I am feeling very anxious. I went for an ultrasound today. According to the calculated date, I am right under 7 weeks, however, the ultrasound tech said I was measuring more like 5.4-6.5 weeks. There was a yolk sak, and what looked like the beginning of a fetal pole but no heartbeat. She said there was a very faint flickering, but that it could have been my own heartbeat. The tech told me not to be too discouraged yet, and to come back in a week, but I'm freaking out!
I've had a lot of symptoms, mainly horrible sour stomach, acid reflux, some nausea. I was really sick last night, but I'm not feeling quite as sick today, (not great, but not horrible), so i'm really scared that this is the beginning of the end. I've been reading a lot of women's stories online, and for some it seems like this is a precursor to a miscarriage. I've had HCG levels checked once or twice a week, and they've been rising normally. I'm not having any spotting or cramping.
I haven't talked to my doc after the u/s appointment (it was at the hospital), so I plan to call her tomorrow to see what she thinks. I don't know how I will get through the next week!
I know it's easier said than done, but try to relax until your next U/S. Hopefully the calculated date was overly optimistic and you were just too early to detect a heartbeat! I have my first U/S next week, too, and I am quite nervous. I will be hoping for the best for you.
When I was pregnant with my son, I went for an ultrasound (thinking I was 7 weeks pregnant)....I was actually measuring 5weeks 6days along...and there was the TINIEST flicker...to the point that the technician asked me to hold my breath...and there was a more experienced technician helping, because they could BARELY see the heartbeat...BUT it was there...and now my son is a healthy 2 year old! So there IS hope...and if you are THAT early, anything before 6 weeks is VERY VERY hard to see on an ultrasound. Even the MOST experienced technicians can have a hard time with finding a heartbeat!
I am going through the EXACT same thing. My 2nd scan was yesterday, they measured me at 5 weeks 6 days, but I expected to be closer to 7 (They said it's still too early to tell, so after a week of unbearable waiting I was turned away with no answers). Now I have to wait until next Thursday to find out if there's any hope. I know how hard it is . . . I spent two of those days last week laying on the couch feeling so sad and hopeless. But, a few of those days I also felt happy and hopeful. I would say to try and stay busy, but I know it won't matter. Nothing we can do this week will make it any easier until we know that our LOs are fine. I wish sticky baby dust on us both!
Hang in there.
thanks so much everyone for the positivity. 'mrs hogan', it seems you and I are in the same boat, I have my next ultrasound next Thursday as well! Between the lack of a heartbeat this morning, and feeling less sick today (although I still have a stomach ache, just not as bad, and my boobs are still swollen), i've just allowed my nerves to get the best of me.
I also spent about a half an hour crying on the bed, until my husband found me and talked me out of it. He has 4 children from his first marriage, and he said what he learned is that it's not an exact science and you have to learn to just 'go with it' during pregnancy. He thinks that I'm fine, so I'm trying to remain upbeat, although this will be the longest week ever. And he assured me that if it doesn't work out, we will get through it, and keep trying.
I have all the same symptoms + and I am 8.5 weeks pregnant. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THE ULTRASOUND!!!!! My husband's daughters mother (quite the mouth full) had a u.s done at about 8 weeks b/c she was not feeling well and they wanted to check on the baby. The doctor was horrible! Stated that she could not find the heart beat and to come in in 2 weeks to make sure things are ok. Did not comfort or anything. Needless to say she was not happy. But everything turned out fine and they have a beautiful healthy 4 year old (Too bad the mother ended up being psycho). I had an ultrasound done at 6 weeks and we could see a VERY faint heart beat . It is VERY common to not be able to see the heart beat until the 8th week even later. So do not stress it's not good for you or the baby. A week is a horribly long time to wait but just keep thinking happy thoughts. I am sure your baby is ok. if you are not have severe abdominal pains with spotting or bleeding you more thank likely are ok. If you are consistently throwing up and have a fever talk to your doctor. If you are having a miscarriage chances are you WILL know. Good luck and update us next week
Well, it sounds to me like the ultrasound machines or the expected measurements must be wrong!! How could so many of us be calculated at seven weeks, but measuring at six! Exact same thing for me, and I am so glad I read this post, as now I will worry less about the baby's size. I was seven weeks, but she measured in as six weeks at the U/S. I knew a heartbeat was a long shot that early, but got lucky and saw it. I forewarned the technician that I would cry if it wasn't there, but I cried anyway when it was...with relief. But, after reading some of the posts on misdiagnosedmisscairraige.com, it sounds as though many, many heartbeats begin in weeks seven and later. I know you'll worry regardless, but don't despair!
I had a scan Monday, no pole or HB measuring 5w 6d. Today I saw it beating 115 measuring 6w 2d. That is only 3 day difference, time makes a huge difference in these babies on an u/s. Good luck to you, I am sure everything is just fine!
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