8 weeks pregnant and my scan only showed baby at 5 1/2 weeks with no heart beat yet..

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  1. Hope85

    Hope85 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Everyone,
    I'm new to his but need some advice and comfort. My partner and i have been trying to conceive for the past year, so when i found out 4 weeks ago that we had i was thrilled... I know that we conceived on the 20th or 21st Aprill 2011, so that would make me 8 weeks today. We went for our first scan yesterday, we had to do an internal scan and it showed our baby to be about 5 1/2 weeks, they also couldnt find the heart beat. He said its too early to see the heart beat and to come back in a week for another scan. I know my dates are correct so this is all headed for the worst isn't it? I have still been getting symptoms, sore breasts, tired and a little nausea.
    I have a doc appointment today but i'm scared of the outcome of all of this. :cry:
     
  2. BetsyRN

    BetsyRN Well-Known Member

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    Don't give up hope yet; things might be okay. Sometimes we're so sure of when we ovulate but then we're wrong or we ovulate twice. Your doc is right that they can only see a sac @ 5 weeks...they usually can't see a heartbeat until 6-7 weeks. I think that have pregnancy symptoms is always a good sign, so just try to hang in there until your next scan.
     
  3. LuckyInLove09

    LuckyInLove09 Expecting our little girl

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    I just wanted to send :hugs:. I hope that everything turns out to be okay!
     
  4. StranjeGirl

    StranjeGirl First time mommy!

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    sorry you are going through this :hugs: Do you by any chance have a tilted uterus? This is a common problem with women ith a retroverted uterus.
     
  5. Hope85

    Hope85 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies, i'm not sure if i have a tilted uterus, i will talk to my doc about that today. I will not give up hope yet, im sure of my dates as my partner went away for work for 4 weeks a couple of days after ovulation, so i couldnt have fallen anytime after that. Will wait it out till next week and pray my lil bub is ok in there.
     
  6. SpunkyMunkey

    SpunkyMunkey Well-Known Member

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    :hugs:I hope everything is okay!
     
  7. tbaby

    tbaby Well-Known Member

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    :hugs: Can you get another scan somewhere else? I think sometimes it depends on the person doing the scan, but after the doc looks at the scan they might be able to help you more.
     
  8. mikaylasmommy

    mikaylasmommy Well-Known Member

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    Praying for your little bean and your family! :hugs:
     
  9. Hope85

    Hope85 Well-Known Member

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    Well, i have been to see my Doctor, he said to stay positive as well. Could be 1 of 2 possibilities, either in the process of misscarrying or that i implanted later than average and i'm still too early. I had blood taken to check my progesterone levels, he will receive these results tomorrow and he thinks he will be able to tell from that. He said to go for another scan in 1 1/2 weeks to check as well. Everything else in there looks great, yolk sac, pole... I'm praying that my lil bub is just too tiny and thats all it is. I just have to be positive and get through this waiting now!!
    Thankyou for all your thoughts. xxx
     
  10. flippityflop

    flippityflop Well-Known Member

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    I hope everything works out and your little bub is just a late bloomer. X
     
  11. truly_blessed

    truly_blessed Loving being a new mummy

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    If you have a pole hun, it's a good sign. When I had MMC there wasn't a pole at 12 weeks so it could all be a lot of worry for nothing. Keep your chin up and stay as posiive as you can. :hugs:
     
  12. BabyBlondex

    BabyBlondex Mummy to 2 💕

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    If you have a tilted uterus they would have told you at your internal scan as its something very easy to pick up, I found out when I went for the internal scan when I was going through my mc, and they told me I have one, didnt even know these things existed lol found out my mother has one aswel, so maybe its genetic lol Hope everything is well for you x
     
  13. AimeeM

    AimeeM Mum to 3 Boys.

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    How are you sure you ovulated when you did? Did you use an OPK? My sister was 100% sure she was at least 12 weeks and she was 9 weeks three days when she went for a scanbut everything was fine. You could ovulate late or implant late.
     

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