I had a beta and progesterone drawn yesterday and am waiting patiently for my results. I was hoping my MW would call me tonight!
Does anyone have any numbers they want to share? :)
I had blood drawn last Monday and again on Wednesday. Monday's was 143, I think, and Wednesday's was 314 which is a doubling time of 29hrs. I had light brown spotting for 5 days so I was relieved to hear those numbers. The spotting has stopped for a few days now and as far as I know I'm still pregnant, : ).
I hope you get some good numbers.
I had a beta on 2/27 which was 12dpIUI and it was 140. The repeat on 2/29 at 14dpIUI was 273 which is a doubling time of 47 hours. I would love to have one more but my RE says it is not necessary. My progesterone was also drawn at the first one and it was 92. I am on progesterone supplements though.
May I ask why you have this tested? I'm not getting my first apt till 8 wks because that's the earliest the doc will see me. We don't have midwives where I live so I'm looking into traveling midwives.... Don't think they come up here (high altitude) so I will probably end up with the same delivery as last time which was just awesome (hospital).
Anyway, jus curious!
In my case I have a history of fibroids (estrogen dominance) and low progesterone levels. A year ago I also had an "open myomectomy" - surgical removal of the fibroid where they cut into the uterus from the top like a C-section. I guess there was a question if I might need progesterone supplementation. It looks like it's going fine so far... trying to not focus on this too much and I'm not repeating the test for that reason.
Juliee- If you have concerns about hormone levels because of bf, maybe you can aske them to check your betas? All it is is a quick poke for a blood draw, and then another a day, or a few days later, to see where you're at. They took my progesterone, too, which is what I'm guessing you may be slightly concerned about? If you need reassurance, I would call them and ask them to check. There's not dr visit or exam or anything.... :) Sometimes, like with any other test, it only adds unnecessary worry, though, too.
I got mine today and the hcg was 2563 but the progesterone was only 15 - not sure exactly how far along I am (5w?)
The progesterone has me concerned......
I haven't been in to see my MW but I just went to the lab. I had an unexplained 13 week loss 2 years ago, and it really rattled me.
I'm also considered high risk (for mc at least) due to my very advanced maternal age. Of course, not to be pessimistic, but I need to prepared for the worst.
I think every doctor is different - when I saw an OB for my first 6 years ago, they routinely send you out for one? Kind of like you don't believe you that you're pregnant?
I don't remember getting the #s back then, just "you're pregnant". (duh).