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So. My beta today was only 82. She said, “BUT you’re a day early in testing and this was an FET which can start slower, so we can be cautiously optimistic”. What does that mean?


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First grandaughter, mother of two, lover of books and bad music, aspiring to be a mostly vegan always vegetarian. Nearly 365 days Xanax free and hating it. #GrowingUpNelson

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  1. I always take cautiously optimistic to mean it could go either way. BUT you do have going for you that you are testing a day early. I don’t know much about FET and “going slower” so i can’t speak for that, but I sure hope that it keeps growing for you!!

  2. It means no drinking at the cocktail crawl because you are pregnant. I know you want reassurance, but remember you have to start at the beginning. I’m praying for a sticky one for you.

  3. No cocktails! I am wholly optimistic for you.

  4. ricecakesandredemption

    It means you’re still in the game. Congratulations you are PUPA; Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise 🙂

  5. Hey I just want to apologize if my first response sounded crass. I didn’t mean it that way, and I hate the phrase ” cautiously optimistic”. I’m rooting for you!

    • No I didn’t take it the wrong way. It is what it is. Like I said, my first beta last time was 156, which was perfect, and the nurse who called told me it meant nothing and that it was the second beta that matters. My beta doubled in like 20-some hours and was great. And we all know how that ended. I don’t really understand why frozens are “slow starters” but I’ve read that some clinics even look for 50 on frozens rather than 100. I’m still maintaining my belief that if I were testing today at 9:00am I would be over 100. The jump from 82 to 100 isn’t that great, right? Ok I’m talking all big and positive but I don’t know if I mean it =)

      • Hey I hear ya. I can only imagine how hard it must be to just leap in with both feet. I definitely understand the feeling of trying to “hope for the best and prepare for the worst”, because if the worst happens you hope it won’t sting as bad. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

  6. My doctors didn’t say cautiously optimistic until they were feeling good about my numbers. So I think you can take that as a positive sign! Here’s hoping for douling!


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