I had 7 miscarriages (2 CP and 5 between 6-8wks) trying to have my son.
Low and behold I find myself pregnant the first cycle after having my Paragard out on 10/28/20 while on my period. I have pretty variable cycles so my midwife suggested a dating and viability transvaginal ultrasound at the 6wks 12/10, during which the sonographer could only barely see a tiny empty gestational sac that was too small to register on their dating equipment (assumed I must have ovulated late).
Midwives called back 12/15 and requested I come in for an HCG which came back at 5937, which while reassuring made me feel like the gestational sac seen 5 days earlier should have been larger and/or a yolk sac present. Low and behold on 12/21 I had moderate bleeding which has slowed to spotting and went in to get a repeat HCG and it came back at 9487. Mildly crampy, still lightly spotting, and I feel like my HCG should have gone up much farther in a weeks time.
My repeat ultrasound is scheduled for 12/24. Honestly I feel like I'm miscarrying. I'm disappointed but fine, just a little confused as with my previous losses when HCG's were drawn they were always way lower than this time as I have never had them drawn this late so I just don't know what to make of it all. The midwives' office seems to be implying things are likely fine? Have any of you ladies had HCG's drawn past the 4-5wk mark? What were your rises like in past the 5/6 week mark and what were your outcomes? I'm not looking for positivity, just stories of HCG levels and outcomes good or bad. I got myself into a good headspace after all my early losses before my son so if I'm miscarrying its not the end of the world and we'll just keep trying.
Re: HCG levels