5weeks 5days to six weeks 1 day ultrasound

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Just commenting to follow since I’m having a similar experience. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I honestly wouldn’t worry. 5w5d is very early to have an U/S. Sometimes the U/S machines are off by 1-2 days. I bet if you go back at 7-8 weeks you’ll see A LOT more.  This is why I personally waited until I was 8 weeks to have an U/S. Early on it’s much harder to see anything.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

During my first ultrasound (I don’t remember the exact dating, but it was before 6 weeks), the heartbeat could be detected, but not measured. This has been a healthy pregnancy and I’m due in about a month. It is definitely possible that everything is normal, since you don’t know your exact dates.

On the other hand, when I had my 2 miscarriages, the sac was not even detected. So at least you’ve got a sac and fetal pole!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

Like @Lyndzo I, too, waited a long time for my first ultrasound – I didnt go in until 9 weeks 2 days because I knew that early on is sort of diaappointing.  That little thing was wiggling and dancing in there.  As long as your insurance covers U/Ss, go back in a few weeks and you will likely see more.

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had my first ultra sound at 9 weeks and couldn’t see much, all we got was a photo with a TINY grey spec in a sea of black. It doesn’t surprise me that you couldn’t see much. He showed us the heart best but frankly neither of us could see it. I am sure your LO is fine. I am looking forward to our 18/19 week scan where our baby will actually look like something other than a blob. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My doctor doesn’t schedule the first u/s until 8 weeks. When I went for mine it turned out I was only 7 weeks and yes we could see the heartbeat and the sac but that 2 weeks makes a huge difference. 

At 5 weeks the baby’s heart is only just developing, not yet beating. I don’t think it starts beating until at least week 6. My cycles were 32 days and I didn’t ovulate until day 20. My EDD based on my LMP was a full 7 days off, if your cycles are 36 days your EDD based on your LMP could be 11 days off. If you’re 11 days off you aren’t even at 5 weeks yet which means the heart hasn’t even developed. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I think you’re too early! Like @Lyndzo:  I didn’t go in until 8 weeks and was able to see a heartbeat. Most doctors recommend that you wait til 8 weeks for this very reason. Please don’t worry!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@LadySmurph:  Google sucks but read misdiagnosedmiscarriage.com there are a ton of stories of ladies that measured earlier than they thought and went on to have healthy babies. It’s my last strand of hope!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@LadySmurph:  yeah seriously you need to get off google, it sucks. its not helpful to read all the possible worst case scenarios (which is what im personally drawn to, maybe youre reading the good scenarios) as it just stresses you out

try to stay strong and wait a little bit before the next scan. wishing you the best of luck!!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Definitely sounds like it was just too early, especially given your irregular cycles. I know it’s hard, but try to stay positive unti your next ultrasound! I am sure everything will be just great and like a PP mentioned, stay off of google 🙂 🙂

GL!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Nothing to worry about. My ob doesn’t even schedule ultrasounds until close to 8 weeks. Bc you can’t see much & it’s hard to see. I’d definitely try to get it scheduled for like a week to 10days away. Good luck!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Oh girl, you are fine! Look at all we saw at 6w2d

Just a teeny spec. I can’t remember if it was 6w2d or 6w4d. Actually, I’m pretty sure it was 6w4d.

 

And that was a transvaginal. They couldn’t see ANYTHING abdominally.

 

 

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