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Hi everyone! I am new here, and am hoping someone has been in a similar situation & may be able to put my mind at ease!
My husband & I have had 3 miscarriages in the past (no successful pregnancies). After my 2nd miscarriage I was diagnosed with MTHFR mutation, and took Lovenox injections during my 3rd pregnancy. I have never made it past 10 weeks in any of my past pregnancies. For my 1st miscarriage, I didn't know I was pregnant until I'd already begun to miscarry (about 5 1/2 weeks). For the 2nd two miscarriages, I made it to 9 1/2 and 8 weeks respectively, but the heartbeat rate was never at a normal rate.
My question is, I found out I was pregnant again last week...My last period was on 8/19. They immediately began monitoring my HCG levels, of course. For this pregnancy, I am now taking my prenatal vitamin (of course), along with supplements of B12, B6, and folic acid daily. I also take a baby aspirin daily, as well as 200 mg of progesterone (my progesterone levels were excellent, but they wanted me to take it anyway as a precaution). I am also taking 30mg Lovenox injections daily.
On Monday morning my level was 260, and Friday morning had only risen to 866. This didn't seem like enough of a rise to me, and the nurse wouldn't really comment either way. They are planning to do an ultrasound on Monday, but I can't help but be concerned because I expected much more of a rise in my HCG level. They have never really monitored my HCG level closely before, so I don't know what it has been in the past.
Does anyone have any insight as to how much the HCG levels are supposed to rise normally??
Thank you for the response...I do go on Monday to have an ultrasound. The nurse said it is to find out if there is any apparant reason why my levels aren't rising as much as what may be considered normal. She did not mention having my HCG level checked again, but I am thinking that I may request that they check it again.
I know I would be requesting it. Sometimes doctors tell you nothing is going on when something is. If your HcG is going up even if they don't see much in the uterus you could still be pregnant. I find offers of d&c's come a little too fast.