I'm so nervous. My 12-week scan is in 4 hours and I can't stop thinking that something might be wrong. This is my first pregnancy after 4 years and 4 rounds of IVF and I can't help thinking that this is going to be more bad news. I had an early scan at 7.5 weeks which showed that everything was fine and there was a good strong heartbeat, but I still feel like something could have gone wrong between now and then. I haven't had any bleeding or pain, but my symptoms have reduced quite a bit.
How rare are missed miscarriages? I feel convinced that that is what we're going to get told today :-( Am I being ridiculous?
Good luck and seeing a heartbeat really lowers your chance of a miscarriage.
I think mmc are much more common in forums like this because women turn to them for support whereas they might not search for it under normal circumstances when a pregnancy goes well (that was my experience anyway).
If your scan at 7.5 had a heartbeat, then- as far as I'm aware- the odds are significantly in your favour
I felt this way with mine, I think it's completely normal to be super-worried. Just try and distract yourself for the next few hours, worrying won't change anything anyway. (One of the most true yet unhelpful comments, I'm sure- sorry!)
It's definitely normal to feel like this, I remember those few seconds where I was lying on the bed and she was getting the probe ready and thinking it was the most nerve-wracking few seconds of my life so far! I closed my eyes and just prayed everything would be fine, and luckily it was. There was little baby wriggling around on the screen
I think when you have been through a lot to get to this stage it is perfectly normal to be worried and it is hard to ever fully relax and enjoy the pregnancy. I used to envy people who had a straight forward time!
The odds are in your favour though! Hope all is well.
Really glad it was all okay!! We're pregnant now from a second cycle of IVF. Had an early scan and all okay, clear heartbeat (though we had a vanishing twin). Routine follow up scan at IVF clinic - all okay. Then we paid to have a Harmony at 10+ weeks. All okay. But every time I've still been half expecting them to say there's a problem, despite the evidence.
I think it's really natural if you've been through fertility/IVF/mc struggles. And it's a first time pregnancy so you don't know what to expect. And everyone has diff symptoms (I haven't had a peep of morning sickness. Good but disconcerting!) Plus stopping/reducing IVF drugs at various stages, which I think changes your symptoms. Mine seem to anyway.
It's a right bloody emotional rollercoaster isn't it