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Early Pregnancy Scans....

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LynseyH5 Tue 16-Feb-16 12:04:25

Hi there, I wanted to create this to help people who are going through similar things to me. To outline, I suffered a blighted ovum last year at 11 weeks. I'm now 6+6 and going for an early scan tomorrow to hopefully see my baby and put my mind to rest. With zero pregnancy symptoms and history playing on my mind, I've found it helpful being on here and talking with others... roll on 12pm tomorrow!!

mazarif Tue 16-Feb-16 12:34:19

Good luck! I suffered with the same about three years ago, empty gestational sac followed by miscarriage a few days later. I understand it is extremely rare for this to happen more than once. I am currently pregnant and had a scan (due to spotting) when I was supposed to be 5+5, they told me I had another empty gestational sac and to come back in 10 days to 'confirm a failed pregnancy' and discuss 'options'. 10 days later they found doubling HCG levels and a live fetus with all the right bits and pieces. It had caught up loads and they discharged me. I also had no symptoms until very recently. Best of luck to you for tomorrow, please keep this thread posted.

LynseyH5 Tue 16-Feb-16 13:14:12

That's a lovely post, thank you for such a lovely and reassuring story :-) I also read that it's uncommon for it to happen again but went and read a lot of stories where it had happened 2 or 3 times... I need to stop doing that!!
I'm so glad your baby had its little growth spurt and you have happy news flowers

Lucinda15 Wed 17-Feb-16 06:52:26

lynsey I haven't seen you on the new pregnancy after mc thread, and just wanted to say good luck for today. I'll be thinking of you x

obsessedlex Wed 17-Feb-16 07:21:17

What a great idea for a post - good luck today lyndsey everything crossed for you and sending you positive vibes! Xxx

LynseyH5 Wed 17-Feb-16 08:29:22

Thank you both of you. I didnt realise there was a new thread, sorry! I'm not hopeful at all for today. Had more coloured stuff when I've been going toilet and some low down belly ache. Few more hours and I'll know sad My sons 3rd birthday tomorrow so really bad timing for all this to be happening xxx

LynseyH5 Wed 17-Feb-16 21:19:32

My early scan was inconclusive. They saw everything in place but unsure if embryo was there as if it was, was only measuring 2mm with no heartbeat. Yolk sac etc present but not big enough for my dates.
Been advised to have another scan in 7-10 days sad

MyPeanut Wed 17-Feb-16 22:00:48

I've been in the same position and know exactly what you're going through. Huge hugs, you're not alone

LynseyH5 Wed 17-Feb-16 22:08:48

Thank you. I just wish I had my family close by sad I'm sorry you've also gone through this. I wouldn't wish it on anybody.

MyPeanut Wed 17-Feb-16 22:33:07

I've had 2 previous mc where the baby had died at 7 weeks but we didn't know until the 12 week scan but they wanted us to be rescanned a week later to make sure it wasn't just wrong dates

I'm now 7+4 and had an early scan 2 days ago. Again I've been told that egg sack is size of a 5 week and we're now booked in for another scan in 2 weeks. It's all I can think about from the moment I wake to when I go to bed! sad

LynseyH5 Wed 17-Feb-16 22:57:59

What an awful time for you. I really hope you have the support around you that you need right now.
Did you have any signs at all in the previous mc's?
When I miscarried last year, the only signs I had was slight spotting and mild cramps. Things I'd not experienced before in my healthy pregnancies. I wasn't even massively concerned to start with but at 11 wks, there was only about a 6 week empty pregnancy sac. Nothing else. This time, I've had the same symptoms but the scanner wouldn't say either way, she said my dates could just be wrong. I know in my heart the outcome will not be positive but I want to cling to that last shred of hope that it just is mixed up dates or baby is taking its time to grow big enough for us to see. At 2mm they told me a heartbeat would be too small to see, and that's if what she saw was an embryo in the first place. So confusing and distressing to be in these situations, I wish all the ladies we speak to on here could meet up for a cuppa xx

MyPeanut Wed 17-Feb-16 23:47:17

I had no symptoms with either. In fact with one mc, the sack continued to grow until 15 weeks and I still felt pregnant. When I finally lost it there was a lot to go. The other just gradually went. With both I was bowled over to discover they'd died at 7 weeks. I'd had no bleeding or anything.

