I am about 5 - 6 weeks pregnant and went to the doctor today and they found no fetal pole on the ultrasound.. I'm worried. They called me and told me my hcg level doubled as normal... But shouldn't they be able to find the fetal pole at this time?? PLEASE HELP ME!?
Not necessarily. As long as your hcg is doubling--or even going up--it is too soon to worry. Not all babies do things according to the book, as they are too little to read :-).
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.