I have two children and I have had 4 miscarriages :( Anyhow, I am pregnant and twins run in my family (moms side) and at 8 wks I am sorta huge. Well, with my two live births my HCG levels were low but detectable... in this one they aren't there in my urine or blood, but I know when I am pregnant!!! I actually went to the ER a couple weeks ago and the tests came back neg. but they heard a heartbeat, possibly two but the Nurse Practioner was not sure. So I went to my OB today and they did the urine, neg. of course UGH. They didn't even use the doppler for the heartbeat like at the ER... w/e. So I am switching OB's they're really rude anyway :) Also I have been doing some research on pregnancy without HCG... and I came up with on webmd and wikipedia(triple test) without HCG it is an indicator of a few things, and of course miscarriage being one of them but I am not miscarrying I can feel this is a 'strong' pregnancy like with my two children. SO, what I found out with the triple test, without HCG it can mean a multiple pregnancy!!! Just as I thought, I had a feeling and the two heartbeats! I am just so excited, I cannot wait for my OB appt on Thursday! YAY... and I know don't get too excited until it is confirmed... but still at least I found an answer to give me hope, you know? Thanks for letting me share :)
a lil update?
the triple test and w/o hcg can mean multiples and other thimgs... but twins run in my fam, the others don't so guess i am an optimist? look it up, i've spent hours on wiki & webmd.... doppler w both ny childrens heartbeats so no matter how doubtful, it's happened.... i am very small framed and my tummy is flat and evev that helps drs during visits with the fundus,US, doppler, becus the baby is 'right there'. But of course i am not a dr, so don't take my word for it... you're on the internet. do some research. i have been pregnant 7 times now... believe i know and so does my husband, for instance the pica i get everytime. i don't want debate just open minds... dr's mess up, they're people too... i'm goin to a midwife once it is all figured out... fyi i had a heart attack at 22 bcus a dr missed something, i'd be dead had i not went to the hospital a mile away.... so i'm sorry i am a skeptic and trust my body b4 another person/dr's opinion... and i was told i wasn't prego 4x even w the heartbeat due to low hcg... i had lower right side pain and they did an US and finally confirmed my due date w the same one i had b4, that's all. sry 4 the book :)