@furbabymum I've had some slight discomfort at times and a few nights ago some sudden pain that woke me... apparently its all normal.
Good luck today. Mine got pushed back to Monday 😣 I just want it over with so I know everything is still going ok.
Im so sick with a head cold/flu at the moment, hoping this doesn't affect anything..
yay my 2nd blood test today was good and the nurse said my pain was fine
Hows everyone else going?
@Furbabymama I had the cramping the first week too and now I don't so now I'm scared if its still there.
Sounds like your clinics do nore tests than mine. I had 1 where I got my BFP and now just waiting for Ultrasound
Had my 2nd BT today and she said my levels were 3810... She said they are not as high as she was expecting and wants another set of bloods done in a week.
Feeling a little anxious and worried now.
At least they are rising right?
@furbabymum what were your levels on your 2nd BT??
@SanaD - I worked myself into a pani today as I had a lot of discomfort/pain last night and this morning I felt fine. I was terrified it was a bad sign, but I've had some discomfort and pain return in the afternoon, not as bad, but reassuring. It's crazy - we worry if we have pain but we worry without it too! My clinic does the 11dp5dt blood test and then they do a 2nd one (I believe that helps check it isnt ectopic and that is more likely to stick around?) I did my 2nd BT at 14dp5dt and it was then that they gave me the pregnancy booklet. They said, if I feel I need to, I can return in a week for another one to keep me going until the 7 week scan. If my pregnancy symptoms disappear I think I'll take them up on that!
@miraclestaketime - how far along was your last blood test that she felt it was low? What hormone was she referring to? Did she give you your bhcg number?
my results were:
11dp5dt / 4 weeks 2 days (16 days post conception)
eostrogen = 2685
progesterone = 150
bhcg = 153.7
14dp5dt / 4 weeks 5 days (19 days post conception)
progesterone = 233
bhcg = 511
The nurse said my progesterone increase was good considering I am not on any progesterone support. She was very happy with the increase in my bhcg.
Apparently bhcg should nearly double every 2 or so days at the begining.
Here's a table someone shared with me... but note that these figures are days post CONCEPTION, not what your pregnancy date is (e.g. 4 weeks 5 days)
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Levels From Conception hCG Level 0-1 Weeks 0 - 50 mIU/ml 1-2 Weeks 40 - 300 mIU/ml 3-4 Weeks 500 - 6,000 mIU/ml 1-2 Months 5,000 - 200,000 mIU/ml 2-3 Months 10,000 - 100,000 mIU/ml 2nd Trimester 3,000 - 50,000 mIU/ml 3rd Trimester 1,000 - 50,000 mIU/ml Non-Pregnant Women < 5.0 mIU/ml Postmenopausal Women < 9.5 mIU/ml
In many early pregnancies, the hCG level will double every 31 to 72 hours. As the pregnancy progresses, hCG levels rise and the doubling time increases.
"Normal" Doubling Time hCG levels Doubling Time Under 1200 mIU/ml 31-72 hours Between 1200 to 6000 mIU/ml 72-96 hours Over 6000 mIU/ml more than 96 hours
hCG levels rise during the first 6 to 10 weeks of pregnancy then decline slowly during the second and third trimesters.
Thank you @furbabymum !!
My first BT was at 8dp5dt and my bhcg was 155 with high progesterone levels
My last BT was this morning at 17dp5dt with a bhcg of 3810
My next BT is Monday week to check bhcg
Having acupuncture tomorrow to try and relax. Hoping your signs keep coming and all continues smoothly for you.
Thanks again 😊
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