IS MISCARRIAGE INEVITABLE

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C - February 8

MY WIFE JUST HAD AN U/S DONE AT 7 WKS. THE HEARTBEAT WAS ONLY 100BPM, AND WE WERE TOLD MORE THAN LIKELY WE WOULD MISCARRY IN NEAR FUTURE. SHE HAS LONGER (32DAY) MENSTRUAL CYCLE AND WE COULD HAVE CONCEIVED A LITTLE LATER THAN PREDICTED. SHE HAD 3 HCG TESTS DONE, ONE ON WED, FRI, AND FOLLOWING MONDAY. HER COUNT IS STILL RISING FROM 11700 TO 13800 TO 17900 ON EACH TEST. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT BABY IS ACTUALLY NOT AS FAR ALONG AS WE THOUGHT AND MISCARRIAGE MIGHT NOT OCCUR, AS RN GAVE US NO POSITIVE FEEDBACK

 

lynette - February 8

Hi C, I cut the following from birth.com. It isn't very positive about your circ_mstances, but I hope things work out for you and your wife. "Be aware that even when a pregnancy is miscarrying the levels can slightly increase for a while, but not at the rate expected if the pregnancy was progressing normally. For example a serum HCG level of 3,400 IU/L on Saturday, followed by a level of 3,600 IU/L on Monday may be of concern, as the level should be more like 5,000 to 7,000 IU/L. Also it is normal for the HCG level to start decreasing after 12 weeks of pregnancy. However, essentially, after about 8 weeks of pregnancy the use of ultrasound will tend to be more reliable in checking the growth and wellbeing of the baby, rather than blood pregnancy tests, which are more relied upon from 4 to 8 weeks of pregnancy."

 

Karen - February 8

Guess what I know for a fact it could be younger then what they say because I knew someone in your same boat so don't fret they aren't total accurate. After the person's shakey start they went on to have a beatiful happy baby. I wish you all the best and I hope everything works out for you please keep us posted

 

c - February 9

Thank you both for your answer. We appreciate the feedback

 

jaci - September 25

I had a miscarriage about 4 months ago....and expecting again. it doesn't sound good the levels should have came up more, but put it in gods hands, technology can only go so far and then god takes over.

 

Kim - September 28

Hi C, Actually, I don't think your situation sounds that bad at all! At 6 weeks gestation, on average the heartbeat is expected to be about 101 bpm, and around week 8 or 9 it should get up to about 140. So you're not too far off. Also, two good things about your hcg - 1). it is increasing steadily and 2). According to several sources, in the 7th week of gestation, the hcg level could be anywhere from 7,650-229,000 mIU/ML and be totally normal. Also, if her cycle tends to be a little longer than normal, she probably ovulated a few days later than 14 (probably closer to day 18 or 19) so your baby wouldn't even be 7 weeks yet. I'm not sure why they gave you such a bleak outlook. I hope for the best for you! Let us know what happens...

 

C.R. - October 1

This is my 5th go round with no children yet. I can say from experience that my HCG levels have always been low and I always held on to the hope that because they would go up a little that I wouldn't miscarry. HCG levels are what I go by to judge when I will lose the baby now. If you aren't AT LEAST doubling your numbers every OTHER day, then prepare yourself as best you can. Even if you are not accurate on conception date, that's why HCG levels are done every other day. I've had almost every test run with no answers, but I've learned to "listen" to my body. The day I lose symptoms I start having HCG levels run. Some say it's a waste of time b/c you know it's inevitable, but for me, I'd rather know what's going on as it's going on and not after then be in shock!

 

Kim - October 3

C, just wondering how things are going...?

 

C - October 12

Kim and all, Just to let you know, we did miscarry unfortunately but we will continue to try. Thanks all for your answers and for your concern, it was much appreciated

 

Kim - October 13

C I'm so very sorry. That is devastating. You are in the right place though - there have been so many supportive people here who have helped me through that difficult time. Take care of your wife and yourself and I hope the next try will be completely succesful and soon!

 

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