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HPT before beta?

Did anyone take a HPT before beta?  I so want to but I also don't want the disappointment if it's not high enough yet.  I'm 9dp3dt and test on Tuesday.  I'm feeling crabby, crampy, and like AF is coming any minute, all while still trying to remain positive!  Happy Saturday ladies.  

Re: HPT before beta?

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    I didn't take an hpt before beta.....I knew it was going to be negative! Well much to my surprise my beta was positive today! I had been super crampy and spotting a little and was convinced I was out.  You never know! Try and stay positive and good luck to you!!!
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  • I will have to take an HPT before Beta. There is no way I could hold out. 

    I am the type to test out my trigger so I am pretty sure I will then keep testing. I'm a glutton for punishment.  

    Single Mother by Choice. Life didn't work out the way I planned so I did it on my own. IUI #s 1-3, unmedicated = BFN, IUI #s 4-6, 50mg Clomid, Ovidrel = BFN IVF #1: 23R, 20M, 17F. 5 day transfer 2 blasts. 2 Snowbabies BFP 6dp5dt, Beta #1 7dp5dt = 58, Beta #2 9dp5dt = 114, Beta #3 10dp5dt = 187 1st Ultrasound = 5/3, not much to see yet. 2nd Ultrasound = 5/17, TWINS!!! Hospital Bed Rest at 32 weeks due to pre-ecclampsia and severe edema. Audrey Grace, 5lbs9oz, & Lydia Louise, 6lbs, born via emergency c-section on 12/6/12 at 36w1d My IVF Journey
  • I will probably test before my beta since chances are I'll be at work when I get the call and I don't want the shock (either way) while I'm at work.  But I'm going to have DH hide the HPT's I have so I don't test too early. 
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  • I tested a week before the 1st beta and had a + HPT.  I was 8dp5dt.  

    Good luck! 

    TTC since May 2010 Dx MFI in Aug 2011; DOR Jan 2012 IVF #1 in Feb 2012
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    I will probably test before my beta since chances are I'll be at work when I get the call and I don't want the shock (either way) while I'm at work. 
    ^^^This.
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  • My REs office doesn't do betas until 18 DPtrigger.  I've never made it to beta nor have I tested beforehand
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  • I tested each day the three days before my beta. There was no way I could wait.

     

    Good luck!

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    IVF #2: FET 5/4/12 : Beta 5/16/12 BFN

    IVF #3: ET 7/6/12 : 7/18 Beta #1 BFP at 246, 7/20 Beta #2 at 713, 7/27 Beta #3 at 9068. 1st u/s 8/7 with one lovely hb.
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    I tested a week before the 1st beta and had a + HPT.  I was 8dp5dt.  

    Good luck! 

    this exactly! 

    Confirmed Pregnancy 9/18/2010 M/C 10/27/2010 BLIGHTED OVUM 10/2011 - HSG 2 blocked tubes 11/4/2011 - Lap Surgery - Extensive tubal disease (tubes opened) 1/3/12 - Repeat HSG (L tube open, R tube blocked) 1/15/12 - R tube removed Started Stim Injections 2/17/12 Follistim 300iu and Low Dose HCG 10 units Trigger - 2/25/12 ER 2/27/12 ET - 5 dt - 3/3/12 1 blast transferred 9 frosties BETA #1 - 626 :) Beta #2 - 2470 :) Beta #3 - 5470 3/29/12 - 6wks 3 days - no yolk sac, embie, or hb :( Blighted Ovum 8/3/12 - FET #1 1 flickering blast transferred 8/9/12 - POAS + 8/15/12 - Beta #1 1400 Beta #2 3200 8/20/12 - U/S 5 wks 1 day Yolk Sac seen 8/28/12 - 6wks 2 days - Heartbeat 116 9/4/12 - 7wks 3 days - HB 136 YAY! TEAM BLUE! Alex was born 4/15/13 5:09pm 6lb 10oz 20in!

