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    Hello
    Last Saturday I went for a dating scan to determine the stage of my pregnancy. The U/S person said the gestational sac measured at approximately the 5 weeks, 4 days stage, however she was unable to see anything inside the sac, with the exception of a small flashing dot that may have been the featal pole.

    I have had some light spotting through this past week, however no significant pain. I am still having some mild M/S, sore breasts and fatigue which is apparently a good sign.

    I had my doctor appointment today and the doctor told me that she was concerned with the scan results and that it was either too early or it may be a failed pregnancy. She sent me to have a blood test and I have another Monday to check for hormones, with my next appointment on Tuesday to give an idea on what is happening. If the hormones are going okay, I'll have another referral for a scan in about a week but I am so scared now that things aren't right. It all felt too good to be true I guess.

    Anyone else had a similar experience? Does it sound like there is any hope?

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    I had the exact same thing happen to me. Had to do an internal u/s as I thought I was at least 7 weeks but only measured 5 weeks sac with no heartbeat at all.

    For me, it was too early and now I'm 27 weeks pregnant with no problems so far (fingers crossed).

    Don't give up hope yet. It's way to early to tell.

    Congratulations and good luck!

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    Thanks Busy Bee. It was an internal U/S I had too. Did they see anything inside your sac at the time? I expected no heartbeat but the doctor has me so worried now when I thought it was all normal at that early stage until today

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    Hi Harmony,

    I'm certainly not an expert on it but i did have a m/c at around 4 weeks the first time i got my BFP and was advised that it was likely to happen so i certainly know how your feeling.

    I just wanted to let you know not to lose hope - but be prepared for what may happen. Until of course you do being to mc (which i cross my fingers you dont), there is hope. Stay positive but prepare yourself.

    It is still really early in your pg to pick up anything too definitive on ultrasound.

    I just wanted to give you , send my best thoughts and hope that it all goes well.

    xo

    p.s. - i am now 28wks pg so even after going through such a tough time first go round, i had faith in my body that it knew what to do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harmonysweetpea View Post
    Thanks Busy Bee. It was an internal U/S I had too. Did they see anything inside your sac at the time? I expected no heartbeat but the doctor has me so worried now when I thought it was all normal at that early stage until today
    Yes there was something there. I forget what it is called. I was very worried too which is a natural feeling. Did the blood tests and I actually went on holidays overseas for 4 weeks so went through a lot of ups and downs while waiting.

    As PP said you have to be realistic but must stay positive. My OB said it very well and said you have to give the benefit of the doubt and give the baby a chance as it is just too early.

    Some people can see the heart beat early but some people can't see anything until 12 weeks.

    What's normal that early is that there is a sac. It could be that it is in a position to make it hard to see it all. Some doctors just don't have that compassionate bone - as they see it all the time and is just another patient to them. So the way they explain it can be very technical and not very reassuring.

    I also had some bleeding - which is normal too.

    I wished I didn't do the early scan as I would never of had to worry like I did, but does make me appreciate everything more.

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    glad it worked out for you busy bee - take hope from this Harmony!

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    I agree with the ladies, dont give up hope yet....some spotting is normal round this stage....and the fact that they could see anything may just mean its still a little early...

    5 weeks and 4 days is really early to have an US imo, my GP told me there was no point doing it until at least 7 weeks to make sure I will be able to see/hear something.

    So, fingers crossed its just a tad early!

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    Nope, i had my first at 7 weeks and 2 days - my specialist refused to do it any earlier coz he said its just too early and can send impending mothers into a frantic spin if they cant see anything!

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    Thanks everyone. You are all definitely giving me some home so lets just hope the blood tests show an increase in hormone activity between now and Monday and then I can stress a whole heap less again but Tuesday is a really long time away to find out How I wish to just skip through the first trimester via hibernation or something so I can wake up in the less stressful stages of pregnancy lol

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    * hope ... not home!


 

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