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BFP, but Low Beta. Any success stories?

So, I finally got a BFP this morning. I was elated. Cautious, but elated! And then the dreaded afternoon phonecall with the beta results. a very low 8. after the 2ww, 14dpiui, and i got an 8. 
The RE told me that "miracles happen" and I am "due for my miracle already". (well, duh.. thanks lady!) She wants me to continue with my medicine and come in on Thursday for a follow up beta. Am I a fool to keep any hope at this point? Have any of you out there had that low of a beta and come through with a successful story? I really need something positive here (besides my HPT this morning that is proving to be just a slap in the face) Sorry to be so bitter, but I am so emotional right now. This is my third go around with the same exact results.
Me: 33 DH: 32
TTC naturally since Dec 2011

TTC ART since Dec 2012

Dx: Seems to be low progestrone
Drug Cocktails since Jan 2013
List of Meds: Letrozole, Ovidrel, & Follistim, Prometrium, Endometrin

BFP #1: Feb 2013; Lost 7 days later, Chem Preg
BFP #2: June 2013; Lost 4 days later; Chem Preg

BFP #3: Sept 2013; 6 wks pg; Miscarraige with DNC in Oct 

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Re: BFP, but Low Beta. Any success stories?

  • It wasn't negative so there is always a chance. I have been in situation and it sucks. I hope your beta is much higher on Thurs

    TTC#1 since April 2011
    IVF#1 July 2012 5R, 3 made it to blast, sET c/p
    FET#1 Aug 2012 2 blasts transferred BFN
    IVF#2 Oct 2012
    16R/6M/6F/2-8 cell grade 1 transfer
    Beta 1-237.9, Beta 2-566, Beta 3-8657
    US 6w3d shows one baby w/ HB 115
    US 7w1d no more heartbeat/ D&C 11/30/12 normal karyotype
    IVF#3 Mar 2013
    6R/4M/4F 1 compacting and 2-8 cell transfer
    ectopic pg MTX given 3 month break from TTC

    IVF#4 Sept 2013--BFN
    IVF#5-7 Apr 2014, Jun 2014 and Aug 2014 banking embryos for CCS testing. Praying for normals! Image and video hosting by TinyPic imageimage

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  • The beta range starts at 5 which means atleast someone had a viable pregnancy with that beta. I think All that matters is if it doubles. Good luck!
    Me: 24 w/ PCOS, DH: 30 w/ MFI
    IVF #1 14 Retrieved, 10 Mature, 8 Fertilized, 1 frozen (4BB)
    3 day transfer of one 8 cell embryo BFN
     IVF #2 14 retrieved, 12 mature, 9 fertilized, 3 frozen (5AB)
    3 day transfer of two 8 cell embryos
    Beta #1 9/19 BFP 90!! Beta #2 9/24 657!! Beta #3 10/01 6,899!!
    1st U/S 10/08 showed one baby with a HB of 122 <3
    PAIF/SAIF Welcome

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  • @mwhigham22 very good point!! Keep hope sweetie!

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    Me: 28, DH: 30 TTC since March 2012
    PCO & MTHFR Homozygous/Severe MFI (undescended teste & double hernia as baby)

    12/12: 50mg clomid= bfn
    1/13: 100mg clomid= bfn
    2/13: 100mg clomid= bfn 
    6/13: IVF/ICSI (x1 4AA)=BFFN ~49R, 44M, 33F, 14 frosties  OHSS
    8/13: FET #1 (x1 4AA)=First EVER BFP 4dp5dt!! d&c @ 6.5 wks, blighted ovum

    10/13: FET #2 (x2 4AA)= BFP 4dp5dt! Twins!!, perfect u/s then spontaneous m/c @ 5 wks
    11/13= RPL/Karotyping= MTHFR Homozygous c667t
    1/14= FET #3 our 2 year anniversary & hopefully our miracle

