Pregnant after IF

WWYD? (possible loss mentioned)

So my betas are as follows:

6/11 @ 14dpiui - 9

6/13 - 25

6/17 - 160

6/21 -480 (This is where I was told this is not viable and to stop progesterone)

6/24 - 1081

 

I plugged these #'s into the Baby Med Beta Calculator and although not great and still low, it's still within a normal range. Should I keep taking progesterone? The nurse called last night with the numbers and I failed to ask her. Would you keep taking it? Can't hurt, right? Honestly I made peace when I got the 480 call. I've been spotting, but it's light pink and brown and only when I wipe. Could this just be a late bloomer? A vanishing twin? Argh!! I just wish it was one way or the other so I wasn't stuck in the middle!! Thanks ladies! U/S is scheduled for Wed. and I'll know more then, but I don't know whether or not to start up the meds again.

BFP #1 6/16/2012 EDD 2/25/2013 MMC @ 7 weeks(found out at 10 weeks) 8/2/2012 BFP #2 2/8/2013 EDD 10/25/2013 Beta #1 56 Beta #2 62 Beta #3 156 Beta #4 665 Beta #5 1091 Blighted Ovum 2/27/2013

Re: WWYD? (possible loss mentioned)

  • I would keep taking the progesterone. It certainly won't hurt anything, and since your beta is still rising there is still a chance this might be it! I don't know a whole lot about the exact numbers, but betas getting higher generally means something is going on. Good luck at your ultrasound, I hope you get good news!
    TTC since June, 2011 with anovulatory PCOS, 1 blocked tube, and mild MFI
    3rd cycles clomid + Ovidrel = BFN
    4th cycles letrozole/Ovidrel + IUI = BFN
    IVF #1 = BFP! Twins due 2/5/2014
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • I would keep taking the progesterone.  Because you don't ever want to wonder what if?  Like what if I took it - would it have made a difference?  I was also told that the baby was not viable and stopped taking my meds.  And the dr was wrong :)  But now that the baby is measuring small I wonder if I took those meds for the 4 days that I did not would it have made a difference.  I hope with all of my heart that the dr. is wrong for you too.  Sending you lots of thoughts and prayers!
    Married 12-12-04
    TTC since 07
    me-36 PCOS, Tubal Problems, and polyps removed 7-12
    DH - 36 extremely handsome and no fertility problems
    IUI 8-12 and 9-12 failed
    IVF 12-21-2012 - 2 I think perfect no matter what the dr graded them (2B)embryos transferred Beta on 12-31-12 Positve - Beta is 21
    Beta 2 1-2-13 - 31
    Beta 3 1-4-13 - 53
    Beta 4 1/9 - 212!
    Ultrasound 1/10 - Nothing completely empty uterus Beta 1/14 - 743; Beta 1/17 - 1704 ultrasound shows nothing. Officially a miscarriage. 1/21 Beta 3900 Dr. says it ectopic. Ultrasound shows a miracle heartbeat right in the uterus where it belongs! Dr. says I can be cautiously optomistic!!! Hang in there baby!
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  • I would keep taking it also. It will not hurt anything and I would also wonder well what if I didn't stop?  I would call your nurse ASAP too... that last beta is high exp to not be "viable"

    Sending thoughts and prayers your way!! I hope this turns around and has a positive outcome for you!

    Me; 28 Hubby: 29 - TTC since 5/11 - PCOS Cycle #18-21 Clomid & Trigger & TI = BFN 
    Cycle #22 Gonal-F & Trigger & IUI = BFFP!! EDD 10/4/13 Beta#1 50.5, Beta#2 212, Beta#3 452, First HB 133!!!Logan William born 10/7
  • Thanks. I went through each beta interval and although the dbling time does slow down, its well within the 4872hour range. The average doubling time from1st to last beta is 45 hours. The last two were about 60hrs doubling time. I think taking the progesterone is worth it.
    BFP #1 6/16/2012 EDD 2/25/2013 MMC @ 7 weeks(found out at 10 weeks) 8/2/2012 BFP #2 2/8/2013 EDD 10/25/2013 Beta #1 56 Beta #2 62 Beta #3 156 Beta #4 665 Beta #5 1091 Blighted Ovum 2/27/2013
  • I absolutely think its worth it. So sorry you're going through this. Hoping that this is it for you!

    Married since May '09

    TTC since Sept '10
    IVF #1: Sept '11 (7R, 0F, Transfer cancelled)
    IVF #2: Nov '11 (8R, 3F, 3 8-cell embryos transfered)...BFN
    IVF #3: Jan '12 ER: 2/2 - 10R,3F ET: 2/5 - 3 8-cell embryos...BFP!!
    Betas: 2/14 - 25, 2/16 - 79, 2/20 - 116, 2/22 - 63 C/P


    5/25/12 - DH has varicocele surgery
    IUI #1 - Dec '12 (42 mil and 10 mil)...BFN.
    IUI #2.0 - Cancelled due to cyst.
    IUI #2.1 - Feb'13 (11 mil and 10 mil)...BFN


    IVF #4 - Apr'13 ER: 4/1 - 7R, 6F...ET: 4/6 - 2 perfect blasts and 3 frosties...BFP!!
    Betas: 4/18 - 2,442, 4/22 - 11,258, 4/29 - 66,413
    U/S 1: 5/7...TWINS!! Heartbeats 148 and 149!!
    U/S 2: 5/14 Heartbeats 175 and 179.
    U/S 3: 5/29 Baby A Heartbeat 183. Baby B no heartbeat. Stopped growing at 9 weeks.
    U/S 4: 6/13 NT Scan perfect.
    U/S 5: 7/10 It's a BOYYY!!!


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  • I would keep taking it until you are sure.

