My wife and I started down the IVF path after a few years of not being successful naturally (we have a 4yo son, natural conception).
Anyway we got the first hurdles over with, and succesful pregancy resulted from the bloodtests at 4wks. Today (this morning) was the 6wk scan.
The Dr struggled a bit to find anything, but eventually found it. Sadly it is "a little smaller than she would like" and she couldn't find a heartbeat. Not the news we had hoped for There's a sac, and its located fine ... but that's as much as she could tell.
Now we are both worried, my wife especially (she is taking it very hard, and I understand why). I'm trying to remain positive ... maybe the foetus is growing a little slower than usual initially. My wife of course thinks its all over
The Dr told my wife to continue progsterone (only at night now, not mornings) ... prior to the scan she had told my wife she could stop ... obviously the scan gave her reason to change her mind.
Anyway my wife has to go back for another scan next week to see if it has grown. No blood tests were done today. The Dr wasn't overly negative about it (i.e. no talk of "plan for the worst" but she wasn't very confident).
I'm really trying to remain positive, but it's so very hard. I'm trying to block out the prospect that it will all end in nothing. We so want another child in our lives.
Anyone got any reassuring stories ? I need something to help my wife, she is really taking this very very hard.
What reinforces in her mind that it has gone bad is that she has had a cold for the last couple of weeks, and for a while she had the symptoms of sore breasts etc but that's all stopped. She had a little bit of morning sickness late last week (but could have been something else) and all she feels now is hungry and tired.