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Ultrasound at 8 weeks and no heartbeat, is there hope?

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Chelsea1234 Wed 29-Mar-17 12:51:13

Over the past few days I have had light brownish discharge, fairly metallic smelling... yesterday I phoned my GP and they sent me for an early scan. I have also been having a pain in my left side. Today I went for my scan and they were unable to detect a heartbeat. I am pretty certain about my dates. They said that the baby was not the size they would expect for an 8 week old (which is how far gone I suspect I am) and they thought that either my dates were wrong or the foetus more than likely has stopped growing. Now I'm in limbo, they cannot formally tell me that I have miscarried until they give me another scan in a weeks time.... they are pretty certain that I will miscarry during this week. Realistically I know there is no hope... I just can't bear the thought of sitting around waiting to loose my baby... is there anything I can do? Is there any hope? Any help, advice or miracle stories would be greatly appreciated!! This is my first pregnancy. X

NicolaC17 Wed 29-Mar-17 16:47:06

Hi Chelsea,

I am really sorry you are going through this. I went for a private scan at 10 weeks after losing a pregnancy prior and was told they couldn't find a heartbeat and I was referred to hospital to have a scan the following Monday (it was Wednesday then) I started to bleed on the Friday and by the Monday the majority has passed. I was told it's quite common once the mind knows to inform the body and things happen naturally.

I genuinely hope it's not the case for you and the scan next week says othwise but feel free to ask anything you need to. Xx

ILoveAGoodBrusselSprout Wed 29-Mar-17 16:54:51

I don't want to give false hope but..
I had a scan at 9 weeks and no heartbeat was detected and so they gave me an internal scan and my now 20 year old baby was fine. She was just too little to be seen.

I hope things work out the same for you

Chelsea1234 Wed 29-Mar-17 18:00:07

I just don't really know what to expect, they told me the baby was only measuring 5mm which they would assume to be a baby of only about 5 or so weeks... maybe my dates are wrong, or maybe this is really happening... I don't really know, it's all a whirlwind to me right now! I had an ultrasound and an internal, all they could see was the gestational sac, the yolk sac and the foetal pole but no heartbeat, I'm praying for a miracle but trying not to get my hopes up! They seem pretty adamant that I'll miscarry naturally.

CherriesInTheSnow Thu 30-Mar-17 22:52:00

Oh no sad I'm sorry you're going through this Chelsea

I'm actually on this topic because I'm so worried something is wrong. I should be around 8 weeks too, second pregnancy, and have been having blood streaked, coppery smelling discharge on and off since Sunday.

I've been putting off asking for an early scan, and called 111 but they just said either make a GP appointment or go to A&E if I start passing clots sad

I really hope you get a positive result, please let me know how you get on flowers x

weepingwillows Thu 30-Mar-17 23:07:57

This happened to me at 12 weeks scan. Body had been developing pregnancy symptoms as normal so boobs and tummy growing (second pregnancy) so had no clue. But no heartbeat and baby too small. doctor said I could wait for nature to run its course but I opted for a scrape. I was devastated but what helped me was the doctor said there would probably have been something wrong with the foetus so that would have been natures way of dealing with it. Dont want to scare you but in case its bad news it might help to think in this way.xx

emvy Thu 06-Apr-17 20:53:46

I experienced a similar situation although it happened for me at 6 and a half weeks - babies (twins) could be seen but no heartbeats. Unfortunately there had been no change 10 days later so I opted for an ERPC. I guess you'll be heading for your scan any day now, I really hope it's good news for you, I have everything crossed!

CherriesInTheSnow Thu 06-Apr-17 21:36:50

Hope you have good news too Chelsea

Sorry to hear about your loss emvy, that must have been hard sad

If you haven't had your scan yet OP, I went for mine today and had the same symptoms as you, very metallic discharge tinged with blood for over a week, and baby is absolutely fine, heartbeat and everything is where it's supposed to be. Good luck flowers

emvy Thu 06-Apr-17 21:52:44

Thank you cherriesinthesnow. It's a long road.

I'm so pleased you've had good news, congratulations!! It's so wonderful to hear success stories smile

Chelsea1234 Thu 06-Apr-17 22:38:46

Hi all, unfortunately it wasn't good news for me and yesterday my miscarriage was confirmed. I guess my body just wasn't ready or the timing wasn't right! Thanks for the support, I wish you all the best xx

DancingUnicorn Fri 07-Apr-17 15:18:32

So sorry Chelsea. Wish it had been better news for you. 💐

emvy Fri 07-Apr-17 18:01:15

So sorry it wasn't good news chelsea. Look after yourself, rest and take all the time you need to emotionally recover. Draw on all those around in rl to help get you through this x

Chelsea1234 Fri 07-Apr-17 18:17:25

Thank you, I'm just trying to see the positives- obviously my body wasn't ready and the timing wasn't right.... it's devestating and I wouldn't wish it upon my worst enemy but I have to remember that there is always someone out there that's worse off than me! Hoping to get through this in one piece! X

Luluringo Fri 07-Apr-17 19:26:11

Sorry to hear this Chelsea. I went through the same 4 weeks ago. I thought I was I weeks, had some brown discharge, was told I was measuring 5 and then the cramps started. I knew then it was a MC.

It certainly isn't easy and I'm constantly updated and down but my MVA was pretty straightforward. Not too painful full and I'd stopped bleeding in a week. Got my AF today and so I'm ready to start trying again in a few days. It was my first pregnancy too. All I all its been 31 days to get me back to square one. This experience has thought me alot. It puts into perspective what really matters and has made me look after myself.

I hope this is our bed luck over and done with and I remain confident for a healthy baby in the not so distant future. Take care. X

Luluringo Fri 07-Apr-17 19:27:20

*thought I was 8 weeks I mean.

Chelsea1234 Fri 07-Apr-17 19:45:22

That's reassuring to hear, I think I'm nearly out of the water too, at least my body is doing this bit right! Wishing you all the best in your future for a beautiful baby! X

emvy Fri 07-Apr-17 20:33:36

Certainly try to focus on the positives chelsea. Also allow yourself time to feel sad and disappointed if you need to though. I still find that, 4 and a half weeks on, I feel like I've been knocked sideways with emotion suddenly, when the majority of my day I am completely back to pre-pregnancy me. I wish you all the best for the future!

Chelsea1234 Fri 07-Apr-17 20:44:33

I have been trying to be upbeat, the sadness hits me in waves, mainly when I see something silly like one magpie...!! But I'm looking after myself and feeling positive about the future! All the best to you too! X

emvy Fri 07-Apr-17 20:53:14

Yeah, it still does with me too. Thank you x

Luluringo Fri 07-Apr-17 21:03:06

I'm obsessed with magpies at the moment and I only ever keep seeing one!!!

Chelsea1234 Fri 07-Apr-17 21:11:20

Me too!! It really sets me off too!

emvy Fri 07-Apr-17 21:16:04

I saw two together the other day and got all excited and then about an hour later saw one on its own..! Darn it!

Chelsea1234 Fri 07-Apr-17 21:31:27

That's crazy! The exact thing happened to me too!! I think they are out to get us!

MissBel12 Fri 14-Apr-17 23:12:32

The day I had my miscarriage I was sitting in the conservatory and a single magpie landed on the roof and looked down at me and then a black cat literally jumped over the wall into the garden and came right into the conservatory. Creepy as hell!

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