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Finally!!!

Postby sarahkm » Wed Dec 12, 2012 08:48 pm

by sarahkm (86 Posts), Wed Dec 12, 2012 08:48 pm

It has been a year since my miscarriage at 9 weeks and I found out yesterday that I'm finally pregnant again!!! :D I haven't been on the boards lately since I didn't have much to talk about, but I'm back! Praying that this is it!!
So, my OB left a message for me today instructing me to get hCG testing every 3 days with a progesterone added to the first test. I'll have to call him tomorrow, but how many times do I have to do this test? I'm 4 weeks right now (conceived Nov. 25-27) I haven't had this checked before but had read about it last year and am glad he suggested this.
I had to tell everybody at work since there are occupational hazards I need to avoid, but my job ends on December 29, so I'm less worried about that.
It is going to be soooo hard to wait until January to tell my immediate family, but I don't want them to go through the disappointment again if I happen to miscarry. I'll try to make it to 8 weeks until I tell them. I'll have a vaginal ultrasound in about 2 weeks.
I just so happened to get my kidney numbers checked about 1 month ago and they had actually improved since last year!

So excited!!!
Sarah
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Mother to Nathanael James born still 12/31/2006 at 38 weeks. Class I HELLP sydrome, placental abruption, acute kidney failure.
Miscarriage 12/2011
Expecting again-due date August 16, 2013 (Folic Acid, LDA, Prenatal vitamins, BP meds, Vitamin D, Slow release Iron)
Elias Nathanael born healthy 07/28/2013 at 37 weeks 2 days, 5#11oz. No signs of HELLP or preeclampsia! Tear noticed in placenta after delivery.
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Re: Finally!!!

Postby MomTimesThree » Thu Dec 13, 2012 06:48 pm

by MomTimesThree (570 Posts), Thu Dec 13, 2012 06:48 pm

I don't have experience with the frequent HCG draws, but glad you have a great doctor already being proactive to ensure this lil' bean is growing well! Just wanted to say congrats!
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w
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Re: Finally!!!

Postby sam10 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 06:58 pm

by sam10 (1437 Posts), Thu Dec 13, 2012 06:58 pm

Congratulations! Happy to hear the good news! HCG levels are supposed to double within 48 hours. Levels can vary though. Progesterone is sometimes added to help things along a bit especially if you have miscarried before.
Here is some info of the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin as well as HcG levels by gestational age: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/during ... evels.html
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MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/
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Re: Finally!!!

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Fri Dec 14, 2012 05:25 am

by holly3372@msn.com (478 Posts), Fri Dec 14, 2012 05:25 am

Yay!!!! Welcome back and congrats!!! Wishing you an uneventful ,happy healthy pregnancy!!
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013
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Re: Finally!!!

Postby sarahkm » Sun Dec 16, 2012 03:27 pm

by sarahkm (86 Posts), Sun Dec 16, 2012 03:27 pm

Thanks everyone! I did find that information on the American Pregnancy Association site, very helpful! My first hCG on Thursday was where it should be and my progesterone was more than adequate. I had my blood drawn yesterday (since labs are closed on Sunday) and hope to hear more good news on Monday. My first OB appt. is on Dec. 20, a "viability visit". I'm once again on lots of Folic acid (2g?) and LDA. I'm already feeling the fatigue.
Sarah (41)
Mother to Nathanael James born still 12/31/2006 at 38 weeks. Class I HELLP sydrome, placental abruption, acute kidney failure.
Miscarriage 12/2011
Expecting again-due date August 16, 2013 (Folic Acid, LDA, Prenatal vitamins, BP meds, Vitamin D, Slow release Iron)
Elias Nathanael born healthy 07/28/2013 at 37 weeks 2 days, 5#11oz. No signs of HELLP or preeclampsia! Tear noticed in placenta after delivery.
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Re: Finally!!!

Postby sarahkm » Wed Dec 26, 2012 08:20 pm

by sarahkm (86 Posts), Wed Dec 26, 2012 08:20 pm

Good news! My hCG levels have been awesome and the first ultrasound at 6 weeks looked normal so far. My OB was able to already see the heart beating!
Next appt. on January 7. I have been exhausted and am relieved to have only 2 more days of work! I may try to get a temporary job somewhere to help keep myself busy ( a less stressful job, hopefully!)
I hope this one "sticks"!
Sarah
Sarah (41)
Mother to Nathanael James born still 12/31/2006 at 38 weeks. Class I HELLP sydrome, placental abruption, acute kidney failure.
Miscarriage 12/2011
Expecting again-due date August 16, 2013 (Folic Acid, LDA, Prenatal vitamins, BP meds, Vitamin D, Slow release Iron)
Elias Nathanael born healthy 07/28/2013 at 37 weeks 2 days, 5#11oz. No signs of HELLP or preeclampsia! Tear noticed in placenta after delivery.
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