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7 weeks, no heartbeat. anyone else?

(17 Posts)
goosey123 Thu 14-Feb-13 14:51:20

I know I'm fairly doomed as measurements were only 4 to 5 weeks. I'm not bleeding, had scan for reassurance as had late miscarriage last year. I'm sure dates right and got a positive test on a cheap test 3 weeks ago.

is anyone else going through the hideous week wait for a rescan? anyone got a miracle story?!

MrsExcited Thu 14-Feb-13 15:00:21

Can't read and run, really feel for you - I am 5+4 at the moment so have no advice just lots of hugs

SeriousStuff Thu 14-Feb-13 15:05:15

Could you have ovulated later in your cycle? Remember that hormone levels can vary from person to person and maybe yours was detected sooner?

4 to 5 weeks is too early to hear a heartbeat. 7 is also early. I don't think they expect to hear anything until at least the 8th. I have my 8 week scan next week. They scanned me at 5+2 and you could only see the sac - no heartbeat and the gyno didn't expect to hear it either.

The fact that you're not bleeding is a very positive sign. I have everything crossed for you!

goosey123 Thu 14-Feb-13 15:11:16

thanks for replies. I suppose there is tiny chance I conceived later but my cycles are so regular so I would be surprised if I ovulated late. I'm more confused by fact that I got positive test 3 weeks ago, surely that wouldn't read positive if late conception. the consultant didn't say give up hope completely, but not feeling too hopeful...

tigerKesha Thu 14-Feb-13 15:14:04

4 to 5 weeks is still to early. I had similar scan about 4-5 and all they could see was sac, I thought I was 8 weeks but my dates were pushed back. Had a scan at 7-4 & there was a good heartbeat & normal growth. Wouldn't worry too much if I were you, especially as you have no bleed.

goosey123 Thu 14-Feb-13 15:23:26

That's reassuring tiger, thanks. I just can't get my head around how I could be 5 weeks when I haven't had sex for 4 weeks if that makes sense. so confusing. I had been almost hoping for bleed so I can get it over with. maybe I will try and stay more positive!

Bejeena Thu 14-Feb-13 15:25:12

I also think that it is too early. I thought I was 7 weeks and scan measured smaller, honestly am confident it is all fine perhaps your egg was released a bit later or similar and baby is smaller. As I said I had this and now am 13 weeks according to both my scan and periods so the baby caught up.

You don't always here heartbeat until 8 weeks and you are not bleeding so try not to worry x

goosey123 Thu 14-Feb-13 15:30:51

oh thanks bejeena. after my last experience I'm a natural pessimist. Just went to super drug and bought stacks of pads and painkillers. It will be a long week...

knittingirl Thu 14-Feb-13 16:28:45

(((hugs))) and fingers crossed for you. Because of the way they calculate the weeks, I believe that 5 weeks pregnant means you conceived 3 weeks ago (the first two weeks you are classed as "pregnant" you are not actually pregnant), and sperm can hang around in the uterus for up to a week, so it is in theory possible to have had sex four weeks ago, have conceived three weeks ago and be five weeks pregnant. Good luck!

Guntie Thu 14-Feb-13 17:16:43

Goosey there was no heartbeat for me at 7 weeks either. I was spotting. They told me to go back at 8 weeks and there was a heartbeat. I am 22 weeks now and fingers crossed all is well.

Regarding the late ovulation its totally possible. I only used the CBEFM for a couple of cycles and I was AMAZED by how different my ovulation days were month to month.

Fingers crossed for you, don't give up hope thanks

goosey123 Thu 14-Feb-13 21:46:04

Thanks for all the replies. I stomped out of the hospital completely convinced it was over. Although I think I will prepare for worse, these stories will help me through if I don't bleed. This is one rare occasion where I actually feel better after googling. nothing like a glimmer of hope to get one through the dark week... x

pyjamaday Thu 14-Feb-13 22:29:55

i had a bleed at what i thought was 7 weeks, went for scan and got asked those horrible words "are you sure of your dates?" i only measured about 5 weeks, no heartbeat. Was convinced it was all over, spent a week crying went for scan a week later to find lovely heartbeat measuring 8 weeks like i thought i should be confused ds2 is now a healthy 9 yr old!
I know it's awful living in limbo, but don't give up hope it's not an exact science.

graciem Thu 14-Feb-13 22:37:27

i went for scan ( positive i was 8 weeks) and only measured 5 with no heartbeat. i went back 2 weeks later to see baby measuring 8 weeks with a heartbeat so dont panic yet. smile

Christelle2207 Thu 14-Feb-13 23:06:23

Fingers crossed for you. Just because you had regular cycle doesn't mean you ovulated h alf way through. I had regular 29 day cycle yet ovulated day 20ish. Scans this early ofte cannot accurately date.

tigerKesha Fri 15-Feb-13 18:10:58

Thinking about you OP & hoping all goes well thanksthanks

curiousgeorgie Fri 15-Feb-13 18:36:09

Sometimes dates make absolutely no sense... I was sure I should be 7 weeks along and they scanned me due to bleeding and said I needed to come back for a rescan as looked only 5/6 weeks...

I went back and they were right! Heart beating and everything... 5 months now.

Good luck, I'm a pessimist too but trust me, it can have a happy ending xxx

goosey123 Fri 15-Feb-13 20:28:00

Thanks guys for all these tales of hope! What with reading your posts, and the fact I feel sick and dropped off this afternoon, makes me feel so much better. Funny thinking this was a reassurance scan booked by a kind midwife. I had really enjoyed being pregnant again up to this point...

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