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  • I didn't because I couldn't take the disappointment if the HPT was wrong.  Although, I totally see the validity of testing if you're going to work the day of the beta.  I totally had to leave work early both times I made it to the beta.
    Started TTC 4/09 Saw Specialist 7/10 Low Estrogen, FSH, & Progesterone DH: Normal First Round Clomid, Ovidrel, & Prometrium 9/10 Second Round Clomid, Ovidrel, & Prometrium 10/10 IUI #1: Clomid, Ovidrel, & Prometrium 11/10 IUI #2: Clomid, Ovidrel, & Prometrium 12/10 Natural #1: Follistem, Ovidrel, & Prometrium 1/11 Natural #2: Follistem, Ovidrel, & Prometrium 2/11 IUI #3: Follistem, Ovidrel, & Prometrium 3/11 Exploratory Laproscopy: found cysts outside ovaries & fallopian tubes blocked (removed) 5/11 IUI #4: 7/11 IUI #5: 7/11 IVF #1: implanted 2 embryos= BFN w/ no frosties IVF #2: 12/11 implanted 3 embryos= BFN w/ no frosties 2/12: Consulted regular endo about weird test results, worse than nothing. 7/12: Decided that adoption is the best option.
  • Im a pretty early POASer... i always test before my betas.  I plan to at least test the day of my beta from now on.  I wont be testing early anymore. 
  • My beta is on this Wednesday and I plan on taking a HPT this Tuesday.  I guess I just want to be prepared.
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    Lupus anticoagulant initially high, then found to be normal on hematology consult;
    Follow up testing in September all clear;
    Started synthroid for "high normal" TSH;
    FET # 1- late October 2012- BFP on FRER; beta # 1- 21(low), beta # 2- 48 (still low), beta # 3- 132, beta # 4- 1,293; beta # 5- 5,606; last beta- over 100,000. First u/s 11/21- heard heartbeat
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  • I usually do, First time I got AF bc I was on vag supps, but the 2nd and 3rd I was on PIO so when AF didnt come I did a day or two before the beta just so I am not in hysterics on the phone with the nurse.
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    7/11-Clomid (unmonitored) BFN,
    #1 Fresh IVF 9/11: w/ ICSI & AH (only option): (1 transfered, 8BF) = BFN!!
    #2 FET: 2 transferred (2 6BF) 12/11 = BFFN!!
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    New RE insists its a transfer issue, immunology checked & good
    #5 IVF FET 1/13 under anesthesia : Two 5 day blasts transferred
    + HPT!! Beta1: 2315 Beta2: 6442 Beta3: 31,061
    First u/s 1/30/13: Shows 1 healthy heartbeat!!

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  • My clinic strongly discouraged POAS before the beta.  The last time I went in for a beta, I took a test with me and POAS immediately following the blood draw. I'm really glad I did because I followed the clinics direction the 2 previous times and never got to see the positive test.
  • My clinic has me call to schedule a beta once I get a pos HPT. Good luck! 
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    4/12- Operative hysteroscopy (again), RE said he can now see right tube (yay!)
    5/12- Stint removal, 6/12 repeat SHG and HSG-both tubes are open!
    8/12- IUI #4 Bravelle = BFN
    9/12-IUI #5 Bravelle = BFN
    1/13- IVF #1, micro-flare protocol, 7R, 6F, 5dt of 2 AA embryos, 1 to freeze = BFP
    Beta #1: 176, Beta #2: 422, EDD 10/8/13- it's TWINS!
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  • Thanks ladies!  I also don't want the disappointment beforehand.  I'll be at work as well so I'm tempted to do it for my own sanity!  I appreciate the feedback.  :)
  • Just be cautious. My trigger stayed in me longer than expected (I was testing it out) and I had false hope. As hard as it will be, I won't be testing  until probably the day or day before the beta this time.
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  • Amazon.com just delivered yesterday. Inside was my bulk order of HPTs. 
    Single Mother by Choice. Life didn't work out the way I planned so I did it on my own. IUI #s 1-3, unmedicated = BFN, IUI #s 4-6, 50mg Clomid, Ovidrel = BFN IVF #1: 23R, 20M, 17F. 5 day transfer 2 blasts. 2 Snowbabies BFP 6dp5dt, Beta #1 7dp5dt = 58, Beta #2 9dp5dt = 114, Beta #3 10dp5dt = 187 1st Ultrasound = 5/3, not much to see yet. 2nd Ultrasound = 5/17, TWINS!!! Hospital Bed Rest at 32 weeks due to pre-ecclampsia and severe edema. Audrey Grace, 5lbs9oz, & Lydia Louise, 6lbs, born via emergency c-section on 12/6/12 at 36w1d My IVF Journey
  • I do not test before my beta. I once got a false BFP the day before my beta that was negative.
    SAIF/PAIF Welcome

    We have been TTTC since July 2008:

    Irregular cycles, high prolactin, dilated right tube, cysts, male IF

    IUI # 1 ~ 12/09/10 ~ 50 mg Clomid, 250 mg Ovidrel = BFN

    IUI #2 ~ 01/09/11, #3~ 02/11/11 & # 4.2~ 04/19/11~ 20 mg Tamoxifen, 250 mg Ovidrel = BFN

    IUI # 5 ~ 09/28/11, # 6 ~ 11/23/11, & # 7~ 12/17/12~ 112.5 iu Gonal F, 250 mg Ovidrel = BFN

    12/14/11 ~ IVF consult
    IVF #1 ~ 02/15/12 BCP, 02/29/12 10 units Lupron, 3/9/12 Baseline,
    03/09/12 stimms 250 iu Gonal F, 5 units Lupron ~ 03/20/12 ER = 5 eggs ~ 03/23/12 ET = One-4BF transfered~ Beta # 1 04/04/12 = 134 ~ Beta # 2 04/06/12 = 283 ~ Beta # 3 04/09/12 = 906

    Due date 12/08/12 :-)
    Born 12/15/12 :)


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