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    Question Pregnancy Hormones not doubling but rising

    Good morning,
    I am 7 weeks pregnant.
    Recently I had slight bleeding so I called my midwife and she had me get blood drawn to check out my hormone levels.
    She said they look good, right where they should be.
    Then I had blood drawn 72 hours later and the hormone levels "should" have doubled but they didn't.
    She said they had risen but not doubled.
    So I will go back in 72 hours and check it again.
    From my research online it looks like if the levels when down it would mean miscarriage.
    Not quite sure what this means to rise but not double. The doctor said she has seen it before and people have gone on to have healthy pregnancies. I just dont know how often they go on to have healthy pregnancies.

    I am so anxious and nervous it is killing me waiting to find out if i will lose the baby we worked so hard/long to make.
    I will be heart broken.

    Anyone that has experienced this and had it go either way your story is helpful for me and anyone else going through this to know what to expect.

    Thanks!

  2. #3
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    I don't have any experience with this or answers, but I am sending positive thoughts. What a stressful thing to go through! I am wishing all the best for you and your family.
    Mama to twin boys Oliver Graham and Luke Axel

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    I've experienced this twice and it's horrible. Unfortunately, I lost both of my pregnancies. I think, if levels aren't doubling, even if they're rising, you're likely to miscarry. I'm crossing my fingers so hard for you, but I think you should be prepared for a worst case scenario. If you do lose your baby, I'm so very sorry, because I know it's such a terrible experience.

    Please feel free to PM me if you want to talk.
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  4. #7
    I got results from the third blood test and she said that my hormones did double. I had a feeling they would since I felt nauseous and exhausted this week for the first time!
    What a relief!!
    I go thursday for an ultrasound and I am hoping everything looks good

    Thank you both for your responses I really appreciate it.

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    So glad to hear! The same thing happened to me with #3 and everything was (fortunately) okay.

    Now is a great time to pamper yourself and get plenty of rest.

    Hey, also you have a typo in your signature: you forgot the 'r' in 'first.

    Take care,
    Laura
    Mom to James Daniel (9), William Joseph (8), Elise Marie (7), and Zachary Allan (baby)
    http://letterstoauntkay.blogspot.com/

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