I found out I was pregnant on Monday. I called the dr. to schedule an appt - I won't go in until I'm 8 weeks, so I'm not getting any beta tests done. I've seen a lot of people on here posting their beta #s. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but can anyone explain to me what they are and why they are needed? If it's super important, I'll call my dr. back and request the test. Thanks!!