7 weeks pregnant, twin sacs, no heartbeats yet, low hcg levels, doctors want to do a D&C

Noelle - posted on 12/06/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am currently 7 weeks pregnant. My hcg levels have been raising extremely slowly, although consistently, and the doctors told me the first week I learned I was pregnant that I would soon miscarry...three weeks ago. I went for an ultrasound last week and they found a five week sac (during my 6th week) and I returned this week and they found two five week sacs (TWINS!?) But the sac hadn't grown in a week, and they found no heartbeats (YET!?) My doctor is 95% certain that I will miscarry in the next 2-3 weeks because of the combination of my low hcg levels and the absence of heartbeats...although they did find a fetal pole(s). The doctor is talking to me about aborting the pregnancy with a D & C, but I'm thinking that some women have lower hcg levels and that doctors don't always find heartbeats at 7 weeks. I also think that as long as my hcg levels are still raising, I am not willing to give up on this pregnancy.

My hcg levels have been:
3 weeks 6 days=27
4 weeks 1 day=76
4 weeks 3 days=95
4 weeks 6 days=195
5 weeks 6 days=873
6 weeks 1 day=1290
7 weeks 1 day=3046

I know they aren't the norm, but I also have many abnormalities in my uterus and was even recommended to find a surrogate for baby #3. My placenta with #2 was very small (doctors said I was lucky to have made it to 34 weeks before my water broke). I also had a placenta previa and acreta with #2. Since the placenta is what creates the hcg, I am, wondering if abnormal numbers could indicate placental problems and not necessarily indicate an impending miscarriage.

Has anyone else had these low hcg levels with twins and slower growth than usual and still had healthy babies (or even had a single with these low numbers and no heartbeat by week 7 that turned out okay in the end?)

I have had (normal?) uterine cramping on and off since getting pregnant, I have had zero bleeding, and I have had some morning sickness, and get really queasy when I do not eat regularly enough, I am also taking progesterone, which I know can slow down the process of a miscarriage, but I am still (of course) wanting to believe that this pregnancy can still result in two healthy babies!

Hoping for anyone's stories who have been through this, whether it resulted in healthy babies or even a miscarriage! Just want to know what the outcome has been for similar situations!

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Noelle - posted on 09/01/2015

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I apologize, it never alerted me to anyone responding to this post. It wound up being a miscarriage. My body wouldn't pass the pregnancy, so they wound up putting me on a low dose of chemotherapy to rid my body of the pregnancy. It was pretty traumatic, but it guided us into adoption and we have since adopted a beautiful little baby who has brought more love and smiles to our family than we ever could have imagined!

Sunshine - posted on 03/28/2014

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Hello did eveything in the end turn out ok? I pray that it did cause we know God is able to the impossible.

Karrie - posted on 12/18/2013

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Awwww I feel for you! Couldn't imagine what you're going through.. Good luck I hope those babies make it!

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