All about chemical pregnancies

A chemical pregnancy is the clinical term used for a very early miscarriage. In many cases, the positive pregnancy test was achieved before your period was due but a miscarriage occured before a sac or heartbeat was able to be seen on an ultrasound.

Chemical pregnancies are unfortunately very common. 50 to 60% of first pregnancies end in miscarriage very early in pregnancy. Many occur without the woman even knowing that she was pregnant, but this is not always the case.

What causes a chemical pregnancy?

Most chemical pregnancies are due to chromosomal problems in the developing fetus. Other possible causes are inadequate uterine lining, uterine abnormalities both congenital or acquired like fibroids, low hormone levels, luteal phase defect, possible immunological causes or certain infections.

How can I prevent chemical pregnancies?

Most chemical pregnancies can not be prevented. If you have recurring chemical pregnancies, your doctor should be able to investigate and help you formulate a treatment which is best for you. Potential treatments include vitamin B6 (at least 50mg a day), progesterone cream or supplementation, estrogen supplementation, immunological treatments, and baby asprin. Be sure to discuss potential testing and treatment with your doctor.

How should I feel about having a chemical pregnancy?

After having a chemical pregnancy many women are surprised by how sad they feel, even though they only knew of the pregnancy for a few days or a week.  However, experiencing these feelings of deep grief is completely normal.  While you may not experience the same physical symptoms of a later miscarriage, you are still mourning the loss of the dream of that baby.  When you saw those lines on the pregnancy test you thought, “I’m pregnant!!” and began to connect with your baby, even if it was taken away from you so quickly.  Do not be ashamed or embarrassed about your feelings.  Allow yourself to experience and sort through your grief as you need to.

How long do I have to wait to try again after a chemical pregnancy?

Different doctors will tell you different things, but generally they advise that you wait one full cycle (until after your next, regular period) to try again.  We didn’t wait after our first chemical pregnancy and I ended up getting pregnant again before my next period came, and that pregnancy was successful.  HOWEVER, after my 2nd chemical pregnancy, we decided not to wait because of what happened the first time, and I ended up having my 3rd chemical pregnancy.  So, I would recommend that you follow your doctor’s advice.  I can’t tell you how often I beat myself up and wonder if I caused the 3rd loss by not waiting.

Will I be able to have a healthy pregnancy after a chemical pregnancy?

While there are no guarantees, the good news is that the vast majority of women go on to have healthy pregnancies following a chemical pregnancy.  My first pregnancy was a chemical pregnancy, and then I immediately became pregnant again and gave birth to my son.  My bigger troubles have begun while trying to have a second child, but I did go on to have one healthy child after my first chemical pregnancy.


131 thoughts on “All about chemical pregnancies

  1. Jennifer says:

    Hello, I have a question about what I am experiencing now, actually I have been going through it for about a month and a half. My last period was on May 25th. I had sex 11 days before my period was due, so since it was due on June 25th, (my periods are ALWAYS regular. Either early or on time. Never late) I had sex June 15th. Anyway, I missed my period last month. On June 28th, I started spotting. I know it was spotting because I have a baby already & I spotted when I was pregnant with him so I know what it looks like. I spotted for about 3 days. After that, no more bleeding. I took 2 pregnancy tests, both came up a faint positive. I wasn’t really sure if it was a faint line, but I showed my mom & she seen it as well. I went to the doctor’s few days after that, they did a pregnancy test on me, urine & blood test, & both came up negative. They said I COULD have had a chemical pregnancy, but they weren’t sure. I was mad that they had no real answers to give me, and couldn’t explain anything the correct way. Now, July 25th, I still didn’t get my period. I have all of the symptoms of pregnancy, I know what they are because like I said I’ve been pregnant before. WHAT is going on?? Can someone help me and maybe tell me your opinion on what you think is happening to me? Please email me to let me is Thank you soo much!

  2. Angel says:

    I don’t understand any of this. I think I’m having a chemical pregnancy right now! My last period was the 1st I ovulated the 12 tested the 20th and the 21 st both faint positives tested after that and nothing but got sick twice on the 25th and then today which is the 27th I started but this feels way different than a period. And it feels way more painful than a normal period. Been off birth control for two months now! Please tell me what’s going on and how possiable is it that this will happen every time my future husband and I try to conceive? This is hurting both or us… He felt like something is Wong with him and now it’s starting to make me feel that way about myself. 😦 any suggestions would be great. Thank you!

  3. Angel says:

    Thank you for your responce! Should I test again? This is not a normal period. I feel very nasouse, I have never felt that way on my period ever. I feel like I hav the flu. I have no real idea what my normal periods are after being off birth control. I have been on birth control since 16!

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Have you been to the OB? If you aren’t getting any lines on a pregnancy test anymore then chances are your HCG levels will be very low or back to 0, but if you want you can have the OB do a blood test to find out for sure. I was on birth control for over 15 years as well.

  4. Angel says:

    No I have not been! I will be soon! Ill tell my dr. About this! 😉 thank you again! 🙂

  5. Rachel says:

    Hi, I’ve been on your blog a bit over the past few months. I have a 25 month old son and have had 3 chemical pregnancies in the past 7 months. I am 34 years old and went to a RE for the first time today. I am devastated. My OB said that all my bloodwork and tests looked fine, but the RE said that my eggs are more like a 40 year old than a 34 year old. My AFC is 8 and my AMH is .94. I told him that I wanted the least invasive thing possible and he basically only suggested IVF or IUI. I told him that I was really hoping that he would prescribe me baby aspirin and progesterone and he said that there was nothing that he could put me on to help me. I like to do everything very natural and we don’t have money for those things. Have you come across anything like this before? I think that we need to get a second opinion. Thank you for providing some information on a very obscure topic.

    • rowanthefrog says:


      I’m so sorry to hear what you have been going through. Its so tough. Have you considered seeing a different RE? I think REs are very quick to jump to IUI/ gives them the most control and they know they have a good success rate with it, but its just not for everyone and its a pretty extreme measure. I saw 3 different REs before I found one that would examine MY history and listen to me, not lump me in a box and shove the easiest protocol for them down my throat.

      Did you see the protocol that worked for me? It required a few pills and a few shots but all in all it didn’t cost too much and my second son is proof that it worked.

      I agree you should get a second opinion. Best of luck, please keep us posted.


  6. mel says:

    I’m going through my second chemical pregnancy as I write this..I’m 11dpo had positive hpts now a negative. Have had successful pregnancys before and I felt so hopeful this time round now i feel so defeated, it sucks I feel like giving up.

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Don’t give up. I’m so so sorry. It just sucks. I hope you find some answers and some hope here. Keep us posted!

  7. Rachel says:

    Thought I’d follow up from my last comment. After my awful visit with the first RE, I found a second RE that was willing to help me. AND he did my tests and found out that my AFC was actually 17, not the 8 that the other dr. said.

    I tried one round of drugs and they didn’t work (femara, hcg, then progesterone). The next cycle I did an HSG to see if there was anything wrong with my tubes. Well, the HSG cleared me out (there wasn’t anything wrong) and I got pregnant that cycle. I am now 17 weeks pregnant!

