Hello ladies, I have been lurking on this website for weeks, trying to find any hope for my situation. I am sharing my story so that it will hopefully help someone else going through the same situation... here is my story.
At 6 weeks I started having bleeding and cramping so I immediately freaked out because it looked the exact same as my miscarriage in february. I called my doctor and she scheduled me for an ultrasound the next morning. At the ultrasound, the tech found a large subchorionic hemorrhage and only a gestational sac and a yolk sac. I was 6w1d at the time. They told me that my days must be off, but I KNEW they weren't because I was on clomid and was doing ovulation tests and temping every day. I knew the exact day I ovulate and the exact day we conceived. Due to this, the doctor ordered HCG levels to be drawn every 48 hours to see if the pregnancy was progressing. I had my labs drawn that monday and they didnt double until a week later. The doctor told me that things didn't look good and to expect to miscarry. She also said that since I was on progesterone suppositorites, that they may be causing a prolonged miscarriage. I had a nurse call me on that friday to tell me what to do in the event that I would miscarry over the weekend (as if I hadn't been through it before). Another nurse called me on monday to see if I had increased bleeding or signs of miscarriage over the weekend. The only symptoms I was having was spotting (brownish) and horrible cramps. Since I hadn't miscarried yet, they ordered another week of HCG levels. Again, they didn't double for 6 days. I told my doctor that I didn't want anymore levels done because they were stressing me out and if I was going to miscarry then it'd happen. My doctor told me that if I didn't miscarry by my original ultrasound appointment, at 8w3d, then we'd keep the appointment and do the ultrasound to see if it's a missed miscarriage. She said that we would probably stop the progesterone then, and i'd miscarry on my own.
My husband and I were prepared for the worst again. We decided we'd use cytotec this time instead of having a D&C and we also agreed not to look at the ultrasound screen because we didn't want to have nightmares about it later. We got in for the ultrasound, both looking the opposite way. I'd say 2 minutes passed by, we didn't hear anything. I kept thinking "just say it, there is no heartbeat". Then the tech said, "it's safe to look" and she turned up the volume and there was our baby with a hb of 170bpm!!!! The baby was even measuring one day ahead! We sat there and cried. We were speechless!! The doctor and tech was just as shocked!
This just shows, that there is hope for all of those who have hcg levels that aren't doubling every 48 hours!!! I also had some bright red spotting which they said was from the hemorrhage. Stay positive ladies! Miracles do happen!