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  • Definitely keep up hope! Fx you have a really strong beta Thursday!
    TTC 2 years- Me and DH (28) with (severely) low sperm count- less than 40 total (last 2 SA showed only 5 and 6 sperm each)
    IVF #1: ER 1/23/13- 4 eggs retrieved, 3 eggs fertilized; ET with 1 embryo 1/28/13 2 frosties beta #1 2/5 was 4.8- beta #2 2/7 3.5; BFN
    FET #1- transferred one beautiful 4AA embie. Praying this is my take home baby. Beta 5/7/13- BFFN!!!
    IVF #2: ER 7/17/13: 6R/3F- transferred 1 blast and 1 10 cell embryo 5dt.   Beta hell.  #1 2.5, #2 2.2- BFFFN! REALLY?
    IVF #3: ER 12/1 and only 2 retrieved.  1 fertilized with ICSI.  Was planning on transferring one fresh and one frozen....fresh was only 14 cells at day 5...CANCELLED and devastated due to 5cm blood filled cyst in ovary and blood in uterus.
    IVF #4: Antagonist protocol with endometrial scratch day one of stims.  ER 4/21: 6R/4M/3F- transferred 2 beautiful blasts (5dt) and one was hatching!  No frosties but hoping we won't need it!  Beta 5/4/14- 444(8dp5dt), Beta #2 10dp5dt 1002!  THIS HAS GOT TO BE IT!!!!!!!!!!  First US 5/15 we saw two of the most beautiful gestational and yolk sacs I have ever seen!  
    ****FINALLY PREGNANT WITH DI/DI TWINS!!!!!!!  

    BRINLEY AND RILEY LONG.  Born November 20, 2014 at 32 wks 3 days.  4lbs7oz and 4lbs5oz.  1 month NICU time for "B's" and growing and feeding.  Now healthy, thriving, beautiful little girls!
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  • No experience but ((hugs)). FX for doubling betas!

    TTC since April 2012

    BFP #1, 10/03/2012 - EDD 6/15/2013 - MMC 11/15/2012 - D&C 01/04/2013

    BFP #2, 04/06/2013 - EDD 12/17/2013 - MC 04/19/2013

    6/12/2013 Diagnosed with Balanced Translocation (12 & 16)

    IVF #1 with PGS: 10/2013: Canceled 9/27/2013 for issues with genetic lab

    IVF #1.5 with PGS: 11/16/2013: Canceled. 11 eggs retrieved, 9 mature & 9 fertilized, all unhealthy embryos

    IVF #2: 1/22/14: Canceled. 16 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 7 fertilized, all unhealthy embryos

    IVF #3 with PGS: 5/10/2014: Switched to FET in July. 10 eggs retrieved, 9 mature, 8 fertilized, 2 healthy embryos!

    FET #1: 7/31/2014: Transferred 2 nearly perfect (6AA, 6BA) healthy embryos- BFFN

    Laproscopy: 10/2014: Healthy uterus

    IVF #4: 12/8/2014: Canceled. 17 eggs retrieved, 15 mature, 10 fertilized, all unhealthy embryos



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  • My first IVF cycle I ended up with a first beta of 12. My numbers stayed way lower than they expected but my numbers kept doubling. Doubling is the key. I went on to have a normal pregnancy. Good luck to you!
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  • Stay hopeful!!! Keep us posted, FX it doubles!

     

     


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  • Thanks everyone! I will def keep you posted. But how do you continue staying positive and hopeful after knock down after knock down?? My DH is trying to remain so strong and hopeful for the both of us, but i just can't stop crying. 
    Me: 33 DH: 32
    TTC naturally since Dec 2011

    TTC ART since Dec 2012

    Dx: Seems to be low progestrone
    Drug Cocktails since Jan 2013
    List of Meds: Letrozole, Ovidrel, & Follistim, Prometrium, Endometrin

    BFP #1: Feb 2013; Lost 7 days later, Chem Preg
    BFP #2: June 2013; Lost 4 days later; Chem Preg

