What the?????

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Lyricly_'s picture
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What the?????

so, I had my ultrasound last Monday and saw my nurse practitioner today... Heartbeat was 161 bpm... and all looks well... except.. apparently i'm only 5 weeks????? well 6 weeks today... But that would mean I found out and a) wasnt even due for a period hadn't missed one and was like.... 2 days pregnant...

Should I be worried??? Could I be measuring too small or something? Could the tech have screwed up??? 161 bpm seems high for a time when you shouldnt even be able to see a hb by a regular abdominal u/s and she saw... I think it's completely off... Apparently my edd is December 17th.... argh. Help!

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Joined: 03/12/12
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yeah, that sounds WAY off. I would call your doc and run your dates by her...especially the date of your BFP at home. The fact that the baby has such a strong heart beat is very reassuring.

With DS1 I had a dating ultrasound where we couldnt even see him... went back a week later and there he was. Measuring at about 6 weeks, heart beating away at 170 bpm. The clinic had a brand new machine, and the ultrasound was done vaginally.

This time we did see a heart beat when I had my dating ultrasound... LMP put me at 5 weeks 5 or 6 days, and the baby measured at 6weeks and 3 days. The tech was super surprised to see anything that early, let alone through my abdomen. The heart was so tiny she couldn't get a really good reading, so it only read at 117bpm. I know the machine at our hospital is pretty dated, which is where we were at.

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Wow thats super weird! I would def call the doc! They may send you back in for another ultrasound!

alwayssmile's picture
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That definitely sounds off. I'd ask for another dating u/s soon while they're still fairly accurate. Beee

Honey3.14's picture
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I'd definitely ask for another u/s. Thats weird. Mine was over a week and a half off what I thought it would be. But I thought I was almost nine Weeks, and they said just over six Weeks.

Lyricly_'s picture
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(our internet still isnt hooked up at our new home so i'm using my iphone-- bear with me haha)

They won't sen me for a new u/s which scares me- I want to have nuchal screening done and if I get there too late, they won't be able too. It is possible that i o'd late but I'm fighting with them because I was charting and after March 2nd my body was... weird. I was always warm (i'm usually cold) i would wake up sweaty, my breasts were a tad tender and i was more tired then ever.

I see my OB soon (June 6th) but... I'm so annoyed! I thought (and still think) that I was almost at the 12 week "safe" (well safer) point. Now I urgh! A heartbeat of 161 seems solid though, right? Urgh. I'm frustrated!!

lemonlemon's picture
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So did you measure 6 weeks behind- or how far behind did it measure?
I always measure like 10 days behind- with ds and now this baby- and this baby I tracked O so well, and then was even more behind, but then the next measurement the baby had grown- so sometimes its the angle... I mean if the heart is beating obviously the baby is doing fine... Maybe ask for a repeat U/S? My doc gave me one bcuz I was a basket case hehe

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There is a big difference between 6wks and 10wks. Do you have a pic you can post so we can look at it? I have one from my 6wk ultrasound.

alwayssmile's picture
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You were charting?! Ugh. It really frustrates me how many providers say that charting doesn't work and isn't accurate when it's usually MORE accurate than an u/s.

161 is perfect and exactly where it should be!

Lyricly_'s picture
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"jgriffith" wrote:

There is a big difference between 6wks and 10wks. Do you have a pic you can post so we can look at it? I have one from my 6wk ultrasound.

I feel so cheated- really- I didn't even get to see a picture. They sent my Nurse Practitionner the results... IN WRITING. My city is ridiculous and I won't be given an ultrasound pic until my gender scan ... It makes me cringe...

Honey3.14's picture
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Thats not right.. you should demand a picture or find a new doctor.

Lyricly_'s picture
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Unfortunately, it's just where I live. I MIGHT get pics when I go for nuchal screening, however they probably wont be able to do it because I KNOW I'll be too advanced when I get there. Noone I know has gotten an ultrasound pic until the gender scan. I hate my city for this right now-- and I am soooo jealous of you all Sad