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Has anyone experienced anything similar?

I thought I was about 9 weeks pregnant because I was counting from the first day of my last period. I went for my first ultrasound and was told I was measuring just under 6 weeks. The doctor told me the yolk sac is abnormally large and the heart rate is low. She thinks it’s possible this might not be a viable pregnancy. She said she wasn’t as concerned about the heart rate as the yolk sac because the heart just starts beating at 6 weeks. I left the doctor’s office in tears and feeling absolutely devastated. When I looked at the details on my chart, I felt even more discouraged. The yolk sac is measuring at 6.6 mm and the heart rate was only 57 bpm. I’m supposed to go back for another ultrasound in 4 days. I’m basically going everyday expecting a miscarriage to happen at any point and it’s so hard. I already had a miscarriage in June. I don’t know why I just can’t have a healthy pregnancy.

  • Ivy
    Sep 14

    I’m sorry to hear what you’re going through. All I can offer is understanding of what you’re experiencing to let you know you’re not alone. The emotions stay raw for a long time, as repeated miscarriages reopen scars that haven’t fully healed to begin with. Each pregnancy after multiple miscarriages, brought such a roller coaster of emotions and I didn’t want to hope that the baby would be viable. Despite that, I did hope each time regardless of how hurt I would become. It helped knowing I had people who were happy with me when I was, hopeful with me when I needed it, and then mourning with me as I allowed them to know. So, I do hope that despite the vitals of your baby being off, it would be okay.

  • Anonymous
    Sep 15

    I don’t remember my exact numbers but with my oldest son we had the same thing. I had a large yolk sack and baby was measuring small. Once the yolk sack went away and just had the placenta everything was normal. I now I have a healthy three and a half year old. Don’t stress yourself out too much just try to be positive. Good luck!

  • K.A.M.
    Oct 19

    I was told I had a miscarriage at 5 weeks 6 days because they couldn’t find a heartbeat and my HCG levels were way higher than usual. 1 in 5 pregnancies end in the first 6 weeks, however in my case they were wrong. I am now 23 weeks along. My recommendation is to try to stay at calm as possible until your next ultrasound. It’s so hard to get any kind of accuracy as to what’s happening in the pregnancy that early on. Try to stay calm! You will know more in a short amount of time. Also, listen to your body. I knew I was still pregnant and demanded another ultrasound a few weeks later and proved them all wrong.