Had my first u/s. Doesn't look good....

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Had my first u/s. Doesn't look good....
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Tue, 05-13-2008 - 4:12pm

Hi Ladies- I went in this morning and had my first u/s. They could see yolk, yolk sac and a fetal pole, but no heartbeat. Dr, said usually the time between seeing a fetal pole and a heartbeat is about a day.They could not determine if the pregnancy was still viable. So, I have to go back in a week. Now, I am spotting. I don't know if it's from the vaginal u/s or the start of a m/c. The stress alone is going to cause me to loose this baby! I am a nervous wreck. I know my odds are not so good, but I want this baby so much. I know this is my last chance (at 45).
Have any of you experienced anything like this? I will keep you posted. Thanks for being here, I have no one else to talk to.

Julie

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Registered: 12-26-2007
Tue, 05-13-2008 - 4:31pm

Julie:


Please, first, relax, you have no information yet and you need to keep possitive.

Susan L.

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Registered: 12-17-2007
Tue, 05-13-2008 - 6:10pm

Julie:

How far along are you exactly?

It makes a huge difference in what you can and cannot expect to see. Please post this info ASAP, and we can better help you with some info.

Stress is bad - as I well know - but you will not m/c as a result of it. You will just make the waiting worse. Deep breath, relaxing music, P&PT.

Libby

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Registered: 12-17-2007
Tue, 05-13-2008 - 6:12pm

I find this site exceptionally helpful.

http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancycomplications/earlyfetaldevelopment.htm

I am thinking from your original post confirming the pregnancy that you are about 6 weeks. Hopefully you are in the 5 ½ to 7 week mark... and thus, seeing a heartbeat is not expected. During that time seeing a yolk sac and fetal pole is a great indicator of a viable ongoing pregnancy.

Don't worry about the spotting unless it continues. It is very likely that the U/S has caused an abrasion.

Libby




Edited 5/13/2008 6:15 pm ET by cl-kingmaker_inc
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Registered: 08-14-2007
Tue, 05-13-2008 - 6:45pm

Julie,


I have been think about you today as we are very close to the same due date.

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Registered: 03-31-2007
Tue, 05-13-2008 - 9:31pm

Julie,


I am so sorry.

Carol, mom to 7

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Registered: 01-31-2007
Tue, 05-13-2008 - 9:33pm

Julie,


I'm so sorry you have to go thru this stress.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Fri, 05-16-2008 - 5:20pm

julie,