I think I've had a Chemical Pregnancy…

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Chemical pregnancies are very common and most of us experience them many times while not trying to conceive and we don’t even realize it. If you’re just trying and you got pregnant in your first try, try not to be as obsessed. Just have sex and test if your period doesn’t come.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Jilliebean1:  I believe you were testing with FRERs right? They can detect hCG levels that are extremely low. After my miscarriage I was getting faint lines on FRERs when I know my hCG level was under 6!! So yes, it’s very possible at 9dpo to be getting lines on an FRER when implantation has very recently occurred. This is one of the unfortunate downsides of testing early. Chemical pregnancies are quite common, just most women don’t realize they’ve had one because they aren’t testing. I’m so sorry you are going through this. My sister has just gone through a chemical herself. 

Post # 5
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881 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Jilliebean1:  I am so sorry you are having to go through this.  My heart breaks for you.  I did not have a chemical pregnancy but I did have a miscarriage my first time getting pregnant (7w3d).  My Mom had a chemical pregnancy her first time getting pregnant and went on to have 2 healthy babies after that.  I am also now pregnant again and am 15 weeks with this pregnancy.  I think the day you found out you were pregnant is more tied to when implantation occured and is not an indicator of whether the pregnancy is viable.  Chemical pregnancies are almost always the result of a chromosomal abnormality that was present once the sperm and egg  fused together.  Unfortunately, it is a very complicated process and sometimes things go wrong.  A lot of women on here advocate not testing early so you won’t know if you experience a chemical pregnancy.  However, I prefer to know about them because it can be useful information to give your doctor if it happens multiple times.  It is a personal decision and completely up to you and your DH.  Since this is your first though, I would not worry at all right now about experiencing this again.  The odds of having consecutive miscarriages or chemical pregnancies is quite low and your chances of having one after having experienced just one is not much higher (some say no higher) than someone who has never had one.  Many women find they are more fertile after a chemical pregnancy/miscarriage as well.    Take all the time you need to heal right now.  The fact that you were able to get pregnant quickly is a good sign in my opinion and I wish you the best of luck TTC in the future. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MrsEagleEye:  That’s a good point, I hadn’t thought of it that way. I’ve always said not to test until AF is due to avoid the pain of knowing about a chemical pregnancy however in women that have trouble with pregnancy, knowing about them could be beneficial. 

Post # 8
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1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Jilliebean1:  I didn’t have a chemical, but one at 10w. I just wanted to offer you condolences if it is a chemical. I know it didn’t help at the time, but my mom telling me that “you are so lucky, your body CAN get pregnant.” It’s true. Looking back, it gave me so much hope that my egg could be fertilized, that DH’s sperm was good. I promise, it will happen again. Hugs.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Oh love. 🙁 When did you take the test? Maybe your urine wasn’t as concentrated? It is still early so if could be just really diluted. Have you technically missed your period yet? I’m hoping everything is ok for you. *hugs*

 

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