Jump to content

BFP, but concerned about HCG levels


13 replies to this topic

#1 tryingforanother

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

Hi everyone,

So on Monday a miracle happened and I had a positive POAS and blood test - HCG was 79.  It's a miracle because we have major tubal factor issues (one removed, other one blocked) and were two months away from starting IVF! We had resigned ourselves to thinking it couldn't happen naturally then....


However, now I'm worried....I had a small amount of bleeding for 2 weeks before we tested....mostly spotting, but some was red blood.  It was unusual as I usually have a regular cycle and the timing was all wrong for AF.


Anyway, HCG level from today (2 days later) is now only 98 :-(  I know it's just a waiting game, and we will test levels again in two days.  But, aargh, how cruel is it to fall pregnant when it's supposed to be impossible, and then for it to end badly.  I guess it's possible that my HCG could rise properly on Friday, right? I'm just worried about the bleeding I had earlier.  But if I'd miscarried, would my HCG levels still be going up at all?

Thanks for listening, it is so hard keeping this all a secret and trying to go about life as if nothing is happening.  It is SO hard to wait!

#2 erindiv

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

There is a member here who had slow rising HCG levels and a healthy baby... I'm sure she'll be in here soon original.gif

I have no experience with HCG levels myself as I never had a blood test, I just wanted to wish you luck.

#3 tryingforanother

Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

Thanks erindiv!

I sometimes think that all this early testing isn't such a great idea :-(  Better to be oblivious to it until it is certain either way!

#4 pixii

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

Hi, I think if your levels are going up that's a positive.  Is your doctor going to test again in a few days?  How many DPO are you? Have you missed AF yet?  If not then that could explain the low rise perhaps and when you get further along your levels will rise alot more rapidly.  I think they are supposed to double every 36hrs or something.

If your bleeding was two weeks before your HPT and HCG test I think that is likely to have been implantation bleeding perhaps too

Try not to worry lovey

I am sending you sticky bub thoughts original.gif

Edited by pixi1971, 16 January 2013 - 06:25 PM.


#5 tryingforanother

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:36 PM

The light bleeding / spotting I had at CD20, so I'm about 5 weeks since last proper AF.  Don't know how many DPO since I wasn't charting (we didn't think there was any point, and were just waiting for IVF!).

I'm feeling slightly nauseous, and I'm clinging to the fact that levels are at least rising.  Next blood test is on Friday.  Fingers crossed x

Thanks for the support, pixi1971!

#6 pixii

Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

Your Welcome, I think its very possible it was implantation bleeding based on the cycle day you were and the fact it was two weeks before your HPT and also your 5 weeks now.

Strong chance that bleeding was implantation.  I hope for you it was just that.  Keep us posted and best wishes coming your way

#7 NDBS

Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

Hi there. Had to drop in...The rates are supposed to double every 48 hours, but there is give and take. I had the same thing. Rates increasing but very very slowly, bleeding and was told to prepare myself for a miscarriage. BUT I have just checked on our 14 month old baby....so anything is possible. He hung in...and is perfect. So it ain't over yet....

#8 rowbi123

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

I just recieved my bloodwork back and I am supposed to be 4 weeks along - but my blood work is only 146.

Going back in on Friday to do another test to see if HcG levels are rising.

So they are meant to double every 48 hours.

So when I get my results back - if my levels are less then 292 I should worry?

#9 tryingforanother

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

hi rowbi123!

sounds like we are in the same boat....from what I've read, and stories I've heard, it can all work out ok as long as they are rising each time you get a blood test.


In theory, HCG levels are supposed to double every 48-72 hours, but everyone is different.  So the main thing is that they are increasing with time.


Are you sure of your dates, being 4 weeks?  Good luck for Friday - I am get tested then too! Come back and update us with your results.  I have my fingers crossed for us both!

#10 Jax12

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

I would be encouraged that they have been rising.  The quick search I did said 4 weeks 0 days 50-100 with an average of 75 and 100-200 for 4 weeks, 1 day.  I'm sorry it's so nerve wracking.  As PP said everyone is different...not much help I know.

#11 Jax12

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

Any update OP?

#12 Shellby

Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

I would be worried about an EP - signs are slow rising HGC and ongoing spotting. Since you have tubal issues I am guessing your at a higher risk of a EP also. I didn't want to be a downer but make sure you pay any attention to pain and I would be asking for a U/S after 5 weeks just to see if you can see where it has implanted just to be sure.

I do hope everything is alright and you come back with good news.


#13 tryingforanother

Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

Hi, thanks for your replies PP!


Unfortunately not good news.  Latest Hcg = 107 at 6 weeks so not even doubling from 5 days ago.  Expecting to miscarry soon.  Had an ultrasound to check for ectopic, as others have said, I was high risk for this due to previous medical history.  Gestational sac was seen in uterus so no problems there.  But still spotting and low HCG aren't good signs.


Have been prescribed a 400 mg progesterone pessary to do each night, but told miscarriage is imminent.  Isn't this contradictory?  I assume the progesterone is to try and sustain the pregnancy, but I've been told by Dr that I will miscarry.

Sad.  It was such a miracle that we even fell pregnant, it is heart-breaking for it to be ripped away from us.

