Good news for those who have seen or heard the heartbeat!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Katherine, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Katherine

    Katherine Well-Known Member

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    I was surfing the web, when I found the following information on fetaldopplerFACTS.org:

    "While miscarriage occurs in only about 15 percent of apparently normal pregnancies, it only occurs in about 1 percent of pregnancies where a normal heartbeat has been seen or heard."

    So ladies, stop worrying if you have already seen/heard your little bean heartbeat!!! :happydance::happydance::happydance:
     
  2. ProudMum

    ProudMum Well-Known Member

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    I wish I could believe this, but other conditions can also make a woman miscarry :(
    I personally dont feel anyone is safe esp after reading some of the threads online...
    trhanks for that though i'm sure it will reassure alot of ladies. xx
     
  3. Klandagi

    Klandagi Well-Known Member

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    Not to be doom and gloom but I lost mine after seeing a normal heartbeat twice. Unfortunately there can be other issues that develop surrounding the baby that make it incompatible with life.

    IT IS BETTER IF YOU HAVE HEARD/SEEN BECAUSE THE RISKS ARE MUCH LOWER SO LONG AS THERE ARE NO UNDERLYING FACTORS!
     
  4. Katherine

    Katherine Well-Known Member

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    I really understand you. There are days where I also feel particularly depressed and worried.

    Telling the truth, 2 years ago I was bleeding at week 7. Went to the doctor and saw the heartbeat, only to miscarriage few days later.

    Last year I got a partial molar pregnancy, when the chances of having a molar is just 1 in 1000 to 1 in 1500.

    This time I am prepared for the worst. I have seen my little bean heart beat at week 7, and I know I am still not cleared from another partial molar pregnancy, until they can see a healthy placenta. But I also understand that there is not point worrying, and that what will come, will come... You will not be able to avoid it.... And if anything bad happens, it will not be because of our fault. Worrying will not make our days go by more easily, and will not be good for the baby either, so I try to stay positive.
     
  5. Katherine

    Katherine Well-Known Member

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    Of course, it doesn't count if you fall down the stairs, or ate a dozen of pineapple and made you have uterine contractions... I don't think they count the cases where you have a molar pregnancy either.
     
  6. Crypto1976

    Crypto1976 Guest

    I was reading a book about stats and it made the point even if something has a low probability of happening, if in fact it happens to you it has a 100% chance of happening! Its true and however good the odds look, I know it never really erradicates the fear for me!

    Rationally speak your stats are reassuring, however Klandagi's point is a good one, a heartbeat doesnt rule out other underlying factors and to that end I cant accept these types of stats at face value.

    I appreciate that your intentions are good and that you are trying to reduce people's fear. Perhaps people are more accepting than I am!! XXXX
     
  7. Katherine

    Katherine Well-Known Member

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    I don't like stat either.. As I said, even under low probability, I got a molar and a m/c. As my sister said, even when the probability is low, someone still get it.

    Sorry I made you ladies felt even worse. I just found that article, and thought it would be a good news to share..... not a very good idea, after all, i guess ....:nope:
     
  8. Crypto1976

    Crypto1976 Guest

    I think everyone recognises your intentions were good hun! Maybe for more rational thinking ladies they do provide comfort.


    (I speak for myself when I say when it comes to pregnancy, and after one ectopic and a chemical, I am very neurotic!)
     
  9. britgirl82

    britgirl82 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Katherine - I find this really reassuring. Sure, there could be underlying problems, but at least this reduces one area of risk. Am trying really hard to be positive at the moment until I have reason not to be and this has really helped.

    xx
     
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    Yeah, I like the post! I'm all for being positive....deal with the negative if it rears it's ugly head.

    xxxx Good luck everybody xxxx
     
  11. discoclare

    discoclare Well-Known Member

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    A bit off topic but am I not supposed to be eating pineapples?
     
  12. bek74

    bek74 Mum of 5

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    Thanks for the post...

    It is nice to see someone trying to offer women some hope and to see some positives, doom and gloom gets a bit old and wears you out.

    Thanks for making the effort to give comfort to alot of women :hugs::hugs:
     
  13. vicwick

    vicwick Expecting baba #2

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    Thanks for this, its nice to see some positive stats. I can't wait til my little bean is big enough for me to hear the heartbeat i bought a doppler when i was pg with Alfie and it really reassured me on days when i was particularly worried.
     

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