I posted on Fri worried about faint lines on HPTs - thanks again for all of your positive answers! I'm still getting faint lines (yes, I've POAS every day since Fri ), but I have my beta tomorrow. If it looks good, my clinic said it won't want to do any further testing-- in fact, they discouraged it -- and I was wondering about this.
I noticed reading through this board and others that some clinics seem to have women going in several times for follow ups. Do you also have blood work done, too? Basically, I get the sense that my clinic is very hands off (I'm in the UK, and this could be a UK thing, I think- I'm American). Should i be pressing for more follow up?
If so, I would ask for a progesterone check at the same time as your beta, just to make sure levels are ok.
Normal procedure is to follow up with a second beta (at same clinic) 48 hours later to see whether doubling/increasing normally (but it does depend on the clinic).
Then you need to see your GP to be assigned a midwife and choose a hospital to have your baby etc. Basically, if you are having NHS maternity care, I would register with your GP asap.
Then it is up to you whether you pay privately for another scan at approx. 7 weeks to see/check heartbeat/progress? NHS does not give you a scan until 8 - 12 weeks normally, so you may want to pay to have one before for peace of mind.
Here is a link to NHS maternity care...
http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/pregnancycar ... visit.aspx
Best of luck,
P.S. You are right, even private clinics are very hands off in the UK. They normally only see you for 1 or 2 beta tests and then you are discharged into the NHS or private maternity care.