After trying on our own for 4 years this was our first ivf with icsi and everything seemed to be going so well.
6wks2day u/s showed a flicker/fast heartbeat and everything "looked great" but last 11 days later on Monday 22 March 2010 at our u/s there was a "nice big yolk sac" etc but the baby wasn't the 'right size', only measured 6 wks 1 day and no heartbeat. The doctor told us it was not viable and we should either wait for a natural miscarriage or they recommended D&C.
So they referred us to the miscarriage clinic but said that I'll have an appointment the next week and then the actual d&c the day after that.
The worst thing was I was still having morning sickness and all the other sxs and my betas are still going up steadily. I went for another beta two days after the 'bad scan' (8 weeks) and it went up to 122000 from 77000 just 5 days prior. When the nurse phoned with the results she just said "it doesn't change anything" and started talking about our options again for d&c.
So Monday 29 March I went to the assessment. I knew something wasn't right and told them I needed to have peace of mind and wanted another scan. They were very supportive and booked me in for the next day at the hospital.
I lay on the bed and told the radiographer that we were only going to be confirming the worst... next thing out of her mouth was "Oh no we're not there's a beautiful baby there with a heartbeat!"
Measuring a day ahead at 9wks1day waving at me and hiccuping away was our baby! The radiographer was amazed at how anyone could have missed it.
If I had just gone along with the doctors my baby would have been killed. AND this was supposed to be the leading fertility doctor in our country!!!
Girls ALWAYS get a second opinion, get a third if you need to, just be sure before you make any decisions about a miscarriage.
The week I thought that the baby had died was the worst of my life, I can't begin to explain the grief, I wouldn't wish that on anyone.
23 Feb Beta #1 11dp3dt = 246,
27 Feb Beta #2 15dp3dt = 1646,
3 Mar Beta #3 19dp3dt = 8963,
11 Mar Beta #4 30dpo = 30,900,
11 Mar u/s 1 bean with h/b!, measured perfectly a 6wk2days
19 Mar Beta #5 = 77,894
22 Mar - u/s told "non viable" angel baby measuring 2 weeks behind at 6wk1day, no heartbeat.
25 Mar Beta #5 = 122,900,
30 Mar - u/s Healthy Bean measuring 9wk1day, heartbeat and hiccups!