I basically knew I wasn't pregnant yesterday, and I just grew more confident in this knowledge when the spotting turned red this morning. So, when I called them at 9:30, I was not surprised to hear the word, "negative." The automated message they then emailed was pretty funny:
"You are not pregnant. It was a pleasure to meet you. Please let me know, if I can help you with anything else."
Anyway, I've scheduled a WTF phone consult appointment with the doctor for Monday. She said that a negative Beta means the egg did not even fertilize! Who would have known I have even more to learn about this complicated process. For some reason, I thought HCG only went up when it started to implant. I want to know more precisely why an egg didn't even fertilize, considering the timing was supposedly good and there were three of them available.
Do bad quality eggs not even fertilize? Could the sperm somehow not find the egg?
I've never covered all the bases that I covered this time AND it not worked, so my mind has to reach further for the reasons why. I also want to know what, if any, adjustments he will make to the protocol, assuming I do another cycle at the end of July.
I also called Kai.ser Fremont, as their success rates are higher. It's a 10 minute farther drive... but I've heard great things about Dr. She.n, and the prices are the same, so why not? She wasn't available for the initial consultation until August 15th, so I may do another cycle with Kai.ser SF first; I'm not sure yet.
Thank you all so much for your kindness and supportive words. It really does help to not go through this roller coaster alone. Love and appreciation to you all.