Important question.....

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Important question.....
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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 4:07pm
Ok I miscarried about 2 1/2 weeks ago. I was 6 weeks along. The hcg levels were already only at 145 the day i began miscarrying. then droped to 25 and then 14 and now below 2. does that mean that from the beginging the baby was doing bad? and also, most important, if for some reason the next time we get pregnant again(they r going to take blood right away) if the levels are low as soon as I find out im preg again does that m ean that i will loose it again or is it something they can do something about????????
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 03-30-2003 - 4:29pm
I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you find lots of comfort and support here! My hcg levels were never taken so I don't think I can help you there. I'm not sure what the levels are suppose to be, either. Sorry, I'm not much help. I would just write down all of your questions and keep them where you know where they are when you go to the doctor again. GLTY and and, again, I'm so sorry. Love, Jacqui
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Registered: 03-28-2003
Sun, 03-30-2003 - 7:10pm
I hope I can help you. I m/c at 6wks, too, but my levels were at 1500 before the m/c. Mine took a long time to drop, but once I passed the fetal tissue, they dropped dramatically. It could be that yours were low already because your body had absorbed some of the pregnancy, or passed it without you knowing.

I do know that it's not the actual # of your hcg that is most important, but the rate at which it increases (they are supposed to approximately double every 2-3 days). As far as I know, there is nothing that can be done to prevent an impending early m/c.

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how easy it is to wonder if there was someway to predict that you were going to m/c (believe me, I've gone round and round about every little thing I did up to the point of mine), and how desperately you must want to be able to prevent it from happening again. But the truth of the matter is that, in most cases, there is no way to do either. My heart truly goes out to you, and I hope you will find peace and comfort soon.

Hugs,

Becky

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Mon, 03-31-2003 - 10:37am
I am so sorry for your loss. This is such a nice group of ladies I am sure that you will find some comfort here. Here is what I know from my own experience. I miscarried 3.5 weeks ago at 7 weeks. After I had passed tissue my hCG levels were taken and were at 286, the next week they were 128, the next week they were at 8. A few days before I miscarried I started to notice that I wasn't feeling as pregnant as I had a few days before (the symptoms were not as strong). Now I look back and I believe that my hCG levels started falling a few days before I actually miscarried.

It is my understanding that there isn't really much that they can do unless you have problems with your progesterone levels. I also had the same understanding as Becky that the hCG levels are supposed to double every 48 hours and that there is nothing that can be done about miscarriages that happen so early in the pregnancy. The good news is that most women who miscarry go on to have normal, healthy pregnancies.

I hope that this helps and my prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Kara