    I wanted to share my story, because I understand the pain that everyone who comes to this blog is in. I hope that you don’t have to go through another chemical pregnancy before you are successfully pregnant!

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Congratulations Rachel! I’m so glad to hear that you are successfully pregnant and that things are progressing well for you. Thank you so much for the update!

    • jessie says:

      Thank you for the update, you just gave me hope this is my second chemical pregnancy and I just felt like giving up.

      Thank you

      • rowanthefrog says:


        Don’t give up…never give up. It will be ok. Big hugs to you and I hope your next pregnancy brings a baby into your arms!


    • fyd says:

      RACHEL I really need to ask you a few questions about this….Hope I can’t find you!

  8. Tiff says:

    Just had my second chemical pregnancy miscarriage. My first was 2 years ago exactly. The following month (may) we conceived our second child who is now 15 months. I went to my mid wife today and she told me to wait one full cycle before trying to conceive. (This pregnancy was unplanned but welcomed). I’m very emotional and unsure if I want to wait. I hadn’t realized how much I wanted another baby until today when I lost this one.
    But I’m nervous as well. Ugh

    • rowanthefrog says:

      I’m so sorry for your losses. Its so hard, even if you weren’t planning on it. In my honest opinion, I would wait one cycle. I didn’t wait one time, and I got successfully pregnant and that was awesome. But the next time I didn’t wait and I miscarried again. A part of me blames myself for that third loss, I wonder if I had waited if things would have turned out differently. Of course you can’t go back, but the guilt of that has eaten at me.

      Hang in there, hope your most recent loss was your last and you are successfully pregnant soon.


  9. crystal says:

    Hi. I am now going thru my 3rd chemical preg in the passed year and I am so sad. I have a daughter who will be 3 in october but we want more children. I understand 1 happening and I was still hopeful but now after 2 more, I am losing all hope and really I am afraid to try again. I dont want to go thru this pain yet another time. Just needed someone that is familiar with this to talk to. Others mean well but they just dont know.

    • rowanthefrog says:


      I’m so sorry to hear of your losses. I can definitely relate to what you are feeling. Have you had any tests run? Your OB can order the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss panel. Its just a blood test that tests for a variety of issues and it may be a starting point for you. You might want to ask about that. Please keep me posted on your progress!


    • fyd says:

      I’ve been through the same…

  10. Jennifer says:

    I too am experiencing a chemical pregnancy right now and can understand the emotional pain you have experienced. I was 5 days late so tested & got a bfp on 17dpo & again on 18dpo. I was so happy! The next day (yesterday) I started feeling crampy & took another hpt (as I wanted to see it turn positive one more time!) and it was a very faint positive. I instantly knew something was wrong. By that afternoon I started bleeding & felt devastated. I am 34 & dh is 33. We have a 8yr old dd (that we conceived on the first try btw) but would like to give her a sibling! I lost a pregnancy in march at 13weeks & have been ttc since. It has been so hard & I feel myself getting more depressed each month that I don’t succeed. I don’t feel like I have much time. There will already be a huge age gap between my dd & a new baby. The worst part is I’m a labor & delivery RN so I get to see women deliver healthy babies every day that weren’t even ttc and sometimes act as if they could care less about their new baby. Its so hard not to ask “what am I doing wrong? Why is this happening again? And most importantly “When will it be my turn?” Ive heard that you have good odds of conceiving after a loss so im hoping this next cycle will be the one! I would like to wish anyone reading this the best of luck in your journey of ttc.

    • rowanthefrog says:


      I’m so sorry for your losses. It is exceptionally frustrating and I’m sure its compounded by being around pregnant women all day long. I remember being in the gym after one of my losses and there was a pregnant woman exercising. I swear I was shooting daggers at her with my eyes I was so upset and jealous. And then I felt like a horrible person because how can you just hate someone for being pregnant? But I did and I hated feeling like that but I did. I had to remind myself that I have no idea what she went through to get pregnant. But I totally understand how upsetting and frustrating it is to be around someone who wasn’t even trying, when you want it so badly. Anyway, I understand and I’m so sorry. I hope your next cycle is it for you. Please keep us posted!


    • Cass says:

      I have had 3 miscarriages now and also work as a midwife very hard going to work surrounded by new babies and families- I have 2 gorgeous children no problems then 1 miscarriage needing d&c and 2chemical pregnancies the last really upset both my partner and I. My plans is to see OB and wait 1 cycle then if no explanation keep trying – I just don’t want it to consume us and me to miss and appreciate my husband and beautiful children i do have around me

      • rowanthefrog says:

        I’m so sorry for your losses and I can’t imagine how tough it must be to be around pregnant women all the time. Dont be afraid to ask for some tests and push for answers if needed.


  11. Missy S says:

    I am just going through a chemical pregnancy as we speak.. I already have a healthy child and feel thankful, but this was my first pregnancy with my new partner. even though we only found out a few days ago cant believe how sad and a failure i feel.. even though i know this is common i am still in disbelief over why this has happened this time.. I cant help worrying it is to do with having no periods on cerazette for the last year. We also didn’t wait for a full cycle to try after coming off cerazette? Think best to await a full cycle this time around and hopefully can be successful next time. Wish you all well…

    • rowanthefrog says:

      I’m so sorry for your loss. It is shockingly difficult to go through, even though you have only known for a few days. I think waiting a full cycle would be a good idea. I hope your next pregnancy brings a healthy baby into your arms!


  12. S.W.C. says:

    I am 36 years old and experienced my first pregnacy last month. It came as a shock to me because I honestly thought I would never conceive. I have hypothyroidism, a small pituitary tumor (which causes high prolactin levels), as of late a very short menstrual cycle (21-23 days) and my age is more against me than for me. Anyway I had breakthrough bleeding a week after my mense, it stopped and then a few days later I spotted again. I called my ob/gyn for an emergency appointment thinking the worst. I’d had an ovarian cyst fir o Ed 5 months that refused to go away and was coming off of a month of fasting (Ramadan) in which I had really messed up on my medication for my thyroid and small adenoma.

    The doctor checked me for cancer (due to the cyst), my hormone levels (due to meds mishap) and for pregnancy (she stated my uterus was enlarged)… Oh yeah I forgot I have reoccurring fibroid tumors, hence my uterus is always enlarged. Either way a day after my appointment I got what I thought was my menses. I was in Walmart with my husband and begin to bleed heavily which is quite unusual for the first day of my cycle. I wasn’t in any real pain so I just went home and basically roughed it out. It was the weekend so my doctor’s office wasn’t open and I wasn’t quite sure it was an emergency (I mean I have had my menses for over 27 years regularly, it really was no surprise it came).. That Monday I received a call from my doctor staying my hormones were fine, the test for cancer was negative but my HCG levels were 137 which made my pregnancy test positive. I explained to her what occurred over the weekend and she plainly stated I experienced a miscarriage. She had me take another blood pregnacy test which came back negative and confirmed my chemical pregnacy. I am now 4 days late for my menses which comes anywhere from 21-23 days.. This is day 27… I have all the PMS which are also early pregnancy symptoms. I am thoroughly confused and basically scared to know if I am pregnant again or if my cycle is still recovering from the chemical pregnancy. Some may look at a miscarriage as a curse but I choose to see it as a blessing. I never thought I would experience the miracle of creating a life.. Even if only for a short span of time. Now I question, can this miracle occur again?

