Yesterday I went into my first OB intake appt at 8 weeks. The doc turned off the lights and did a transvaginal u/s, and saw the heartbeat.. The u/s wouldn't print a picture so she turned the lights back on to fix the cords. Since she couldn't get it to print I asked her to turn the lights back off and at least walk us through what she was looking at and show us the baby's heartbeat.. She agreed. After a few minutes of her prodding around in me in the dark she says hmmm..."it looks like I'm dealing with a second embryo.." my partner and I were stunned!!!!!!! I was shaking and terrified...
Unfortunately there was only one heartbeat. She couldnt detect cardiac activity in the second, but says it might be too early.. She measured the second embryo and told me that it measures up to the first, giving it a strong possibility that it indeed is a second embryo. She didn't give me any other than "there is nothing I can do at this point besides wait.." ahhh!!!
Here are the possibilities:
1) it's not an embryo, but "mass"
2) an embryo, but not a viable pregnancy due to no heartbeat
3) a econd viable embryo, with the heartbeat not detectable at this moment (I guess common for the second to have slow development)
So confusing!! I don't know what to do or think. Second opinion? All I was told was to come back in 4-5 weeks for another prenatal visit!! But uh...l think knowing if I am having twins or not is something I need to know NOW!!!