    BFP #3: Sept 2013; 6 wks pg; Miscarraige with DNC in Oct 

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  • You have to hold on to what little hope you have and let that get you through, positive thoughts!
    Me: 24 w/ PCOS, DH: 30 w/ MFI
    IVF #1 14 Retrieved, 10 Mature, 8 Fertilized, 1 frozen (4BB)
    3 day transfer of one 8 cell embryo BFN
     IVF #2 14 retrieved, 12 mature, 9 fertilized, 3 frozen (5AB)
    3 day transfer of two 8 cell embryos
    Beta #1 9/19 BFP 90!! Beta #2 9/24 657!! Beta #3 10/01 6,899!!
    1st U/S 10/08 showed one baby with a HB of 122 <3
    PAIF/SAIF Welcome

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  • I've definitely heard of very low initial betas resulting in successful pregnancies. If it doubles on Thurs. you're still in the game. Good luck!
    Me:PCOS, fibroids DH: no issues 
    TTC for 3 years. IVF #1 in Jan 12 - severe OHSS; miscarriage at 11 weeks
    2 myomectomies and 6 hysteroscopies in 2012 and 2013.
    FET in Aug 2013 BFP

     
  • I'm really keeping my fingers crossed for doubling for you!!! I wish you the best.

    TTC since May 2012
    Me: 32 H: 31
    DX: MFI-Very Low Count, I have Hashimotos.
    IVF prep September 2013 cancelled due to Ovarian Cyst
    IVF #1 October 2013 Antagonistic Protocol with ICSI  ER 10/31/13 (18R 16M 11F- 6 blasts to freeze)
    ET delayed due to OHSS 
    FET scheduled for July 8. Delayed due to a crazy high TSH (it had been under control for YEARS!)
    FET #1 8/5/14 sET BFN 

    All welcome!
  • Keep hoping. It is so hard, I know, but that's the best we can do. Thinking of you and hoping the best.

     

  • Thanks everyone! I will def keep you posted. But how do you continue staying positive and hopeful after knock down after knock down?? My DH is trying to remain so strong and hopeful for the both of us, but i just can't stop crying. 
    I totally understand.  With my last beta of 27 my DH was upset I wasn't excited.  I was keeping my guard up.  It was hard for him to understand that.  I had to keep in mind that yes I was pregnant and this can work. If it didnt work this time it definitely can work.  I was pregnant for the first time in my life and now you are too.  There is hope.

    TTC 2007
    Me-OK DH- MFI
    2010 IUI 1-3 Femara + Ovidrill BFN
    Change DR 5/12 IUI 4-5 Natural Cycle BFN
    5/13 DH diagnosed with b1/b3 microdeletion of Y chromosome
    IVF #1 July  Started Lupron 7/5 AF 7/14
    ER 8/1 7R 5M 3F W/ICSI ET 8/6 Moved to 8/7 due to no blast 
    Transferred our UNO embryo Beta #1 27 Beta #2 33 Beta #3 29 CP :(
    IVF #2 Started Lupron 2/14 
    Protocol 10U Lupron, 150 Bravelle, 150 Menopur, HGH for 4 days, Dexamethesone, 
    Supplements 6000mg CoQ10, 100mg DHEA, Vitamin D, Folic Acid, 
    ER 3/12 8R 4 able to be injected 2f with ICSI ET 3/15 2 "perfect" textbook Embryos
    2 crinone, estrace, dexamethesone, doxycycline
    BETA #1 3/26 201  BETA #2 3/28 524  BETA #3 4/5 9,876  Ultrasound April 7 Showed TWINs
    April 18 ultrasound Baby A HB 147   Baby B HB 146  Both measuring 7w1d
    WE ARE TEAM BLUE X2!
    Jonathan Daniel received his angel wings July 23, 2014 :( born 9/20/14
    Jackson Thomas was born October 31, 2014 @ 35w 5d
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  • Remember, it's not where you start, it's the doubling that counts. I do not have any words, because I started at a 25 and it went down from there. But have hope that your numbers will double. I will keep you in my prayers for tomorrow doubling betas.
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    Me-39, HSG 2/13- clear. DS-IUI #1-3/13,300iu Menopur 12 days,3 days Cetrotide, Ovidrel Trigger-BFN. IUI #2 06/13, BFP EDD: 02/22/14 m/c (cp), IUI #3- BFP EDD: 5/17/14 m/c 09/13. Blood work/RPL panel- nk cell/MTHFR mutation- negative. Blood work all good. Unexplained reason for m/c. IUI #4 BFP m/c (cp) 10/13. IUI #5- 12/13 Cancelled. No response. (1)follicle. IUI #5.1- 2/14. IVF Bound

