Second Beta

I had my second beta test today, it came back at 691. My first beta was 452, so this number isn’t double my first reading and of course, I’m worrying, because that is what I do best. My doctor isn’t concerned about the number (she just wants me to repeat it in 3 days), I had my second blood draw about 46 hours after my first one and I was advised to have it 2 or 3 days later, so I’m hoping that I was just a hair too early to see the number fully doubled. I will go in for another blood draw on Friday but will have to wait until Saturday to get the results since I’m having the draw done in the afternoon. Any insights would be appreciated!

I’m still having moments of absolute disbelief that I am actually pregnant. And still feeling completely normal, no symptoms yet.

One of my dearest friends who has been on long journey of infertility gave birth to her twin girls today. Mom and babies are healthy and doing well, both weighed in at 4 lbs. 11 ounces!

And most of all, thank you for all for your kind comments and outpouring of support. It’s amazing the love I feel at this time and from some of you whom I’ve never met in person. This community is so loving and filled with very incredible people!

I’m going to try to keep calm and carry on……..

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17 thoughts on “Second Beta

  1. I had a rather high first beta with Matthew at 10dp5dt (561), and then it slowed down a smidge and didn’t double perfectly. At ultrasound, we had Matthew and a disintegrating second sac. His twin took off, but then stalled out. I still believe that’s why I didn’t double as expected, and my RE agreed. Don’t worry…. It’s going to be great. But I know it’s hard not to worry.

    AND, I have one blog friend who had a great first beta, then a bad one, then a shaky one… And she has twins today!

    Hang in there!

  2. Wow- that’s a toughie. Not sure honestly. As difficult as it is try and stay calm. I’ve read with multiple embryo transfers there different possibilities- both implanting correctly, one implanting correctly and the other does not…so you just never know. Thinking of you and hope you get clearer results in your next draw. xx

  3. Your hcg does not have to perfectly double for the pregnancy to be healthy. It could be anything from the timing to how many embryos have implanted. They say it should double but there is no rule. The next big milestone is your first u/s around 5w to see how many sacs there are. This is so exciting!!!!!!!!!

  4. Ughh… I wish I knew anything helpful about hcg or had a success story of my own to share. I’d be crazy anxious too, but take heart in that your doctor and a lot of your veteran hcg friends above are optimistic! On my knees for you friend… praying so, so hard that everything will be okay. Hang in there! HUGS!!!!

  5. I am so happy for you!!!! I know how scary the beta waiting game is but do your best not to worry. I know easier said than done. Lucky #5. I will be looking forward to your next post and sending a million positive thoughts your way :)

    • Kim, when you told me that you were finally successful with #5, it really gave me hope….so, THANK YOU! I’m trying not to worry too much about my next beta, I know that worrying isn’t going to help anything. Thank you for your positive thoughts!! xoxo

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