Pregnant after 35

Update: HCG lab results...

Hi ladies,

I finally got some news this morning.  I don't know if these numbers are good or not since the OB said that I am in the "grey" area.  My beta on 11/16 was 15,875 and on 11/19 was 17,992.  My progesterone was 23.63.

I read on Dr. Google that beta values don't increase much after 6,000.  I am 7 weeks today but seems like my betas should be higher.

What thoughts do you ladies have?   Is there still hope for us?

Me, 41; DH 38; TTC since July 2012, 1st round of Clomid, BFP on 10/19, what an incredible blessing!  M/c on 7w3d; D&C on 11/30; 4th round of Clomid 100mg = BFP on 04/19!!! M/c #2 at 7w; D&C on 5/30, then repeat D&C on 7/1.  Saline u/s on 8/2, uterus looks great!  Will start TTC in 09/13 w/ Clomid 100mg. Surprise natural BFP on 8/25!!! Beta #1=95, #2=182, #3=404!  EDD 5/4/13...Grow baby grow!


Re: Update: HCG lab results...

  • I consider any increase good but then I am not a Dr. I know you are having a hard time with your Dr getting the attention you need. Still pretty early in your pregnancy, Have you considered changing you Dr?

    In my previous pregnancy, I did not care for the practice, it was a large practice, I really felt I was being treated like a number.  I go to a very small practice, now, they treat me like I am the only patient they have. 

  • Going up is definitely better than going down. You certainly don't get the quick doubling times at 7 weeks that you do very early on, so this may be okay. (But I am SO NOT a doctor.)  I would stay positive and, yes, as TX-Bride said, if the pregnancy continues, I would look around for another doctor who is going to take better care of you.

    When is your next beta draw? I think you said you were getting a u/s on Thursday. I'll keep cheering for your little bean and sending lots of positive vibes your way! Right Hug

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  • Its a great sign that numbers are rising and progesterone is high. Betas are just so hard to interpret and I think give more stress. I am hoping for a great ultrasound this week good luck!
    TTC since Dec. 2010. Me: 37, DH: 38...unexplained RPL
    BFP #1 - missed m/c 4.18.11 found @8w3d, d&c @13w 
    BFP #2 blighted ovum found 8.2011 @8w, misoprostol
    BFP#3 - missed m/c 6.11.12 @ 9w3d, d&c revealed extra chromosome 15
    BFP#4 8.10.12, DD born 4/26/13
  • I do know hcg slows down once it reaches a certain level and your progesterone looks good, I hope you get more definitive answers on Thursday, keeping my fingers crossed for you.
    nate and teddy
    Me 41 DH 46  Not actively ttc, surprise BFP on 1/6/11! 4/1/11 m/c our sunshine at 16wks after complications from CVS test. TTC #2 **5th cycle 12/6/11 BFP! Missed m/c at 9 weeks 1/21/12, trisomy 14. Two Chemical PG 3/12&7/12
    ** BFP 8/16/12 beta #1 148! beta#2 407 beta #3 4000 u/s 9.10 1 lovely hb 126, Baby Boy is due 04/28/13!!
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  • When I miscarried, my HCG levels plummeted. So I'm going to say it's a good thing.

    I hope your U/S on Thursday goes well! Sending you good juju!
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