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Has anyone had a super early ultrasound?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I was sent in today by my midwife for a 6 week u/s to check for viability. They saw nothing. An empty sac - could be the start of something, could be nothing or a cyst (according to u/s tech). The thing is, I charted this cycle and really appear to have ovulated 3 weeks into my cycle. I think my EDD is more like May 7th, but my midwife used the wheel with my LMP and said it was May 1st.

 

Please tell me this is one of those cases where the provider is wrong, my chart is right and it was just too early to see much of anything. I'm so, so sad after seeing that tiny little empty sac today. :( I don't even feel pregnant now. Just empty.

 

I go back in 12 days for another u/s - this time with a perinatologist (I need a release in order to continue working with midwives - I had a blood clot several years ago, but my last pregnancy was deemed low risk anyhow.)

 

I'm hoping that being 6w6d (according to MY calculations....I'd be 7w5d according to midwife or my LMP) will mean we see something that was just too small to see today. Then again, it could mean nothing is happening and that u/s is going to be even more heartbreaking.

 

Any hopeful stories to share?

post #2 of 11

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Edited by 1babysmom - 3/21/13 at 8:13am
post #3 of 11

I'm confused. My edd is 4/28 and I am 6w3d today, so why would you be 6w6d?

 

I had an US last Thursday (5w4d) and all they saw was a yolk sack. Today I had another US and they were able to see the HB :)

post #4 of 11
My midwife's office insisted on dating by lmp, even though I know I'd be 2 1/2 weeks "less along" than that. So at my 8 week u/s (when I thought I was barely 6w) the person doing the u/s was rather blunt and said, "well, there's some sort of cardiac activity and a yoke sac, come back in a few weeks" as if she wasn't even admitting it was human life. Luckily, 2 weeks later my suspicions were confirmed that I wasn't as far along as they thought, and everything looked normal according to, suprise, the date I was estimating. So definately hopeful- it may just be too early. Trust your instincts, not someone's paper wheel.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by stormysky View Post

I'm confused. My edd is 4/28 and I am 6w3d today, so why would you be 6w6d?

 

I had an US last Thursday (5w4d) and all they saw was a yolk sack. Today I had another US and they were able to see the HB :)

the OP meant she would be 6w6d at her next appointment in 12 days, not today.

post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Oliver's Mama View Post

the OP meant she would be 6w6d at her next appointment in 12 days, not today.

Thanks for clarifying.

 

By the way, I would also have been have been a couple weeks further along based on my LMP, but last month the LMP was abnormal, so my dr actually did a pg test at the time and it was negative. So while I have to explain the whole story of why my LMP can't be used for my EDD, at least they accept that.

post #7 of 11
Your dates are more trustworthy than a paper wheel. I would wait until after the next ultrasound before worrying about viability.

We have an us scheduled for next Friday and I can only guess at dates. I hope I am far enough along to see something!


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post #8 of 11
I have a friend that had an ultrasound when she was 6 weeks and they were able to see the baby at that point. Definitly trust yourself more than a paperwheel. If I had used my LMP though, I would be like 16 weeks along now instead of the 9w4d that I really am (my menstrual cycle has been crazy this year. Maybe its because I'm 28 and it changes every 7 years? LOL)
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the stories, everyone. The more I've looked into it, the more I realize that we're still on track. I'm going by my dates now, not the LMP EDD. I just hope my providers will accept that. It's going to be a super long first trimester since I got my BFP when I was only 3w1d!

post #10 of 11
As early as you are, it's normal not to see much more than just the gestational sac. When I had an ultrasound two weeks ago, at 5 weeks, it looked like an empty sac. However, I went through this rodeo once before, seeing nothing at first, and really seeing something the next week. Today, at 7 weeks 3 days (by my ultrasound measurements- my cycle was really off) we were able to see a heartbeat.

You're probably okay at this point. It's still really early.
post #11 of 11
Hi there. Im in the same predicament as yourself at the moment. I had a scan last week that showed just the sack. It was very hard to understand because my due date should have been round 28-30th April but the scan showed 7 May. I went again this week
And and still nothing so have to go bak in 2 weeks time. I feel nausea all the time though but it is concerning and I know how u feel. Heads up and hope we both have good news soon xo
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