Got the call from clinic this morning. Hcg levels not rising appropriately. Went from 780 to I think 950 in 48 hrs (as soon as I heard 900 I just kinda went blank). Anyway, not sure what I have to do now. Doesn't look good..... My consultant is on holidays til next Wednesday when I have an appointment for a transvaginal scan. To be honest, I don't want to have to go private but it was the only way of getting early scan. Now that I know things aren't looking good, is there another route I can take now....?
I'm a bit in shock at the mo, got the call just as I was leaving the house to go to work (in work now, so it's just a quick post). I'm philosophical in that what's meant to be is meant to be, I just hate the limbo bit.... x
andiamo so so sorry about this, you need to be seen asap. call again Holles, ask to talk to a consultant, see what they say. I would go down heavy to be honest this is now an emergency situation where you need to be seen and scanned and that if you (God forbid) will need emergency surgery in a few days time, that's on them. If no luck call the clinic I gave you the link for or the Maternal Irish Foundation. Keep us posted. Sending tons of positive thoughts.
sorry I haven't been in touch sooner. I'm beside myself with worry, so trying to stay off the Internet and stop torturing myself by looking up symptoms etc. Went to emergency room on saturday night with pains etc. Doctor found sac and yolk in uterus, no heartbeat yet but she said it was too early. Relieved it's not ectopic, one less hurdle. Just worrying about my hcg levels now.... I told doc what they were and she said it sometimes happens like that. did my research and it looks like 15% of pregnancies can have slow rising hcg levels, so I'm clinging on to that. I have my appointment in epu next Monday when I will be 7 weeks, so fingers & everything crossed. Thank you so much for your posts and well wishes, I hope all is going well with your pregnancies. x
Andiamo this is a great great relief! Was the sac measuring right for dates? in all honesty it's not a good sign when early beta are acting up, but you really never know. Keeping everything crossed for you.
I made a promise to myself that one day I would update this.... Here goes... Firstly I would like to thank everyone for their support and well wishes when I really really needed it. Sadly I miscarried on this pregnancy in October 2011. I had a d&c at 8 weeks. Obvioulsy I was heartbroken and devastated afterwards and took a long time to heal. I received a call from my consultant a few months later which I found very comforting and he put me on clomid for 6 months to no avail. I took a break for 6 months and tried again. After my last month on it I got pregnant again. I made another promise to myself that I wouldn't stress about the outcome and not get bloods done etc. Whatever would be would be... Alas, it was not meant to be and I miscarried at 5 weeks. I decided then in April 2013 to 'hang up my boots'..
I then make the decision to concentrate on all the positives in my life and took up running, booked a fab holiday and went about planning a big party. A few weeks later I received a call to say I had been referred to the Miscarriage Clinic in the hospital. I went along to it not expecting much as I had kind of decided I was happy with my lot. They took my bloods and we had a lovely chat. I told them I wasn't interested in pursuing clomid anymore.
Lo and behold I found out 10 days later that was actually pregnant, a big fat strong pregnancy line. I couldn't believe it. I rang the hospital and they thought from my bloods that progesterone would help my pregnancy. They were wonderful to me in the clinic. I had booked a 2 week holiday so went on that, therefore I couldn't check my bloods and I stayed off the Internet. My beautiful son was born in March 2014 and we a all besotted. I still cant believe that it all came good for me.
I just wanted to share my story and perhaps it might help others who are finding it difficult to stay hopeful. My consultant told me I had a less than 10% chance of conceiving with ivf, my amh was 0.6 which is very low so my odds weren't good. For me, once I stopped panicking and let my body relax a little, it seemed to help.
I truly wish everyone all the best in their endeavours and I hope their dreams come true. And I would like to thank the organizers of this website for their support in my time of need. All the best. xxx
Andiamo I have shivers down my back!! Thank you so much for coming back and letting us know how it all went. I am so sorry for the heartbreak you had to go through and what an amazing end of the story, I truly have tears in my eyes. Thank you so much, we would love for you to share your story on our blog, do you think you can do it?
Hi Ingrid, Oh yes yes you have shared here, this is the general forum, but we have a blog ectopicpregnancyireland.blogspot.ie/ where we collate all stories we can get in an interview style. We just posted Helen's story after two years of silence!! Shame on us!
If you could look up say Helen's post and copy and paste onto a word document the various headings, in your own time you could try and answer them while telling your story. You can email it back to us and we will post it on the blog. You don't have to use your name if you feel uncomfortable, a nick name is perfect too! our email address is email@example.com