First Appt- Not as Expected *UPDATED in OP (Loss Ment)

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First Appt- Not as Expected *UPDATED in OP (Loss Ment)

*Update from U/S today*

We didn't get good news today. Apparently over the last 7 days the little bean only grew 2 days. The heartbeat is just up to 80 bmp now. The doctor will not do anything until there isn't a heartbeat. I understand this but hate being in this limbo of when will this happen. She still wants me to take the progesterone and go on like everything is fine. I go back in for another U/S the Monday after Thanksgiving but will most likely miscarry before then. I'm doing okay with the news and consider myself lucky that it took us just one month to get pregnant. I am certainly going through the healing process but am eager to try again soon. Good luck to you all...I'm going to try to stay away from the internet for a while. I'll check on you all throughout your journey's and will come back to let you guys know what new board I'll be a member of next time;). Don't worry about taking your siggies away I'm happy for all of your successful pregnancies!

Okay...I am making myself crazy. I'll try to make sense of all that has happened through this long but short pregnancy! I tested positive (after several negative tests) 7 days after my missed period. I was not sure of my cycle and just assumed that my BFP showed late. I haven't been sick but have had really sore bbs. OK so fast forward to this past THursday (10/10/11). I got to my first sonogram. I thought I was exactly 8 weeks pregnant. Well the ultrasound showed I'm measuring 5 weeks 6 days. They were able to see a fetal pole and a slow fetal heart beat of 73 bpm. I also just found out that my progesterone is 7. I started take the pills for that today.

The Doc just is assuming I'm off on my dates...or this could be chromosomial abnormalities if my dates are right. I honestly just assumed i had a 28 days cycle since I conceived the first month ttc and off BC. So my question is...could the late positive test mean I ovulate late? And would this make the 5w6d measurement make sense? OR could this be a slow growing fetus...and thats also why I got a BFP so late? And the low progesterone meaning a miscarraige is coming?

Any HELP?! I'm going crazy. I go in for my follow up ultrasound THursday. I know that I will (hopefully) know for sure what the deal is...but until then...any help? I've made myself nuts looking online too!

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If this is your first cycle off BCP, then I would say there is a very good chance that yes, you ovulated late. I think especially since you had a whole week of negative tests AFTER you thought your AF was late, it's pretty darn likely that's the case. That's the story I'd go with. Good luck!

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I would think it is very possible that you ovulated later than you thought, especially with a week of negative tests before a positive.

When are they going to check you again? Hopefully you wont have to worry for very long!

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Thanks Ladies. Any positive thoughts are much appreciated. I haven't read or seen anyone on here that has had the exact same situation being off by a whole 2 weeks. Then also having a slow fetal heart beat and really low progesterone. I just need to see a positive story.

Until then- I will try to stop over analyzing!

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Laura - I am measuring off 1.5 weeks too via U/S....

I was going through fertility treatments and my doctor just seems to think that I had a follicle release later than my trigger. He doesn't seem too worried right now but definetly being monitored closely. Taking to my MIL who has worked in birth for > 30 yrs, she says early fetal measuring is not really reliable.....I wouldn't stress until your second U/S....

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Well I haven't been in your exact situation, but kind of similar. I went in when I got my BFP for bloodwork... my progesterone and HcG were low. My progesterone was only 6! I started taking supplements right away. They said my numbers put me at a week or so earlier than I thought I was. When I went in for u/s they said the baby was measuring a week smaller than I thought so I was 8 weeks instead of 9.1. I'm pretty sure I ovulated when I thought I did but didn't implant until 7 days later, which explains the babies size.

I think at 5 weeks 6 days to see a heartbeat at all is pretty good.

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FYI ... dr said it's normal to be off 2 wks either way....not a science definetly an art Smile

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Hi there! I'm a lurker.

When we got pregnant with my daughter it took a week to get a positive pregnancy test after I was supposed I have my period. I went into the doctor at what was supposed to be 7 1/2 weeks. We did the ultrasound and all we found was a sack that was measuring 5 weeks and 3 days. An entire 2 weeks behind the estimated due date.

