Baby measuring 1 week behind

posted 2 weeks ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
2423 posts
Buzzing bee

Were you tracking when you ovulated? My OB said ultrasounds can be off by a week, so I wouldn’t panic, especially if it’s possible you ovulated later than you think. I hope you see a strong heartbeat at your followup appt!

Post # 3
15210 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t understand what your tech is saying.  There’s no mistaking the babies heartbeat for yours in (what I’m assuming is) a vaginal ultrasound.   The babies heartbeat would be a very clear flicker on the screen is she could find it.  Hopefully your dating is off and maybe it’s just a little early to see a heartbeat.   In my experience, with 3 frozen embryo transfers that made that far, my first ultrasound was always scheduled for 6w3d since a heartbeat with expected and seen.  And once the embryo could be seen they didn’t measure the sac anymore. 

Post # 4
365 posts
Helper bee

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@lostbee1234:  I hope for the best but this might be the beginning of a pregnancy loss. My first pregnancy measured behind gestational age and the bpm was super low. The doctor said it was either because I was wrong about ovulation or I was miscarrying. We scheduled another one for a week later but there was no heartbeat and I lost the pregnancy. Hopefully, this is not the case for you.

Our second worked out. My husband is rocking our son to sleep right now.

Post # 5
1791 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - California

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@lostbee1234:  I’m sorry you are going through this. By this stage I would expect them to be finding a heartbeat, but it’s smart of them to wait and do a follow-up ultrasound so they can be sure what is going on. Mistakes have been made when doctors rely only on a single ultrasound to make a determination on viability. 

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