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So I'm 5wks 6 days. I know I am. There was a yolk sac and a fetal pole, but no hb. I saw a hb with DS #1 earlier than that. The sac was a little big too (don't know how that's possible, I know how far along I am) at 6 wks 2 days. They took a bunch of blood so maybe that will give me some idea of which way this is going. They want me to come back in two weeks. I don't have a lot of symptoms really, so. . . I don't know. I've lost a baby before, but I have 2 beautiful sons. This was an unexpected surprise, but it's amazing how attached you get to the idea of something.

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I wouldn't give up hope just yet. The heart doesn't start beating until 6 weeks, give or take a few days. Ultrasounds can also be off by a few days in terms of dating as well. I hope you get the news you're hoping for soon!

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At my first ultrasound, at 5 weeks and 4 days, there wasn't even a fetal pole! I totally freaked about it. But, the child is currently kicking my pelvic bone, and we just hit 27 weeks. All fine and well. Babies are people too, and they come in all shapes, sizes and speeds. Yours (like mine!) is likely just taking a little more time to get it all together. Much easier said than done, but try not to stress about it. You're still within the realm of normal!

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At my first ultrasound, at 5 weeks and 4 days, there wasn't even a fetal pole! I totally freaked about it. But, the child is currently kicking my pelvic bone, and we just hit 27 weeks. All fine and well. Babies are people too, and they come in all shapes, sizes and speeds. Yours (like mine!) is likely just taking a little more time to get it all together. Much easier said than done, but try not to stress about it. You're still within the realm of normal!
Same, except I am only 8 weeks along today. I didn't even have a fetal pole when I went in at about 5 weeks and a couple days, which scared me horribly. Now, at 8 weeks, with no miscarriage symptoms, I'm getting ready for my second appointment where I will hopefully see a baby and a heartbeat!
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I am sorry mama that your appt didn't go as well as you wanted. Good Luck!

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I agree with the others.. Try not to worry

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I'll be thinking about you this weekend and sending you sticky thoughts. do you have another u/s scheduled for that 2 week visit? i've never done an early one so i'm not sure how they're supposed to go or what you see when. anyway, good luck this weekend and keep us posted.
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I only saw a gestational sack with DS at almost six weeks with DS. Two weeks later, there he was. Don't give up hope!

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Don't let them scare you. Miscalculating by one milimeter can mean the difference between five weeks and six. I did not see a heartbeat when I had a transvaginal ultrasound at five weeks. The radiologist wrote "fetal demise" on my chart, and said I was measuring 7 weeks and 3 days. I chart meticulously and I KNEW that was not possible. I did see a heartbeat yesterday and the radiologist (different one this time) said I looked like I am exactly 7 weeks, which is just what my charts say. You should be able to see a heartbeat at 6 weeks, but even then, it does not mean you've miscarried if you don't see it.

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i'm sorry mama.

don't give up hope though! like quite a few PPs have said, a day or two could make a difference here!

sending you lots of good thoughts : and hoping for happy news soon
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That doesn't sound unusual at all for earlier than 6 weeks-- I mean even for a healthy pregnancy. I'm surprised they would even DO an ultrasound that early; my REs don't start until 6 weeks just because there's so little to see before then.

Good luck, and try not to worry! :

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At this point, I wouldn't worry too much either as others have said. That is early...my friend is a doc and he mentioned to me that the heart can start beating anywhere from 5.5 to 9 wks. Keep up the hope

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Thanks, I really appreciate the support. I had such an early u/s because I have a history of infertility and loss.

The nurse called with my progesterone level this morning and said it was 30 which was good though, so I will keep my fingers crossed.
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Thinking of you
That progesterone sounds good!

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I had my first US at around 5.5 weeks and there was no heartbeat. The doctor said that was completely normal and would not expect to see one until at least a week later. I had another US just a couple of days ago at 7 weeks and the little heartbeat was there. Hang in there!

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