It has been so helpful reading everyone's stories here and I never would have thought to get another ultrasound if it wasn't for this website-so THANK YOU ALL!!!
I just wanted to share my story. I began having some spotting at approx 5-6 weeks. It was mostly brown, some small clots. I was reassured that this was normal, but still worried as this is my first pregnancy. The spotting began to occur daily and seemed to be getting worse. I finally got in for an ultrasound. According to my LMP, the ultrasound (transvaginal) was done at 7 weeks, one day. It showed an empty gestational sac (no yolk sac, no baby, no fetal pole-completely empty). The sac was also considered rather large and the OB said given its size, at least something should have been seen. We took into account that I ovulated about 4 days later than expected in my cycle-but still hope was minimal. I was shocked and very upset, but wanted to be realistic. The OB diagnosed a blighted ovum and gave me info to schedule a D & C.
Even though I just wanted this nightmare to be over, I waited a few days to let everything sink in before scheduling the procedure. I started doing some research and came across this website. I read so many stories similar to mine. I decided to get one last ultrasound 2 days before I had my D and C scheduled. This was done at 8 weeks, one day. Well, my husband, the u/s tech, and I were surprised to find a baby with a healthy heartbeat!!! The baby measured 7 weeks 6 days!!! In case you are wondering, my uterus is not retroverted. The ultrasound did show what appears to be another sac-possibly a vanishing twin. It is unclear whether that empty sac was the one visualized at the last u/s and not the other one with baby, or if the last ultrasound had just been too early to see the baby.
I never would have thought to get one last ultrasound if it was not for this website! Thank you to all the ladies here who shared their stories and saved my baby! I hope this gives hope to some of you out there. I wish you all the best...