needing reassurance… rough past few days.

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs.H2B:  I have heard a lot of people don’t see the heartbeat until middle of 6 or 7. Good luck and try not to stress yourself!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I know what you mean about the constant worrying. Did the doc seem concerned that he couldn’t see the heartbeat? If he didn’t seem overly concerned I wouldn’t worry too much about it. I think it’s normal to sometimes not be able to see one at 6 weeks. Plus maybe your calculations are off by a few days on how far along you are? I know it’s hard, but try and get some rest 🙂 FX everything will turn out just fine for you. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I went to the ER for a similar scare, and the ER doctor wasn’t able to see ANYTHING anywhere, let alone a heartbeat. I was 7 weeks. He started to counsel me on ectopic pregnancy, and sent me to an ultrasound tech. The tech was able to find the sac and the heartbeat. 

Maybe a different doctor or specialist would have been able to find it? I honestly chalked it up to him not having as much experience as an OB or an u/s tech…

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I hope you get better results at your appointment on Friday! I’ve read many stories of spotting and cramping right around 6 weeks that turned out to be just the baby nestling in and everything was fine. At 6w0d it’s normal to see just the sac but no HB yet. It could start beating at any moment. I know it’s really hard but try to stay positive!!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t know how it is in Canada, but can you go to L&D instead of the ER/Outpatient? I’m currently PG and for most issues, I’m told to go straight to L&D and contact my doctor. Even the nursing staff said that if I went to the ER, they would send me to L&D anyway. They would be trained in these sort of issues. That being said, I believe at 6 weeks, it’s really hard to find a HB. My OB wouldn’t even schedule my first appointment until 8 weeks. Darkish brown spotting can be normal; it could just be leftover blood and whatnot from your previous cycle. I had a little bit at the early stages of PG as well. If it was bright red, that’s definitely more of a concern.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m sorry your going through this. I was worried that I was miscarrying as well. Around 7 weeks I had some light brown then dark brown spotting and I was FREEEEAAAKING. I ended up going to my doctor’s office to get my blood drawn, results came back 24 horus later and it ends up that while my HCG was high, my progesterone was pretty low (10) and that had my doctor worried. I ended up taking progesterone vaginal suppositories and just a week later I got to see me babies and their heartbeats (twins here).

I didn’t get to see or hear any heart beats at 6 weeks, but that doesn’t mean something is wrong. I hope you get some answers soon to ease your anxiety!

I also just wanted to say that when I was doing my freak out a fellow bee did say that if I did end up miscarrying that while it would be painful, there is life after a m/c and there is hope that it is entirely possible to get pregnant again. *hugs* I hope you dont have to go through that.

Deep breaths and try not to stress (easier said than done I know).

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My doctor always told me not to expect to seea heartbeat till 8 weeks. Good luck to you.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Mrs.H2B:  My doctor said it was normal to nor see or hear a heartbeat until 8 or 9 weeks, so she told me not to freak out when I had my u/s around then. I know people who could hear it, but I couldn’t.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

You could be my cousin!

She went in at 8 weeks for an u/s due to bleeding, and they couldn’t find a heartbeat. They sent her for blood tests and to a specialist the next day.

They wound up double-checking measurements and concluded that she was actually only FIVE weeks pregnant. She and baby are currently doing fine!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrs.H2B:  in Canada (or at least here in Alberta) they don’t do dating ultrasounds until at least 9 weeks because by then they can for sure see a heartbeat. I don’t think they tell you really anything at 6 weeks, even if they could see a heartbeat. Usually you get scans at 12 (genetic defect screen) and 20 weeks. You can go straight to labour and delivery with concerns at 12 weeks rather than the ER. I don’t think GPs have ultrasounds, but if you’re really worried then they could send you to a dating ultrasound in a couple of weeks! It’s nerve wracking, but hang in there! 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

So sorry you’re having to deal with this. I thought I would share my experience as well, just to give you some hope.

I know no matter how many times somone tells you that spotting is normal, it still will not make you feel any better when you see it.

I spotted from weeks 5.5 to 17 (on and off). I didn’t have the ability to have an early ultrasound to see what was going on until 13 weeks. Everything was 100% normal. We never determined why I spotted, but everything worked out, and I have a healthy baby!

I personally think that early ultrasounds (like under 9 weeks) cause so much more grief than what they are worth sometimes. Depending on where you baby implanted, you may or may not see anything….it can cause so much worry 🙁

Good luck!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Mrs.H2B:  Glad everything we OK at the doctor! Sorry to hear about your current predicament at work. I’m not sure what I would do in your shoes.

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