Thursday, May 13, 2010

5wk6d vs 6wk1d

I had an ultrasound on Tuesday and the tech dated my pregnancy based on my lmp which made me 5wk6d. She scanned my stomach and I could see the gestational sac but not really anything in it. Then I went to bathroom and came back and she did an internal ultrasound. I was on pins and needles waiting to see that little flicker of a beating heart. Instead, all I could see was almost like a little shadow inside the sac. She said that it was the yolk sac and when I asked where the baby was she said she couldn't see one but that everything looked good for how far along I was.

From what I've read it would be normal to not see a fetal pole prior to the 6th week of pregnancy. That should put my mind at ease. However, a few things are causing me concern. First, that if I date my pregnancy by when I ovulated (of which I am certain of the date) I am really 6wk1d, not 5wk6d. Also, my beta at 21dpo was 2,048 so assuming it continued to double normally my beta would have been over 10,000 at the time of the ultrasound. At 10,000 a fetal pole AND heart beat are expected to be seen. Ugh.

I go back on Tuesday for another ultrasound. Please, please, please let there be a little baby with a strongly beating heart.

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