    • rowanthefrog says:


      Thank you for posting and you have dealt with so much! It’s normal for your period to be a little late after a chemical pregnancy, so I wouldn’t worry too much. Your cycle probably is recovering from the miscarriage. Of course it’s impossible to predict the future, but if you got pregnant once I would say it could certainly happen again. I hope it does if that’s what you desire. Please keep us posted!


  13. E.J.T says:

    I am 32 yearls old, and currently going through my 6th chemical pregnancy, within 2.5 years! Before any of these, I successfully, with no trouble at all had my daughter. Now it seems a new baby doesn’t want to stick. I am with a specialist who has run all sorts of tests (that have come back clear by the way) and have been on baby aspirin, progesterone and clomid. I have jsut started taking Vitamin B complex. I’m starting to loose hope that another baby will join us 😦 any ideas would greatly help me.

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Hi Emma,

      So sorry to hear what you have been going through 😦 It’s so difficult. You sound very much like me. Did you see this post? This is what ultimately worked for me and helped me get pregnant with my second son and my current pregnancy. Maybe worth discussing with your doctor. Hope that helps, please keep us posted!


      • Shannon says:

        Hi, I am 34 years old, have a 17 month daughter, and have been TTC since I stopped breastfeeding 8 months ago. In that time, I have had 5 chemical pregnancies. How important is it to wait btween them to try again? I had a few cps before my daughter nd the Dr recommended baby aspirin and dhea to thicken lining/ improve egg quality. Have you herd of dhea? It worked…three months after taking it I got pregnant. I’m anxious to show the Dr the list of stuff you tried and were successful. How many cp’s did you have before conceiving? How is it going with #3? Sorry for all the questions…it is SO GOOD to know there are success stories out there. And…that we’re not alone 🙂 Thank you!!


      • rowanthefrog says:


        Congratulations on your successful pregnancy! I have heard of DHEA but not as something to assist with pregnancy. I’m going to look it up! I got successfully pregnant with my oldest son immediately after a CP, no period in between. But I also have had a CP, got pregnant again right away and then had another one. I’ve always blamed myself for that 3rd loss, wondering if I had waited if there would have been a different outcome. So I would recommend waiting at least one cycle after a CP, if for no other reason than saving yourself some heartache a personal guilt.

        I had one CP before conceiving my oldest son, 3 CPs before conceiving my 2nd son and 1 m/c at 7.5 weeks before conceiving my third son. I just started my third trimester with this pregnancy and I’m incredibly relieved that this will be my last pregnancy ever and I won’t ever have to go through the anxiety and stress of early pregnancy again!!

        Thanks for your comments and congrats again! Thanks for sharing your success!


  14. Ashley says:

    Hello – I am so pleased to have found your blog. I have experienced chemical pregnancy before I had my second son. 2 actually. My period both times was a day late and then came (after getting positives). Now, I’m going through an odd situation. I had a Positive at 16DPO… subsequent tests came out negative. My period is now a week late. It seems as though the ”chemical pregnancy rejection’ seem to occur rather rapidly. If the ovum doesn’t stick, the body rejects a day or two afteror so it seems. So – if my ovum wasn’t sticky enough to give me another positive test, what’s happening here… I haven’t tested in a few days, simply because I do not want to spend money on disappointment.

    I do not have health insurance but I do have a doula and a midwife. My midwife is telling me to keep hope and come in next week for another test. I’m so confused.

    Congratulations on all of your success – and baby dust to the women above me! Thank you for such a touching and hopeful blog!

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Hi Ashley,

      I’m so sorry to hear of your losses. I’ve had the quick positive turn negative situation as well. I’m honestly not really sure what to tell you. Usually your period will show up once your HCG levels get lower and approach zero. Hopefully you have gotten your period by now. If not, I’d probably wait another few weeks and if nothing happens still then I’d head to the doctor to have some hormone levels drawn. They may be able to give you something to make your period start.

      So sorry, please keep us posted!


  15. Marii says:

    I have pcos and its been 5yrs that my period comes every month and at lease missed one period a year but I have been trying to get pregnant. Just a few weeks ago I have been feeling very weak and throwing up with up set stomach and I had strong pain and had a discharge very strange it looked like a chemical pregnancy miscarriage but I’m not sure so I looked it up and it look like a chemical miscarriage. Can you please help me find out if I did have a miscarriage. If so I just lost 2babys

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Hi Marii,

      I’m so sorry for what you have been going through. Did you get a positive pregnancy test? It’s tough to say whether or not you had a miscarriage unless you knew, for sure, that you were pregnant. I apologize for taking some time to respond, but the best way to know is to get a blood test from your doctor, but it might be too late. I hope that everything is ok.


  16. Jessica H says:

    I’m going through a similar situation, but I’m not sure I completely agree with my OBGYN. I had my period Jan 17-23rd. Just yesterday (7 days after my period ended) I started getting menstrual-like cramps after I woke up, and later that day I started bleeding again. I had a mucousy-white discharge with blood in it. I don’t know what prompted me to do it, but I took a HPT (Clear Blue Digital) and it said pregnant. I was not expecting this because we’ve been taking ovulation tests every day for 2 months with no sign of ovulating. I took another test this morning, and it showed not pregnant.

    I went in to my OBGYN clinic and the doctor didn’t even examine me…she just blurted that she firmly belives I had a chemical pregnancy. She did have blood drawn for a beta test, which I won’t get back until Monday, but I left with a very empty feeling. When things of this nature happen, do they not examine you or schedule an U/S?


    • rowanthefrog says:

      Hi Jessica,

      I’m sorry for what you have been through. Unfortunately it does sound like a chemical pregnancy. Generally you wouldn’t see anything on a ultrasound until you are at least 5-6 weeks pregnant, and if you are already getting a negative pregnancy test then it does sound like a chemical pregnancy. I’m sure you have gotten your blood test results back at this point so you know what happened. I’m so sorry….I hope that is your first and last experience with a chemical pregnancy and that your next one brings a healthy baby into your arms.


  17. Nicole says:

    I have had two after a tubal reversal. Is it possible that you can still have a healthy pregnancy after so many?

    • rowanthefrog says:


      I have had 3 healthy pregnancies in the midst of 4 chemical pregnancies and 1 miscarriage at 7 weeks. So yes, it is possible. I’m so sorry for what you are going through. Have you seen a doctor or specialist?


  18. Kayla H says:

    My name is Kayla and 3 months ago I had a miscarriage (chemical) and since then I haven’t had a period. I’ve had 1 positive pregnancy test out of like 4 and that was a month ago. I’m so confused! What do ya all think?

