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    Default 7 wks= HCG 58,000 8 wks= HCG 110,000.. Not doubling every few days, Is this okay?

    Hi All,

    So i had my B/T last week at 7 weeks and the HCG was about 58,000, I had my B/T at 8 weeks and it was 110,000.. Now, thats only doubling in the whole week.. Is this normal? I heard it does slow down around now but just wanted to check to be sure..

    Also, at 7 weeks had U/S and everything was perfect, was measuring right size and heartbeat was at 136..

    Thanks in advance for your answers

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    Yes once it hits this point it will not keep doubling every 2-3 days, but more slowly. If they ask to do a beta again I'd refuse it. It just adds more stress than anything. If baby looked great then baby is doing great.

    Hang in there...

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    My RE wouldn't do a beta after we hit about 20,000. She says the doubling rate slows dramatically once the number gets into the 10s of 1000s.

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    Yea - I wouldn't do a repeat beta.. I had 3 betas and after that they did 2 U/S 2 weeks apart, then I was released to my OB.

    Your numbers look great - and with the good U/S I wouldn't worry.
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    Most doctors stop doing a beta if they see a heartbeat. Kind of weird you're still doing them. heartbeat is a much better indictator.
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    I agree with PPs. Betas only jump rapidly in the beginning, then they level off and can actually decline later in pregnancy. I had to have one done when I was 27 weeks pregnant. Long story, but I had a rash and dermatologist said HCG levels would rule out one of the possible diagnoses. My level at that point was 68,000 with twins. Or the lab work said the equivalent of 12 weeks. I wouldn't worry and RD is right a good heartbeat is way more indicative of a viable pregnancy at this point than betas.
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    Beta hcgs will plateau as others have explained..once numbers are greater than 10-15k they are less reliable as they need to be diluted time and again in the lab to come to the actual number. I am shocked that you are still having them done especially after FHB detected thus a IUP was confirmed...kind of negating the indications to have hcgs. Hmmm, another great waste of insurance monies (or your out-of-poket-money!)...

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    Oh thanks so much ladies for your answers.. That was my last beta, i am now released to my Ob who i see next week.. Yay!

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    Agreed with everyone! Once you are far enough along to see baby and heartbeat, that is the best way to check on baby as, like PP said, the betas don't double like they do in the beginning! Seems kinda silly to have even done a repeat beta @ 7 weeks? I'd say a healthy baby with a heartbeat is all you need!
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