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June 20th, 2012, 07:52 PM
amityx7's Avatar Miracle Baby Due 6/8/14
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Let me start off first by saying, this is my second pregnancy, I went full-term with the last one, gave birth in December of 2010, and my daughter passed away in May of 2011, at 2 days short of 5 months old. Because of this, I'm obviously very cautious. But, this is not what this topic is about.

So, here's my question. The first day of my last period was May 10. I missed my period this month, took two pregnancy tests on June 16th, both positive. I then received a blood test at the hospital where he told me my HCG level was 214 (low?), and he told me he thought I was 2 or 3 weeks along... which I thought was odd then, given that by the date, I should be further along than that.

Today I was given another pregnancy test--positive, once again, and then a transvaginal ultrasound, where a gestational sac could be seen, but no baby. Is it possible that I could have ovulated much later so that I'm not approx. 6 weeks along? The ultrasound tech didn't seem too concerned, just said that I must be earlier than 5 weeks, but I know when I had my period... just don't know when I ovulated. Has this happened to anyone else?

BTW, I'm supposed to go back July 3rd for another ultrasound, but that seems a long ways away...
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June 21st, 2012, 05:51 AM
quietsong's Avatar Just Another Slacker Mom
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Even 6 weeks is still on the early side - some women will see a baby at that point and others won't. My doctor's office won't even do an ultrasound before 10-12 weeks because they don't want to worry a mother because things are measuring a little later than they expect. It's possible you ovulated a few days late, and then took a little longer to implant, so you would act like you aren't quite as far along as you'd expect. It hasn't happened to me personally, but I've seen women on JM who've had a sac with no baby at 6 weeks and gone on to have perfectly healthy babies Congratulations and good luck, hon!

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