I've got my 12 week scan on tuesday and basically I'm worrying myself sick. I had quite a bit of bleeding early on my pregnancy and was told that it was more than likely I was going to lose my baby, but a couple of weeks later a heartbeat was found and then a week or so after that we saw our baba (8+2). I'm 12 weeks on tuesday and have my scan then and I'm basically terrified that something has gone wrong in the meantime. I had morning sickness (well evening nausea if I'm honest) till about 10 weeks and I'm still totally exhausted. Sorry for starting a post a bit similar to another one but wanted to explain my circumstanes and basically I've been fretting for about a week and need to try to do something about it. Trying to stay away from google because I just seem to find sad stories (I know it can happen but I'm actually trying to make myself feel better here not worse!). Thanks in advance for any advice x
Hi, I don't know any statistics or anything but I was told that once you've seen a heartbeat the risk of miscarriage is low. I had a similar situation in my first pregnancy, lots of bleeding early on, saw heartbeat on scan at 8 weeks, carried on bleeding on and off until 15 weeks. She's now a healthy 13 month old. The fact that you're exhausted is a good sign I would think. Good luck, I hope you get good news on tuesday x
Thank you! It's actually my second pregnancy. My first was very straight forward and to be honest I don't think I had even thought about MMC. I was quite relaxed then as I got to 12 weeks with no bleeding so sort of assumed everything was ok. Oh to be so blase now!
Relax! I've had spotting on and off since 10+5 (am 14+4 now) and so far so good - it is scary but you just have to think positive - my doctor said that you have a less than 5% chance of miscarrying after the heartbeat is heard (I heard my bubs at 8w too) and that missed miscarriages are pretty rare at the 12w mark - they are more likely when bubs is a heck of a lot smaller in there.
I've been staying away from Google (there is always going to be a heavier weighting on the sad/negative stories rather than the positive) and from Bounty as there are a couple of REALLY hysterical people on there that were freaking me out ;-)
My sickness went overnight too btw... and the extreme tiredness followed shortly after.
Thanks so much. It's more the missed miscarriage that's worrying me as I haven't had any more bleeding etc. Glad that they are rare at the 12 weeks mark, baba was definately having a big dance in there at 8+2 so fingers crossed all is well!
Lots of luck for tuesday, as the others have said once you have seen the heartbeat the chances drop considerably. dont want to be the bearer of bad news but we saw our baby's heartbeat at 8 weeks and went on to have a MMC (baby died a few days after the scan and we didnt find out til 12 weeks). However, my symptoms suddenly went around that time whereas yours have still continued up to 10/11 weeks which is when most peoples symptoms subside, so baby is probably happily kicking away!
Wasnt sure if i should post or not but I didnt want you to go in totally unprepared, I was told all the same things you were so it hit me so so hard when we went for our 12 week scan. But like I say, my circumstances were different to yours and I felt different earlier on. Wishing you all the best, and hope the rest of the pregnancy goes well.