Thursday, January 29, 2009

The initial are you really pregnant blood test

So back to catching up on after I took a positive test...

I called the fertility clinic on Monday and told them that I took a positive test.  I knew from prior experience that although they will congratulate you they don't get your hopes up until after 2 blood test.  This is to ensure that your hcg levels are doubling every 2 days. 

So on the Monday that I called they had me come on in for my first test.  Of course I had to take Hunter with me and for the most part he was pretty good and the entire staff was great with him!

So the tech ask me if I wanted the blood work sent of and find out the results tomorrow or have it done in house and find out that day.  Of course I chose same day.  But didn't know it was gonna cost me about $200.  Oh my.  Thought Brad was gonna die!!!

Anyway, the Monday levels were good so I went back Wednesday.  When the nurse called on Wednesday the levels had doubled as needed.  But because of my high risk of having an ectopic pregnancy they wanted to do one more blood test on Friday.

Well Friday's call was good as well and an appt. was set for an ultrasound...

Stay tuned...

6 comments:

Angeline said...

all of a sudden it feels like its so hard to confirm a pregnancy....
I hate the waiting game....

you bet! my butt is stuck here.

UmmiRosma said...

Hi...nice coming here...and I'm happy to read about your pregnancy. I'm as well is trying to get pregnant. Finger crossed!

For your blood tests..hope everything is fine with u and your pregnancy....relax and pray more often...:)
Take care...

Sandra Carvalho said...

Nice!
xoxo

Sue said...

It's great your tests all came out good. Too bad they didn't tell you how much in house testing would be.
Any chance of finding out the sex of the baby?

Suzanne said...

Isn't it worth a congratulations already when you have come this far?
Or perhaps it is better like in old days when they did not have tests, but you had to wait three months before you could assume it was a pregnancy.
200 USD?!? For a blood test? That is really crazy!

Petula said...

I hope you are feeling better. I know the sinuses can be really hard while pregnant and the additional stress... but try to relax, take it easy and get some rest.