Friday, August 11, 2006


The numbers came back. The nurse said I was a little over 9088. The doctor seemed to think that was good. I thought that was low. And since I'm obsessing over the Internet and it's information, I know more....right!?

9088 is a doubling rate just below 72 hours, which according to BabyMD is exactly right. They say that after 1200, doubling rates are between 72 and 96 hours. However, Betabase has the doubling rates lower and the hcg at 27 dpo as lower than the median, but in the right range. The range for 6 week past LMP is so huge (1,080 - 56,500 hCG in mIU/ml) as to be unusable.

Again, who do I trust? Betabase or the internets? Where do they get that information? How "off" from the true population is Betabase?

At least the number does not immediately indicate a real problem. But I am not assured.


Nancy said...

All my fingers and toes are crossed for you.

Piratewench said...

"The doubling rate below 72 hours"..."lower than the median"..."true population"...sounds like the nutty ramblings of an edumacated pregnant lady to me (big cheesy smile).

evelin said...

Lower than median ... schmedian. You of all people know that somebody has to be lower, somebody higher.

It is super hard NOT to obsess over this stuff. So I won't tell you not to. But I'm thinking your numbers sound GREAT!!


Anita said...


Actually, I appreciate what you think. I know you know about this stuff.

kkjayne said...

Everytime I told my doctors, "Hey, I did some research on the internet and it said..." they frowned at me and said, "DON'T LISTEN TO THE INTERNETS!!" Trouble is when you have to wait so long to see a doctor and you have a (potential) problem NOW... Of course I'm going to ask my friendly internets :D
I too had some spotting early in my pregnancy and I was freaking out, even though I hadn't miscarried previously (that I know about).

I wish you the best of fortune with this current pregnancy and look forward to hearing stories about your expanded family.