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Is there still hope?

Postby peonies10 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:39 pm

I am 5 weeks 1 day pregnant after an IVF cycle. Two days ago I started bleeding for a few hours and it stopped. I went in for a beta and my level was 1,368 (yesterday). They had me come in today for an ultrasound. They were only able to see a possible 3mm gestational sac. When I met with the nurse after she told me it should be larger at this point, but it is too soon to say. Of course I was pulling at straws asking if it's possible the embryo implanted late and if there is still hope. She didn't sound very promising. I go back in Monday for another ultrasound (at which point I will be 5 weeks 5 days). Is there still hope that this could be a viable pregnancy?
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Re: Is there still hope?

Postby karenthescorpio » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:37 pm

There is always reason to hope. And why not have hope? That is what we IVF'ers live on!!!! I find most docs/nurses base their opinions on the "norm". And granted, they see enough to know when something doesn't look great. But they are NOT in control of what happens and your little bean could take off. I know this time is hard. Wishing you peace of mind until Monday arrives. By then you'll have a more clear answer. xo
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Re: Is there still hope?

Postby peonies10 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:57 pm

thanks for your kind words. You are absolutely right...we need to stay positive.
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Re: Is there still hope?

Postby angelaezra » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:42 am

Peonies – There is always room for hope! I will be induced in less than two weeks with my miracle daughter and as you can read by my signature I have lost so many babies prior to her. But, with this current pregnancy, my betas didn’t even come close to doubling in neither 48 hours nor 72 and I was told that they were concerned by my RE’s nurse that I could miscarry. Now I am a nurse too so I did appreciate the candor but of course I was in tears! Well, I had all but convinced myself that I was going to lose yet another pregnancy after trying for 10 years to have just one child. But, it all worked out for the better. I repeated my betas every 48 hours for two weeks and my beta numbers finally started doubling as time went on. Later my RE said he thought that I had a good pregnancy because my progesterone levels were through the roof and that is usually a good sign but all I heard was “we are little concerned” and immediately thought the worse! So the point to my story is to remain positive … I know that it is hard but I am praying for you!
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