I had an ultrasound and I measured at 6 weeks. The baby's heart rate was 89. I went for another ultrasound a week and a half later and I measured at 6.5 weeks and the baby's heart rate dropped to 65. My doctor said a miscarriage was possible, but she didn't give me any definites. She just told me that I could maintain my current level of activity (which is a lot of weekly running). I've only had a dull ache in my abdomen with some white discharge, but no spotting. I'm not sure what to expect, but I'd like to be prepared for whatever happens. Any positive or negative thoughts or experiences are welcome.
I have no experience, and I'm so sorry for what you're going through. Honestly, and I am going to be blunt, those heart rates are way too low. When I was 6 weeks 2 days, the heart rate was 111 BPM. I've done some research, and if it's above 110 at that age, it usually means a healthy baby. And about 11 days later (a week and a half), the baby was measured at 8 weeks and the heart rate was 163 BPM. An increase in heart reat signals a good thing. I do not mean to sound callous, just honest.
When are you going for another ultrasound? I think a follow up should be scheduled. Best of luck, okay?
best of luck to you...i'm hoping even with those low heartrates that your little one is still viable. imho, i really wouldn't keep up with all that exercise right now until you get more definitive answers, follow up...i mean as long as it still has a heartbeat its still alive so why challenge it any more that you have to until re-checked. (just my opinion, i am ultra careful with my pregnancy and have a heavy job so have been generally erring on cautious side as i've had episodes of clotting/bleeding in my first trimes.)
(((hugs)))) I'm sorry you are going through this but I agree with lovebotlass. At that stage the heart rate should be increasing by 2 or 3 beats per day. I do hope for a miracle for you but I think you should prepare yourself. I'm really, really sorry. Good luck and let us know how it goes xxx
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