Pregnancy Limbo?

posted 3 weeks ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

clawly6317 :  I haven’t had this happen, but I’m surprised that she would tell you not to inform your boyfriend. That’s weird and unprofessional. 

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

clawly6317 :  a number of 9 would explain why the pregnancy test was negative, I think first response is as sensitive as 10, but most tests are in the 25 to 50 range

I would take a test, but that’s just me lol

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

clawly6317 :  hcg doubles every few days so if it was a 9 on Thursday or Friday, I would think you could see it on a pregnancy test now

The blood work will tell you for certain 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

why can’t you eat seafood or red meat?

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2017 -  California

I was told to keep my mouth shut and not say a word to anyone … I was told to not drink, don’t eat red meat or seafood.”

What kind of doctor’s office is this….? 🤔

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper

Agree with pp that the “keep your mouth” shut comment from your doctor is unhinged. I hope that’s not the wording they actually used!

Ok, so when I had my first blood draw at 11dpo with my healthy pregnancy, my hcg was 25 and my home pregnancy test was very faint. I’m sure if I’d had a blood test two days before, it would have been in the same gray area that yours is – somewhere around 10 or so, but wouldn’t show up on a pregnancy test yet since those are less sensitive. 

Your doctor is right, this could be a chemical, but it’s also entirely possible it’s just the very beginning of a legit pregnancy (spotting can be totally normal in healthy pregnancies, though it can also be a sign of a problem). I will say that I’ve been pregnant twice – the first ended in MC, and the second resulted in a healthy baby – and both times I had the exact same cramping/stitch type feeling you’re describing on the left side. 

If I were you I’d just take another pregnancy test now and see how the line looks, rather than waiting for the result of the blood test – because I have no chill. If the line is dark that would be a good sign.

ETA: Are you sure you heard them right about red meat and seafood prohibition?? Cause red meat is fine unless it’s undercooked, and most seafood is also fine (just not tuna or other big fish that are high in mercury). 

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