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Old Apr 17th, 2017, 17:27 PM   11
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Thank you all for the support, I another hcg test that I will get done today. The reason I'm confused is because I have a 32 day cycle and ovulate nearly around 3 weeks from the LMP. I have never had such an early BFP


Hoping this baby sticks.



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Old Apr 22nd, 2017, 00:33 AM   12
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Hcg values


My hcg values are
11/04 -73
13/04 -279
20/04 - 2239

LMP - 15/03/17

Please do let me know if these numbers look ok or are they low.



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Old Apr 22nd, 2017, 02:56 AM   13
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There are hcg calculators online and they will give you a doubling time x



 
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Old Apr 22nd, 2017, 03:06 AM   14
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You really need only 48 hours between tests to get an accurate idea of whether the numbers are doubling. If your numbers literally double and no more, perhaps slightly less, then you're not far off track. But if your numbers more than double every 48 hours, like they did between your first two tests, then your latest result might show a slowing of the doubling rate. This is why you need the tests 48 hours apart because it's complete guesswork otherwise. I've read before that you want to see the numbers go up by at least 60% so it's not necessarily a concern if they're not completely doubling. The actual numbers by themselves aren't as important as the doubling time, but they look to be in the normal range for how far along you are, so I wouldn't worry about that.



 
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Old Apr 22nd, 2017, 04:00 AM   15
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You really need only 48 hours between tests to get an accurate idea of whether the numbers are doubling. If your numbers literally double and no more, perhaps slightly less, then you're not far off track. But if your numbers more than double every 48 hours, like they did between your first two tests, then your latest result might show a slowing of the doubling rate. This is why you need the tests 48 hours apart because it's complete guesswork otherwise. I've read before that you want to see the numbers go up by at least 60% so it's not necessarily a concern if they're not completely doubling. The actual numbers by themselves aren't as important as the doubling time, but they look to be in the normal range for how far along you are, so I wouldn't worry about that.
As of the last hcg test , I was around 5 weeks 1 days as per LMP but I have irregular cycles and reckon I ovulated around the 1st of April, I had another test done today and will get the results tomorrow. Keeping my fingers crossed.



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Old Apr 22nd, 2017, 04:53 AM   16
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I get irregular cycles too.. make sure it very hard to know where you are! Even for 5 weeks, the numbers themselves are in range, so don't worry about that. That's great you've had another test today. You want to see that 2239 go up by at least 60% ideally (so 3577 or higher if I calculated that correctly), though I do believe I've read other posts that say doubling rates can start to slow once you go into the thousands, but I'm not sure of the exact details of this. Let us know how you get on with the results tomorrow!



 
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Old Apr 22nd, 2017, 18:52 PM   17
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I just got back the results of my hcg tests from yesterday and it came back at 4858. I feel like I have become really paranoid and everybody around says I need to be positive, but I find it very difficult because of my Past losses. I'm hoping this little bean sticks and we get the rainbow baby that we have been waiting for.



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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 03:55 AM   18
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I just got back the results of my hcg tests from yesterday and it came back at 4858. I feel like I have become really paranoid and everybody around says I need to be positive, but I find it very difficult because of my Past losses. I'm hoping this little bean sticks and we get the rainbow baby that we have been waiting for.
Perfect, it more than doubled. Everything looks great for a pregnancy based on those numbers. The best advice I can give you now is to accept you're pregnant and that everything is progressing as it should. Constant stress and worry is not good or helpful for you or the baby. Don't get me wrong, I know how difficult this is and I had to really make an effort to do things to relax me, especially during first tri. After 5.5 years of trying, and 2 miscarriages (inc one from IVF), it was so difficult for me to believe it would work out. So far, I'm at 15 weeks and doing well. There are no guarantees, and you will always worry (although the worry gets a bit better after 12 weeks, for me anyway), but just do what you can to relax and keep the stress at bay. Find something else to occupy your mind. I'd recommend not having any more HCG tests as they're just going to cause you more stress while waiting for them. Hope everything goes well for you!



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 16:24 PM   19
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Just wanted to add my thoughts here...I have had RMC issues and increasingly complicated pregnancies even with my rainbow babies for the last 9.5 years so I totally get your fears. Trust me, THIS IS TOTALLY NORMAL. I'm 18 weeks tomorrow with Rainbow #4 and even though I've never had issues beyond 14 weeks, I simply cannot relax this time. I just can't. My anxiety is always there.

So yes, you are feeling overwhelmed and nervous but it's okay and understandable given your history. Don't feel bad about it because any PARL mom will tell you that it's totally normal.

My advice is to try and relax as best you can but do what you need to do to keep yourself sane. For me, I talk to my therapist every 1-2 weeks, I see the dr every 1-3 weeks (yep, even now) and get a reassurance scan or a doppler hb check, and I see my naturopath every 2 weeks. I also do meditation and deep breathing exercises, journal, and am hoping to start some prenatal yoga next month. I find having something to keep my mind occupied helps and some women will tell you that a doppler of your own is HUGELY calming for them as they can check bubs hb any time they want. (This doesn't work for me because most of my losses are earlier than you can pick up a hb with an external device and only ultrasounds can tell me if there is a viable pg or not. Plus I'd have the thing permanently glued to my belly if I had one. ) Maybe that's an option for you once you get a bit further along?

ETA-also one other thing to note is that anxiety is notorious for dampening or overpowering pg symptoms. I rarely get pg signs because of this and I've never had strong pg symptoms to begin with. Some women just don't get them at all anyway, even with a normal pregnancy. So no symptoms is totally okay at this stage too.



 
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I just got back the results of my hcg tests from yesterday and it came back at 4858. I feel like I have become really paranoid and everybody around says I need to be positive, but I find it very difficult because of my Past losses. I'm hoping this little bean sticks and we get the rainbow baby that we have been waiting for.
Perfect, it more than doubled. Everything looks great for a pregnancy based on those numbers. The best advice I can give you now is to accept you're pregnant and that everything is progressing as it should. Constant stress and worry is not good or helpful for you or the baby. Don't get me wrong, I know how difficult this is and I had to really make an effort to do things to relax me, especially during first tri. After 5.5 years of trying, and 2 miscarriages (inc one from IVF), it was so difficult for me to believe it would work out. So far, I'm at 15 weeks and doing well. There are no guarantees, and you will always worry (although the worry gets a bit better after 12 weeks, for me anyway), but just do what you can to relax and keep the stress at bay. Find something else to occupy your mind. I'd recommend not having any more HCG tests as they're just going to cause you more stress while waiting for them. Hope everything goes well for you!
Thank you so much for the support, I'm trying not to think too much about the pregnancy for now as I'm going away k. Holidays for 2 weeks. But it's just that I have hashimotos, abnormal liver function and was diagnosed with pre-gestational diabetes at 6. weeks during my last pregnancy. Will deal with everything once I'm back



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