Early scan confusion(9 Posts)
Hello, I'm pregnant for the 5th time after 4 miscarriages (no living children). Am 7 weeks today (this is definite) and went to EPU for reassurance (ha!) scan this morning.
Transvaginal scan showed sac, yolk and embryo with visible heartbeat but sonographer dated pregnancy at about 5 weeks with sac measuring around 6 weeks. She didn't give me any exact measurements, I really wish I'd asked but was feeling so anxious I couldn't articulate well. Now I'm home and looking into it it doesn't add up - 5 weeks would be very early to see baby and heartbeat?? She did say if I wasn't absolutely sure of my dates she would have no concerns and heartbeat was strong and stable. Back next week for second scan, don't want to get my hopes up but doesn't seem quite right to me. Any thoughts??
Sorry to hear about your previous losses and that you're now going through an anxious time.
I think it's difficult to properly date scans so early on, I had one when I was certain I was 7 weeks but was told I was more likely 5 weeks. Worried sick for a week until going back and was then told just over 6 weeks. The dates didn't match in my head at all and I was convinced something was wrong but couldn't get any proper answers. When I eventually had my "12" week scan I was actually dated at 14 weeks and that backs up what I thought all along, I'm now 36 weeks and all growth scans etc have been fine.
Try not to stress and step away from Google (easier said than done!) I hope it all makes more sense next week. Congratulations btw
The most important thing is that there is a heart beat! X
Yolk sac and heartbeat, I think I'd let myself hope. . I know how frightening it all is, hang in there.
Hi Badgergirl, Sorry to hear about your previous losses. It's so hard.
I had similar experience with 2 of my 4 pregnancies. Scanned at 6wks with visible heartbeat but embryos were small for dates both times. Miscarried both at 7 wks. Most recent pregnancy scanned at 6wks with heartbeat but embryo was right size for dates and we went on to have a healthy baby.
Have you been seen at the recurrent miscarriage clinic yet? If you haven't you should be referred by your GP to see if there is anything underlying. You can be referred after 3 miscarriages. We were checked out and given the all clear after our 3rd.
Good luck, hope your next scan shows a viable embryo
When I had my early scans they said that its really hard to date. So try focus on baby and heart beat for now. When are you next having a scan?
I think it is hard to date accurately when everything's so small - a couple of mm one way or the other can make a bit of a difference timing wise then. You've got a heartbeat so I would wait and see. Good luck
Sorry for your losses OP. Try to stay away from Google and wait for your scan next week. It's quite hard to date this early, and even though I used OpKs and took basal measurements and checked CM I was still off by 3 - 7 days in two pregnancies. It does happen even if you're convinced your dates are right!
Thanks for the replies, I'm going back next Thurs but am realistic about my chances.
1stTimeRounder, I've had every test possible I think, have high uterine killer cells and have been following the protocol for that (steroids) since bfp at 13dpo. I'm 38 and dh is mid-40s so time not on our side either. Trying to reconcile what a life without a family would be like and it's such a hard thing to imagine.
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