Got a bfp yesterday at around 10dpo and today 2-3 weeks on a cb digital at lunchtime. That sounds good right?!?
I had an ectopic pregnancy in July which resulted in losing my left tube so I am super excited at having conceived with one tube but how am I going to stop myself going crazy over the next couple of weeks waiting to see if everything is ok. I only have 1 tube left!!
I haven't had an ectopic, but I did have a MC before this pregnancy. The only thing that stopped me worrying (briefly) was a private scan at around 9 weeks. I think once you've had something go wrong, you're going to worry no matter what, really. Having said that, worrying doesn't achieve anything! I just ask myself - what would it look like if everything was actually OK? The answer is - pretty much like it does now. Constant reassuring self-talk is the answer for me, and the odds are in your favour, but don't hesitate to go private if you can. Fingers crossed for you.
The wait is awful, I had a 3 week wait from a suspected ectopic where they found an empty sack (not ectopic though) to a baby with a heartbeat. Feels like the days are longer than ever but at the moment you are having all positive signs so try relax, fingers crossed you'll see your little baby in 2 weeks or at least be reassured it's in right place (as happened to me-I was between 4/5 weeks on first scan). Good luck, if I could fast forward time for you I would as I know it's an awful time xxx
I had an ectopic a year ago (luckily managed expectantly) and I was told by the EPU to come back ASAP as soon as I knew I was pregnant next time as the risk of ectopic is increased by 25% once you've had it. I really don't wanna scare you and whilst I am sure everything will be fine this time (I am 10w+2 now and feeling great!), I would recommend that you insist on an earlier scan (as soon as you hit 5 weeks though, cause this is when they can see the yolk sac and if it is in the right place). If they can't reschedule you I would go for a private scan, they do it for 100 quid at the Fetal Medicine Centre www.fetalmedicine.com/
sue I understand the risk of ectopic is only 10%, not 25%?? I am having a scan on the 21st when I will be 5+5 and the doctor said I should go straight to a+e if I get any bleeding or pains... but so far so good!!
I was told 25 but maybe my doc back then was simply more pessimistic. But I did run for a scan as soon as I reached 5 weeks (was too freaked out it could be an ectopic again) and thank god it's in the right place now.
Ok, if you are still that early on then it's probably ok, but still, the sooner you get scanned at 5 weeks the better. Another way to get reassurance earlier is to do blood tests to see if your HCG levels are doubling every 24h as they should if it's too early for a scan. But again, it's a question if the NHS would agree to do that if you're not bleeding or showing any other bad symptoms. I'm simply the type who likes to triple-check things when it comes to smth potentially dangerous :-)
I too suffered an ectopic and loss of tube in April, but I'm now 17+3 weeks pregnabt with a healthy baby
You got a strong positive straight away so that's a great sign. The only think I would say is that you might not see much having a scan before 6 weeks. I'm surprised they didn't wait another 4-7 days before scanning you. Hope all is ok, sure it will be xx
I've had 3 ectopics, lost my left tube and then had 2 further ones in the right tube later on which they managed to patch up and save. I've got 3 DC's including a snoring 6 year old who made it through after the 2 further ectopics Just wanted to let you know that it does happen....
Good luck with your pregnancy, keep positive and keep us posted!