Much needed reassurance! (or the bottom line..)

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Much needed reassurance! (or the bottom line..)

I had my blood draw for beta and progesterone and received a call that my betas were fine, but progesterone was a little low (14). My midwife said she's sure it'll come up on its own and wants to retest me next week. Based on my LMP, I was 5w4d for those numbers, but I ovulated late by two, possibly three days. I've had two previous pregnancies, but was never tested, so I don't know what's normal or normal for me. What I've read states that they like to see levels over 15, (my midwife said she likes to see over 20), but that there's a range of 9-47 for first trimester. I'm not overly concerned, but slightly...

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Joined: 05/08/07
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I wouldn't worry too much about progesterone. Levels can fluctuate a lot throughout the day and there is a large range of normal levels. I'm pretty sure with my daughter my level was 15 and she's perfect.

Joined: 03/03/13
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Thanks so much, Shannon! The midwife also didn't seem too bothered by it, I guess I'm correlating it with the possibility that hormonal feedback in general is not quite right (if that makes sense!) This pregnancy has been very different with regard to confidence of its viability in comparison to my others...with all, I had a very acute early onset of symptoms well before tests came up positive, but this time around I've been absolutely freezing! The day implantation cramps started, I was indoors, dressed in multiple layers (including a hooded sweatshirt), and my hands had a blue hue! I joked that it felt as though my blood was coagulating I was so cold! I've had hot flashes here and there since, but I tend to run cold. That first week I also had cramping every day; some days almost constant and more moderate that I kept running to the bathroom. Tuesday of that week was when I started cramping, Thursday I tested faint positive, and Sunday I had the slightest barely pink tinged mucous when I wiped. Once. I've never had anything like that either! In general, I can't seem to shake that my odds of something going wrong must increase with each successful pregnancy..sigh! Time will tell; it's outside of my control. I would love to enjoy every second of this!

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