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Postby davew » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:46 pm

Thank you so much for this site! We had our first vaginal u/s yesterday at 8 weeks and the nurse practitioner said it didn't look good. She couldn't find the baby and the uterus was a strange shape. She said she'd been wrong once in ten years, but that it didn't look good. :( We were absolutely devastated. My wife cried for hours and hours. The nurse had already started to talk about a DC. But I found this site, and read hundreds of posts. Today we went and saw a professional u/s technician who did both an external and internal scan. They let me sit in the room and with the new vaginal u/s there was our baby!! My eyes immediately teared up and the technician was so nice. They are not supposed to say anything about the scan. But she told my wife to breathe in deeply to help her see the baby. Then my wife started crying too.

Things I learned:
[1] Never trust a nurse practitioner. Always get a professional u/s technician who uses the best equipment and knows how to use. Watching the difference between the two was amazing. Clearly the practitioner, even if she's done it for 10 years, really didn't know how to get the best results.
[2] Exerternal u/s requires a completely full bladder. Internal u/s works best with a completely empty bladder. The technician said this, but the nurse practitioner thought it should be a full bladder for the internal too.
[3] If you can't see the baby with an internal scan breath in as deeply as possibly and hold it. It can help reveal the baby.

Thank you so much for this site. You gave us hope!!

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Postby Kay » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:05 pm

Oh Dave, I am so happy for you and your wife. I'm a firm believer that eight weeks is just too early to scare women with the notion of blighted ovum.

I hope you let that nurse know she has now been wrong TWICE in ten years :)
To read my own Misdiagnosed Miscarriage stories:
my blighted ovum scare
Told I was miscarrying at 12 weeks

Blogging on Misdiagnosed Miscarriages
If you are being diagnosed with a blighted ovum after IVF, please take a look at this article I put together: Misdiagnosed Miscarriage After IVF
and why I just believe a blighted ovum should NOT be diagnosed before nine weeks at the earliest and the UK's new guidelines support this

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