Hi, my name is Stephanie age 23 with a DH name Brandon age 26 and one living DD name Averi Elizabeth Mackenzie age 13 months. We have two angels in heaven and I have three other angels in heaven but not from my marriage.
My most recent loss was on Aug 16th 2008. A surprise pregnancy and a shock. I was on BCP, and when I found out I stopped taking BCP. I lost the baby just a week after finding out I had it. Now that we lost the baby my husband and I both have the Baby fever. Well I have baby fever, I'd call what DH has is a baby rash LOL.
Financially we are paying off debt, I'm going to school part time, he's working and I'm looking for a job. We live in Houston and were evacuated from Ike and hopefully we'll be moving to Austin for good in Jan 2009. Once we live in Austin I plan to finish my degree at ACC and get my bachelor degree at UT-Austin to be a preK-6th grade teacher.
Now my question... sorry for the long intro... umm. So I had the M/C on Aug 16th, and still no AF. I had some spotting on Sept 13th... barely some little pink tinge on my TP around 8pm on the 13th... then nothing until I got some more little pink tinge on my TP around 9am on the 14th. Then nothing at all.
I also want to add that I DO NOT think (from my uneducated and non doctor perspective) that I have "left over" HCG from the M/C because they tested my HCG and Monday Aug 11th was 75, Wednesday Aug 13th was 49 and Friday Aug 15th was 28 then I started bleeding on Saturday Aug 16th and its been about a month and a week since I started bleeding. So with HCG levels that low and the fact that its been over a month... I really don't think I have left over HCG...which makes me think further more that my "symptoms" I'm feeling might be legitamate.
My boobs are sore, I get nausea, fatigue, increase in libido, and increase in CM (creamy...sorry for TMI) and I DO NOT feel like myself right now.
ETA: I have also noticed a huge increase of acne.
IF Sept 13th and 14th was implantation spotting that would put conception at Sept 3rd (counting 10 days before-hand)
IF Sept 3rd was when I conceived that would put my EDD at May 28th...
Big IF's because my concern is
1. the spotting could be my body is all out of whack after the M/C
2. the conception date is of course a very slightly educated guess...
I'm on CD 38 after the M/C...still no AF or cramps or anything.
My question is... does anyone think that I am totally nuts and taking the spotting I had and the "symptoms" I'm having WAY too seriously and all this is, is my body freaking up due to the M/C?
Or is it really possible that I am pregnant?
After the M/C I did not start taking the BCP again. I was in denial every time I felt sick or tired I thought "Maybe I am still pregnant" ... I had the What If's going through my head as I always do after a M/C. So I didn't want to take the BCP and hurt this baby that of course was already in heaven...KWIM? Brandon knew I was not on BCP and said he was fine with it. We did continue to DTD so we were not preventing but not TTC. KWIM?
I would be happy if I am pregnant again. I know DH would be too. And I know financially we'll be okay. God has always provided for us before and will do so again. There were some issues going on in my life that weren't good but after months of prayers and dedication those issues have become SO much better so I really don't feel scared or ashamed to want another baby right now. Waiting would be hard for both DH and I but probably only because of our recent loss. Anyway...I am just curious because I really don't want to go out and buy a test all because of my hormones and craziness after the M/C...KWIM?
Any insight is appreciated and any comments are welcome.
Last edited by Averi's~My~Princess; 09-22-2008 at 05:29 PM.
Steph, I am sorry that your body is still so out of whack.
I can only give you my own opinion with no experience to back it up. I would POAS. If you believe that you already had the HCG out of your system then a positive test would be reason to go see a doc and get a beta draw.
Hi I am sorry for your loss and your body being out of wacko. Trust me I deal with this and on a regular basis and it just makes things harder. Sometimes it takes our bodies a lot longer to regulate themselves after a loss or a hormonal change. I have PCOS or so they say so I take Provera on a monthly basic to make myself have a period. If I don't take it, those symptoms you have and well the spotting sounds like me and I don't have periods for 3 months. Sorta of annoying when you are trying to get pregnant. But I agree call your doc and take a test! :O) Sending you happy healthy baby vibes.
First of all, I'm very sorry about the baby you recently lost and for your previous losses. You are a brave woman.
I agree with the pp's -- it's hard to know what's going on, but things do go really out of whack after we lose a baby. Please see your doctor: I have faith that you'll get your answers.
Who knows -- you might be pregnant again (how exciting!). My sister and I both got pregnant at times when people "normally" don't -- whileshe was breastfeeding, and when I was only 6 weeks past a m/c. Stranger things have happened, I'm sure. But please see the doctor. Good luck!