Thursday, June 28, 2012

15 DPO values in

I went in for a blood draw at 45.5 hours exactly.

Progesterone = 23.4 (fallen just a little from the last time)
Beta = 137

Last time was 71, so its almost doubled ( I plugged it into beta base, it gives a doubling time of 48.51). The median doubling time for this range on the betabase is 37.28 hours, so I'm below average here.

In other words, I'm not reassured, the only thing keeping me off the metaphorical ledge is the study I found. But it scares the crap out of me that the progesterone is falling, not rising.

This is what I'm going to do- I'll ask for supplemental progesterone (Suppositories, not PIO). Then, I'm stopping all blood tests till next Tuesday, which will be 21 DPO. I want to have a normal few days and I wont be able to if I'm constantly obsessing and worrying myself sick about this.

This can play out three ways (two of which are very bad indeed) and the 3rd is a happy outcome.

I pray its door # 3, but my plan is not to obsess and nitpick (wish me luck with that!). I'll know when I know.


  1. Good luck, healthy baby vibes & please try not to nitpick. 

    I thought beta was supposed to double every 2-3 days?? If that's the case you're in good shape on that number.  If it's 2 or less, you're in limbo, but you could be fine, still.

    Please, please, please try to relax. We're all pulling for you to have a healthy pregnancy.


  2. I pick option number 3. That's the one I want. Please let it be so.
    In the mean time, I like your idea of having a fun weekend, and resuming testing next week.

  3. My clinic doesn't believe in doubling numbers - they say it needs to rise at least 60% in 48 hours.  So you're golden!  

    I definitely pick #3.  Supplemental progesterone may or may not be needed, but it can't hurt.  So go for it.  I hope the rest of the week goes by very quickly!!!  Thinking of you...

  4. My P4 was dropping as well, and even on suppositories, I still had to stay on them until 12w before my placenta took over enough to keep my progesterone levels up. Also, my 2nd beta only went up 67%. That is WAY below doubling, and now I'm typing this with that baby sleeping in my lap. This is NOT bad news - stats can freak you out more than help sometimes. Hang in there Jay!!! (ps - I used CCRM, one of the best clinics in the nation, and they only want to see a 67% increase to call it a good increase - you are way above that!!)

  5. Hoping hoping hoping for door #3

  6. Come on door #3...let this be it.  Keeping everything crossed for you...stay strong!

  7. I can't wait to hear the good news next week! :)

  8. I'm pulling for door number 3 for both of us. I think the progesterone suppositories are a good idea. Sending you many positive sticky vibes.