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#1 gmc88

Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:55 AM

Hi Everyone,

Some of you may remember my fiance' posting back in September that we were pregnant, unfortunately I had suffered an early miscarriage a few days later  sad.gif

With my previous pregnancy I did not receive a positive HPT until a week after my missed period and it was quite faint but there! When I had my HCG levels tested we were at an 8 which I am sure some of you long time EB'ers know that anything above 2 is a positive however an 8 is extremely low, we should have been showing about 36 onwards.  Due to the outcome of that blood test my doctor ordered another test for a few days time, where if things were progressing my levels should have risen quite a bit.  When I went back for the 2nd time to find out the latest results they were reading "inconclusive" and the following day I bled and had an early miscarriage.

Personally I did know in my heart something was wrong when for a week the HPT kept coming up negative and I knew in my mind my HCG levels were clearly not high enough which wasn't a good sign however I kept positive by reading other people's experiences of successful pregnancies when it took weeks for their HPT to come up with a BFP.

Anyway sorry to ramble!!  Getting to the real point, yesterday my period was due (my cycles are very regular thankfully) and I thought there is no harm doing a HPT however if this time I test and its a negative I wont keep testing I will just leave it as in my mind I am not pregnant...

I used the Clear Blue Digital First....


Mrs GMC88

#2 pippityroo

Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:04 AM

Im sorry for your loss.

There's no denying those positives! Congrats!

#3 andyk

Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:08 AM

Well definitely no squinting, enlarging or turning the page to see if the line is there!
Congratulations, best wishes for an uneventful pregnancy.

#4 Lcasey

Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:13 AM

Oh honey! Congratulations! This is amazing news! I am so sorry to hear about your miscarriage. I had something similar happen with my second miscarriage, though was so petrified when I got the positive that it might not take, that I didn't go to the doctors. I actually tested the morning before calling for an appointment only to receive a negative. It was heart breaking and left me not really sure if I wanted to risk it again. We had stopped really trying, so this pregnancy was an exciting surprise. I guess what I'm trying to say is that you are not alone. There are many of us out there. And know that my heart is with you. I am hoping that both of us have beautiful babies next year. hheart.gif hhugs.gif

#5 gmc88

Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:19 AM

Thank you everyone!

Lcasey you summed it up in a nutshell...I am actually petrified and I keep going to the bathroom waiting to see blood or some sign that things aren't going to plan! I have this constant feeling of butterflies in my tummy and then I try to talk myself out of the feeling just incase they are harmful LOL...I am a little crazy at the moment.  Every time I feel a twinge or a tweak I think "oh no".  If only there was a way to speed up the next few weeks so I can get over this butterfly/nervous/nausea feeling!!!  rolleyes.gif

I was meant to have my blood test yesterday but they couldnt get any good veins so now I have to go back and suffer the needles again this morning...they better get it right this time because a) its painful and b) it makes me even more anxious!

I just want to see those HCG levels already!  biggrin.gif

Mrs GMC88 xx

#6 Jessie_T

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:43 AM

Congratulations on your pregnancy original.gif I hope it's uneventful.

As of for not getting blood, if thy cant get blood put of your arm, ask for a thin needle in the hand. That's what I get done now as my last 20 blood tests have all been in the hand as they can't get blood from my arms, even after 5 tries!!!??

Good luck and I a sorry to hear about your loss.

#7 Ruba-dub-bub

Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:03 PM

Congratulations!  It's always hard to relax after a loss but try and enjoy your pregnancy to best of your ability.  I'm sure this time everything will work out just fine  biggrin.gif

#8 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

Totally pregnant! Congratulations, I wish you the very best over the next 8 months. original.gif

#9 Lcasey

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

QUOTE (gmc88 @ 30/12/2012, 06:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you everyone!

