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Could it be TWINS??????? what were your first beta levels????

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cloe773 Posted: 08-14-2010 7:34 PM

Hello all!

We just went through our first IVF cycle... after a long 2 week wait,(14dpo) I had the blood test which confirmed...

We're PREGNANT!!!!! whooo hooooo!!!

We had 2 embryos transferred and am wondering if it's possible that we are pregnant with twins???Baby Baby????

My IVF nurse said the average range at this stage of pregnancy would be around 50 for the HCG.

Mine was 191 and progesterone was 74. Just curious what everyone's levels were around 14dpo.

I have another 2 weeks or so until my ultrasound, and the suspense is killing me... lol


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trying4baby replied on 08-14-2010 7:55 PM

I think mine was 300 at 13 DPO.  Now I'm scared. 

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oceanview replied on 08-14-2010 7:55 PM

Honestly, one beta doesn't tell you much about multiples.  Even the doubling rate is fairly unreliable.  I know people who have had SKY HIGH betas following IVF and have a singleton and I have known women with low, and even betas that don't double properly end up with twins. 


My first beta at 16DPO was 680 (where they usually want to see it at around 100).  At 18DPO it was 1700ish.  At our first ultrasound there were two heartbeats.  Unfortunately, we lost one of them at 10ish weeks.

If twins are what you want - GOOD LUCK!  But I definitely wouldn't get your heart emotionally attached to the idea based on one beta.  Your number sounds good to me but it doesn't seem particularly high.   

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TlovesM replied on 08-14-2010 7:56 PM

Mine was 502 at 14dpo with this pregnancy. One little boy.

With DD2 at was 242 at 13dpo.


Of course it could be twins, but I don't think your beta level necessarily indicates that.

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Wantbabynumber3 replied on 08-14-2010 8:01 PM

Congratulations!!!!  How exciting!  I'm not sure this helps you at all but the closest hcg level I had drawn was on 17 DPO and it was 514.  Five days later it was 4534.  Both numbers were on the higher side of average but there's just one little baby in there.  Smile  That being said, as pp mentioned, I have seen women post what seem to me to be lower hcg levels and  they end up with twins!?!

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MILF replied on 08-14-2010 9:58 PM

With one of my twin pregnancies, my beta was 1,100 at 11 dpo - I swore it had to be twins, and I was right.  With this pregnancy, it was 1,504 at 18 dpo, and 10,000 at 24 dpo, and while the number made us wonder a bit, there is def. just one Baby in there!

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lbriggs replied on 08-16-2010 7:26 AM

My first hcg after IVf was 462. They were going up a lot but weren't doubling. Turned out I had a vanishing twin. Best wishes to you and congratulations!

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cloe773 replied on 08-16-2010 5:53 PM

We have our 2nd Beta tomorrow at which time they will schedule an ultrasound in a few weeks.... another 2ww! lol

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bobaby replied on 08-16-2010 11:11 PM

Check out Beta Base.

It says twins median for 14DPO is 206 and singleton is 101.  But still, too close to call.Fingers Crossed for good news, whatever that means for you!

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Aleigh6 replied on 08-17-2010 8:56 AM

On 15DPO with my DD it was 646 and 1885 on 17dpo. So mine was higher than yours and only 1. :) I've seen women pg with twins on here and their betas was low so I don't think you can always tell just by betas.

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ThreePrinces replied on 08-17-2010 9:48 AM

My first beta with ds#2 at 11dpiui (injectables/IUI) was 187.  They do think I had a vanishing twin, due to a bleeding episode and betas that were tripling suddenly slowing.

However, then I had very high (astronomically high) betas with ds#3 and there was only one kiddo in there.  I don't remember the specific numbers but I do remember my OB saying they were off the charts.  They were more than doubling, too.  I do recall one of the betas being 27,000 something at 20-something dpo.

My friend had twin boys and her first beta at 10dpo was only 10!

anyway.  CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!!!!!  How wonderful.  Big Smile  And if it is twins, that's just double the blessings.


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cloe773 replied on 08-17-2010 4:43 PM

2nd BETA levels

HCG 1114

Progesterone 74


Nurse said levels look great. All we want is a happy healthy baby. If we are blessed with 2, that would be great too!

Ultrasound is scheduled for 9/3, so we'll find out for sure in a few weeks!!!!  Smile

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jesst replied on 08-17-2010 11:37 PM

Cloe- so happy for you!!!!!! I was just wondering how your beta went and I was glad to see you on this post!

I also got good news on Monday- our beta was 800! The nurse said it was too early to say if it was twins, but she said that it's a possibility given the quality of the embryos we transferred. At first I was panicked about this and worried it could even be triplets (if one split- my biggest fear- since twins run in my family.) I just want a healthy baby and if there's more than one, we'll do our best.

We go back tomorrow for the next test, and then we'll see what the sonogram says. Keep me posted about your progress.

So happy for your wonderful news!!

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IVF #2- start stims March 2011. April 15th transferred 2 day 6 blasts. April 26th beta= 474 April 28th beta = 842. May 11th: 1st u/s= 1 perfect heartbeat all measuring on track. Due date: December 30, 2011.

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Aleigh6 replied on 08-18-2010 9:39 AM


2nd BETA levels

HCG 1114

Progesterone 74

How many dpo were you on this beta? If it's only 2 days that's a crazy doubling time!! Smile

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ckreh replied on 08-18-2010 3:36 PM

See my signiture for my levels.  We transfered 3 embryos and had boy/girl twins from our IVF.  I had bleeding at 7 weeks and my RE examined the US pics telling us it looked like the third embryo attached, but didn't take so there was a clot that was releasing.  That was where the bleeding was coming from, so I was put on two weeks bedrest until the bleeding stopped.

Good luck, have a healthy & happy 9 months, and if it is twins enjoy the ride because every day is a rollercoater ride that I wouldn't change for anything.

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MurphysGirl replied on 08-20-2010 7:02 AM

We transferred two embryos and my beta at 12 dpo was 231. We were indeed PG w/ twins who are now sleeping soundly beside of me. Smile

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JoyfulGirl replied on 08-22-2010 10:39 AM

Congrats! Your numbers sound great to me!!Yes

With my twins, my numbers were:

14dpo--161, prog 72

Good luck with your u/s! Flowers



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cloe773 replied on 08-25-2010 7:02 PM

Just had my 3rd beta yesterday....

1st Beta 14dp3day transfer 191

2nd Beta 1114

3rd Beta (one week later) 14,ooo

I can hardly wait a week until the ultrasound.... the wating is the hardest part!  Wink

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ckreh replied on 08-30-2010 7:03 AM

Sounds like that could be BabyBaby or more.  Whether it's one or more, here's to a healthy pregnancy and babies.  How's the MS?  Mine was so bad that it should have tipped me off.  I couldn't be at the same end of the house when DH was eating because even the smell of food made it way worse than it already was.  It was like all day sickness, no MS.  Keep us updated.

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alicat replied on 08-30-2010 9:07 PM

Betas vary so much, it's hard to say. 

Here are my betas for comparison.  It was a singleton pregnancy. 

11dp3dt = 199

15dp3dt = 1249

21dp3dt= 9507

Me (33), DH (35), DD (2), DS (newborn) 


2008 - 3 IUIs, all BFN


2008 - IVF #1... Transferred 2 day 3 embryos.  Gave us our first ever BFP and DD!


2010 - FET #1... Transferred 2 blasts.  BFP on 5dp5dt!

Beta #1 on 8dp5dt = 51. Beta #2 on 11dp5dt = 178. Beta #3 on 15dp5dt = 1,024. 

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