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May 14th, 2010, 12:13 PM
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Did anyone not have betas done or have an early ultrasound?

Last PG, I was scared to death the week of my appointment and just had this rotten feeling that something wasn't right. The doctor ordered an ultrasound to alleviate my fears and there was just an empty sac measuring a week and four days behind where I was supposed to be. I can't experience that trauma again.

I go to the doctor next Tuesday and will be six weeks and three days. I'm seriously considering waiting on an ultrasound for a couple weeks until we would be absolutely positive there should be a baby and a heartbeat easily visible. So far, I'm not freaking out and feel appropriately tired, crampy, bloated, sore boobs, heartburn that I feel like things are fine.

Am I crazy? I just can't get the image of only seeing a sac and nothing else out of my head. The doctor tried to explain that it could be nothing and I just conceived later than I thought but I knew that wasn't possible. I feel like I might be the first woman to be offered an ultrasound who said no. In my mind if I wait a couple weeks and we only see a sac then I will know for sure that this PG isn't viable. Or more positively, it should be very easy to see a heartbeat in a couple more weeks.

What would you do if you were in my shoes?
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May 14th, 2010, 12:33 PM
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I didn't have any betas drawn for this pregnancy. I did have an u/s at 7 weeks though. I wanted an early u/s 'cause I had to know if there was a heartbeat.
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May 14th, 2010, 02:27 PM
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did have betas drawn and I did have an early u/s, 2 actually. One at 6w1d there was a heartbeat 111bpm and the baby measured 5w6d my next one I had at 8w1d and the baby measured right on track at 8w1d and a heart rate of 168. Personally I feel like I needed the u/s for peace of mind since I've had a missed miscarriage.

If you decide to have an early u/s or not just make the decision that feel right for you. If having an early u/s is going to make you stress more, don't do it. Everyone is different, do what is right for you

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