This is a discussion on I need help!!! within the First Trimester forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; Hi Ladies, I had my first ultrasound a few days ago. Dr said that there is no heart beat and ...
I had my first ultrasound a few days ago. Dr said that there is no heart beat and the baby is not growing at 9 weeks. Dr could only see a yolk sac.... What should i do now? I was told to remove..... :'(
Did anyone encounter this?
your gynae said no heartbeat but said only saw the sac? should be saw the baby but no heartbeat right? anw i think better seek for 2nd opinion =)
Yup i did in 1994 and 1995.It happened twice to me usually happens in first few weeks of pregnancy.Myy gyne at that time gave me a hormone shot and i was told to have complete bed rest for 4 days.At the end of 4 days they did a vaginal ultrasound and it was the same no hearbeat only sac. i removed the sac i think they call it missed abortion(procedure name).I alsso sent the sac for lab investigations to find out what was exactly wrong.I was told that there was nothing wrong and it happens to a lot of ladies(thats the bullshit they give everyone they think that that helps mask up our feelings. They can either do it via day surgery or you can be admitted for both you have to fast from 10pm(if i remember correctly).They wheel you into the operating theater and put you to sleep.you breathe in gas to sleep.Once done and you wake up you will be bleeding and may experience light pain in your stomach area and viginal area.They will keep you for observation for 2 plus hours then let you have some food.Once you eat and drink without problems(vomitting/headache) they give you a mc,some tramadol and a follow up appt.
Now comes the hard part
Stop dont fall into depresssion(From exp)
Dont blame yourself or your spouse.(If you have had this for more than 3 times they send you for testing till then its ok)
you need to take care of yourself just like you are doing confiment.
Keep occupied and stop thinking about what has been done.
DONT KEEP YOUR HUBBY AT ARMS LENGTH HE FEELS ALMOST AS ROTTEN AS you FEEL.
Take care if you urgently want a 2nd opion look forProf Kuldeep or Doc Ventura at NUH.Their scan machines are quite good and clear.Otherwise just walk into clinic G THE NURSE WILL HELP you.
Babe i can tell you all this as i have been through it and now am a mother of 2 boys one in 2008 and one in 2009.
You can still have kids ddont worry take care.
Faith, will pray for you that everything will be ok but please seek a second opinion from another doc really soon.
yup..seek for 2nd opinion..!
Yup you might feel PAINFUL in your tummy area.If you tell ppl they will say oh i had it it means your baby is growing and your womb is streching but the pain is a constant one this shows that your womb is trying to eject the sac.you might also have lots of brown staining.Its like OLD blood stains.9 weeks the doc can only see sac not inside of it.Take a 2nd opinion always.When i was preggie with no2 i was bleeding badly doc said to be prepared for miscarriage as i was bleeding for 5 mths and i was on duphastron but my miracle survived.Now he is 8 mths old.
Girls this is a hard thing to grow through and i can say i truly understand.
Last edited by vinder79; 10-05-2010 at 02:13 PM.
its always better to seek for second opinion.
Totally agree. Must seek for 2nd opinion.
My sis had the same experience. Can only c water sac, no yolk, no heart beat. (can't rem hw many wk she is in though) She was giving hormone pills and put on injections regularly. Thn she also went to chinese physician.(I went w her) Sinseh tld her to b mentally prepared as she can't really feel the baby and baby may not survive. But she was given some, medicine to make the baby n mother strong. Now her baby is stable! Thank God!
There are 2 schools of thoughts regarding this.
1. Since no heartbeat detected, do an abortion to save time.
2. Wait for a natural miscarriage to occur.
At 9weeks, the sac is still very small. Sometimes due to positioning/machine, the heartbeat may not be detected.
In fact, in US & EU, they do not do ultrasound until 20weeks detailed scans and nearing delivery to check position of fetus. Even if at 9weeks no heartbeat, they wait for a natural miscarriage, you seldom hear of D&C (the abortion procedure).
I know of other mummies from other forums who did not give up and waited for natural miscarriages, which never occurred cos in the end, they had live deliveries, not miscarriages.
Even if there's a natural miscarriage, it's nature way of ensure survival of the fittest. It does not mean you are at fault or you will not have anymore babies
Empty vessels make the most noise
Its also like, no heartbeat at 6-7weeks, had spotting...
but the scan show a tiny dot, but gynae didnt furthur explain what it is..just said no heartbeat, and baby not growing.
and he told me to do an abortion.
then i went for 2nd gynae, same ans. so got referred to Mt Alvernia. The reason is still the same.
then i went back to my gynae, and he told me cannot wait for natural miscarriage, coz it will somehow have infection and will be difficult to conceive in future.
Same thing happened to me too. 1st pregnancy miscarriage,2nd no heartbeat. Now a mother of 2. Wen I was told that there was no heartbeat, I did seek for 2nd opinion at Edinburgh clinic. Then went for d&c.
I had cramps for all my pregnancies but the one wen there was no heartbeat, I realize that my breast stopped feeling sore wen I was about 9wks preg
Yes ladies its true you must seek a 2nd opinion but dont delay 2 long cause you may get infection.When your womb ia infected you face more pain and it could lead to more medical problems.
Thanks for the the advise. I will be seeing another gynae tomorrow. Pls keep me in your prayer.
It has been a stressful week for my husband and me. This is my first pregnancy and i really cannot accept it.
look on the bright side!! will really pray for you!!! be strong and have faith okay Jiayou
yup...have faith! will pray for you too
Yes. Have faith. dont worry, everything will be fine. Pray for you.
My prayers are with you .Take care and dont worry 2 much.
I went for a 2nd scan last night. The result is the same. I will have a day surgery tomorrow morning.
Thanks for all the prayer.