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JessRussell Fri 08-Apr-16 21:17:34

Hey, so I don't know if I'm just looking too far into things, but I had my first scan today and they said they couldn't find a heartbeat, they think it stopped just after the seven week mark, has anybody had this happen where they have ended up having a full term pregnancy. I have looked online and it has said it is possible to not find the heartbeat still at 8 weeks

Hoping and praying they were wrong as I can't go through this again sad

CityMole Fri 08-Apr-16 21:59:54

How far along do you think you are?

JessRussell Fri 08-Apr-16 22:07:46

Well I didn't think I was that far gone as I had a short period in Feb, but midwife said that was probably just implantation so put me down as if I had conceived in Jan which would make me nearly 14 weeks, but all along I have said I don't think I'm anywhere near that

Inwaiting Fri 08-Apr-16 22:51:21

Sorry have no experience in this sad just wanted to send you a hug xxx what's the plan of action now?

JessRussell Fri 08-Apr-16 23:18:15

The hospital gave me 3 options on how to go about getting it out. I just don't know what to do as I'm still having the same feelings I have since finding out I was pregnant in Feb, and had 0 signs of misscarriage, don't know if I'm just giving myself false hope but after last years miscarriage I just can't bear the thought of it again sad

FuzzyOwl Fri 08-Apr-16 23:22:57

I've had a missed miscarriage, which sounds like what you are being told you have experienced; it is when the baby stopped developing but your body doesn't realise. I am guessing you have been offered a ERPC, medical management or to wait and miscarry naturally. I ended up having an ERPC because at 16 weeks my body still didn't miscarry naturally. However, my hospital were very good and offered me another scan just before the operation to measure the baby again and double check for a heartbeat. Could you ask for another scan just to make sure that you are certain in your own mind that you have miscarried? Obviously, hopefully, you will find out the baby has grown and there is a heartbeat. flowers

mrsdoughnut Sat 09-Apr-16 00:46:59

Hi lovely

You at least need another scan. Also ask for quantative hcg blood test.

I did have a scan albeit very early and their was no baby but i did have the yolk sac but no fetal pole went back 2 weeks later and all was ok.

Every baby's growth is different. Go with your gut feeling and have another scan. Xx

giraffesCantReachTheirToes Sat 09-Apr-16 02:09:08


JessRussell Sat 09-Apr-16 11:01:17

Thankyou so much ladies, I think I'm going to leave it a week or two and if my body doesn't do anything naturally then I will ring up, I just hope my gut feeling is right that I wasn't as far along as the midwife said sad

Honeybee79 Sat 09-Apr-16 11:10:49

Agree that you def need a second scan and bloods as by your dates perhaps you're simply not that far along.

Wishing you all the very best.

Blakerose15 Sat 09-Apr-16 12:39:13

Don't rush in to anything this happend to a friend they said there is no heart beat but she new in her gut her baby was alive n she was right mistake happen waiting a bit won't change any think gd luck really hope ur gut is right

JessRussell Sat 09-Apr-16 16:50:28

Thankyou everyone, means a lot to be able to speak to people who have been in the same situation

paddypants13 Sat 09-Apr-16 16:55:15

No advice, just sending thanks and crossing fingers.

JessRussell Sun 10-Apr-16 10:53:53

This might sound like a silly question but do I just ring the hospital up to book a scan and blood test or would j ring midwife, I've never done this before so I have no idea what to do. Thanks in advance smile

cheapredwine Sun 10-Apr-16 11:00:17

I'd try the community midwife team in the first instance, should be relatively easy to track them down if you've not had your booking in appointment, which am guessing you haven't? Or you could go private possibly? And on the blood test, it depends on how far along you are really but AFAIK you'd need a series of them, or at least a couple, a few days apart, to see what the bHCG is doing. Was it an internal or external scan you had?

FuzzyOwl Sun 10-Apr-16 11:05:30

I would say the midwife as well who should be able to refer you to the Early Pregnancy Unit. I have everything crossed for good news for you.

JessRussell Sun 10-Apr-16 11:11:51

I had both external and internal scan, Thankyou I'll call my midwife tomorrow

Hamiltoes Sun 10-Apr-16 11:20:14

Just posting to say I have everything crossed for you. Similar happened to my friend, her levels were dropping too but then started to rise again and turned out she had lost a twin. Was heartbreaking to go through, but there was a light at the end of the tunnel.

Wishing you all the best flowers

flumpybear Sun 10-Apr-16 12:02:17

Did you see the sac? I went for a 6 week scan and there was no heart beat by the following week it was fine, growing and heart beating - the heart beat does start very early tho - I had a miscarriage where I'd seen the heart beat and two weeks later it wasn't there and the sac was no longer round and perfect ... I hope it works out well for you X

JessRussell Sun 10-Apr-16 13:39:09

Everything looked as it should just couldn't find a heartbeat

flumpybear Sun 10-Apr-16 14:02:41

How many weeks did they think it was - you mentioned 7 is this their guess from measurements?!

JessRussell Sun 10-Apr-16 14:50:27

By my dates I'm about 7 and half weeks and at the scan they said it looks like the heartbeat stopped at just under 8 weeks from measurements on baby X

JessRussell Sun 10-Apr-16 14:52:00

Also from the dates my midwife put on my notes it would make me nearly 14 weeks as she said my 2 days period in Feb was probably implantation so she will go off my Jan period. But since my miscarriage last year I only have 2-3 day periods X

plimsolls Sun 10-Apr-16 14:57:24

From your dates and your knowledge of your previous periods, it sounds like you have enough reason to request another scan next week (or week after?) and wait & see in the meantime. Good luck and I hope it turns out to be as you wish flowers

JessRussell Sun 10-Apr-16 15:36:07

I'm going to call up tomorrow and try book one, Thankyou for everyone's advice, I'll keep you all updated xx

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