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Well, I had some crazy cramps on Monday and Tuesday and thought "great, here we go again" so I called the dr. and went in Tues. afternoon. All appeared fine, cultured me, analyzed me, blah blah blah and was told to stop worrying. The NP said, let's ease your mind and do a quick sono. Well, I saw the heartbeat!!! I was so happy I just started bawling like a crazy person. It was 148 and she assured me that it is a "good strong heartbeat" and I should focus on the positive. Does anyone know what the stats are once you have a heartbeat and the pregnancy progressing? My sister swears her Dr. told her at 7 weeks that when you see a heartbeat that is strong (over 120), there is a 90% chance that the pregnancy will continue successfully......anyone? Also, b/c of this unexpected sono, they moved my 4/26 appt. to 5/3 so that stinks, but then I will be 9 weeks so I will get to see more.
I'm not sure about the stats at 7 weeks, but i know that it's something like a 90% chance of the pregnancy continuing if you see a h/b at 10 weeks.. i'll see what i can find & edit the post kay!
ETA: most of the things i've read on various sites say that once youv'e seen a h/b before 10w, the risk of m/c goes down to 7-10%, and once you reach 10w, the risk goes down further - and once you reach 12w, the risk is on average, 1-2%
i have no idea about the stats but yay for a heartbeat!!!!! Glad to hear everything turned out ok, but kidda crummy you have to wait longer now for the next appt. but on the up side he/she will be bigger then!
Those numbers work for me! Thanks so much for checking on that. I know that something could still go wrong, but it was very reassuring. Now, I just have to get through the next two weeks instead of one....lol!
that is a wonderful heartbeat!! If it makes you feel any better..at my 7 week u/s the hb was 145 and everything seems to be okay so far for me! I do know that they say after seeing the hb your chances of m/c go down ALOT and once your out of the 1st trimester it drops even more! good luck!
That is great you got to see the hb!!! Sounds like a healthy one to me!
Wife to Brian since October 2004, Mama too:
Jakob (May 12th 2004- Feb. 24th 2009 Had Joubert Syndrome RIP)
2 Baby beans lost
Ava Sept 14th 2007, Beaux Oct 3rd 2012
* Tubal reversal December 17th 2010