Early Ultrasound and Anxiety — looking for insights

posted 5 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
1482 posts
Bumble bee

apostrophecatastrophe :  

Hey bee, I wouldn’t stress. The issue was you don’t know when you ovulated 100% due to the off cycle of being off the pills.

Chances are they predicted the pregnancy off of how far along you should be, not how far along you actually are.

Sometimes the tech’s are super vague and can make you nervous. Sending positive vibes.

Post # 5
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Beach

When I was 8 weeks with my first a similar situation happened to me. I was at work when all of a sudden I had to pee really badly.  (Sorry if it’s TMI) I sit down to pee and wipe myself and there is a clot of blood on the TP. Two seconds later blood starts trickling in the toilet like I’m  peeing. Scared shitless I told my boss I had to leave ASAP and went to the hospital thinking I was miscarrying. They gave me an internal ultasound and turns out it was just a blood clot below the sac. The midwife told me that it’s not uncommon in pregnancy.

Post # 8
125 posts
Blushing bee

I hope your next ultrasound goes well! It’s crazy how vague some of the tests done in early pregnancy can be at ruling out things like mc and ectopic and determining a viable pregnancy!

Post # 9
9121 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

apostrophecatastrophe :  well I didn’t have an early ultrasound but I had what I thought was my period, my first period off of bcp.  So when I missed the next one I found out I was pregnant and assumed I was 4 weeks along.  Later ultrasound showed I was 3.5 weeks ahead of what we thought.  So that period was not a period- it was implantation bleeding.  When I found out I was pregnant I was actually 8 weeks along.  But I was 16 weeks before we found this out (I went in for a NT scan- could not do it).  It is impossible to have a period when you are pregnant, but bleeding or spotting in early pregnancy is common for a variety of reasons (and not always bad, although it can be). And it somewhat common for a woman to mistake bleeding as a period.

Hope your next ultrasound shows progress.  What were the dates your 2 periods started?

Post # 10
663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

apostrophecatastrophe :  I wouldn’t worry too much! At 6 weeks, it’s really too early to see much of anything. I’ve read many stories where the sac was seen around that time, but nothing further. They waited approximately 2 weeks and saw their little bean then.

As far as the bleeding, I thought I had my period in early February and that’s what I had given them for my last menstrual cycle. It wasn’t as heavy or long, but it still appeared to be a period. When I had my first ultrasound done at what I thought was 8 weeks, they found that I was 3 weeks farther along than originally thought (11 weeks). Apparently, my “period” in early February was implantation bleeding.

I know it’s easier said than done, but don’t stress out! Your next appointment should give you more reassurance!

Post # 14
9121 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

mrschubbybear :  No, first month off of bcp.  Came close enough to 4 weeks after I quit so figured that’s what it was. And it wasn’t just spotting, heavier. I temped TTA before my 2nd so when my temp wasn’t dropping I knew I was pregnant. But I didn’t have any bleeding with my second. Temping would tell you something was wrong, but very few women actually temp and chart

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