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Old Jan 16th, 2011, 19:36 PM   1
jbsowers
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Anyone have a positive outcome with slow fetal heart rate?


Acccording to my LMP, I am 10 weeks 1 day as of today 1/16 and I tested positive on 12/6/10 confirmed with a blood HCG test on 12/9 and doubled HCG on 12/11. Everything was fine until 1/6/11 when I had my first prenatal visit and u/s showing a heartbeat but only a 6w 2d fetus. 1/10/11 started tiny bit of spotting but strong cramps. Had another u/s that day and doc said slow heartbeat and 6w 3d fetus. Continued spotting this week, always very light, sometimes none at all through the day, and had another u/s 1/13 showing still a slow heartbead but 6w 4d so still growing. Doctor says it's still a viable pregnancy and the baby is very much alive and not to give up but I'm so worried. I misscarried 2x in 2004 and had a baby boy in 2005. Also have a 14yr son. Both of them were healthy pregnancies with no spotting at all.

I'm worried tonight because I had more than spotting tonight. It was a quick gush of bright reddish/pink blood with slight cramping that completely disappeared 5min later. Now it's been about 2hrs and I'm not even spotting at all.

Is there really a chance this baby's heart rate will go up and the baby will catch up on growth? Any chance the doctors just aren't getting a good picture to measure the size of the baby? I go back tomorrow morning 1/17 to check again.



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Old Jan 16th, 2011, 20:08 PM   2
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Hi! I wish I had some good advice, but I don't really have any. Just wanted you to know that I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. It sounds like the baby is pretty far behind...HOWEVER, I've heard many many many stories of babies catching up in the following weeks. So I definitely don't think that you're doomed or anything. And baby's heart was beating, so that's good, too. As far as the bleeding...that's my biggest fear and I'm not sure what to say/think about that. I hope your u/s tomorrow will give you more information.



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2011, 20:16 PM   3
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Thank you and I think it seems to far behind too but my period was irregular for the past 4 cycle due to a cyst on my left ovary that did resolve itself so I'm hoping I just ovulated a little late and not really that far behind. I'll post an update tomorrow, hopefully with some good news.



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Old Jan 16th, 2011, 20:19 PM   4
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Well, if you're not sure on your dates, then that could be a perfect explanation! Maybe you're not really all that behind at all...and heartbeats vary quite a bit. Do you know what the rate was? Or did you say that and I missed it somewhere...?



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2011, 20:21 PM   5
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Im not sure either, but if it makes you feel any better, i went in for my ultrasound thinking i was 10 weeks according to my lmp and i ended up being only 7. Ive had no spotting though. But baby being that far behind could just be late ovulation. Dont give up hope yet.



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2011, 22:15 PM   6
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so sorry hun, I haven't had this happen but I am sure you are feeling worried. I would just keep hoping and relaxing as much as possible. I had cramping and spotting at 5-6 weeks and my doc told me to take tylenol and advil to ease the cramping. I hope that your appointment goes well tomorrow!



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2011, 02:36 AM   7
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what would concern me is how long ago you got a positive. But whats encouraging is that your baby has a heartbeat and is growing. Your scan can be 5 days out. There is now way they could of miss measured by 4 weeks. By 10 weeks your baby would have arms and legs. Good luck



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2011, 03:18 AM   8
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I am sorry you are going thru this and understand why you are concerned. I hope that your scan gives you good news xx



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2011, 13:50 PM   9
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Well I didn't get much more news today than I've received all last week. The heart is still beating slow 65 bpm and some growth but not near what it should be. Doctor said as long as the heart is still beating it's still a viable pregnancy and I just have to wait it out. I'm not even spotting at all today, so it's very confusing. I guess I just keep praying and hoping the heart will get stronger. They said it could still go either way. Thanks for all the replies and support.



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Old Jan 17th, 2011, 14:13 PM   10
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I'm pleased that your LO is still growing, hopefully things will pick up xx



 
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