8 Weeks No Heartbeat But Yolk And Embryo Exists

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breegun - October 5

amazed by how many of have/are experiencing this situation. i went in on tuesday expecting to see an 11 week old and US showed only a sac, placental development and a ma__s that was either a fading embryo or potentially a moler pregnancy. a second revealed that there was what the dr. described as "troubling" slow blood flow. dr's best guesses: 1. i'm not as far along as i think i am. (highly unlikely). 2. pregnancy was viable, but isn't now. 3. moler pregnancy. my options were to wait a week and retest hormone levels and take a third US or go in for the D&C. i feel like my body has known for a while that this pregnancy wouldn't be successful. i can feel my uterus shrinking, no naseau, no dizziness/head rushes, and all of my old energy back. i'm confident that this pregnancy is not viable. waiting now to find out if hormone levels are within normal to see if i can avoid surgery and let the tissue pa__s naturally. my heart goes out to all of you. this news breaks our hearts. thank you all for sharing.

 

tazprey - December 14

This is my 3rd pregnancy. I had a m/c Dec 22nd 2005 at 12 1/2 weeks (they detected a heartbeat via u/s). I had my 2nd m/c Aug 21st 2006. I am currently 9 weeks, had my 1st u/s today. They could not detect a heartbeat, the embryo and sac measured 6 weeks however I know my dates. Based on my last period I should actually be 11 weeks however I know that I am 9 weeks. My HCG levels were great. I can't talk to the doctor until next week. This waiting is killing me and my husband. I went into a depression after my last two m/c and it took me 14 mths to concieve again. We have been ttc for 5 years. Is it possible for the embryo to just be small? I know I've heard they've missed the heartbeats before. I'm not sure I can handle another m/c. I'm 35 yrs old now too. Cristina how did you ever survive 4 m/c? They thought I might have a septum but never confirmed it. I've had pretty well every test including a sonohystogram. I can't remember how far did you get with your pregnancies before you m/c? I don' t know what to do.......waiting is killing me. I will definitely have another d & c if necessary. I will not wait for the natural miscarriage as it can take weeks. Good luck to everyone.

 

becky07 - December 18

Hi, I understand fully what you are all going through!! I found out i was pregnant about 4 weeks ago! They worked out i was 7-8weeks pregnant, I went for my 1st scan and they measured the baby at 9weeks 1 day. The lady gave me tragic news that they could not find movement in the baby, that there was no heartbeat! My life caved in on me, my fiance looked stunned! I thought it was all going so well, no morning sickness, only little cravings every now and again. Before i found out i was pregnant a few weeks before i was bleeding for 6weeks, only having found out that that was my 1st ever m/c it was lumpy fleshy looking clots, i was cramping over in pain before i went to to the doctors to find out what was wrong... they told me that i had miscarried. So as you can understand that when i found out i was pregnant (for the 2nd time) i was sooo happy, everybody was so happy for me and was waiting to welcome this little bundle of joy into the family. I got a little worried and asked that because that was my 2nd m/c even though i didnt realise i was even pregnant the 1st time, but managed to stay pregnant up to 9weeks on my 2nd time would it stop me from having any children later on in life, the doctor told me that if i m/c 3times or more then they would test me. but i should be fine, its normal to miscarry as there is a 1 out of evey 4 women that miscarry. I got to go up the hospital tomorrow to talk to more doctors about my options, I want to take the tablet as they baby hasnt yet left my body. Thats has been 2weeks (from the date of my 1st scan) but dont know how long it had stop beating its heart :( Me and my partner are looking for a fresh new start into the new year and plan on having a baby. I really wish you all the best of luck and hope you all have little bundles of joyness soon!! xx

 

Danni1627 - December 28

Hi Everyone I am a little late on this page, But I know what you are going throug I had a M/c in June. when i wnet in for my 8 week appointment I had a US the sac was showing 5 weeks and I should have been 8 weeks, but there was not fetal pole or anything, so they siad I am probably just 5 weeks pregnant. so did my HCG levels and they were what they should be for a 5 week but the more they drew them they did not double/ I had about 5 ultrasounds and nothing had change but the sac grew. they said that I had a blighted ovum. when I was supposed to be about 13 weeks I finally miscarried, but becuase I was so far along I actually had contraction and was loosing alot blood so I had to go to the ER. by the time the sac came out it was the size of an orange. Very pianful. my thoughts are all of you that m/c

 

blondie30 - December 28

I can understand your fear as well as frustration. However, I would wait and have another ultrasound done in a few weeks. Alot can happen in that time. It could be that you have mis-calculated how far along you are. Best wishes to you, and good luck.

 

jcbruzda - March 22

To Tazprey and all others: I have posted many times before. My story is similar to yours... I was pregnant and at 8 weeks, they found no heartbeat which resulted in a d & c. It has been a long time since I have posted actually, so I am here to tell you my story after it was all said and done. I have had 5 miscarriages with two resulting in D & C's. My 2nd pregnancy was successful and I have a beautiful 3 1/2 year old daughter. And my 7th pregnancy was successful too and I have a adorable 10 month old son. But it was very heart wrenching to get to this point. I remember vividly the days when I spent hours crying and crying because I did not understand why this was happening to me. Why was I losing so many pregnancies? I remember the times when I had to "wait one more week" to confirm that there really was no heartbeat or growth of the embryo. That was one of the most painful waiting times in my life! I can relate to all of you and my heart goes out to all of you. As painful as it is to hear this, time is the only thing that will get you through this along with your support system of your loved ones. If you have had 2 miscarriages, I would recomment seeing a fertility specialist like I did. They found a septum in me which was causing my miscarriages. Sometimes a more frustrating answer for your loses are genetic. Or maybe it is something less complex like you might need to take a blood thinner. There are so many possibilities to why a miscarriage occurs. Get tested!! But the one answer that unfortunately we all don't want to hear is that mother nature has her own plan sometimes and if the embryo was not a healthy one, she takes her course. Miscarriages are so incredibly common. Just remember that you are not alone out there.

