Your levels are supposed to start dropping at AROUND 10 weeks. I had my first appt. yesterday (Thurs.)and my Dr. said that since we saw the heartbeat Monday the chance of a miscarriage is around 5 to 6%. i would ask for another u/s because it's still to early to hear the heartbeat with the Dr.'s doppler, but w/ the u/s you could see it. that would make me feel better than seeing the levels again.
not that this is definately your case, but there are instances where women are carrying more than one and lose one, without knowing. the body can just reabsorb a non developed fetus. that is always a possibility.
Thanks for the supportive comments, but it appears to be bad news. Saw Dr. this am and he feels not viable as he was having problems seeing it on ultrasound. Even though a viable embryo and cardiac activity was seen a few weeks ago. All he saw was an oddly shaped uterus with growth that was not easily recognizable. I am going for a full u/s later today to confirm before having a D&C next week.
Had lvls tested again, but he thought this was not particularly helpful, u/s should confirm viability at this point.
This is my 2nd one in less than a year (last was June 2006). It really sucks, but I need to move on soon...I just turned 40:-( I'm having no miscarriage signs whatsover, but I know from last m/c that it could be weeks before anything happens.
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