The nurse called and told me the beta HCG was “slightly positive”. Huh? What does that mean?
My beta is 13.4 and progesterone 37.6. Now the progesterone is crazy high and looks really great. The beta is really low. My Dr. considers anything above 5 to be a positive result. From what I was reading on the internet last night, most places say between 5-25 are possibly pregnant, but the numbers need to be watched to know for sure. I have to go back on Sunday for another beta HCG test to see how the numbers have changed. She said she was cautiously excited. I asked if she had seen successful pregnancies with beta this low, and she said yes. Hopefully she is not just lying through her teeth.
We had decided to not tell anyone except a few people who know we did the IUI since they are expecting results. I re-thought that yesterday. I called my mother and told her and asked her to tell any prayer warriors she knew. One thing I believe strongly is that prayer makes a difference. God is listening to us, his children. At this point I want anyone that is strong in their faith to pray for my baby. This is why I may tell our choir tomorrow. They are all elderly warriors that believe that God can and does work miracles in our lives.
I know that just because we and others are praying does not mean that everything will work out perfectly. God does not promise that everything will be easy, just that He will not give us more than we can handle. I don’t know how well I can handle another miscarriage, but I know that if it happens, he will give me the strength to get through it as long as I trust Him and lean on His Word.
Currently I am praying that my beta on Sunday comes back over 100, and that this pregnancy results in a healthy baby. I will deal with whatever comes as it happens.