I felt the need to share my story having poured over countless websites last week in the search for some hope and answers. On 28th May I thought I was 12 weeks pregnant and went for my routine abdominal ultrasound scan, sadly they couldn’t find anything but an empty gestational sac, measuring 19.6mm with no yolk sac and no fetal pole. The sonographer looked at me and said sorry there is no baby there but hospital protocol stated that I needed to be rescanned because the sac was just under their guidelines. (I believe the guideline states by 20mm a yolk sac and fetal pole must be seen otherwise it is a blighted ovum). They wanted me to wait two weeks for a rescan but after spending a miserable few days still feeling sick and with most of my pregnancy symptoms still apparent I called and they scheduled a rescan 7 days later last Friday, 4th June. This time I was given a transvaginal ultrasound and almost immediately I screamed as I could see the baby on the screen. The sonographer confirmed this and there was a baby with a healthy heartbeat, but only measuring 7weeks 4 days. Since the birth of my first son my periods have been very irregular and technically I didn’t actually have a period in April so I found it hard to pinpoint my dates. The sonographer was very annoyed that the week before I hadn’t been given a vaginal scan – had they performed this type of scan they would have been able to see something. I wanted to share my story as this (fingers crossed) does have a happy ending. If you are told you have an empty sac via an abdominal ultrasound and still feel pregnant then please insist on being given a transvaginal scan.