This time however with this pregnancy, the consultant said he could see a perfectly healthy 5 week egg even though my dates show 7+4. He said either it has died (too small for a heartbeat so can only tell by seeing if it grows over time) or my dates are wrong. I'm 45 and really fearing the worst. I know my LMP is correct as it was Christmas Day but can't think that I could've really ovulated 2 weeks late. That would mean I'd have been ovulating when I was due my period!!

I still feel pregnant (sore boobs and feeling sick) which he said was a good sign. I guess it just a case of waiting

I know what you mean about a cuppa. Have you spoken to any friends. I was amazed when I had my first mc how many came to me and said they'd also had several but I just never knew. Where are you?

LynseyH5 Thu 18-Feb-16 23:50:03

I live in Birmingham. Hate it here. My partner is from here which is why I'm kinda stuck. I've reached out to a friend tonight who I've drifted away from and it was nice to talk but felt very slightly awkward after it being a while.

I have everything crossed for you, I hope you get some good news soon. Limbo land sucks! flowers

MyPeanut Fri 19-Feb-16 00:09:17

Thinking of you too. Let us know how it goes 💕

LynseyH5 Fri 19-Feb-16 10:34:04

Midwife said she'll call the epu for me. But also said if she doesn't call today, will be next week. I know I won't be able to find anymore out til the end of next week anyway but if I knew I had an appt I'd feel better.
How are you feeling today peanut?

MyPeanut Fri 19-Feb-16 11:35:12

It's the waiting that's awful. You wake up and it's the first thing you think of and the last thing at night. I get excited that I'm pregnant and the next thought is it won't end happily.

I hope you get the appointment through soon. At least every day that passes is a day closer to knowing

LynseyH5 Fri 19-Feb-16 12:02:02

Yes agree 100%. I even wake up a lot in the night at moment and think about it!
Knowing how I feel, makes me sad knowing you and others are going through the exact same. I honestly wouldn't wish this on anyone.
When is you next appt? X

MyPeanut Fri 19-Feb-16 12:30:25

But it's nice knowing you're not alone and what you're feeling is the same for everyone in the same position isn't it! Mine's on 1st March. Still OVER A WEEK TO WAIT!!!!! Lol

LynseyH5 Fri 19-Feb-16 14:34:46

This waiting game really sucks doesn't it. I keep thinking there is hope still but it just doesn't make sense in my head. My dates are definitely right, there were things on the scan, just not big enough to confirm either way.
Then I add in the fact I don't even feel pregnant and the spotting, so around in circles I go again! It feels like forever ago since I had the scan but only been 2 days. Want to just know if things are growing and catching up or if it really is the end and to expect a miscarriage. Midwife not rang so I'm starting to think I've got to wait til Monday at the earliest now before I even hear anything let alone get an appt.
I know they deal with this day in, day out but I would have thought that it'd make them see just how anxious it makes us feel.

MyPeanut Fri 19-Feb-16 14:55:51

That's just so horrible to hear. It's my words exactly!!

LynseyH5 Fri 19-Feb-16 16:45:27

Midwife just rang, appt next Wednesday 11.30 at the epu.... this time I really will know what's happening. Terrified!!!

MyPeanut Fri 19-Feb-16 17:20:57

Thank goodness. You must let us know how it goes wink

Arborea Fri 19-Feb-16 17:26:05

So glad to hear you have a firm date Lynsey. I'm sure the time will still drag, but it is good to have something definite happening soon.

LynseyH5 Fri 19-Feb-16 17:36:17

That what I felt I needed. I needed to know when the next appt would be so I had something to work towards in my head. I will of course keep you updated whichever way it may go :-/

LynseyH5 Tue 23-Feb-16 18:50:01

Appt is tomorrow and suffering really bad with nerves now. Managed to keep the anxiety at bay most of the day but it's really starting to get to me. Honestly never felt so scared of anything, ever sad

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