HCG didn't double - Happy Ending *UPDATE*

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HCG didn't double - Happy Ending *UPDATE*

Postby aliciajane72 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:32 pm

Ladies,

I had to share my story with you, because I would have wanted to read it, three weeks ago!

I have had one previous m/c. I don't know my HCG that time, because it was my first pregnancy. But we did have a heartbeat and then I started spotting brown in the eighth week and the heartbeat stopped at 8wk 4d. We were devastated.

I got pregnant again three months later. My initial HCG reading was within normal range and they didn't plan to take any more. But at 5 weeks, I had some brown spotting, so they took more blood. On a 7 day basis, it had shown the appropriate increase. However, a reading taken three days later showed I had only increased this time by 50%, from about 3500 to 5100. The doctor said it didn't look good and sent us for an u/s. To our amazement, we saw a baby measuring on-target (5wk 6d) and a slow heartbeat! But we were still VERY worried. After all, the hb was low and the sac was not measuring as large as the baby...which had happened to us last time, and that had not ended well.

Our doctor scheduled another u/s for three weeks in the future, since we were going out of town and wouldn't be there for an u/s at the 2wk mark. You can imagine our stress level - it was like the 3 weeks that lasted 3 years. Today, we finally had our u/s, and steeled ourselves for bad news.

To our great joy, we saw a 9wk 3d baby with a strong heartbeat, moving its arm and leg buds in a nice, big sac. Nothing seems amiss.

The reason I share this, is that I read so many really negative articles about HCG that doesn't double - one even said the prospects for any such pregnancy were "grim." Well, it wasn't for us. In our case, the HCG was either a lab mistake or it was a fluke.

Good luck to you all.

-Alicia

UPDATE in June:
I came back to let you all know that my pregnancy has progressed splendidly and we are nearing our Level II ultrasound! After my last post, we had no more problems and we just got back our quad screen with totally normal results. I am 17 1/2 weeks pregnant and am feeling my baby move.

I find myself constantly replying to posts where women are asking about HCG levels and being told "just make sure it doubles." For me, it did NOT double. In fact, I got a chill reading the report from my very first u/s when I saw my records the other day. It said "intrauterine bleeding and slow heartbeat." But despite it all, as far as I know, this baby is coming!

UPDATE 8/26

I am 27 weeks pregnant! My baby is a healthy, kicking boy and he is due the week of Thanksgiving. How appropriate!

I wish all of you the same outcome. I can't believe I was lucky enough to beat the statistics. I'm not so special! Thanks for letting me share my story again.

UPDATE 7/22/07

I am now the happy mother of a beautiful, normal 8 month old baby. He was born totally healthy and is a real joy. I wanted to come back and let you all know that I do not plan to have my HCG tracked if I pursue another pregnancy. What can it tell me? There is no explanation for why William (my son) didn't follow the prescribed pattern. Perhaps this is normal for me? In any event, the rules aren't always true!

-Alicia

UPDATE 6/14/10

I was prompted to check back in here because someone mailed me about this post. I am so glad it is still hanging around as a piece of good news! William is now a delightful 3 1/2 year-old. It is so hard to believe he was once nearly written off, thanks to stupid hormone levels. We have also had another boy, who is now a feisty 15 month-old. We didn't have HCG done when he was conceived, because we knew it may not be normal and we didn't want the stress. As it was, I also had spotting AND was told at 6wks that his early hb was "slow". Thankfully, these signs meant nothing (again) and the rest of my pregnancy was trouble-free. He is perfect in every way.

I know that those of you who are searching this site are having a terrible experience and having had a miscarriage before my successful pregnancies, I know your pain. I don't mean to discount the input of doctors. I do value it. But all I can say is, there is much that is still mysterious about pregnancy. They can tell us what is going wrong, but now how to right it or why it is happening. I can't explain my good fortune, but I am thankful and I wish the best for all of you. Stay strong!
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Postby lia » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:36 pm

:)8 Congratulations!
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Postby CINC » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:58 pm

Your story sounds alot like mine... My HCG didn't double at all, not even in the beginning, and I am now almost 19 wks pg. I tell everyone that the doubling guideline is not set in stone. Congratulations on the great outcome!!
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Postby Kay » Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:38 pm

We've seen too many situations like yours to think the worst about slowing hcg's. Many women report being dehydrated when their hcg's slow or even drop. There can be any number of reasons. Sure, they can also indicate miscarriage but when there is hope, why doctors feel the need to worry women, well, I just cannot understand.

Congrats on that little one. I hope you keep us updated. I guarentee, women are going to be reading this post alot over the next few years and they'll want to hear updates.

God bless you and that little one of yours.

