Before I start worrying myself sick googling, I thought I'd see if anyone had positive experiences that will make me feel better.
I went for my first ultrasound today (7 weeks exactly). The good news is that we saw a fetus and heard a heartbeat (well, actually, the technician did - I saw a grayish blob and heard something that sounded like intestinal gas). Bad news is that the technician said the fetus is a bit smaller and the heart rate slower than she'd expect at 7 weeks.
So I have to go back in a week for a followup to see how things are developing.
I haven't had any bleeding, and all my bloodwork has been good. But I'm worried sick...first pregnancy at age 37, and I just keep calculating the odds and freaking myself out.
Has anyone had a slow starter that turned into a normal pregnancy?
Thanks for the positive thoughts (and the anti-google messages!). Because I conceived with IUI, we know to the hour, basically, how old the the foetus is.
I am definitely trying to focus on the positives -- and when the clinic calls with my bloodwork results this afternoon, I will actually ask the questions I was too freaked out to ask the technician -- HOW big is the fetus? WHAT was the heart rate exactly? At least that will give me grounds for comparison (and for googling, if I do go down that slippery slope). Plus, the technician didn't speak much French and my Flemish is rubbish.
No nausea -- the only pregnancy symptom I've had has been fatigue, and I'm someone who glories in a nap even when I'm not pregnant!
I almost felt as though i had written your message. With IUI you might know when fertilization took place but not implantation! I went for an early scan at 6+4 weeks and the scan measured me 5 weeks. I went back for another scan a week later and it was again a week behind my dates. I'm not at 20 weeks and the bub has caught up on the dates. I know how hard it is not to worry and i still worry every day and panic before each scan, so i understand!