    • rowanthefrog says:

      It’s normal for your cycle to be a little crazy after a miscarriage. Hopefully your period has returned, but if not, then I would call your doc if you don’t get your period for 60 days after the miscarriage. I’m so sorry for your loss.


  19. Summer says:

    Hi I’m about 2 almost 3 weeks pregnant or was and I wen to the hospital having abdominal pain and they said I might have an ectopic pregnancy and said to follow up with my obgyn and sent me home. The next day I had worse pain and did test and a vaginal ultrasound and said I’m chemically not pregnant anymore is it possible to tell at 2-3weeks if being pregnant?

    • Summer says:

      Sorry I ment is it possible to tell that early If I had a chemical pregnancy?

      • rowanthefrog says:


        Yes, a chemical pregnancy is a pregnancy that terminates before you see anything on an ultrasound, typically before 5.5 weeks (or 3.5 weeks if counting from ovulation.)


    • rowanthefrog says:


      I’m sorry for your confusion. It sounds like they did a beta HCG test and if that number was under 6, then yes you would not be considered pregnant any longer. I’m so sorry.

  20. harmany says:

    I had a miscarriage in Oct 2013 andhave had a period in Nov Dec jan and feb that has lasted for about 2-3 days and now I haven’t had a period for march and the last time I had sex was dec 23 2013 I took a test a few days ago and was negative I am so confused!!!!!! Is this normal

    • rowanthefrog says:


      Sometimes cycles get long and weird. Are you charting? Do you know if you ovulated or when? Its possible you are having an unusually long cycle or you didn’t ovulate. Apparently you don’t one cycle in 12. I would highly recommend that you check out If you don’t get your period for 60 days then call your doctor.


  21. casey says:

    Im even more confused now. I started spotting for a day so I took a test which was negative so I kept taking tests every other day after that. I got positives on most of them. I went to the doctor and she did a urine test which was negative so she said I had a chemical pregnancy. I still HAVENT STARTED. Completely missed my period for the month of march. If it was chemical, wouldn’t I get my period?

    • rowanthefrog says:


      Usually urine tests at the doctor are less sensitive than FRER or other HPTs…odd but true. Has she run your beta HCG (blood test?) You won’t get a period until your HCG gets close to 0. I would think you would be pretty close if you are getting negative HPTs. If you haven’t already gotten your period you might want to ask for some bloodwork. Your OB can also prescribe some birth control pills to re-regulate your cycle and bring your period back.


  22. Jessie says:

    Thank you very much I will keep you posted

  23. Ava says:

    I have had three chemical pregnancies over the past twelve months, the experience was frustrating and heart breaking every time. For me it was a faint HPT, followed by low HCG levels, and spotting then the mother of all ‘period’ or loss. Now I feel quite depressed and not at all hopeful of a healthy pregnancy. Given my age (43), depsite having three healthy pregnancies in my first marriage, I know that the odds are somewhat stacked against me.

    I hope all of you experiencing the same have a good support network.

  24. if had chemical pregnancy would i ever be able to have a baby

    • how long should i wait to try again i just found out yesterday someone plz help me

    • rowanthefrog says:


      I’m so sorry for your loss. Most people who have chemical pregnancies go on to have healthy pregnancies. I had 4 chemical pregnancies and a miscarriage but I have 3 healthy sons. I would wait one cycle and then try again (have one period.)

      Best of luck to you.


  25. Sahron Ellis says:

    My daughter went through her 2nd round of IVF and this time they told her she has a chemical pregnancy and will lose it. They are out of money and she only had two tries. Does anyone know where else she can go to try again. She lives in Maryland. She is totally devastated.

    • rowanthefrog says:


      I’m so sorry for your daughter’s loss and yours too. Especially after IVF I can’t imagine how painful it would be. I wish I had some recommendations on places she could go but I don’t know much about IVF. Some places offer financing perhaps? I know its not a great option though. I hope that it works out for her one way or another.


  26. Kaleigh says:

    Hello! I’ve stumbled upon your blog and I’ve skimmed through quickly (searching for answers) as I believe I’ve been going through a similar situation.

    Brief History:
    -Healthy pregnancy and now 2 year old after trying for 2 months – June 2012
    -Miscarried around 8.5w – December 2013
    -Started to “try” again after having two normal periods – March 2014
    -Period was late after trying in March, but never received a positive result that time.
    -Tried in April/May
    -Tried June and received a faint positive – went in for blood draws, low #’s and ended up getting period
    -Tried July and received a faint positive – went in for blood draws, low #’s and ended up getting period
    -Had recurrent miscarriage panel done, everything is normal
    -Had ultrasound done, everything looked good – this was done 3 weeks ago about the time I would have been ovulating and the tech mentioned that it looked like I had ovulated, not sure she was 100% sure, BUT it sounded confident. The thickness of the lining was 5.83MM (is this good or bad for that timeframe???)
    -We tried during that timeframe and sure enough – I received a faint positive last week and ended up getting my period – 4 days late.

    so, on all of these i’ve never made it quite to 5w, but do receive a faint positive AFTER i’m supposed to get my period, before actually getting it.

    I just wanted your input – specifically around the thickness of the lining and where I should go from here. Currently, my OB says “well, we know you can have a healthy pregnancy and delivery and we know that you can get pregnant and these are most likely caused by chromosomal issues” But 3 in a row?

    Thanks for listening – I would love to hear back from you!

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Hi Kaleigh,

      I’m so sorry for your losses and thank you for posting. I think a healthy lining immediately post-ovulation should be a minimum of 6mm (and preferably at least 8-15mm.) Depending on how far you were post-ovulation it could be too thin. I would recommend seeing an RE if you aren’t already. Keep us posted.


  27. Debbie says:

    hi I feel for you all as I feel the same and know what your all going thought. I found out I was pregnant the day my period was due as I had been trying. I started bleeding only light 3 days later went to doctors who sent me for scan which would of been two days later. pain was getting worse and bleeding heavier I went to a&e was examined and was told a lot of bleeding was going on. I had bloods done and my levels were 9 . midwife said I was very early pregnant or miscarriaged. I’ve lost a lot of clots and very scared. I was only 4&1/2 weeks. bleeding is very light now. I’m scared to do another test incase comes back positive as I really don’t want a d&c. feel sick but hoping that is anxiety. midwife have asked me to test in two weeks which is a week now? any advice please? I know I’m not pregnant now as that feeling has gone. thanks

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Hi Debbie,

      I’m sorry for the delayed response to this post. I suspect that by now you know that your pregnancy is now gone and I’m so sorry for your loss. What you have described sounds like a classic chemical pregnancy. I don’t have much advice, I’m just sorry. Take a month off from trying and then try again if you are up for it. I hope your next pregnancy brings a sweet baby into your arms.


