Finally brave enough to join this board!
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|Wed, 03-24-2004 - 9:08am|
My name is Claire and for the last 4 months I have bene hanging out on the ttc after m/c board.
On Dec 13th I had a natural m/c at almost 9 weeks. During an u/s they found that the baby had stopped growing at 8 weeks and that the heart was no longer beating. My bf and I were devastated as you can all imagine. The Dr was really great, he gave me blood tests to monitor my beta hcg each week as I did not want a d&c. On Dec 22nd my beta hcg was down to 3 which is concidered negative and he ran one more test on Dec 29th just to be sure. To everyones surprise my beta hcg came back with a reading of 6! I was shocked but we were all very hesitant and did not concider this to be positive. We were told to wait 2 weeks and come back for more blood work. On Jan 14th my beta hcg read 1137 followed by 3443 on Jan 14th. I was truly pregnant again only 16 days after my m/c started. I couldnt beleive it!
I had numerous rounds of beta blood tests to monitor the pregnancy and three u/s! My first was at 7 weeks, then 9 weeks, then 13 weeks. When everything checked out I was finally able to start enjoying this pregnancy. I am now 15 weeks 1 day and have finally worked up the courage to join this board. I hope that I haven't bored any of you with this lengthy story. (just be thankful I gave you the short version...lol)
Thank-you for listening and congratulations to all of you who have made it here with me.