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post #21 of 88
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Originally Posted by OregonMoon View Post

The results of my u/s were kinnda surprising. Baby measured at 6w1d. I thought i was 7w4d. The Dr thought he could see cardiac activity but wasn't sure. So either baby stopped growing or i ovulated really late and got a pos preg test very early on. I'm trying to stay calm. My partner is very supportive, which helps. I had blood drawn to check hcg level and will re-check in a week. Also another u/s on the 20th.

This isn't the reassurance i was looking for but it is what it is.


When I was 7w5d with my daughter I went in and the U/s measured 6w 6d, with a heart beat! But I knew exactly when I had conceived and if I had gone by their dates, that means I got a positive pregnancy test the day after I conceived which is IMPOSSIBLE, so I went in and talked to my midwife and told her this and she said to stick with my original dates and to keep my NT u/s scheduled for 11w2d(MY calculations) and when I went in for my NT she measured 11w3d and is now 28 months old, so she either just started out slow or the lady with the wand was an idiot. And it caused me so much stress! That's why I cancelled my early U/S this time because it is so scary just waiting like that. Try to take it easy, and just wait until the next U/S before you think the worst!

post #22 of 88
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OtherSoul: Thanks for you kind words. Being in limbo is annoying, but I'll just move forward, and take good care of myself. Most likely all is well. You are so very sweet.

 

I know early u/s, or any u/s for that matter can cause unnecessary worry. I'm a midwife and NEVER recommend routine early u/s. I guess I want to think I have control and this is teaching me I don't. I don't get to know exactly what is going on. I have to (god forbid, lol) trust in the process, whatever direction this goes. I spoke to a midwife friend of mine and she was very sweet and clairfying. She said we don't REALLY know how long it takes an egg to implant or how fast babies grow, we have an idea but there is no way it is exact science. I don't have bleeding or cramps, I do have mild pregnancy symptoms. From that perspective all is fine. I've got to wait and see.

post #23 of 88
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Originally Posted by OregonMoon View Post
 

OtherSoul: Thanks for you kind words. Being in limbo is annoying, but I'll just move forward, and take good care of myself. Most likely all is well. You are so very sweet.

 

I know early u/s, or any u/s for that matter can cause unnecessary worry. I'm a midwife and NEVER recommend routine early u/s. I guess I want to think I have control and this is teaching me I don't. I don't get to know exactly what is going on. I have to (god forbid, lol) trust in the process, whatever direction this goes. I spoke to a midwife friend of mine and she was very sweet and clairfying. She said we don't REALLY know how long it takes an egg to implant or how fast babies grow, we have an idea but there is no way it is exact science. I don't have bleeding or cramps, I do have mild pregnancy symptoms. From that perspective all is fine. I've got to wait and see.

wowsers- got on to say BLESSINGS!!!

 

i'm also just facing the 'trust in the process' part of this pregnancy and it's harder than ever before!!!!

 

i was worried last night that i've got a missed miscarriage and should get checked- but then thought of all the negative scenarios i've ever had from u/s and medical oversight.  vs. my pee on a stick and trust the process method of my last 3 pregnancies.  w/ all of those, i ended up giving birth about 10 months later.  but all i had was a positive pregnancy test to go on, and rolled w/ it.  WHY IS IT SO HARD SOMETIMES?!

 

:Hug and keep us posted!  you're so strong, it's really inspiring.

post #24 of 88
We're combining the NT with the new bloodwork screenings; together their sensitivity and specificity are pretty good at determining level of risk to help us decide if it's worth the risk of CVS. My husband has very serious health issues (like wks in the icu this summer and year-round meds), and isn't expected to hit 60 with me. Given that, I know I don't have the wherewithal to handle significant medical/rehab needs for another being, esp one that would need full time care through adulthood. So I am fully interventionist at this point in pregnancy, I'm afraid: I need as much knowledge as I can garner to protect my family. Come birthday time, though, and my approach to my care changes 180: no internals, "effaced" means nothing until it's time, no swabs, don't touch me, don't you dare "stir the pot", I'll labor however I damned please .... smile.gif
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Edited by JENinOR - 1/9/14 at 12:14pm
post #26 of 88

We had a quickie ultrasound yesterday to see that the fetus is in the right spot and everything looked okay.

It was a huge relief to see what looked like a little fallen-over snowman, with its tiny heart blinking away.

Thar's a little baby in there! 

!!!

 

So far so good, ladies.

 

Today we met with our midwife for the first time, and boy, what different worlds they are! I already trust and love my midwife, and look forward to growing our relationship over the months ahead. The OB? Well, I'm using her for concurrent care because insurance covers all the tests and what-not. She's okay, but damn it felt nice to be truly heard and kindly spoken with today with the midwife vs rushed around to wait for 2.5 hours yesterday at the OB. 

 

Hope you're all doing well!

post #27 of 88
Had an u/s today - so far so good - and did the blood draw for free cell DNA screening. Meet the homebirth midwife in a few weeks.
post #28 of 88

Yay!  So happy for you ladies!  I bet that feels like a huge relief to know that all is well.  My ultrasound is in 11 days.  I'll be 10.2 weeks.  <3 

post #29 of 88
I hadn't intended to get one before the 16-20w one, but got an impromptu peek today. I expressed I was nervous about the spotting I've had the last few weeks and the NP suggested we use her "nifty doppler" to find the heartbeat.

