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Slow Rising HCG Q - Looking for Hope

Hi Ladies - I just found out that my HCG only made a slight increase in 96 hours. 

I'm devastated and hoping to hang on to a shred of hope, but preparing myself nonetheless. Beta #1 at 12 DPO was 28.5 and progesterone was 17.5.

I had beta #2 this morning at 16 DPO and my HCG is only 49 and progesterone is 19.  

Has anyone else struggled with not doubling numbers or should I just resign myself to nature running its course?

Beta #3 will be on Wed, but the waiting is going to kill me. Thanks. 

Me, 33, DH, 36
Me - Right Tube blocked & Hashi's. DH - Fine
Trying for baby #2 since July 2011
6 natural & 6 medicated cycles, all BFN. 1 missed mc in 10/11.
Surprise natural BFP on 6/18/12, CP on 6/27/12
Began stims (Bravelle & Menopur) for IVF #1 on 7/20/12
ER on 8/2 , 7R, 5F ET on 8/7, 2 embies transferred
Beta #1 - 231 (9dp5dt), Beta #2 - 695 (12pd5dt)

Re: Slow Rising HCG Q - Looking for Hope

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    I don't have experience with this either, but just wanted to send my T&P. Good luck!
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    I'm sorry, those numbers don't sound great. :-( There are some women over on PgAL who had very slow-rising betas at the beginning and everything is looking good now, though, so don't count yourself out yet. If I were you, I would prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

    If you have any pain or bleeding, though, get medical attention asap. Slow-rising betas *can* indicate an ectopic. I hope things turn around and start looking up for you!


    BFP1: DD1 born April 2011 at 34w1d via unplanned c/s due to HELLP, DVT 1 week PP
    BFP2: 3/18/12, blighted ovum, natural m/c @ 7w4d
    BFP3: DD2 born Feb 2013 at 38w4d via unplanned RCS due to uterine dehiscence

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