Hcg Levels...? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 12-30-2008, 11:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
Carolyn_mtl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 292
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey!
So I had my beta done yesterday (15 dpo) and the nurse called me back today to say it was 842. Is this "normal" ? Have any of you had yours done and dont mind sharing?
I've had two chemical pgs this past summer, and I have never had a hpt line as dark as the one I took a few days ago (darker and wider than control, using First Response-Rapid results). So Im hoping this one is a sticky bean!
I also dont even know if my dr will want me to come in for another beta, and regardless she is not in the office until Monday, so I have no idea how the numbers are changing.
Thank you!

Carolyn, married to M, momma to K (09/'09) and C (04/'12).
Carolyn_mtl is offline  
#2 of 5 Old 12-31-2008, 02:14 AM
 
Doulatron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi Carolyn,

The levels will increase at different rates for different women. Generally they double every 48 to 72 hours. It's important not to put too much stock in HCG levels because you can have really low levels and still have a very healthy baby. For some women that's just the way it is. Watching those levels can become a real mind game and very quickly turn into a source of worry and stress.

One thing that might be helpful is to sit with the question you are asking - "what are normal hcg levels?" - and dig a bit deeper to the question underneath that. What is making you feel concerned about it? If the deeper question were something like, "I can't believe that I really am pregnant" you could look at ways to connect with your body and your baby right now. I don't know what might ring true for you but let me know if this sounds like a helpful idea, and how it goes if you try it.

Warm wishes,

Aimée
Doulatron is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 12-31-2008, 09:35 AM
 
citizenfong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,125
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I agree with Aimee...there is a HUGE range of normal for hcg levels in early pregnancy.

If you are concerned about viability, which is what I am reading from your post, then you should take a look at this chart.

http://www.advancedfertility.com/earlypre.htm

http://www.bobrow.net/kimberly/birth/hcglevels.html

http://www.betabase.info/showBasicChart.php?type=Single

http://www.babyzone.com/Community/Po...419080&brd=591

You can see that even the charts don't fully agree. My favorite is the third one...wow! What a range!

This is a topic that interests me, because I've had a history of low hcg.

Tracy, doula and Army wife and homeschooling mama to A and E
citizenfong is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 01-02-2009, 12:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
Carolyn_mtl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 292
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey Aimee,
Thank you for the idea. I'm just looking for some re-assurance that everything is fine. I do not think I could handle a third consecutive m/c.
I am trying to connect to my body, but I am not really having any symptoms, and any that I may be having I feel like I am imagining.
I am only 5w1d and I know some people do not feel any symptoms for a number of weeks, I just wish I had some so I could "feel" pregnant.

Carolyn, married to M, momma to K (09/'09) and C (04/'12).
Carolyn_mtl is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 01-04-2009, 11:43 PM
 
saoirse2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carolyn_mtl View Post
Hey Aimee,
Thank you for the idea. I'm just looking for some re-assurance that everything is fine. I do not think I could handle a third consecutive m/c.
I am trying to connect to my body, but I am not really having any symptoms, and any that I may be having I feel like I am imagining.
I am only 5w1d and I know some people do not feel any symptoms for a number of weeks, I just wish I had some so I could "feel" pregnant.
hi momma, mine were 1083 at 16 dpo

your numbers are high!

Try to relax a while, I am sick as a dog, but I was as worried as you at 5 weeks.
I found out I was pg at 9dpo...and had to wait another 3 weeks to feel pg....6 week sickness found me

not in your ddc, but the flag cought my eye

mom to ds '07 first day of a new year, dd '09 in the caul, and  ds '11 at home Oct 24th

saoirse2007 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off