It has been a long two weeks and it seems that we were in India months ago not two and a half weeks ago. We have both been very busy with work and a few much needed wine tastings after work!  We woke up at 5:15 a.m. this morning to check our e-mail for the good news…

We received hopeful news at 3:26 a.m. that Kunti, our surrogate, has a HCG level of 24.1 which means we have a “weak” positive pregnancy.  For a woman to be pregnant her HCG level needs to be between 5 and 100… so we are pregnant!  Kunti will be retested in the next 48 hours, and if the HCG number increases we are moving in the right direction.  The emotional roller coaster to parenthood continues…

Often times many pregnant couples do not share this good news until 12 weeks because so much can happen in the first trimester.  For those of you interested in learning more about HCG levels you can check out the chart below or visit American Pregnancy Association’s website. (The internet is dangerous)

http://americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels.html

Guidelines to HCG levels during pregnancy:

  • 3 weeks LMP: 5 – 50 mIU/ml
  • 4 weeks LMP: 5 – 426 mIU/ml
  • 5 weeks LMP: 18 – 7,340 mIU/ml
  • 6 weeks LMP: 1,080 – 56,500 mIU/ml
  • 7 – 8 weeks LMP: 7, 650 – 229,000 mIU/ml
  • 9 – 12 weeks LMP: 25,700 – 288,000 mIU/ml
  • 13 – 16 weeks LMP: 13,300 – 254,000 mIU/ml
  • 17 – 24 weeks LMP: 4,060 – 165,400 mIU/ml
  • 25 – 40 weeks LMP: 3,640 – 117,000 mIU/ml
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