What are my chances? Experiences please...

(15 Posts)
Leaflitter Sat 13-Jun-15 20:44:31

I recently started bleeding v lightly -- I'm about 9 weeks pregnant. I went for a private scan and was devastated to be told that the gestational sac was completely empty (and also measuring at 6+4 not 9+1).

Next day MW told me to go and get checked out at A&E. Several frustrating hours later I had another scan to be told there WAS a baby in there, but small (6+4) and no visible HB.

Since then I've been having mainly light bleeding with occasional heavier bits and some period type pain.

If I hadn't had the first scan I would probably feel really gloomy about the situation. But as the news was more positive than the first scan I can't help hoping that my dates are off and all will be well.

Am I completely deluded? I haven't ever experienced this before -- have older DC whom I appreciate more than ever now!

YouMeddlingKids Sat 13-Jun-15 20:48:08

So sorry you're going through this. I'll be honest, in the same situation it didn't end well for me. However, in the hours I spent online searching for similar stories there were some people where it worked out. Personally, I couldn't help but hold onto a little bit of hope until I was given a 100% definite result.
What's the plan for you? Will they rescan in a week?

Springtimemama Sat 13-Jun-15 20:52:54

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SaulGood Sat 13-Jun-15 20:53:21

How sure are you that you're 9 weeks pregnant? What are you going by? Last menstrual period? Ovulation?

When did you first do a positive pregnancy test?

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Sat 13-Jun-15 20:57:05

Sorry you're going through this.
How sure are you on dates? 3 weeks is quite a long way to be out if you usually have regular cycles. Were you tracking ovulation in any way?

Leaflitter Sat 13-Jun-15 21:06:47

Thx all for your support.

I'm sure of LMP date (7 April) but not sure precisely when we DTD. My cycles are about 25 days so I think I tested around 28 days -- not much room for a late ovulation there :-(

Doc said it was 50/50 and asked me to have another scan in 10 days.

My breasts aren't as sore as they were and I'm not feeling so sick so I suppose I should just face reality :-(

hagred Sat 13-Jun-15 21:33:47

I have been in this situation twice.
First time it was a missed mc. Second time it was all fine, if a little terrifying.

Second scan a week or so later is the only way to know, so they can measure growth, or not, to confirm.

So sorry your going through this. X

SaulGood Sat 13-Jun-15 21:36:36

If you had a positive pregnancy test 5 weeks ago and a scan is showing a very small baby and no heartbeat, I would very sadly say that it's extremely unlikely this will have a positive outcome.

I don't like being pessimistic and generally take the view that with early scans, there's always a little hope if you don't see what you expected. However, bleeding and the positive pregnancy test being so long ago, I would not be feeling hopeful.

I'm so sorry and I have been there. It's gut wrenching and it's all the worse for not really knowing for certain.

I really do hope there's a miracle out there for you and either way, I wish you the very best. I hope you have lots of good support around you and the best of care from your local health teams.

inamaymaybewrong Sun 14-Jun-15 20:03:02

Definitely get another scan in a week or so. It's possible, if not very likely, that the pregnancy could be viable at that point. Hugs.

Leaflitter Fri 19-Jun-15 15:53:41

Thx all for your input.

I've got my answer now - deluge of bleeding and worse pain than I expected.

Feeling v sad and weepy though I thought I was prepared given all the bad signs (the yolk sac was also enlarged btw which Google told me was a bad sign).

I'm so grateful for the advice and tips and solidarity on MN.

stoatystoat Fri 19-Jun-15 16:07:59

I'm so sorry to hear this. Hope you are being looked after. MN here if you need us

Springtimemama Fri 19-Jun-15 17:39:00

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Leaflitter Fri 19-Jun-15 17:47:37

TY both. My sis is round and looking after me. Wasn't prepared for HUGE chunks of (presumably) placenta coming out (sorry for tmi...)

Springtimemama Fri 19-Jun-15 17:50:55

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inamaymaybewrong Fri 19-Jun-15 22:48:31

So sorry leaf. Take care of yourself. x

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