Hi, everyone. My name is Becca. I'm a 32, soon to be 33, stay at home mom(and photographer). I have a beautiful 2-year-old son and my husband and I have been trying to conceive #2 since November 2005. We finally were tested and put on Clomid in August '06. On January 7, the morning my period was due, I took a hpt and finally there was the double pink line. It was faint but definitely there, just like when I was pregnant with my son. I called the doc and they set me up to come in on Jan 29, I would be 7w1d so they said I would have a vaginal u/s. My husband and I went to my appt and were very excited about getting to see our little bean. The doc found a sac that measured 5w, big and round but nothing in it. He said we were probably off on dates(which I knew we weren't because we'd been on clomid and I had been religiously keeping track of Everything) and he wanted to do a beta hcG blood test and repeat it 2 days later just to be sure. So, they call me the next day and tell me my levels are 9152. Really good, but kind of high for the u/s that showed only 5w. I repeated the test at the 48 hour mark. This time the doctor called me instead of the nurse so right away I knew something was up. He said my number only rose to 10000 and this meant the pregnancy was not viable. He wanted to schedule a d&c. I asked if we could try and let it happen naturally and he said yes but at any time I could call him to schedule the procedure. I talked to my husband and we decided to call the doc's office and ask for a second opinion from my regular ob and see if she could repeat the scan just to make me feel better. She scheduled me to come in on Feb 13th. I would be 9w2d. We went in hoping for some good news. She looked and looked and found a sack with a bunch of sludge in it. No fetal pole, no heart beat, nada. So, she told us she was sure there was nothing there and that she was not going to give me anything to start my period or schedule a d/c, we were just going to let nature and my body take it's course. She thought it would be within a week that I would finally miscarry. She schedule me to come in 2 weeks later to see how things were going. On the 21st, I called and told them that I still had no cramping or spotting and the first doctor offered to do the d/c again and my husband and I turned it down once more since I had an appt Feb 26(today) and I would ask my ob what to do. So, today, I went in by myself since I was sure my ob was going to decide to schedule the d/c and I wasn't going to make my husband go for just that. Well, to my surprise, my ob wanted to do another vag u/s to see if my body was reabsorbing the tissue. When she inserted the probe, it was a different machine this time, she looked in the spot she had seen before and there was nothing there. She then moved it around and pushed down a bit and there it was. Our baby.
Heartbeat 176, measuring 10w4d, only 4 days shy of what we had originally thought. My doc was speechless. Then she and I and the nurse were all laughing, smiling and crying at the same time. She told me she was so glad I had turned down the d/c from the other doc and that I had decided against taking any hormones to start my period. The baby's heartbeat is really strong and he/she was jumping up and down and wiggling. My doc's only concern is that my fluid is low. She is going to check it again in 2 weeks. So this finally brings me to my question: has anyone had a low fluid problem early on and had it fix itself? Or does anyone know if it can be fixed? I would appreciate any help at all and would appreciate your prayers
that our baby is going to be healthy and fine. I have been clinging to this website and all of you since I found it in early February. I'm praying for all of you as well. thank you