avg hcg in early pregnancy??

hi girls, i am so happy to be here! i am still in so much shock, as this was our first month trying and we are just over a month married (dec 16th i became a mrs!) .. seems like a dream come true.


went to obgyn yest, got blood test and physical. doctor congratulated me and seemed very positive about my pregnancy. i asked a zillion questions, a bunch about miscarrying - and he looked at me like i was crazy. he said i was very healthy and my chances for miscarriage were minimal. mind you, yest, the day of my appt was the very day OF my missed period -- so i expected some precaution.


blood test came back positive today, with hcg level of 277. i was asked to come in again tomorrow to get some more blood taken to make sure my numbers are increasing. that scares me ... i had already scheduled, at doctors request, my first prenatal visit for 2/1, now they are telling me to come in tomorrow? is something wrong?


i googled "hcg levels in early pregnancy" and found this chart:


http://www.babymed.com/hcg-level-in-early-pregnancy


which based on my numbers, put me at 4w+2d ... though i was tested on my "missed period" day.


am i overanalyzing?! im just nervous. can someone please give me some insight? something to calm my nerves.


xoxo thanks ladies

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 8:18 am
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if 277 was the result on the day of your missed period, then it sounds like your numbers are higher than the range, which is great.  i would be concerned if it was below the range, which yours aren't.  these tests, they always do them consecutively over 48 hrs to make sure they are doubling.  :)

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 10:41 am
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You will be fine! They just want to make sure they are doubling ... which is nice because when they confirm the pregnancy is going great then you will have no worries!

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 7:05 am
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thanks girls! you were very reassuring, made me feel at ease. dh kept saying i will be fine, but it means something else coming from a woman .. ya know?


AND nurse called today, as per friday my numbers were up to 672 :) grow baby, grow!!


she said "the doctor is very pleased with your numbers, megan" .. man did that boost my ego (for no reason!) or what?!

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 7:58 am

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