(Closed) If I saw the heartbeat, does that mean the miscarriage rate has now dropped?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh Abby, I wish that were true for us. Unfortunately, those statistics are for women who have had no bleeding or complications. I read that if you have seen the heartbeat AND have had any kind of bleeding, your risk rate is about 15%. I’m in that same category: saw heartbeat but had bleeding. Still better than 20%!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

You guys are lucky that you saw the heartbeat already. I pray everyday and night that my watermelon seed is growing and has a heartbeat. Just seeing that heartbeat will ease my fears a lot. I have 10 more days until we have my first appointment. Can you tell how eager/nervous I am? I just want to see that little heartbeat, so I know our watermelon seed is growing. I just need Darling Husband to go grocery shopping and get me my grape fix soon!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@cascadecherub: I’m sure it’ll be there – only 10 more days to go! We’ll be here to congratulate you when you do see it. It’s frustrating for me because I was really looking forward to that 8 week + heartbeat mark too, and going down in the percentage for miscarriage rate, but because I had bleeding I now have to wait until week 13 for any more reassurances. I feel like the most stressful portion of my pregnancy was just extended by 5 weeks! It’s so unfair. Vent over πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@PandasWifey: Thanks. I’m just a big ball of worry. I’m still full of symptoms galore. I just want to know that our watermelon seed is growing. I’ll be so relieved when we see it. My husband isn’t as concerned as I am, but I just need the reassurance that the pregnancy is progressing fine. For me, the big milestones are 8 weeks and 12-13 weeks. Just need to get through to those appointments.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

@abbyful: you know the crazy thing is if you start the pregnancy worrying (which I did too), it never really gets better. I found myself always looking forward to each milestone (first it was the 12 week mark, then the 20 week, etc. etc.), and fretting over each symptom I didn’t understand. I am 31+4 and just today had a pre-eclampsia scare and totally freaked myself out unnecessarily. Now I am just anxiously awaiting the 37-week mark.  I want this little man in my arms so I know he’s safe and sound.

It’s really hard πŸ™ try not to worry too much though, stress can physically affect your baby too. Try doing things that relax you. I like listening to calming and uplifting music, sleeping, taking baths (keep it around 100 degrees though), drinking tea with honey, reading, going for a walk, playing a game with your husband.. whatever works for you! Good luck and keep us posted!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My doc told me that after you hear the heartbeat, the risk goes from 1 in 4 to 1 in 10…so that’s good news!  I’m healthy and young, so that may play a role in the numbers, but everything I’ve read says that hearing the heartbeat is really a pivotal moment. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I am sure everything will be ok.

@miss-spunkin:

Even after the baby is born, you worry so much! Is my baby pooping enough, is he getting enough milk, why does he cry so much right before bed, is his head developing symetrically, is he ok sleeping on his tummy? And so on and so forth…. Ahhhh, the joys of motherhood! Most happiest and worrisome years of my life.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

@Cash000: very true.. my mom says she still worries about us all the time, and we’re all grown. I think it’s neverending once you enter motherhood! But such a joy isn’t it πŸ™‚ I have a precious little life to worry about πŸ™‚

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