Anxious For 3rd Pregnancy
- My period was always late. Most of the times it is between 30 to 40 days in between. When i got pregnant this time I'm not sure if I was at 8 or 10 weeks. My GP did an ultrasound and said I'm more to 6 weeks in actual. During the ultrasound we can only see a nice round sac and a little tiny lump that didn't moved. There were no heartbeat. My GP wrote me a referral letter to see specialist in 2 weeks time and do another ultrasound. My morning sickness, fatigue and nausea is getting worse by the day. I just wanted to lie down everyday. Now with the suspense of my second ultrasound in another 10 days, I'm really wrecked emotionally. I'm hoping for the best but also prepare for whatever God has in fate for me. I will update you my story after my next ultrasound. So wish me luck!
- —Guest Suz
Mixed Feelings About Early Ultrasound
- After 4.5 yrs of trying (including 7 rounds of Clomid and IUI), we got pregnant on our own. I had my first ultrasound at 6w2d. Dr. only saw yolk sac but wasn't concerned because I may have ovulated later than usual. 2nd ultrasound a week later showed fetal pole but no heartbeat and Dr. gave the pregnancy a 50-50 chance. 2 more ultrasounds over the next 10 days with heartbeat confirmed the pregnancy was not viable and I had a D&C. Before the 1st ultrasound I was excited to see our "baby" and make sure everything was okay. But it ended up being inconclusive and the wait between the ultrasounds was torturous. Now, 6 months later I am pregnant again and I think this time I will wait until at least 7-8 weeks to have the first ultrasound. That way we should know for sure the first time and not have to go through 3 weeks of worrying.
- —Guest MixedFeelings
- I just found out that I am 5 weeks 3 days pregnant and I've been spotting I went to the ER they did blood work said my hCG level is at 65 and sent me for a internal ultrasound at the ultrasound the tech could not find my uterus she said it must be tilted that I would have to get more blood work and follow up with my doctor.
- —Guest number1mommy
- Its an awesome feeling to know that I'm going to be a mother for the first time. It's amazing!
- —Guest happy
- I have my first appointment this week, I'll be six weeks. I'm nervous about what will happen...
- —Guest mari
3rd Ultrasound Surprise
- I had an ultrasound done at 9 weeks and everything was fine. At 11 weeks I had some spotting and the baby was still fine. Then I go for my 21 week ultrasound only to be surprised by TWINS! To say I was surprised is an understatement - I cried. I can't believe I've been blessed with twin boys.
- —Guest CARA
Gotta Have Faith
- My first u/s was a pelvic sonogram done through and ER tech who could only find the sac and measured me at 5 weeks, 4 days. (I was in the ER due to low back pain and had feared I would be experiencing another ectopic pregnancy). My regular OB saw me three days later and showed my husband and I this tiny little sack with a flickering white being and told us we were around 5 weeks pregnant. After FOUR years of trying to get pregnant, it was such a joy to see our little "firefly" squeeze in and out to the rhythm of their heartbeat. Now I am at 7 weeks 4 days and we continue to pray that this remains a healthy pregnancy. And if it doesn't, I have faith that God won't give us anything we can't handle. The tubal pregnancy last year was tough but it made my marriage stronger, so try to find your rainbow in the storm.
- —Guest Beatriz
3 Miscarriage later...
- My husband and I suffered though 3 miscarriages in the last year. We received blood work weekly to test my levels and everything was going the way they should, but they wanted to be completely sure and give me reassurance that they scheduled us for a 7 week ultrasound. It was the most emotional experience of my life. We saw the fluttering of the heartbeat and s/he had a strong heartbeat of 132bpm. It gave us reassurance because I was so scared and worried. This gave me reassurance! I am so glad that my OB is being very pro-active and sending me to do all the special treatment test.
7 Week Ultrasound
- I had my first ultrasound to see baby this week. I was having more cramping on my left side than anywhere else so I basically had the ultrasound to rule out tubal pregnancy etc, just to make sure baby was in the right place.... and he/she IS! Even though the baby is only the size of a tiny grain of rice, it's still magical to see. I could see it's tiny little body and tiny fluttering heart beat. It made this pregnancy very real for me. Everything is exactly how it should be and it was a huge relief. Now I can relax and enjoy my pregnancy without the worry, for a little while. My mother came with me but for some reason they would not allow her to come in and also see the baby. The technician was very nice and knowledgeable and showed/explained everything as it should be at 7 weeks, 1 day of pregnancy. It was a very nice, relaxing experience for me (besides the full bladder). I'm looking forward to seeing baby again at my next ultrasound.
8 weeks 3 days!
- I haven't had a menstrual cycle in more than a year, so when the doctor told me I was pregnant, I was surprised to say the least! Since I couldn't tell them any date at all, they decided to do a viability scan, i.e. vaginal ultrasound, to date the pregnancy. It was a little uncomfortable, but nothing I wouldn't do again in a heartbeat. The tech found my little guy (or girl!) easily, measured it and dated me at 8 weeks 3 days yesterday. And how surprised was I when we got to hear the heartbeat! Beating steadily at 171bpm. We got copies of the picture of the heartbeat and the measurement, and what an amazing experience it was! This is my first pregnancy, and I've been worried about miscarriage since both my mother and grandmother miscarried their first. I've had nausea and cramps, but apparently all is well!
- —Guest CrystallineDragon
sometime misleading with tilted uterus
- Early ultrasound can sometimes give misleading results if your uterus is tilted backwards instead of forward. The echoes can come back and show a blighted ovum, when the baby is growing just fine leading to a misdiagnosis.
- —Guest sabercatpuck
- Got a confirmation with a HPT (home pregnancy test) a day before. So just waiting to meet my doctor. Truly speaking I'm too much confused with what different things you get to hear for different doctor. When I was planning I consulted two of them one said I have polycystic ovaries while other denied it. But by God's grace I conceived without any medication.
- —Guest Tripti Jain
Exciting but scary at the same time.
- I tested myself and found out I was pregnant. My GP told me that the baby's dead and referred to a gynae who disagreed with my dr. He did an U/S and I heard a heartbeat which was so exciting. I'm seven weeks pregnant and my next appointment is in a week's time. I can't wait to hear my baby's heartbeat. It's such a wonderful and amazing feeling I've ever had in my life.
- —Guest Nomsa
8.2 week scan today showed 6.2 weeks
- Went for dating scan today doc put me at 8.2 weeks but I felt I was a week or 2 behind that. Technician found sac and said she could see something in it but as was so small and hard to see she did internal scan. Did not feel uncomfortable at all and she was able to get a much clearer picture. As I thought she said I was 6.2 weeks. She said that the heart rate was 98 bpm and was a little low but normal as at that age it had probably just started beating in the last few days or so and would get much faster. Seeing the heartbeat was a big stress reducer but I still can't wait until my 12 week scan to further ease my mind.
- This is my first pregnancy and I had no idea what it would be like. I had my first vaginal ultrasound at 11 weeks and 2 days. I felt a little uncomfortable when the doctor first inserted the camera, but as soon as I saw my baby I was overcome with a feeling I had never felt before. This is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. Pregnancy is some kind of miracle.
- —Guest Bobbie