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Pregnant after mc

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DontBuyANewMumCashmere Sat 20-May-17 15:12:01

Had mc in Feb/March (bleeding at 10 weeks but growth stopped around 5-6 weeks) and very luckily/happily I'm pg again.

I'm only 5 weeks and I'm trying not to get my hopes up and be positive however my reality is that until I hear there is a heartbeat I cannot allow myself to be happy or excited.

I plan to speak to a local private scanning company but can anyone tell me if I should speak to EPU and ask if they can do an early scan? Do they do this for women who have had previous MCs?
I have read the earliest you can hear heartbeat is 6 weeks so I guess I'll have to wait until then anyway.

So infuriating and happy and worrying and exciting all at the same time.

NoParticularPattern Sat 20-May-17 15:16:05

Sorry to hear about you MC but congrats on the BFP!!

When I had my miscarriage back in July 2016 the EPU said if/when I was to fall pregnant again that I could ring them and they would see what they could do. They made it sound like it was a bit unofficial, but worth an ask I suppose? I'm yet to fall pregnant again so I am unsure if they will actually see me, but they did make it sound like they would

Congrats again and best wishes.

GreedyDuck Sat 20-May-17 15:24:14

I have had three mmc and the EPU have been very understanding and scanned me early each time I've conceived again as my anxiety ramps up horribly. My local EPU operates a walk in clinic, so I don't need to get a referral first.

Realistically it's better if you can wait until 7.5/8 weeks for a scan as you will definitely see a hb at that point (if all is progressing well), and the odds of mc drop substantially, but I know that time drags hideously in early pregnancy.

Good luck.

twinkle1972 Sat 20-May-17 15:58:05

I had MC last year at 6 weeks and the EPU at my local hospital, Liverpool women's, offered me a reassurance scan at 7 weeks. Had it Friday and measured 8+1. Worth asking smile

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Sat 20-May-17 19:18:49

Thank you all for your replies. I will contact them next week and hope for the best.

I'm sorry for all of your losses, and I hope you get another bfp NoParticularPattern flowers

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