Pregnant after a Loss

When did you get your betas checked?

KyCade3013KyCade3013 member
edited July 2016 in Pregnant after a Loss
Hi All, trying to figure out when is a good time to have my betas checked. Do most people get this done at 4 weeks, 5 weeks, 6 weeks or sooner? I want to switch doctors which is why I'm asking, I want to have a game plan on the phone and in case an appointment takes long (which it probably won't) but just in case. I have a couple doctors I'm calling, might possibly make 2 appts if both seem good to compare. 

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Re: When did you get your betas checked?

  • Doc tested me at 17-21 dpo, 35 dpo & 46 dpo
     
     
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  • 15 and 17 dpo 

     

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  • I got mine the day I got a positive hpt and two days later.
    TW: MMC
    BFP1 12/24/14 - EDD 09/07/15 (D/C 8w1d)
    BFP2 6/12/15 - EDD 2/22/16 (D/C 10w3d)
    ———
    Diagnoses and Treatments
    PCOS (myo-inositol, excercize)
    Indeterminant levels of APS IgM antibodies (baby aspirin)
    Sub-septate uterus (hysteroscopic septoplasty 12/18/15)
    ———
    BFP3 05/02/16 EDD 01/09/17 DS born 01/05/17
    BFP4 01/28/19 EDD 10/?/19 🤞🙏

  • I had betas checked at my first appointment at 6 weeks- they didn't trend them but just wanted to make sure they were over 5000 before I had my first ultrasound. They were over 21,000! 
  • I got put on hold for eternity. They said you meet with a nurse practitioner for a blood draw at 6 weeks to confirm pregnancy. Then ultra sound thereafter. Kind of blows. 
  • I had mine drawn at 8dp5dt and then every two days after that for about a week. I was working with an RE so a regular OB is probably different. 

    The first draw doesn't mean much without a second draw to see if it is doubling. 

    ***TW****MC mentioned & BFP mentioned***


    me 38 DH 39.  
    TTC#1 since July 2014
    AMH 0.1, DOR, Poor responder
    Moved to Prague, Czech Republic for IVF
    2 Natural IVF cycles, 3 full IVF cycles, 4 transfers, 1 BFP - heard heartbeat at 6w5d
    Diagnosed MMC at 9w1d on 11/30/15
    Headed back home to Colorado 12/12/15

    DE attempt in Czech Republic!! 

    March trip to Prague canceled due to Pancreatitis. :sob:
    Headed to Prague April 30
    3 different donors resulted in 1 PGS tested embryo and 1 fresh embryo
    2 embryo's transferred (from 2 different donors) on 5/10/16
    BFP on 5/15/16 at 5dp5dt
    Beta 1 = 81 at 8dp5dt, Beta 2 = 295 at 10dp5dt, Beta 3 = 891 at 12dt5dt. Beta 4 = 2114 at 14dp5dt, Beta 5 = 4916 at 16dp5dt, Beta 6 = 13252 at 19dp5dt
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  • I had three draws this time, twice in week 6 and once in week 7 because I asked for another... Last pregnancy with a terrible OB I only had them at my 8 week mega blood work.

    Every practice is different, the more important thing is the rate they change no matter how far along you are. Good luck finding a provider your happy with! Make sure they listen to your concerns and don't just inform you what to do.
  • I had mine drawn at 12DPO and will be again tomorrow at 14DPO.
    Me: 23 | DH: 27
    Married: 10.11.15
    MC #1: June 2014
    MC #2: December 2015
    APS Diagnosis: February 2016
    BFP 7/24, EDD 4/5/17
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  • I have had 10dpo (BFP day), 13 DPO, 16DPO and 21 DPO.  It will get checked again next week at my appointment (30DPO) and probably weekly after that through first tri. I am seeing the RE for recurrent losses.
    ****TW****

    Me: 39 DH: 40
    Married: 12/6/2014

    BFP#1: 1/20/15      MC: 2/14/15
    BFP#2: 10/28/15    MC: 11/24/15
    BFP#3:  3/20/16     MC: 4/26/16
    BFP#4:  7/15/16     DD: 3/18/17
    BFP#5:  5/1/18     EDD: 1/12/19
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  • I'm having trouble finding a doctor that will do before 6 weeks. Does a darker bfp everyday mean anything? 
  • It's always been a good sign for me, but I know there are some ladies here that they didn't always get darker even though their betas were fine.
    TW: MMC
    BFP1 12/24/14 - EDD 09/07/15 (D/C 8w1d)
    BFP2 6/12/15 - EDD 2/22/16 (D/C 10w3d)
    ———
    Diagnoses and Treatments
    PCOS (myo-inositol, excercize)
    Indeterminant levels of APS IgM antibodies (baby aspirin)
    Sub-septate uterus (hysteroscopic septoplasty 12/18/15)
    ———
    BFP3 05/02/16 EDD 01/09/17 DS born 01/05/17
    BFP4 01/28/19 EDD 10/?/19 🤞🙏

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