Your doctor may recommend more frequent ultrasounds if you have existing health conditions. But there are some women out there that claim they went back for a follow up only to find that they were still pregnant, and that the baby's position was the problem. Seeing your baby's heartbeat on an early pregnancy ultrasound is one of the surest indicators that a pregnancy is proceeding as it should. miscarriageassociation.org.uk is very helpful for factual information. Thanks for the replies. Before my surgery i explained my doubts to anyone who would listen. Babylewis13 Due June 4; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Nixa, Mo, United States 4 posts . To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. Unfortunately I don't think it is possible.I am sorry you are going through this. Doctors give unbiased, helpful information on indications, contra-indications, benefits, and complications: Dr. Werner on no heartbeat on ultrasound: Myxobolus cerebralis? ... @MrsBrown0523 I went in at 9 weeks and Dr did abdominal ultrasound found no heart beat, signs of baby or sac, She sent me for an emergency vaginal ultrasound and there was the little one measuring 9 weeks 5 days and heart beat was 170. Also i was measuring off by a week n ahalf. Nov 3rd '13. Remember that when HCPs say 10 weeks they mean 10 weeks since last AF so it can be anything between 6 weeks and 9 weeks since actual conception depending on your cycle.They will do another scan in a week to see if there's any growth or change. It's just hard to sink in I suppose. The doctor will do another u/s before the D&C to make sure. Stupid me, I let her urinate first. It is normal not the see the heartbeat till after 6 weeks so dont worry about that, but honestly ultrasounds done before 12 weeks are usually extremely on point. I am sorry for your loss because it never gets easier. I had a scan at 6 weeks and was told there was no baby in the sac. Text started off by telling me that my bladder was too full and that she couldn't see anything. There I was, two thousand miles from home, seven months pregnant, and arguing with a Mexican ultrasound tech about the gender of my child. They recommended i get a second ultrasound but my ob was very standoffish about it. At this point, if you are miscarrying it will be almost like a period, and after it is over you will need to schedule a follow up appointment. I'm so sorry. While most women can expect to see something in a 5-week ultrasound, no two pregnancies are the same. 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They would not normally book another scan if the foetus measures beyond the point at which it should definitely have a heartbeat (>7 weeks) but if it is potentially viable but yet to develop a heartbeat (5-7 weeks) they will rescan to confirm no growth, even if dates mean it should measure further on. Oh i'm so sorry I imagine it is very rare for there to be a mistake like that. Read more: 3D/4D Ultrasound During Pregnancy Connect with 1000s of pregnant moms & parents in your area! While an early ultrasound can often detect a heartbeat, it isn’t absolutely necessary in a pregnancy that is progressing properly. I scheduled my D&C for 1/5. Ectopic Pregnancy? My doctor doesn't like to rush on ultrasounds and heartbeats because if he can't find anything due to dates being off he doesn't want to put that stress on the women. I did ask for another scan a week later, before I began the drugs to trigger my body to miscarry the foetus, just to be sure. While no heartbeat in follow-up ultrasound scans may signal a miscarriage, there is still hope. It must be very stressful for you.If you are actually 8 weeks rather than 10 it is just about possible that it's a healthy pregnancy and that the baby is just too small to see a heartbeat yet. Like every mum would, she wanted to know if there is even a little ray of hope that the baby’s heartbeat will return. But really, unless your dates are wildly out, it is unlikely there will have been a mistake . So, the question hangs entirely on how possible it might be that either your dates are't quite right, or you have an unusual cycle length where you ovulate very late in the cycle. The risk is zero. Not 'just like'. We are doing the 3d/4d later which we do pay for. It's just that I have not bled really and I'm in no pain. This woman was diagnosed with a miscarriage—specifically, a chemical pregnancy. One of the first things a sonographer will look for in an ultrasound is the fetal heartbeat, to ensure the pregnancy is viable. 8 th to 10 th week: The baby is now seen by the abdominal ultrasound. But, if you're not miscarrying naturally, it will be important to get the D&C. The baby is on track 7 weeks, but no heartbeat. I went in for my appointment and got another ultrasound the baby died at 6 weeks 2 days. I am so sorry. Some of these markers include a spot in the heart, short femur length or having only one umbilical artery. Can an ultrasound be wrong or heartbeat hiding? Having a miscarriage might be one of the most traumatic things that a woman can go through. You may wonder whether this indicates a miscarriage. Have you another can booked? Was it an internal scan? Share Your Updates With Family And Friends Every Week. But to hear you lost your baby, even though your body shows no signs of a miscarriage, can be even harder. The baby changes soo much within the conception to 12 week growth period that they can usually narrow it down within 1-2 weeks. I've had some spotting but definitely no bleeding.I just want to know whether it's possible that sonographer got it wrong. No Heartbeat at 12 week Ultrasound - Could it be wrong? It may be seen moving around in the gestational sac. This happened to one of our readers recently. I had no signs of m/c before that. Take care of yourself x. I am so sorry. Did they do bloodwork to check your hormone levels? DH insists