  28. jackie says:

    This page was very helpful. I just experienced my first & only miscarriage (that I am aware of) knowing how common this is & knowing we’re able to concieve & im able to carry to full term (20mo rotten little boy at home) makes me feel better. Aunt flow was due 9/4, took hpt 9/11 & was a faint positive. Another 9/12 & 9/13 (9/13 was a morning urine, other two were not) & was surprised when that was also very faint. Went to the womens center for a test on 9/16 which was also very faint the lady said. That didnt seem right to me (my tests were all 3 bright & shiny positives with my son before my missed period) & I was experiencing a lot of cramping but no bleeding. I expressed my fears to her after coming off Mirena in mid June 2014, (cycle started about two weeks later). My hormone levels should have been rising & the tests should have been getting darker. Started bleeding on 9/19 & confirmed miscarriage on 9/20. Ultrasound showed my body is handling it well, no D & C needed, hormone levels are fine (blood hgc was only a 4, which leads me to believe they had been dropping over the past week or so) uterus is at a normal size. My bleeding hasnt been too bad, about what I would experience on my period. My husband gives it 10wks & he’ll have me knocked up again lol (; (he said id be pregnant 8wks after having Mirena removed & he was right on the $$) Im dying to try again ASAP, concieved my son just 2mo after 6yrs of being on the pill. Im sure ill get pregnant again before the end of the year, I just dont want it to be too soon & lose another baby … def can be stressful. I just wanted to share my story, & god bless all of you in your journey to motherhood !

    • rowanthefrog says:


      I’m so sorry for your loss. It sounds like a classic chemical pregnancy. The good news is that most people who have one go on to have a successful pregnancy. I genuinely hope that is the case for you. Please keep us posted.


  29. Indu says:


    I miscarried (CHEMICAL PREGNANCY – SAB)in 6th week(Nov 8 2013)(First pregnancy) and my Medical practitioner asked me to wait for my next periods and then try for baby… but we tried From April 2014 only , every month i used to o pregnancy test before expected date of my periods hoping i’ll get positive result and when i took the home test on 17th Aug 2014 its negative again so i booked DR.appointment to clarify if everything is OK with me.On Aug 21st i had Sore breast so i took pregnancy test again on Aug 22nd… and the result was Positive …we both were happy and this time i tried to change my hospital so i got appointment for 8th week only(Sept 9th 2014) they said my urine test results shows very thin line in hospital(but in home pregnancy test i got thicker may be in early tester they might do something to alert even the HCG is low)so they asked for blood work, 9/9 and 9/11 i went for blood work and on 9/12/2014 they said my HCG is increasing but not up to the expected level(for 8th week and they didn’t tell the counts even when i asked for)so you are going to miss the pregnancy suddenly the whole hospital seems to be dark room for me, its not easy to explain how hard it was,some how my husband managed to ask questions. he asked is it possible to increase HCG counts through injections? and she said its not possible and we asked for ultra sound and she rudely replied you wont see anything but still i’m giving you appointment for Saturday(Sep 13 2014) and i went for ultra sound without any hope… there came a surprise,i saw a heart beat,it was 170 🙂 but the ultra sound person said it looks like 6 weeks(i was 8 weeks) but still its not a problem some will ovulate late ,depends on long cycle. she said everything is perfect in scan. On Sunday i had few spots,very little but only for an hour. On Monday(Sep 15) i got a call from hospital,they said, everything is perfect and your next scan is on Oct 1st 2014.and till that they didn’t gave Dr.appointment and i took NATURE”S MADE PRENATAL and ONE A DAY MULTI-VITAMIN. I asked them for prescribed prenatal they said DR. will check u on Oct1 and she will tell. On Tuesday(SEP 16th) i started to bleed dark RED colour, and immediately i called hospital they gave appointment to meet DR. on the same day afternoon. DR. congratulated me and said good u saw heart beat. and she enquired about bleeding and went for both abdominal and internal ultra sound AND SHE COULDN’T FIND HEART BEAT AND SHE SAID YOU ARE having low HCG, i can understand its second loss for you, im sorry for that. and he asked for DNC and we said let it go like last time. and she asked to collect the fetus in some sample box. immediately after 2 days it passed with very worst pain(bot fetus and sac) i collected and gave to my DR. after 2 weeks i got a call saying the chromosome for both of us normal and everything with the fetus is ok… for further testing they asked me to come after next periods.. after reading your blog i’m getting hope… booked appointment for 30th October 2014, will keep you posted…..

    • rowanthefrog says:


      I’m so sorry for your losses, it is so traumatic to go through and no one should have to do it twice. I hope you had a good appointment and perhaps they are running some blood tests on you now that you have had 2 losses. Please keep us posted on your progress.


  30. Nancy says:

    Hi my name is Nancy and I had a chemical pregnancy I did a pregnancy test and it was positive in the morning and the night I went to the doctor like around two and it said it was negative and then I started bleeding and I am very concerned about it and I don’t know what to do do you have any answers for that

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Hi Nancy,

      I suspect by now you know the answer to your question and I’m sorry I couldn’t reply sooner. I have known of many instances where a doctor’s test isn’t as sensitive as the home pregnancy tests we can buy. Bleeding, while scary, isn’t ALWAYS bad, but it can be. When was your last period? Please update us.


  31. Candace says:

    I am currently experiencing a chemical pregnancy. A few weeks ago my breasts became sore and swollen. I had to go out an buy new bras because I went up a cup size. I started to think maybe this is it! My husband and I have been trying since January this year. We have one healthy 4 year old, but I had one miscarriage when I was 20 at 10 weeks. I’m 35 now. Anyway, I took two pregnancy tests and both came back a very faint positive. The second test was lighter than the first though which seemed strange to me. I was having some cramping and kept feeling like something wasn’t right. My cramping started to become more painful and sharp as the time passed. I noticed some pink blood when I wiped, so I figured I wasn’t pregnant. I put in a tampon and was depressed for the rest of the day. Later that night, the blood became heavier and turned red instead of pink. The cramping became harder as I tried to sleep. This morning I took out my tampon and out came what looks like an egg that didn’t form. It was mucus, bloody and kind of like a gel. I looked up a chemical pregnancy photos and what I had looks exactly like it. I am deeply saddened by this loss and realized this same thing happened to me over the summer. I never tested then, but had the same thing happen. I chalked it up to just having a heavy period and didn’t tell my doctor. We will keep trying, but I just feel incredibly dumfounded that we can’t seem to get pregnant. I took Clomid once so far, but didn’t get any last month because I had back problems. I am in physical therapy right now for it. I guess I don’t need the Clomid to get pregnant. I just want another healthy baby to add to our family.

    • Candace says:

      I want to note that after I passed the chemical pregnancy, the sharp cramping stopped.

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Hi Candace,

      I’m so sorry for your loss. It sounds to me like you were possibly 5-6 weeks pregnant but experienced a miscarriage and you tested as your HCG was already going down. An actual “chemical pregnancy” there is rarely anything that comes out because it doesn’t have a chance to form. That doesn’t make it any less devastating and I’m so sorry that you have gone through this. I would encourage you to share both of your losses with your doctor and push for a Recurrent Pregnancy Loss panel and see what comes up. Please keep us posted.


