Worried after first u/s at 7 weeks

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Worried after first u/s at 7 weeks
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Wed, 01-30-2013 - 10:38pm

Yesterday I had my first u/s appointment and it was…worrisome.  We saw the baby’s heartbeat, but it is measuring 6 weeks, 3 days and I am 7 weeks, 0 days.  I know people say the measurements can be off because of ovulation date, etc., but I KNOW when I ovulated and the conception date was confirmed by the two HCG blood tests at the beginning of the pregnancy.  So…the baby should have measured 7 weeks, 0 days.  This is how Will’s pregnancy looked at our first u/s as well.  I am going back in two weeks (Monday, Feb 11th ) for a follow-up u/s to check for the baby’s growth.  I was really hoping I’d feel better after this u/s, but I still feel like I am holding my breath, maybe even more now…..Nothing I can do, but wait and pray!  

With Will's pregnancy, he measured behind by about 4 days at the 8 week u/s and then by 5 days at the 9 1/2 week u/s.  At my 12 week nuchal fold scan, we found out he had Trisomy 18 and he passed away at 14 weeks. After all this happened, I read that babies with trisomy often are small on their dating sonograms.  I'm so terrified that I am starting down the same path again...

Krista

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Thu, 01-31-2013 - 9:35am

I am so sorry it feels like history is repeatin itself, I hope so much that the few days don't mean anythin. Feel free to visit the forum as much as you need to in order to stay sane over the next 2 weeks and KUP *hugs*

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Registered: 03-28-2010
Thu, 01-31-2013 - 12:40pm

mamato4cherubs wrote:
  At my 12 week nuchal fold scan, we found out he had Trisomy 18 and he passed away at 14 weeks. After all this happened, I read that babies with trisomy often are small on their dating sonograms.  I'm so terrified that I am starting down the same path again...

Hey Krista, that's not always true that babies wit T are smaller.  My son I lost at 8 weeks had T and he measured right on target for when he was conceived.

So, try not to worry so much and just wait and see what happens. <3 prayers, prayers, prayers!

Kiki (hit my magic age of 45 and no longer TTC),but mom to a beautiful teen DD & 2 angels in heaven & married to my best friend

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Thu, 01-31-2013 - 1:49pm

So sorry you weren't able to get the relief you were looking for. I know it's hard to after losing one to Trisomy 18.  Dates can always be off and things can be okay. With my DD we know exactly when I ovulated and everything. I was being monitored by an RE and had the works. He gave my our due date and the ultrasounds always said she was about 4 to 5 days behind that. She was born just fine. Try to not concentrate on the numbers. Come here anytime the worry becomes to much.

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Thu, 01-31-2013 - 11:03pm

Thank you so much ladies!  I really appreciate your kind words and prayers!  

Krista

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