Yesterday beta #4 (20dpo) was 2341, up from 955 two days before (I think I originally wrote that it was 956...I was off by the last digit!). I was pretty relieved and quite pleased with that. My progesterone took a nosedive though, which is weird. I think my dose probably needs to be upped a bit. Of course it makes me nervous...just like everything else.
I have another beta draw tomorrow (#5). Hopefully this will be my last. I find the betas really nerve-wracking, so I would be very happy to be done with them, but the RPL doc wants two to compare that were drawn at his clinic since there can be inconsistencies between clinics.
Speaking of which, we had our appointment yesterday afternoon with the RPL specialist. It was originally set up as an IVF consult, so I am quite grateful that he was still willing to see us in the context of this rather surprising pregnancy. I did all the first tri bloodwork as well as screening for a bunch of antiphospholipid antibodies.
Truthfully, I didn't look too carefully at the requisition sheets so I am not exactly sure of everything we did (very unlike me) but it amounted to 15 vials of blood. Apparently, false negatives for antiphospholipid antibodies are common during pregnancy, but a positive result could change our current management, which is why we still did the tests.
In the mean time, I am continuing on with the progesterone and Prednisone (until 12 weeks) and starting low-dose aspirin. I know I spoke to several doctors in Israel who don't believe that baby aspirin does anything, but this doctor felt pretty strongly about it, and I don't think it can hurt...hopefully it will help. He will continue to follow the pregnancy and then if I am lucky enough to make it past first tri, I will be referred to the high-risk clinic.
Overall, I feel like we have our bases covered and I am so relieved my beta didn't drop but we have a long way to go, baby - just 5 weeks today.