Only 5% chance of miscarriage now...

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Registered: 01-08-2008
Only 5% chance of miscarriage now...
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Thu, 01-17-2008 - 11:12pm

Hello! We met with our Obstetrician today for the first time. I am 8 weeks along now. I had an ultrsound last week to date the pregnancy and at that time we saw a really strong heartbeat (161 I think). In any case, I wasn't aware of this and was still worrying about miscarriage...did you know that once a strong heartbeat is observed the risk of miscarriage goes down to 5%..even for a 40 year older like me (and then down to 1% at 12 weeks). I thought this news might be encouraging to those of you in the early weeks.


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Registered: 01-05-2008
Fri, 01-18-2008 - 3:18pm

Hey Maura ~


I am only about a week ahead from your due date.

 

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Registered: 12-24-2006
Sat, 01-19-2008 - 5:37am

I think i must be about 1.5 weeks behind Maura. I'm terrified I will miscarry because I did so at exactly this point in my pregnancy in Ocbober. My first u/s is this Wednesday. If I see a strong heartbeat I will allow myself to feel ecstatic about this pregnancy for the first time. I can live with a 5% risk.


Thank you for the encouraging news...


Torielle

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Registered: 01-05-2008
Sat, 01-19-2008 - 12:33pm

Good luck, Torielle.

 

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Registered: 12-24-2006
Sun, 01-20-2008 - 7:16am

I had to google the word Gerber - is it a make of baby products? (I havent heard of them over here in Europe...) She is lovely, though, I adore her thoroughly and would like another one just like her, although DH would like a boy...


Today I have heaved a huge sigh of relief, although ridiculous, because I miscarried my last baby on this day of its life. So I feel optimistic that I will make it to my u/s on Wednesday and really hope to see a heartbeat. It's almost as nerve-wracking as counting down the days to testing for pregnancy in the first place!!


Torielle

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Registered: 01-05-2008
Sun, 01-20-2008 - 12:49pm

Oh, I am so sorry Torielle !

 

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Registered: 01-27-2004
Fri, 01-25-2008 - 8:14am

Maura,


Congratulations!

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