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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Numbers Game!

This post was written on May 30, 2008.

When I first found out I was pregnant with the twins, verification came by way of a blood test which indicated my hormone levels. When a very pleased doctor told me that, one day past week 4 of pregnancy, my levels were at 900. I had no idea what that meant. Later I learned that a singleton pregnancy, at week 4, would have levels lingering around 300. It does not take a math genius to realize the numbers were indicative of multiples.
Here we are week 7 of this pregnancy and once again the verification of my levels came by way of phone. Once again, a very pleased doctor informed me my numbers were fantastic! When I had seen him at the office, just after taking blood but before the results, he mentioned the numbers 8000-9000. When he called, he said my levels were at 26000!! I admit it, I got panicked. I know very little about these numbers but basic math told me that was nearly triple the numbers he had mentioned and my first thought was "Twins Again!" I know how unlikely that is, and I know that there is no reason to suspect, but when all you know is twins you can't help but wonder. The doc reassured me the numbers were perfect for one baby at about 7 weeks. Of course, I will await the ultrasound, on Tuesday, for the final verification that there is only one baby in utero!

1 comment:

Aya said...

People should read this.