well, I had my beta done on cd 24.
That makes it a BFP!!! Congrats!
Sounds like they are pulling out all the big stuff for you.I'm familiar with progesterone, Heparin and taking 1 baby aspirin per day, but am not familiar with Estrace...
Generally, betas double every 48 to 72 hours early on. You may get a couple of betas in the next few weeks, but once you're far enough along they'll likely monitor the pregnancy via sonogram.
The beta measures hCG which is the hormone that is created by a pregnancy. It helps sustain the pregnancy by encouraging your body to produce other hormones needed to keep your body receptive and supportive of a pregnancy. Once the hCG reaches high enough level it stops doubling. When the pregnancy is far enough along the placenta takes over to support the pregnancy and it will make the hormones you need.
Wishing you healthy, sticky, doubling pg thoughts!
I knew it!!!!!!!
Oh honey, I am so happy! I know you are still worrying but wow!
The hcg tests are usually only done for IF patients...most women never get them. My RE did the first one and the second one.
Once they doubled and I was about 6.5-7. weeks I had ultrasound #1, then a week later u/s #2.
Then I was released...when you get there, lets talk about it because that part was just as scary.
What did dh say?
Beta's have nothing to do with m/c's...most women don't get them just because they are not usually aware that they are late so early like we are.
RE's do it as a reassurance I think to be honest...part of the way to support the cycle.
Do not take a lot of stock in the beta as long as it is doubling-ish. Sometimes it way more than doubles and sometimes it almost doubles. It really doesn't mean anything about a viable pregnancy unless it went from 186 to 210 in three days...something small I would worry about.
Try to relax this weekend! I know its hard...but enjoy this happiness!!!
Sending you great doubling vibes right now.
You may only get two betas total--just to see if the hCG is going up in a normalish way. It all really depends on your doctor/situation. Some doctors want to keep close tabs on those numbers, others don't.
Women who aren't actively trying to get pregnant don't normally get betas because by the time they realize they're pregnant and get in to see their OB, they're often far enough along that the "doubling rule" isn't an issue anymore.
Try not to worry. A 15 or 20 might be worrisome. I know what it's like to worry though! Been there, done that.
Have a great weekend! Eat healthy food, get rest. Enjoy!
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