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Old May 6th, 2010, 16:38 PM   1
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First ultrasound at 8 weeks, but only measuring 6!

I am so worried I feel like I'm going to cry. I have avoided this forum for a few weeks since getting my BFP so I wouldn't worry too much, but here I am again.

Well, today was my first prenatal visit, as well as my first ultrasound. I'm 8 weeks by date. But the ultrasound showed the baby is only 6 weeks. I knew right away when I saw the embryo on the monitor that it looked far too small for 8 weeks.

My DH came in with me, and thankfully we saw the heartbeat. It was 111 beats per minute, which is okay for 6 weeks, but NOT good if I was really 8 weeks.

They have scheduled me a follow up ultrasound next week just as an added precaution, to make sure I really am only 6 weeks and that it's still growing.

I don't know why it would be two weeks off. My cycles are very regular, about 29 days. The only thing strange about the cycle I conceived was I never got a positive ovulation test (tested 7 of my "most fertile" days). Also, I got a BFN on the day my period was due, which is strange because usually they detect something by then.

So I am just hoping I ovulated very late or something?

Has anyone experienced this worry? Does this mean I might lose my baby

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Old May 6th, 2010, 16:49 PM   2
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The fact there was a heartbeat is a good sign Did they say if they are happy with the measurements if you are 6 weeks? Personally it sounds like you oulated late, with no +OPK at the usual time and a late BFP. Hope everything is ok, try to stay positive xxx

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Old May 6th, 2010, 17:47 PM   3
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I have never had this but just wanted to say stay positive, a heartbeat is a brilliant sign. Stay positive, hope everything turns out well x

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Old May 6th, 2010, 18:19 PM   4
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I agree with previous posters! A heartbeat is a great sign! It sounds like you may have ovulated late. When did you get a BFP? Were you testing everyday from the day of your expected missed period until you got your BFP? Also, keep in mind that the eggy takes anywhere from 7-10 days for implantation to occur.

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Old May 6th, 2010, 20:41 PM   5
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I think it's very likely that you ovulated later. If you had no positive OPK's and a BFN the day you expected your period then everything points to late ovulation. Were you a bit more stressed during your normal ovulation time?

On my first scan at 7 weeks they put me at 6 weeks and she just told me she couldn't check the heart rate, but said it looked like it was beating fast enough. I know she could see exactly how fast, she probably just didn't want me to worry. The next scan I was put back at my original date. My baby just didn't grow as quick to start but then he caught up. Maybe it's the same with yours?

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Old May 7th, 2010, 04:43 AM   6
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Hi, try not to worry, as the girls have said, heartbeat is a very good thing so that should give you some reassurance. I have been put back by two weeks also which has thrown me a bit because I had it in my head the size and development of the baby from reading week by week development and now I'm right back at 11 weeks instead of 13 but the sonographer (like yours) said she couldn't tell me 100 percent and so will do that on the 19th. I asked her if it might be that baby has just developed slower and again, she said she wasn't sure........
On the other hand it did take me quite a while to get a positive test result and so late ovulation seems a possibility with dates being put back.
Best of luck for your next scan. x

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Old May 7th, 2010, 04:50 AM   7
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I would just like to say not to worry as well, with my dates i should of been 9 weeks when had my scan but i was showing as 6 weeks, they got me in a week later and it showed i was 6/7 weeks by then and everything was fine and that my dates we're just out, but i did know when my conception date was, so i kinda new my dates were wrong xxx

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Old May 7th, 2010, 05:34 AM   8
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It sounds to me like you'd have ovulated late, given the OPK results and the BFN when you were due on.

I know it's very easy to say but TRY not to worry, I have a feeling you're off with your dates and all will be fine!

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Old May 7th, 2010, 08:00 AM   9
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Hiya, my friend assumed she ovulated smack bang in middle of her cycle and was trying for months, she bought an ovulation test and she actually became fertile 4 days in to her cycle and got preg straight away! you may have the same kind of this but ovulate at the end of your cycle. A heartbeat is such a positive sign, try not to worry (although i know thats hard) x

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Old May 7th, 2010, 08:11 AM   10
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I have to agree, its hard not to worry but you have good heartbeat and like everyone said you probably ovulated later so it threw everything off, I'm pretty sure they just want a second scan so that they can watch the progress of the bubs, everything will be fine.

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