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I know this is out of the blue but every now and then I start thinking about how low the Dr. saying that my HCG #'s were. At 14 DPO in the evening they were 188 and at 16 DPO early morning they were 390. They doubled in less than 48 hours, but the Dr. and nurse's made it sound like they were really low to start off with. I know that maybe I wasn't exactly 14 DPO, maybe I have my days calculated wrong, I could have possibly been a little earlier...? I really don't know but today it's bothering me.
I'm finally into my second trimester, have had some spotting throughout my 1st here and there. I am just curious if low HCG numbers early in pregnancy can mean anything bad for baby? Could low #'s mean something is wrong?
I'm such a worrier and forgot to ask my Dr. at my last appointment.
Those were good numbers for that early! I just went back and looked at my numbers from DS to compare to this pregnancy and yours are about the same as mine were from that one. As far as I know the hCG is only useful in determining how well the baby is implanting and once you hit 6 weeks an ultrasound is a much better gauge of how healthy the baby is. They don't usually get people in there for hCG levels that early so that's probably all they meant. They still shouldn't have said it that way, though!
Hopefully the girls gave you some reassurance. My dr always says that the first number means nothing. What matters is that your numbers are increasing appropriately and yours definitely were. Plus you've seen your little one on the ultrasound so I wouldn't worry about your numbers at all.
Just for peace of mind (well more than what I hope the ladies here were able to offer), here is a chart showing a broad range of "normal" numbers. Yours are within the proper range. hcg does not indicate if anything is wrong with baby, you have seen baby on ultrasound and that is what matters the most