As I shared in my previous post, pregnancy after molar pregnancy can cause anxiety, and fear. Nevertheless, I’m choosing to hold on to hope as I share my update on being 5 weeks pregnant.
OUR FIRST ULTRASOUND
My OBGYN ordered a 5 weeks pregnant ultrasound. As a result, the ultrasound tech wan’t sure why I was there for an ultrasound so early. So, I reminded her of my previous molar pregnancy and miscarriages. As well as the fact that this is my 6th pregnancy. Consequently, she asked if I had ever had an ectopic pregnancy. Then she proceeded with the ultrasound.
Above is what she found. A gestational sac along with a yolk sac inside. To clarify, the yolk sac is the food for the baby. But when I saw it, I had to laugh because it looks like a shrimp and I had eaten shrimp for breakfast.
Above all, she said I’m still a bit early to see the baby, so she scheduled me to come back in 2 weeks. Otherwise, everything looks okay at this point.
Weekly Test Results
Due to a molar pregnancy history as well as low progesterone, I have weekly blood tests to monitor my levels. Below are my current test results.
B-HCG AND PROGESTERONE RESULTS
My blood test results are as follows. (LMP was 12/17/19.) Due date is 9/22/2020. My average cycle is 32 days.
- 3 Weeks 4 Days:
- 1/11/2020: B-hCG 398
- 1/11/2020: Progesterone 47.61
- 4 Weeks:
- 1/14/2020: B-hCG 1,678
- 1/14/2020: Progesterone 43.30
- 5 Weeks:
- 1/21/2020: B-hCG 31,370.0
- 1/21/2020: Progesterone 38.50
Guideline to HCG
While there is a wide variation in hCG levels, the American Pregnancy Association cites ranges of hCG typical of most pregnancies, based on the number of weeks from the woman’s last menstrual period.
The American Pregnancy Association’s guideline to hCG by week of pregnancy:
- 3 weeks: 5 – 50 mIU/ml
- 4 weeks: 5 – 426 mIU/ml
- 5 weeks: 18 – 7,340 mIU/ml
- 6 weeks: 1,080 – 56,500 mIU/ml
- 7 – 8 weeks: 7, 650 – 229,000 mIU/ml
- 9 – 12 weeks: 25,700 – 288,000 mIU/ml
- 13 – 16 weeks: 13,300 – 254,000 mIU/ml
- 17 – 24 weeks: 4,060 – 165,400 mIU/ml
- 25 – 40 weeks: 3,640 – 117,000 mIU/ml
- Non-pregnant women: <5.0 mIU/ml
- Postmenopausal women: <9.5 mIU/ml
Note: These ranges are based on the length of the pregnancy dated from the last menstrual period. Women with abnormal cycles may see variation in these ranges. For example, a woman with six-week menstrual cycles at eight weeks after her last menstrual period should fall roughly in the same range as a woman with four-week menstrual cycles would at four weeks after her lmp.
My OBGYN went over my most recent 5 weeks test results. As a result, she said the numbers are doubling and looking good. So now, we wait until blood work next week.
Pregnancy after molar pregnancy
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