Sorry it took so long to update my blog, but I was having my infusion and it is hard to type on my phone.
Beta #1 12DPO- 257
Beta #2 14DPO- 621
Doubling time of 37.7 hours.
Dr. Kim wants my betas done every two days until my first u/s. Beta #3 will be on Friday and after a discussion with my clinic this morning I am going to wait until next Tuesday for beta #4. They will bring me in for an early u/s ( probably around 5 weeks) which will be next Wednesday.
Please keep me in your thoughts and/or prayers that this is the one! I know it is so easy to fall into the pits while going through this process after having so many chemical and miscarriages. I am remaining hopeful and realistic all at the same time. So far this cycle is the best I've ever had and according to betabase.com my levels are absolutely perfect and even on the higher side of normal. I found this excerpt in a blog earlier and thought it was interesting. I am not sure if these studies are accurate, but it did make me feel a little better about this cycle:
"The good news? According to Horman et al from a 2000 study in Fertility and Sterility,
when an hCG comes back over 500 on 16 dpo, the miscarriage rate by 20
weeks drops to less than 5%. That's right. Instead of the usual,
20-25% miscarriage rate they give you, with hCG over 500, you are in a
whole new range of goodness. Although age plays a minor factor (the
older you are, the higher the hCG needs to be to in the good place),
they still aruge that absolute beta values are related to viability of
However, according to another research study by
Zayed et al in the 2001 Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics (I'm not
sure that's the right name of the journal!), when either the 14 or 16
dpo HCG is over 500, the odds of having twins are about 50-50. Over 700
and you're approaching 100% chance of twins. However, I criticize this
study for having a low number of participants. Nonethelss, according
to what I can see in Betabase.info, we're probably around 50-50 chance for twins based on our scores."