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Jennesse - February 8th, 2009 11:01 PM

Hi All, i see that this thread has not been used for some time now, but let me tell you i have read all 21 pages and it has been so comforting to know i am not alone.
my first test was not for preg (even tho i was trying), but that was what showed up and my level was 19, 5 days later is was 351 and the dr thought it ectopic or bad pregnancy, ordered a scan but i couldn't get in for 2.5 weeks, i ended up going to my old dr who ordered another blood test saying he felt the levels were rising fine, i waited in anxiety for the results, and thats when i found this forum and felt so much better. my level came back at 7000 (5weeks 3 days) just 7 days after the 351, so i was very happy with that, i should now be at 6 weeks 2 days, had my scan today and they found a sac and heartbeat it's definately not ectopic, but i am only 5 weeks 4 days today according to the scan... either way i am happy there is a heartbeat, and was not actually expecting to see one this early and especially as it was not internal scan. I just wanted to explain my situation to give anyone who is using this in 2009 a bit of hope that it can get better in a couple of weeks (although i am still very early and hoping it all works out in the end)
I am really wondering if anyone knows what happened to Cate, Tara T, Beth and Bonnie - the girls who started this and joined in the early days??? I can't find anything recent for them and wondered how their pregnancies and TTC went? I really hope they all now have beautiful healthy babies.
The stories on here broke my heart, and i pray that i don't add to the bad stories in the coming weeks. Thank you to all the women who posted on here it has been a godsend to find this forum.

mhoov - February 9th, 2009 5:53 PM

Jennesse - What a comfort to find someone who has recently posted to this site. I also started at the beginning and read several pages, though not all 21. Instead I jumped to the end to see what the most recent post was and found yours from yesterday. It looks like our timeline is very similar, I should be at 7 weeks tomorrow but my tests are not showing that.
I did a HPT on 1/19 and it was positive, went into the dr the next day to get a confirmation and start prenatal vitamins. Blood test confirmed with an hCG of 134. I went back on 2/3 for my first ultrasound and the dr was concerned about the sac size only measuring 4 weeks and my uterus is not growing at the rate he thinks it should. So we did a blood test that came back at 6327, went for a 2nd blood test last Fri and that result was 6643. So it only increased by 316 - no where close to the doubling that he told me it needed to be. I go back tomorrow for a 2nd ultrasound and possibly another blood test. I have had no spotting and no other symptoms of miscarriage, but the pregnancy symptoms are coming and going. No real morning sickness other than a nervous stomach that makes me not want to eat, sensitive to smell, an aversion to coffee, heavy appetite and frequent urination, not to mention the increase in breast size but no tenderness.
As everyone has said before, the waiting is the worst part. This being my first and being 40 it is so hard to face the possibility that this pregnancy won't make it. So I like you am praying that it all works out in the end.

Donnadmu - February 17th, 2009 5:37 PM

Well, I'm in the same boat as so many women who have posted on this site. I had a miscarriage at 8 weeks in 2002, a health son in 2003, a miscarriage at 6 weeks in 2008 and now I'm 5 weeks pregnant with low hcg numbers. I had my hcg tested at 4 weeks and 4 weeks and 4 days. The first was at 92 and the second at 640. I'm scheduled for additional testing twice a week but I have a sinking feeling that this will end in my third miscarriage. Its so hard to have these problems when you see so many women popping out kids like a pez dispenser. I'm so upset and worried. Why can't we be the kind of women who get pregnant and can assume they are having a baby?

obxbnd - February 27th, 2009 5:44 PM

I hope some one can give me some hope. Per the day of my last period i should be 6 weeks 6 days. But according to my ultra sound I am 6 weeks 2 days. The ultra sound today showed a heart beat and a larger sac then the week before. The issue is my HCG levels. 2/13/09 - 1200 2/20/09 2400 2/27/09 4200
As you can see my HCG levels are only doubling every 7 days. My Dr. told me on 2/20/09 that my preg. was moving toward a miscarrage but after my ultra sound today everything seems promising. Can you one help me. I am so confused. Should I be worried about my HCG levels or rely on the ultra sound that shows a strong heart beat and a growing baby.
THank you for your help.

oneofyou - April 3rd, 2009 1:54 PM

I am a Mom of a daughter who is currently 5 wks pregnant. She has suffered 2 miscarriages in the last 9 months and is cautiously optomistic about this one. As someone who also had a miscarriage althought it was 30 yrs ago I know what you are all going through. I find that you are an incredibly strong and supportive group of each other! It is so wonderful to see you try to help each other through such a trying time which others will not understand unless they have had the misfortune of walking in those same shoes. I applaud your resolve and your bravery in putting your emotional wellbeing on the line.I will keep you all in my thoughts and pray that you all eventually get what you so obviously want.
Remember that no matter what some thoughtless people may say to you that what ever you feel or think or how you react,you are entitled to these feelings.This is a very emotionally charged time.Best of luck to each and everyone of you!

