When Did You First See Your Baby

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akmomma - February 22

I am 6 weeks 6 days, (by US dates) and just had an ultrasound. We could see the gestational sac, but nothing else...Is this unusual? BAD??


ginger6363 - February 23

I saw my baby at 7w3d----or a least what the doctor said was my baby (fetal pole, yolk sak and blinking light for a heartbeat)---it looked like a dust bunny to me, but I have seen my baby again at 9w2d so all is well. I don't think you should be worried yet 6w6d is early still and a lot can happen with a developing embryo in just a couple of days. When's your next u/s?


lscherer - February 23

i saw my baby this past wednesday, at 6weeks2days. But I wouldn't worry..my doctor said that 6 weeks is the earliest you could see it, but it can take up to 8 weeks, or even more!!! Good Luck


KSM - February 23

I had my first ultrasound at 7w, and i saw a blob. it kinda looks in the picture that it had some stems for arms and legs. it was really cool to see the heartbeat. they said it was 116, and that anything over 100 at 7 w is great. good luck!


akmomma - February 23

My next US is Thurs. March 1st...... I'll let you know!


Megan P - February 23

I saw a gestational sac with a barely there heartbeat at 6 weeks 5 days. I had another ultrasound at 11 weeks 6 days yesterday and it is a baby. I even got a couple shots of it's profile and saw it's little arms flailing around. They grow fast!


tk07 - February 24

i had my first u/s at 7 weeks and i saw the heartbeat and the baby looked like a bean with a tail. good luck!


Amandalynn - February 24

Don't panic!! If you look further back in this forum there are lots of other women who have experienced the same thing. I saw my baby just the other day for the first time at 9w 1d. The doctor warned me ahead of time that sometimes they are hard to see because the uterus is still partially tucked behing the pelvic bone. Take a look back at other entries, I bet they will help. Good Luck!!


DownbutnotOUT - February 24

At 6 weeks 5 days I was able to see everything all the sacs, fetal pole, and nice strong heartbeat; also the baby measured 6 weeks 2 days. when they did the u/s they could barely see the fetal pole they had to do an internal, did you have an internal done? I have heard so many stories of women not seeing a fetal pole and/or HB till about 8+ weeks so I find it 50/50 when you just see sacs. I should also mention at 4 weeks 5 days they didnt see any sacs, nothing, nada which is very unusual but Im 24 weeks 6 days and baby is thriving. good luck to you :)


diem - March 1

akmomma, any news on the 2nd ultrasound? I just got back from mine and I'm 6 weeks 4 days. They only saw a sac....but I was measuring correctly. I hope you saw more this time around. I have another u/s for next week and am hoping to see growth.


akmomma - March 8

I went in March 1st, and still.....nothing....just the sac, which had grown a bit... I go in tomorrow (March 8th) again, and hopefully will see something! If not, the dr. thinks I might have a blighted ovum. We'll see...


Cheryl Engelbrecht - March 8

Hi akmomma, nope its not unusual, i had the same until i went for my 8 week check up and saw my little baby there! Its an amazing experience to see how quick your baby grows from a foetus to a human in the space of 2 weeks. Whens your next gynae app?


afireinsideamanda - March 8

i saw my baby at 8 weeks for the first time


lisarenee - March 8

I am 7 weeks today and going in for my second ultrasound at 3:45!


diem - March 8

Good news!!!! I was 6 weeks 4 days and didn't see anything in the Gestaional Sac either. I went back at 7 weeks 3 days for a repeat u/s and I saw baby AND heartbeat!!!!! It's ok not to see anything at 6 weeks or so. Good luck. Please let us know how it goes.



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