Thursday, July 24, 2014

Oh, the Anxiety

I'm feeling more confident about the doubling. I have one last beta in the morning. Which is optional, I think, since the nurse asked if I wanted it. Yes, please!

So now I'm worrying about the ultrasound.

Because I just don't know... if my beta is doubling "appropriately" per the nurse and the RE, but it's still so much lower than the average on betabase... does that matter?

The nurse said "I have no reason to think it's not just a late implantation" but according to the Sher Institute (a random fertility center that popped up on Google), a late implantation is "impossible" with IVF.

So am I being stupid to tell myself that I'm actually pregnant?

Please, if anyone has answers, I'd so love to hear them!


  1. No, you're not being stupid; you're being optimistic. You ARE pregnant.

    I had a pregnancy that according to research miscarries 90% of the time. 90%. My son is now 2.5

    Sometimes our bodies and our embryos defy the odds.

    Wishing you well.

  2. There are so many unknowns about human fertility that I am surprised any one could came impossible. I don't have any similar facts (IUI not IVF) but I know my boy measured a week behind during our first ultrasound.

  3. Good luck today! I wish I had answers for you. Both my pregnancies had low beta numbers. the one I miscarried didn't double appropriately. Everyone kept telling me it was the doubling that mattered...but who knows? Keeping fingers crossed for you

  4. Hope yesterday's beta was good - oh, this is so stressful! I wish I had words of wisdom for you.