Hello! I have been lurking for the past couple days so thought I would share my story and introduce myself. I got my BFP on April 19, I was elated but felt like this pregnancy was "off" from the beginning. First, I didn't have a clear idea on how far along I was since I had recently switched and then stopped birth control.. I had a negative pregnancy test as late as April 6 (had taken many) but hadn't had my period since mid-February. Secondly, I felt great until a week ago when I started feeling VERY sick... extreme nausea, excessive vomiting, the works... It felt nothing like my first pregnancy but everyone says every pregnancy is different so I was taking it in stride.
On Thursday I had my first doctors appointment and dating ultrasound. The ultrasound was disappointing, they saw "something" but they thought perhaps it may still be too early. I was sent for blood work to test hcg levels and was scheduled for a follow up on Saturday. To my surprise on Friday morning I received a call from doctor stating my hcg levels were 68,000, much too high for my stage of pregnancy and I needed to come in right away for a D&C for a suspected molar pregnancy. I received the confirmation Monday that I had experienced a "complete molar pregnancy" and had my first of many follow up lab appointments this morning.
I keep going back and forth from feeling completely in shock to acceptance of what happened. Our family is trying to be supportive but honestly I think they are having a harder time dealing with the fact that we will have to wait 6months - 1yt to ttc than we are, which does not help. I am just hoping and praying these hormone levels go down quickly and I will not need further treatment. Thank you for letting me share!