thanks. trying to keep this in mind. it was the falling progesterone (& slow rising hcg) that's also worrying me - it's still within range but I don't like that it dropped from 97->33.7. sounds like something has stopped. scan is monday 9am, so not soon enough. I'll be 7weeks 1day then (I think)
yes, they told me to keep taking the 1 pessary each night (100) but I've upped it to 3 in case. hoping not too late already (the standard box label says take 3 but clinic says 1 is ok for me)
@winsor - I'm with @tuxcat in that I'd prefer not to have so many blood tests early on. I have had a blighted ovum and my HCG was 15,000 - at that time my obstetrician kept saying it was all about the scan, as HCG is so variable between people. Having had the drawn out experience of blood tests starting at 5 weeks I'd never do it again. I'd have an initial blood test to confirm the pregnancy and progesterone levels and then I'd do no more tests til a scan at either 6 or 7 weeks when you could expect to see something.
Before you know it , it will be Monday morning and you'll be having your scan.
thanks @Green lady. yes I think you're right. it would be far less stressful. the only advantage I can see is that it's given me a week to cry/prepare for the worst instead of a big jolt at the scan. though I suspect the jolt will still happen if we have a BO too.
Blossom all the best with your embryo transfer today.
Winsor if your scan on Monday isn't good, unfortunately "knowing" isn't going to soften the blow (if that makes sense) I agree with the others that repeat blood tests cause stress. My beta levels (in all 5 pregnancies) have always been on the higher end and doubled in 48 hours or less and I don't have a baby yet. You would think at least one or two might have given an indication but nope. I don't hold any stock in repeat blood tests as to me high levels mean diddly. Maybe low levels are the way to go for me. I certainly hope it is the case for you.
@winsor my hcg fell rather quickly but only got as high as about 2000 i think. So very slow rising. Mine increased 60% only every 48 hrs and then eventually stopped post my scan. A few days later i mc but scan showed a sac, yolk sac but no fetal pole at 6wks. They said it could still be to early but i knew it was over. Hcg droped to 600 3 days post mc starting. Then wk after that it was less than 5.
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