03 April 2009


The beta results came early today-- 976. Doubling rate is slowing and I am trying not to get neurotic about that. All still fine and normal and my amazing nurse is still happy so I need to try to calm down.

We'll do it again on monday.

I swear this is so incredibly nerve wracking.


Elizabeth said...

I think it is supposed to slow as it nears 1000. Looks good! Check out "batabase" if you want to compare your numbers to other successful pgnc. -- there's a huge range. I obsessed over my betas (they were v. low and slow to double), and it was all for nothing -- turned out fine. Enjoy, enjoy. Best to you!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad they're keeping an eye on you, but as long as a nurse you trust is still optimistic, I would be too.

Of course, I say that knowing that worrying is what you and I DO these days.

Fingers crossed, & waiting to hear more on Monday.

karen alonge said...

sending my love and confidence that everything is fine.

I know it sounds weird, but maybe you could even sort of enjoy the worrying? it's rather sweet to have something so concrete to worry about, in a twisted sort of way...

big hugs,

IVF 40+ said...

I bet it's nerve racking but try and focus on what your body needs you to do now; rest and breathe deeply so that bean can do it's thing.
thanks for being so supportive whilst your going through so much, you are amazing.

Jenn said...

Still praying for you - it will be okay!!! Hang in there and know your lil bean is growing!

Anonymous said...

((HUGS)) i think beta hell is way worse than the 2ww

onwardandsideways said...

This blog post doesn't get into betas, but it may help a bit. The numbers are all over the charts for everybody. If your nurse is still not panicked, then I don't think you need to be either. Fingers and toes crossed for you... and yes, do 'normal' pregnant ladies get to suffer like this? No, they do not. Jeez!