After four hours, I did break down and call. I had this impression of them forgetting to call in their desire to close early on such a gorgeous Sunday. The nurse hadn’t spoken with the doctor yet, so I don’t have any information about what this means or what we do next.
Today’s beta was 379. For easy reference:
- 9dp5dt* – 167
- 11dp5dt – 231
- 13dp5dt – 379
So between the second and third beta, we had a doubling time of about 62 hours, which falls within the 48-72 hour range that seems to be the gauge. I don’t know how much weight gets put on comparing the doubling time from the first to the third, if any. My question for when they call me back after the doctor reviews the test results is what exactly does this mean. It is going up, but obviously at this stage, we’d want it to be higher right? How likely is this to be another chemical pregnancy?
*For those of you new to this, that gibberish means 9 days past 5 day transfer…we transferred a 5 day old blastocyst.
Apparently, the surest way to get them to call is to hit “Publish” on a blog post. And, I could get answers that are just as satisfactory from a magic 8 ball. “It’s too early to tell.” “I know of pregnancies that start out with slow betas and go on to be viable pregnancies.” “Come back on Tuesday.” So, we get to sit and “try not to worry” for two more days.