Monday, September 10, 2012

Baby Brain: Blood Results

I have been really nervous all weekend. I have decided to tell people that are close to me and to put it on the blog. But what is making me nervous is that last time, days after I told everyone I was pregnant I had a miscarriage. Although I am trying to stay positive and upbeat, and I have my reasons for talking about being pregnant again so soon, I would be lying if I say I wasn’t worried. The statistics are varied but up to half of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. HALF!

There are a few things adding to my worry. I don’t have really any symptoms of pregnancy. My breasts aren’t tender; I am not feeling nauseous at all and really the only thing I am feeling is VASTLY tired. Both of my previous pregnancies I had all the symptoms so it was making me nervous something was wrong. Also over the weekend I experienced some light cramping over which totally freaked me out. However today I got reassurance. I called my OBGYN and they had the results of my blood tests last week. Apparently the hormone HCG should double every other day. They took blood on Wednesday and then again on Friday. My numbers more than doubled which is VERY reassuring; from 102 to 246.

I mentioned the light cramping to my OBGYN but she seemed to not be worried by that. Some women have light cramping, it is called round ligament pain, and it is perfectly normal. As long as I am not bleeding, everything should be ok. It was such a relief.

Also my blood tests showed that I can come in for my first ultrasound next Monday. They should be able to see my little sesame seed sized baby and see a heartbeat. If that appointment goes well then I will be able to take a sigh of relief. Until that appointment I am continuing taking a low dose of Progesterone (which is a drug to help you not miscarry) and continue to pray that everything is going to go well this pregnancy.


paul peggy zeus said...

YEAH for HGC doubling!! That is wonderful news. Hold on to that positive attitude, it will rub off on baby!

Sonja said...

I had light cramping for the first few weeks, nausea didn't hit until week 6. Breast tenderness peaked a week 7, at which point sleeping on my stomach was totally over. Each pregnancy is different - so, hooray for excellent blood work and ENJOY not being barfy!!! :)

Jess said...

I'm with Sonja :) Yay for good results and be thankful for a non nauseous start! Just try to relax and think happy thoughts. Like, I have the greatest best friend in the world :) Or I soon will no longer feel like I am single, Or My house is almost finished!

Jennifer Arens said...

Third times the charm, I can feel it!

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