On CD12 I went in for an ultrasound to check my lining and follicle development to prepare for IUI. For this (unmedicated) cycle I had 3 follicles, one of which my doc thought was too far gone, but she had hope for the other two. She advised that we do an IUI that day (much to my surprise!). Because we hadn’t caught things ahead of time, I also triggered that same day. This was a totally unusual chain of events for me, but my husband and I decided to try a couple cycles with my regular ob/gyn before going back to my RE who is an hour and 45 minutes away.
I didn’t have a ton of hope for this cycle. On 14dpiui I had a faint positive on a FRER. I went in for a beta and it came back at [B]16.9.[/B] I assumed it would be a chemical pregnancy. I went back in again two days later (after begging to not have to wait a week as I was originally instructed) and to my great surprise found out my hcg had risen to [B]32.1[/B] (44 hours doubling time). The nurse sounded really positive and said congratulations, and that the doubling looked good but that I should come back in next week for another test.
I was so shocked and had been prepared for the worst. I was super excited for the rest of the afternoon. However, over the weekend, I started to lose hope again. The numbers are SO low! I don’t really understand how they could be that low and still be viable when I am this far past iui.
Anyone out there with a similar story? If so, what was the outcome?
I’ve read lots of positive stories about low but doubling betas, but I worry that they are mostly from people who miscalculated their ovulation date. Because of the trigger and IUI I can’t really be wrong with my dates, right?
Anyway, thanks for reading… and I’d love to know if any of you were in the same boat what your mental/emotional state would be? My husband is super optimistic and excited and I’m just worried and scared.