I am 7 weeks and 4 days pregnant today. As some of you will know already, we had a scan last week at 6+6 and everything was perfect, the heartbeat was seen, baby was measuring well for dates (in fact 1 day ahead), all was good. Basically since then my symptoms have been disappearing one by one. Now please don't get me wrong, i know symptoms come and go, and mine have been doing that the past couple of weeks, i have had days when some aren't noticeable and others are and days when i only have one or two indicators i am pregnant, and the a couple of days later they'll all come back with a vengeance...but this is different, they are going, and not coming back. First the nausea went and then my food cravings and super sense of smell, the day after the scan i stopped having the mild (?stretching) cramps that i'd been having most days, also over the weekend i didn't have any headaches. The only things left really were my constipation (which i finally managed to 'do something about' yesterday ) sore boobs and increased cm and as of this morning, they are all gone too I called EPAU first thing and they won't see me because a. they're fully booked all week b. "it's normal for symptoms to come and go" and c. i'm not bleeding, or even spotting The midwife told me to call my GP and see if he/she would be willing to take bloods for HCG levels today and in a couple of days time and if they are falling well THEN they will see me... I have had to call in work sick for today as i was in a real state this morning, i ended up bawling down the phone. I want to be positive and think everything is okay, and for the past couple of days i have been keeping a cheerful face on, thinking- well i still have some symptoms, they haven't all deserted me...but now i feel really anxious and upset and since there is nothing i can do about it completely helpless and frustrated. I'd like to just think oh sod it, and pay for a private scan, but we just don't have the money right now so that's not even an option. Any advice would be really appreciated. Thanks, UPDATE 08/04/09 Just went to have my second lot of blood taken and the phlebotomist told me my result from Monday...3484 she thought i would find it reassuring as it is "high" (her words) but it isn't at all...i am absolutely devastated. Those bloods were taken at 7+4, having already seen the HB at 6+6...there is no way they should be that low. Everything i have read says levels between 7 and 8 weeks should be at least double that. I was expecting 7,000 or more I can't believe this is happening. A doctor is calling me at 10am tomorrow to let me know what todays result is. I almost want to unplug the phone, i am so sure they must be falling UPDATE 09/04/09 Ok now i REALLY can't believe this is happening. First of all, the woman who took my blood yesterday read the result WRONG! And not even a little bit wrong. I didn't think that kind of thing actually happened in real life so it hadn't even entered my head (although my OH was hoping for it) and in fact my levels were 83,484 My doctor called this morning and he was just fantastic. My levels are rising but not as quickly as he would hope. Yesterday they had gone up to 91,000 He said there was some disagreement among the nurses and midwives about how much they should be rising by at this stage and that EPAU were still reluctant to scan me since i have no pain or bleeding right now. But that he felt it was unfair on us, after all this to make us wait until the dating scan to know for sure what was going on. So he has managed to get us a scan tomorrow at 10am. He said he felt very encouraged that they were rising but he would have liked to have seen a bigger jump. So essentially we still don't know what is really going on but by god i feel so much better this morning. I was in floods of tears yesterday going through every scenario. At least now we should have a clearer picture this time tomorrow. Thank you for all the fantastic support everyone has shown. I will update again tomorrow. *UPDATE 10/04/09* We are home from the scan and all is well I am so happy i don't know what to do with myself! Baby is measuring slightly ahead of dates (8+3...which would make it an immaculate conception )but they are confident about dating me at 8+1 today so EDD is 19th November. Heartbeat was clearly visible flickering away lovely and fast and he/she is looking incredibly comfy As we have now had two scans and one at over 8 weeks they have cancelled my dating scan at 10+5 and will use the dates from today. I have to admit i am a little at the idea of waiting until the 20 week scan now to see bubba again, but who knows we may end up paying for a private scan between now and then if i can't wait 12 weeks! I am feeling so relieved and happy it is untrue. I have been on tenterhooks all week, not allowing myself to think about actually being pregnant too much in case all wasn't well. I feel like now i am free to enjoy it and plan for the future. Thank you all so so much for all the wonderful messages and support, don't know how i would have survived this week otherwise! Massive to everyone.