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Early scans

(10 Posts)
tobeornottobe1 Fri 07-Jul-17 20:20:55

Hi, I wondered if anyone could help me, im extremely anxious following 2 miscarriages one at 7 and one at 13 weeks. I normally have 30 day cycles and i think i ovulated early on cd14 this cycle, my app says i should be 7 weeks today. I have been for an early scan today and the sonographer was so quick it was unreal, she pointed to a blob and said thats the baby and theres a heart beat and dated me 6+4. I am delighted of course to see a heart beat, however abit anxious of the date, if anything I thought I would be slightly ahead as ovulated early?
I wondered if anyone else was days behind on their scans but then caught up after?
Thank you

AnUtterIdiot Fri 07-Jul-17 20:38:52

Measurements aren't that accurate that early - a millimetre out can be a few days more or less. The main thing is the heartbeat.

Lemondrop99 Fri 07-Jul-17 20:44:00

It's not unusual for baby to be slightly in front of behind at that stage. They often catch up by the 12 weeks scan. I can see why you'd be anxious, but just remember that once you've seen a heartbeat, your risk of miscarriage has already dropped. Try not to worry. Hope all goes well for you.

Owl1011 Fri 07-Jul-17 22:03:12

Hi OP. I had an early scan at 7 weeks and they put me at 6+1 which made me so worried about the dates being a week behind what I should be. Had another scan at 9 and then 10 weeks and caught up with my dates perfectly. The sonographer told me that at the first scan that the machines can be up to 5 days out when it's that early on, and your dates might not be exact etc. And if you saw a heartbeat that's a really good sign! I've got another private scan tomorrow (should be 11+5), slightly bricking it but staying positive smile

Owl1011 Fri 07-Jul-17 22:03:27

And congrats on your pregnancy!

tobeornottobe1 Fri 07-Jul-17 22:20:52

Thank you all for your replies, its so reassuring to hear these things. Owl i hope it all goes well tomorrow, please do update and let me know your new dates grin. I have booked a private scan for 2 and half weeks time and im bricking it from now! X

Owl1011 Sat 08-Jul-17 11:54:38

You'll be fine I'm sure of it, the odds are in your favour anyway at this stage! Just got back from our private scan and what a difference in size from the last one and a nice strong heartbeat which we listened to smile. Baby was sleeping though so wasn't moving about much! We can relax and enjoy our holiday now (flying tomorrow) until the dating scan when we get back. I forgot to mention that I understand your need for reassurance as I had a MMC in January, hence the scan obsession! You will be fine, try to relax and enjoy the amazing journey smile

cherryontopp Sat 08-Jul-17 11:59:23

As other posters have said, scans so early are not all that accurate.

I had IVF so i knew exactly how far I was. They dates me 7+6 when I was 7+3.

Fingers crossed for you.

tobeornottobe1 Sat 08-Jul-17 12:02:39

Thank you cherry, hope everything is going well for you x
And congrats owl that must of been amazing to see your lil bubba. Im just wishing the days away to my next scan now! Thank you for the positive vibes x

Owl1011 Sat 08-Jul-17 12:11:36

Good luck and keep us updated smile

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