Post # 1
Today is 8 weeks since my last period. I had my first ultrasound. The baby measured around 7w5d, which sounds about right based on when I think I probably ovulated. The heartrate was in the healthy range. It was a great ultrasound. But now I’m worried that having had a transvaginal ultrasound could lead to miscarriage. I have no evidence to support this fear or any symptoms to cause concern. Yet, because of my history of miscarriage, I am finding every possible reason to keep from getting excited about this pregnancy. It’s especially hard to relax now that we’ve seen the baby and feel that we really have something to lose. Ladies, is it worth worrying about this? Help me calm down.
Post # 3
Well. I’ve had 3 transvaginal ultrasounds in the beginging and baby has been kicking me like crazy today(at 19w). Aka chill out its ok. 🙂 baby is fine and the ultrasound couldn’t cause any harm. *hugs*
Post # 4
@mysterybee123: I’m so sorry. I was so worried and I had no history of miscarriage. I’m totally sure you’ll be fine, but I know how stressed out I’d be about it.
But I have to imagine something like 95% of women who birth babies had a vaginal ultrasound at the beginning. I know I did, and my baby boy is awesome. I’m sure the ultrasound was in no way a problem for you. But I don’t want to minimize your feelings, because I know I’d feel the same way.
Happy and healthy 9 months to you!
Post # 5
@mysterybee123: I’m right there with you – I had a transvaginal yesterday and saw a healthy baby right on track at 7 weeks 2 days with a heartbeat of 170 bpm. I have also been paranoid about so many things during this pregnancy. Hell, I haven’t even let DH be intimate because of the same paranoia. Things to remember – once you see a healthy heartbeat your miscarriage risk goes way down. I was on three miscarriages with a 48% risk of it happening again. That has now gone down to 10-15% after seeing the heartbeat. That risk goes down again if we make it to 10 weeks to around 3%. The odds are in your favour! Within the next 7 days there is a chance you may bleed, but this is because your cervix would be irritated by the ultrasound wand – the same thing could happen after sex or after straining on the toilet. Be prepared tough – it may happen. There is every reason for this pregnancy to succeed for you, and very little chance that anything you do will start a miscarriage (unless it’s excessive caffeine intake eg 6 cups every day, drinking, smoking or drugs). And even in those circumstances somehow a lot of babies survive. So many pregnant women have transvaginal ultrasounds, and if it genuinely wasn’t safe for you they wouldn’t have let you have one. But I still have to remind myself of all these things every day, and I don’t think I’ll be relaxing anytime soon either. I’ll keep my FX for both of us!
Post # 6
Since its already been done, there is nothing you can do. Most likely you will be fine. If you are worried don’t do it in the future, there is really no reason for it if everything is going smoothly.
Post # 7
@mysterybee123: I was freaked too. Well my doctor did one just to see that it was alive but couldn’t measure so I had to do a second one 5 days later. And I freaked myself out alot before that appt. But I did it (and husband got to go). There is no point in stressing now. Also they will probably not do another Transvaginal since you will be further along. Since Husband went with me he counter balanced my fears with just being really positive about it. Like he was bragging about the heartrate. Like 170 clearly means this kid is a GENIUS. (instead of ‘small things have fast hearts) I’ve found if I get excited about stuff it battles the freaking out. I literally had been so worried about everything that could go wrong I hadn’t considered what happens if I have a perfectly healthy baby. That’s ALSO possible. We could buy a little panda bear outfit and watch the Jungle book.
Post # 8
Please don’t worry! DD is a yr old and I had a few at the beginning of my pregnancy.
Post # 9
I had two of them at the beginning of my pregnancy, and 6 abdominal ones since. It’s not going to hurt the baby at all. The doctors wouldn’t do it if it could hurt the baby.
Relax and enjoy the pregnancy. Congrats!
Post # 10
@mysterybee123: Your concerns are valid, as multiple ultrasounds are not healthy for growing fetuses. BUT, this has already happened and will likely NOT cause a miscarriage. All you can do now is stay healthy, hope for the best, and avoid having a lot more!
hoping you have a splendid pregnancy!