Libby is sighing with relief!

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Registered: 12-17-2007
Libby is sighing with relief!
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 11:42am


Well, if the U/S isn't forth coming until May 1st - at least I have some hCG feedback to give me some comfort.

My level today is 11,474 mIU/ml. This is a good result for this time and I am so grateful and relieved and just plain happy.

For those who like to see all the nitty-gritty details, the hCG reports are as follows:

14DPO = 33
15DPO = 60 (Double time of 27-28 hrs)
19DPO = 335 (Double time of 38-39 hrs)
22DPO = 1252 (Double time of 41 hrs)
26DPO = 2613 (Double time of 84-85 hrs)
34DPO = 11474 (Double time of 89 hrs)

Other info: During the huge majority of early pregnancies (80-90%), the level will double every couple of days, or 72 hours. As your pregnancy progresses, levels rise and that doubling time increases. The expected doubling time for HCG levels:

• Under 1200 mIU/ml: 48-72 hours.
• Between 1200 to 6000 mIU/ml: 72-96 hours.
• Over 6000 mIU/ml: more than 96 hours

So, I am feeling like I am on track and the little bean may be cooperating with all this praying and positive thinking from my sisters on the Board.

Thank you all for your support... keep it coming!



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Registered: 12-26-2007
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 11:53am
Whoo Hoo!

Susan L.

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Registered: 10-25-2000
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 11:56am

Thank God!

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Registered: 10-12-2007
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 11:58am
Oh, I am soooo happy, I'm doing the happy dance, lol!


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Registered: 12-17-2007
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 12:02pm


You and your happy dance. I just think that is the cutest thing!!!


P.S. Good luck in the 2WW!

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Registered: 11-18-2007
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 12:23pm
Libby Woo Hooo!!!!!! Great News! You go girl!!!!! I will cont to send all the sticky baby vibes i can get through cyber space (your computer will keep on rattling LOL!)


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Registered: 09-04-2007
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 12:31pm

Wow, you did score high!

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Registered: 03-21-2005
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 12:55pm

Absolutely fabulous news, Libby!!!

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Registered: 07-15-2005
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 1:12pm

am also doing happy dance -- at work! I am very relieved for you, Libby. What a load off your mind :-)

Hope you can start to relax and enjoy -- you're getting there.


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Registered: 12-17-2007
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 1:37pm

I have taken a decision...

Background: Over 3 weeks ago I asked my GP for a referral to one of the local high risk OB/Gyns so he could follow my pregnancy. Apparently he has a U/S machine right in his office and gives you one whenever you want... as in, pretty much every visit.

There is no way to ensure having your own doctor at the delivery, but you might get yours depending on the day.

My "regular" OB/Gyn is turning 65 in July. He will no longer deliver babies or perform surgery after that point. He has followed me for all 5 of my past pregnancies with a high level of skill and quite a bit of amusement. He is a bit non-interventionist... but he is right there ordering tests and doing evaluations when you do need it. He is the one who referred me to the RE, and he got me in in 6 days, not the usual waiting time of 6 months. He is well connected, well respected and the "go to guy" for OB/Gyn stuff right up until the law says he can no longer do that sort of work. He has called me while he was on vacation, visited me in the hospital on the way out of town on a ski trip, answered every single call I have ever placed to him... He makes a point of asking after my case when he sees my RE in the hospital (which for now still happens regularly).

So, as of today - I have had no call from the high risk guy's office. I followed up last week... and got nada. My friend refers to him as excellent, but a "bit coked out". She does not mean he does drugs, but rather is a bit frantic and dis-organised. She says his staff are worse. No doubt he is very busy and has a lot of high maintenance ladies in his roster.

I have decided that I need frantic and disorganised like a hole in the head. His office hasn't called, I've got no appointment or remote suggestion of ever getting one from them... so I called my OB/Gyn earlier in the day. I had a call back within 1.5 hours... He has asked to see me during his lunchtime tomorrow, making a spot for me.

My decision is clear. My OB/Gyn has really looked out for me over the last 10 years. I want to have him see me through this pregnancy as well. When I get late into the pregnancy, he will transfer me to my RE to follow the last couple of weeks.

I am at peace with this decision.


Edited 4/15/2008 1:39 pm ET by cl-kingmaker_inc
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Registered: 12-26-2007
Tue, 04-15-2008 - 2:18pm


Good for you.

Susan L.