Fertile Schmertile

March 18, 2008

Numbers Not Doubling

Filed under: anxiety,infertility,IVF,pregnancy test — by M. @ 2:33 pm

which really makes me nervous.  I went for a second beta today, 72 hours after the first one.  In 48 hours they like to see the original number go up about 60%.  Mine only went from 107 to 159.  The nurse was waiting to hear back from the doc to see how to advise me, so I have been waiting here all day antsy (I actually said at lunch–“they must wait til after lunch to give the bad news!”) and finally at 3 I called them.

The nurse said its not definitive either way…if it was staying the same or going down, they’d say I was miscarrying, but its just a wait and see right now.  So I’ll probably go in for another blood draw on Weds to see better what’s what. 

Pray for me and my beanie baby!



  1. Aww. Well, I’ll get busy praying.

    Comment by mrsyak — March 18, 2008 @ 3:24 pm |Reply

  2. Your in my prayers and thoughts. I know a few ladies had non-doubling betas at first and then went on to have helathy successful pg. Some of them had Drs tell them that it is posable that origianly two implanted and then only one kep growing. I am sure that doesn’t make it any easier but I really do hope that there is at least one little embie still growing and dividing in you.

    Comment by Kittylove — March 18, 2008 @ 3:33 pm |Reply

  3. Thinking of you.

    Comment by Sheridan — March 18, 2008 @ 7:09 pm |Reply

  4. Holy crap that’s scary. At least it went up a little bit! But it would have been nice to come back with more peace of mind, wouldn’t it. I will definitely be thinking of you…

    Comment by carissawords — March 18, 2008 @ 7:48 pm |Reply

  5. good luck! I hope that number goes up!

    Comment by heather — March 18, 2008 @ 9:11 pm |Reply

  6. Praying for you 🙂

    Comment by melbagirl — March 18, 2008 @ 9:37 pm |Reply

  7. {HUGS}

    Comment by emilythehopeless — March 19, 2008 @ 3:09 pm |Reply

  8. Sending you prayers and hoping for good news soon.

    Comment by Coco — March 20, 2008 @ 11:45 am |Reply

  9. Sending you all my prayers and best wishes ((((hugs))))

    Comment by thanksgivingmom — March 20, 2008 @ 1:54 pm |Reply

  10. I was checking in w/ a mutual friend while on vacation and away from my PC… I was so glad to hear the first great report of numbers! I’ve been praying for you, and will continue to do so. I cannot imagine how hard this has all been for you to go through! You have SO many people thinking of you.

    Comment by StorkWatcher — March 21, 2008 @ 5:03 am |Reply

  11. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you…Good luck.
    Thanks for an informative blog.

    Comment by 2weeks2much — March 22, 2008 @ 1:40 pm |Reply

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