  32. Nomfundo says:

    Hello… Iv just had a chemical pregnancy, so i need to know that can i try again as soon as iv stopped my bleeding?! We really need a baby hey

    • rowanthefrog says:


      I’m so sorry for your loss. Most medical professionals recommend that you have one period before you try again. In my experience I concur with that advice, even if I haven’t always followed it.


  33. Nancy says:

    Hi name is Nancy and I had to chemicals pregnancy I had one last August 2013 and I also have one this year on October 28 is there way I can get pregnant again advice you could give me

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Hi Nancy,

      I’m so sorry for your losses. Have you had any testing run? There is bloodwork that your OB can ask for called the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss panel. Since you have had 2 losses you can ask if they will do it. It’s a simple lab test and a good starting point. Keep us posted.


  34. felicia says:

    i had a chemical pregnancy that ended on 11/6 and i had sex on 11/11 is it possible to be pregnant again? are you more fertile after a miscarrage even tho it was so early. i was only 4 weeks and 3 days.

    • rowanthefrog says:


      I’m sorry for your loss. Without knowing your actual ovulation dates it’s hard to say, but generally you ovulate about 9-14 days from the start of your period and your fertility window is, at most, 5-6 days before you ovulate. Are you charting your cycle?


  35. mona says:

    I had chemical pregnancy last week. This was my first pregnancy ever 😦
    I came to know that I had cp after reading the blog! My question is, do I need to take ultra sonography to check for complete termination or is it normal to terminate completely naturally? I would like to plan soon and I will wait for one cycle as everyone says. Now my mind is running about complete termination or not? Here they don’t do test without any complications. So please do let me know.

    • rowanthefrog says:

      I’m so sorry for your loss. Chemical pregnancies generally end too early to ever see anything on an ultrasound. I would expect a heavier than normal period. Wait for another period and then you can try again. If it takes you longer than 90 days to have another period then I would see the doctor. I hope that helps.


  36. kristie says:

    Hi I had a positive test on the nov15 spotted a little on nov 17 after that it quit and then on Nov 24 started bleeding went to the er and got a negative test the doctor said I was never pregnant so my question is I took like 15 test that were all positive why would it have done that and then got my period late for December and cramping worse than normal has anyone ever had anything like this happen please help so confused

    • kristie says:

      O yeah and they didn’t do blood work to determine if I was actually pg are not just pt

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Hi Kristie,

      This sounds like a classic chemical pregnancy. You were pregnant. Just because they couldn’t detect it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. I’m so sorry. I know how confusing and upsetting it is. The good news is that most women go on to have healthy pregnancies after a chemical pregnancy. I hope your next pregnancy brings a sweet baby into your arms.


  37. Surbhi J says:

    I am a 33 years old married woman having an 8 year old son. He was born after a cesarean.My husband is 38 years old. We are ttc from 11 months but to no success. Though I suffered 4 chemical pregnancies. I visited an on/gyn after first CP. He couldn’t find any cause in my blood work or scan and prescribed multivitamins, dhea and epo. Then I visited a fertility specialist after my third CP. She tested me for thyroid, infections, prolactin, diabetes, hb and report came up normal except hb level low(9). My ultrasound scan was normal but she added one line lately that endometrial lining appears irregular but I could find her saying it with surity. She prescribed me oosure, methylfolate cobalmin folic acid, vitamin E. But now I am experiencing my 4th chemical pregnancy. I feel quite hopeless and disappointed. Plz advise what are the chances that I can carry on a full term pregnancy with increasing age.

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Hi Surbhi,

      I’m so sorry to hear about your losses. I understand the despair that comes with multiple losses and no answers. I wish I could tell you your chances, 33 years is not old, at all, but I know age starts to be a factor. What exactly did they say was wrong with your endometrial lining? It sounds like you have done all the testing which is good. Did you get your lining checked before ovulation? Please let me know.


      • Surbhi says:

        No, I didn’t. She called me for hysteroscopy to see if any polyps are there. But I couldn’t fix an appointment for that. should I go for it? Is it possible that polyps are there but not visible in trans vaginal scan? what should be the right treatment for me?

      • Surbhi J says:

        I just checked my scan, my endometrial lining was 4.4 mm on cd10. I generally used to have 28 day cycle. But after these chemical pregnancies my cycles changed to 29-30 days.

      • rowanthefrog says:

        4.4mm is pretty thin for day 10, have you asked for estrogen to help build your lining?

  38. Surbhi says:

    No, I didn’t. She called me for hysteroscopy to see if any polyps are there. But I couldn’t fix an appointment for that. should I go for it? Is it possible that polyps are there but not visible in trans vaginal scan? what should be the right treatment for me?

    • rowanthefrog says:

      I’m not familiar with polyps and how to diagnose. What did you end up doing?


    • says:

      I met an accident, was on antibiotics and pain killers for a long period so dropped the idea of ttc for 2-3 months. But then suddenly circumstances changed and brought us to a position of financial insecurity so can’t plan again. I don’t know till when 😦 ?
      I am getting 34 now. Just worried may be my age wont favour me after 8-12 months.

  39. Jesse says:

    Same thing happen to me two months in a row and now I have a 14 day old baby girl .. It happens but don’t lose hope

    • rowanthefrog says:

      Congrats on your sweet baby!! I didn’t lose hope and I have had 2 children since I started this blog. I love hearing success stories. Thanks for sharing1


  40. Leanna says:

    I don’t know a lot about pregnancies but Im pretty sure this happened to me only I’m just now realizing what happened and to tearing me apart. I felt as if I might be pregnant but I didn’t take any tests but I was always lookin up symptoms to the point it looked like I was paranoid, I really believed I was and I was getting excited. My dream is to have kids. About a week after getting this feeling I had some light bleeding so I was wearing a panty liner and when I went to switch it this thing was in my pad. I didn’t know what it was it looked like a piece of me had fell out, I looked up what a early miscarriage would look like and that is exactly what I found. My heart is broken and I’m not even sure if that’s what happened. I’m healthy so i don’t know what would be falling out of me but after doing some research I’m pretty sure I had a chemical pregnancy.

    • rowanthefrog says:


      I’m so sorry for your loss. If you had something fall out it probably had progressed past a chemical pregnancy and you had an early miscarriage. I’m so sorry.


  41. Stephanie says:

    I too experienced a chemical pregnancy this week. It was very strange because my tests got darker not lighter so I was very surprised to start bleeding – I tested Sunday with a faint line, Monday a faint but darker line, Tuesday darker still but a negative digital and then a big fat positive on a digital test Wednesday – I was stoked. My husband and I were so happy to continue growing our family and then Thursday morning I started bleeding. It was crazy because my levels were still going up as of Tuesday to Wednesday to go from neg to pos digital but then there we were losing the pregnancy the very next day. Friday lab work first thing in the morning determined no trace of hcg. It was like in a flash we went from buying our daughter a big sister shirt to just nothing. It’s a very strange thing to feel the need to validate your pregnancy too. I feel like other people in my life are seeing this as a false positive or something disappointing but not a true loss. I’m trying to stay positive by believing if the pregnancy was not healthy then it is better it happened so soon but it’s still so so sad. My dr said no reason we can’t try again next month since my levels are back to normal so quickly. Here’s to hoping for a healthy pregnancy next month.

