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    Default Measuring small with IVF pregnancy

    Hi everyone

    I am seeking opinions and perhaps similar experiences.....

    IVF pregnancy so dates are not in dispute. Currently 8 weeks pregnant according to IVF.

    Massive bleed with clots at 5w3d and bleeding and clotting has continued up to present date, although blood is now brown and stringy rather than bright red.

    First scan at 5w4d - Sac confirmed as present in uterus. Continued bleeding and clotting.

    Second scan at 6 weeks - Sac confirmed as present in uterus. No yolk sac, fetal pole, baby or HB seen. Large SCH identified as the source of the bleeding.

    Third scan at 6w4d - Gestational sac measured 6w5d (1 day ahead) and yolk sac present. Fetal pole seen but unable to be measured. HB seen but unable to be recorded,

    Fourth scan at 6w5d - Gestational sac measured 6w5d, yolk sac present, fetal pole measuring 6w1d (baby is four days behind) HB was 122.

    Fifth scan at 7w5d - Baby measured 6w6d. Now six days behind which is my main concern. SCH has grown very large. HB went from 122 up to 155 within the space of this week.

    To note: I have a terrible uterus - retroverted (tilted) and we've had to rely mostly on external scans, as when we try internal scanning my uterus moved further backwards and all we can see is a grey screen! Quality of scans have been 'poor' - including the most recent one, as a result.

    My question: I'm now on weekly scans to monitor the growth and movement of my SCH which is a big concern. But I'm after comments on measuring six days behind for an IVF pregnancy. I take some solace from the HB increasing so well in the past week but I'm terrified baby is not thriving as he/she should be. Granted there could be discrepancies between radiologists - the two scans done at 6+5 and 7+5 were at the same hospital but with different operators.

    Your thoughts please?

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    I would go and get some hcg bloods done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazza78 View Post
    I would go and get some hcg bloods done
    I did ask the hospital about that but they didn't want to do more bloods. They said at this stage they are happy with the HB increasing as it has and neither are concerned about the six day discrepancy. I am though!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    I did ask both the hospital and my FS about that but neither of them wanted to do more bloods. They said at this stage they are happy with the HB increasing as it has and neither are concerned about the six day discrepancy. I am though!!!
    Damn. I guess you’ll know for sure at the next scan then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazza78 View Post
    Damn. I guess you’ll know for sure at the next scan then
    I sure hope so. I feel like that's the constant chant - "By next scan you'll know..." And then the next rolls around and I think the same thing again! The Drs main concern is the SCH - they are proceeding as if it's a viable pregnancy and have told me to go and get the usual early pregnancy bloods, glucose tests, Harmony test etc arranged with my GP. It's more me that's worrying about growth at this point and I'm hoping maybe someone else has had similar with a good outcome?

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    Hi lovely, yeah i dont think hcg is any use at 6 weeks and they say hcg no use once you've had a scan and heartbeat.
    I hope lots of ladies pop in to say they been a week behind and everything was ok.
    Im hoping the discrepancy is because of innacurate measurements due to the difficulties in actually getting clear measurements and i have heard people say they are only measuring in mm so if they are a few mm off, if different sonographers see different things or use slightly different points to take the measurements maybe that makes a lot of differenceat such an early stage.
    I wonder if next time, you coukd get 2 different sonographers at the same scan place to come in and measure and see if they get the same measurements.
    Sigh...

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    Good luck. You will def know by next scan

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    My belly babe measured 5 days behind at the 7 week scan which there were no concerns about. I think they only really worry if there's a week or more difference.

    In all the scans I've had since, baby has measured ahead of the original dating scan, much more in line with IVF dates. Bub is now measuring in the 80th centile.

    Given the positioning of your uterus and how easy it is to be a mm or so out at this very early stage, I don't think 6 days behind is a huge concern, especially since the heartbeat is strong and has shown a nice increase.

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    My DD measured 7-14 days behind my entire pregnancy. She was born on the 15th percentile and is now a very healthy 2 year old on the 98th percentile.
    Try not to stress, easy to say I know. It’s only a matter of mm to measure out.

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    This pregnancy at our 7 week scan we measured 5 days behind, at 12 weeks 7 days ahead and now at 32 weeks we’re right on dates

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