Jump to content

How likely are twins?
WDYT of these hcg levels?


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 pinkblue

Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:16 PM

Hi,

We found out we are pregnant a few weeks ago and since my first blood test I have had pretty high numbers. We conceived through IVF and had one 3 day old embryo transferred. When ever I tell people my numbers they keep asking if it's twins. I don't think twins are likely. I'd be very surprised if there were 2 but I guess the egg can split. How early does this take place?

Anyway at 4 weeks, 3 days or 17dpo my hcg levels were 1026.

At 5 weeks 3 days my hcg was 9844, progesterone was 460 and oestrogen was 8972.

Today at 6 weeks, 3 days my hcg is 52939, my progesterone is 423.8 and my oestrogen is 9845.

WDYT? Im thinking I'm just on the high end of normal for a single baby?

#2 3'sACharm

Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:38 PM

Was just going a google and what I found was normal for a single pregnancy. Congratulations on the pregnancy too!!

ETA: Site I found while googling! http://www.bobrow.net/kimberly/birth/hcglevels.html

Edited by ~SinfullyCat~, 07 May 2012 - 10:43 PM.


#3 BentoBaby

Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:50 PM

I just went & looked back at my diary. At 4 weeks 4 days my bloods were 3250! So 3x yours. Two days later they were 6270.

Just one bub (but I was incredibly sick!)

#4 pinkblue

Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:58 PM

I don't have many symptoms either. Just the usual sore breasts on and off, tiredness, hungry all the time, mild cramps and mild nausea. Nothing too severe. I guess with twins you'd have more symptoms due to increase hormone levels?

Anyway I have my 7 week scan on Monday so I guess we'll find out then. I'd be very, very shocked if it was twins though. To me it just seems very unlikely.

#5 jill1972

Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:59 PM

Mine was 818 at 19 dpo.......with twins.   My fs nurses at the time considered that number pretty high!  I was sick as a dog the whole pg though.  Congrats on your pg!!!



_____________

#6 FourLittleLoves

Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:05 PM

I would love twins in our DIG! I never had my hcg taken with my twin pregnancy but never had MS either, I was just really hungry all the time!

Edited by MrsPotatoHead, 07 May 2012 - 11:07 PM.


#7 jules095

Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:09 PM

Mine were 314 at 15dpo & 3002 at 21dpo, so a lot lower than yours.

Levels alone aren't an indication of twins though.

Congratulations & Good Luck with your scan.



#8 newyearbaby

Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:29 AM

Certainly not an expert, but I wrote a research paper recently on IVF, and learnt that 3 day IVF embryos can be at a more increased risk of splitting than 5 day embryos.

#9 Daisy Goat

Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:48 AM

Of course it is possible. But only a scan  is going to tell you.

Unless you had sex you will at least know that they are ID if you are expecting twins



#10 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:02 PM

at 14DPO my hcg for my twins was 70, at 5 weeks it was 2000 so as you can see it really varies.

I was also so so sure it was just one bub so wouldn't count on that either lol.

#11 usandthem

Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:21 PM

Congratulations on your pregnancy, hope everything goes smoothly for you!

My levels with my twins were 270 at 16dpo, so much lower than yours, I had no morning sickness either.
So yes its possible but HCG levels alone really arent much of an indicator.

#12 miaandme

Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:40 PM

I only have my HCG taken once, and it was at 6 weeks exactly and it was 49,500.  Two days later I found out I was having ID twins.

#13 ingrid74

Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:48 PM

Just looked at my cycles and with my most recent my levels at 6w4d were 79000. She has arrived all on her own (had a scan at 6w6d which revealed just one). My levels with her were alot higher than my other two but otherwise similar pregnancy with no sickness

#14 pinkblue

Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:46 PM

Just updated for anyone that is interested.

We had our scan today and we have one healthy baby measuring exactly to dates with a heartbeat of 144 bpm  wub.gif




2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

An open letter to Tony Abbott: please salvage our super

We face financial ruin, but most of us don?t realise it. If we don?t act together to salvage our superannuation, I have no doubt the new GFC will be the Girls? Financial Crisis.

'I'm happy to know I'm changing lives': surrogate mum of two

I know that once the baby is born, I will focus on the gift I have given, and watch the parents with their new child. I can't wait for that day.

Birth trauma and the issue of informed consent

There is a perception that women should just be happy they have a healthy baby in their arms. But for women who experienced birth trauma, there's a lot more to it.

Tips for managing pollen allergies and hayfever

They're simple tips, but they can have a big impact on those who suffer from hayfever and pollen allergies.

Ada Nicodemou shares tribute to her stillborn baby

Just over one month since Ada Nicodemou and her husband lost their second son, the Home and Away star has shared a touching poem for her baby.

Mum causes stir breastfeeding on train

?To the woman breastfeeding her kid on the train. Seriously! On the train?" began the letter of complaint.

10 things they don?t tell you about being pregnant

As I slowly waddle my ever-changing pregnant body towards the finishing line of my due date, it?s becoming increasingly clear there are a lot of things they just don?t tell you about pregnancy.

Overcoming a fear of the dark

A toddler's fear of the dark is very normal, but there are ways parents can help children through this stage in their development.

Kids, TV and movies: how young is too young?

It seems you don't have to throw the TV and iPad out the window - it all boils down to moderation, supervision and interaction.

Video: Baby's first birthday is a special day for mum, too

?A baby?s first birthday is also mum?s first birthday.?

The day Supernanny came to tea

Prince William's favourite celebrity child trainer Jo Frost puts Bryony Gordon and her toddler through their paces.

The words I hated hearing as new mum

It was less than a week after my son was born that I first heard it - from my mother.

To the pharmacist who sold me baby formula

On the rare occasion I catch sight of you at school, or around town, I think back to our earliest exchange. I?m sure you have no recollection of it at all.

Babies may benefit from autism therapy

Children showing signs of autism don't usually receive early intervention until well into toddlerhood or later, but a new study suggests infants with symptoms of the developmental disorder might benefit from therapy from as early as six months.

Knatalye and Adeline born with an everlasting bond

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith are a lot like any other identical twin girls, but there is one dramatic difference: they're joined at the chest and shares several internal organs.

The question this dad wishes he'd asked his wife

I should have seen that my wife wasn't the same person I'd fallen in love with, but we were both too focused on simply trying to get by.

Why we should talk about the deaths of the Hunt children

The deaths are too horrible even to think about. Yet we owe it to the children - Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe Hunt - to think long and hard about it all.

Baby dies of meningococcal weeks after vaccine application denied

A six-month-old girl has died from meningococcal disease just weeks after an application for government funding of a vaccine for the most deadly strain of the virus was rejected.

Finding the right balance when playing with your kids

Being too involved in our children?s play and not allowing our kids enough free time for unstructured activities can mean our kids miss out on the value that play offers.

Creative DIY light shades

The Pop Light light shade comes in a flat pack already made - it's up to you to design it as you'd like.

The battle of iParenting versus imagination

Have we forgotten how to be imaginative, resourceful parents?

Why movement is so important for your baby's growth

Letting your child move as much as possible in the early years ? using all senses, engaging in the real world, preferably outside ? will help them grow up healthier, smarter, calmer and stronger.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

Pregnant Alicia Keys nude for a cause

"People won?t be able to ignore this visual," says a pregnant Alicia Keys, who has posed naked for a charitable campaign.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Reader offer

2 FOR 1 TICKET OFFER

For Shopping, For Advice, For Baby & You. Enjoy a special day out with fabulous shopping from over 200 brands, leading parenting experts offering advice on a range of topics, and amazing children?s entertainment

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.