I move on from massive row with his parents. Soft markers refer to possible signs of Down syndrome. I'm really sorry OP, best wishes to you and your family. If you are actually at 10 weeks then if there's a healthy baby in there then a heartbeat would probably be visible, so it's then probably not good news. If you thought you were further along in your pregnancy but it dates you at 12 weeks when you thought you were 16 weeks or 20 weeks? From my period dates I should have been 10 weeks pregnant. Some women report that wrong gestational age makes them worry a lot about the fact of no heartbeat at 8 weeks. If your doctor tells you there are soft markers detected in the ultrasound, try not to panic. M. MrsBrown0523. I had a missed miscarriage at 11 weeks, after having seen a heartbeat at 6w. If you are actually at 10 weeks then if there's a healthy baby in there then a heartbeat would probably be visible, so it's then probably not good news. Spontaneous abortion? I had another apt that Tuesday (4 days later) and the different ultrasound tech said there is now no heartbeat. 6 weeks ago I went for an ultrasound because of bleeding and the results came back that the embryo was 7 weeks and had no heart beat and I was told I would miscarry. 11 week ultrasound, no heartbeat: I just came back from an incredibly frustrating experience at the ultrasound place. On Wednesday I went for my 10 week check up. HiI went for a scan yesterday. This is my 2nd pregnancy where there was no heartbeat. Hope things get better for you. "No, it's a boy," she stated matter-of-factly. All too often, a scan at 6 weeks shows very little or nothing, even in a perfectly developing pregnancy, whereas waiting a week or 10 days will make the findings much clearer. Went in today for my 1st ultrasound at 7 weeks. A few days discrepancy with dates at 6 weeks makes a big difference, that's why at that stage a rescan for viability would be arranged. So sorry for you sadly it's unlikely to be a mistake I hope you have support in RL but do come back if you need to chat. I am truely sorry that this happened to you. I'm sorry. If you can hear a heartbeat with a 2D ultrasound machine why are they not offering this to pregnant women instead of the Doppler. Can the ultrasound be wrong your doctor told you there was no heartbeat and you've miscarriage but i'm not bleeding? Hi Ladies , Just ... i thought they were wrong. ----- The purpose of our channel is to create informational videos. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. Abruptio Placenta? I did get to hear my babies heartbeat at 14 weeks and my gender scan is tomorrow at 18w 1d. The sound graph picked up nothing. Good luck OP, I hope everything goes good for you. Sorry. I have a D & C planned for this Wednesday. I think MMC are so especially cruel, as you have no idea anything is wrong. I kept telling my doctor that but they said the tech couldn't have been so wrong. I can't stop crying. A properly conducted transvaginal ultrasound will never miss the heartbeat of the fetus. But what does it mean if you go in for an ultrasound, and there is no fetal heartbeat? The procedure is they should ask another staff member in for a second opinion. Ultrasound = no heartbeat Kindell. Sonographer said that foetus looks 8 weeks with no heartbeat.I know it's a long shot but has anyone had no heartbeat and went for another scan and it was ok? Wrong? Find out more about how common misdiagnosed miscarriages are. Even if your dates are out by two weeks, which is unlikely, a visible heartbeat would be expected at 8 weeks anyway. I go back monday for a 2nd ultrasound so they can determine miscarriage. hippo with respect, that is entirely different to having no heartbeat at 10 weeks. Can an ultrasound be wrong or heartbeat hiding? they can be but they very rarely are. Can an ultrasound be wrong? I can still remember the shock & disbelief, thinking that both sonographers must be wrong. Cephalic Presentation Good • Can an ultrasound be wrong about no heartbeat? I know I'm being silly but I was hoping that someone would say that it's happened to them and they went on to have a baby. I saw a heartbeat at my dr apt on Friday. Sorry but as others have said it is unlikely. Is there any hope?? My Wife and I have just been for our first ever pregnancy scan today, My Wife is/was 12 weeks pregnant. I'm so sorry you are facing this. I went in for my 10 week appointment and the baby was measuring 9 weeks and no heartbeat. My partner and I only just move back to Germany a month before we surprisingly fell pregnant. It is now 1-2 cm in length; 11 th to 12 th week: The baby is clearly recognizable with a well-defined body, head, arms and legs. If using a hand-held machine sometimes the heartbeat cannot be found at 8 weeks. They can be wrong!! 6 weeks is very different from 10 and scanners were not as good 2 decades ago. Has anyone seen a heartbeat after they declared there was no heartbeat after seeing one? If one is not found, it means the fetus has died in utero. Even with the best equipment and the most experienced ultrasound technologist, errors can be made. Sadly i had a miscarriage in June. Is it reasonable to expect a Christmas dinner? In general, the risk of miscarriage is much lower once the pregnancy has reached this point. If you don't think you are miscarrying, and you feel as though the baby is still there, make an appointment and ask your doctor if he/she will do an u/s and look for the heartbeat again. But I shouldn't have assumed her miscarriage would be the same as mine. I can still remember the colour draining from my face & looking at the ceiling as I couldn't bear to look at the screen. Two weeks later, she learned she was still pregnant. Ultrasound can be wrong about: Down syndrome markers. My last period would make me 8 week 2 days at that point but the baby measured 6 weeks 1 day with a heartbeat of 172. First