  42. soniya says:

    hi i had sex with my boyfriend on the 27th of february and my due date of periods was 8th of march. I started getting nausea, vomiting, horrible cramps and headaches and frequent urination(which m still having). Then on the 7th i had spotting and on 8th had brown blood with painful cramps which lasted for 1 and a half day and stopped. after that i had brown blood spotting for two days. can i be chemical pregnancy? cud i have been a week pregnant?

    • rowanthefrog says:


      It’s impossible to know without a positive pregnancy test. So yes, you could have been pregnant. Did you ever take a test?


  43. Hi, I’m 17 years old I’ve been married since November and trying to get pregnant since December. Three days ago I had three positive test but the next day I got two negative so me and my husband decided we needed to go to my Dr. when we got on the road we found out the truck didn’t have breaks. We pulled in at a gas station and ended up hitting a rail hard. I immediately started bleeding bad way worse than my normal period. When I finally made it to the Dr. they did a urine test that came back negative and told me that it was a chemical pregnancy but didn’t explain it. Will I be ok to try again this month?

    • rowanthefrog says:


      I’m so sorry for your loss and the accident. I’m glad you are ok. I know I’m delayed in replying so you probably already tried which is fine. I hope your next pregnancy brings a baby into your arms.


  44. Caren says:

    Had 2m/c’s at 7 weeks at 17 and 18 years old. I went on to have a healthy son when I was 19. At 20 I had a blighted ovum at 12 weeks. At 22 started ttc again. 9 months later my period (which was on time) lasted 3 weeks. Went to hospital, only to find out I had been pregnant. I’m now 41, I have had over 50 documented chemical pregnancies. My doctors have said I have definitely had many more. Just got tired going to doctors. Progesterone suppositories and injections didn’t do much for my uterine linning. I was on cycle day 24 on the day of the 2 endometrial biopies, while on the progesterone. One biop said I was on day 15 and the other was day 18. That’s on the highest amount they could prescribe. Genetic testing came back normal, structure is my uterus is normal. Between all of this I had an ectopic, at 26. I had gotten my period that cycle too. My hcg wasn’t the normal high but for me is was off the charts. I knew it was in my tube but my doc wanted to hold out hope. He said “you ovulated from your right side and your left tube is blocked. It wouldn’t have been able to get into that tube” well, surprise. I was right. It got sucked into my left tube. 5 weeks and 6 days it lasted. Being 41 now, I don’t have much hope. I do not have insurance that covers IVF, anymore. Besides, the progesterone didn’t work. So if you see a teen whom is pregnant, don’t look down on them (everyone did when I was pregnant). It might be her only shot to have a baby. I would just love to have an answer as to why. Why 20 years of so many losses. Not one doctor can even remotely give me an answer.

    • rowanthefrog says:


      I don’t know what else to say other than that I’m sorry. Have you looked into Reproductive Immunology and had your Natural Killer cells tested and DQ-Alpha run??


  45. Cassie says:

    I had a totally healthy pregnancy with my son. Now we’ve been trying to get pregnant for 4 months & I just had a chemical pregnancy. The doctor said wait until my next period then try again. Any suggestions?

    • rowanthefrog says:


      I think your doc’s advice is sound. Generally you don’t need to wait long to try again after a CP, as long as you have a healthy, normal period in between.

      I’m so sorry for your loss.


  46. Caren says:

    Right now I’m taking over the counter progertone oil and royal jelly. I know it’s helping with hormones but as for pregnancy I don’t know but it wouldn’t hurt.

  47. Agnes Buata says:

    I did 3 test and it was posative and then I decided to get it checked in the hospital so they calculated my due date and they told me I’m 5 weeks. After that I started bleeding and having stomach cramps, and then a week later I didn’t experience any pregnancy symptoms so I decided to another test I did two test and it was both negative…I was so devastated..
    Is there any chance that I could be pregnant again…I have been trying for 3 years with one ovary left I just gave up…

  48. Candy says:

    I have been very sick,frequent urination,cramps on both right and left side,sore breast,leaking breast and backache after having chemical pregnancy i am so worried is this whole thing normal?

  49. Christina says:

    Hi everyone. Im very new to this, i had recently went off the bc pill in may of 2015. I had 2 regular periods in june and july. I had what i think was my period on the 8th of august and have been spottin/bleeding since. No breaks inbetween. It is now september 27th 2015. I thought i was having a very irregular period because of the pills, but went to the doctor just incase. On august 25th i did a urine test which came back inconclusive so i just assumed i wasnt pregnant. Then on wednesday, september 16th, 2015, i decided to take a hpt and it read positive. So i went to the dr the following monday to have it confirmed. The dr also said the bleeding was normal for some women. I was weary on the bleeding so i decided to get a second opinion and they gave me urine test and blood work. I wasnt sure how far along i was since i wasnt sure if i was having a period on the 8th of august because it was ongoing. So the first dr said it would be about 5-6 weeks pregnant. Anyway, i got blood work from my second opinion dr and he said unless i was only a couple weeks pregnant the hcg hormones were too low for 7 weeks. It was at 60 and he said it should be around 10,000. So i have an appointment for an ultra sound and blood work tmr to see if the levels doubled. He said if they didnt it meant i wasnt going to have a complete pregnancy. Im very upset but am trying to grasp at straws in hopes that the levels do rise, im just looking to see if anyone had a similar experience as mine weather its good or bad. Im preparing myself for the worst at the moment.

  50. Caren says:

    Do you believe autoimmune disorders can also cause a problem with chemical pregnanices? I had a son at 19, but for 20 years have had nothing but chemical pregnancies. Genetic testing, all fertility testing, you name it I’ve had it. I was diagnosed with lupus and psoriatic arthritis a year after trying for a second. I’m just curious. Thanks.

  51. Button017 says:

    I have had 3 chemical pregnancies in the last year. I am 27, hubby is 37, my ultrasounds have been clear, no septum but have not had my lining measured.
    Hormone levels are fine, and hubbY’s SA was normal. I am just so sad and so scarred I won’t be able to carry to term. I currently take magnesium, extra vit C&D, prenatals, baby aspirin, and do progesterone 100mg twice daily 3 dpo, and have done 2 cycles of clomid.

  52. Krystal says:

    Hi thank you for your post. I just want to know how to calculate the ovulation date after chemical pregnancy? Im having one right now and wanting to try right away after my bleed is over. Any advice? Thanks!

  53. Krystal says:

    Hi, thank you for your posting. I just want to know how to calculate my ovulation date after chemical pregnancy? Im having one right now and wanting to try again right away after the bleed is over. Any advice? Thanks!