Lcasey you summed it up in a nutshell...I am actually petrified and I keep going to the bathroom waiting to see blood or some sign that things aren't going to plan! I have this constant feeling of butterflies in my tummy and then I try to talk myself out of the feeling just incase they are harmful LOL...I am a little crazy at the moment.  Every time I feel a twinge or a tweak I think "oh no".  If only there was a way to speed up the next few weeks so I can get over this butterfly/nervous/nausea feeling!!!  rolleyes.gif

I was meant to have my blood test yesterday but they couldnt get any good veins so now I have to go back and suffer the needles again this morning...they better get it right this time because a) its painful and b) it makes me even more anxious!

I just want to see those HCG levels already!  biggrin.gif

Mrs GMC88 xx

I feel the fear is absolutely natural. It's hard but try to set small mental goals. I'm going week by week at the moment. And trying to be patient for 12w to come. I'm petrified still and checking all the time for blood. The best way to calm nerves for me, besides trying to alter my presence of mind, is to breathe slowly and remind myself that we've gotten this far, what's to say that we can't get to full gestation?
As for the bloods, my pathology puts the band around my arm and then asks me to make a tight fist and flex my arm a couple of times. They also have taken blood from the back of my hand when they've had trouble in the past. Could one of those help?

#10 TillyTake2

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

Yay! Congratulations original.gif

Can I just say that those stabby type crampy pains are totally normal & a great sign! I didn't have any during the pregnancy I miscarried but I had them in both my non miscarriage pregnancies. The clear blue showing 2-3 also means your levels are good as 4 days before my period mine showed 1-2 so if yours is 3-4 on the day of your missed period then that is great!

#11 gmc88

Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:39 AM

Thank you everyone its very exciting but nerve racking at the same time!

If only it were that simple with me girls LOL...Lets just say attempt 1 of blood he sent me home saying to drink as much water as I could and come back in the morning (that was with him trying my arm AND my right hand - ouch by the way LOL).

Attempt 2 - I was the only one in the waiting area to begin with...after another go in my arm to no avail and she couldn't get a good shot at my hand, she was going to send me to a larger QML where they have ultrasound machines to see my veins but I insisted she please please try again (the large QML's are closed on Sunday's which means I wouldn't have results until Tuesday LOL) I explained to her that one of the tests was really really important to me (being my HCG levels), as soon as I said that it was all systems ago, she tried both arms again and then after a lot (approx 15 minutes) of pushing my hand and clenching fists she got some blood!  Mind you there was still not enough blood for 2 of the total of 5 blood tests my doctor wanted LOL.  She was lovely and I am so grateful for her patience because it means we find out this morning!  Anyway, back to my novel...50 minutes later I get up out of the chair, go to walk out and there were 7 people waiting  rolleyes.gif always the diva LOL but hey I had enough blood for the HCG test so I did have a smile on my face even if I was covered in cotton wool and bandaids LOL.  tongue.gif

I am glad to be reading these tweaks and weird things going on on my left and right sides are fairly normal I can assure you of that!!!

Anyway I will stop rambling but thank you once again for your words of wisdom and comforting advice!  will let you know the outcome of our HCG levels later this morning...

Stay tuned
Mrs GMC88  bbighug.gif

#12 miinii

Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:57 AM

Congratulations OP! That is a VERy strong positive for the first missed day original.gif

#13 TillyTake2

Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:34 AM

Any news?

#14 gmc88

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:42 AM

Happy New Year!!!!
Hi Tilly, the doctor called last night and my HCG levels were 120 as of Sunday so yay!!!! Back again today for more blood to check the levels are rising however this time she is actually coming to take the blood herself so hopefully it's just 1 jab today!!!!
So excited!!!

#15 ani1

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:12 AM

Congratulations original.gif

#16 gmc88

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:40 AM

Thank you xxx

#17 Claire48

Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

Hi OP,

Congrats on the good news!! Hope all continues to work out with you.

My AF was due on 28/12, no show so took a test and returned a BFP original.gif

Did another on the 30/12 and the line (Clear Blue Digital) was a lot darker and came up almost immediately.

Going to doctors tomorrow to get official test done.

Then will sit back and see what happens.

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