Miscarriage/Pregnancy Loss

Just found out I had a chemical pregnancy...

I got a positive pregnancy test on 11/26 and had two rounds of blood work done to make sure I was progressing.  I got pregnant with my son with Clomid, Injectables, and IUIs.  So when you're dealing with infertility issues, they have you do a ton of blood work.  My base #'s were HCG - 20, Progesterone - 25.  Two days later, my #'s were HCG - 13, Progesterone - 2.  So the office called and told me that I had a chemical pregnancy and that I have to go back in a week for more blood work to make sure my HCG goes all the way down.  I have read that some doctors ask that you have one successful cycle before you try again, but it seems that it's for emotional reasons, not because your body physically needs to heal. I'm so so devastated by this loss, but not so devastated that I want to wait a month.  I'm mostly sad because you start making plans and get so excited for a new baby, and all your hopes are just shot down.  I do want to try again next month though.  I have been taking Clomid and doing timed intercourse. We got pregnant on the second month of doing it.  We'll try again with the same regimen next month.  Has anyone gotten pregnant the month after a chemical pregnancy? 

Re: Just found out I had a chemical pregnancy...

  • I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.  I had a CP in July and my RE made us wait a cycle in between before our next embyro transfer.  I didn't have success in the month between but I've heard of people that have.  Send you good thoughts as you work through this. 

    Me 36 DH 34 - Married May 2010
    DX: PCOS/Unexplained Infertility/MTHFR Mutation
    TTC since December 2014
    Fresh Transfer: Gonal, Menopur, Cetrotide. ~ Chemical Pregnancy :(  
    FET #1: 1st Beta- 3,792~ 2nd Beta- 4,227~ BFP ~ Miscarriage at 8 weeks :( 
    FET #2: 1st Beta 207~2nd Beta 235~ BFP~ Miscarriage at 6 weeks :(
    FET #3: 1st Beta 18~ 2nd Beta 44~BFP~ Miscarriage 5 weeks :(
    FET #4: 1st Beta 50~ 2nd Beta 97.7~ Miscarriage 6 weeks 5 days :(
    FET#5: 1st Beta 29~ 2nd Beta 109~ 3rd Beta 227~ 4th Beta 661~ Miscarriage 5 weeks 3 days 
    Miracle Natural BFP Estimated Due Date June 2019~ God is good 
    2 snow babies 

  • I didn't have a chemical pregnancy but miscarried at almost 8 weeks and today at my follow up was told I could start trying again now. I wasn't even asking for that so it seemed weird she divulged that information
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  • I m/c between 6 and 7 weeks and my OB said we could try right away if we wanted. 

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    Baby Boy M - 08/01/2013 

    Expecting Baby Bean February 2017
  • I am sorry for you loss
  • I'm sorry you are going through this.  
    Me: 36  DH:35
    Married: 7/10/2016
    TTC#1 - May 2016
    BFP 9/6/2016 - Missed MC 10/20/2016  
    BFP 5/5/2017  - CP
    IVF #1 - June 2017  - Transferred 1 fresh 4 AA embryo.  7/9 Beta #1 - 161 
    <3 Adam <3 Born on 3/18/18

  • I just found out today that I had a chemical pregnancy.  I'm such at a loss for words and devastated.  Two cycles in a row and nothing.  I'm just so upset.  I'm sorry for your news as well.
    Me: 33, DH: 40
    July 2016: IVF #1 (froze embryos)
    Aug. 2016: Hysteroscopy to remove a few polyps & Laparoscopy
    Oct. 2016: FET #1 BFN
    Nov. 2016: FET #2 BFP (ended in CP)
    March 2017: IVF #2 Fresh Transfer of 2 Blasts = BFP!!! (EDD: 11/27/17)
    Froze 5 Blasts
    DS born on 11/2/17!!!  
    Back to try for Baby #2 :)

  • I'm so sorry for your loss. In terms of when to try again I would speak with your doctor and be upfront that you feel like you're emotionally ready to start trying again right away.
    Me: 30   DH:32
    Dating: 2/2007   Married: 4/2011  
    TTC #1: 9/2016

    BFP #1: 11/26/2016 - MC: 12/6/2016
    BFP #2: 3/9/2017 - CP: 3/10/2017
    08/2017: DH's SA = normal
    08/2017: Low progesterone (4.6) all other BW normal
    11/2017: HSG Clear; Pelvic Ultrasound Normal; and AMH, FSH, and Estradiol normal
    12/2017: 1,000mg Metformin
    12/2017: 50mg Clomid + TI = BFN
    01/2018: 100mg Clomid + TI = BFN
    01/2018: RE Consult
    03/2018: 5mg Letrozole + 50 units Gonal-F + 500 μg Ovidrel + IUI = BFP #3: 4/1/2018 - CP: 4/4/2018
    04/2018: 5mg Letrozole + Gonal-F + Ovidrel + IUI = BFP #4: 5/2/18
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  • Thanks.  I need a break.  I just want to know if a chemical pregnancy is "hopeful" in the sense that I can get pregnant or if it's it means a bigger problem...?
    Me: 33, DH: 40
    July 2016: IVF #1 (froze embryos)
    Aug. 2016: Hysteroscopy to remove a few polyps & Laparoscopy
    Oct. 2016: FET #1 BFN
    Nov. 2016: FET #2 BFP (ended in CP)
    March 2017: IVF #2 Fresh Transfer of 2 Blasts = BFP!!! (EDD: 11/27/17)
    Froze 5 Blasts
    DS born on 11/2/17!!!  
    Back to try for Baby #2 :)

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    I am so sorry for your loss.  I had a MC in aug at around 6 weeks.  After my OB followed my HCG to 0 he told me I could start trying again after a successful cycle.  I think it was not just for emotional reasons but for dating reasons.  I didn't really take his advice too well because we actually became pregnant 3 weeks later.  I had no idea that I ovulated so it was a total shock.  The beginning was tough because we had no idea how far along I was and had a few scans done.  I would do what you feel most comfortable doing.  There is no higher risk for CP/MC after one.  Just a risk for confusion I would say. Good Luck!

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    BFP-06/2014-EDD 02/16/2015
    Valentine boy born 02/14/2015
    BFP-08/2016 MC 6wks
    Surprise BFP-09/13/16 EDD 5/26/17

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