Hello everyone. Found out a week ago that we are pregnant. This is my first one. My husband and I are so excited. I actually took a home pregancy test on 5/17, 5/19 and 5/21 just to make sure (I'm a little OCD ). I did have a Dr. appt on the 21st (had a cancellations so they were able to get me in the same day I called)! I had a blood test and got the results yesterday. My HCG level was at 238, said it was still a little early to tell how far along I am, but based on my math I am 3-4 weeks (does that sound right with the HCG levels?).
I keep reading that mild cramping is normal during the first trimester, but it still scares me to death. I sneeze and it is like a shooting pain in my side... and wouldn't you know it my allergies started acting up last night.
I have my next appt on June 11th. I hope to have more good news then!
Re: 36 First Time Mother
Congrats and welcome!! I am also 36 and pregnant with my first.
Your Beta number sounds great but can't really tell you how far along you are. I had menstral like cramping during the first 6-8 weeks or so of pregnancy so I wouldn't worry about that unless it becomes unbearable or you start sporting.
me too! FTM at 36, but will be 37 when LO arrives. Enjoy your pregnancy!
BFP #1 - missed m/c 4.18.11 found @8w3d, d&c @13w
BFP #2 blighted ovum found 8.2011 @8w, misoprostol
BFP#3 - missed m/c 6.11.12 @ 9w3d, d&c revealed extra chromosome 15
BFP#4 8.10.12, DD born 4/26/13
I'm about 5.5 weeks along and have had mild cramping since week 2. It made me really nervous at first but felt better once I heard so many others saying they had cramping too. Now, on days I don't have cramping I start to worry!
Your numbers sound just right. My understanding is that it's more important that your hcg rises during your pregnancy as opposed to worrying about exact numbers. You'll be shocked at how high your hcg will be at your next appointment.
I was a FTM at 36 and it was such a great experience being pregnant. I thought the time would tick by, but it really didn't and I enjoyed it more than I thought!