I’ve been checking this site since the day 1 of my first IVF cycle (unfortunately the failed one), and I’ve been getting information and emotional supports from lots of you!
Fortunately, I found out the current FET cycle was a success a few days ago! Now, I have a question about hCG level and possibility of singleton vs. multiples.
I transferred 2 frozen blasts and got BETA 179 9 days after the transfer. BETA increased to 499 today (11days after the transfer). So, my doubling time is approximately 33.8 hours. My RE told me that these numbers are within normal ranges and that there is no way to tell whether it is a singleton or twins.
I know it is kinda silly, but my car lease ends in 1.5 weeks and my husband and I need to decide whether we purchase the car or lease another car. If it was a singleton, we would like to buy the car, but if it was twins, we would like to lease a mini van. My dilemma is that my RE does not do another blood test or u/s until Dec. 1st, which is after the lease ends…
I completely understand that each person is different and that hCG level can vary a lot person to person. But, I would like to see whether doubling time of 33.8 hours is usually associated with singletons or twins, so that we can make up our mind about our car…
Can you be kind and post your hCG levels, doubling time, and whether you have/had a singleton or twins?
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Congratulations on your pregnancy.
I just went through IVF 6 weeks ago and we opted for a day 3 transfer of 3 embryo’s this time (we have been through 3 previous cylces of a Day 5 transfer, one resulted in the birth of my daughter and the other two after her failed).
This cycle we got a BFP!!
Our first HCG level on Day 14 was 81, the nurse said that they were hoping to see an HCG level around 100 or higher and that this was a little low and we would have to see if my levels double in 2 days. Day 16 my levels were 221, so they almost tripled in 48 hours.
I just went for my 7 week ultrasound and found out that at the time of this HCG test we were actually pregnant with triplets, unfortunately one of the babies stopped growing at 5 weeks. If I compare my HCG levels when I was pregnant with my daughter to this one they were 246 on Day 16 and 520 on Day 18 - they doubled nicely. My levels on Day 16 were higher while pregnant with her than my levels while pregnant with 3 babies.
So I have to say that from my experience maybe the initial number isn’t a true sign of a multiple pregnancy but maybe more the doubling (or tripling rather) of that number that is more indicative of whether you are carrying multiples. I am really not sure I can only tell you my experience. I really can’t say that I have had any different symtoms this time when I compare it too being pregnant with my daughter, maybe a little more tired then I remember being with her and I could feel my uterus earlier than my first pregnancy but I just assumed it was because this was my second pregnancy. I was in complete shock when I saw the 2 babies heartbeats and another sac beside them, I really never expected it given how everyone always comments on the initial number being a really good sign of whether you are carrying multiples. Just thought I would share my experience. Good luck.
Do you think that they would let you extend your car lease by a couple of weeks