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Postby Sara33 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:31 am

Congratulations and thank you for sharing you have given many many women hope :)
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Postby april1979 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:29 am

I am so happy to finally hear some good news!!!
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Postby wants2bamom » Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:55 pm

Thank you so much! I am going through the same situation right now and hearing your story has brought tears to my eyes! It has also given me so much hope!
Thank you again and best wishes on your pregnancy.
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Postby Mommyto2Angels » Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:04 pm

Congrats Alicia! I am so glad you shared your story and amazing update, as I know we need to hear those encouraging words. Krissy, I was just about to tell you in your other thread to read this post, but I see you have. I'm glad it's given you hope. :) E> Amy
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Re: HCG didn't double - Happy Ending *UPDATE*

Postby Jennh529 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:45 am

I am so happy to have found your wonderful story!! It gives me great joy and hope that things in my situation might work out after all. Thank you for sharing & give lots of kisses to your little gift from God. :H
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Re: HCG didn't double - Happy Ending *UPDATE*

Postby Koleyq87 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:32 pm

Thank you for finally giving me the shred of hope I needed. Thank you so much!
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Re: HCG didn't double - Happy Ending *UPDATE*

Postby nagshead » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:21 pm

your post gives me hope!!
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Re: HCG didn't double - Happy Ending *UPDATE*

Postby Michelle17 » Thu May 26, 2011 8:49 pm

Well I did invitro even with donor eggs. Was elated to find out I was pregnant. My level was 76. Two days later i was back in my home state at a different lab. My level was 85. Now my dr is saying It might not be a viable pregnancy. Devastated.
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Re: HCG didn't double - Happy Ending *UPDATE*

Postby annie1227 » Fri May 27, 2011 1:11 am

[color=#FF40BF]Thank you for sharing your story and for the happy updates! It renews my hope! I am currently experiencing spotting in early pregnancy and my hcg levels only went up 100 points in 4 days so the dr. was concerned that I was going to miscarry (this was on Monday, 5/23), I was told this over the phone with little explanation and left to worry in limbo the last 4 days. I saw my dr. today and she ordered more blood work to see if the levels have increased or decreased and I'm still waiting to hear the results... Keeping my fingers crossed, I am only about 4 weeks pregnant so its still very early on and we've been trying for 4 years so it was such a pleasant surprise and now this... Still hoping!! According to the morning sickness I had this morning, I very much felt pregnant! Its so hard not worrying and trying to stay positive, but at the same time not get my hopes up to high...[/color]
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Re: HCG didn't double - Happy Ending *UPDATE*

Postby jordan'smom » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:21 pm

Thank you so much for your story. November 1 I found out I was pregnant. It has only been three months since our first miscarriage of our sweet baby angel after only 10 weeks 4 days. We were devastated. We weren't expecting to get pregnant so quickly. I had been having my HCG levels tested by my specialist. My HCG levels were not rising like they said they should. I am only 6 weeks pregnant today and had a sonogram yesterday with a diagnosis of a blighted ovum. I am having a very hard time believing I am in the process of a miscarriage. Seeing your story and the other stories on this forum really give me hope. I know God is ultimately in control, but I just can't help but shake the feeling my doctors are wrong. I go tomorrow to see him and I am requesting HCG levels and another sonogram. I am refusing any help in progressing a miscarriage. I am willing to accept any outcome but I just know I am pregnant. My symptoms are really strong. I am on 400 mg of progesterone and refuse to stop them until I have undeniable proof this baby is not viable. Thank you again for your story. Your story gives me so much hope. Thank you thank you thank you. I will keep everyone posted. I'm willing to wait for as long as it takes. If I am not meant to have this baby, my body will take care of it naturally. Thank you again.
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Re: HCG didn't double - Happy Ending *UPDATE*

Postby ttag0511 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:43 pm

Im so happy to be reading this right now, just 2 days ago I found out my hcg didnt double. I am only 4 weeks pregnant, so very early. I went back for blood work today to see if they have doubled. I have been reading a thing about hcg levels and hydration. Well I have been completely dehydrated for the past week due to a stomach virus (I was in the urgent care having to take IV fluids) and so I am reaaaally hoping this turns around well for me.

My hcg on Thursday was 52, by Saturday only 71. I am trying to be as hopeful as I can. I will keep everyone updated as I am sure someone else will be in this situation looking for positive stories.
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Re: HCG didn't double - Happy Ending *UPDATE*

Postby dupko » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:54 am

Thanks for doing this. :)8
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Re: HCG didn't double - Happy Ending *UPDATE*

Postby landergeorge121 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:00 am

I heard a lot about weight loss from use of hcg drops so started using it as I am getting married in end of October. Before that I want to reduce 20 kgs because I don’t want to be looking fat in my marriage pics. What diet and medicine apart from hcg I can use for fast weight loss..
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