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  • Good luck today!!!
    TTC 2 years- Me and DH (28) with (severely) low sperm count- less than 40 total (last 2 SA showed only 5 and 6 sperm each)
    IVF #1: ER 1/23/13- 4 eggs retrieved, 3 eggs fertilized; ET with 1 embryo 1/28/13 2 frosties beta #1 2/5 was 4.8- beta #2 2/7 3.5; BFN
    FET #1- transferred one beautiful 4AA embie. Praying this is my take home baby. Beta 5/7/13- BFFN!!!
    IVF #2: ER 7/17/13: 6R/3F- transferred 1 blast and 1 10 cell embryo 5dt.   Beta hell.  #1 2.5, #2 2.2- BFFFN! REALLY?
    IVF #3: ER 12/1 and only 2 retrieved.  1 fertilized with ICSI.  Was planning on transferring one fresh and one frozen....fresh was only 14 cells at day 5...CANCELLED and devastated due to 5cm blood filled cyst in ovary and blood in uterus.
    IVF #4: Antagonist protocol with endometrial scratch day one of stims.  ER 4/21: 6R/4M/3F- transferred 2 beautiful blasts (5dt) and one was hatching!  No frosties but hoping we won't need it!  Beta 5/4/14- 444(8dp5dt), Beta #2 10dp5dt 1002!  THIS HAS GOT TO BE IT!!!!!!!!!!  First US 5/15 we saw two of the most beautiful gestational and yolk sacs I have ever seen!  
    ****FINALLY PREGNANT WITH DI/DI TWINS!!!!!!!  

    BRINLEY AND RILEY LONG.  Born November 20, 2014 at 32 wks 3 days.  4lbs7oz and 4lbs5oz.  1 month NICU time for "B's" and growing and feeding.  Now healthy, thriving, beautiful little girls!
     imagehttp://i62.tinypic.com/2dl9ap0.jpgpghttp://oi61.tinypic.com/o7t1y0.jpg

    slthrasher
  • Yay!!! Wonderful news!
    TTC 2 years- Me and DH (28) with (severely) low sperm count- less than 40 total (last 2 SA showed only 5 and 6 sperm each)
    IVF #1: ER 1/23/13- 4 eggs retrieved, 3 eggs fertilized; ET with 1 embryo 1/28/13 2 frosties beta #1 2/5 was 4.8- beta #2 2/7 3.5; BFN
    FET #1- transferred one beautiful 4AA embie. Praying this is my take home baby. Beta 5/7/13- BFFN!!!
    IVF #2: ER 7/17/13: 6R/3F- transferred 1 blast and 1 10 cell embryo 5dt.   Beta hell.  #1 2.5, #2 2.2- BFFFN! REALLY?
    IVF #3: ER 12/1 and only 2 retrieved.  1 fertilized with ICSI.  Was planning on transferring one fresh and one frozen....fresh was only 14 cells at day 5...CANCELLED and devastated due to 5cm blood filled cyst in ovary and blood in uterus.
    IVF #4: Antagonist protocol with endometrial scratch day one of stims.  ER 4/21: 6R/4M/3F- transferred 2 beautiful blasts (5dt) and one was hatching!  No frosties but hoping we won't need it!  Beta 5/4/14- 444(8dp5dt), Beta #2 10dp5dt 1002!  THIS HAS GOT TO BE IT!!!!!!!!!!  First US 5/15 we saw two of the most beautiful gestational and yolk sacs I have ever seen!  
    ****FINALLY PREGNANT WITH DI/DI TWINS!!!!!!!  

