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Beta timing question

Hi ladies,

I'm still too nervous to intro over here, but was hoping you don't mind if I ask a question. Smile

I am still in shock, but believe it or not, my first and second betas have come back with great numbers (in siggy) and a doubling time of 35 hours.  My RE is very happy with the results, but wants me to return for beta # 3 in one week...is that normal?  I thought they were usually done every 2-3 days? Anyone know what kind of doubling time I should be looking for-- 31-72 hours or something else?

TIA!

After 5 TI Clomid cycles, 5 IUIs, and 2 IVFs we finally got our BFP!
Beta#1 (12dp3dt)= 353, Beta#2 (15dp3dt)= 1466, Beta#3 (22dp3dt)= 14,139, First u/s: TWINS!!
After 10 weeks of bedrest, our two little ladies joined us at 28w6d
Lilypie Premature Baby tickers

Re: Beta timing question

  • Mine were done a week apart. My numbers are in my siggy. That is just how my RE does them for everyone. GL and congrats. 
    TTC since 2006
    Me: 36 DH: 40
    DH dx azoospermia My dx: RA & AMA
    d-IUI's--6/10, 7/13 & 8/4: all BFN
    d-IVF#1--Lupron/Menopur/Bravelle/Novarel; mini-dose protocol
    ER: 10/25--18R; 14F; ET: 10/28--3dt of 2 embies; 3 blasts frozen
    + HPT 11/4; Beta #1--14dp3dt: 441; Beta #2--21dp3dt: 9298
    One beautiful jelly bean growing! Saw h/b on 11/28 and 12/5!!!
    P/SAIF welcome
    <a href="http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b315/mandalinn/?action=view
  • image mandalinn25:
    Mine were done a week apart. My numbers are in my siggy. That is just how my RE does them for everyone. GL and congrats. 

    Thanks so much!  I thought for sure I would be off the hook for a 3rd beta OR if I had to return it would be on Wednesday.

    Many congrats on your pregnancy! I can't believe how far along you are already!

    After 5 TI Clomid cycles, 5 IUIs, and 2 IVFs we finally got our BFP!
    Beta#1 (12dp3dt)= 353, Beta#2 (15dp3dt)= 1466, Beta#3 (22dp3dt)= 14,139, First u/s: TWINS!!
    After 10 weeks of bedrest, our two little ladies joined us at 28w6d
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers
  • We have the same drs office. They did a one week follow up with me also. I think it depends on the clinic.

     04/04/12 ? Beta # 1 ? 134, Progesterone 106 ? 14 days

    04/06/12 ? Beta # 2 - 283, Progesterone 96 ? 16 days

    04/13/12 ? Beta # 3 ? 906, Progesterone 90 ? 19 days

     

    04/16/12 - Beta # 4 ? 11,781, Progesterone 88 - 27 days

     

    SAIF/PAIF Welcome

    We have been TTTC since July 2008:

    Irregular cycles, high prolactin, dilated right tube, cysts, male IF

    IUI # 1 ~ 12/09/10 ~ 50 mg Clomid, 250 mg Ovidrel = BFN

    IUI #2 ~ 01/09/11, #3~ 02/11/11 & # 4.2~ 04/19/11~ 20 mg Tamoxifen, 250 mg Ovidrel = BFN

    IUI # 5 ~ 09/28/11, # 6 ~ 11/23/11, & # 7~ 12/17/12~ 112.5 iu Gonal F, 250 mg Ovidrel = BFN

    12/14/11 ~ IVF consult
    IVF #1 ~ 02/15/12 BCP, 02/29/12 10 units Lupron, 3/9/12 Baseline,
    03/09/12 stimms 250 iu Gonal F, 5 units Lupron ~ 03/20/12 ER = 5 eggs ~ 03/23/12 ET = One-4BF transfered~ Beta # 1 04/04/12 = 134 ~ Beta # 2 04/06/12 = 283 ~ Beta # 3 04/09/12 = 906

    Due date 12/08/12 :-)
    Born 12/15/12 :)


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    We have the same drs office. They did a one week follow up with me also. I think it depends on the clinic.

     04/04/12 ? Beta # 1 ? 134, Progesterone 106 ? 14 days

    04/06/12 ? Beta # 2 - 283, Progesterone 96 ? 16 days

    04/13/12 ? Beta # 3 ? 906, Progesterone 90 ? 19 days

     

    04/16/12 - Beta # 4 ? 11,781, Progesterone 88 - 27 days

     

    Thanks, Angela! I was hoping you would answer.  Refresh my memory, when did you go in for your first u/s?

