I am really in need of some support and any advice possible.......
I am 25 years of age, recently underwent my first cycle of IVF. Reason why we chose to go down the lane of IVF was due to 2 miscarriages, one ectopic resulting in emergency surgery to remove my right fallopian tube in the space of 12 months.
We were extremely lucky to have 2 embryos reach blastocyst, with the embryo implanted in the hatching stage. Our luck seemed to continue with our first cycle being successful. I was due for my 7.5 week fetal heart beat scan yesterday (meant to be 8 weeks as of today), but unfortunately they only found a sac with no fetal pole. The sac only measured 6 weeks and 3 days, the nurses are under the impression that the embryo stopped growing at about 6 weeks....a non viable pregnancy.
For the past 2 weeks i have had all the symptoms of a healthy pregnancy - morning sickness, exhaustion and sore breasts etc. I am really confused how it is possible that i am still experiencing all of these symptoms if there is no "baby". My Beta HCG and progesterone levels have been progressing accordingly, on paper this was the perfect pregnancy, however, this brings me to my next dilema. Given my history with miscarraiges i had remained on prog pessaries. In between 5-7 weeks i received BT results of my prog at 135, they were happy with the results and advised me to go to one a day, the following week my prog dropped to 90, which caused some alarm. Of course they increased my dosage to two a day immediately. Now i realise that levels of prog at 90 is still high considering in normal conception they only look for levels of 30, but is it possible this was a contributing factor??? I dont want to get into the blame game, as this process is not guaranteed but it is extremely coincidental that the week the embryo potentially stopped growing was the week my prog dropped.
I have an appointment today to see my specialist to discuss the final results and our options.
If there is anyone that has experienced something similar, or has some general advice it would be most appreciate.
Many thanks in advance. D