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Miscarriage? A true mystery!

I hope someone can help me out. I had my period on February 5. It lasted 7 days and we had sex on the 12th. I thought we were safely away from ovulation day- but turns out I somehow conceived because I got a faint positive pregnancy test (see photo) on Feb28. This means I got pregnant somehow 7 days before ovulation occurred on the 19th??? I must have ovulated early - however since my test didn’t turn positive until the 28th... it must have implanted very late? Can sperm live for 7 days and then can an embryo take 8 more days after conception to implant? Seems unlikely.

I called and had my hcg level checked and on March 2 (4w6d) it was only 171. Which I know is way too low. Since I have such crazy miscarriage history I figured they would drop but two days later at 5w1d they had tripled to 510. At that point they booked me for an ultrasound at 6 weeks which is in two days from today.

I have virtually no pregnancy symptoms, which is highly unusual as with my viable pregnancies I was actively throwing up by 5.5 weeks. I just can’t understand how this could possibly be a viable pregnancy with my dates and levels the way they are. I am 10000% certain that we only had sex on the 12th and cannot be wrong on my dates. Can anyone unravel this mystery ????? I assume I have a blighted ovum or missed miscarriage but thought I’d put it out there In case anyone else experienced this and by some miracle carried to term? Thanks for reading !!!!

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Very strange. I've read on some sites that sperm can live up to 7 days but i have never believed it. Still dont honestly. Are you absolutely certain on O day? Do you temp or take progesterone tests after positive O test?
And 8 days for implantation is normal.


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6 weeks ago


Believe me, crazy things happen in the ttc world. Things that people dont think possible. Babies that in all reality shouldnt be, but are!!! Your numbers were normal the first draw
I've seen lower numbers turn out to be successful pregnancies.

6 weeks ago


Our LMPs are almost the same, and i'm calculating to be currently 5w4d based on LMP...so i think your measurement might be right. Congratulations!!!!!

6 weeks ago


It seems wild but it's definitely possible!!! I'm going in tomorrow for my first ultrasound. I will be exactly 6w1d from lmp which was on 2/3/19. I ovulated on cycle day 18 and we only had sex the two days before O. So I know they can live in there but in your case I guess they are super survivors! Congratulations!!

39 days ago


I've never been pregnant before, so not sure what to feel. I did have a CP around the first of the year but it ended very early with no symptoms. This time i'm not feeling any nausea but i am very tired, sore boobs, and hot all the time. I am still taking my BBT and it's remained high since O and even gotten higher over the last couple of days. For the first time i had a tiny bit of brown spotting last night when i wiped. Of course i freaked out, but i read that that is pretty normal? I haven't had any more. My appointment is today at 10. I am a total wreck. I don't know what to expect and my husband can't make it to the appointment because of work so i will be alone. I'm 6w1d today so although logically i know they may not be able to see anything on the ultrasound, i know i will be devastated if they can't see the embryo. I've been praying so hard to see a heartbeat. I'm 41 and high risk due to my age. We had gone to see a fertility specialist at the beginning of last month to start talking about IUI and IVF because we had been trying for 5 months on our own without success. Well somehow we got pregnant on our own and i cancelled the next fertility appointment! I found out on 3/4 with a confirmed HCG on 3/5 and have just been trying to be patient until I could get in for this first appointment. I'll try to update you this afternoon after my appointment. Please think positive thoughts (and if you pray) pray for me! Thank you!!!!!

38 days ago


Very strange, but all sounds possible!! I don't have experience with this, BUT I do know every pregnancy is different!! I've been more nauseous with one pregnancy than my other, so it is very possible you have a perfectly healthy baby!! Especially if your levels are rising so well! Hope your next ultrasound shows that all is well, I'll be thinking of you!!

I've had a missed miscarriage at 19 weeks and a CP 4.5-5 weeks before, so I KNOW how hard it is not to worry about another loss when experiencing them in the past... but really hoping the best for you!


~Crystal~

38 days ago


@cbeal my next ultrasound is also on the 25th. Hoping and praying good news for us both!!!

37 days ago


My doc just called with my HCG result which was 1959 which she said is consistent with what she saw on my ultrasound yesterday and not to worry we are just not as far along as I thought based on LMP and O date!! Keeping fingers crossed and praying for growth at my next scan!

37 days ago


I hope that your baby is just a slow grower and the hormones are coming! Maybe you're not as sensitive to the hormones this time around. I haven't been sick at all. This is my first pregnancy so that's making me a little bit nervous like maybe something is wrong because i'm not sick. But i have heard lots of people say they never had sickness. I have one niece who had no sickness with her first pregnancy (baby was fine) and now she's pregnant again and has been full on sick since she first POAS. I know everyone is different and every pregnancy different. I'm hoping and praying for good outcomes for us both!!!!

36 days ago


Oh the waiting is the WORST! I thought the TWW was bad.... DH and i are going out of town tomorrow for the weekend so i'm hoping that will help me take my mind off of things.

36 days ago


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