“A line is a line” until you’ve experienced a MC

posted 2 months ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Busy bee

nameless :  I’m so sorry. I share your annoyance with people saying “a line is a line”- as you said, that hCG really should double every 2 days for the pregnancy to have a good prognosis. Have you asked your doc about progesterone supplemenents after O??

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

After my loss anytime I see a pregnancy test commercial where the couple is freaking out over a positive test, as much as it mirrors the reaction I had, I just want to scream at them that it doesn’t automatically mean a baby in 9 months!!! I’ll be a lot more skeptical next time around.

nameless :  I’m really sorry your numbers aren’t looking good for the second time in two months. That’s so frustrating. Hopefully all is actually well but it could just be bad luck, 20% sounds a lot higher to me these days. I took a break from trying after for other reasons but was told we could try again right away so I don’t think that itself would cause problems.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

nameless :  Good luck!  My pregnancy (following a miscarriage, though it was a few months later, not immediate) started with a very low hcg level.  I am 21 weeks tomorrow with a healthy baby boy 🙂

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

nameless :  I don’t…however, my positive was very light and it was a few days afer a missed period.  I went to the doctor and took a urine test, which was also a faint positive, and then they made an appointment for me to come back the next day (I think-may even have been a couple days later) for a blood draw.  Before doing the blood draw they had me take another urine test, which came back negative!!  Talk about stress.  Turns out I was just very well hydrated, because the blood test was positive and doubled accordingly.  

 

Have you ever seen the hcg range chart? It’s at the bottom of this link: http://americanpregnancy.org/while-pregnant/hcg-levels/  it might be reassuring for you!  As my doctor said, everybody has to start somewhere 🙂

Post # 24
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Busy bee

nameless :  It’s almost doubled and going up! Fingers crossed for you.

My sister had very low and slow HGC progression with her first baby and now has a healthy, happy 2yo. You have to remember that HGC ranges are massive… 5 weeks can be anywhere from 18 to over 7000; so as long as it’s going up you should be OK

Post # 25
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

nameless :  you’re more than doubling! Looks like things are going well. Congratulations!

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Those lines look great! In the UK, they don’t even test beta levels so we don’t have a clue. We only have pregnancy tests to go off and if I had those lines, I’d be feeling good.

Got fingers and toes firmly crossed for you!

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

nameless :  Fuck.  I’m so sorry to hear that.  I hope it will lead to some answers as well.  

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

nameless :  oh honey. I’m so sorry. Please see if your doctor will do RPL testing, even though you’ve had fewer than three losses. Mine was happy to. I had to go to an RE for that testing – I highly recommend you find one so they can keep an eye on you next time.

Sending hugs and love 💔 

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