Relax...going up is a great sign and its just a little shy of doubling...i def wouldnt worry yet :)
thanks I am just sick to my stomach right now with fear....tomorrow I will take the next BETA...keeping fingers crossed!!
Drs actually look for beta's to double every 48 to 72 hours. Yours came very close to doubling in 48 hours, and as buggie said are rising nicely. So far things look just fine. I know this is super stressful and worrisome. Try really hard not to focus on the numbers - trust me when I say your Dr. will let you know if there is cause for concern. Congrats on your pregnancy and all the best to you.
Thankyouuuuuuuuuu Adgal!!!...it's just been a rollercoaster ride that hasn't stopped...and I am never relaxed because there is always something...do u know if my numbers tomorrow should be 2200...or the original 3000(if it was supposed to be 1500)...????
You'd be looking for 2200 tomorrow (or slightly lower,since it can take up to 3 days to double). Best of luck!
okay thankyou Heather...hopefully tomorrow I will bring good news...trying to keep my chin up....
Please don't worry if it isn't at 2200. As those hcg levels get higher, the doubling time slows down. Over 1200 the the doubling time does get longer. Eventually those numbers will actually stop rising and even fall a little bit (usually around 7 or 8 weeks).
I know you are worrying. If I may, I would love to give you a bit of advice on that. I used to absolutely obsess over those hcg levels. I actually began diagnosing my own miscarriages (I have had several) based on them. With my son I did that. Based on the doubling time I was completely convinced this was a loss - he is now 2 years old. I drove myself crazy!
Let your Dr. do the diagnosing (and I am saying that out of caring, not in a mean or nasty way). And remember that hcg levels are only one tool used in determining if a pregnancy is viable. Very soon you will be able to have an ultrasound and that is the best diagnostic tool they have. Hang in there honey, and know that as long as those numbers aren't dropping, at this point things are looking good!
oooh Adgal!!...u are soooo right..I have been going to pieces...I never even knew what BETA was before I decided to have an IVF...my doc. has told me that NO MORE BETA till the eco...and that will be in two weeks...but I did want to let u know that the new BETA is the following...
18pt 2995!!!!!!!!!...sounds good??
as we say in italian BASTA BETA!!!(means enough)...for now anyway...
thankyou sooo much for ur comforting words...
yay :) thats def made up for the slow rise in the middle, your at what you would have been in the first place, congratulations :)
THANKYOUUUU....yes isn't that strange!!...almost seems as if the second BETA was a lab mistake...just happy that it's coming along!!!..giving me a lil' peace of mind!!
maybe one little bean was abit slow to start with and then just kicked in, it may have inplanted a day later, you never know :)
Perhaps ur right...I just come to tears when think of how far I've gotten...I really feel blessed...my lil' bean or beans...how cute...I love them already!...hopefully things will work out...I saw some ivf mom's to be have their eco done even at 18pt...is that right??...or is it better to wait for the heartbeat at 7 weeks??
having an early u/s will tell you approx how far along you are, how many are there, if the sacks are normal shape etc, the 7wk one will give you a little more info, they're both just as good as each other, but obviously if you get to see the heartbeat/s at the 7 wk one then thats extra special :)
I just can't wait to see who is in there!...thankyou Stacey nice to have someone that helps u along this journey...
yes I know :) it will be extremely exciting for you, lets hope that everything goes smoothly for you from now on, any more questions just ask and please keep us informed with how your ging, it will be fantastic to hear :)
Just wanted to update...I did my Beta today...
14 pt 722
just nervous and excited at the same time.....:))))
Fantastic news! Things are looking good. Almost ready for that first ultrasound. Is it booked yet? Congrats to you.
thankyou!!!...yes Adgal my first ultrasound will be the 25th of May....one week away!!...the wait is a killer!!
Yay, def cant wait for the u/s results :)
Ohhhhh yes!!!thanks Stacey...I hope all is well...until Friday!!