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    Default First Ultrasound and not looking good

    Hi all. I am new here, this is my first pregnancy after years of trying. I am 7 weeks 5 days along, and had my first ultrasound today. They could not find a heartbeat, and the fetus was only measuring at around 3mm, should be around 11mm or so by now. I have to go back on Friday for another U/S, trying to be positive but not feeling so good at the moment. If anyone has any advice or experiences to share I would be very grateful.


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    Hi there Smegs,
    There's been a few posts about not finding a heartbeat at the first ultrasound from other ladies here, the last one was posted about a month ago (I think). Perhaps try and find that post - I imagine you'll find some reassuring words from people who have been in the same boat.
    All the best, and congratulations on your pregnancy!

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    Is it possible that you aren't as far along as you thought? In that case it could just be a little too early. Good luck, I'll be thinking of you and let us know how you go

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    Thank you for the replies guys.
    I was going through fertility treatment so my dates are spot on.
    I guess I will just have to keep hoping and hang in there until Friday.

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    Yep do hang in there, you never know what will happen. Have faith that your baby is ok

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    Smegs, this has happened to a couple of people I know and a heartbeat was detected at the later scan. I am hoping you will also be one of those people.

    Take care of yourself and let us know how it goes on Friday.

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    Smegs, I am sending you loads and loads of and hoping that friday will bring you good news.

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    I have been checking my charts and the fetus age would be 5 weeks 4 days today, so maybe it is just a little early to judge from the U/S.

    Thank you all for your kind words, it really does help.

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    Well 5 weeks 4 days is a little early, I have the feeling that that is the reason.

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    I hope it was too early! I think the embryo needs to be 6w before you can be sure of seeing a heartbeat. Something similar happened to Wattle, she was told she'd miscarried when she was actually fine and I know she posted about it, just can't find where.

    Hope everything goes OK on Friday!

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    Thank you guys. I just found wattle's post, that is the kind of stuff I need to read, it helps me stay positive.

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    I went for my first scan las week and my Ob couldnt find a heartbeat and i was 10 weeks 4 days. My uterus was blocking his veiw or something.....dont worry i know its hard. but stay positive things will work out. I had a scan the next day and we found it, so hang in there and m giving you a big hug because i know what the wait is like........

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    Smegs - sending u heaps of hugs ...hope Friday provides u with wonderful news

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    It might just be too early to detect a beat but that might not explain the size difference - but not detecting a beat at 7 weeks isn't that uncommon going by a lot of experiences I have read. Have you DTD since your treatment - is it possible you have a natural conception that is dated later? Stranger things have happened... I know it feels hard but all you can do is let things work naturally and wait and see.

    I really hope that things work out for you though - here's hoping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jja
    Have you DTD since your treatment - is it possible you have a natural conception that is dated later?
    jja, sorry but I do not know what DTD means (been trying to work it out but can't).

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    DTD= Doing The Deed, having sex, correct me if I'm wrong

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    Thanks Tigergirl.

    I guess that is possible jja, at this stage I am hoping that anything is possible.

    If was to do all this again, I wouldn't go for an U/S so early, it's just too stressful, you live and learn I guess.

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    Still sending you lots of luck smegs, let us know how you go on Friday

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