    TTC #1 since 7/2011
    ME: 35  DH: 36
    SA-12/28/11-normal
    HSG-1/16/12-possible blocked left tube
    BFP#1---CP 7/9/12
    Hysteroscopy-8/9/12-blocked left tube for sure, proceeding with IUI#1
    IUI#1 (Gonal-F + trigger)=BFP#2 m/c @ 19w1d D&E 1/23/13
    IUI #2 (Gonal F + trigger)=BFP#3 EDD 1/6/14 TWINS!!!
    Identical girls born 11/17/13
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers
  • I stopped taking my progesterone in May after getting a few less than optimal betas and not one day goes by that I don't wonder what would have happened if I kept taking it.  Keep taking it.  You won't regret staying on it, but you may always question your decision if you stop.  I know it sucks, and nobody really wants to be on it, but trust me, it's easier to deal with than the alternative.  Good Luck, and I'm sorry you are going through this.

     
    me 33/DH 36
    ttc since 10/2008; d/x: mild MFI, stageII endo
    ~~PAIF/SAIF Welcome~~
    11 IUI’s = 1 m/c (7w4d)
    IVF#1 January 2012 BFN, FET #1 April 2012 BFN
    Surprise BFP October 2012 m/c (7w), Surprise BFP April 2013 m/c (6w4d)
    IVF #2: July 2013, ET 1 embryo 7/18, beta 1 @ 14dp3dt - 757, beta 2 @ 16dp3dt - 1762
    U/S 1 @ 6w4d = 1 little frogger with HB of 118, U/S 2 @ 7w3d measuring right on track with HB of 160
    Stick Frogger Stick! Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!   It's a Girl, EDD April 7, 2014

    BabyFruit Ticker

  • I really think there is nothing worse then being in Beta hell.  I too would continue to take it.  I'm so sorry you are going through this.  I've been there and its so not fun.  My betas started low but did rise appropriately but I started spotting soon after my BFP.  But I continued the crinone till we knew for sure that baby didn't make it.  Sending T&P's your way... hugs
    Me 35, DH 36
    TTC summer 2008
    Diagnose me. DOR, DH perfect
    IUI # 1 6/2010, BFN
    IUI # 2 8/2010, BFN
    IVF # 1 10/2010 Canceled poor response
    IVF 1.2 12/2010 BFP! mc 6 weeks 2 days
    Mental health break for 10 months
    IVF # 2 10/2011 BFN
    IVF # 3 5/2012 BFP! 10 eggs retrieved (best ever)
    7 fertilized transferred 3
    Beta #1 14dpo - 72, Beta #2 17dpo 145 Beta 3 20dpo 521
    First u/s June 15 saw HB 126 bpm missed m/c 7/5/12 10 weeks D&C 7/6/12
    IVF#4 ER 9/30 ET 10/3 Beta 10/16 BFFN. IVF #5 final with o/e. ER 1/21 only 1 retrieved, hoping my lonestar is the one. Beta #1 2/6/13 = 209.... please let this be it! Keep growing lonestar! Beta #2 2/8/13 - 586! , Beta #3 2/10/13 = 1898. First u/s perfect little heart beat at 116 bpm. Measure 6 weeks 1 day. EDD 10/14/13
    3/4/13 measuring right on track beautiful heartbeat 171 bpm, graduated from RE to OB... bittersweet.
    PAIF/SAIF always welcome! Its a girl!

    Maggie Grace is here!  10/5/13... 8lbs 6 ounces of pure joy!

    TTC#2  No birth control since DD was born.  Getting ready to jump back in the saddle.  Weaning this month. RE
    appt scheduled 5/8.   Here we go again!



  • I would definitely keep taking it until your U/S and you know more about what's going on. Best of luck!!
    TTC #1 since Oct 2009, Dx: Unexplained Infertility
    HSG: Right tube all clear, left tube inconclusive
    3 failed Clomid Cylces
    4/5 lap revealed blocked left tube, but right tube is open
    April/May- 50 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI #1= CANCELLED left ovary ovulating
    June 1- 100 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI #1 = BFN
    June 28- 100 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI #2 =BFP!
    7/12 Beta #1= 14 Beta #2= >5 Chemical Pregnancy :(
    July-Nov long break to recover emotionally and financially
    Nov 24- 100 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI #3= BFN
    Jan 22- Gonal-F + Ovidrel + IUI# 4 = CANCELLED no response on right
    IVF #1- Start stims 4/7, ER 4/20, 21R, 14F, 6 frosties, ET 4/25, 2 embryos transferred= BFN :(
    FET #1- June 2012, Lurpon starts 5/27- CANCELLED
    FET #1 take 2- August 2012, delayed until Sept-CANCELLED
    FET #1 take 3- ET 10/11, 2 embryos transferred,= BFFN
    FET #2- Transfer 12/4--Cancelled, no embies survived thaw :(
    Next steps-- IVF #2 with new RE in March
    HOLY SURPRISE BFP 2/15/13!!!! Beta 1- 286, Beta 2- 782, First Ultrasound 2/25- baby in uterus & all looks good!


    BabyFruit Ticker

  • Like others have said, I would keep taking it.  Best of luck to you!  FX!!!
    TTC #1 since Sept 2011
    Me: 33, DH: 35, DX: PCOS & MFI (low everything)
    IUI #1-3 - Low Post-Wash Counts - All BFNs
    IVF #1 w/ ICSI: Long Lupron Protocol - Freeze-All Cycle due to Severe OHSS
    ER 4/27, 33 Eggs Retrieved, 13 Frosties
    FET #1 6/5, Transferred One Perfect 4AA Blast, HPT BFP @ 6dp5dt
    Beta #1 - 209, Beta #2 - 508, Beta #3 - 1,059
    EDD 2/20/14
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