off I want to say that I am sorry that you are going through this stress. It could hurt more, or it could literally be just like a period. I am 100% 7.5-8.5 weeks along so I am assuming they should have been able to see one. The miscarriage website mentioned by bakingtins is a very helpful site. My first was tubal and the second I miscarried at 10 weeks. If there’s no heartbeat at the 7 th week ultrasound, it may still be too early. The heartbeat can be measured to be around 120 per minute. At that early in pregnancy your baby is not moving yet and the chances of the heart beat hiding are less than 1%. Really sorry to hear this. Can the baby be ok? Sign up to test La Roche-Posay’s Cicaplast Baume, Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. Second time Mommy / First pregnancy - NAME HELP. An ultrasound is most accurate in determining the gender at approximately 20 weeks gestation. I hope you have lots of rl support. 7 th week: The baby is seen clearly. (I was actually only 4w5d according to my LMP). 1st ultrasound and no heartbeat : I just had my first ultrasound this afternoon and they couldn’t find a heartbeat. You might remember the wrong date of your last period which counts a lot to gestational age OR you doctor give a wrong gestational age. I still feel pregnant and no sign of miscarriage still :( please help! Even if a second scan is not the procedure, I know of people who have asked for, and got, another before medical or surgical management, for their own peace of mind. Its very unlikely i'm afraid. On the 28 day mark I took my 4 year old German Shepherd for an ultrasound to check if she s pregnant. Unfortunately a missed miscarriage where there are no, or very few, signs that the pregnancy is not developing is quite common. I had two previous ultrasounds because i had a blighted ovum before that pregnancy. What aspect of the ultrasound was wrong? I hope you have some good support in rl. They said that the baby is sizing at 8weeks 5days. Oh OP. Not sure what MC you're referring to? This will be my third loss - BabyCenter Canada And I said almost. I m not sure if this would have affected the results. If you are actually 8 weeks rather than 10 it is just about possible that it's a healthy pregnancy and that the baby is just too small to see a heartbeat yet. I was in the same situation as you regarding dates and spotting. This is page 1 of 3 (This thread has 66 messages.). Really there's not much you can do other than wait and see.Wishing you all the strength and courage you will need to get through this. But that ultrasound effectively ruined the vision I had created for myself of a happy, healthy pregnancy producing a happy, healthy baby. None fit "MC" - sorry. Hi everyone. No it’s probably not wrong. Everything was perfect for those 2 ultrasounds. I hve no experience with this, but I wish you the best of luck! The Dr called it a failed pregnancy. Having a follow-up ultrasound after … If there’s concern about when you actually conceived (e.g. I waited a week to miscarry natural. I would of been 8 weeks. So I could go to the doctors straight away as I had to get my insurance sorted out and find out how things work here. I was booked in for a scan a week later to check but during that week nature took its course.Take care of yourself, you will get lots of support on the miscarriage boards here if the worst does happen. Learn what to expect next. Not trying to be mean but stories like that are really just teasing when they don't apply to you. Every person is different- there is no way to know how much pain she will/will not feel. you’re still breastfeeding and haven’t had a regular cycle, or you were on birth control) a provider might want an early ultrasound in order to date your pregnancy. Occasionally, the ultrasound technologist confuses the umbilical cord with … I'd also had a MMC at around 9+5, with no symptoms. 2 kids; New Jersey, 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Tillamook, Oregon, 1 child; 1 angel baby; Georgia. The first 3 weeks after they told me the baby was dead i had no signs of a miscarriage, no cramping, no bleeding. I had a similar experience, it's bloody heart breaking. Many women who get ultrasounds around 6 weeks find no heartbeat and later find one. I saw a heartbeat at my dr apt on Friday. I wish you the best and are keeping you in my prayers. I had spotting with my daughter, and they checked my hormones to see if they were at the right level. Many women are not aware of missed miscarriage until they sadly experience one. Depending on what week the pregnancy is in this will be considered a miscarriage or a stillbirth depending on if … There's always a chance but you'd expect a heartbeat by then. I'm so sorry. If the doctor was using an ultrasound machine a heartbeat should be visible at 8 weeks. please come and post there if it would help. He's 21 at the end of the month. At 10 weeks a h/b is really easy to see. There is lots of support available on the miscarriage board in the body and soul section, including a thread on tips for coping. I'm so sorry, I've had recurrent miscarriages and would hate to give you any false hope x. Assuming seven weeks have passed after your menstrual cycle, you may still be at four weeks during your first ultrasound and five weeks at the subsequent one in case of irregular periods. No the ultrasound is usually right, it's called a miss miscarriage I think. My husband and I had been trying for 2 years to have children so I was devestated. I miscarried at 8 weeks, with no more pain than I experience with a period. I have gone through two losses. Anyone else have a similar experience and had a positive outcome? Yes I had a second sonographer confirm no heartbeat there and then. Could this be a mistake? Were you given enough information to decide on your options from here? 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