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#1 mama_j

Posted 25 October 2018 - 01:20 PM

Hey all,
On the back of my scan on Monday where bub was measuring a week behind and a HB of 79 I had HCG tested Monday afternoon. Results were 22,000 (was at about 4pm).
Just had bloods again this morning at 9 and the results were 24,200 so not doubling but not even 72 hours apart.
Should be 7+3 by my dates and 6+3 by scan dates...
Anyone know if this is reassuring or I should be worried they haven't doubled???
Thanks heaps
Worry wart J xx

#2 Sweet.Pea

Posted 25 October 2018 - 01:59 PM

The baby is so small at this stage it's hard to measure.

My first scan at 8 weeks showed we were behind, hcg didn't double, the second showed further behind....he is sitting in my lounge room.

#3 Gonzy

Posted 25 October 2018 - 02:26 PM

Hmm, if you have seen a heart beat and had dating scans then not sure why your Dr (whoever) is still doing bloods, they are certainly no longer an accurate indicator.

HCG stops doubling when it gets in the 10's of thousands anyway so they are just not useful numbers at all now.

#4 mama_j

Posted 25 October 2018 - 02:30 PM

Thank you guys!!!
She just checked hcg and progesterone to see that it was still going up. Still awaiting progesterone result but it has dropped from 50 at 4 weeks to 30 on Monday. She mainly wanted to see progesterone above 20 and hcg going up...
The heart rate was more what she was worried about as sometimes when they are that slow apparently they will stop altogether not long after?
Good to know it’s not a reliable indicator now though
Thank you! X

#5 LuckyStar2015

Posted 25 October 2018 - 05:01 PM

Hi mama

I don't know much about this, but the other messages are very reassuring - and importantly I think - the hcg isn't dropping!

#6 mama_j

Posted 25 October 2018 - 06:25 PM

View PostLuckyStar2015, on 25 October 2018 - 05:01 PM, said:

Hi mama

I don't know much about this, but the other messages are very reassuring - and importantly I think - the hcg isn't dropping!

Thank you <3 Have to have faith that not dropping is a good sign!!!!

#7 mama_j

Posted 26 October 2018 - 10:27 AM

Update. Progesterone has dropped again from 31 to 25 so I don’t think things are looking too good :(
I have a scan at 2pm today.

#8 LuckyStar2015

Posted 26 October 2018 - 11:59 AM

Can they give you progesterone support? Sorry mama I can't recall if you're assisted conception or not. So sorry to read this, but it's not necessary bad news yet. Will be thinking of you for your scan xx

#9 mama_j

Posted 26 October 2018 - 12:08 PM

Not assisted conception, just a long time trying. have had 2 babies with no need for progesterone before :(
Will wait to see what the scan says and then go from there I guess!
Thank you xxx

#10 ThatChick

Posted 26 October 2018 - 02:46 PM

mama_j - how did you go with your scan?? Thinking of you xx

Edited by ThatChick, 26 October 2018 - 02:48 PM.


#11 mama_j

Posted 26 October 2018 - 03:04 PM

Thanks so much for thinking of me xx
Baby had a HB of 87 and had only grown 1 day not 4. Plus has a large yolk sac. With my progesterone dropping they have pretty much told me to wait it out and expect a MC soon. It sux 😫😫😫😫

#12 BBC

Posted 26 October 2018 - 04:32 PM

I'm sorry

#13 mama_j

Posted 26 October 2018 - 05:04 PM

Thank you BBC xx

#14 sweetpea8

Posted 26 October 2018 - 05:09 PM

Oh Mama J, I’m sorry to hear that. I really hope that you are surrounded by love and support. Sending you lots of strength. xx

#15 ThatChick

Posted 26 October 2018 - 06:07 PM

I'm so sorry mama_j. I know there are no words to ease what you're feeling. Be kind to yourself. Wishing you all the best and plenty of sticky vibes for the future. Don't give up. XoXoX

#16 Beanette

Posted 26 October 2018 - 06:26 PM

I'm so sorry, take care of yourself xxx

#17 mama_j

Posted 26 October 2018 - 06:59 PM

Thank you guys ❤️ Your kind words mean lots xx
I think the worst thing at the moment is the waiting and not knowing game.
That and the fact that I’m a midwife so going to work is going to be tough 😔

#18 mill85

Posted 27 October 2018 - 11:31 AM

I'm so sorry mama_j. Working in mid is pretty cruel at times like these. Thinking of you and feel free to reach out to me if you want to chat- i;ve been there and it is tough xx

#19 mama_j

Posted 28 October 2018 - 11:58 AM

View Postmill85, on 27 October 2018 - 11:31 AM, said:

I'm so sorry mama_j. Working in mid is pretty cruel at times like these. Thinking of you and feel free to reach out to me if you want to chat- i;ve been there and it is tough xx

Thanks Mil85 xx

I think the waiting it out is the hardest bit!!! I have no cramping or bleeding so its just like walking on egg shells :(

#20 LuckyStar2015

Posted 29 October 2018 - 12:37 PM

I am so sorry to hear this mama, please take care of yourself and if you can take a day off (easier said than done) x

#21 mama_j

Posted 29 October 2018 - 05:54 PM

View PostLuckyStar2015, on 29 October 2018 - 12:37 PM, said:

I am so sorry to hear this mama, please take care of yourself and if you can take a day off (easier said than done) x

Thanks LuckyStar <3 I had today off so that was nice xx
Just looking forward to answers one way or another xx




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