We didn't see a fetal pole or heartbeat. Just a sac. It was very heartbreaking at the time. They had me go in for more blood work and wait two weeks for another ultrasound. I wasn't feeling sick at my first ultrasound but within a few days my morning sickness came on full force. Two weeks later we saw our daughter and her heartbeat Smile they changed her due date from march 7 to march 22nd!

We still don't quite understand how all the dates worked out other than a combination of ovulating late and the doctor thought she must have been a late implanter.

Of course now we have our 20 month old! Good luck and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. It's a very hard place to be not knowing either way what is going to happen. I remember leaving my first appointment so sad and confused. If you have any other questions let me know Smile

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If your doctor is assuming that you are off on your dates then that is what I would go with. It doesn't sound by your post that your doctor is overly concerned at this point so you should try not to be either...but I know that is harder said than done. It should also give you peace of mind that your dates being off makes sense since you got a late BFP.

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Hang in there-- with the late BFP, it sounds like you simply O'd late.

I'll be thinking positive thoughts for you and hope that you get some reassurance in the coming weeks. ((HUGS))

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Thank you guys so much for the reassurance. I hate the waiting game! But having the insight and personal experience from you all makes me think positive which is what I need to be doing. The doctor has been positive but also said it could go either way. I guess it always could at this point in a pregnancy! I'll keep you all updated as to what happens at the U/S on Thursday. I really really appreciate you all!

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The waiting game SUCKS! I know firsthand as I just went through 2 weeks of it. Hang in there! I think it's very, very possible you ovulated late! And then your BFP was actually not a LATE BFP, but a super early one! It's awesome you have a pole and heartbeat! Good luck! I'll keep you in my T&P's!!

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Sorry for the down news, hopefully your dates were just off and the baby will continue to develop. Keep us updated!

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Ditto what the others said. I definitely wouldn't assume that you ovulated on day 14 of a 28 day cycle, so soon after stopping the pill. Seeing a slow heartbeat at less than 6 weeks is a good sign!
An interesting tidbit, haven't actually researched it myself...an OB I recently spoke with said that a "normal" miscarriage rate is 20%. Once a heartbeat and fetal pole are detected via ultrasound, the rate drops to 5%.

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As a PP said, none of it is an exact science some of the time! Everything crossed for some great news on Thursday Smile

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Hoping for good news...and that time goes by quickly.

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Hang in there hun! Hopefully you're dates were just mixed up.

This is why you shouldn't have an u/s until at least 12 weeks!!

xx

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Lurker

I don't want to make you lose hope, because positive thinking is super important in the early stages. But you were looking for similar situations, so I thought I would share mine.

I had a m/c in April. I didn't get a positive test until 16dpo with a 12-day LP. My progesterone was 7 at 5w. I began supplementing then but it never got above 11. My hcg had an amazing doubling time of 36 hours. The baby consistently measured 2 weeks behind and we lost that baby at 10+ weeks. We even saw a heartbeat.

But i also have a friend who is 35 weeks pregnant right now who had a progesterone of 9 at 6w.

i think low progesterone can be an indicator that something isn't right, but it isn't an all-out sign. So, stay positive, because it could just be that you have a late implanter and a slow grower. i hope things turn out well for you.

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Lurked from may 2009 I love you sweet sister!!!! So glad you have so much support on pg.org!!!

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Hoping for the best and that time passes quickly!

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Update is in original post...good luck to all of you and thank you for all the support!

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I'm so sorry, Laura. My heart hurts for you, so glad that you are being positive despite the situation. Please keep us updated.

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I'm so sorry. :bigarmhug:

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I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. It is great that you have such a positive attitude... but are taking the time to mourn this loss as well. No matter how easily it started, it's hard to have it end in any way other than what you imagined. Be sure to come back and let us know what month you end up in! Smile

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I'm so sorry. ((HUGS))

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So sorry for your loss. :bigarmhug: Take care!

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Laura

Hugs and love to you. My heart goes out to you.

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Laura

Hugs and love to you. My heart goes out to you.