Re assurance for 8 week ultrasound

posted 1 year ago in Pregnancy
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Busy bee

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 :)

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Buzzing bee

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.

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Bumble Beekeeper

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.

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Helper bee

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.

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Buzzing bee

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. 

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Bee Keeper

You would definitely get a “something is wrong” vibe, I think! Yay for a good, strong heartbeat! =)

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Bumble bee

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??

 

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Helper bee

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.

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Bumble bee

@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.

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Busy bee

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.

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Buzzing bee

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.

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Busy bee

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!

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