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220 - Elizabeth Unexplained
Lots of data but no answers
Well, I was surprised when I got the result of my beta. The number was 220, so certainly a positive, and yet the light spotting continues. After a bit of phone tag the verdict is that I will do progesterone in oil shots twice a day instead of once, and I'll be adding some estrogen pills to help my body support the pregnancy. Other than that, the plan is to hope for the best and test again on Monday.
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enugent From: enugent Date: May 30th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey, that's a great number for this point! I hope the spotting subsides. But it sounds like you've found the best protocol for you, at least, so even if this isn't it, it's very encouraging.

I'm anxious to see your update on Monday. Good luck!
psychohist From: psychohist Date: May 30th, 2009 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, we've found a good protocol. I don't know if it's the best; we've only really tried two.
aite From: aite Date: May 30th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like a very good number! You are doing everything you can, hang in there!
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 31st, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hang in there

The vast majority of women I know who did IVF (and by "know" I include all of the blogs I have read over the past six'ish so this is not a tiny sample) experienced spotting in the first trimester. I certainly did. Actually it was less "spotting" with me and more "full-fledged bleeding". My theory is that the extra-thick IVF-tastic lining increases the tendency to bleed.

So keep your spirits up. Personally I think it is normal.

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