Pregnant after a Loss

Holy S*!# a bfp

Hi ladies!
Yesterday at 8 dpo I got a VERY faint positive. I couldn't believe it. I had a loss in June, so I am terrified right now. I want to get excited but I just am not letting myself.

I called my doctor immediately yesterday after I found out because she recommended I start progesterone. So tonight is my first night taking it. Has anyone taken it and did you experience Any of the side effects?

Re: Holy S*!# a bfp

  • Congrats on the bfp!!  Exciting for sure!

    Wishing you all the best.
    1st Pregnancy: EDD 12/31/15; Diagnosed Turner's with terminal cystic hygroma 13wks; induced at 14wks, +3 d+c's.
    2nd Pregnancy: BFP 10/8/15; EDD 6/21/16

  • I definitely felt an increase in bloating but otherwise nothing really specific. I take it orally 400mg at night.
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  • No side effects for me! Just some skin irritation if some leaked out and I didn't wash it off (over night). Congratulations!
  • Congratulations!!!  Deep Breaths. I took oral progesterone capsules until 14wks, I didn't have any side effects with them.
    BFP 2/11/15 (EDD 10/13/15). MMC 3/30/15 D&C 4/3/15 "We will always love you"
    DD1 - BFP 7/23/15 (EDD 3/31/16).  "We believe in you rainbow" DOB 4/2/16
    DD2 - BFP 2/9/18 (EDD 10/19/18).  "Grow baby grow!" DOB 10/24/18
    BFP 11/16/20 (EDD 7/31/21).  "Round 3 FIGHT!"
  • Congrats!!! And so sorry about your previous loss. I had a mc in June too. *BIG HUG*
  • Thanks everyone! I was thinking this morning, I got a positive hpt at 8 dpo. I am not expecting my period until November 14th, so that would be 2 weeks before my missed period. This is exactly what happened to me last time. It was so early, which makes me worry. I have a 34 day cycle. I'm so freaked. Has this happened to anyone? Having a positive way before your period?
  • I'm a dirty lurker here -- not pg at the moment.  Getting a BFP at 8dpo is fine (but I'm not a dr).  The issue is that the risk of losing a pregnancy is highest at the very early stages.  So being able to turn a test at 8dpo isn't bad, but KNOWING that early means you will be aware if you have a chemical pregnancy.  If I hadn't tested early for my second pregnancy, I would have just thought AF was a day late.

    I hope you have a very happy and healthy pregnancy.  I like to come to this board to see people like me getting happy endings.
    TTC#1 since Jan 2015
    BFP 2/19/15  •  MMC found at 9 wks  •  D&E at 11 wks (age 36)
    BFP 8/29/15
      •  CP (age 37)
    BFP 11/18/15  •  DD born at 41 weeks <3(age 37/38)

    TTC#2 since May 2017
    BFP 10/18/17  •  MMC found at 8 wks  •  Misoprostal at 10.5 wks (age 39)

    BFP 2/16/18
      •  CP (age 39)
    BFP 4/13/18
      •  CP (age 39)
    BFP 5/07/18  •  MMC found at 10.5 wks  •  D&E at 11.5 wks 
    •  Testing showed it was a girl with Trisomy 22. (age 39/40)
    9/5/18 Diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve (4-5 follicles, one ovary had none and was very atrophied)

    RE says the low egg count is likely causing my recurrent pregnancy loss. Less eggs results in more aneuploidy.

    BFP 9/24/18  • 
    CP (age 40)
    BFP 5/11/19  •  Fraternal twins  •  MMC found at 10w5d (Baby A 6w, Baby B 10w)  •  Misoprostal at 11 weeks (age 41)













  • Yep I had positive over a week prior to!
  • Your hcg is probably just really high..which is great!
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