I've just experienced a chemical pregnancy after a fresh ivf cycle. In the past, I have had anorexia nervosa for 17 years,(very severe case, BMI of 10 for a long time) and have been very healthy for the past two years (I am 30). I was amazed when my first IVF cycle, I got 8 eggs, 5 of which became beautiful embryos.
One of these I had transferred at day 2, a 5 cell. I have 4 embryos left which are frozen.
My first beta hcg test showed, at 14dpt, a level of 40, which I was told was low, but still positive. They said they would have to monitor it closely because it was low to start. The day prior to the blood test, I hadn't eaten very much at all, feeling so terrified and frightened about getting a negative result.
When I spoke to the nurse and she told me I was pregnant the next day, I was over the moon, totally unable to believe it had happened.
However 3 days later, my hcg had dropped to 9, and I miscarried.
Did I cause my miscarriage from not eating much on the day before the blood test? I am absolutely wracked with guilt because I feel I killed my embryo, which was doing it's best to establish a home in me. Maybe it died the day before the blood test because of me.
I'm struggling so much with this miscarriage because of this.
Please help. I can't come to terms with this.