FET and Beta Timing Question — The Bump

FET and Beta Timing Question

Hi Ladies,

I'm not super active on the bump, but I always consider you my go to source for answers to my IVF questions since you always have such great advice. I'm in the process of preparing for my FET scheduled for May 6th. I was told by a new nurse at my clinic that the initial beta would be on 5/13. That seems a little early to me. I wanted to see if any of you had a beta this early after a FET or if there is a chance she might be mistaken on the date. She did seem to struggle w/ figuring out the date during our conversation on the phone initially, but towards the end of our conversation she reassured me that was the correct date. As always, your feedback is appreciated!
Me 30 mild PCOS w/o insulin resistance DH 32 low count & motility after vasectomy reversal 
Married 10/2007 TTC since 2013 
IVF#1: Jan 2014 - Lupron trigger - due to high risk of severe OHSS; E2 at trigger - 6984  
ER - 1/28 35 retrieved, 22 mature, 14 fertilized (ICSI) 
ET - 2/2 cancelled due to mild OHSS 6 blasts frozen 
FET #1: Mar 2014 - long lupron protocol 
5/6/14 - Two blasts transferred, one hatching! 
5/11 5dp5dt BFP! Beta #1 262 (9dp5dt), Beta #2 756 (13dp5dt), Beta #3 1738 (15dp5dt)
6/3/14 - u/s showed one beautiful baby with a heartbeat of 123, EDD 1/19/15


Re: FET and Beta Timing Question

  • I know my clinic does 9dp5dt for first beta after FET.

    All welcome
    Me (35), DH (32) married in May 2013
    Dx PCOS 2006 DX hypothyroid 2013
    11/2013-Hysteroscopy to remove mystery scar tissue
    11/2013 IUI #1 using Femara and Repronex- switched to IVF for too many follies and then cancelled due to lack of growth after more than three weeks of playing with the meds
    1/2/14 New doc, new office: Add Metformin 1500mg, Synthroid increased to 75mcg, bunch of OTC supplements
    1/28/14 ER # 1 and 2 (yes, that's two ERs in one cycle...long story) 14R, 14M, 12F, 5 made it to blast for CCS biopsy
    2/25/14 CCS results in: three healthy frosties!!
    4/10/14 FET cancelled due to mucus and lining.  Different med protocol for FET 1.2
    5/2/14 Transfer of one CCS'd and completely hatched 6 day blast
    5/11/14 BFP!!!   First Beta 99  5/13/14 Second Beta 170

  • That does seem early to me, but then again my RE makes you wait sooooo long.

    dx:  Unexplained IF
     TTC since May 2011, 1 year trying, and then 3 TI, 2 IUI = BFN
    IVF #1 (May 2013):  Antagonist Protocol: 
    24R, 18M, 15F w/ICSI; 5dt of 2 early blasts, no frosties = BFN
    IVF #2 (August 2013):  Lupron Stop Protocol: 
    28R, 23M, 15F w/ICSI; 5dt of 1 partially hatched blast, 7 frosties = BFP
    EDD 5/23/14, blighted ovum (6w6d), D&C (8w6d)
    FET #1 (April 2014):  transferred 2 5d blasts = BFP
    C.J. born 01/09/15

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    My old RE used to do first betas at the equivalent of 11 dpo.  So, if you have a 5 day blast being transferred, it was 6dp5dt.  However, that is super early and can give false negatives.  Your beta is just a little later than that.  My current RE does 2 weeks after transfer.  So, we have to wait forever!

    Good luck! 


    ~SAIF/PAIF/Everyone Welcome~ 

    Me= 37 and DH = 41 

    Dx: DOR, Endo, APA+ (really high beta 2 glycoprotein antibody and high everything else tested), heterozygous MTHFR mutation, positive for lupus anticoagulant, high FSH, low AMH and both tubes blocked (per HSG on 3/8/11)

    IVF #1 - long lupron (with HGH, intralipids, lovenox and BA); 4 retrieved, 3 fertilized; ET 2 blasts and 1 frozen = BFN

    IVF #2 - a version of antagonist with EPP (with HGH, intralipids, lovenox and BA); 6 retrieved, 4 mature, 3 fertilized, 2 blasts and 1 frozen blast transferred on day 5 = BFN.

    IVF #3 April was postponed to May, May was canceled. June/July was canceled. Had a cyst aspiration and then began IVF #3 in August. ER on 8/22; ET on 8/24 with AH. +HPT on 9/5. Beta #1 (11dpo) = 3; Beta #2 (15dpo) = 29; Beta #3 (17dpo) = 60; Beta #4 (19 dpo) = 118. Heartbeat at 6 weeks 6 days =132.  Lil is here!

    TTC#2:  Trigger + TI = BFN; Clomid + Trigger + IUI = BFN.

    IVF #4:  BCP + MDLF + Lovenox = 7R, 1F = Transferred 1 6-cell embryo on day 3 = BFN

    IVF #5:  MDLF + Lovenox = 4R, 1F = Transferred 1 10-cell compacting embryo on day 3 = BFN

    IVF #6:  (New RE):  Long Antagonist November 2014 (transferred two 8 cell grade 1 embryos and froze one blast) = BFN

    FET#1:  BFN

  • Mine does it 9 days past a 5dt ...
    ***siggy/ticker warning***

    Me:36 DH:38 TTC#1 since 4/2012
    Me DX: Hashimotos,Hypothyroid, DOR, MTHFR,  DH: normal

     IUI #1-#4 BFNs and a few cancelled cycles in the mix.
    - poor responder
    ***Suprise BFP on 6/13/13. Natural MC @6wks 3days
    IVF#1 and 2- Cancelled due to no response on max stimms
    FET 5/20- BFP
    1st Beta- 641
    2nd beta- 2166
    Sono- TWINS!!!!
    Two Boys! Born January 2015 @36 weeks.  Healthy and no NICU!  So blessed!


  • Mine was eight days after transfer (and I think that was because I transferred 6-day-old embryos).

    N14 Nov. Siggy: CELEBRATION!
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    TTC since 2011
    Aug. - Sept. 2013 - dIUIs = BFNs
    January 2014 - IVF = 3 freezer babies
    March 2014 - FET of AA and AB blast = BFP! Twins! 
    Nov. 7, 2014 - Wilhelmina "Willa" Suzanne (4lb 14oz) and Ari Jose (6lb 4oz) were born via CS
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