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    Default Desperate... Anyone out there?

    I had an ultrasound today in my OBs rooms, I am 8w4d according to my LML, I VERY regular, always have 28 day cycles... He could see a nice sac, good shape... But couldn't detect a heartbeat...

    I had a missed miscarriage last year, and I'm desperate to know, I am heaps heavier than last year, have gained 10kgs and was already overweight, can excess fat in the middles hinder the ultrasound... I am stressing so much right now...

    I have been vomiting everyday his week, dry retching a few times a day as well, sore breasts, cramping like pains but nothing too serious... I have always thought those good signs.

    Please let it be excess fat that is the reason why he couldn't hear a HB...

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    Hugs xxx no advice but wait it out. Hoping for a sticky bub for you.

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    Hi Mumtobe, if it's any help, I had an ultrasound at what I thought was 8 weeks and the HR was only 70bpm. The technician and doctor told me to expect to m/c.
    I'm currently 38 weeks pregnant with that baby!
    The scan a week later showed a galloping HR and bubby was a week younger than we thought by LMP.
    My cycle is regular too! But the dates were just off!
    Stay positive!!

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    Dr google is getting a work out, found this... http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/Prenatal Testing/prenataltest-ultrasoundbigmoms.htm you can read it both ways... Yes and no... He isn't an ultrasound technician, he's an OB, maybe he's not skilled in finding the HB for all the factors listed above, or I am really clutching onto straws...
    Last edited by mumtobe36yo; 24-10-2013 at 21:37. Reason: Posted before finished typing.

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    Dr Google is not your friend! It's the worst thing to do!
    A friend had her first scan at an obs that couldn't even date the fetus for her.
    Maybe obs is just inexperienced. Why don't you ask for a dating scan at a proper u/s place?

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    I'm obese and at my dating scan (internal at a proper ultrasound place) they took over ten minutes to find the heart beat. I was hysterical and crying by then. So if your ob was doing an external ultrasound and wasn't experienced it may be there and not seen. As sucky as it is you will just have to wait until the next scan.

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    I am booked in for a vaginal one at 8:45am, his receptionist made it whilst I was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    I'm obese and at my dating scan (internal at a proper ultrasound place) they took over ten minutes to find the heart beat. I was hysterical and crying by then. So if your ob was doing an external ultrasound and wasn't experienced it may be there and not seen. As sucky as it is you will just have to wait until the next scan.

    Thank you...i will give them time before letting my emotions get the better of me. I am such a nervous wreck tonight...

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    Good luck, make sure you update us.

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    Sounds like it is just an inexperienced Ob! Good luck for tomorrow!


 

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