Pregnancy that does not end with pregnancy… In other words, fertilization has occurred, but the process does not develop and is interrupted in the early stages. So early that many do not even realize that they were pregnant.
70% of pregnancies are biochemical
This is so common that it outnumbers the normal normal pregnancies that end in the birth of babies. According to doctors, 70 out of 100 pregnancies are biochemical, and only 30% of fertilization have their development.
The egg is fertilized, the fetal egg is fixed in the uterus, then something went wrong (fetal abnormalities, hormonal balance, immune disorders), the fetus is rejected, menstruation begins. On time or with a slight delay. For every third woman, it certainly was, and for some several times.
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Although biochemical, it is still pregnant, and is accompanied by an increase in hCG. True, it’s not at all a high indicator: for someone it does not exceed the mark of 5-6 units and is not caught by pregnancy tests. But sometimes it reaches 100 mU / ml and perfectly shows two strips, however, not for long, then the hCG drops sharply, and the tests are negative again. By the way, that is why in gynecological departments of hospitals with suspected biochemical pregnancy, doctors ask the patient to repeat the pregnancy test or donate blood for hCG.
Delay no more than a week
On average, a biochemical pregnancy lasts two weeks: this is the time from fertilization to rejection. Thus, the delay of menstruation is from 3 to 7 days, and menstruation itself can be more intense or painful than usual.
She is, but as if she is not
The uterus is not enlarged, ultrasound does not diagnose pregnancy – nothing is perfect! And this is the main difference between a biochemical pregnancy and a real one.
With a biochemical pregnancy, you will not feel bouts of nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, swelling of the mammary glands, taste preferences, irritability and other signs of pregnancy.
It often happens with IVF
With IVF, biochemical pregnancy is a common drying, and the reason for this is the powerful hormonal support that is assigned to expectant mothers. It can disrupt the hormonal background of a woman and increase the risks of malfunctions.
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Although most women are not aware of their pregnancy, there are those who “caught her,” carefully monitoring their cycle, basal temperature, and other indicators. And, dreaming of a child, these women turned to doctors at the first sign of spontaneous miscarriage. Alas, injections, droppers and other measures do not help maintain a biochemical pregnancy.
She does not require treatment
A biochemical pregnancy is interrupted naturally and does not require medical intervention. Together with complete rejection of the embryo, endometrial rejection occurs, and therefore curettage is also not required.
After a biochemical pregnancy, you can immediately plan a baby
Biochemical pregnancy is not a sign of disease, it is a natural process, and in the next cycle you can plan a new pregnancy.
An exception is IVF – where doctors advise taking a break for two months to restore hormonal balance – as well as a situation where a biochemical pregnancy occurs repeatedly (in this case, an examination of the body is necessary).
Usually pregnancy occurs in the next cycle
It’s a paradox, but in most couples, in the next cycle, after a biochemical cycle, a real pregnancy occurs. Perhaps, after a little “training“, the body will fertilize more easily, but maybe the whole thing is in the mood: the woman understands that she is able to become pregnant and becomes pregnant!
So, biochemical pregnancy is a natural process. Do not despair if this happened to you, a couple of months will pass – and your baby will come to you!