2nd u/s mixed feelings

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Registered: 02-23-2006
2nd u/s mixed feelings
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Thu, 02-21-2013 - 10:00pm
Copied from a post I made yesterday...
Okay so I have had 2 hours and some accupuncture to calm down. For those of you who don't know, I was seeing this RE for the past 2 years who was nothing but rude and nasty to me and didn't listen to me and never tried to figure out why I had 9 m/c's in a row. I fired him in the fall and switched within the practice to an RE who I LOVE. Unfortunately, he was out of the office today but wanted me to get another u/s, and "Dr Meanie" was the only doc in the office. Officially I am 5w2d based on LMP. Actually I am more like 5w6d based on ovulation (and u/s confirmation). Last week there was a gestational sac and yolk sac visible. Dr. Nice said I should come back today strictly for growth check, NOT for a hb check. He said he would be very surprised if there was a hb visible today becau...se it was so early. So I nervously went hoping just to see progress. Looks like a singleton, not twins, which was in question last week. My betas more than doubled (39 hr time) and the gestational sac went from 6 to 16 mm today. Yolk sac went from 1.4mm to 4 mm. There was fetal pole visible at 3.5 mm. Naturally I am thinking great! Then she finds a hb of 99. Ok, great. Dr. Nice said there might not even be one. Perfect! (I had researched and saw that hb should be 103 by 6 weeks, which is tomorrow, so I figure I am good). Meanie comes in and says, "Congratulations. The heart rate is slow. I would have expected it to be higher at this point. I'm just telling you so you don't come back mad at me when this doesn't work out. I would have liked a higher hb". I say....even THIS early? He says "YES DEAR. It could work out, but I'm just telling you it's not what I would have liked to see" and he walks out. AAAAHHHHH! Thanks for popping my balloon. I think from now on I am outright REFUSING to see him. I calmed myself down now and I am not going to worry about it. I really think he didn't pay attention to my info and I think he has it out for me since it is very well known how I feel about him. Next u/s Monday sigh.

Karri

Community Leader
Registered: 01-22-2010
Sat, 02-23-2013 - 4:33pm

Now do you believe us? Wink

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-23-2006
Sat, 02-23-2013 - 11:08am

So I wrote to an online expert who has been very helpful at answering questions over the past year or so and this is what he had to say ;)

 

You just described someone who should not be a doctor!

Actually, fetal heart motion starts at the end of the 5th or early 6th week so you were lucky to even find one based on your gestational age. And, the rate was fine at this this point! At this point, enjoy the fact that you are pregnant, no matter what the outcome because you now know that it can work, and wait and see how things progress. So far, you are doing just fine! :)

Karri

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Registered: 05-18-2010
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:08pm

I seriously want to punch that guy for you. After all that he has put you through I would refuse to see him again. Sounds like everything was great and it's so awesome that you were even able to see a heartbeat. Like PP said you are pregnant enjoy!

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Registered: 10-07-2010
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 10:24am
I might have kicked him in his you know what :) ! What a rude A. I would totally refuse to see him ever again. HB of 99 sounds great to me. Someone else wrote a little tag on a post about PAL brain that I thought was great and helped me when PAL brain will not stop. -Today you are pregnant and life couldn't be better- It's hard after all we've been through but it's something to hang on too. make sure to update Monday! Mellissa

 

Community Leader
Registered: 01-22-2010
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 3:13am

That Dr Meanie is such a meanie! You could not have asked for better at your u/s and you should not let him ruin your week. Bask in your glory, you have a perfect little bean and it's growing perfectly, congratulations!