So I had my 8 week u/s a few weeks ago and the tech said the bean was measuring right on track and had a great heartrate of 160 (yay!). She printed out the picture for us and ever since I have been home to study it, it just doesn't look right to me. It doesn't look anything like my DS's did for his u/s at that stage.
At my last appointment to hear the heartbeat I had to see the nurse pracitioner because my dr was out for the day. We heard the heartbeat fine and was strong. I asked her to look at the picture and she checked my chart and said that the tech reported that everything was normal.
If anything was wrong the tech and the dr would have informed me right away, right?? I have just been so paranoid with this pregnancy. I had my DS at 19 with no problems, but I didn't know of the MC rates and about babies that stop growing without the mothers even realizing it. I thought once your were pregnant, that was it, that you had a baby.
I guess I don't really know what I'm writing this for, I guess just to vent about it to someone other than DH.
I'm sure if anything was wrong, they would tell you. I worked in a medical office. My friend was the US tech. If there was anything wrong, she would finish the scan and call the doctor. The doctor would then call the patient. I'm sure you are fine! Enjoy this :)
My aunt is an ultrasound tech. The doctors always turn to her to read the scan in high risk situations because she sees these every day. If the tech said it is fine, it is fine. If you are really uneasy, I would ask your doctor if you could get another scan or get one of those genetic tests.
MC happen and are horrible, but in most cases, you will get a sticky, healthy baby. Trust the doctors, as of not, you are fine and your baby is fine.
They would tell you if something were wrong. That early, the baby is hardly much to look at. Just a few days can make a big difference in what the embryo looks like too, so comparing it to another u/s from approx. the same time isn't too helpful.
I'm sure it will be fine and they would tell you if there was anything wrong.
i had a dating scan done at 7 weeks and it didnt look like anything at all (just like a white line thing) and was not moving. I was a bit worried because my sisters 7 week scan looked really different and she said hers was jumping all over the place.
When I went to the 12 week scan i was so relieved to see it was a formed little baby so everything was fine.
i think all babies are different, especially that early on, maybe do check with your Dr next time if it will give you peace of mind.
If you know exactly how far along you are (8w_d) this helped me -- google ultrasound images from the same dates I was. I would kind of compare the pictures against mine. It helped as long as people had their dates right too.
But im sure everything is ok. The dr or tech would have talked to you if things didn't look right.
You would definitely get a "something is wrong" vibe, I think! Yay for a good, strong heartbeat! =)
My doctor said the miscarriage rate after a heartbeat is detected at 9 weeks is very, very, low, between 1-3%. The chance of a missed miscarriage at that point is even lower.
Also, I imagine ultrasound pictures would vary a lot depending on the machine, whether it's abdominal vs. transvaginal, how much you have in your bladder, and the angle of the photo. The picture they gave me showing that my baby was a girl looked nothing like the photos I saw online...I could not tell at all by looking at the photo that the baby was a girl. I was so worried that we were going to be shocked at delivery but it turns out it was just a really weird angle. I fortunately met an ultrasound tech at a wedding (the date of someone at our table), and I shamelessly asked her to take a look at the ultrasound photo I had stored on my phone... she confirmed immediately that the baby was a girl, but agreed that it was not the usual shot they would take to give a parent... maybe you just got a random photo like that??
Sweetie, they absolutly would let you know if there was something wrong, if anything it would be to see if they could fix it ASAP. Let those with the degree and experience let you know if all is well, until then relax. It can hurt your child to stress so much, you have to have faith and trust in your care providers, they gain nothing by hiding things from you.
@r_hink: I agree with the other bees. I'm sure the tech would've informed you if something was wrong. But based on my own personal experience, the dating ultrasound at 6 weeks showed a little white blurry blob. Our scan at nearly 11 weeks showed what looked more like a baby, wiggling around and waving its little arms and legs, with a strong heartbeat. I'm sure you have nothing to worry about.
Thank you guys. I had a transvaginal u/s so maybe that's why it looks different? I did try googling u/s pics and that did nothing to help ease my mind because none of them looked like mine. I guess I will just confirm with my dr when I go back in 3 weeks just to make me feel better. I just want so badly for this baby to be healthy! I suppose I am worrying for no reason.
Aww I am sure everything is fine. Would you care to share your u/s pic? We love them here on the Bee. I am sure it looks the way it is supposed to. You can always opt for the NT scan as well. Might be something you want to ask your DR about, that will also help ease your mind.
@Izzy81: I tried to upload the pic and it won't for some reason.
I had a scan due to a bleeding scare at 6w, it was barely a blob. Had a scan at 8 weeks and it looked like a tiny blob. Both of those were transvaginal. Dating ultrasound at 9-10 weeks and it looked like a tiny tiny baby if you knew what you were looking at. That was abdominal. We opted in for the 12 week NT scan and it finally looked like a baby. Shc we I had so many I'm hoping I can ease your nerves if you get your pic uploaded. And I've noticed that my dr's equipment must not be brand spanking new, because my pictures tend to be blurry compared to other people's ultrasounds.
I'm still sure everthing is fine and I bet it had more to do with a trans vag vs abdominal and also the type of equipment your Dr office uses. Don't worry Momma!
Ultrasound tech here!
If the tech told you everything looked fine, then it's fine! Don't stress. You should worry when the techs don't say anything.
Feel free to message me if you have any questions, and if you want to send me the pic, I'd be happy to look.
@UltrasoundTech: PM'ing you
@UltrasoundTech: Sorry I got the pic to upload on here!
Here is our sweet bean. My next appointment isn't for another couple weeks so I haven't gotten a chance to ask the dr yet.
I won't be able to reply to you ladies until this evening when I get home from work since I can't be on the bee during the day.
Is this the only pic you have? From what I can see, it looks normal for the gestational age. I think the tech took that pic at a weird angle, so I can see why you would stress out. I wouldn't worry about it, like I said the tech wouldn't tell you everythings fine when it's not and the doctor would have spoken to you if there was a problem. If its still bothering you, perhaps you can call your doctor And speak with him/her?
It could just be the way the babys sitting, if there was ANYTHING wrong theyd let you know. They take that stuff seriously. Well.. they'd tell you something was up, and then get a second oppinion then inform your doctor, then your doctor would tell you.. thats what the did for me and it wasnt anything really bad, my baby just had an extra kidney. Its really hard to tell that early too!
I used this site to track what stages the baby was at when I was pregnant
I also want to quickly add, because we are not physicians, by law we are not supposed to give results to patients. Many do anyway. I just don't want anyone to come across this board and panick because the tech didn't give them results.
@UltrasoundTech: She had told me everything looked great, but like you said, it looks like a weird angle. I do have a 6 week pic but that's just a ball, lol. Doesn't look like anything. Thank you so much for looking at it!
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