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Scan at 6 weeks.....

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wantingabud Fri 24-Mar-17 12:22:54

Just had a scan today and am 6 weeks exactly - I was measuring 11mm and there was a yolk but no fetal pole...i'm going back in a week but does anyone else have stories of scans at 6 weeks...I thought there would be a fetal pole. He wouldn't commit either way to whether good or not but said measuring about right (shouldn't have googled it as it says average for 6 weeks is 16mm) argh!

Neurotic of London

wantingabud Fri 24-Mar-17 16:28:48


Salmonpinkcords Fri 24-Mar-17 16:32:56

I can't help just now but I've got a scan this weekend and I'll be 6+4. The EPU were fairly confident they should be able to see a heartbeat as I offered to wait until 7 weeks. Although looking online I don't think it's clear cut and that sometimes you have to wait until 7 weeks. Won't it depend on when you ovulate/implantation happened?
Try to stay positive

JustHavinABreak Fri 24-Mar-17 16:34:47

I'm not sure but please let me tell you what I wish someone had told me, having come through a very difficult touch and go pregnancy. Google is not your friend. Dr Google knows all about worse case scenarios and knows very little about you and your baby. Googling the s**t out of every utterance the doctor/sonographer's mouth will not affect the outcome but it will affect your sanity flowers

Katurah Fri 24-Mar-17 17:31:34

I had a scan at 6 weeks and saw the same and my heart sank. However my dates were about 4/5 days out and at that time it makes all the difference. Went back 2 weeks later and there was baby and heartbeat. I was put a week ahead at my 12 weeks scan and am now nearly 17 weeks. Try not to worry, it's really early. I've had a MMC so I know how you feel though! Xx

Caterina99 Fri 24-Mar-17 21:25:14

I had a scan when I was 6+1 by my dates. They dated me as 5+4. They didn't seem overly concerned but obviously I was. When I went back 2 weeks later all was fine and I've gone back to my original dates (28 day cycle and I used opk so I was quite certain about the dates). At that point everything is so small that it's very hard to get an accurate measurement.

HN42 Sat 25-Mar-17 16:33:36

Those measurements sound on the high side to me for 6 weeks. My twins were picked up at 6 weeks but both were measuring under 4mm and I was told there was no way they were 6 weeks, but it turns out at that stage those measurements don't always mean a lot because by 12 weeks they had caught up to the measurements that they should have been so my due date remained as I had worked out based on my LMP.

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