So, my husband and I were very excited on June 6th when we found out that were pregnant once again. We had followed the abstaining for 3 months to have three periods and then we started trying in March and 3 months later we had a positive pregnancy test.
I had a miscarriage in December of 2010 just before Christmas. It was miserable over the holiday season. However, at that time my stress was very high with work, I wasn't eating properly. I had received a flu shot before I knew I was pregant. At that time it was very early in my pregnacy 51/2 weeks or so. I started spotting and then it went to heavy bleeding with pink fresh blood, I passed tissue and within 5 days and bedrest the horror was over. The day before I passed the tissue, I knew that I was no longer pregnant because I had lost all my symptoms. I no longer had nausea, sore breasts, and food tasted absolutely delicious.
My LMP was May 6, 2011. This pregnancy has been much different. I have had a ridiculous amount of nausea and vomiting. Some days I was unable to hold any food down at all. I have read that this can be a good sign of the body accepting the pregnancy, and I didn't have this degree of morning sickness with my first pregnancy. On July 5th, I woke up and when I went to the bathroom in the morning I wiped and had dark brown discharge very minimal. I wasn't panicking because in my last pregancy when I initially phoned my doctor office I was told that spotting can be normal and not to worry unless it is dark red, cramping, and you need to use a pad. So, this time I didn't want to stress and worry as this isn't good for the prengnancy. I had to get blood work that day, and I did a little reading as to what could cause this, and I decided to monitor it because I knew that if it was in fact a miscarriage in process that there is nothing that I could do to stop it. Once I phoned the doctor, she recommended monitoring my HCG blood levels, and this was what happened last time. So, on July 6th, 2011 I went and they measured 54641, which is in the nomral range for an 8 week pregnancy. I was directed to go again on Monday July 11th. I found out late yesterday before the office closed that my HCG levels had dropped to 33233. Since it is summer time there were a lot of temps last Wednesday at the lab, and possibly even some yesterday. The doctor told me that the drop in HCG levels is not a good sign, and she said that it looks like I am having a miscarriage even though I have not had heavy bleeding. She is concerned that I haven't passed any tissue. So, she directed me now to have my HCG monitored until zero. I have an Ultrasound next week, and they put in an urgent request to see a OBYN in case I need a D&C. The doctor said she can exactly rule out a miscarrage because there is a possiblity of a lab error.
I don't know what to think now, as I have read here in this forum that one person had HCG levels drop and a viable healthy pregnancy. The difficult part that is preventing me from believing that I am having a miscarriage is the fact that I am still feeling pregnant. Since I woke up this morning I have had nausea and I have vomited twice. My breasts are still really swollen, and I still have a yucky taste in my mouth. Last time, soon as the bleeding started these symptoms went away. I had minor discharge this morning the least amount since this all happened a week ago, and since I have been nauseated and vomitting...I have had no spotting.
My next blood test is Friday. So, my darling husband has been doing everything he can to distract me from focussing on this wait...We were going to have a special day together, but didn't do much because of my vomitting.