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hcg levels NanaBoo +2 orange county, ca, United States 267 posts
10th Dec '12

I found out I was about 3.5 weeks pregnant last Friday. My hcg levels were only 13. The dr isn't worried at all. I have an ultrasound when I'm 7 weeks. Anyone had experience with low levels and had a healthy baby. The Dr also said it could mean this pregnancy won't cause bad morning sickness like my last. Any truth?

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40239 posts
10th Dec '12

Did you have a blood test?

NanaBoo +2 orange county, ca, United States 267 posts
10th Dec '12

Yes and the levels were 13 at 3.5 weeks

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40239 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting NanaNanaBooBoo:" Yes and the levels were 13 at 3.5 weeks"


are you going back to make sure they are doubling properly?

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
10th Dec '12

Every pregnancy has to start somewhere.



At 4w1d I was only at 50 and my baby boy is fine.



Good luck, mama!

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
10th Dec '12

What matters is that the levels are increasing, not so much what they are. At 3.5 weeks, I would say it's perfectly normal for it to be that low.

NanaBoo +2 orange county, ca, United States 267 posts
10th Dec '12

She never said anything about more blood work. Should I call and ask to get another one

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40239 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting NanaNanaBooBoo:" She never said anything about more blood work. Should I call and ask to get another one"


No, I mean if your doctor wasn't concerned.



I had a lot of blood work but then again I had IVF so it was a bit more involved with the appointments.

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
10th Dec '12

I never had a blood test done...usually they just do an ultrasound at 8ish weeks to confirm pregnancy and check your dates.

NanaBoo +2 orange county, ca, United States 267 posts
10th Dec '12

Ok..I'll just try to not stress. It just seemed so low.

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting NanaNanaBooBoo:" Ok..I'll just try to not stress. It just seemed so low."


Every pregnancy starts at 0...you just found out really early.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting Meg ♥:" are you going back to make sure they are doubling properly?"


This.



Mine were at 113 just before 4 weeks. Like someone else mentioned, the number itself doesn't matter as much as long as the number is doubling every 48 hours.

NanaBoo +2 orange county, ca, United States 267 posts
10th Dec '12

Do you think this could mean morning sickness won't be as bad. She said with my daughter I probably had overly high numbers the whole time.

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting NanaNanaBooBoo:" Do you think this could mean morning sickness won't be as bad. She said with my daughter I probably had overly high numbers the whole time."

Not necessarily. 13 is well within the normal range for that early in pregnancy.



http://www.americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels.html

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
10th Dec '12
Quoting NanaNanaBooBoo:" Do you think this could mean morning sickness won't be as bad. She said with my daughter I probably had overly high numbers the whole time."


No, not necessarily. Every pregnancy is different. You're still early. Your levels could get really high. It's hard to say what will happen.