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#1 If at first

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:27 AM

I'm posting this under 'encouragement' because I'm in desperate need of some...


My first beta at 9dp5dt was 15

12dp5dt was 62

19dp5dt was 897


So they are doubling at an ok rate, but are just so much lower than everyone else.


Anyone have success with numbers this low??  I have an ultrasound next week. I am counting the minutes and trying to stay realistic, but it's hard when everything you've ever wanted is 'maybe' there or maybe not... This is torture.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:56 AM

I had to have 5 betas because mine were not doubling as they should initially. For some reason I tend to have low betas and I really believed this time it was going to be loss number 5 for me. We have made it to 17.3 weeks with a little girl. I will keep you in my prayers.
It's a great sign that your betas are going up :) remember those are just guidelines that doctors would like to see.
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#3 GraceM

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:05 AM

My first beta at 13dpo was 48' second 5 days later was just doubled appropriately for at period of time and a few days later was in the 800's. My five week old son, aka Mr. low Beta, is resting in my arms as I type this (with one hand). Good luck!
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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:06 AM

If at first - There is a huge range of normal numbers.  If you are doubling at a good rate try not to stress too much.  You can check out this web site:  They collect beta values and doubling times for successful pregnancies.  Good luck!

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#5 If at first

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:49 PM

Thank you so much ladies, and congrats to all three of you!

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:34 AM

I think your numbers are great. The first was probably just a little early. I didn't even do first beta until 15dp3dt. Just let that bean snuggle. Congratulations!
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Clomid 25mg: July 2012 - Cancelled cycle, no response :(
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Clomid 75mg: November and December 2012 with acupuncture. Both BFN
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#7 Butterfli

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:00 PM

2brides started out with 36 on day 9(or there abouts) and she has a beautiful chubby 6 month old. She was the same low but doubled. You could have just had a late implanted but the fact that its doubling nicely is a great sign.
Hope you come out of limbo soon and see a lovely heartbeat :)

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March 2012 Fresh - BFN

April 2012 FET- BFN

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Second IVF Cycle

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1st Beta 265 (TG) 11dp3dt

Sep 8 - 2nd Beta 8751 18dp3dt

Sep 15 - 3rd Beta - 43066 25dp3dt


babyboy.gif DS is born the 4th of May 2013 and we are so smitten!


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Second IVF Cycle

April 2014 FET - BFN 


Third IVF Cycle

July 2014 Fresh - th_abfp.gif

1st Beta 105 (TG) 9dp5dt

2nd Beta 1150 14dp5dt

Third Beta 12470 21dp5dt


babyboy.gif DS is born 7th of March 2015 and he is so precious.


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:41 PM

if at first- congratuations!!!:)))) Happy for you! Your numbers look great and double nicely. I agree with previous posts, probably a bit early tested or late implanter. Cant wait to hear and update from you on Monday! Fingers crossed for you:)

Me 33,DH 37June 2011- ttc journey startsSept 2011- BFP:)Nov 2011- SCH at 7 weeks +natural m/c at 13 weeks Jan 2012-ttc againMay 2012-saw Gyne re: premenstrual 5 day spotting,Sono/US+ B/W all normal. Got referral to Hannam ClinicJuly 9/12-consultation with REIUI #1 and #2 (unmedicated) July/Aug 2012- BFNOct 17 tubes clear, dna fragmentation 24% borderline?IUI #3 (Puregon 50 IU) November 2012- beta 9..iui#4 (Puregon ~66IU) Dec 10-11- Xmas day HPT-BFP!!! Beta on 17 dpiui- 878! Beta 19 dpiui -1948!Jan 8- Beta 21000,TSH up 8.49 -Put on L-Thyroxin 50 mcg dailyFeb1- one healthy baby measuring on trackFeb 20- 1st OB apptFeb 22- NT scan (normal),genetic screening done,all goodApril 10- anatomy scan(normal) and we're having a GIRL!!! Aug 28/13- Emma Alexandra was born,we are in love!!:)Aug5/2014- natural pregnancy, bfp on hpt..beta 325 then spotting..bleeding..beta 281. Another M/C:(Nov 2014- New clinic closer to a new house (Procrea Vaughan)Natural cycle and timed intercourse-BFNDec 2014- Puregon and IUI- BFNFeb 2015-Natural BFP,betas doubling,US#1 (March 18)

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