Hi there, my name is Kimberly , I am 38 with one adult son. This past October I suffered a miscarriage at 11.5 weeks. Everything seemed to be going great, no spotting or cramping but when we went for the 12 week scan it showed I had a blighted ovum and miscarried a few days later. This was very traumatic for me because I felt we were completely blindsided. I found out I was pregnant in Feb. and as of Sat. I am 8 weeks along.
Because of the last miscarriage I went in at 5.5 weeks to have an ultrasound at the hospital. We saw the baby's heartbeat(117 bpm) and then when I was at 6.5 weeks the doctor ran a HCG test. The first test had me at 156,000 and while I don't know the exact number taken from the draw 3 days later, the doctor called to tell me that my HCG went up and she was very excited for me.
I know I should be happy, but I am very stressed out. My next ultrasound is the dreaded 12 week ultrasound and after the last m/c I am a nervous worried wreck. My pregnancy symptoms have seemed to be winding down a bit (and that is not helping my nerves) I know there is always a chance of miscarriage, especially with my age. I was just wondering if it is normal for pregnancy symptoms can fluctuate at this stage, and if with hearing the heartbeat, and my good HCG I can at least somewhat rest assure that I have a viable pregnancy.