We have a heartbeat...

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ChristaM's picture
Joined: 01/11/04
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We have a heartbeat...

Hi Ladies:

I went for my first u/s yesterday. The U/S tech had me really worried; but I got a call from my doctor that she thinks everything is progressing well. I should have been 6 weeks + 4 days. Baby measured 5+5. There is a HB, but the U/S tech said it was hard to measure; she is guessing it is about 100. Because baby was measuring small and the HB was hard to find, I have to go back in a week for another scan.

But, the tech made it seem like I should be worried; she kept saying my ovulation date was probably just later than I thought and everytime she gave me a measurement for anything I would ask if it was a good number and she basically gave me non-answers. She said at the end, the doctor will call you and you will probably have to get another scan.

So, I was on egg shells and waiting for a call. In the mean time, I of course googled and learned that a HB of 100 at 6- 8 weeks re****ed in 50% miscarriage rate. So, then I got a call from the doctor.

Baby is measuring small, but the fact they found a HB at that size is great news. She also stressed that it's easy for the measurement to be off at this point just because the baby is so small. So, I do go back in a week for scan two and just hope the baby has caught up and the HB has gotten stronger.


Joined: 03/07/05
Posts: 1595

Oh Christa, I'm so glad they found that precious little heartbeat. Still, it's hard when you can never know for sure how things will turn out. I've had early scans with 3 of my pregnancies. With one I was measuring a few days small and the HB was around 102... that one ended in miscarriage. With another one I was measuring one day small and a HB of 98... that baby is alive and well. One I was measuring a day ahead, and the HB was 117... I also had lots of bleeding in the beginning with that one, and we welcomed her into the word 2 weeks ago! There are just so many unknowns at this early stage. I hope and pray that God lets you keep this LO! Please KUP!!

Heatherbella's picture
Joined: 02/14/05
Posts: 4169

Yay for finding a HB but I can totally understand your worry. It's so hard this early in the game to NOT worry. My midwife has mentioned to me that ovulation date isn't the be-all and end-all for conception date, that it can actually happen several days after ovulation. Hopefully all is well at your next appt. *hugs*

angelover02740's picture
Joined: 07/10/07
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keep my fingers crossed for you.. KUP

akpufa's picture
Joined: 01/31/08
Posts: 3078

Great news they found a HB! Thinking good thoughts for a healthy baby and a HH9M!

Joined: 10/12/04
Posts: 961

I'm so excited and hopeful for you!

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Joined: 05/13/12
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Glad to see that sweet ultrasound! Hope that your next one brings even better news. I know what is feels like to be waiting for that next ultrasound to see if everything is still looking good!

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