I'm still new here, but I need to vent and want to see if anyone has any advice. I'm 31, no kids, currently in the midst of my second mc. When I got pregnant this time my OB wanted to do blood tests since I had the prior mc. I did 2 draws and they showed hcg doubled but progesterone was low. I was put on supplements. A couple days later I started spotting and my breasts got less sore - exactly like the first mc. I read that supplements can cause a missed mc and my next appointment wasn't for 3 more weeks. I called OB and told her what was happening and asked if I could do another blood test to see if levels were still rising. She told me not to worry and said no to the blood test. After I pushed a little, she said I could get another test in a week.
But I didn't believe everything was ok. I did an hpt and the test line was lighter. I ended up going to a walk-in clinic type place and getting them to give me a quantitative blood test. I really hoped I was being crazy and paranoid and that it could be a thing I could laugh about. Unfortunately, the results showed my levels were lower than even the first of the previous tests. I talked to my OB and shared the results and was told I am miscarrying again. I have had spotting and cramping but no heavy bleeding. I have an appointment tomorrow to figure out if I will need D&C.
I feel so frustrated that she wouldn't do another blood test sooner. It seems like if they are going to put women on progesterone they should be monitoring this stuff? I know they can't do anything for a 1st trimester loss, but personally, I want to know what's going on where technology allows for it. I have good insurance and would even pay out of pocket for the test if I needed to. Am I being unreasonable? I love this OB but it seems so strange that you would be willing to put someone on progesterone but not willing to do a third beta. Does anyone have some information that could help me understand why a doctor would do this? From reading through this board and many others, it seems that many doctors don't want to do anything to monitor "low risk" pregnancies (I've heard of women who's OBs won't even see them until 20 weeks). I can understand wanting to save resources and not do unnecessary testing, but I also can't understand why doctors don't want to monitor (esp considering how simple the betas are!) when a woman has concerns. It just seems like a lot of the waiting and torture could be avoided in some cases.