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Fort St John, BC, Canada
My husband, David, and I had been trying to have a baby since November of 2007. After 'letting things happen', we got the amazing news that we were pregnant in June of 2008. Sadly, that pregnancy ended at 9 weeks with a natural miscarriage. After two more chemical pregnancies, we turned to fertility treatments in 2009. That decision was a disaster, with lousy medical care and poor monitoring. In December of 2009, we made the huge decision to move onto IVF. Things fell into place like magic and we began treatment on January 15, 2010. After a blighted ovum in March, we did a successful FET in June, only to endure another blighted ovum in July. We kept up and underwent another IVF in September/October of 2010 with the arrival of our son, Brogan in July of 2011! After our lovely success (finally) we decided to undertake yet another IVF treatment and hope for a sibling for our little red headed boy. Well... so far it's worked. Our story continues below!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

First Beta 12dpo

Okay, so maybe my 'official' beta might not be over 200 after all, I *might* have been a little, teeny bit optimistic, but hey, better than the alternative, right?  I'm hoping for anything decent now, like at least 60 or more?

I went to see my local doctor, a wonderful young doctor who is finally treating me like a person and not just another billing opportunity.  He warmly congratulated me and said that I had all available resources at my fingertips, including betas and ultrasounds!  Yay!  The thing is, I'm not really freaked out this time.

We decided to do a beta today because my official beta is on Friday, and we wouldn't be able to do another one until Monday.  I didn't want to spend the weekend wondering, and so by doing on today, we get a true 48 hour benchmark.  My first beta is 30.

I looked up the information on, one of my favorite sites, and I am well within the normal, healthy range for such an early test result!

I'm pretty happy right now, and pretty confident that my second beta on Friday will make me every happier!


  1. Ok, that line is looking more and more beautiful everyday! I think 30 is an excellent number at 12 DPO!! ome people don't even have a positive HPT at this point so this is really awesome!

  2. Awesome! The line looks great! And I'm so glad you're feeling optimistic. I have a good feeling about twins here! (Not that my hunches are worth anything whatsoever)...but anyway, I'm rooting for you!
    Chloe (from WTE ttc and oct. 2010)

  3. I think your progression looks really good!!! Beta will be perfect today :) (Rhea from FF)