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Very early scan

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smiles01 Fri 29-Jul-16 07:57:23

I've got an early scan booked for Monday when I'll be 5+5. Was too anxious to hold off after 4 previous misscariages. Hoping I get to see a heartbeat.

Has anyone else had/ or having a very very early scan?

drinkyourmilk Fri 29-Jul-16 08:02:55

I think 5+5 may be a little early for a heartbeat. They usually say 7 weeks. I've got one booked for 6+4 and been told I would be lucky to see one.
It's such a worrying time isn't it?
Your gp could arrange for blood tests to measure hcg levels which would give a good indication of how you are progressing.
Sending lots of positive vibes your way. flowers

Barefootcontessa84 Fri 29-Jul-16 08:09:45

It's incredibly unlikely you'll see the heartbeat - the yolk sac only becomes visible at 5-5.5 weeks. I had one at 5.5 this week, and saw gestational sac and yolk sac - they said this was exactly what they expected for that stage.

mouldycheesefan Fri 29-Jul-16 08:10:56

Yes saw heartbeat at 6 weeks. Two. Twins. Just a tiny flashing light.

fabulous01 Fri 29-Jul-16 08:15:03

I understand where you are coming from. But if you don't see a heartbeat would you worry more. I have walked in those steps and would recommend waiting a few weeks. That way you can enjoy being pregnant (I know that is hard) but it may be too early so may worry more. Good luck

smiles01 Fri 29-Jul-16 08:17:31

Maybe fabulous. I don't know what the right thing to do is. I'm not sure I could bare waiting another week... Even if I can't see the heartbeat knowing that baby is measuring on time and is in the right place it'll give me slight peace of mind then I'll go back in a week or so and be rescanned.

I know it's unlikely a heartbeat will be visible this early on, but unlikely isn't impossible.

Thanks everyone.

Happilymarried155 Fri 29-Jul-16 08:35:10

I would wait until 7 weeks. You can't really see anything at that stage and it's still very early. At least if you wait until 7 weeks and you see a heartbeat the chance of anything happening drops significantly. I know it's hard, I always have an early scan, but actually it only makes you feel better for a couple of days before you start worrying again! Good luck x

Borogoves Fri 29-Jul-16 08:49:46

Definitely try and wait at least another week. You won't see a heartbeat at 5+5. You may also have ovulated late this cycle. Every day makes such a difference in growth you run the risk that rather than feel reassured by the scan you will just feel more anxious. I've had four pregnancy losses. I know how agonising those first few weeks are but I would really try and hold off for another nine days until you're seven weeks and then hopefully you'll see a lovely heartbeat. I really hope things work out for you.

Fizzyjo Fri 29-Jul-16 08:51:20

I had a scan (concern over ectopic) at 6+2 and only saw sac and yolk. Spent the next week worrying and a week later saw the heart beat. I was told more difficult to see heart beat until 7 weeks.

orangebird69 Fri 29-Jul-16 08:53:22

I had a scan (dildo cam) at 5+4 and saw a heartbeat. smile

TerriB84 Fri 29-Jul-16 09:36:48

I also had a scan at 6+4 to rule out ectopic (I only have one ovary). Like PP have said only saw yolk and sac. I knew it may be too early to see heartbeat but we were lucky to see it blinking away. I also had an internal scan so don't know if this makes a difference?

fabulous01 Fri 29-Jul-16 10:12:33

You have to do what is right for you and your sanity and I have been there. But you have 9 months ahead with lots of scans and critical dates.
It is a long road ahead. Keep us updated

MrsMushrooms Fri 29-Jul-16 12:36:44

I can't even find anywhere near me that will do it before 8 weeks (I'm going in at 8+1 as they aren't open the day before!) - I wonder if it's to reduce the stress of not seeing a heartbeat? Best of luck with it, but prepare yourself for the fact it may be a little too early and it won't necessarily be a bad thing if you don't pick one up!!

Minispringroll Fri 29-Jul-16 13:10:26

I'm surprised they booked you in this early. I had an early scan at the EPU this time round (after 2 previous ectopics) and they saw me at 6+3. Wouldn't have had me any earlier than that.
Baby measured 5+4 (which got me worried, but the consultant later said that it's easy to get measurements wrong when they are so tiny). We saw a heartbeat at that point and went back for another scan at 9/10 weeks, at which point it was a good week ahead in terms of measurements.
Good luck, but don't get too worried if there's no heartbeat, yet.

NEmum Thu 04-Aug-16 07:07:15

I had an early scan at 5+5 due to MC's & was lucky to see a strong pulsating heartbeat, the technician was surprised so it can happen but don't worry if you don't see one either.
After that I had scans at 8, 10, 12, 15 & 20 weeks, 22 weeks today & baby is growing well!
Good luck xxx

smiles01 Thu 04-Aug-16 07:30:04

I had the scan, they couldn't see the heartbeat but said everything was the right size and in the right place.

Going back at 8+6 for another scan.

Barefootcontessa84 Thu 04-Aug-16 07:32:03

Good news smiles!

SockQueen Thu 04-Aug-16 11:02:39

I had one that was 7 weeks by dates, but I knew it would only be 5+4 (Clomid, I knew I ovulated late). Saw a yolk sac and fetal pole but no HB. 2 weeks later the HB was crystal clear! Now coming up to 35 weeks and getting kicked all the time.

Good luck for your next scan!

MrsNuckyThompson Thu 04-Aug-16 11:52:06

I have just dug out my DS's folder and found the earliest scan I had. It was at 6+1 and we definitely saw a heartbeat straightaway.

Going for a scan next week, a few days earlier in gestation this time, so very much hoping to see the same again for this pregnancy! You might get lucky...

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