Post # 1
I went for an ultrasound today as I was having spotting. According to LMP, I should be 7w2d. According to ovulation, I thought I was further along.
The tech said she thought she saw a heartbeat, but wasn’t sure if it was mine or baby’s.
I saw the report, and it said the gestational sac measured 7w2d, and the baby 6w3d. It said no fetal cardiac activity.
I didn’t get to speak to an OB, but I have a follow up appointment on Wednesday. I’m just not sure if it’s normal for baby to measure behind the sac? Or behind about a week?
Post # 2
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
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
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
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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.