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7 Weeks Pregnant, First Ultrasound, Yolk Sac Visible but no baby no heartbeat seen

Anonymous

I'm 7 weeks and 6 days pregnant (according to an app) based on my lmp. I had confirmed my pregnancy by 5 hpts and 1 blood test. Today was my first visit with the OB. We did the ultrasound, we saw the uterus and yolk sac but no fetal pole. I asked the doctor if it indicates an ectopic pregnancy and the doctor said that the yolk sac is inside the uterus so that eliminates that. We had to do a blood test today to check if the hormone that the baby makes is there and also another blood test on monday to show an increase because there should be an increase on that. I won't really know the results until Tuesday. The problem is today is Friday and that means I will have the whole weekend to try not to think about it. But you guys know how hard that could be. So I would like to ask or hear anyone who was on the same boat as me... I want to hear all the possible explanation of why we didn't see a baby today. Could my dates be off even though I know when my last period was? I just need some sort of answers now. The doctor said that we just need to wait for the test result as of right now it's 50/50. I could have a baby or I might not have a baby. We'll know more next week. But again, if you had a similar experience, please let me know what happened. Thank you. *Update* It's now Tuesday we got the blood test result. The doctor's office advised me that my hormone levels are rising but did not double up. I was assured that I'm still very pregnant. But they want to make sure if my pregnancy is still viable. I am doing another blood test tomorrow and will hear from them on Thursday for the results. If the numbers are still rising or is good, then they said I will have to come in for another ultrasound. I will try to update this post later. *update* 4/30/19 More blood tests were done and showed that my HCG levels were rising but did not double up. Today I was at the doctor's office and was told after a second scan that my pregnancy is viable. This time we did see the fetal pole and the yolk sac. They think that the baby had stopped growing and had recommended I do a D&C tomorrow. They told me that I can also wait for the natural miscarriage. I asked if there was no chance at all that we could wait and maybe hear the heartbeat. He said absolutely no chance at all. I know what he said and I may sound like a crazy lady. But I do not want to be the one who will actively remove this baby. I really want to wait for my body to run it's course and naturally have a miscarriage. Yes, I have read several articles of misdiagnosis. So that has been part of my fear too. I will try to update this once this chapter of my life has concluded. is it sad that I'm still hoping for a miracle? I think we all wish that right?

  • Victoria
    Apr 12

    I had a similar experience. I was cramping bad so I went to the hospital and they couldn’t find a heart beat when there was supposed to be one. My levels were low but rising just not as fast as normal. A couple weeks later I had another ultrasound and there she was! Normal heart beat and treating my womb like a jungle gym. She is now a healthy and happy 17 month old <3

  • Victoria
    Apr 12

    I believe I was 7 weeks at the time as well.

  • Anonymous
    Apr 12

    Thanks Victoria! It's truly the waiting that's truly hard. The annoying thing is... When I first called them I really wanted a female doctor, not being sexist and all I just never had a male doctor look down there. I asked the lady if the first visit would mean that he would need to do the transvaginal ultrasound. She said yes. So I told her that I could wait on my 10th or even 12th week to wait for a female doctor. She said I need to get in at 8 weeks. She was the one who picked the date. I checked it before my appt and noticed that I'm 1 day short for 8 weeks. So I know that it might not still be too tiny. But now that we didn't event see anything aside from the sacs then I just wished that I went in at 10th week or 12th week regardless who's looking down there... whether it's male or female doctor. I just wish that if there really is nothing that we can do to prevent any issues at this time, then waiting for the 10th week or 12th week would have been the same. At least with that I would not have to worry about it. I will just be happy being pregnant until they tell me otherwise. But not have to dread over it. sigh... sorry.. just had to vent that out.

  • Elena
    Apr 15

    Omg I did a home pregnancy test came out positive my 7 week ultra sound they see a dac but no heart beat but I was told to go back they found it at week I heard it's normal at 7 weeks it happens a lot

  • Anonymous
    Apr 16

    Thanks Elena!! :)

  • Anonymous
    Apr 16

    Update added on the post. It's good. But I'm not out of the woods yet. Still more blood test. sigh...

  • Anonymous
    Apr 30

    More blood tests were done and showed that my HCG levels were rising but did not double up. Today I was at the doctor's office and was told after a second scan that my pregnancy isn’t viable. This time we did see the fetal pole and the yolk sac. They think that the baby had stopped growing and had recommended I do a D&C tomorrow. They told me that I can also wait for the natural miscarriage. I asked if there was no chance at all that we could wait and maybe hear the heartbeat. He said absolutely no chance at all. I know what he said and I may sound like a crazy lady. But I do not want to be the one who will actively remove this baby. I really want to wait for my body to run it's course and naturally have a miscarriage. Yes, I have read several articles of misdiagnosis. So that has been part of my fear too.

  • Bethany
    May 07

    I'm 6 weeks and 2 days. Went in for an ultrasound today and there is a yolk sac but no fetal pole. They said it likely could be due to the fact that I'm still early. I've had 2 m/c and a chemical pregnancy a few months ago. Im praying in a few days the embryo is visible but I cant help but think it isnt growing like it should be. I could have swore I was further along than 6 weeks. BUT I hope all is well with you. I dont know why these things happen but keep your chin up..you will have a baby! Even thru all the complications I've had with pregnancies I do have a happy healthy 5 year old that I'm so blessed to have . Just try not to lose hope in the fact that you'll have your baby when the time is right! That's what i have to keep reminding myself... the wait for the next ultrasound is excruciating:(