    BRINLEY AND RILEY LONG.  Born November 20, 2014 at 32 wks 3 days.  4lbs7oz and 4lbs5oz.  1 month NICU time for "B's" and growing and feeding.  Now healthy, thriving, beautiful little girls!
     imagehttp://i62.tinypic.com/2dl9ap0.jpgpghttp://oi61.tinypic.com/o7t1y0.jpg

  • Fantastic news!  SO Happy for you
    TTC 2007
    Me-OK DH- MFI
    2010 IUI 1-3 Femara + Ovidrill BFN
    Change DR 5/12 IUI 4-5 Natural Cycle BFN
    5/13 DH diagnosed with b1/b3 microdeletion of Y chromosome
    IVF #1 July  Started Lupron 7/5 AF 7/14
    ER 8/1 7R 5M 3F W/ICSI ET 8/6 Moved to 8/7 due to no blast 
    Transferred our UNO embryo Beta #1 27 Beta #2 33 Beta #3 29 CP :(
    IVF #2 Started Lupron 2/14 
    Protocol 10U Lupron, 150 Bravelle, 150 Menopur, HGH for 4 days, Dexamethesone, 
    Supplements 6000mg CoQ10, 100mg DHEA, Vitamin D, Folic Acid, 
    ER 3/12 8R 4 able to be injected 2f with ICSI ET 3/15 2 "perfect" textbook Embryos
    2 crinone, estrace, dexamethesone, doxycycline
    BETA #1 3/26 201  BETA #2 3/28 524  BETA #3 4/5 9,876  Ultrasound April 7 Showed TWINs
    April 18 ultrasound Baby A HB 147   Baby B HB 146  Both measuring 7w1d
    WE ARE TEAM BLUE X2!
    Jonathan Daniel received his angel wings July 23, 2014 :( born 9/20/14
    Jackson Thomas was born October 31, 2014 @ 35w 5d
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  • Ahhhh this is AMAZING news :) SOOOO happy for you!
    TTC since May 2012
    Me: 32 H: 31
    DX: MFI-Very Low Count, I have Hashimotos.
    IVF prep September 2013 cancelled due to Ovarian Cyst
    IVF #1 October 2013 Antagonistic Protocol with ICSI  ER 10/31/13 (18R 16M 11F- 6 blasts to freeze)
    ET delayed due to OHSS 
    FET scheduled for July 8. Delayed due to a crazy high TSH (it had been under control for YEARS!)
    FET #1 8/5/14 sET BFN 

    All welcome!
  • That is awesome news!!!! :)
  • *** Siggy warning *** 

    My first beta was a 6. Second was 36. Third was a 117.  She's 2.5 now and refusing to nap. 

    I remember getting that six and feeling like "WTF. Seriously!" .  But remember, every pregnancy has to start with an 8 or a 6 or a whatever. 


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  • Thanks @Hels... I really needed that success story! My third Beta will be this Tuesday and I am just praying that it continues to go up and I can get my happy ending like you did. Fingers crossed for a stronger third beta!
    Me: 33 DH: 32
    TTC naturally since Dec 2011

    TTC ART since Dec 2012

    Dx: Seems to be low progestrone
    Drug Cocktails since Jan 2013
    List of Meds: Letrozole, Ovidrel, & Follistim, Prometrium, Endometrin

    BFP #1: Feb 2013; Lost 7 days later, Chem Preg
    BFP #2: June 2013; Lost 4 days later; Chem Preg

    BFP #3: Sept 2013; 6 wks pg; Miscarraige with DNC in Oct 

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