Yeah, I agree with everyone and would say wait it out until at least your next scan. It sounds like we both have scans next Monday so I will keep our fingers crossed for both us.
My scan a few days ago just showed a sac and no yolk or fetal pole (but based on the size of the sac, my dr said it was too early to see them). I'm hoping to see a yolk at Monday's scan to indicate that things are moving in the right direction. But that website was full of SO MANY stories about women just being a little slow to develop in the early weeks, dr. pushing for D&Cs, and then things turning out just fine. I'm not trying to give false hope here, it's just very possible that things are too early.
I had a blighted ovum and i would say that one way of dealing with it is to let nature take it's course. Waiting is awful (with the worry hanging over your head)to find out what is going on but it's the only way you will know for sure. Once you have some definate answers either dates wise/bleeding or confirmed scan then make a decision on how to proceed - for me an ERPC would always be the way forward (it was over and done with quickly and didn't have any pain), nature didn't do a good job and you can't move forward mentally if it's not phisically over with.
I wish you all the best luck, but want to reasurre you that a blighted ovum is a fluke event that you cannot cause and nobody is responsible for and it is highly unlikely that it will occur again. Fingers crossed for all of you xxx
The fetal pole is a thickening on the margin of the yolk sac of a fetus during pregnancy. It is usually identified at 6.5 weeks with abdominal ultrasound imaging, and 6 weeks with vaginal ultrasound imaging. However it is quite normal for the fetal pole to not be visible until about 9 weeks. The fetal pole may be seen at 2–4 mm crown-rump length (CRL), and heart motion is often detected when it is seen. In the embryo, the heartbeat is seen as a regular flutter, which should be first evident at 5 mm CRL. If the embryo is less than 5 mm CRL, it is possible for it to be healthy without showing a heartbeat, though a follow up study in 5–7 days will almost always demonstrate the heartbeat.
Just an update... my scan showed the sac has grown. It is showing 8 weeks. But there is no fetal pole. Every doctor I have talked to is telling me with the sac as large as it is and all else progressing that the pregnancy will never be viable.
So I head into a D&C tomorrow morning. Hopefully recovery is quick.
Thank you to all of you for the kind words. I do not know what people did before message boards like this.
1liz9, so sorry to hear this As i mentioned i had the same procedure done for a blighted ovum (sounds like you have experienced the same thing) and it really did help draw a line for me and help me move on. (I had a pretty awful time up until i had it done hoping nature would take it's course).
The procedure is quite straight forward and the effects of the general anesthetic are the thing that last the longest, i bumped into a few doors for a few days afterwards.. i hope all goes as smoothly as possible for you and you get some peace. My heart goes out to you, i know how awful this time is but it does get better eventually xx
I had this too.. a little yolk sac.. they told me it was either an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage .. I refused to believe the doctor a few weeks later I was booked in to have a vaginal scan a little dot appeared with a flicker heart beat .. I'm now 26 weeks & 5 days pregnant with a healthy baby girl .. Don't give up, trust your instincts ..X
Hi, I went through something just like you in Feb about the HB and the sac growth. They seen everythin but a HB. I was supposed to be around 8 weeks when I went for that scan but the fetus only showed up as 5-6 weeks with CRL of 3.2mm. The sonogropher said to me it doesn't look good she said it looks as though the baby has stopped growing, I was devastated . Then I had another scan booked for 12 days later, the baby had grew but the HB still wasn't present I got told the CRL was 3.7mm at this point. I was still holding onto faith though even though they were putting miscarriage leaflets in my hand and telling me to make a choice of what I wanted to do, take a tablet and bring my miscarriage on or wait it out. I never got an option for a D&C I wouldn't have chose that either so i opted for induced miscarriage but only if I had another scan booked that shown no growth, I had another scan on the 14th Feb and my baby was 1.8mm I never understood this, I was in tears. I then went back up to EPU and made a date to take the tablet and it was the next morning then 2 days later was in hospital and had bad cramps because of them bringing it on for me. I then got sent home and had my fetus at home and she was beautiful, she was the size of the palm of my hand. she was older than a 6 week old fetus. I was really devastated by this and had to go to PALS and make a complaint because I was told I wouldn't notice this mini baby coming out because of the size. But I did I had to pull it out of myself (sorry if TMI) but then again maybe it was just me thinking that they made me rush into things and just want it out. But why was she growing so small on the US and why she came out so big I still don't know
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