Getting Pregnant Month 3, Part 3 - second opinion

yesterday hubby and i decided to go to damansara specialist centre for a second opinion and also bases on the advice of our cousin doctor. according to him this gynae is quite good and very reputable. maybe he can answer some of the questions that i still have.

well basically it was the same as my first visit though. but this doctor brought a little bit more hope to us. he mentioned that there was bleeding around the sac and this was because of me lacking of the HCG hormone which basically helps with the pregnancy. And because of lack of HCG, in turn I am also lacking the hormone
progesterone. Progesterone enriches the uterus with a thick lining of blood vessels and capillaries so that it can sustain the growing fetus. Which is why the doctor prescribed me with progesterone pills to be taken twice daily.

i also had a minor blood test done to detemine the levels of HCG in my body. the second test would be in 2 days time. this is to determine whether the pregnancy is viable or not. i should have about 5,000-200,000 mIU/ml of expected HCG levels. also if there is a decrease in HCG levels between the first and second one, then there is something to be worried about.

basically, it is a 50/50 chance to this pregnancy. if it goes to the path that we all want, according to the doc, the baby will be fine (so that answered my first question). also i will still be bleeding a bit while my body is trying to heal the sac. so right now even though i am still bleeding there is a high chance that the pregnancy is still viable.

baby, if you can hear mummy, please be strong and please show us your little heart beat next week on tuesday. mummy and dadda would really like that...



9 comments:

abelle | Only in Silence said...

I hope everything gets well, Edna. Btw, I want you to have this award ;o)
http://onlyinsilence.com/2008/09/06/i-got-myself-a-new-visa-card/

osindak said...

hi edna, big big hugs! sorry lama I didn't visit you. let's continue praying ok. In Jesus we trust. Take care...

LadyJava said...

Hi there,
I'll pray for you too.. and stay tune to more updates from you..

Take care and take it easy ya :)

Kadus_Mama said...

oh!! thank god you still have a hope there..
I will pray for you and your baby..take care ya..

Deana E said...

checking how u doing here..btw, did you take any HCG hormone? i was given that after my IUI last 2 years. yes it helps with the implantation.also if you lack progesterone, you can it from ebay:- progesterone cream.: done lots of study before

Shemah said...

There is hope yet.. :) You and family are in my prayers, Ed. Get some rest, ya?

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious said...

glad to hear there's still 50/50 chance. I'll be praying for u, edna! Take care! :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious said...

hi edna, how are you? Havent been hearing from you lately. Hope all is well! Take care & God Bless! :)

LxndreaSB said...

HI EVERYONE!!
thanks for dropping by and checking on my latest development.
now i can change the title of my post to "My Baby's Journey" cos it is a go. more on my next post!!!
thank you for your prayers and support. i am truly touched to have readers and friends like all of you!

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