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Posted by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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What do you ladies mean when you say you had a chemical?
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Libby22
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 11:01 AM

 They're referring to a chemical pregnancy. It's actually a super common occurence for many women, it's just hard in the TTC process.

The term chemical pregnancy means that the miscarriage happened at a point that a missed period and a pregnancy test were the only evidence that you were pregnant. The miscarriage happened before an ultrasound could have shown a gestational sac.

When the pregnancy develops to the point that ultrasound could confirm the existence of the pregnancy, the term becomes clinical pregnancy. Thus, a chemical pregnancy would be a miscarriage before the fifth week of gestation -- or within about week after your missed menstrual period.

Like I said, many women will experience it in their lifetime but would think it's just a late period or skipped cycle. It's only when we test at 9, 10, 11 DPO and get positive results only to be disappointed later that we notice it.

toopicky429
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 11:01 AM
A chemical pregnancy is a pregnancy that was only confirmed by chemical means before a miscarriage (urine or blood test). So usually it's a loss that happens before 6 weeks.
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bbyB10
by Member on Mar. 8, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Oh ok
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Jacksmommy30
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 11:49 AM
My sweet you should read the TTC Primer and Getting Started they are posts in this forum it will help you understand what's going on GL
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