Posts Tagged ‘Progesterone’

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.

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When Dr. Blue told me we would go to daily injections, I freaked out a little.  I hate, hate needles.  Although throughout this journey, I have become less scared.  I still don’t watch the nurse take blood, but I don’t break out into cold sweats either.  I got my Follistim pen and took a look.  The Ovidrel trigger shot, I never even felt, so I was not too worried as the needles look pretty small.  It was not too bad.  If someone had told me a year ago I would be giving myself daily injections, I would have probably peed my pants I would’ve laughed so hard.  Now, I don’t even think about it.  How grown up am I?

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