I hesitated to post this thread because I really don't like to draw attention to myself. But I figure posting my experience might help or give hope to another woman who is going through something similar.
Last Monday I had heavy, bright red bleeding. :( It was bad. After talking to my OB's office, I went to the ER. I got a beta and an ultrasound. The ultrasound was showing a sac. (I guess that's about normal for what you expect to see at 5 weeks). The doctor said the pregnancy had a 50/50 chance.
The bleeding tapered off on Monday night. I went to my OB on Wednesday who drew another beta and did another u/s. He said he could see the sac, a yolk sac and a little bit of baby but the sac looked irregular. Once I got home and googled "irregular sac" I was not very optimistic.
Wednesday's beta results actually went up - so that was great news. Yesterday I had yet another u/s (yikes) and the tech was able to show us a beautiful little heartbeat, 146 bpm!!! She measured the little bean in there and updated my due date to November 7th (I had calculated Nov. 5th based on O date).
So I'm basically thrilled. I'm just hoping that everything continues to go well for this little bean...it had sort of a rough start.
The u/s tech yesterday suggested that maybe I had a vanishing twin which makes me sad. But I am also grateful that this bean looks OK so far.
I went through a similar situation with my first child. There were two sites, one in my uterus and one in my fallopian tube base by the ovary. I too had bleeding, which was what prompted me going into the er. The u/s for me was what showed the two sites. I was followed for about 1.5 weeks, with scans and blood draws. My uterine sac actually collapsed and we have the scan images at home. My blood levels dropped quite a bit. I was sent home finally with instructions to stay home from work and wait it out. I waited another week or so then got antsy and went back to work. Finally, a week more and I had a conclusion scan. We were shocked to find a baby with a heartbeat!! It had been several weeks at this point, and I had bled, and cramped a lot. What we determined was that the second site we found was a twin ectopic that passed naturally, leaving my stronger, more viable baby to develop. Today he's a healthy nearly 6 year old!
And y'know? He's still a fighter! Praying for your little fighter, too!
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The same thing happened to my sister when she was pregnant with my nephew. Around 6 weeks, she started bleeding and her GP told her she was probably having a miscarriage, no ultrasound or bloodwork done. Two weeks later, did an ultrasound and there was one, strong heartbeat. They said she also probably lost a twin.
I'm glad things are looking good for you!
Mallory. Happily married to Joe since 6/25/05. Loving my adventure with my girls, Owyn Samantha, born 3/1/09. and Greta June, born 11/2/11