I just had two early ultrasounds and the doctor is saying my baby looks too small??
Topic: Case scenarios pain
July 19, 2019 / By Beatie Question:
so, i just got two ultrasounds. they say i'm about 6 weeks pregnant according to my last period. i've been having some problems with pain so they gave me two emergency pelvic exams. they said the baby looks much smaller than it should at 6 weeks and my hormone levels are much lower than they should be right now... i'm freaking out and so nervous of losing this baby. the doctor suggested i may lose the baby. i have to have routine blood taken and routine ultrasounds to make sure the baby is growing correctly. could i just have my dates messed up, could i have conceived at a different time and be early than 6 weeks. has this happend to anyone else? please help me. :(
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Adelphie | 4 days ago
Hi. well when i was about 4 weeks? i had to go to the ER bc i was in so much pain (this was before i knew i was pregnant) well i found out i was pregnant and they gave me 2 ultrasounds and the 2nd one i was about 6 weeks and just the sac showed up. they told me that i'd probably have a miscarriage but my baby is now 4 months old and extremely healthy. i went on to have a wonderful easy pregnancy. dr's always say stuff like that bc they always want to give you the worst case scenario. just make sure to take it easy in the first few months. dont stress out too much about it bc remember whatever you feel your little baby does. im sure everything will work out for you. just stay positive!! and pray! i know i did when they told me i may lose him. god bless!
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Originally Answered: My Doctor Believes I'm In the Early Stages of Miscarrying - Please Provide Any Input?
I don't personally know about the plateau of HCG levels (although my doctor did mention something like this to me during the course of my first pregnancy but I can't remember the details).
However, one of my friends was told that her HCG levels were declining and that they suspected a miscarriage and she still had a perfectly healthy baby girl. They even wanted to book her in for a D&C which she refused until they did a scan and found a perfectly healthy heartbeat!
Some doctors immediately take the worst case scenario and completely freak you out. The best thing to do is try not stress about it too much and wait to see what the ultrasound says. However your levels actually look good so I have no idea why the doctor is saying such things to you.
Best of luck and I hope tomorrows scan brings only good news for you!
I thought I was 9 weeks and when I went in, the fetus was measuring 6 weeks, and I was bleeding. The doctor said I may be having a miscarriage. I went 2 weeks later for a second ultrasound, and they saw a heartbeat, but I was still bleeding, so it was still a threatened miscarriage. I bled for the first 13 weeks of my pregnancy for no reason they could find, sometimes heavy and bright red, and I now have a very healthy daughter who will be 1 in 2 weeks.
Despite what people will tell you, stress does not cause miscarriage, activity does not cause miscarriage (I was advised not to change my routine at work at all through the issues I was having - and my job entailed lifting 50 lbs regularly), the thing that causes miscarriage is a malformation of the fetus and/or placenta, and there's nothing you can do to change that. So, take deep breaths, relax and I know it's hard, but pray, do whatever makes you feel better and wait for a couple weeks and you will know a lot more. Good luck to you.
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My cousin had her due dated changed 3 times by the time she was actually 4 months. just because of when you had your last period does not mean that you coneived then. If your hormones are messed up you could have ovulated at a different time and got pregnent later then they think you did. Just wait it out and see what happenes. if you worry about it the stress will cause you problems so try not to. Also some women just have smaller babies and some have bigger babies. Like I said just relax and everything should be fine, talk to your doctor and if you think something is wrong go to a different doctor about it. I would have thought they would have said you did not seem to be as far along rather than freaking you out tlike that.
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This ditn happen to me I always measured right on but it happened to my friend and she did lose the baby...at a "10" week ultrasoudn baby still measured 6, and were unable to find a heartbeat. Its tragic, it doesnt mean this is your case honestly REST as much as you can LIFT NOTHING, lay in bed, eat healthy and DO NOT STRESS!!!! that is the worst thing you can do. Beleive that you will carry this child and if it doesnt end up happening it wasn't meant to be and you will be given anohter chance to be a mother. I dont want to sound uncompassionate but..its just how it is. I know it would be devestating but whats meant to be will be, many mothers on here have suffered a miscarriage. Do not worry though as hard as it may seem, it could be a fluke or nothing could be wrong hunny!
*Praying for you and your baby* :)
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That happened to my sister-in-law and it was due to her dates being off. A few days makes a huge difference to an embryo and my sister-in-law went on to have a big healthy boy. Try to remain hopeful but cautious.
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Originally Answered: I am measuring small on early ultrasound. Should I be concerned?
Are you counting your first day of pregnancy as the date of conception? I ask this because you mention that you know when your ovulation date was. Anyway, the doctors use the first day of your last period as the first day of pregnancy, not the conception date. This may be what caused the discrepancy. If that is not the case, don't worry, all babies are different sizes. They measure how big it should be on average, its not a perfect science. I spotted with all of my pregnancies, so try not to worry. Your chances of miscarrying after seeing a heartbeat are dramatically lower than if it had not been seen yet.