess we just wait and see. 
  • ((Hugs)) and fx'd for you!
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  • Sorry you're in limbo, OP. My T&P's are with you!
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  • Sorry this beta wasn't what we hoped. T&P's for you.


    BFP #1 11/02/13, EDD 07/04/14, BO diagnosed 12/12/13 at 9w5d
    BFP #2 6/12/14, DD born 2/21/15

  • I had a scan at 5 weeks and 2 days and they did see a sac. Does anyone have any success stories to share where numbers were rising but not quite doubling? I hate having to just wait and see what happens..
  • I'm sorry your betas were not great. Are you having some more done? Hang in there.
    BFP #1: It's a GIRL! DD born October, 2012
    BFP #2: m/c at 7w, February, 2014
    BFP #3: It's a BOY! Please be our rainbow! Due February, 2015
    *everyone always welcome*
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