Log In Sign Up

hcG


Forum: Natural Childbirth

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Natural Childbirth LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
August 20th, 2010, 09:57 PM
ChicaChels's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm a husker girl :)
Posts: 16,335
Is your initial hcG level any indication of how "sticky" the bean is? With Brylie at 13dpo my hcG was 41...with this little bean, at 11-12dpo it was 68 (yesterday).


I am getting my 2nd beta tomorrow morning, and I am nervous! I don't know why - I guess we're always "nervous" for this kind of thing. I will take any doubling ++ vibes you ladies have!! (And girl vibes!)
__________________

Maverick Jude
December 9, 2013
5:20PM 8lb3oz 20.5"
Hospital water birth
Reply With Quote
  #2  
August 21st, 2010, 05:19 AM
mgm78's Avatar Zoe's mom Meredith
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 17,089
Send a message via Yahoo to mgm78
no, the initial hcg is no indication, the important thing is how that number rises, and some people are slow risers, but the general rule of thumb is "almost double" in 48 hours.
__________________





Reply With Quote
  #3  
August 21st, 2010, 07:05 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 10,030
Agreed - it's not what the number is, but how it rises. My first beta was 75, and they didn't check it again for a week. Then it went from 1136 to something like 3300 in 48 hours. I know when they got higher (say 23,000) they weren't doubling as fast, so they were more concerned that it was increasing.
__________________


*Thank you kiliki for the siggy!*


Mom to Kennedy (2/19/11) and Caleb (8/6/12) and Expecting #3 10/13/14
Life As We Know It
Reply With Quote
  #4  
August 21st, 2010, 07:26 AM
ChicaChels's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm a husker girl :)
Posts: 16,335
I know its supposed to double...my midwife says in 72 hours...I was just hoping I wouldn't be so nervous today! Thanks
__________________

Maverick Jude
December 9, 2013
5:20PM 8lb3oz 20.5"
Hospital water birth
Reply With Quote
  #5  
August 21st, 2010, 07:38 AM
moon~maiden's Avatar Cheryl~ birth truster
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: south eastern Mass
Posts: 13,088
never paid attention to them. I feel like it just gets women stressed out.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
August 21st, 2010, 08:41 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 2,727
I had tons of them with both pregnancies because of my 4 misscarriages, specifically the molar. Ethan's nearly tripled in 48 hours & Avery's didn't even double in 48 hours. Both ended up being completely healthy pregnancies. I think Cheryl is right it causes too much stress & if I ever decided to have another baby, I probably wouldn't have them drawn.
__________________
Thank you Jaidynsmum for my siggy!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
August 21st, 2010, 09:24 AM
alicenwonderland's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rochester NY
Posts: 13,848
Send a message via AIM to alicenwonderland
I don't think it's a good indication at all. With my second pregnancy my number were 12, 22, few days later 100. Doctor said all looked good, and i m/c.

With this pregnancy i asked to not have any bloodwork drawn. It served me well. Just stressed me out too much.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #8  
August 21st, 2010, 09:36 AM
sara~b's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 10,350
Send a message via AIM to sara~b
Mine were super high and had me worrying about multiples. hCG is kind of pointless. It's never the 'just right' number so all you do is worry until you hear the HB or have an u/s. I don't think I would do quantitative hCG again.
__________________
Sara, 27, married to Shane, 31, mom to Gemma, 6, and Ashlyn, born 8/7/10







Running for my health and sanity!
PR's: 5k-25:05 (old PR 25:10), 5M-45:03 (old PR - 47:22), 10k - 52:00 (approximate - training), HM-2:25:58 (ran a 2:17:36 during marathon), Full- 4:49:25 (old PR -5:49:40), 50k-7:05:56, 50M-13:31:14, 100k- 18:59:31 (old PR 20:56)
(All of these PR's are going down this season!)

My Pregnancy Chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1c6297
Reply With Quote
  #9  
August 21st, 2010, 10:32 AM
BobbityBoo's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The Left Coast
Posts: 816
I don't have anything else to say that hasn't been said... just wanted to say good luck! Update us when you get your numbers back!
__________________


Thank you Kiliki for my wonderfull siggie!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
August 21st, 2010, 11:33 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bay Area CA
Posts: 19,074
No indication. Mine were super high for both girls and I was thinking I might be having twins. I remember at 6w it was really high with Lily and they couldn't see anything on the transvaginal u/s at the office so they thought I had an ectopic and I had to rush to the hospital for a better u/s and there she was just fine.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #11  
August 21st, 2010, 01:33 PM
NutMeg76's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 20,687
My only thing to add, is why are so many women even getting betas? I have never had one with any of my pregnancies. Just a qualitative BT to confirm pregnancy.
__________________

When they persisted in questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "Let the person among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." John 8:7
Sail Back to Me
Reply With Quote
  #12  
August 21st, 2010, 05:34 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Henderson, NV
Posts: 1,524
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgm78 View Post
no, the initial hcg is no indication, the important thing is how that number rises, and some people are slow risers, but the general rule of thumb is "almost double" in 48 hours.
That is my understanding as well, it is not the number but the rise.
__________________






Reply With Quote
  #13  
August 21st, 2010, 06:24 PM
Tiff802's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Georgia
Posts: 15,290
I have no clue about this, I've never had them drawn. I just wanted to say GOOD LUCK and KUP!!!!
__________________

Thank you for my beautiful siggy Vicki!

