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Ugh, these effing betas. Need some help pls.

OK so they are slowing down and aren't doubling every 48.  

They were drawn at 14, 16 and 18DPO.

1st beta on 3/26 was 328

48 hours later it was 650

48 hours after that, is 1114.

 

WTF.  Why is it slowing?   I don't go back until Wednesday for an ultrasound so this is going to torture me for 5 more days.  UGH.

Any experiences like this out there that turned out good?   

dx'd with severe endo and poor egg quality 3 IUIs were all BFN IVF #1 = c/p IVF #2 = BFN IVF #3 = beautiful baby girl born 2/2011; 8/2011 Surprise BFP - natural m/c at 8w; TTC #2 2011-2012; 2 IUIs = BFN; IVF #1 = BFP 9dp5dt beta = 328; 11dp5dt = 650; 13dp5dt = 1114; 18dp5dt = 4747 BabyFetus Ticker

Re: Ugh, these effing betas. Need some help pls.

  • First of all, betas do slow down in the rate of increase after a certain level (there was a post addressing this the other day). Secondly, betas don't need to double every 48 hours, it's more like 72 hours. Your doctor should actually be looking for at least a 67% increase over the 48 hours. So, don't freak out, your numbers looks great!
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    First of all, betas do slow down in the rate of increase after a certain level (there was a post addressing this the other day). Secondly, betas don't need to double every 48 hours, it's more like 72 hours. Your doctor should actually be looking for at least a 67% increase over the 48 hours. So, don't freak out, your numbers looks great!

    This. Your numbers sound good to me!

    Severe endo & fibroids, IVF #1 BFP with twins, Gabriel Mark (5/20/12) & Zachary David (5/24/12)- said goodbye to my two angels at 17 weeks due to pprom. Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

    IVF#2 FET 9/24, Beta #1 10/3...

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  • imagedrubie:
    First of all, betas do slow down in the rate of increase after a certain level (there was a post addressing this the other day). Secondly, betas don't need to double every 48 hours, it's more like 72 hours. Your doctor should actually be looking for at least a 67% increase over the 48 hours. So, don't freak out, your numbers looks great!

    All of this. Your numbers still look good! I hope you get a great u/s next week to help put your mind at ease :)

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  • Your numbers look great to me too! It is true that as the betas get higher, the multiplying rate goes down, so yours are right on schedule. 
    Julene & Lance, July 6th, 2008** TTC since 2009** Chemical pregnancy Dec 2011** Surprise natural BFP 3-20-12! Beta #1 at 12dpo=108, Beta #2 at 14dpo= 419. 5 week beta (21dpo)= 8,398, 6 week beta (28dpo)= 35,485 **Grow baby, grow!** TTC Blog: http://thequestforlittlelambies.blogspot.com/ Pregnancy Ticker
  • My betas never doubled in 48 hours. My nurse specifically told me to ignore the Internet, because they only wanted a 60% rise in 48 hours. So, your numbers look good to me!
    TTC in 2009, Dx: Unexplained IF
    Three TI cycles (BFP...miscarriage), five IUI attempts and 2.5 IVF cycles later...BFP!!
    12dp5dt: 765; 15dp5dt: 1979; 17dp5dt: 3379...TWINS!!!!!
    Our perfect baby boys were born at 36w1d!! 








  • These are good numbers!!  Doubling every 48 hours is just a rough guide, probably b/c it's easiest to calculate.  Check out betabase.info and you'll see there is a wide range of acceptable doubling times.
    IVF #3 = Feb 2012
    beta#1 3/21 (14dp3dt)=413, beta#2 3/23 (16dp3dt)=785, u/s 4/11
    EDD 11/25/12
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  • I like the way this site presents it:

     https://www.countdowntopregnancy.com/tools/beta_doubling_calculator.php

    but of course betabase has the best calculators 

    S/PAIFW
    Tara & Dave - TTC since September 2006
    PCOS - dx 1999 (amenorrhea) | freakishly long fallopian tubes
    Hypoglycemic | thyroid issues | severely anemic
    Multiple Clomid cycles of 50, 100, 150 - absolutely no response
    Follistim 50/100 | Follistim 75/125 | Follistim 100/150 IUI - all BFNs
    Converted IVF - BFP - m/c | FET - BFN | IVF #2 = BFN
    IVF #3
  • Thanks so much ladies!  It really is reassuring just to hear it from people that have been there.  

    psychm - I am loving that website!!  Thank you for sharing. 

    dx'd with severe endo and poor egg quality 3 IUIs were all BFN IVF #1 = c/p IVF #2 = BFN IVF #3 = beautiful baby girl born 2/2011; 8/2011 Surprise BFP - natural m/c at 8w; TTC #2 2011-2012; 2 IUIs = BFN; IVF #1 = BFP 9dp5dt beta = 328; 11dp5dt = 650; 13dp5dt = 1114; 18dp5dt = 4747 BabyFetus Ticker
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