Anyone know anything about Beta Numbers?

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Anyone know anything about Beta Numbers?
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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 2:49pm

I had a miscarriage in May and became pregnant again in July. I didn't have any bloodwork last time, but this time my OBGYN is being a bit more proactive. I had the first draw the day my period was due. I got a positive pregnancy test 4 days earlier. It was at 164.

R
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Registered: 07-11-2009
Wed, 09-01-2010 - 3:56pm

Those numbers sound really good, I must say.

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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 7:17pm

I agree with the pp...your numbers are great!

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Registered: 12-08-2009
Wed, 09-01-2010 - 9:42pm

Beebes - yes, those are definitely excellent HCG numbers. It doubled in less than 48 hours, which is exactly what you want. There is a large range of "normal" at 4-5 weeks pregnant, so beta numbers alone wont tell you whether or not you're having twins again - like another person said, only a U/S can tell you that for sure.

I know just what you mean about wanting some reassurance by feeling sick and nauseous. I hope all goes well with your pregnancy!



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Registered: 01-08-2006
Wed, 09-01-2010 - 9:52pm

Hello,


I've done IVF for all three of my pregnancies, so I am quite familiar (sadly) with beta numbers. Those look great to me for where you are. They don't scream twins to me, but you really never know. They are on the high side---but so were mine with both this pregnancy and my last pregnancy and both were singletons. The nurse at my RE's says that she saw a woman a few weeks ago with a beta of 100 at 17dpo, which is quite low for then, and she ended up having twins. She said you just really don't know until the ultrasound.

Rebecca


2005 5 IUIs + stims---all BFN
4/06 IVF #1 BFN
8/06 FET #1 BFP. Boy/girl twins born big and healthy 4/07
1/10 IVF #2. BFP.

Rebecca


2005 5 IUIs + stims---all BFN
4/06 IVF #1 BFN
8/06 FET #1 BFP. Boy/girl twins 4/07
1/10 IVF #2. BFP. Lost baby 4/10 at 11 weeks.
7/10 IVF #3 . BFP. Baby #3 due 4/8/11.