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This isn't really my first post...I was here in 2010 during a pregnancy. I am pregnant again (this is actually baby #5). My doctor was very negative on Thursday and even suggested that my baby's heart will stop beating.
This opinion is based solely on my hcg count. They only drew my hcg twice, 22 days apart. Numbers are below. What was most concerning though is my progesterone dropped. My last two pregnancies I had low progesterone too and had to take prometrium. This is the lowest it's ever been though... 3.7. My October 2010 baby it was discovered at 5.8. And he is fine. I started spotting pink only when wiping 11 days ago, the day after we had sex. And it was just once per day, sometimes skipping days. My doctors office shrugged it off as normal. Then I find out about the progesterone level and am now on prometrium since Thursday. So 5 hours after my first prometrium I had a small gush of blood. Then afterward back to spotting while wiping only. Now today (4 doses into it) I haven't spotted at all.
I haven't gone in since this recent spotting because I already had an ultrasound scheduled for Tuesday.
Any words of encouragement - have you been here before?
I haven't been in your exact situation, but I did want to say hang in there. I have had spotting after DTD twice. But I've had an ultrasound since then and everything was still good. I'll be hoping that the prometrium helps you.
I hope that Tuesday brings good news. I also have not been in this situation, but I do need progesterone starting at 3 DPO in order to maintain a pregnancy. I hope that they will monitor your progesterone closely because in early pregnancy it is key.
With my DS, I had a blood hcg test that didn't even detect the pregnancy somewhere between 6 and 7 weeks. 6 or 7 weeks later I finally took another poas test, positive, then within the week I went and had an ultrasound and I was 13 weeks pg. I don't know if that's any encouragement but my sister had the same happen with her DD.
It sounds like they are doing what they can to support the pregnancy anyway, and the rest of us will be with you hoping your doc was being negative for no reason.
Hi, I'm lurking.
First, I can't understand why your dr drew blood 22 days apart! If they'd just done a blood draw on 9/9 you'd have your answer.
Second, I plugged in your #'s to the HcG calculator HCG Calculator: Calculate beta hCG doubling time and according to that you're doubling every 4.1 days. Based on what other moms on here have said, it *seems* like that's Ok. So, they would be 4384 8 days after your last blood draw.
What you'll really be interested to learn is that, according to the table on this page HCG Levels in Pregnancy your levels are within the normal range for 6 weeks from LMP. They're on the low end of normal, but still there.
I just wanted to throw that out there. Obviously it's not medical advice! FX'd for you.
Username is a combo of 2 strong real-life (and fertile) mamas!