I went to the house doctor with my laboratory results and told her I am pregnant, but I was disappointed instead. I brought my beta HCG result of 500 mlU/mL from week 5, but she told me it’s still too low, I might be or might not be pregnant, so she requested another blood test. I don’t know why she said that, but based on the HCG levels and pregnancy tests: I am PREGNANT.
I didn’t have enough choice so, I went back to the ER and asked my colleague to draw blood for me. All in all, I did two blood tests in less than a week.
My second beta HCG result was 3000 mlU/mL as it was supposed to double every day. I sent the result to the house doctor and she replied: Okay, yeah, that’s a good sign. You’re pregnant. Really? 🙄
I asked her if I can make my first ultrasound since I’m already on my sixth week. I wanted to make sure that the embryo is in the uterus and not somewhere else, but she answered back that it’s still too small to see and that I need to wait for a few more weeks. Her replies were really exhausting and disappointing at the same time.
I had some doubts in my mind. I catered a lot of pregnant patients (around 8 to 9 weeks) whom we brought direct to the OR because of severe bleeding secondary to ectopic pregnancy just because they didn’t made the ultrasound a few weeks earlier.
I looked for other options and fortunately, one of the ER doctors gave me a request and I finally made the ultrasound at 6 weeks.
First ultrasound: We saw a round-shaped embryo with a heartbeat, there’s nothing much to see but knowing everything is normal is all worth it. I had this unexplained feeling of bliss thinking that right there is the most wonderful gift ever and I’m going to take good care of it.
We had decided to move to a bigger apartment because the one we have right now is too small (there would be no more place to put the crib and other baby stuff), plus it is too far if I walk to work.
- No morning sickness, nausea and vomiting
- No feeling of fatigue
- No headaches
- No frequent urination
- I’m not sure with the mood swings though, my husband says I have it a lot, pregnant or not
Weight: 55 kg
Food cravings: Sweets
Activities: Normal ER routine: pricking blood and bringing patients in beds and wheelchairs to the ward.
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