Thursday, December 31, 2009


My RE appointment last month went really well. He agreed with me that we should start were we left off – – rather than doing any tests. He also said we could do an IUI the first cycle or wait until I am ready. I got pregnant with Grace using and having an IUI.

I started Fe.mar.a this cycle. We were going to be at a ski lodge during the fertile days – day 14-16 based on my previous cycles, so I wasn’t sure how often I would be able to use the OPK’s to test. It turns out zero since I forgot the tests and OPK’s are not in the markets on the top of a mountain!

I must have ovulated because this morning – cycle day 31, I got a positive! A light line on FR and a ‘pregnant’ on a CBE digital. My RE was even able to get me in for blood work this morning with results back this afternoon. They just called – my beta is 20. I was devastated, but the nurse said it isn’t bad since I haven’t really missed a period before. My normal periods are really long, but my periods on are more normal. I looked back and on cycle day 32 my beta with Grace was 211. I go back in on Monday to see if it doubled. The nurse remained really positive and congratulated me, but I can’t help but be pessimistic.

Has anyone heard of such a low beta turning into a viable pregnancy? I know I could have ovulated late, so I am holding out hope that is the case here.


K @ ourboxofrain said...

A huge congrats from over here, even if you're feeling a bit pessimistic about it.

As for low but viable betas, I had a friend whose beta was a 6. Yes, a six. She didn't have a beta over 20 until her *third* beta. And she now has a sixteen month old. So don't lose hope!

Roadblocks and Roller Coasters said...

Thinking of you sweetie and sending lots of positive thoughts and love your way! As for the beta, I would think the more important thing to consider is how many DPO. My beta with this pregnancy was lower overall than it was with Lemy. But because of a long holiday weekend, I had to wait until much later in my cycle to get the test (I think like 18DPO). The most important thing about a beta is that it doubles.

Praying for you! ((hugs))

Nonnie said...

I can't recall how many days past ovulation she was, but I do know a girl who had a 19 beta and just KNEW it wasn't going to be a viable pregnancy. She now has a nearly one year old baby boy.

InfertileMadWoman said...

Wow... I will be praying for good news sweetie!!!


Meghan said...

Without knowing when you ovulated it's hard to see. But for now a BIG congrats!!! Fingers crossed for a nice high number at your next beta

Jo said...

You could have caught it super-early, hence the low beta. FRER and CBE have both been reported to catch betas as low as 12.5! Hoping and praying this is just an "early bird" and that you double appropriately.


Eileen said...

I will be thinking good thoughts for you! Good luck!

butamoment said...

My beta was 33 at 9dp5dt. I didn't have any real luck with rising and doubling numbers until about the 4th beta. Also I was bleeding. I am curretly a little over 27 weeks pregnant. It's not over until it's over.

Check out The Betabase It might shed some light.

May said...

Hi- here from LFCA. My initial beta of 26 will be turning two the week after next.

All fingers crossed tightly for you.