Post # 1
Hi All – I just posted on Wednesday regarding my first beta at 8dp5dt, which was 37. I felt like this was low. Today’s beta, 10dp5dt, exactly 48 hours later, is only 66. So it’s increasing, but it didn’t double. Are we in trouble here, or is there still hope this thing could stick? Next beta is Monday. So terrified right now. 🙁
Post # 2
They like to see a doubling time of 48-72 hours so that looks fine. Nothing to get too worked up over at the moment.
Post # 3
I agree with pinkshoes :
– especially in the early stages of pregnancy/lower betas, it isn’t uncommon for them to take closer to the 72 hour range to double. I definitely wouldn’t count myself out just yet. I’ll say some extra prayers and hope that things keep progressing. When is the next beta?
Post # 4
I had 62 hour doubling times. And Now I have a healthy trouble making 14 month old daughter. That is pretty good doubling time you have. And remember it also depends on the hour of the day as well. So 47 hours reads different than 52.
This website was amazing with doubling times. And gave me some relief.
Post # 5
I think you’re definitely still in the game. My clinic didn’t even do a beta until 12dpo5dt because they don’t want you freaking out that the numbers are low early on.
Post # 6
It looks like you are at about 52 hours.
Doubing averages for single pregnancys.
Post # 7
When my clinic did beta 10dp5dt my nurse told me they look for over 50. She also said they don’t necessarily look for doubling, they look for a 60% rise. So you’re not out just yet. FX this weekend goes fast for you and have a great beta on Monday!
Post # 8
It is really dependent on the person and the pregnancy, which is why times are given in a range. I honestly am a bit surprised they would let you come in again after only 48 hours. They gave me a minimum of a week until my second draw.
Post # 9
Fertility clinics routinely do beta draws every 48 hours to make sure a pregnancy is continuing as it should and to figure out if you should continue (or increase) medication dosage and/or when you can schedule an ultrasound. I’m not surprised in the slightest that she went back 48 hours later, but more surprised that your Dr. did not have you back for an entire week!
Post # 10
Thanks, Bev! Testing every 48 hours is pretty standard from what I’ve experienced! 🙂 And CONGRATS to you! I haven’t had a chance to reply to the other thread yet, but so happy for you, dear! FX for your upcoming betas!
Thanks, ladies! I appreciate the sanity check and reassurance! I’m trying to remain cautiously optimistic. Being able to read (and re-read) the replies on these threads helps so much! All appendages are crossed for beta on Monday. Thank you!