30dpt – 6Weeks 3days – Beta HCG 11749

November 24, 2010

Today is 30dpt, 6weeks 3days of pregnancy. I did another Beta to check HCG level – result is 11749, which is right on track. In the report, there is a range of HCG level based on time after last menstrual period.

Time after LMP        Expected Range

Non-Pregnant           (Less than 10)
3rd Week                    (6 – 71)
4th Week                    (10 – 750)
5th Week                    (217 – 7138)
6th Week                    (158 – 31795)
7th Week                   (3697 – 163563)
8&9th Week              (32065 – 151410)
10th Week                 (46509 – 186977)
12th Week                 (27832 – 210612)
14th Week                 (13950 – 62530)
15th Week                 (12039 – 70971)
16th Week                 (9040 – 56451)
17&18th Week         (8175 – 58176)

My first ultra-sound is on Nov 29, 2010, next Monday. I can’t wait to head the heart beat of my baby! 🙂

Trust Your Inner Guidance

November 21, 2010

The intelligence within you is the same Intelligence that created this entire planet. Trust your Inner Guidance to reveal to you whatever it is you need to know.

I now realize that I have created this condition, and I am now willing to release the pattern in my consciousness that is responsible for this condition.

One of the great thing is that we do not have to know how. All we need is to be willing. The Universal Intelligence or your subconscious mind will figure out the hows. Every thought you think and every word you speak is being responded to, and the point of power is in this moment. The thoughts you are thinking and the words you are declaring at this moment are creating your future.

23dpt – Beta HCG 4083

November 17, 2010

We did the 4th blood test today to check Beta HCG level. I requested my family doctor to do this. My clinic won’t give me referral since they don’t think it is necessary and it is obviously an extra work for them. The first U/S has been scheduled on Nov 30, 2010.

There is about 2 weeks waiting time when we have no idea what is going on in my body. This extra HCG can give me reassurance and a peace of mind.

The result came back nice and strong – 23dpt Beta HCG 4083, which is almost 3 times than 17dpt HCG 1371.

I will do another blood test on Nov 24, 2010. I am still cautiously optimistic. 🙂

5 Weeks Old Fetus

November 13, 2010

Look at the above amazing picture for 5-week old fetus.

As early as this week, the plate that will become the heart has developed. Your baby’s brain, spinal cord, muscles, and bone formation are also beginning to form. The baby’s skeleton is forming at this time as well. The embryo has a distinct organization that has a top, bottom, left, right, front and back. It is important that you continue or begin to take your prenatal vitamins to prevent birth defects.

17dpt – Beta HCG 1371

November 12, 2010

We did #3 blood word at 17dpt – Beta HCG 1371, doubling from 3 days ago. Baby(s) is/are growing strongly. 🙂

We are hoping for at least one healthy baby. If it is meant to be more than one, we will be happy as well.

Ultrasound has been scheduled on Nov 29, 2010. By then I will be about 7weeks pregnancy. We will know if there are more than one baby and we will be able to hear the heart beat! I am so looking forward to it.

14dpt – Beta HCG 521

November 9, 2010

I did #2 Beta today and HCG level is 521. Nice and strong. 🙂

My HCG level is a little bit high at this stage – about 3 times higher than 3 days ago. We are not sure if it will be one or two or even three babies growing in my uterus- we transferred 3 3-day embryos. I did some online search regarding HCG levels in single and twin pregnancies.

HCG levels in pregnancy

HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone made by the pregnancy that can be detected in the mother’s blood or urine even before the woman’s missed period. This hormone is what we look for with a “pregnancy test”.

HCG is first detectable in the blood as early as 7-8 days after ovulation by very sensitive HCG assays (research assays). In real life, blood pregnancy tests will be positive (> 2 mIU/ml) by 10-11 days after HCG injection or LH surge.

In general, the HCG level will double every 2-3 days in early pregnancy.

85% of normal pregnancies will have the HCG level double every 72 hours.

HCG levels peak at about 8-10 weeks of pregnancy and then decline, remaining at lower levels for the rest of the pregnancy.

There is a large variation in a “normal” HCG level for any given time in pregnancy.

NORMAL SINGLE PREGNANCIES

Day after HCG or LH Average
mIU/ml
High
mIU/ml
Low
mIU/ml
#
14 48 119 17 12
15 59 147 17 18
16 95 223 33 23
17 132 429 17 21
18 292 758 70 19
19 303 514 111 23
20 522 1690 135 13
21 1061 4130 324 12
22 1287 3279 185 22
23 2034 4660 506 13
24 2637 10000 540 16

HCG levels from normal twin pregnancies

Twin pregnancies tend to show higher HCG levels on a given day of pregnancy. However, there is a large variation in HCG levels between pregnancies, and great overlap exists between single and twin pregnancies.

NORMAL TWIN PREGNANCIES

Day after LH or HCG Average
mIU/ml
High
mIU/ml
Low
mIU/ml
#
14 68 313 56 7
15 38 159 26 9
16 146 803 112 12
17 154 542 52 8
18 360 1760 200 9
19 499 2509 215 13
21 963 5859 631 10

The information in the table above is part of a study carried out by Dr. Sherbahn that compared HCG levels from single, twin and heterotopic (combined intrauterine and ectopic) pregnancies.

12dpt – Trust Yourself

November 7, 2010

To keep myself positive during our pregnancy journey, I will post some powerful thoughts from time to time. They are not my original word but I strongly agree with I hope these beautiful words will inspire you as well.

The Intelligence within you is the same Intelligence that created this entire universe. Trust your Inner Guidance to reveal to you whatever it is you need to know.

One of the great things is that we do not have to know how. All we need is to be willing. The Universal Intelligence or your subconscious mind will figure out the hows. Every thought you think and every word you speak is being responded to, and the point of power is in this moment. The thoughts you are thinking and the words you are declaring at this moment are creating your future.

11dpt – Beta HCG 170

November 6, 2010

I could help and requested my clinic to do an early Beta this morning.

The Beta HCG level came back strong! – 170 at 11dpt. 🙂

I also went to see my family doctor after the blood work. She told me ” just relax and enjoy your pregnancy.  The baby(s) will take care of themselves.

Keep cautiously optimistic.

#3 FET – 10dpt HPT ++ BFP

November 5, 2010

I’ve seen so many cute stickers before and now I have one of my own! 🙂

Pregnancy%20ticker
Make a pregnancy ticker

 BabyFruit Ticker

Things You Should Not Do During Pregnancy

November 4, 2010

I am collecting a list of things you should not do when you are pregnant.

  1. Do not starve yourself and your body
  2. Do not stand for a long time or cross your
  3. Do not lift heavy weight
  4. Do not dye your hair
  5. Do not do the strenuous works and avoid advanced or heavy exercise.
  6. Do not use cleaning chemicals when you clean the house.
  7. You have to not take too much of the herbs like cinnamon, parley and basil.
  8. You Should Avoid Stress
  9. You Should Avoid Raising Your Body Temperature
  10. You Should Avoid Caffeine
  11. You Should Avoid Fish
  12. You Should Avoid Microwaves
  13. You Should Avoid Drinking Tap Water if Possible
  14. You Should Focus on Your Child and Avoid Negative Thoughts and Actions
    • You Should Be Sure to Get Enough Fat in Your Diet
    • You Should Eat Well and Get Plenty of Exercise
      • You Should Eat Plenty of Protein
        • You Should Take Prenatal Vitamins
          • You Should Get Regular Medical Exams
            • You Should Get the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for Folic Acid

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