11DPO with faint BFP…worried about another blighted ovum.

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Post # 31
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

The heartbeat alone would make me very, VERY confident that everything is great! My miscarriages always had a low Hb at 6/7 weeks (under 105) and my 2 viable pregnancies were always 135+. Congrats!!!!

Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

That is great news from your scan! It sounds like you aren’t actually measuring behind at all, if you know when you ovulated that is a far better indicator of how far along you are compared to LMP. My due date was adjusted by a week after my dating ultrasound as well. Congrats mama 🥰 

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Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

So glad everything is looking good and that HR is awesome! Happy and healthy 9 months to you! 

Post # 34
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

A lot of times, those of us with PCOS cannot use a LMP date to determine due date.  When I got pregnant with my daughter it was an insanely long cycle.  I got pregnant on CD41!!! Found out on 9DPO with the faintest BFP ever– so on CD50.  When I called my OB, they tried to date my pregnancy wayyyyy ahead based on LMP.  Once I explained it and explained how closely I was tracking, they finally let in to me understanding my body enough to know what I was saying.  Once they used measurements to compare, they then determined that they agreed with me. 

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Helper bee

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@tourmalinequeen:  Ricotta is safe as long as it’s made from pasteurized cheese, which is usually the case in places like the US. Even if it wasn’t made from pasteurized cheese but was heated when baked, it would be fine because heat effectively pasteurizes foods (because bacteria can’t survive high temperatures). 

Every pregnancy is different. I’m pretty much at the same gestation as you, and am also experiencing a lot of the same worries. However, once you hear a strong heartbeat at around 7 or so weeks, the chances of miscarriage are low (they’re low full stop if you hear a heartbeat, and even lower if it’s above 120 bpm). Also, most miscarraiges are due to factors completely out of your control, which are often incompatible with a full life for the baby. Whilst missed miscarriages do happen, it’s more common for miscarriages to involve symptoms than not. It’s also worth mentioning that some women do get diarrhea during pregnancy! Pregnancy can trigger IBS or sometimes morning sickness can manifest as diarrhea. 

For what it’s worth, my boobs only really hurt when I wake up in the morning or lie on my side, I haven’t experienced frequent urination and my nausea has been mild (no vomiting, although the queasiness has made me miserable). I was freaking out about not having these “typical” symptoms for weeks, but I had a scan a week ago at 7w4d and there was a healthy heartbeat of 154 bpm. I also told my mom that I was pregnant just thereafter, and it turns out that her pregnancy symptoms were really similar to mine (no vomiting, increased need to sleep, sensitive to smells). Talking to her, and seeing the ultrasound results, have helped me to relax a little and embrace whatever may come. 

Early pregnancy is so stressful. The reality is that most pregnancies (96% or so) at this point will be healthy, although we can only control the factors we can (like no alcohol, no excessive caffeine, no saunas etc.). It sounds like you’re being a great mom to your baby by getting the scans and being careful about what you do! Try and take some time for you to relax. I know it’s hard (I could use my own advice), but pamper yourself a little and just take things one day at a time. 

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Buzzing bee

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@tourmalinequeen:  

For many people diarrhea has been the first symptom of covid. Some people never get the fever and cough. Why did she not order a covid test for you? You should ask your GP for one. In the meantime, eat yogurt and bananas. The yogurt will help fight off any invasive bacteria you may have picked up (if that’s the culprit) and can also restore your digestive flora to working order since the diarrhea will disrupt that. Bananas help slow down the diarrhea. Get plenty of vitamin c and D to support your immune system. Treat this as a bug. This would not be a symptom of a miscarriage. I recommend that you isolate until you get a covid test.

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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@tourmalinequeen:  I had the same fears when my pregnancy symptoms seemed to disappear. Nothing was wrong, it was just my body adjusting to the hormones. Every woman experiences pregnancy and the related hormones differently. In my case, my symptoms came and went throughout most of my pregnancy. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - California

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@tourmalinequeen:  Hope you are doing well and starting to feel better. 

Post # 42
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

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@tourmalinequeen:  they would have chased you down to tell you if your levels weren’t rising appropriately. Sounds like a stomach bug, hopefully you’ll feel better soon!

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Fluctuating symptoms is normal. Also, your HCG levels probably don’t mean much based on how far along you are (once a baby can be seen by ultrasound then the HCG means a lot less) – if they think it’s okay then your bloodwork is probably okay. Good luck this week. 

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Hey Bee, I just wanted to chime in and say that with my first pregnancy, I had very few symptoms. I was slightly nauseaous around 7/8 weeks but by 9 and 10, I felt fine again. So it could be totally fine! Some pregnancies just don’t result in major nausea or crazy symptoms. Try to hang in there until your scan! I know how difficult this first part it, I’m going through it again right now 😊

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - California

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@tourmalinequeen:  Glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better with the stomach issues! It’s a little weird that your OB wouldn’t give you the numbers, but try not to worry about it. I would take them at their word that the numbers are rising appropriately, and also totally agree with the other poster who mentioned that after a certain point the numbers tend to be much less important than the ultrasounds. 

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