Things are not looking good


I just got a call from my RE’s office, my beta from yesterday was 882….it should have been 1,250 or higher, which is a HUGE RED FLAG. I’m scheduled for another beta tomorrow morning and another ultrasound. My RE said this is looking more and more like an ectopic pregnancy, but we’ll know more tomorrow.



64 thoughts on “Things are not looking good

  1. I am so sorry you are facing this. I hope you get your answers quickly so you are not stuck in limbo land (I find this to be the hardest time – the waiting, the worrying and the hoping). Wishing you all the strength in the world to get through.

  2. I am so sorry you have to go through this. I am praying for you, your husband and your baby. I sure hope this turns out to be a miracle and not an ectopic pregnancy. Sending you lots of love. *Hugs*

  3. Hmm. Those numbers are a little confusing to me. Based on my experience, my understanding is that with ectopic, your betas do keep doubling as they would with a regular pregnancy. Unless, I suppose, it was ectopic and your body is already recognizing it is not a healthy pregnancy and is starting to “take care of it” naturally. I believe this can happen with ectopics; I know it can with “regular” miscarriages. And when/if that is the case, your levels begin to drop on their own, or actually, just not increase at the rate they normally would. Wow, I’m sorry, the tone of this reply is far too scientific and not sensitive enough. I’m so sorry. I guess my default when faced with a crisis, whether mine or someone else I care about, is to look for explanations and facts and I think I’m in that mode on your behalf right now. Just seeking answers. I’m so very, very sorry. I do just hope you have answers tomorrow, one way or another. Thinking of you CONSTANTLY through this!

    • From what I understand betas only double appropriately in eptopic pregnancies 17% of the time, so it’s not that uncommon for numbers like mine. I completely understand your “scientific response” I get like that too. I wish there was an answer, but it looks like for now I’m just going to have to wait until tomorrow morning. Thank you for your support, it means so much to me…especially since you’ve been through it too.

      • Interesting. I didn’t know about the 17% thing. IF your betas are not doubling properly and IF it is ectopic, maybe you will be more likely to avoid surgery, at least, because that may mean the pregnancy is not growing as rapidly, therefore less likely to rupture and therefore more likely to be managed through medication. Ugh, there I go being all scientific and insensitive again. But man, do I know what you are going through right now. And oh, how I wish none of had to go through this! It sucks more than words can say.

      • I think I should be able to avoid surgery bc they’re keeping such a close eye on me. We’ll see what tomorrow’s beta holds, then I guess if it’s a certain number they’ll hope to see it on the ultrasound, I really don’t know. Thank you. It’s the worst thing in the world right now, my heart hurts so much.

  4. I can imagine (and remember) all you are going through right now…so much fear and anxiety. I am still praying for a miracle. So, so sorry you are experiencing this. Just sucks. Hugs, friend. xoxo

  5. Dont loose hope!

    mine did something VERY similar! everyone’s slows at some point, mine slowed earlier and were lower levels as well, loike you they didnt double around the same levels.. I absolutely freaked of course, so i know the feeling you have right now, BUT it isnt over! mine continued to climb slowly and now I am nearly 25 weeks.

    good luck! look forward to an update and I hope like me yours is FINE!!! xxxxx

  6. Oh, honey. I’m so sorry! I am still holding out hope that it will still raise, but you certainly don’t need all of this stress and worry! Sending love and hugs your way! ❤

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