Hey luce. I wouldn't read too much into the measurements they give you. They are accurate to + or - 1 week in the early stages. I was dated 3 days behind on 2 scans at 6w and 8w but by our 12w scan little flump measured 5 days ahead!!
When I had my early scans I was googling sizes & what you would expect to see but these are all guides only, just like you can get a 5' and 6' woman and both are considered normal.
If you saw the heartbeat I would just take comfort in that & try not to worry too much what the nurse said. They may just have different guidelines than some other websites use.
I'm sure all will be fine
Thanks for the reassurance!!
It really was amazing to see that everything was present and correct, really did not expect to see the heartbeat - it was a lovely sight!!
I think cos we tried for 18mths and were right at the end of fertility investigations (we were told 2 weeks before our BFP that it was very unlikely we'd conceive naturally) that i am just a big nervous nelly - i think i just need to put my feet up and relax a little!!
awww Luce I know exactly how you feel. My OH & I had tried for 2 1/2 years, he had low volume & motility issues, & I had just had a laparoscopy to remove a large cyst when they found I had severe endometriosis that had been sticking my ovaries to my pelvic wall. I'd had no symptoms at all & we thought our issues were mainly due to OH problems.
After my op I went back for my follow up appt & the doc said that the next stage would be to refer us for IVF as there was not much chance that we would concieve naturally... I then told him that I was 8 weeks at that time (had to wait a long while for my follow up appt lol) The docs were so surprised and even asked if they could use us as part of a case study. So I feel that this little one is a miracle, but more than that it also feels like if anything goes wrong with this one,that the likelihood of it happening again is so slim which I think increases your worry.
I know its so so difficult (believe me) but do try & take things easy, once you have seen the HB the chances of things going wrong drop dramatically. I keep telling myself that there's much more chance that everything will be fine, but it's human nature to think the worst... must be a self preservation thing.
I had an early scan and they put me at 6w1d bubs was measuring 5.8mm CRL. Then had another scan at what would of been 8w4d from the first scan but bubs was measuring 9w1d! So I wouldnt worry too much - early scans arent acurate. I was told they can date you from 8 weeks x
It seems we have loads in common! My LMP was only a day earlier than yours and my dates are out too according to the early scan we had! Plus if your screen name is correct then we are the same age lol!
I date myself as being exactly 8 weeks today, last week on Wednesday we had an early scan (transvaginal)at a private clinic and wished we never went! The sonographer scared the living daylights out of us saying that there was a 95% chance we would miscarry because our little bean was measuring at 6w1d (5.7mm) instead of the 7w2d that we thought we were. He showed us how big beanie "should" be which was nearly 150% bigger than our little blob. We were immediately petrified and came home and googled all night which I know can be a VERY bad thing to do but in our case it helped a lot because the sonographer didn't discuss ANY of the variables with us such as late ovulation, late implantation etc etc etc! Which was a really awful thing for him to do! He told us that we had two sacs which we could clearly see, he said one MIGHT have been a twin originally but there was nothing there any longer, the other sac very clearly had a bean in it with a lovely round healthy yolk sac and best of all A HEARTBEAT :-) but he kept focussing on this 95% chance of miscarry ing and saying how sorry he was to break bad news to us! Even with that bad news we spent a total of only 15 mins in the room with him that was from abdominal scan to transvaginal scan and the end, the whole scan only lasted about five minutes, he did not focus on the heartbeat at all, my hubby had to ask whether our bean even had one the bloke was like "oh yeah, here it is" and focused the scanner on it for about 2 seconds!
The next morning we went to see our doctor who had no advice or opinions but helpfully referred us for an emergency scan that day so that we could get a second opinion. The NHS people get a bad rep here in the UK but I can tell you now that the free NHS scan that we went to was a million % better than the private scan that we paid £80 for and had no aftercare even though it clearly states on their websites and packaging that there is the utmost care taken of you!
Anyway, the NHS guy spent ages trying to find the pregnancy abdominally and then offered us a transvaginal scan. On the abdominal scan he found the empty sac but said that I have a tilted womb so he was struggling to get a decent scan from it at this early stage. With the transvaginal scan he found both no problem and said that the second sac may be a small bleed waiting to happen or a bleed that has happened without me noticing or originally the start of a twin pregnancy. Whichever it was, he didn't seem concerned about it nor did he suggest that I should be concerned. He showed us our beanies heartbeat by recording a section of the sonogram and playing it back to us :-)
I asked him whether all the sizings were right or whether there was anything to worry about and he said no a this stage they do not care about sizings, only care about whether everything is present which in my case it is-yolk, sac and bean complete with heartbeat! He added that he thinks I am maybe only 5weeks along and he measured bean at 4.9mm. Both the sonographer and the nurse gave no indication of being concerned about any of the findings even though my bean measured smaller to them! And they both said that at this early stage there's no real way of getting an exact measurement as beanies and sacs etc are so small it cannot be an exact science and I shouldn't be worrying about it. The bloke said to me "today you are pregnant with a baby that has a heartbeat. That's all we need to know, congratulations".
Hope that helps somehow even after my big old rant bashing the private clinic lol!
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