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Old 05-10-2009, 06:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi there,

so I had my second ultrasound yesterday...based on the first ultrasound and hcg counts, I figured I was about 6 weeks.

I was hoping to see a heartbeat, but...

...long story made short, I ended up getting a trans-vaginal ultrasound again *shudder*, and we only saw a sac...no 'occupant. ...and when the technician measured the sac, she put me at around 5 weeks.

So now I'm worried because I'm measuring about a week behind where I thought I was, AND they didn't find an "occupant", only the sac.

I'm going to have another ultrasound in 2-3 weeks, but that is going to feel like a LONG time.

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. I know it is easier said than done, but try not to worry. Maybe you are simply off by a week and you really are 5 weeks? Maybe that is why they can't hear or see anything?

I hope it all turns out well.
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Oh no! How unsettling. Was it a dr. that did your ultra sound? Why are they making you wait so long to go again? Maybe you could talk them in to letting you go next Friday or Saturday? Did you do blood tests? I know how hard the wait is and I hope it goes super fast for you!

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I hope you're able to keep occupied to keep your mind from obsessing.

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maybe I'll give my midwife a call tomorrow, and see if we can come up with either a suitable explanation, or more bloodwork and/or another ultrasound.

...in the meantime, trying to keep my mind occupied!

thanks,
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Oh no! I'll have all my fingers and toes crossed for you. Please try not to worry to much and take care of yourself.
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*hugs* I hope everything is okay.

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I agree with everyone else. Blood test and another u/s sooner sounds like a good idea. Take it easy and sending good vibes your way!!

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I know how it feels, and the waiting is enough to drive you crazy. I hope you find your healthy little one soon.

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hopefully it's just that the ultrasound is early. Fingers crossed that you'll get some positive news next time. :

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I would say to try to schedule that ultrasound a little earlier.

s hope the ultrasound was just early

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...just called my MW's office and asked for an earlier ultrasound, as well as some more bloodwork.



hoping this is just a blip in an otherwise uneventful pregnancy.

...I'll let you know how it goes.

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Hoping it all goes well for you.
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That really stinks, geogirl.

Is it important that you know for sure that you are pregnant right away? If not, is there anything you can do to help yourself relax until it becomes clear? Sometimes I think the answer is not always hurrying after more knowledge, but instead becomming peaceful with what we do know.

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That really stinks, geogirl.

Is it important that you know for sure that you are pregnant right away? If not, is there anything you can do to help yourself relax until it becomes clear? Sometimes I think the answer is not always hurrying after more knowledge, but instead becomming peaceful with what we do know.

Typically I'm pretty zen...but I just completed cancer treatments, and this was a very unexpected pregnancy.

...so we were just starting to get used to the idea, and even a bit excited....

...and now THIS.



If there is a baby in there, I will be concerned this entire pregnancy, unlike my previous two.

...just got a call from my midwife, and she is going to schedule another ultrasound for this coming Friday...argghhhh, it is going to be a long 4 days!

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Charlene,

I am so sorry you are going through this. I had a blighted ovum (just a sac/no occupant), but I never felt pregnant. It miscarried on its own at about 8 weeks. But, having never felt pregnant, I didn't know until i had an ultrasound to determine that I had been (sort of). I am so hopeful that you are just earlier on than first thought!

How do you feel? I am thinking if you are having pregancy symptoms, that's a good thing. I will be thinking absolutely the best thoughts for you between now and Friday, and am visualizing your celebration thread from that appt. now!

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: for good news!!!

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How do you feel? I am thinking if you are having pregancy symptoms, that's a good thing. Darcy
I feel slightly nauseous, and have a headache, but that could also be from the stress and pre-occupation!

THank you all for your positive thoughts and concern, it is much appreciated.

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How did the u/s go?

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thanks for asking!

I won't have the ultrasound until the 22nd - 8 days from now!

The good thing is that the u/s will be at 8 weeks, so we'll know definitively if this pregnancy will proceed or not.

...I'm trying to keep my head occupied, and feel very optimistic sometimes, and very pessimistic at other times.

...we'll see...

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I was just thinking about you...thought you'd had the US for smoe reason. Keep thinking good thoughts, mama!

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thank you for the thoughts,
I'll definitely update when I get the u/s in another week.

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...two more days until the highly anticipated ultrasound.

I haven't had any hcg levels taken, but my midwife told me that all of my bloodwork (white cell count, iron, etc.) look great...

...still feeling tired and constipated

only two more days of waiting.

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Totally keeping my fingers tightly crossed for you. I really hope everything just goes SO well.

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thank you,

it's been a long 2 week wait, but I'll be about 8 weeks (by my calculations) at the time of the U/s, so we should know conclusively whether or not there is a bean in there.

...it will be pretty clear-cut, and then we can get on with life either way.

it's the not know that is so hard.

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Yes, I know what you mean. I am having an US next Friday at 7.4 weeks and though I am waking up each and every day the last few days with the most unbelievable nausea, and have boobies that feel like squishy cement sacks, I still wonder if there's really anything down there...

I hope you see the most gorgeous little jumping bean, mama

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Oh my goodness..you have amazing patience, mama! Can't wait to hear...

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I'm anxious to hear too. I hope things are fine.

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Best wishes tomorrow! I have my u/s tomorrow too! I can't wait!

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Oh honey that is so hard! I am so sorry you have to go through this!! I know it is so stressful when something like this happens early on. I remember going through it with DS.A little different, but I had a bunch of spotting (after 2 previous miscarriages) and we went in for an u/s just to see if it had all come out or if I needed a DNC. Sure enough, there was a little heartbeat... absolutely amazing! I will keep you in my prayers and hope that you will get good news soon!

Cant wait to hear what happens tomorrow!!

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