#14 pixii

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

oh I am so sorry this has happened to you after having such a miracle come your way.  Also know you are much more fertile the few months after a MC so if you want to try again you are more likely to conceive.  I can also understand if you feel you would rather not try again.   bbighug.gif



Reply to this topic



  

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

The popular baby name from the Rio Olympics

"With a pair of athletes who are not only successful, but seen as great role models – combined with a softer sound – it is like hitting the jackpot."

Toy stuck in baby's throat for two weeks

When Jude Atiga's baby son Laith was struggling to breathe the worried mum called an ambulance.

Mum awarded $20 million over birth power struggle with nurses

As a mother of three, Caroline Malatesta thought she knew what she was letting herself in for when it came to the birth of her fourth baby.

'There's a giant picture of BOOBS but I can not feed my child'

A mum was ushered out of an US department store's underwear section after discreetly breastfeeding her baby.

Why fatherhood scares many dads-to-be

Travis Bull vividly remembers discovering his partner was pregnant for the first time.

Free ticket offer

Pinky Mckay joins us again at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show presented by Blackmores with her expert baby settling advice. Register now for your free ticket.

Warning for pregnant women as flu-related deaths triple

A more than three-fold increase in flu-related deaths has sparked a plea for those with the flu to stay away from vulnerable people.

I'm trying to keep my child-free friends in my life, but it's tough

I tried to prove to my single friends that I was the same I'd always been. But marriage did change me - and motherhood has, too

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

Too many parents still putting babies in unsafe bedding: study

A study found that a whopping 91 per cent of four-week-old babies had been placed in cots with unsafe bedding.

Mum's shock as toddler fat-shamed by internet trolls

When a mother uploaded a cute photograph of her 14-month old child online, she did not expect a swarm of internet trolls to write that her toddler was fat.

How an Aldi staff member made one exhausted mum's day

It was a simple act of kindness, but one that made an exhausted mother's day.

The most awww-worthy celeb baby pics of the week

It's been a pretty cute week on Instagram in terms of celebs relishing their babies.

When 'Just Do It' just doesn't cut it

When even Michelle Bridges admits to struggling with her exercise regime, it's time to accept that having small children can be a legitimate reason for exercise not happening.

What life is really like when you have five kids

Life is cute with one, manageable with three, but at times completely impossible with five.

When no one can pronounce your baby's name

In Wales it's a common name, but over here, it's cause for some confusion.

Dad shares horror tale after Roomba's run-in with dog poop

It's the poop story that's been shared hundreds of thousands of times around the world.

How a homemade wheelchair is giving baby Evelyn freedom

Like all one-year-olds, Evelyn Moore is keen to get moving and explore the world around her. But a battle with aggressive cancer left the little girl paralysed from the waist down.

Single to double pram that folds with seat attached

A pram is a large purchase, and you only want to buy once.

Mum-to-be surprises husband with big news in joy-filled photoshoot

When Bri Dow learnt that she was expecting, she immediately knew she wanted to break the news to her husband Brandon in a special way.

Blake Lively: 'Post-pregnancy slim down pressure is so unfair'

Blake Lively has urged women not to feel pressured to lose weight after pregnancy.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

Why drinking water can be deadly for babies

H2O is one of the necessities of life, but for babies a seemingly harmless amount of water can be fatal.

5 ways having a baby is different when you have older children

So much parenting advice is geared towards having your first baby, but what's it like having a baby when you already have children?

You can now make your own plush Falkor

Fans of The NeverEnding Story – of which there are certainly plenty – went crazy for these plush Falkors when they first went on sale last year.

Baby steps

10 things that will actually happen after having a baby

I thought I had prepared myself for motherhood. Then my baby girl arrived and knocked everything flat.

Having a baby: expectations vs reality

People love to warn you about what to expect when having a baby, but they can be way off when it comes to the reality.

Are we having fun yet? Thinking positively as a parent

Motherhood is wonderful ... except when it sucks.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

When breastfeeding doesn't go with the flow

Breast is best, except when it's not. And in our case, it most definitely wasn't.

'If you don't vaccinate your kids you're a bloody idiot'

The photos are heartbreaking and almost too difficult to look at, but Kayley Burke is begging other parents to take notice.

Why pregnant women should eat chocolate

In news that will make expectant mums jump for joy - and reach for a block of Cadbury - scientists have revealed chocolate could provide health benefits during pregnancy.

The baby born with an incredible head of hair

If you're in any way challenged in the follicle department, prepare to feel a jolt of envy - at a two-month-old baby.

The push for Medicare to fund lactation consultants

While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.

Parents, this is how to cut grapes to avoid choking

One mum has learnt a harrowing lesson about the best way to cut grapes to make it safe for toddlers and little kids to eat.

Three truths about C-section mums

Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.

Help! My baby will only sleep in my arms

It's stressful to be the one who is holding your baby most of the day, but it's even more stressful to wonder, 'am I doing something wrong? Or am I creating bad habits?'

 

SYDNEY SHOW - 23-25 Sept

Essential Baby & Toddler Show - Sydney

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores, will be held in Sydney on 23-25 September. Register for your free ticket now to save $20!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.