Hun, I am really not trying to be a downer but if your hcg levels drop its usually never a good sign and that fact that your cervix is open....BUT it is really good that baby has a heartbeat so who knows?
As the previous posters stated sadly the declining numbers and open cervix aren't good signs. But, try to rest and hope for the best. A heartbeat is a great sign! Good Luck to you, I hope everything turns out okay.
i am sorry that you are going through this. i am also sorry that i have no exact experience of what you are going through. all i know is that small bleedings are normal in pregnancy, i had bleeding at about week 7 and then again at week 10, both times it was very little and it all disapreared within a few days.
when it comes to the hcg level, i am no expert but what i know is that it will peek around week 12 and then start to decline which might be the case for you. but then again i am not sure. here is a link about hcg levels so you can read more about it:
as far as the open cervixs i don't know anything about it more than what i have read online. it is a sighn of mc but if discovered early your doctor can help to prevent a mc. you can read more about it here:
As many others have said, the fact the HCG has decreased is not a good sign...and I really don't want to get your hopes up but I will tell you what happened to me.
I started bleeding at 3.5 weeks, the day after my BFP. I had just had a miscarriage right before, so I figured it was not a good sign. I had an ultrasound at 5 or 6 weeks that showed everything looked good but I was bleeding constantly, every single day.
At 7 weeks I had a massive bleed. I lost two large sacs/clots. I went to the hospital and they told me that I was having a miscarriage and that my cervix was partially open. They sent the clots to pathology and confirmed that it was a miscarriage (I take it this meant that they confirmed there was a fetus in at least one of the sacs, but I didn't ask).
The next day the hospital phoned, they wanted to do a follow ultrasound to see if everything had cleared. After about half an hour of the sonographer scanning me without saying anything she told me she needed to consult with a doctor.
After about 15 or 20 minutes of waiting she came back in the room and had my DH with her. She turned the screen and said "See that? That's your baby's heartbeat." Needless to say we were confused and shocked.
I continued to bleed regularly and often heavily until about 14 weeks (I bled everything from bright red blood to thick black tarry stuff). Since then I have spotted regularly throughout my pregnancy. I have been having regular scans and everything has been fine.
No one really explained it to me other than saying I had a "blood clot" that was bleeding in my uterus. From researching it I have found that it's called a Subchorionic Hematoma/Hemorrhage, or SCH for short. When I asked why my cervix was open, they said it would have to open to some degree to let all the blood and tissue out. I also take it from the fact that the pathology confirmed a miscarriage that I might have been pregnant with twins originally? But no one has ever explicitly said that to me.
So, long story short, I have had bleeding all throughout my pregnancy, and by all accounts I am progressing normally and baby looks healthy. I have to say it has made for a very stressful pregnancy. I hope that everything works out as well for you.
I have heard that if your cervix can be dilated up to 1 cm with your second pregnancy. I have had a m/c before and really hope this is not the case for you. It's a good sign that the baby still has a heartbeat, so don't give up hope yet. Just make sure you rest. I also had some bleeding with my first baby and she is a perfectly healthy 18 month old now. Miracles happen every day and really wish the best for you. Keep us updated!
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