 

melarno - May 14

In December my husband went to the doctors for our 6 week US. The Dr. lied to us and said everything looked great and wanted to see us back in two weeks. Exactly two weeks later we miscarried. The ER doctor said we had a BLIGHTENED OVUM which IS NOT UNCOMMON AND IS THE REASON FOR 50 - 60% OF ALL MISCARRIAGES. A blightened ovum is when a sac attaches and grows, producing hcg levels and provides all the symptoms of pregnancy, but a baby never forms in the sac. A blightened ovum always ends in miscarriage. I read where several look to a D&C for an answer, but what my new Dr. and research says is that a D&C increases your chance for miscarriage in the future and that by allowing your body to take care of things on its own your uterus becomes stronger for future successful pregnancies. If you have had a blightened ovum don't feel alone, its happened to more people than you would think.

 

kim345 - December 18

I am 21 yrs old and just found out i was pregant with twins, i had my first v____al u/s on monday and it appears one baby is 7 weeks and one is 6.2 weeks and no heartbeat was detected i am schedualed to go back in two weeks for an other u/s can someone please tell me what is going on... thank you so much

 

[email protected] - June 19

I'm 43 & living in South Korea, This is my first pregnancy. I had a trans-v____al scan at 5 1/2 weeks saw a yolk sac, All was good. I've been today at 7 1/2 or 8 weeks and the sac has grown but no heartbeat or major sign of a fetus. In fact couldn't really see a baby only a little white shadow type thing. The first scan I had was really clear the second seemed hazy. Certainly not as clear as the first. I've felt fine up until now no morning sickness just tender b___bs and tummy. There has never been a blood test taken or pregnancy test taken by the doctor only a home pregnancy kit that I did myself. (two blue lines.) is this strange? Also I'm not sure about the dates. The doctor has booked me in for a removal on Monday morning. But after hearing some of your comments ladies, I'm not at all sure about what's going on. Should I have seen something more that a sac? I need urgent replies as I go in for the removal day after tomorrow.

 

[email protected] - June 19

I'm 43 & living in South Korea, This is my first pregnancy. I had a trans-v____al scan at 5 1/2 weeks saw a yolk sac. I've been today at 7 1/2 or 8 weeks and the sac has grown but no heartbeat or major sign of a fetus. In fact couldn't really see a baby only a little white shadow type thing. The first scan I had was really clear the second seemed hazy. Certainly not as clear as the first. I've felt fine up until now no morning sickness just tender b___bs and tummy. There has never been a blood test taken or pregnancy test taken by the doctor only a home pregnancy kit that I did myself. (two blue lines.) is this strange? Also I'm not sure about the dates. The doctor has booked me in for a removal on Monday morning. But after hearing some of your comments ladies, I'm not at all sure about what's going on. Should I have seen something more that a sac? I need urgent replies as I go in for the removal day after tomorrow.

 

Loving Mum of Three, not four. - August 25

Hello all, about 2 weeks ago i started having Spots which i thought was an early sign of my period, which is quite irregular, after several days spotting (6 or 7), i had what i thought was a light period and carried on as usual, i did feel funny and had some sickness. Lats nite i had a huge bleed and several large clots pa__sed through, so i went to hospital and they told me i was 7 weeks pregnant, with a fetus and sac, but no heartbeat :( i was then given misoprostal tablets to abort the fetus. I thought heartbeats are not always detectable at that stage? (When preg with my son at 8weeks it took them 10mins to detect his! Im scared to take the tablets just incase my baby Is alive, I AM SO CONFUSED!! I read up on the tablets and apparently they can cause the uterus to rupture! Scary

 

cody575 - September 15

Me and my wife just went in for our first visit for our first baby. Doc said we were at 8 weeks based on last ovulation, but from measurements, baby looked more like 7w1d. Doc said she THOUGHT she saw a heartbeat but wants us to go get blood drawn and another ultrasound. Trying to be optimistic, but after reading all these posts I am getting more nervous by the minute. Not a religious man, but I'm throwin' a couple "hail mary"'s up that the little bugger pulls through.

 

hayeybubs - September 23

Sorry for the late response Cody, but I hope things are OK? I had a scan at 7 weeks and they found no fetal pole, said maybe a blighted ovum, dated me at 5 weeks. Went back at 8 +2 and there was my baby with a hb and dated 8wk. Always keep hope, but if it isn't meant to be then its for a reason.x x x

 

mthorsby - October 31

My husband and I have been going through the same situation. This is my first pregnancy and I'm 10 weeks along. I have been spotting for almost two weeks now and an ultrasound this past Tuesday showed a fetus that was not quite the size it should be and no visible heartbeat. We have another ultrasound scheduled in two weeks, but the doctor doesn't appear to be optomistic. These two weeks are becoming torturous. We are trying to be optomistic but have little hope. I just wish if it I am going to miscarry that it would happen naturally instead of having a D&C.

 

firenice - November 6

It was several years ago, but I too had a blighted ovum. Every sign of pregnancy but nothing inside the sac. Ended up having a D & C. Was told it is very rare and this is the first time in all these years i've even heard anyone else talk about having one. Was able to get pregnant again but did have a lot of trouble carrying baby. Good luck and I will put you in my prayers..

 

mother of 1 - February 12

can any1 help i found out i was pregnant 6 weeks ago but dr said baby only 6 weeks but should be 6 weeks but heartheat but baby still growning on scan 2 days later

 

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