I want to share my story here because this site has given me hope in times when all seem bleak. I had a miscarriage this March at 5 weeks. I didn't plan to visit the gynae so early in the pregnancy but was forced to when I started spotting and then bleeding. I didn't want to wait before trying again and quickly got pregnant again by April! Due to the previous miscarriage, the gynae has asked me to see him as soon as I'm pregnant again so he can put me on progesterone supplements.
The first scan wasn't the most ideal because the sac was irregular with two tapering ends, like an eye with no yolk sac or fetal pole. I wasn't too worried though because I thought it is still early and in my first successful pregnancy, the first scan looks something like this too. Nevertheless, Dr ordered a beta hcg test and another scan a week down the road. The beta hcg came back around 1000+.
The second scan on the other hand is terrifying! All we can see on the screen is this big empty sac. No yolk sac, no fetal pole. It has grown a little but slightly behind. The EDD went from the original 25 Dec to 29 Dec. Gynae ordered beta hcg test on that day and two days later. The results look bad. On the day of the scan, levels were around 20000 and 2 days later, it has increased by less than 10% to 29000... Gynae said the pregnancy is not likely to be viable and ordered a miscarriage profilling test and told me to go home and wait to miscarry... and come back again in 2 weeks if I haven't start bleeding.
So a few days before, the clinic has called and told me that the doctor wants to explain to me about my miscarriage profiling results. That can only mean one thing, I tested positive for something. Which kind of dashed the hopes that I have built up when no spotting occurs... Today, I went for the third scan and lo and behold, we found a fetal pole with heartbeat measuring 8 weeks! EDD is pushed to 31st Dec. I was apparently positive for some inheritable blood clotting disorder, and is now taking baby aspirin. Not completely out of the woods yet but at least, I went from "not likely to be viable" to a viable pregnancy! One thing to note is that during the two weeks waiting period, my pregnancy symptoms have started increasing. I have started feeling queasy everyday! So glad that I'm sick over something and not an empty sac!