Low beta. Anyone have a positive story to share? (previous mc mentioned)May 11 2012 at 8:00 PM
|anon for now (no login)|
Hello, I am 42 been ttc for almost 5 years. I've had a number of failed ivf cycles, fsh has risen, etc. I had a spontaneous pregnancy last fall but had a miscarriage at 7.3 weeks.
After another failed ivf cycle in March, I sort of started to "live a liittle" again. Had a few cocktails, some caffeine, etc. i even stopped temping and my compulsiveness with started to wane. I started having some unusual spotting earlier this week. Took a hpt yesterday and it was positive. I am feeling a bit nauseous (more like mild car sickness) and i am more hungry than usual.
I had beta today (I am CD 30). It was only 37. I know its low. It will be retested Monday. I am worried. I am not sure when I ovulated since I didnt test faithfully this cycle, but I suspect it was on te early side (approximately CD 12).
I am trying to remain calm but I am consumed by this. Anyone have a low beta that turned itself around?
Please keep me in your prayers.
I did (pg ment)
|May 11 2012, 9:52 PM |
My first beta at 16 DP3dT from IVF cycle was only 48 and second was only 55. I was sure it was not going to be a happy ending. But, 3rd beta was 92 and it just kept rising from there. My DS was born happy and healthy at 38 weeks. Hang in there. Wishing you all the best.
Thank you for you. I needed this.
|May 11 2012, 11:06 PM |
Your beta is +
|May 11 2012, 10:58 PM |
The only things that matter are 1) your beta is + (above 5), and 2) it doubles in ~48 hrs. Maybe it's low for CD30, but remember that the vast majority of pg women don't have any sort of blood test until well into the 1st trimester, so there just isn't that much data (relatively speaking from a research scientist's standpoint) to compare. Any "data" you find on the internet is misleading.
You have a BFP! Congrats!
Thank you for your encouraging words.
|May 11 2012, 11:06 PM |
There is hope!
|May 11 2012, 11:11 PM |
My sister's first beta was 50 and her second was only 52. She was told that she had a chemical pregnancy. Her next beta was 150 however and now she is 11 weeks what appears to be a very healthy baby.
Try not to worry
|May 12 2012, 11:30 AM |
My beta at 19 dpo was 27, at 21 dpo it was 97. Very low but doubled. That resulted in a heathy 9 pound baby. Hang in there, good luck.
|Sarah in Seattle|
me - 54 at 14dpost-3-day-transfer - all was well - healthy ds
|May 12 2012, 2:06 PM |
Yes (child ment.)
|May 12 2012, 2:28 PM |
I very low betas that didn't rise normally, either. My levels remained abnormally low & it took longer than usual to even confirm a uterine pg. (About 6 wks. At 6 1/2, a uterine pg. with a heartbeat was confirmed, but I was told the sac was not shaped right.)
He is now 2 yrs. old & as happy & healthy as can be. I have no explanation for what I went through, but the result was a healthy baby.
Mine was 45
|May 14 2012, 9:31 AM |
I was 38 years old and I think it was 15dp3dt. It doubled but stayed on the lower end of the scale until probably the 3rd or 4th reading and now my DS is 4 years old. Good Luck!
Child ment above n.t
|May 14 2012, 9:32 AM |
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