Thursday, October 16, 2008

5w2d

Thank you all for your kind words.

I was supposed to go in today, but b/c of what happened on Tuesday I went then. Now have to wait until next Thursday. I hope I make it that far.

No spotting and no cramping to report. Seriously can't find anything to eat that won't make me gag.

This site says that P4 in the first trimester could range from 9-47.

Progesterone levels also can have quite a variance at this stage of pregnancy. They can range from 9-47ng/ml in the first trimester, with an average of 12-20ng/ml in the first 5-6 weeks of pregnancy.

With both hCG levels and progesterone levels, it is not the single value that can predict a healthy pregnancy outcome. It is more important to evaluate two different values to see if the numbers are increasing. Levels of hCG should be increasing by at least 60 % every 2-3 days, but ideally doubling every 48-72 hours. Progesterone levels rise much differently than hCG levels, with an average of 1-3ng/ml every couple days until they reach their peak for that trimester. In situations when there is a concern of an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage, hCG levels will often start out normal, but will not show a significant increase or will stop rising all together, and progesterone levels will be low from the beginning.

I know...I am looking for any and all hope that when I go back my baby or babies will be ok.

4 comments:

On My Way to Fertility said...

Sending good energy your way. Eat crackers and ginger ale. Stay as calm as you can! xoxoxo

I Believe in Miracles said...

Thinking happy thoughts and praying for you. Reaching out to give you a great big ****HUG****

womb for improvement said...

I really hope things work out. Best wishes.

I Believe in Miracles said...

For Random Reassurance Week, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your consistency and your story. I'm praying for you.
**HUGS**