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    Hey Ladies, I got my first but very strong BFP on Tuesday. I went to the doctors yesterday to get a referral for a dating scan. I have irregular cycles so unsure about how far I am, think about 4w5d. The doctor recommended dating scan at 7w is that the usual? Seems so far away! Thanks Tash

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    You can't always see the heartbeat before 7/8 weeks so that's why they do it then.

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    The reason they say to wait until 7 weeks is because that is when you'll be able to see a heartbeat in a viable pregnancy.

    If you go too early, there won't be a heartbeat yet and it can cause lots of unnecessary stress and worry.

    I had my first scan at what was about 6 weeks, but due to my cycles I could have been 4 or even 12 weeks, I just had no idea. At 6 weeks, there was no heartbeat.

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    Great thanks Ladies, Will wait till 7 weeks then. Seems so long to go but im sure time will fly.

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    Definately wait until 8w if you are unsure of exact gestational age.
    I went at what I thought was 8w and the hr was only 70. The sonographer said the hr was too low for an 8w bub and something was wrong with it, too expect to miscarriage.
    Went back a tortuous later and hr was 165.. Bub was younger than they though so had we known it was 7w the first time 70bpm would have been fine.
    Worst week of our lives that was!

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    Thanks bubbles. I think by the time I book the scan will be closer to 8 weeks. Is it possible yo get a very strong positive on FRER - line darker than tje control and a positive on digi at just 4 weeks? Just after our wedding I started my ovulation tests but got lighter so I think I just missed ovulation before starting to test. Think it may be a wedding night unexpected baby.

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    It is possible to get a stronger positive than the control. I've seen it here on BH a few times. And yes at 4 weeks you could very well see a bfp! I did!
    How exciting a wedding night surprise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tashiee View Post
    Thanks bubbles. I think by the time I book the scan will be closer to 8 weeks. Is it possible yo get a very strong positive on FRER - line darker than tje control and a positive on digi at just 4 weeks? Just after our wedding I started my ovulation tests but got lighter so I think I just missed ovulation before starting to test. Think it may be a wedding night unexpected baby.
    Most certainly is!! We conceived dd3 on our wedding night, I took a FRER 6 days later and got a very faint positive, 2 days after that I got a positive digital and second FRER and the test was darker than the control


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