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Not ectopic but ...

Postby 41 and counting » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:39 pm

U/S today confirmed that I do not have an ectopic pregnancy - rather, they saw a sac, an embryo and a yolk sac. :)

Big relief! I stressed all weekend about this because doctor's office was worried.

My little bean's heart was even beating - 98 bpm. Physician assistant said that if I were 6 weeks pregnant, they would expect to see a HB of 100-120. If I implanted late and were only 5 weeks pregnant, 98 bpm would be fine.

Technician doing the U/S thought the yolk sac looked abnormal - large. My doctor's office did not have that info (which is weird if they really thought it was large) and could not comment so all I can do now is wait and see - next U/S is next Monday. (follow ups are in a remote office b/c I live so far away - not IFV office).

This pregnancy has been so stressful. Started out with slow rising HCG levels and now the PA is telling me this could go one way or the other.
Doc initially thought I implanted late because my HCG levels started off really low so I am hopeful.

Here are the measurements:
CRL 2.2 MM (5w5d)
GSD 6.0 mm (4w3d)

Waiting to get my HCG level back now.. last Thursday it was 1085. Let's hope it's doubling

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Postby esperanza » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:11 am

My only thought is there's HOPE!!!! keep it alive :D
me: 33 dh: 40
2 miscarriages (natural pregs. #1 Aug 2006, #2 May 2010)
IVF # 1 jan 08 BFN
FET #1 March 08 BFN
FET #2 July 08 BFP (DD born on April 2009)
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Location: Las Cruces, NM. USA (orig. from Venezuela)

Not ectopic

Postby 41 and counting » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:36 pm

Thanks Esperenza -

I am a nervous wreck. I am trying not be stressed about this but it's so hard. I think I need to pick up a good book or something to make me stop surfing the net every night. In any event, I don't think the stress is good for the embryo.

Between the low rising HCGs and now one week behind.. uugh! I am hopeful I implanted late but will not know for sure until next Monday.

My last pregnancy was also stressful but for different reasons - HCG levels were fine but I started bleeding at about week 7 and finally stopped about week 14. Subchor. bleed. I put myself on bedrest when I felt a "gush" at work .. I think it's the only thing that saved baby (who is now almost 18 mos old)
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