Friday, July 6, 2012

Beta the first

It's in. Mr A took the phone call while I was at work. Please excuse his lack of precision; he is just not as interested in those details as we might be here in the blogosphere.

So the beta is twelve hundred something. (at 13dp5dt)

So I don't know if that's too high. Jay kinda made me worried with the risk associated with high betas early on.

I go back on Monday or Tuesday.

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  1. The studies that show a detrimental association with the highest levels of beta-HCG are measuring the hormone in the 2nd and the 3rd trimesters. Its impossible to know if women with high levels in the first trimester (say by 30 DPO) are the ones who have the highest HCG later.

    The ONLY study I found which looked at the first trimester values and stratified high HCG (over the 90th percentile) and low HCG (below the 10th percentile) could not show any negative associations between high HCG and pregnancy complications, but could find associations for low HCG and pregnancy complications like early miscarriage and IUGR.

    So you are good. By beta base, I don't even know if you are in the highest (over 90th) percentile for your day
    http://www.betabase.info/showDailyData.php?type=basic&multiples=Single&dpo=18

    If you want to be extra safe, just make sure your Vitamin D (the 25 hydroxy) levels are over 30 ng/ml- that is the one that is supposed to reduce HCG anyway, in that one isolated study.

    Biology is complicated and I am constantly spinning theories- most of them are probably off the mark one way or the other, because there are far too many unknown variables.

    That is a nice number. Welcome to pregnancy madness land, where I think I'm the reigning queen, given that a bout of shoulder pain made me terrified I have an ectopic pregnancy today:)

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  2. What a good number! I am so excited for you and praying for a nice second beta as well!!

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  3. That sounds good. Not too high. Nice and solid. Yay!

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  4. Wow! What a strong number. I wonder if your embryo split. Hmmmmm. Either way, you have a wonderful first number. Yay!!

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  5. Oh My Dear Sweet Augusta... I am SO very happy for you! Keeping nothing but positive thoughts for you! Big hugs my dear!

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  6. Wow that's a big number. I'm with TeeJay - maybe one turned into two? or maybe implantation just happened immediately? Nice to have a solid number.

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  7. Thats a supernstrong beta and I am crazy excited fir you!!! I wish you smooth sailing from here on out my dear friend.

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  8. HOORAY! congrats augusta!

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  9. It so depends on so many factors. Sending you lots of good wishes. Today relax and enjoy the good (great!) news.

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  10. just seeing this now. hoping that you have more good news. xoxox
    congrats to you

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  11. Sounds perfectly fine to me :) Great news continues :) Yeah!

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  12. That sounds like a wonderful 1st beta (mine was14 so I'm in the LOW end) as Jay said welcome to the pregnancy fun house may your ride be a smooth one!

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  13. That's a mighty fine beta! I've seen them all over the map with healthy (singleton) pregnancies, so for the moment I'm going to stay focused on the fact that no way is this a chemical pregnancy!

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  14. Awesome news! I'm thrilled for you!

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  15. I've been reading but am behind in commenting.. . .

    Congratulations! I'm thrilled for you.

    My understanding about betas, from my years in IF-land, is that what matters more is the rate at which they rise, not the numbers themselves. So fret not. At this point, all your # shows is that you are most definitely PREGNANT!

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  16. Yea, yea, yea! That is an amazing number! CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  17. Yea, yea, yea! That is an amazing number! CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  18. Yea, yea, yea! That is an amazing number! CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  19. Yea, yea, yea! That is an amazing number! CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  20. Fook yeah! Yes! Augusta I am so happy for you. I check in even though I've moved on. I check in for you. Yes!

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  21. Hot damn, Augusta:) your news has me grinning ear to ear.

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  22. Augusta!! Congratulations my friend!!!! I am sure the analysing and wondering would happen no matter what the beta number was. I dont thing it's crazily high and basically we all know it's not so much the single beta value but the rise between two tests that tells us the most. But enough of all that talk, I am SO SO happy for you. Crossing everything for brilliantly doubling betas ahead. xxxxxx and xx

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  23. Overachiever. ;) Sorry I'm not reading this until now. I'm going to say that this is just good ol'-fashioned strong and awesome. Keep it up, sweet woman. xoxo

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  24. Congrats! Fantastic number!!! It's high but not stratospheric - I assume you'll go back now to check on the doubling rate? In my book, this is just AWESOME news. And I know from my own experience that you will worry about the level - too high, too low, etc - no matter what, only to have that replaced by other worries as you progress. Rooting for this little one, and so happy for you!!

    xo

    Mo

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