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In case you don't know it's the beta (number) blood test. How many of you have already gotten one? I am getting so frustrated because it seems like I can't get one! I asked after the qualitative on would I be finding that out and the lady who was drawing it said no, that it was all I needed...
I just really want to know what my levels are right now since I know i'm kind of early still and would have peace of mind in knowing it is in fact going up.
well, i went to my family doctor to have a blood test done to confirm the pregnancy and she did the quantative test. but once i start seeing my ob/gyn they don't do them there, so it's probably going to be the only one i have. anyway, i had blood drawed on 6/23 and got my results back on 6/24...results were 76. i hope that's a good number, i'm 4 weeks so technically the baby is only around 2.
I havent gotten one yet...I dont know if my doctor will give me my numbers or not. I have the same family doctor since i was a little girl, and he seen me through my pregnancy with my DS Niklas, so i do feel comftorable. I also only had it done once with Nik, so unless things have changed it will pron only be done once this time. But i live in Canada so our health care is covered under OHIP so I do not pay to see any of my doctors or hospital so maybe that is why I get one. But after that I will prob be given an ultrasound around 8-12 weeks. I believe thats when I had one with Nik.
I decided against doing it after talking with my midwife. There is such a wide range of numbers, that if its on the end of that number, some women just worry about how "low" the number is when its still in the healthy range. And then if it only SLIGHTLY doubles, there is another freak out, even though just doubling or barely doubling is still okay.
I learned the hard way that worrying doesn't change anything. I think its only worth putting yourself through the worry if something is going wrong (spotting, loss of symptoms). So I opted just to tough it out a few more weeks and go in for an ultrasound at 8 weeks.
I'm not trying to be mean or opinionated - I just hate seeing women go and get beta's done just because they can and then the end up worrying for a whole week...when everything ends up fine. And just by waiting another 2 weeks, they can go get an ultrasound done and get a more definitive answer on how the little bean is doing by seeing that little heart flicker.
I had one on Monday and am having one today just to make sure the levels double. But that's only because I called my ob and asked for it; I don't think it's standard. I like doing it just so I know everything is on track.
[QUOTE=szczepanski;16352658]I decided against doing it after talking with my midwife. There is such a wide range of numbers, that if its on the end of that number, some women just worry about how "low" the number is when its still in the healthy range. And then if it only SLIGHTLY doubles, there is another freak out, even though just doubling or barely doubling is still okay.