    After 5 TI Clomid cycles, 5 IUIs, and 2 IVFs we finally got our BFP!
    Beta#1 (12dp3dt)= 353, Beta#2 (15dp3dt)= 1466, Beta#3 (22dp3dt)= 14,139, First u/s: TWINS!!
    After 10 weeks of bedrest, our two little ladies joined us at 28w6d
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers
  • image chels38026:

    image mandalinn25:
    Mine were done a week apart. My numbers are in my siggy. That is just how my RE does them for everyone. GL and congrats. 

    Thanks so much!  I thought for sure I would be off the hook for a 3rd beta OR if I had to return it would be on Wednesday.

    Many congrats on your pregnancy! I can't believe how far along you are already!

    Thank you! I can't believe it either. She is going to be here soon. I am so it ready. Lol.  

    TTC since 2006
    Me: 36 DH: 40
    DH dx azoospermia My dx: RA & AMA
    d-IUI's--6/10, 7/13 & 8/4: all BFN
    d-IVF#1--Lupron/Menopur/Bravelle/Novarel; mini-dose protocol
    ER: 10/25--18R; 14F; ET: 10/28--3dt of 2 embies; 3 blasts frozen
    + HPT 11/4; Beta #1--14dp3dt: 441; Beta #2--21dp3dt: 9298
    One beautiful jelly bean growing! Saw h/b on 11/28 and 12/5!!!
    P/SAIF welcome
    <a href="http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b315/mandalinn/?action=view
  • We went for our first OB ultra sound at 7 weeks.

    Which was last Tuesday. We got to hear the HB :-) DH and I cried. So amazing!

    SAIF/PAIF Welcome

    We have been TTTC since July 2008:

    Irregular cycles, high prolactin, dilated right tube, cysts, male IF

    IUI # 1 ~ 12/09/10 ~ 50 mg Clomid, 250 mg Ovidrel = BFN

    IUI #2 ~ 01/09/11, #3~ 02/11/11 & # 4.2~ 04/19/11~ 20 mg Tamoxifen, 250 mg Ovidrel = BFN

    IUI # 5 ~ 09/28/11, # 6 ~ 11/23/11, & # 7~ 12/17/12~ 112.5 iu Gonal F, 250 mg Ovidrel = BFN

    12/14/11 ~ IVF consult
    IVF #1 ~ 02/15/12 BCP, 02/29/12 10 units Lupron, 3/9/12 Baseline,
    03/09/12 stimms 250 iu Gonal F, 5 units Lupron ~ 03/20/12 ER = 5 eggs ~ 03/23/12 ET = One-4BF transfered~ Beta # 1 04/04/12 = 134 ~ Beta # 2 04/06/12 = 283 ~ Beta # 3 04/09/12 = 906

    Due date 12/08/12 :-)
    Born 12/15/12 :)


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  • image angela2004:

    We went for our first OB ultra sound at 7 weeks.

    Which was last Tuesday. We got to hear the HB :-) DH and I cried. So amazing!

    Yes, I remember your post now Smile 

    Wow...so you are graduated already? Did they do any u/s at the RE's office before you went to your OB?

    After 5 TI Clomid cycles, 5 IUIs, and 2 IVFs we finally got our BFP!
    Beta#1 (12dp3dt)= 353, Beta#2 (15dp3dt)= 1466, Beta#3 (22dp3dt)= 14,139, First u/s: TWINS!!
    After 10 weeks of bedrest, our two little ladies joined us at 28w6d
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers
  • image mandalinn25:
    image chels38026:

    image mandalinn25:

    Thank you! I can't believe it either. She is going to be here soon. I am so it ready. Lol.  

    Awww Smile I love the name you picked!

    After 5 TI Clomid cycles, 5 IUIs, and 2 IVFs we finally got our BFP!
    Beta#1 (12dp3dt)= 353, Beta#2 (15dp3dt)= 1466, Beta#3 (22dp3dt)= 14,139, First u/s: TWINS!!
    After 10 weeks of bedrest, our two little ladies joined us at 28w6d
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers
  • I have an in-take appt on May 8th and I get to meet my OB on May 25th.