  54. Jen says:

    Hi I am glad that it all worked out eventually for you and I pray for your family’s great health.. I myself too had a chemical miscarriage last month.. but my doctor didn’t really tell me what was the problem .. I don’t know if it was my thin uterus lining or not.. Do you think I should ask my doctor to further investigate ? I am now just thinking to try acupuncture with herbal medicines.. I am not sure it will help but I am too scared of trying to conceive again.. And doctor told me to wait one cycle coming and then try again next month..but I am also very inpatient and I just want to try again right now..

  55. alee says:

    heye i took an ecp immediately after i got married that cycle of mine was very heavy a doctor advised me pregnancy test which was weakly positive the in the next cycle i concieved but started spotting so i went to a doctor she did tvs scan which showed a intrautrine gestational sac but latter bleeding got heavy and it ended up in a misscarriage i have been trying for 4 months but it always end up in hopelessness and i m concieving please help me

  56. Ashly says:

    I experienced a chemical pregnancy my last period was April 3rd, my periods are always on time. I’m regular for the most part. I tested a week before my period for May got positive results, tested again just about a week later got negative. I went to the doc, they told me it was a chemical. It’s not may 20, no bleeding, nothing. I was having unprotected sex since. I want to know is it possible I could get pregnant during this time even though I haven’t had any bleeding? Very confused.

  57. Iybi says:

    Please i want to know if Vitamin K can prevent chemical pregnancy?

  58. Jordan says:

    I just had my first chemical pregnancy today when I say it hurts like hell I feel like my whole life is slipping away from me I really wanted this baby and so did my boyfriend I never had a miscarriage before so I’m not understand how this happened to me

    • rowanthefrog says:


      I’m so sorry for your loss and I remember keenly feeling like my soul was leaving my body after my first CP. It’s so so tough. It’s ok to grieve. The good news is that most people go on to have a successful preganncy after a chemical, including me! I was pregnant 4 weeks after my first chemical pregnancy and that little boy is now 8! Hope your next pregnancy brings a beautiful baby into your arms.


  59. Jeanine says:

    Hello, i am currently six week pregnant and terrified!!! I had a chemical pregnancy last month and became pregnant again immediately, now I am scared to death that something will be wrong with the baby. Any word of encouragement, how is your child after the chemical ?

    • rowanthefrog says:

      I have 3 beautiful children after all of my chemical pregnancies. I know the fear. It’s been about 5 weeks since you posted so hopefully everything worked out for you!


  60. Caren says:

    I am hoping for the best for you. All of my chemicals have been like what you are talking about. 3-5 weeks of bleeding and low HCG levels. I got my period the day it was due but the bleed kept on coming. It’s horrible. Again, I wish you the best.

  61. Paula says:

    I have had 2 chemical pregnancies within 6 months of each other. I have a healthy 5 year old me and my husband have been trying for another but unfortunately as you can seen i have had 2 chemical pregnancies. This has really played with my head as i cant under why this has happened again but my doctor is sending me of for some tests to see what they can do

  62. Arya says:

    I’m 18 and I lost my virginity last month. My period was due a week after that but it never came. We didn’t use condoms but I had taken a pill a day before. When my period didn’t come even two weeks later, I took a pregnancy test but I’m not sure if it was invalid or not. There were two EXTREMELY faint lines. So I took another test and it showed a clear negative. So I went on with my life. But I have been noticing weird symptoms that my friends claim look pregnancy-ish. (I had a strong desire to eat peanut butter sandwiches with bbq sauce once) But well, I got my period yesterday except that it’s extremely painful and much heavier than ever before. I don’t understand what’s happening. I SHOULDN’T be pregnant considering the fact I used precaution. I have been ignoring everything because of that negative but after reading the comments above, I’m not so sure anymore… Somebody please explain what’s happening?! Is it even possible to get pregnant after taking a pill? And it’s been a whole MONTH!!! How can it possibly be a chemical pregnancy (if I am pregnant in the first place) Please help me, I’m really scared

  63. Belob says:

    I started spotting on the 26th day of my cycle. I have a 32 days cycle. On the 5th day (31days of my cycle)I visited my doctor and had a urine pregnancy test which was positive but the ultra sound couldn’t show anything. The next day I had my period with a heavy flow for three days. Can someone explain to me what is happening to me?

    • Caren says:

      First things you should have done is a blood test to check your progesterone levels and different times during your cycle. The other test is an endometrial biopsy. It’s a very quick scraping of the lining of the uterus between days 21-24 of your cycle. It to check to see if is is on or near the right cycle day. I’ve had 3. Some I was taking progesterone and some I was no taking anything. All tests were done onday 24. The lining came back saying it was on day 15, 19, and 21. Progesterone helps with thickening the lining. Good luck.

      • Cara11 says:

        A week after my missed period, I had 2 days of moderate bleeding, nothing like my usual periods, no cramping at all. Then, a few days later, I had a brown and sometimes drink or bright red light discharge. I should be at 8 weeks 3 days right now, but all my tests are super faint, slightly and slower getting a bit darker. I’m feeling ALOT of pregnancy symptoms, but very worried that this pregnancy isn’t viable. Any experiences with this or advice?

  64. Cara11 says:

    A week after my missed period, I had 2 days of moderate bleeding, nothing like my usual periods, no cramping at all. Then, a few days later, I had a brown and sometimes drink or bright red light discharge. I should be at 8 weeks 3 days right now, but all my tests are super faint, slightly and slower getting a bit darker. I’m feeling ALOT of pregnancy symptoms, but very worried that this pregnancy isn’t viable. Any experiences with this or advice?

  65. Elly says:

    I have been on Clomid 50 for 2 cycles and end d up with 2 chemical pregnancy, I’m so hesitant to take Clomid again.

  66. juliet says:

    I really need help. I got my last period 17th October and was expecting my period on the 11th of November, although my mc is always within 25-30days. I didn’t do a blood PT until on the 16th of November and it CA. E out positive. We were excited.But I was always having abdominal cramps and some dark brown spots. After 10daysweek it stopped but continued thereafter. I was so worried that on Two occasions I saw that I was spotting and whenever I pee and wipe I see blood. I met up with my Doctor Who said I had a chemical pregnancy. He did a blood test to measure up my hormonal level but I am suppose to get d result today. My immediate problem is my period not coming normally, I only see a dark brown blood stain when I pee and wipe. Pls help me what can I do to have a healthy menstrual flow again.

  67. Rumeysa says:

    Im two years marrried and had 4 chemicals. I have no child and I had genetic test and blood test after to mc. The genetic test is normal. the blood test result is blood coagulation mtfhr a 1298 homozigot and PAI HOMOZIGOT. I went a special doctor she looked hsg and hysterecopy and everything is normal. She said I should try again. And she said me my problem is that my body cant choose healthy embryo so I should have ıvf+ genetic choose( pgd) if it goes on miscarriying. After two months I get pregnant and as always my hcg level dont double increase slowly up to 300 hcg level then blooded. I used clexane 0.4 and crinone jel for progestorone but it didnt help. I am devestated
    Anyone like me in the world having baby? Please what should I do. I am 29 years old.

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