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we're expecting again. Angela Barajas Due November 10 (girl); 19 kids; Buffalo, New York 78 posts
11th Mar '13

i wanted this baby.
im so happy and excited. i wanted 4 children and now i have them.
but im terrified because of the loss of my last daughters twin. i went to the doctor on thursday and they said that my numbers are low... im terrified that im going to loose this baby. god please, not again.
every couple of minutes i find myself wondering if everything is okay, and i'm only 7 weeks! im going to drive myself crazy!
any ideas on calming techniques?

mama1821 Due July 2 (girl); 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 1265 posts
11th Mar '13

i had a miscarriage 2 months before i got pregnant. honestly i was the same as you, constantly thinking things were going to end bad. i still have worries at 24 weeks. what i did was i told myself as much as i could that i was going to think positive. i also told myself that whatever happened would not be able to be changed, no doctors can help that early. but as i made it past each day and then saw the babies heart beat at 9 weeks on ultrasound i started to relax a little.

Angela Barajas Due November 10 (girl); 19 kids; Buffalo, New York 78 posts
11th Mar '13

thanks guys. i went for bloodwork today to check my HcG and progesterone. i think once i hear the heartbeat, or at least see it. ill be able to relax a bit. :?

jen black 2 kids; California 1854 posts
11th Mar '13

Same thing happened to me (with the hcg low levels) plus I had an u/s at 5w and 4d or so and they still couldn't see anything. I was so upset. My boss sent me home for about a week because I wasnt working. I was literally sitting there eating and crying at my desk lol at 7-8 weeks my levels had gone up and the baby was in the correct place! If I could go back and change one thing, it would be how I handled it. I'm lucky I didn't miscarry just from how upset I was and how much I cried and stressed. But in the moment...what else can you do but worry?! I know how you feel. Btw I'm almost 21 weeks now! ;) your gonna do great!

Angela Barajas Due November 10 (girl); 19 kids; Buffalo, New York 78 posts
13th Mar '13

i got the call last night that my numbers have tripled and everything looks great!
we're elated. i guess i just need to learn to let my body do what it needs to. i need to trust myself.



here's hoping everything is great from here on in =]