Slow Heart Rate Fetal Growth 7 9 Weeks Chromosomal Issues

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MrsDubya - April 1

Hi All, I'm on my 2nd round of IVF. First round was about 3 years ago, and I now have a healthy 2yo boy. That pregnancy was not without it's own set of complications. I had a subchorionic hemorrhage and went on extended bed rest twice. I am now 8 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child. I thought things would go better this time. My numbers/levels were better and no bleeding. Last week the dr searched for a heart beat. At 7 weeks and 5 days, the heart rate was only 93 when it should have been at least 120. In addition, the baby measured 6 weeks and 4 days. I had to go back to the doctor 4 days later. The heart rate jumped to 117, just 3 points shy of what the dr hoped for, but more than 20 points lower than the range for 8 weeks which is 149-172 I believe. I go back again Thursday. The doctor keeps telling us to wait and see, hope for the best, pray and keep faith. I feel like I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. This is our last shot at pregnancy via IVF. My husband switched jobs, therefore our insurance no longer covers it, and we can't afford it otherwise. So the thoughts that are running through my head are (1) will this baby make it to term, and (2)if so, will it have some sort of chromosomal abnormality? I'm a lawyer, so I do my research, and I know the prognosis is not great. I knew going into this that IVF + ICSI has a slightly increased chance of chromosomal abnormalities, and babies with slow heart rates in the 1st trimesters have an increased chance of chromosomal abnormalities. Now on top of that worry, I'm anxious as to whether I'll make it out of the 1st trimester at all. Last year, my sister miscarried when she was 20 weeks. We are now both pregnant at the same time. She is only a month ahead. I want to be excited, but I feel like I'm waiting on the other shoe to drop. Any stories of healthy babies after slow heart rate between 6-9 weeks and IVF + ICSI?

 

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