I've had 3 mcs and 4dc. I've also had transvaginal scans with my pregnancies that carried on successfully. Having something inserted into your vagina will not cause a miscarriage unfortunately if it's going to happen it's going to happen. I had 2 mcs followed by successful pregnancy I was just really unlucky and hopefully this is the case for you too. Everything crossed for you
There used to by a pregnant after miscarriage thread which I think is still going, I found loads of support there.
I've had a 7+3 internal scan and it was all ok. I am 9+3 today. Had a bit of spotting at 5 weeks and 7 weeks but nothing since the scan. You should be able to see a lovely little heartbeat and baby should be about 10mm in length. Good luck x
@Gemaxo - I totally understand your fear. From the online research I've done, there have been a few studies on a link between USs and MCs, where they imply a slightly increased risk of MC in women who scan vs women who don't.
The consensus seems to be that although USs are generally deemed safe, because USs can cause organs to heat up, they should only be used by trained technicians for brief periods of time and only when medically necessary. For that reason, 4D USs are deemed significantly more risky than brief diagnostic USs.
I worry too, but not enough to not go for any USs. I just try and make sure I only have them when necessary to rule out issues and not otherwise. It's tough, but I have to trust that the hospital staff know what they're doing.
If you're very worried then, unless you are worried about an ectopic pregnancy, can't you just wait till 12 weeks for a scan?
I have had one miscarriage and one successful pregnancy. My miscarriage was a missed miscarriage, so the baby stopped growing at 6 weeks but my body didn't recognise it. I had a private transabdominal scan at 8 weeks, they didn't think things looke right so I had a NHS transvaginal scan two days later, they couldn't detect a heartbeat but baby looked healthy for 6 weeks so they thought my dates could be out. So I had another transvaginal scan a week later. Despite all these scans I still needed medical management to miscarry.
With my successful pregnancy I had a bleed early on, and a transvaginal scan to see what was wrong. They couldn't find anything but we did see my little girl who had a heartbeat at 6weeks+1 she is currently 19 days old and laying on me asleep.
I can see why you associate the two but I don't think one caused the other. It was probably just bad luck xx
I have had 4 early mc before and all started bleeding before a scan. Now 9 weeks, I had a scan at 7 weeks where they picked up a heartbeat and havent had any bleeding. They have also offered me another reassurance scan for tomorrow to check it is still developing.
I really dont think there is any link between ultrasounds and mc. Good luck for wednesday.
I had 2mcs and then went on to have 3 'normal' pregnancies - had tv scans from 6 weeks (until week 10) for 2 of them. I was still obsessed with checking the toilet paper every time I went to the toilet well into my pregnancies....good luck with your pregnancy, hang in there
My first pregnancy resulted in miscarriage, so when I was pregnant a second time, just like you I was worried about things that I thought must be the trigger - in my case I had a flu jab on the Monday, flew to Poland on Tuesday and back on Thursday, the MC started on Friday. From then on I've been totally anti having jabs when pregnant and I completely refused to fly in my second pregnancy (even made my husband drive us to Portugal )
I'm finally on pregnancy no 3 and already have at least 3 sets of flights booked over the summer. I can't justify the cost if not taking them so I've had to swallow my worries and hope for the best!
I totally get your worries and it's your choice, do what feels right for you. For example I know I wouldn't have a flu jab this pregnancy as it's an easy thing to avoid (and not costly)
I had 4 mcs last year and as a result I had a transvaginal scan this time around at 7 weeks when found I was pregnant again. I'm going for my 20 week scan this morning, and sat here typing this while baby kicks away.