5-6 Weeks No Fetal Pole

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
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!?

ANSWER

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, CNM