No heartbeat at dating scan
I went for my 12 3day scan today and was told by the sonographer she couldn't find a heartbeat and that the baby had stopped growing at 8weeks, she also did an internal scan thing but still couldn't find a heartbeat. A quick procedure in theatre to remove the pregnancy.I'm waiting for the early pregnancy clinic to phone me to arrange another scan but I'm not sure it's going to make much of a difference but want to make sure 100% befor taking further steps (wishful thinking I suppose) me and my partner left the hospital and I'm just trying not to think about it at the moment but now I'm wondering how my body hasn't rejected the baby if it's died... I chose the 2nd option the tablets, they insert them for you, and your uterus will start to contract (very agonising for me) may be different for others. conceived 2 months later Really hope you get the answers you hope to hear tomorrow! I'm currently going through something very similar - had a scan at 7w and all was fine.
For many women, especially after 8 weeks gestation, sufficient information about the baby may be obtained with transabdominal ultrasound only.However, in the early pregnancy, the developing embryo is very small (at 6 weeks gestation, the baby is only 5-9mm long) and a transvaginal ultrasound may be required to get a better image of the baby.Transvaginal ultrasound is safe and commonly performed during all stages of pregnancy, including the first trimester. Transabdominal ultrasound involves scanning through your lower abdomen.This is my 3rd pregnancy and looks like will be my 3rd loss.I told myself after my scan yesterday that I shouldnt be hopeful but my head and heart disagree.