VictorianTea - April 3rd, 2009 4:07 PM

I had 3 miscarriages...2000, 2002 and 2006 and all were different! The first one was basically a gestational sac and that's it, nothing in it apparently. I had no symptoms of pregnancy and miscarried naturally (bit painful). The second had a heartbeat at 8 weeks or so and then when my next appointment came up 2 weeks later with my husband there...there was no heartbeat any longer. That was pretty devastating. I had a D & C in the hospital for that one. The third one was similar to the first one and miscarried at home. They were all in the 10th week. The first and last were both exactly 10 weeks, 2 days. My husband and I are now fine being auntie and uncle to two beautiful kids and parents to our furry son (cat). We're happy and are through the worst of it now being nearly 3 years later. Best of luck to every single one of you who have experienced miscarriage. It's devastating but eventually we got through it.

JulieS - April 15th, 2009 4:27 PM

Hi all,
I'm so glad i found this site! You can't imagine how happy. I've also had 2 miscarrages due to low HCG #s. I'm now 5 weeks 2 days and my first blood test says my progesterone levels are great but HCG is too low. I gave blood yesterday and will get results tomorrow. I'm doing the waiting game to. Why isn't there something we can do, eat or wear that can help the situation. Everyone else in my family is fertile. I look forward to your comments and progress

Jennesse - April 15th, 2009 10:42 PM

Hi Girls i am sorry i haven't been on here for a while, after the initial low levels, they increased well, and eventually what was classed as too high and they suspected down syndrome. So i have been waiting to week 15 to hae an amnio, which i had tuesday and got good results yesterday. no DS and im having a girl!
the amnio was very invasive and was painful, i just hope the rest of the results are clear and my little princess doesn't miscarry from the procedure.

I am so sorry to hear u are in the same boat with low levels, it is horrible - mhoov and obxbnd what happened, how are you girls, i hope ur still preg with healthy bubs.

this site is very helpful and informative i hope other women in our position find it and join up to chat.

i hope ur all doing well and happily pregwith beautiful bubs, let me know how you all got on.

ashley2009 - April 27th, 2009 6:48 PM

I'm so glad you girls are on here! I just got my 1st HCg (Fri) levels at 150. I 've had 2 back to back m/c, and I'm sooo anxious and sad. the doc drew my blood again today(mon). Pray for me. i get my results tomorrow to see if it's rising. I'm really exhausted from all the m/c...I really hope someone up there has good news for me tomorrow. Will keep you posted.

JulieS - April 27th, 2009 7:06 PM

I know exactly how you feel. I definetly will be praying for you. I had 2 mc and it's so hard waiting. I had my first blood test it was 62. My second one was 2160 (Yahoo!). I did my first ultrasound and we saw teh sac. I go back this thursday and look for a heart beat. It will happen for you...if it can happen for me. Please keep the faith.

mhoov - April 27th, 2009 10:43 PM

So sorry I haven't been back on the site. I only just recently realized that the notices I was receiving were posts and not junk email.

I had my second ultra sound and the doctor treated me terribly so I decided then and there that I would never step back into his office again. I found another dr (love her) and she confirmed that it wasn't a viable pregnancy. She told me to expect to miscarry soon and I did a week later. The miscarriage happened exactly 30 days after the HPT. The new dr told us we didn't have to wait to start trying because of my age. I have now been through 2 complete cycles, but we're not pregnant yet. I have had a lot of support from family and friends. I know God has a plan for us even if we don't understand it. I am resting in the peace He has given to me and hopeful that we will get pregnant again soon.

Jennesse, I'm so glad to hear that things are going well for you. Congratulations on having a girl and good results from the amnio.

ddilgrl - May 1st, 2009 3:31 PM

so I'm 3 and a half weeks pregnant my fist test was Tuesday 4/28 and my second was 4/30 i got my results today and my hcg level's have only gone up 6 points. Tuesday i was at 56 and today I'm at 62. I've had some bleeding (very very light I've only had pantie liners on) sometimes brown sometimes red but no cramping at all... the doctors want me to come back in a week for another test but I'm so scared that I'm losing this baby... i have a 4 yo girl and she was fine no problems at all.

thanks for your advice :)

JulieS - May 1st, 2009 3:45 PM

You still have hope! I had hcg level of 62 at 4 1/2 weeks. I took another test 3 days later and it was uo to 2160. I had an appointment yesterday and saw the heart beat! i'm 7 weeks now! Things look good but everything is unstable until you past 3 months. Keep up the hope. I watched a show about how to keep hormonal levels up while pregnant. They say drink whole milk (at least a cup) everyday. Try it ... but make sure it's whole milk. Please keep us posted. I'll pray for you.

ddilgrl - May 1st, 2009 3:50 PM

thanks for the advise! I'll try that, they don't want me to come back in until Thursday it's going to drive me crazy, I'm just really worried about the bleeding, i don't want it to get worse but it's stops for a day then i bleed the next. I'll just have to pray until then.
thanks once again i will surely keep y'all posted

ddilgrl - May 7th, 2009 4:40 PM

so i just had my blood taken again today wont know the outcome until tomorrow morning will try and stay calm until then ;) had a little spotting a few days ago and some cramps over the weekend but not bleeding. just keeping my fingers crossed that everything is okay. :) will let you all know tomorrow hope all is well.

ddilgrl - May 8th, 2009 3:26 PM

alright so i have the results and they have went from 62.02 to 61.00 so i'm most likely loosing the baby... kinda bummed but it's ok we can just try again :)


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