    But I am still being watched by the RE's office because my left ovary is 21 cm with cysts on it. I have follow up ultrasound tomorrow to check on it. My right ovary is also swollen with cysts. I have been in pain since the ET. Last week I ended up with an emergency ultra sound because my stomach swelled up over night. It's not been fun. BUT on the bright side I get to see the baby and the HB :-)

    SAIF/PAIF Welcome

    We have been TTTC since July 2008:

    Irregular cycles, high prolactin, dilated right tube, cysts, male IF

    IUI # 1 ~ 12/09/10 ~ 50 mg Clomid, 250 mg Ovidrel = BFN

    IUI #2 ~ 01/09/11, #3~ 02/11/11 & # 4.2~ 04/19/11~ 20 mg Tamoxifen, 250 mg Ovidrel = BFN

    IUI # 5 ~ 09/28/11, # 6 ~ 11/23/11, & # 7~ 12/17/12~ 112.5 iu Gonal F, 250 mg Ovidrel = BFN

    12/14/11 ~ IVF consult
    IVF #1 ~ 02/15/12 BCP, 02/29/12 10 units Lupron, 3/9/12 Baseline,
    03/09/12 stimms 250 iu Gonal F, 5 units Lupron ~ 03/20/12 ER = 5 eggs ~ 03/23/12 ET = One-4BF transfered~ Beta # 1 04/04/12 = 134 ~ Beta # 2 04/06/12 = 283 ~ Beta # 3 04/09/12 = 906

    Due date 12/08/12 :-)
    Born 12/15/12 :)


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  • My second one was 2 days later, and the third a week later. I also have to go in tomorrow for a 4th. Our RE doesn't do u/s until 7 1/2 weeks, so I think that's the reason for the follow up betas once a week. They just want to make sure everything is still rising and there is no reason to see you earlier.

    Congratulations on your pregnancy!

    TTC since 04/2010
    Ovarian cancer survivor
    DH= low motility
    2/9/11 lap & hysteroscopy- uterine polyp & scar tissue removed
    3/25/11 IUI#1= BFP m/c; D&C at 7w3d (Trisomy 16)
    IUIs #2, #3, #4 and #5= BFNs
    Onto IVF #1= BFN
    FET 4/6/12= 2 extended blasts transferred, with one hatching
    Beta 1= 607; Beta 2= 1,564; Beta 3= 24,439; Beta 4= over 64,000
    First u/s on 5/10= TWINS! Heartbeats 158 and 160!
    It's a boy and a girl!
    Pregnancy Ticker
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    Huge congrats to my beautiful BFPB lmj8284, due June 2012!
    "When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." -FDR
  • Congrats!  A lot of REs don't even do more than 2 betas and just wait until the first u/s after that.

    My beta timing was weird because were going on vacation the day after the first one.  So my first was at 11dpo, and my next one wasn't until I was 5w3d and they did the first u/s that day too. 

    One important thing to keep in mind is that once betas get into the thousands, like yours already are, the doubling time slows way down -- so don't expect to see it having doubled within the 48-72 time frame, necessarily.  It might, but not necessarily and it doesn't mean there's anything wrong if it doesn't double that fast at this point.


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  • I had one at 15dp5dt and another one a week later at 23dp5dt.... I think it just depends on the RE. They were still able to tell my doubling time even though the betas were a week apart. 

    Good Luck and hope to see you soon!

    Me: 32 DH: 36
    TTC since 3/2010
    Dx: Azoospermia in 3/2011
    All b/w, U/S, genetic testing normal, biopsy in 5/2011 confirmed production problem
    successful mTESE in 11/11!
    IVF#1 ER 3/27 5dt of 1 blast 4/1
    Beta 1 on 4/16: 1017!!!
    baby boy due 12/17/12
    He is here! December 27, 2012
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  • Oh also I had read that once it gets over 1000 it starts to slow down. I was nervous because mine was 69.5 hours between beta#1 and 2 but that is normal for that range...
    Me: 32 DH: 36
    TTC since 3/2010
    Dx: Azoospermia in 3/2011
    All b/w, U/S, genetic testing normal, biopsy in 5/2011 confirmed production problem
    successful mTESE in 11/11!
    IVF#1 ER 3/27 5dt of 1 blast 4/1
    Beta 1 on 4/16: 1017!!!
    baby boy due 12/17/12
    He is here! December 27, 2012
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  • Thanks everyone for your help! I'm hoping to intro over here for real if next week's beta goes well.
    After 5 TI Clomid cycles, 5 IUIs, and 2 IVFs we finally got our BFP!
    Beta#1 (12dp3dt)= 353, Beta#2 (15dp3dt)= 1466, Beta#3 (22dp3dt)= 14,139, First u/s: TWINS!!
    After 10 weeks of bedrest, our two little ladies joined us at 28w6d
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers
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