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5 wk scan and 8 wk scan

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MummySunshine Tue 26-Jul-11 22:28:10

Hi ladies, I'm now 6 wks pregnant. Last week I was having quite bad pains in the evening (although no bleeding) and went to my early pregnancy unit the next morning. They gave me a scan and I saw my little baked bean (..and dripped jelly all the way home) but of course it was too early to see beans heartbeat, so they've rebooked me for a few weeks when I will be 8 wks. I'm really glad they've done this as I think the 12 week wait would have killed me - I'm a nervous wreck! What I was wondering if anybody knew is if you've had a scan at 5 weeks and 8 weeks and everything is fine - is it less likely that you will get to 12 weeks and see no baby? I think I've become slightly obsessed with the idea as my dad has drummed it into me everytime I bring up baby (2 of his nieces had it happen to them last year).

Thanks in advance


CBear6 Tue 26-Jul-11 22:39:43

Sadly nothing in pregnancy is guaranteed however I've been told my both a doctor and a MW that once they've seen a heartbeat the chances of the pregnancy continuing to a good outcome rise to around 90-95%

mummyzoe2012 Wed 27-Jul-11 10:53:07

i have had a scan at 7 weeks and then 10 weeks 5 days and then 13 weeks im now 14 weeks 5 days and and things seams fine and baby is moving around this morning. X

kri5ty Wed 27-Jul-11 11:06:28

i had a 5 and 8 week scan too hun, exactly the same reasons as you (im not sure if it will be the same, but they were that bad i was nearly passing out from pain etc, and the internal scan showed a cyst that protects the devloping egg, it is very common,a dnt he pain was it detatching away)

Anyhoooow at the 8 week scan we saw the heartbeat smile it was amazing, and i cant remember the exact figures, but yes the chances of mc drop each week

I now have my 20 week scan tomorrow smile eeeeek

Africagirl1 Wed 27-Jul-11 11:21:12

my friend saw no HB at 5 weeks and saw a HB at 7 weeks.

m1nn1em0u5e Wed 27-Jul-11 12:25:31

I had the same, no hb at 5+ weeks, went back 10 days later & it was there!....

arista Wed 27-Jul-11 14:58:11

I had 7 weeks scan and there was a heartbeat so you should definitetely see one at 8 weeks if things are ok. Good luck I know the wait is terrible. I am now 14 weeks but I had no pains just some dark bleeding at the early stage.

Reallea Wed 27-Jul-11 15:10:22

Professor of obstetrics Lesley Regan says in her book 'your pregnancy week by week' that at six weeks the risk of miscarriage has fallen to approx 15% and by 8weeks if a foetal heartbeat is seen on the scan the risk of miscarriage has fallen to 3%.

I had my 8week scan this morning and saw a flickery heartbeat so feeling very happy about those odds!

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