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    Default Slow heart rate at 7 weeks

    Hi all, I'm new to this forum and I hope I am posting this to the right area.
    I am 7 weeks pregnant, conceived through ivf (second cycle, 2 good quality blastocysts transferred).
    I went for my 7 week scan (baby measures at 6w 4d) yesterday and the fetal heart rate was slow. I also experienced spotting yesterday afternoon just before my scan. My doctor wasn't overly concerned about the spotting but she indicated a 50/50 chance of survival because of the low heart rate. I have a follow up scan next Tuesday. A long wait!
    Has anyone experienced a slow heart rate that then improved in the follow up scan?
    Thanks in advance

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    What was the heart rate?

    I didn't do if but my first scan for this pregnancy I was measuring 6 days behind with a heart rate of 112. A few days later at a repeat ultrasound due to spotting & me thinking I was miscarrying, my dates measured correctly and bubs heart rate was much higher and I have been measuring fine since (now 16 wks). It could go either way for you but hopefully it's the same as mine.

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    My doc didn't tell me the heart rate and at the time I didn't think to ask as I was processing the information. She said it was slow for my gestation and that it could go either way.

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    Thanks for your reply too

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    Yes, around 6.5 weeks my bubs heartrate was only 85...I was frantic! 2 days later it was in the 130's...perfect. A lot can change in a few days when it is so early. I am now 13 weeks

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    Thanks so much for your reply. I won't know anything util next Tuesday but it's re-assuring to know that others have had a similar experience. Good luck with your bub


 

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