I thought she meant listen to it, but she popped out this tiny hand held combination doppler/ultrasound and there it was! She was quick about it, we only looked for about a minute, but it was indeed nice to know babe is okay and see/hear the heartbeat.

Also, I was thrilled to only see ONE baby. The intense symptoms I've been having we're starting to freak me out after my husband joked about twins(that DO run in my family). Phew!
post #30 of 88

So I have my 10w ultrasound coming up in about a week and getting urges to skip this one too!!!  I've already cancelled and rescheduled this appointment 3x now!!!  

 

I don't know why I feel this way, I guess because the last two ultrasounds I got (in previous pregnancies) gave me such bad news I was traumatized!

 

I keep feeling like I just want to trust my body to do its thing this time around.  I don't want people to put me in the unnatural position of seeing inside my uterus!  

 

But I've had that previous MMC, so I'm wondering if I should just "play it safe" and get the scan so I know.  But I already FEEL like this is a viable pregnancy!  My INTUITION is telling me it's a good one.  

 

So Im thinking I just gotta hang on and wait until I feel movements to know for sure...I dunno!  Random thoughts.  

post #31 of 88

I must have an unusual obgyn.  I've used her for years, never been rushed.  Went for the 1st prenatal appt/ultrasound this week.  She remembered my details from before, spent about 45 minutes with us talking about all sorts of stuff, and she performed the u/s herself.  She's a DO and I know they operate under a diff philosphy.  I just never get the impression that she's got anywhere to be besides talking/taking care of me!

post #32 of 88
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Originally Posted by OtherSoul View Post

 I don't know why I feel this way, I guess because the last two ultrasounds I got (in previous pregnancies) gave me such bad news I was traumatized!

This. The last u/s I had was at 8wks and there was no more baby growth and I was devastated. I put this one off to ten weeks so I wouldn't have inconclusive information. I was waiting, scared to death, then the tech said "ah, there you are, little sneaky" and turned up the speakers. It was worth it. It made up for the previous pain and fear.
post #33 of 88

They offered me a dating ultrasound, but I knew my dates were right- this kid is a "One Hit Wonder" KWIM ;)  

 

At my appointment at 9 weeks, I told them to first see if we could find the heartbeat with the doppler. We all thought it would be unlikely with a retroverted uterus, but there it was-166bpm! That was enough for me.

 

I will be getting a Nuchal Translucency scan at 12 weeks and then a 20 week anatomy scan. Looking forward to "seeing" the baby in a few weeks.

post #34 of 88

I actually have a subchorionic hematoma so I have had to get ultrasounds to monitor it. Luckily, I only bled once at 5 weeks and haven't again! Hopefully I dont anymore.

post #35 of 88
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Originally Posted by newmama8824 View Post

I actually have a subchorionic hematoma so I have had to get ultrasounds to monitor it. Luckily, I only bled once at 5 weeks and haven't again! Hopefully I dont anymore.
I had an SCH with my last pregnancy and you truly only need to get 2 ultrasounds. 1 to diagnose and 1 to show it's gone away (16 wks would be the average). You don't need to get so many! There's nothing they can do at this point whether it's growing or not... I wish I would've known that earlier and not subjected my baby to so many.
post #36 of 88
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Originally Posted by WendyJo410 View Post


I had an SCH with my last pregnancy and you truly only need to get 2 ultrasounds. 1 to diagnose and 1 to show it's gone away (16 wks would be the average). You don't need to get so many! There's nothing they can do at this point whether it's growing or not... I wish I would've known that earlier and not subjected my baby to so many.

I've only had 3 and wont have another until 20-ish weeks to check if it's gone.

 

I was 5 weeks when I got sent in to the ER for the bleeding and they saw nothing so assumed I was miscarrying. They sent me to an OB until my first midwife appointment. I went to the OB who couldn't see the SCH but thought I had one. When I went to the midwife, they wanted to see it. So, at that point I was ready for someone to tell me something and calm my worries a little bit. I still don't know what size it is or where it's located though so it's really not worth it but I was glad to get the peace of mind. I lost A LOT of blood.

post #37 of 88
The bleeding is scary... I was exactly 12 weeks and had blood pouring out. It was such a relief to see that heartbeat and see my little one rolling around!
post #38 of 88
I already got 3 u/s (5 weeks, 7 weeks, 10 weeks). I researched a lot and feel that they are safe to do and they made me feel calmer that things are going well. After a previous m/c, IVF treatment, with a hematoma I am just not a very zen person and forcing myself to be that way would just stress me out much more.
post #39 of 88

why wouldnt anyone want an ultrasound? Im 8 week pregnant with my first ever and I cant wait for my first US in about a week.... every week is exciting and all i want is to connect visually with this little bean growing inside me

post #40 of 88
After 7 years of fertility treatments now that we are finally pregnant I have to say that I find ultrasounds very comforting. We had an early ultrasound at 5wks5days when I ended up in the ER with a UTI. I was in so much pain the doctor wanted to make sure the pregnancy wasn't etopic. It wasn't, we were able to see the gestational sac. It was in a great location and gave my husband and I both some peace of mind. My second ultrasound was supposed to be my first ultrasound, we heard the heartbeat and saw the fetal pole, more peace of mind. My next ultrasound is in two weeks if all is well then I will be released into my midwife's care where I probably won't have another ultrasound until 20wks.
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