Friday, November 20, 2009


I had another hormone level check today.

Estrogen: 1442 (nice rise from 903)
Progesterone: 17.14 (highest level to date)

CCRM is weaning me again, yeah!!! They are completely taking me off the Estrace. They are also decreasing my Endometrin from 3x/day to 2x/day. So that means I'm now down to 2 vaginal suppositories a day instead of 4. I cannot tell you how happy I am about that! I'm to remain on 3 estrogen patches every other day. I go for another level check Monday.

I also had an OB panel done today which required 6 vials of blood. Anyone have any idea what this tests for?


  1. Hey sweetie

    Sorry I can't tell you what the blood draw was for. At least they are being very thorough!

    I'm so pleased to hear that you are being weaned. Another milestone in the journey towards your lucky baby.

  2. If rising hormone levels aren't a good sign, I don't know what is!
    When they did my initial bloodwork at the OB, it was routine stuff that repeated a lot of what I'd had to do for the RE. CBC (check hemoglobin), Group and Screen (figure out blood type, rule out antibodies), Hep B, Hep C, HIV. Not sure what else they threw in there at this stage - might have been baseline electrolytes and creatinine too?
    Yay for fewer vag tabs! I can't believe I'm still on them at 25 weeks. And if I have my way, I'll be on them till 35. :)

  3. Yay for weaning - and when your levels are so high. A great sign that Seven is starting to crank out his/her own hormones. No idea what 6 vials of blood are for - but I'm sure it is standard testing.

  4. Another yay for weaning! Isn't it weird that your E2 is higher during your IVF cycle? You can tell where my mind is!

  5. Yep, rising levels is a VERY good indicator that your placenta is gearing up to completely take over SOON!

    As far as the Pre-natal bloodwork goes.....these are the basics:

    - A complete blood cell count (CBC).
    - Blood typing and screening for Rh antibodies.
    - Test for syphilis, hepatitis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
    - Test for evidence of previous exposure to chickenpox, measles, mumps, or German measles.
    - Test for cystic fibrosis
    - Test for sickle cell trait or disease because they're at higher risk for having sickle-cell anemia, if you are from African or Mediterranean origin.

    And there are odds & ends others that some OB's check for and others don't

  6. Yay weaning off the meds! I definitely didn't miss the messy suppositories nor the itchy (I had an allergic reaction) patches! And yes, the black stuff eventually does come off so keep at it!


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