Hi April moms!
Just wondering which ones of you have had a beta HCG level checked yet? I had my first one 2 days ago, 12 days after a 2-day embryo transfer (equivalent of 14 dpo) and it was 80. Today I had a repeat one and it was 160 at the equivalent of 16 dpo. This adds up to a doubling rate of 48 hours.
I have read a lot oN this topic, including scientific articles, and keep finding that my doubling rate is within normal. Apparently the normal doubling rates are between 31 and 72 hours. However, I can't help but feeling a little anxious by looking at other boards and finding that so many women had doubling rates between 25 and 38 hours at this stage...
So my rational side wants to be reassured that I am within normal, but the on the other hand my emotional side keeps me worried. I was wondering whether you have your beta HCGs from this pregnancy for comparison, or your hCG progression from previous pregnancies?
By the way, what is it about being pregnant that makes us worried all the time? Every little step along the way, I feel happy to have surpassed another hurdle, only to start worrying about the next hurdle ahead to overcome... Crazy!!! This is my first pregnancy so everything is very new to me!