As I shared in my original 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 7 weeks pregnant.
OUR SECOND ULTRASOUND
My OBGYN ordered a 7 weeks pregnant ultrasound. As a result, the ultrasound tech is looking for a fetal pole.
(At my 5 weeks pregnant ultrasound, I reminded her of my previous molar pregnancy and miscarriages. As well as the fact that this is my 6th pregnancy.)
Above is what she found at 7 weeks 1 day pregnant. We saw the gestational sac with a yolk sac, and a healthy baby. She spent a good amount of time looking at the baby in different views. As a result, we were able to see the arm buds, and the heart flickering on the screen. Of course, the moment I heard the baby’s heartbeat, I felt overjoyed. We listed to the heartbeat twice to be sure.
The baby measured 1.41cm, and the ultrasound tech said the baby measured 8 weeks instead of 7 weeks 1 day, so I’m guessing that’s a good thing.
Above all, she said the baby looks healthy, and offered me to come back at 9 weeks for an ultrasound, then again at 11 weeks. For now, I’ve opted for the 11 week ultrasound as they will do the testing for Down Syndrome and measurements. They will also do a gender blood test, which is news to me. Who knew we could find out the gender as early as 10 weeks?
Since I’ve been extremely sick and chose not to take prescription meds, my OBGYN recommended I take 10mg of Vitamin B 6 every 4-6 hours to help with nausea.
The second way I’m dealing with nausea is drinking my favorite Earth Mama Organics Morning Wellness Tea. The ginger mint flavor is delicious! Every tea bag has a different quote on the tag so I look forward to reading each one.
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WEEKLY TEST RESULTS
Due to a molar pregnancy history as well as low progesterone, I have periodic 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
- 6 Weeks:
- Canceled my blood work appointment due to a patient with Coronavirus at the same location.
- 7 Weeks:
- No bloodwork scheduled
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.
PREGNANCY AFTER MOLAR PREGNANCY
Click here to read more about my 5 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound.
Click here to read more about my first post two weeks ago on Pregnancy After Molar Pregnancy.
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