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Low heart rate at 8 weeks

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user1497802451 · 18/06/2017 17:35

I'm being monitored after 3 miscarriages and just had an 8 week scan. The baby measured fine but the heart rate is low. I was told it is likely that I will miscarry again but there's a chance i won't. I have to wait a week for another scan to fine out.

My other miscarriages didn't effect me so much emotionally. I have one healthy son so I know i can carry a child until full term i just hoped to get pregnany again and put them to the back of my mind.

This time im devastated and an emotional wreck. I don't know if it's the cumaltive effect of all the miscarriages or because the others I lost at around 6 weeks and I had no scans and symptoms before the bleeding.

I can't stand the waiting and not knowing. I have given up on the pregnancy before it's even been confirmed as lost because I just feel so depressed about the situation. This week is going to be a real struggle. Anyone else been through this?

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manandbeast · 18/06/2017 21:17

Not been through it but wanted to send my love and thoughts Flowers

Lamaitresse · 18/06/2017 21:37

So sorry you're going through this. I'm afraid I had the same thingearlier this year, and am sad to report it didn't end well. I came home from the scan, desperately googling to find someone else who had had such a low heart rate. However, my baby also measured a week behind, so with the two combined I had no hope whatsoever.
I don't want to give you any false hope, but I did find a couple of situations with good measurements but slow fetal heart rate, and at the next scan the fhr was better.

user1497802451 · 18/06/2017 22:08

Thanks both of you. It's the waiting and not knowing i can't stand. So difficult to carry on as normal!

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calimommy · 20/06/2017 07:24

This is my third baby but 5th pregnancy and I said to my husband during the first trimester that I don't ever want to go through another first trimester again. The worry is exhausting. I had one baby, then two losses and then my second baby and now 28 wks with my third fingers crossed. The two losses were 9 weeks (mmc) and 10 weeks (SCH). It was devastating each time and the anxiety of each subsequent pregnancy, at least at the start, is terrible. My heart goes out to you! Also the obsession to get pregnant again is very real. Have you had any testing? The standard is usually three losses before they test but I advocated to get it done because I didn't fancy going through another loss just to qualify. Also for my second baby (after the two losses) I was px progesterone and very high dose folic acid as well as low dose aspirin following a positive test. Maybe something worth discussing with your doctor.

user1497802451 · 20/06/2017 12:23

Thanks. That's really helpful. I've been on the same as you progesterone, aspirin and high dose folic acid for this pregnancy. My husband and I had blood tests done for genetic testing but still waiting for results. Tests were done just before I got pregnant again.

I know how fortunate I am to have a son but it makes me so sad that I can't give him a sibling and the potential age gap is getting larger. I know that's so ridiculous. There are plenty of very happy only children and sibling sets with big age gaps its just not what i had planned! I thought the first miscarriages were just had luck but now I'm worried it's something more. I just want to step off this emotional rollercoaster and be happy with my life but i so desperately want another child.

No miscarriage syptoms since the scan. I'm trying to be hopeful and keep myself busy until the second scan on Friday.

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calimommy · 20/06/2017 15:46

Well that's very positive. Maybe a SCH. Lots of women get those and go on to have successful pregnancies x

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