BFP then this. Chemical?

posted 6 months ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

Stop testing and temping. It’s not going to tell you anything new and its only going to cause you anxiety. Get betas if you’re worried. Otherwise, back away from all the tracking. I’ve had MC and a healthy pregnancy and I can assure you, neither time did my tracking give me any assurance or foreknowledge.

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

zstbee84 :  Your tests look very similar to mine at 10DPO. My tests didnt really get darker for about a week. I am now 19 weeks pregnant with a beautiful baby girl! Sticky baby dust to you!!!

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Post # 18
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Buzzing bee

zstbee84 :  The 11dpo looks darker than the 9dpo to me! If you want to keep testing, I’d only do it ever 2 days. It can be really stressful trying to compare them day-by-day when hCG only doubles every 48 hours or so anyways.

I’d also stop temping! Your hormones are doing a whole whack of things right now so it’s normal for your temperatures to fluctuate a lot during pregnancy, so your temps will too.

I really do understand how stressful it is. To be totally truthful, I had tests that didn’t progress well and it ended in a MC. I also had tests another time that progressed beautifully until I got a dye stealer, and that also ended in a MC.

If I were you, I’d take a test at 13dpo to see if it got darker, and then stop and give your doctor a call.

Today, you’re pregnant! Hoping it’s a sticky one for you ♥

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

Get rid of the thermometer. Test every 2 days if you must until your first doctors appointment, after that let it all go! 

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee

zstbee84 :  It’s so hard to let them go when they feel like a safety net or a magic 8 ball that will tell you if this is the start of what you desperately want or if it is going to be another hard loss. I understand what that feels like. The best thing you can do for yourself right now is to take care of yourself emotionally and physically and embrace where you are in this moment. No amount of testing or worrying is going to change the outcome. I hope the betas go well and provide you some reassurance! 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

zstbee84 :  Agreed with PP. Stop testing, stop temping. The only thing you’re going to do is freak yourself out. You are now pregnant until someone tells you otherwise. If you haven’t already call your OB. Then just try to do other things so you aren’t always thinking about it. You could also ask for betas, but it’s not a guarantee that you will get them. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Symptoms come and go, and it looks like your tests are getting darker. I know nothing about temping but I’d say try to avoid worrying yourself, maybe stop temping? And as pp have said, try to test less often as hcg takes time to build up. You are still super early which feels like a good sign to have such dark lines. At 11 dpo I had just the faintest of maybe there lines, so these look super dark to me. Given how often you are testing and how early it is, your lines could easily be impacted by hydration status etc. 

Congrats!

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