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Scan at 6+4, What Might I See?

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midori1999 Wed 17-Nov-10 12:12:48

I am quite nervous. I had a scan at 5+2 ans they saw a gest. sac and the start of a yolk sac, but measured the gest. sac at 4+4. They did say that was nothing to worry about.

I had been booked in for a second scan next week at 7+2, but I have changed it to tomorrow (they couldn't do Friday and suggested this) as my DH cannot now get the time off work next week, but is off this week. I don't want to go to the scan on my own, because last time when I went for my second scan they confirmed I was miscarrying.

I'm worried 6+4 is a bit early though, has anyone had a scan then and what could they see?

Thankyou.

Showaddywaddy Wed 17-Nov-10 12:16:12

A little blob with a heartbeat. Like this but the blob in the sac will have a flickering bit inside it that is the heart.

jasmine51 Wed 17-Nov-10 12:41:41

Exactly what showaddywaddy says. and dont worry about any measurements - at that small they can get it wrong..eg measure width rather than length. My 6 +4 wk scan measured at only 2mm and therefore 5wks but consultant ignored than and 8wk scan was 16mm, a healthy size. Enjoy it..seeing that hb on the screen is magical

midori1999 Wed 17-Nov-10 13:10:28

Thankyou. I am worried I won't see a hearbeat, but purely because it's too early, Is it definite I'll see a hearbeat at 6+4.

Showaddywaddy Wed 17-Nov-10 13:13:23

If you are definitely 6+4 then yes you can expect to see a heartbeat.

It sometimes depends on the limitations of the machines or the sonographer's ability, lie of the baby, fullness of bladder etc but by 6+4 the heartbeat will be present. I had a scan at a similar gestation and had a 6mm blob complete with heartbeat. A week later it was 14mm and had the beginnings of arm buds. They change A LOT at this stage from one day to another.

Showaddywaddy Wed 17-Nov-10 13:15:12

Bear in mind that if they can't see a heartbeat, your dates might be slightly out. Did I read right that they put you back a few days at your last scan? The speed at which they develop can mean a matter of a couple of days between seeing and not seeing a heartbeat. And iirc the heart beats from 6 weeks.

midori1999 Wed 17-Nov-10 13:31:17

Thanks. They didn't put me back or anything at my first scan, but they did say the sac measured 4+4 and not 5+2. However, she said not to worry at all about that. My dates can't be very out as I got my BFP on CD21 and surely I must have ovulated at least a week before that, or almost that, to get a BFP?

I think as long as things have progressed from last time, I'll be reassurred a little. I think I'd rather get an indication of what to expect when myDH os there than go next Tues. alone and find out I am miscarrying again.

Showaddywaddy Wed 17-Nov-10 13:36:05

Best of luck to you.

I've been there. My first pregnancy resulted in a miscarriage and then had a few problems with bleeding in my 2nd pregnancy (hence the early scans).

Please let us know how you get on. smile

pinkpeony Wed 17-Nov-10 13:48:54

With DS, I had a scan at 6+2 and saw the hearbeat. With DC2, I had a scan at 6+4 and saw only the sac and was told it measured 5+4 and to come back in 10 days. After the longest 10 days ever, had a scan at 8 weeks and saw a heartbeat. At my dating scan at 12 weeks, they dated me bang in line with my LMP dates. So even that early on, the embryo can develop at different speeds - there is a very good chance that you see a heartbeat, but if you don't, it doesn't mean that things have gone wrong but you will just need to come back for yet another scan. Hope all goes well!

Muser Wed 17-Nov-10 14:50:12

You may not see a heartbeat. Please don't worry if it's not there as that doesn't necessarily mean anything is wrong. I had a scan at 6 weeks and they saw the gestational sac and yolk sac but no heartbeat. I was told this was fine and while the heartbeat is often seen around 6 weeks it varies day to day. At 8 weeks I had a repeat scan and the heart was beating away.

lilly13 Wed 17-Nov-10 18:05:42

Maybe you should consider postpoining it until 8 weeks. I was like you - very worried - and I know that I would have gone crazy if there wasn't a heartbeat at 6+4... It is easy to get these things wrong at early stages, depending on the machine and the experience of the specialist. I decided to wait until 8 weeks and was measured 7 weeks back then... If you do end up going now and there is no heartbeat, do not worry - come back in 2 weeks and have it done again!

lilly13 Wed 17-Nov-10 18:06:26

PS good luck!!

bessie26 Wed 17-Nov-10 21:08:21

like the others have said, you might not see a HB if your dates are slightly out, but they should at least be able to tell that it has grown?

Good luck!

PacificDogwood Wed 17-Nov-10 21:13:19

They might offer you a vaginal scan if they cannot see a HB through the abdominal wall. I had those several times, they do not hurt, and give an amazing picture with much more detail and clarity smile.

As others have said you might not see a HB and that does not necessarily mean bad news, but normally at 6+ weeks you'd expect to see one.

Very best of luck, I know this is a very scary time. Wishing you the very best of luck.

SpannerPants Wed 17-Nov-10 21:34:43

I was 6+2 weeks by dates but 5 weeks from the scan, so I've got to go back next week. I feel like time is standing still!

Good luck for tomorrow x

Piglet33 Wed 17-Nov-10 21:38:10

Hello there. I had scan at 6 weeks and saw tiny blob with flickering which was the heart beat. Good luck!

midori1999 Thu 18-Nov-10 08:49:35

Thanks for the replies.

I am quite nervous about what I might find out today, but have to hope all is well. Hopefully today at least things will have progressed from the last scan.

mazfah Thu 18-Nov-10 08:55:29

Hi midori1999, I hope you don't mind me saying but I remember you from another one of your threads and I think you're incredible.

Good luck with the scan and I hope it's perfect and everything is boring and normal

midori1999 Thu 18-Nov-10 18:27:09

Thankyou everyone.

We had the scan today and the baby measured 8.7mm/6w 5d and we saw tnhe heartbeat! grin

I realise that doesn't mean everything will definitely continue to go well, but for now everything's perfect! DH and I both had tears in our eyes, we were so relieved.

Showaddywaddy Thu 18-Nov-10 18:28:33

Brilliant news.

A blob with a heartbeat then? That's your baby that is.

Seeing a developing baby with heartbeat is v v reassuring.

I'm so pleased for you.

PacificDogwood Thu 18-Nov-10 19:08:57

Oh, lovely news, congratulations smile!

Have a bear for the baby

KTDace Thu 18-Nov-10 19:11:55

I am so pleased for you x

SpannerPants Thu 18-Nov-10 19:43:20

Brilliant news! grin

Piglet33 Thu 18-Nov-10 20:26:15

Lovely, lovely, lovely news! Grinning like a fool here for you!!

lilly13 Fri 19-Nov-10 08:23:26

congratulations!

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