To test or not to test...

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onemorebaby
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To test or not to test...

Post by onemorebaby » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:15 am

Just curious...

How many of you did an hpt prior to your beta? If you tested, how early was it? Was it accurate?

After 5 gazillion IUI's, I gave up testing. This is different though! Do I wait for the beta to be suprised? Do I do a hpt to know before hand? Have the fun of seeing "Pregnant" or prepare myself for the dissapointment of a bfn before the lab calls with the results????

My oh my... this is harder than I thought.

What did you do?

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Post by tortillachip » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:29 am

Onemorebaby: I was fine the first week of waiting but the second has been so much harder for me. Of course I bought like 4 HPT's and I POAS this morning and got a BFN. I'm trying to stay positive because it's 8 days post tranfer and my BETA test is on Monday. I'm kind of addicted to the HPT now. How many days post transfer are you?
ME: 41, hydrosalpinx
HUBBY: 39, Perfect!

IVF 1 & 2 BFN
IVF 3 July 2009 BFP! BETA 1: 207 2: 376 3: 932
IVF 4 & 5 July, Sept 2012 BFN

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Post by onemorebaby » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:33 am

Torillachip, I am a little behind you... 6 days past 3 day transfer.

Are you a 3day or 5 day transfer? My beta is on thursday.

The last few days I have been dying to do a hpt... today for some odd reason I feel more okay, relaxed. I hope it lasts till next week!

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Post by tortillachip » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:39 am

Mine was a 3 day transfer. I would try to wait until Tuesday or Wednesdsy to POAS because it's too soon to detect anyway. Good luck!
ME: 41, hydrosalpinx
HUBBY: 39, Perfect!

IVF 1 & 2 BFN
IVF 3 July 2009 BFP! BETA 1: 207 2: 376 3: 932
IVF 4 & 5 July, Sept 2012 BFN

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Post by nickyb73 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:26 am

Hey tortillachip and onemorebaby. I too am dying to POAS but know its too early. I am only 5 days post 3 day transfer and the 2WW is killing me. My beta is on Friday 8/8. Haven't had any spotting but then there has been grumbling in my belly. Not really cramping but still afraid that it means AF is coming. Plus, I have been very emtionally the last few days. I figure that I will maybe POAS Thursday.

Wishing you both BFP on Monday and Thursday. :D Looking forward to updates!!!!!

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Post by rn2005 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:35 am

Ladies, it is like you are reading my mind! unbelievable!!! I am only 3 days post ET and have Beta on thursday. I am not feeling anything at all! no cramps, no tender bbs, no nausea...I think it is too early and if I give in and POAS it will just frustrate me more. Im gonna try and hold out! Good luck to you all!
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DH 28 (perfect)
Unexplained Infertility
One ovary and tube short of a pair
3 failed IUI

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Post by alimoyni » Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:38 am

OK, not sure how I fell upon this website, but I thought it was pretty much dead on!!

http://ivf.ca/forums/blog/mom2teens/ind ... wentry=478
Starting IVF/ICSI #1 and acupuncture.
ER Day ~ 8/6/08
ET Day ~ 8/11/08
1st HCG~ (9dp5dt) - 118 :)
2nd HCG ~ (11dp5dt) - 194
3rd HCG ~ (14dp5dt) - 408
4th HCG ~ (16dp5dt) - 666
5th HCG ~ (17dp5dt) - 919

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Post by onemorebaby » Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:11 am

alimoyni~ THANKS! I needed that, lol! Okay, I will stay away from the tests...I think...

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Post by jen8675309 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:02 pm

Hi Girls ~

When I went through IVF I caved and POAS 9 days past 3 day transfer. It was positive and I POAS every day until my beta. I think I tested as early as can be indicated, I wouldn't advocate testing any earlier. I am preggers with twins, which is why I think my test came back so positive so early.

Good luck!
Me ~ 35; DH ~ 39
1st IVF with ICSI ~ March 08 ~ BFP!!
14dp3dt~608; 16dp3dt~1282; 18dp3dt~2289

Twin Girls born vaginally on 10/22/08 at 34w5d!

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Post by kimmysq » Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:09 pm

I tested 8dp 3dt and got a very faint line (this was 4 yrs ago).

I am currently in the 2WW with FEt and am only 3dp a 3dt. Going nuts already!
Kim
FET July 30th transferred 4 embies.
beta 8/11 (12dp3dt) 332
beta #2: 8/13: (14dp3dt) 888
beta #3 8/17: (19dp3dt) 11,124
1st u/s: 8/27 6wks 3 dys.. TWINS!!

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Post by onemorebaby » Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:23 pm

jen8675309 wrote:Hi Girls ~

When I went through IVF I caved and POAS 9 days past 3 day transfer. It was positive and I POAS every day until my beta. I think I tested as early as can be indicated, I wouldn't advocate testing any earlier. I am preggers with twins, which is why I think my test came back so positive so early.

Good luck!
Jen,
That is what I *think* I want to do! If there were some magic way I could just *know* that it would come back positive, I would test as early as I think I could.

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Post by suzhan » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:38 pm

I'm a poas addict and will tell you there are real pro's and con's. In my 3rd cycle, I POAS every day from 6dp3dt - and drove myself bonkers in the process. I finally got the positive the evening of 8dp3dt but it was so faint I could hardly see it so I questioned it. The next day was my real beta and at 9dp3dt my beta result was 46...my point being that even with a real sensitive hpt, they don't pick up the hcg levels very early in a consistent way. So, I can't say "don't do it", since I'm the worst example, but be prepared that there are lots of false negatives with early HPTs.... If you do decide to test, I'd recommend getting the most senstive hpt possible - - the internet cheapies are probably the most senstive for the price point.

I wish you all the best - good luck!

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Post by ivfnurse » Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:13 pm

You ladies are too funny! Okay, to ease your lovely minds. You can test 4-5 days before your beta to get a preliminary result. Before then you could still be getting a false positive from the HcG injection. First morning urine and let sit 5 minutes!!!!! Please remember as I said preliminary. The first two weeks after implantation is crucial to the development of the pregnancy. A lot of pregnancies implant, but for unknown reasons fail to continue developing, so thats why we ask our patients not to test or to wait for the serum "level/numbers" because that is the only way at this early stage to determine if the pregnancy is developing at a normal rate. Spotting is common, so is cramping...your ovaries are still very enlarged! Constipation is also common as well as SWEARING your AF is coming. You will not get AF while on progesterone. I hope this helps! I feel for you. Although I am an IVF nurse I will be starting my IVF cycle in 3 weeks so I will be freaking with you too! Good Luck.
I am an infertility nurse and I work in a major IVF facility. I am willing to answer questions and give guidance, however, since I am not treating you, only your physician can give you the most accurate information.

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Post by godblessus » Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:07 am

Ivfnurse, its so kind of you to answer our silly but genuine questions. Never thought u are in this ivf cycle yourself. Lots of luck and prayers for ur coming cycle !

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Post by ivfnurse » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:22 pm

Your questions are not silly.....I'm just laughing because I will be just as worried when I go through this in 5 weeks and my knowledge and experience go out the window. I am just happy to help! :lol:
I am an infertility nurse and I work in a major IVF facility. I am willing to answer questions and give guidance, however, since I am not treating you, only your physician can give you the most accurate information.

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