I’m really hoping that this week goes by as fast as the last few (mercifully) have. Thursday is my first pregnancy ultrasound and I’m just ready to know if there are 1, 2, or no babies visible in there. Our best case scenario would include Dr B seeing 1 or 2 good looking babies with heartbeats in the healthy range. I could really use some reassurance right about now.
I had some spotting/bleeding on Friday, luckily it has stopped and seems to be an isolated incident. The other factor that was highly concerning was that I’ve been having cramps (on and off) since 3 days past embryo transfer. While this on its own is completely normal, the cramps on Friday were worse before the spotting started. I called my RE’s office and the advice nurse said to put my feet up, drink lots of water, and call her back if it got any worse. Of course, I started researching immediately. One possible cause I found was that the endometrin inserts can irritate your cervix if you put them up too high. Another possibility that the nurse mentioned was that there is more 1st trimester bleeding in IVF pregnancies and an even higher chance of bleeding in twin pregnancies, which they have no explanation for, of course. She said based on my hcg numbers, I am likely pregnant with twins. As much as I REALLY want to believe her, everything I’ve read has said you absolutely can not determine a multiple pregnancy based on hcg levels.