(Closed) So.. the Jaguars are pregnant!

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 227
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Mrs. Jaguar:  I know it’s hard, but please don’t worry!

When my first beta came back, I drove myself nuts. I was 4.5 weeks and the medical assistant, who gave me the results over the phone, said “Oh, but you’re really early! Only 3-4 weeks! Can you come back in tomorrow?” Needless to say, I worried myself silly. I went back and told the phlebotomist that the first results came back so low, but I thought I was further along. She told me that you can’t really tell the gestational age from the beta, because the numbers vary so much from woman to woman, pregnancy to pregnancy. The only important thing is that they keep going up at a good rate. 

Long story short, one beta will only tell you whether you’re pregnant or not, not necessarily if everything is progressing the right way.

Also, I POASed for a week or two after my BFP, and also still charted. I stopped that when I freaked myself out over a slight temperature drop and the panic that the line on the stick did not show instantly/seemed lighter.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you! I know that this is a very nerve wracking time. *Hugs*

Post # 228
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

In through the nose, out through mouth. Relax and keep us posted. 🙂

Post # 229
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Blushing bee

i did 8, yes 8, First Response tests all on one day. some i used the same cup of wee to test. and each and every one had a slightly different coloured line so please dont freak out. also, i tried to track progress with the CB digi, and i would leave it a few extra days for each threshold so i knew i would definitely fit into each category. so for the 2-3 weeks i waited until 2 weeks 3 days before i tested with it as every woman produces different amounts of hormone etc.

my doctors dont do blood tests either so i was a nervous wreck. if you seriously seriously cant relax then say you’re having pain/cramping and they will have to give you an early ultrasound. i know that sounds disengenuous but f it, its not healthy for the baby for the mother to be anxiety ridden either.

xx

Post # 231
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Check out betabase.org after you get the number.  You’ll see that the “normal” range is huge!

Post # 232
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Post # 233
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Congratulations!!!!!

Post # 234
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Jag – Saw your betas in another thread. Yay, they look great! I bet that little embryo just took a little longer to implant… As you know, it’s the doubling time that matters, and your doubling time was ~22 hours, which is fantastic!!! Don’t worry about the 14 DPO beta being low… everyone’s hcg levels start near zero and then begin doubling… you just caught it early.

Post # 237
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m so glad to hear you got great news! Yay!!

Post # 238
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Mrs. Jaguar:  Wow!!! Fantastic news! FX that all goes well!!!!

Post # 239
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

YAY BABY JAG! this is gonna be a very tough time but i believe in the strenght of baby (and mommy) Jag! we will be with you every step of the way. as i said before, you and baby jag are surrounded by the fortress that is our belief in you!!!!

Post # 240
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

SO SO SO happy for you jag! bursting with joy! congratulations!

Post # 241
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Great news that all looks good!  Looking forward to a positive 7 week ultrasound too!!

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