last year I heard hb at 7wks and 2 wks later at my next scan, the baby had stopped growing/heart stopped, at 8w5d. I was devastated!! I thought that b/c we had heard the hb that we were all good. But now I am preg w/ twins and as scared as ever.
As I understand it, there are a few 'danger points' in the first trimester, for example the heart starting to beat, and then later on the placenta taking over, and these are the times miscarriage is more likely to happen. I know with my previous miscarriages the heart beginning to beat was always the hurdle we couldn't cross, and this is when our losses occurred. This time we had a scan at 7 weeks and saw a strong heartbeat, so I was very relieved that baby had managed the impossible feat! But my 12 week scan is next week and I'm still worried there will be no heartbeat because something has gone wrong at some other key stage of development, so the worry doesn't really go away unfortunately. Hopefully after my next scan it will!
Well I sure hope so. I haven't gotten to "HEAR" the baby's heartbeat but I was able to "SEE" the flicker on the screen at 6 weeks and 7 weeks. The machine they were using did not have a doppler so that's why they couldn't get the sound to hear it
Makes me feel worried sick.. we never stop worrying even when they are born .. grow and go to school... dont get me wrong im happy lots and enjoy what i have but at the back of my mind maternal instinct kicks in ... and so does the worrying xxx Its nice to know im not alone xx
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