Somebody stop me! I know I shouldn't do it, but here I am in a self-diagnosing google tornado. This morning was my blood test and we of course were expecting a big fat negative. Well, don't get excited, but Dr. T called me with a teeny tiny positive. My beta was at 14, which is *technically* positive (anything over 5 is considered positive), but that is very, VERY low. He is thinking that this is most likely another chemical pregnancy. But he wants me to stay on my meds (progesterone and estrogen) for now and take another blood test Wednesday morning to see where my levels are then.
So of course now I'm in a downward spiral of googling things like "successful pregnancies with low initial beta." And I'm left thinking things like, oh dear God, is this an ectopic pregnancy? I found like a million things saying that was a very possible outcome here. Well, whatever. I guess this wimpy positive gives us an itty bitty glimmer of hope. Itty. Bitty. But hey, I'll certainly play along and do my part. So yes, I guess that little chance is exciting, but we're already kinda at peace here with the negative and just ready to move on. So it brings mass confusion.
So much for my red wine and chocolate fest tonight! I know I'm grasping at straws here, but has anyone had a ridiculously low beta initially and gone on to have a full-term pregnancy? Just curious. I know the growth of the numbers is ultimately more important than the numbers themselves, but still... 14 is off-the-charts low. (I'm 12dp5dt - to those of you that speak my language.)