Hi all! I told myself I wanted to come back and post my story because it helped me so much to read this site when I was waiting waiting waiting, but I only remembered tonight because now my best friend is going through the same thing. I remember how desperately I searched the internet looking for good news.. did anyone out there get told there was no baby at six weeks only to end up with a healthy pregnancy? The answer is yes, and I am proof.
At my six week ultrasound, my midwife looked concerned. All of a sudden she wasn't her happy, congratulatory self. I immediately panicked and asked her what was wrong, and she told me that while she could see the sack, she couldn't see a baby.
That was the first time I'd heard of a blighted ovum, and I was so scared and sad. She told me to come back in a week for a better ultrasound, but they couldn't fit me in for two weeks! Those were terrible weeks.. scouring the internet for any hope, wondering what had gone wrong with my lucky pregnancy.
After two weeks I had basically accepted that we were losing the baby. I must confess I wasn't doing as well on my pregnancy diet as I should have been. And I was looking ahead with dread at a possible D&C since I hadn't started spotting at all.
But when I went in to radiology for an ultrasound, the technician laughed. "six weeks is too early!" she said. and as she moved the want over my belly, I saw it too--a tiny fetus. Today, I am 13 weeks pregnant with a normal pregnancy that I'm thankful for every day.
I wanted to come back and post this to give you the kind of hope that you gave me during my two dark weeks, and also to make sure that other women know that it's not over if the sonogram doesn't show a baby early in the pregnancy. Please, please wait and go back in a few more weeks no matter what your doctor says. And take comfort in the fact that not all of these stories have a sad ending.