Is it normal to have your blood took to measure your hcg levels

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Jkelmum, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    I have seen lots in this forum where ladies are getting this checked , Is it new ? Or is it still just for if u have had early M/C ?
    The reason I ask is my doc just refeerd me to midwife without doing this
    thanks serina
     
  2. celine

    celine Well-Known Member

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    Serina mine too, he did my pg test with urine I brought in, no bloods at all.
     
  3. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    Glad I am not alone it just seems there,s alot of places do this as commen practice xxx
     
  4. 1cre8tivgrl

    1cre8tivgrl Mommy of 3

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    I had my hcg levels tested the first time around because I was going to m/c they were watching/monitoring me. My next pregnancy they didn't test my levels once, I thought this was odd too so I asked and they said they don't usually do it. Maybe its different at different places, or maybe they only check if they suspect a problem??
     
  5. lammy456

    lammy456 pregnant omg possibly 2

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    i had to have this done since ectopic as they fear another one, in women ttc they usually measure bloodwork (as far as i hear) as sometimes women who ttc long term have some underlying problems which could make ur period late for another reason other than pregnancy.
     
  6. JayleighAnn

    JayleighAnn Guest

    Mine didnt check mine, just sent me to another surgery to see the midwife
     
  7. JK1978

    JK1978 Well-Known Member

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    At my doctor's office, they are super stingy about giving out prenatal appts without proof of pregnancy and insurance wont cover those types of visits without it either.

    Step one: In office urine test, if positiev (or with enough convincing if negative) they send you for the first blood test.

    Step two: repeat blood test 48 hrs later

    Step three: if needed a 3rd beta

    Step four: Consult with doctor to go over nbloodwork, if + and doubling at normal rate, THEN they book your first OB appt.
     
  8. cheeselover

    cheeselover Guest

    I miscarried in March which was discovered at my 12 week scan. I had a polyp on my cervix which bleed constantly. The whole experience last time was very stressful. I also had a chemical pregnancy last month so the doctor said she is keeping a closer eye this time...
     
  9. ajarvis

    ajarvis Well-Known Member

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    I didn't have mine checked with my son, and did not have them checked with this one either.
     
  10. happyfamily123

    happyfamily123 Expecting Baby #3

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    I miscarried last April(07) and so I think she had me to hcg bloodwork just for my own sanity and to make sure it was progressing as it should. with my first pregnancy i didn't get it tested so maybe its just for differing circumstances
     

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