Pregnant?!

So I know you are not suppose to tell people that you are pregnant until you are about 12 weeks but I figured it would be okay to talk about it on here. So yesterday morning I took an at-home pregnancy test and it was positive. Yesterday evening I had my blood taken to verify I am pregnant and this morning they called to let me know that I had low levels of HCG and they want me to retest in a few days.

Has anyone else had this experience? I read up on google (aka scare the crap out of you search engine) that my levels need to double to mean I am 100% pregnant. Is there a chance that my levels will not double and this is a false positive? Ugh... I would be so bummed.

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4Pam OttoFairmont, West Virginia
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    02/01/14
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    02/01/14
    4Pam Otto
    I tried one more last night (positive) and one more this morning (positive). My husband says he knows there is a baby in my belly!
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      02/01/14
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      02/01/14
      4Pam Otto
      I can not remember when my last period was... I am assuming either the end of december or beginning of Jan.
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        02/01/14
        Tessa
        Maybe your just early on. Keep us posted. Hugs
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          4Katie
          Congrats on your positive pregnancy test!

          There is such a large range of what is considered normal for HCG hormone in the blood in early pregnancy. One level is not enough to know what is going on that is why your doctor will retest in a few days to see if your level doubled. For your pregnancy to be viable your doctor is going to be looking for your levels to double and keep doubling. If your number do not double, only increase slightly, or decrease it is a sign of possible miscarriage, chemical pregnancy, blighted ovum, etc.

          Just take care of yourself, take your prenatal vitamins, drink water and eat well. Try your best not to stress out. You are pregnant and hopefully it is a healthy pregnancy and your numbers will double. Good luck and congrats!
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            02/02/14
            4Pam Otto
            Sadly I had to leave the state because my dad was having some medical troubles... therefore I am not able to test tomorrow with my doctor. I am wondering if I can just walk in to one of those quick med places and ask them to check... i'm inpatient :)
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              02/06/14
              4Pam Otto
              Good news I got the final results and the numbers did double!!! I am pregnant!!
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                02/06/14
                4Pam Otto
                I would take the increase as good news! Good luck and I hope everything works out my prayers will be with you!
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                Current: Fairmont, West Virginia
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                I am a 30 year old mom of to 4 amazing children. I have 2 beautiful step-daughters, a son, and a daughter! I also am a wife of an amazing man who I could not thank God enough for!