For most women, a positive home pregnancy test brings feelings of joy and excitement. However, for those of us with a molar pregnancy history, a positive pregnancy test can cause anxiety, and fear. This is the reality of pregnancy after molar pregnancy.
Positive pregnancy test
Less than two weeks ago, I was working in the kitchen when I suddenly felt sick. It felt like my blood sugar dropped and I immediately yelled for my husband. Thinking I just needed to eat, he told me to sit down. That’s when I threw up. Then, I ran to the bathroom and threw up some more. I asked him to bring me a disposable cup and give me a few minutes. He brought the cup and I closed the door. A few minutes later, I dipped the pregnancy test strip and watched it turn positive.
At first, I was shocked. After all, it’s been one year and eight months since my previous pregnancy (molar pregnancy) ended in miscarriage followed by two D&C’s. Since I’ve had my hcg levels tested twice in the last year, I felt confident that I’m in fact pregnant.
I forced the negative feelings aside and gathered my husband and Miss 3 on the couch. Then, I told them the reason I threw up is because I’m pregnant. My husband thought I was kidding at first. They were elated, especially Miss 3. She’s been praying God would give me “another baby in my tummy” for the last two years.
After breakfast, I showed him the positive test and he gave me a big hug. Immediately afterwards, I called my doctors office. They asked me to come in within the hour for a blood test so we could establish a base line. I knew exactly what that meant.
B-Hcg and Progesterone results
My blood test results are as follows. (LMP was 12/17/19.)
- 1/11/2020: B-hCG 398
- 1/11/2020: Progesterone 47.61
- 1/14/2020: B-hCG 1,678
- 1/14/2020: Progesterone 43.30
Our First Ultrasound
Tomorrow, we’re scheduled for a 5 week ultrasound. I’m feeling anxious, yet hopeful. My husband said he’s feeling very nervous about the 12 week ultrasound. Previously, we’ve had 2 instances where the technician couldn’t find a heartbeat. Consequently, those miscarriages resulted in D&C’s.
Needless to say, if you’re pregnant after a molar pregnancy, congratulations to you. You may have feelings of anxiety or fear mixed with hopefulness. Hold on to that hope. You’re not alone. I empathize with you. Since we’re called to do life together, let me know in the comments if you’re pregnant and what emotions you’re feeling. I’d love to connect with you and pray for you.
My Previous molar pregnancy
To read more about my previous molar pregnancy, including blood test results, click here.
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