Me: 30 | H: 30
MMC: 6/2017 (10w5d)DS: May 2018TTC #2
BFP: 9/1/19 EDD: 5/14/20
Just got my second set of numbers. Went from 17 to 68 so that's good but he didn't want to draw again for another 2 weeks. I said, um, can we do a week for my own peace of mind? They said yes so I'll go in on Monday again. He was happy with the rise but it's still lower than I would like.
I feeel like if there's no risk for ectopic (which was the vas on my end) then an early scan only causes us crazies to worry more. So when I had an early scan and didn't see a fetal pole I worried up until the next scan. And the. We did see a pole but not the hb yet, so I worried up until the next scan. You can't change anything that is or isn't happening. You just have to let go of control and believe your body is doing what it should. (Easier said than done, I know)
Turns out my high numbers (1395 by 17dpo) did indicate twins! Except, luckily in my case since I can't carry multiples, one of the twins doesn't seem to have ever developed. I started spotting at 5w3d and my symptoms went away so I freaked out. Got an ultrasound at 5w5d and saw one empty sac, and another one with a yolk sac measuring on time! We didn't see a fetal pole yet, but I went into that ultrasound fully expecting the worst, and therefore I was just happy that I'm still pregnant for now! Go back next Thursday at 7w1d and will obviously want to see a heartbeat then. 6 weeks today and the spotting seems to be slowing down now and my symptoms are reemerging, thankfully. It's like the babies did me a favor, because if it had been two viable twins I would've had to have selective reduction at 11 weeks and I'm not sure I could live with that.
@sparkymcgeee @rachelg777 thanks you guys, you are totally right and I need to chill. I think I feel better about it now after doing more research and letting it all sink in. Staying positive! Congrats on your levels more than doubling, sparky!
@abhphilly I'm glad things worked out for the best! I know how you feel, I would agonize over the choice if I was forced to selectively reduce. Your body knows I guess. Hope things keep developing well!
@justsuzie thinking positive thoughts for you. I am anxious enough about a MC just based on my infertility so I'm sure with previous losses the anxiety must be brutal. I hope you're able to find a bit of peace- having a dog to snuggle sounds like an excellent start!
I really feel there is no harm in getting excited and looking at baby stuff etc because a loss would be sad if you did that or not if it happens, so you might as well have the joy now. But, everyone is different in that respect. Take care!
I just got a blood draw to test quantitative hcg, that's the same as a beta, right? The nurse requested it, "to see how early pregnant I am and to determine how soon I should schedule a scan". Does this make any sense at all? I thought the levels varied greatly, so how could measuring hcg give them any info other than confirming the pregnancy?
LMP versus when I think I ovulated would only change the due date by a week, so why not just schedule for when I think 8 weeks and maybe it's 9 but wouldn't 9 weeks still be fine?!?
No im highly irregular but I was tracking everything and feel confident I am close to 4w2d. And I don't think I have any particular risk factors, so it just seemed a little weird to me that they ordered the test.
My goodness they are taking forever to call me back. I got my blood draw wed 10am, so that will be 2 days in a few hours! Is that normal?
I called and got my results AND went and did another draw and got those results back in under hours....wtf?16do - 67318do - 1398Does that seem high?!? They think I'm a week further based on LMP and said the numbers are good. I guess I'll see at my first scan 9/25!!!
hCG levels in weeks from LMP (gestational age)* :