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Miscarriage? A true mystery!

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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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30 Answers • 4 months ago


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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!!!!

4 months ago


Thank you for the encouragement! Science isn’t always by the book so there’s always room for mysterious happenings! I do wonder if somehow my surrogacy maybe changed my pregnancies ... I wasn’t sick with her baby hardly at all. And now I’m feeling basically great minus the exhaustion and occasional food aversion.

Only a few more days and we will know our fate! I hate waiting !!!!

4 months ago • Post starter


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.

4 months ago


Been following! Hope the us went well

4 months ago


Well I am still in shock - ultrasound yesterday showed a perfect 7 week 1 day baby with a heartbeat of 136. Apparently I really am pregnant with a complete fluke of a miracle! How my husbands sperm survived 7 days, while I also ovulated a week early- is beyond me. And how this baby is sticking around without aspirin and progesterone is also a mystery . I’ve had 15 miscarriages so the odds were definitely not in my favor. I am completely shocked. We had cleared our schedules this week for a d&c assuming baby had stopped growing 2 weeks ago. Even my doctor is shocked given my history that this happened ! Now I’m just trying to mentally accept another pregnancy ????. My surro baby is only 10 months old - and I have a two year old! This will be my third baby in less than 3 years. Goodness! I hope my body has one last go left. I’m 36 years old and pretty worn out lol.

4 months ago • Post starter


So happy for you! Congratulations!

4 months ago


This sounds like the ectopic I had two years ago????

3 months ago


Yes I wondered the same thing! Weirdly I have a healthy baby trucking along in my uterus right where it should be. I am baffled! The dates do not match up but I suppose it is not a perfect science !

3 months ago • Post starter


Currently laying beside my almost 2 year old who was conceived by BDing 7 days before O.


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3 months ago


Happy to hear a positive outcome and praying for grace in the transition—mentally and physically.

3 months ago



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