1st appt- bloodwork and an ultrasound

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1st appt- bloodwork and an ultrasound

I just went in for bloodwork this morning. My doctor delivered my first baby and then he only was with me for the first half of my last pregnancy b/c he got pushed out of the clinic he was at b/c he likes to spend a lot of time with his appointments and tries to make sure he delivers everyone he treats (he's a great doctor, but was probably not making the clinic enough money). Anyway, he just opened his own clinic this fall so I went to him. It was awesome! He came and saw me during the bloodwork and then said he would have them just do an ultrasound if I wanted to see if we could see anything. We didn't see anything, which kind of freaks me out, but I know I could just be 4 weeks so we might not see anything. I'm hoping I'm just really early so that's why they didn't see anything, but in the back of my mind I still worry about it, especially since I've miscarried before. I'm going to go back next week for more bloodwork, so I'm praying for good numbers!

Raybay58's picture
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Thinking positive thoughts for you!! I'm in the same boat:(. Keep us posted!!!

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At 4 weeks you normally can't see anything but by 6 weeks you will see a fetal pole Smile

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I agree with PP that at 4 weeks you wouldn't see anything. If you're lucky at 5 weeks you'll see something.

With my 3rd baby I had had a m/c a few months before and I was so scared of having another. It didn't help that I spotted in the beginning and had bad cramping.

But I'm crossing my fingers for you that your numbers are high next week Smile

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Thanks everyone. The doctor called me back and my HCG was 1480 and he said you probably wouldn't see anything in the ultrasound until it was at least 2000. I think that sometimes people don't understand how irregular I am! Those numbers match up with me thinking I'm about 4.5 weeks pregnant, but my LMP was Jan 22nd, so I think the doctor thought I could be further along.

Rachel- I'll be thinking positive thoughts for you too!

1stbabyboy's picture
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Thanks everyone. The doctor called me back and my HCG was 1480 and he said you probably wouldn't see anything in the ultrasound until it was at least 2000. I think that sometimes people don't understand how irregular I am! Those numbers match up with me thinking I'm about 4.5 weeks pregnant, but my LMP was Jan 22nd, so I think the doctor thought I could be further along.

Rachel- I'll be thinking positive thoughts for you too!

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Congrats on the great numbers!!! So thrilled for you! Wink

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Great number! Hope that gives you peace of mind! Smile

1stbabyboy's picture
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Thanks Beth and Caitlin!! The number definitely helped easy my mind! I go in again on Wednesday so am hoping for really high numbers! Caitlin- I hope to see you get a BFP soon!!

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Congrats :)!