See my growing belly!

Reply With Quote
  #14  
August 21st, 2010, 09:36 PM
ChicaChels's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm a husker girl :)
Posts: 16,335
I requested mine. If my #'s indicate something is going to be wrong, I want to know. emotionally prepare myself, kwim? I don't stress out like a crazy lady, but I do like to know what's going on. I also like to know my progesterone


my 2nd draw wa 154 today up from 68 on Thursday
__________________

Maverick Jude
December 9, 2013
5:20PM 8lb3oz 20.5"
Hospital water birth
Reply With Quote
  #15  
August 22nd, 2010, 12:03 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 0
Lots of good vibes!! You want double in 72 I've only had them done to confirm miscarriage/rule out ectopic. I wouldn't do them if I wasn't indicating a problem (bleeding or pain)
but I hope it gives you reassurance!!!
__________________

Thank you Kiliki for my first beautiful Siggie!

mom of 2 angels and an earth baby
Reply With Quote
  #16  
August 22nd, 2010, 07:26 AM
sara~b's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 10,350
Send a message via AIM to sara~b
I requested mine because I couldn't believe I was really pregnant. Considering it had been over 4.5 years since I'd had DD#1 I really believed I would never be pregnant again.
__________________
Sara, 27, married to Shane, 31, mom to Gemma, 6, and Ashlyn, born 8/7/10







Running for my health and sanity!
PR's: 5k-25:05 (old PR 25:10), 5M-45:03 (old PR - 47:22), 10k - 52:00 (approximate - training), HM-2:25:58 (ran a 2:17:36 during marathon), Full- 4:49:25 (old PR -5:49:40), 50k-7:05:56, 50M-13:31:14, 100k- 18:59:31 (old PR 20:56)
(All of these PR's are going down this season!)

My Pregnancy Chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1c6297
Reply With Quote
  #17  
August 22nd, 2010, 07:57 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 10,030
Quote:
Originally Posted by NutMeg76 View Post
My only thing to add, is why are so many women even getting betas? I have never had one with any of my pregnancies. Just a qualitative BT to confirm pregnancy.
I've had 3 losses and had bleeding early in this pregnancy. There wasn't even an option in my mind, I wanted to know, and in all three of the previous cases, the betas indicated a non-viable pregnancy. It was a definite case of either preparing me for what was to come, or putting my mind at ease.
__________________


*Thank you kiliki for the siggy!*


Mom to Kennedy (2/19/11) and Caleb (8/6/12) and Expecting #3 10/13/14
Life As We Know It
Reply With Quote
  #18  
August 22nd, 2010, 10:51 PM
horseradishmayo's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jersey Girl trapped in the midwest
Posts: 11,042
i am clueless about beta numbers but i wanted to say congrats because i missed the announcement that you are pregnant!!
__________________
Jacqueline, mommy to Sarah Leveda (12/27/07)and Vincent Bradley (1/23/11)






Check out my etsy shop!
Crunchy Couture
use code JMMOMMY for free shipping in the US
Reply With Quote
  #19  
August 22nd, 2010, 11:03 PM
ChicaChels's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm a husker girl :)
Posts: 16,335
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jennifer8080 View Post
I've had 3 losses and had bleeding early in this pregnancy. There wasn't even an option in my mind, I wanted to know, and in all three of the previous cases, the betas indicated a non-viable pregnancy. It was a definite case of either preparing me for what was to come, or putting my mind at ease.
how early did the blood start indicating a problem in the pregnancy? I'm just curious, I hope that doesn't sound insensitive
__________________

Maverick Jude
December 9, 2013
5:20PM 8lb3oz 20.5"
Hospital water birth
Reply With Quote
  #20  
August 22nd, 2010, 11:36 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 0
YAY!!! for good numbers!
I'll answer the bleeding question though you didn't ask me LOL - with my miscarriages I bleed at 10 weeks for the first (baby died at 7 weeks) and at 5.5 weeks with the second. My third pregnancy - that turned out perfect - I bleed at 9 weeks. (boy that was fun)
__________________

Thank you Kiliki for my first beautiful Siggie!

mom of 2 angels and an earth baby
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:32 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0