I am a newbie to the boards, but I was hoping all of you could share some of your experiences if you have had similiar issues occur. This maybe long so bare with me...
First off, this is my first pregnancy. Based on my LMP I am 5 weeks pregnant, but I know from charting that I ovulated around the 21st of February. Last Saturday, March 3rd I decided to take a pregnancy test (first thing in the morning) which showed positive. That same day (afternoon) I noticed some spotting/bleeding that persisted for 4-5 days it wasn't as heavy as a normal flow, but definitely more then just a couple spots, enough for light tampons and panty liners (sorry TMI). I called the doctor first thing Monday morning and they called me in for blood work, my first HCG beta level was 33 and my progesterone level was low as well. The doctor confirmed that I am in fact pregnant and put me on prometrium and told me to be cautiously optimistic as I have a 50/50 chance of normal pregnancy or possible miscarriage or ectopic (due to the low beta levels). 48hrs later (weds) I had another blood test and my level went up to 57, the doctor was concerned still that it was overall low as well as hadn't quite doubled in 2 days. I had another blood test on Friday but have to wait until Monday for the results. I have not experienced any symptoms such as pain or heavy cramping, nor sore breasts or nausea but I think that could be becuase I do have low progersterone levels. My instincts are telling me due to just how my body feels and increased hunger and tiredness that, this isn't ectopic but very much in my lower abdominal areal. I'm sorry this is so long, but all I do is sit here and stress and worry which isn't good for me or a growing baby.
I have several thoughts and would love all of your opinions and experience if you have any,
1) I feel that I found out I was PG very early on, the doctor is saying I am 5 weeks but possible that based on my charting I am only 3 weeks.
2) Due to possible being off on timing, Is it possible that I just experienced implantation bleeding as opposed to vaginal bleeding from complications or maybe the bleeding was due to the low progesterone levels my body was producing?
Again, sorry this is long but has anyone had low beta levels early on or bleeding (implantation or vaginal bleeding in general) that turned into a perfectly healthy pregnancy? What are all of your instincts based on the information I provided.
Any support would be helpful as me and my husband have decided to keep this between us until we know for sure what our situation is.
Thank you in advance!