No HeartBeat at 8weeks by SeasonedMommy1

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No HeartBeat at 8weeks by SeasonedMommy1

Postby misdiagnosed » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:59 pm

Originally posted by SeasonedMommy1 10/26/2004
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Hi, I am a mother of 4. My oldest is 21 and I have two that are 19 and Caleb who is 4 1/2. My husband and I had prayed about whether or not we should have another baby. We said we weren't sure, but that we would leave it in God's hands. Well God was quick, within the next three weeks I found out that I was pregnant. We waited until I was 6 weeks and made the apt. to see the dr. I knew exactly when I got pregnant. The doctor said I was 8 weeks and when he did the ultra sound he said, "it doesn't look good, the beat that I see I feel is your heart beat." He said I can do a D&C right now so you wont have to deal with this over the week end. (we were going away for a family trip.) I told him no, I'm fine and haveing a baby. He said I'll see you next week and we will do some more blood work and another ultra sound. We went and met my parents for lunch and told them our good news. We told his family the good news and all along I had no doubt that the baby was ok. I knew the doctor was wrong, after all we prayed about it and God gave us our answer. So the following week when we went in the doctor with much surprise in his voice said, "Hey look we have a baby." I was very bothered by his erogance the previous apt. and couldn't get out of there quick enough. I told him, "I knew there was a baby there and it is a good thing I didn't let you do a D&C." We know have a beautiful 4 year little boy who is such a joy. So for all of you who are told to have a D&C and that there is no baby, let God make that decision. Wait until there is no doubt either way. There is no exact science as to how big your baby should be at each stage. All babies are different. They never come out the same size when they are born, so how could they all be the same size at 6 or 8 or even 12 weeks. So just let go and let God.
Please feel free to email me @ tamarasmk@Hotmail.com or just post your response.
Love and blessings to all, Tamara
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Postby mizninajade911 » Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:21 pm

:hi: thank you for that hope. i was told friday that i could have a possible molar pregnancy but i am only 6 weeks. they said there was no hearbeat no baby. i feel no pain no bleeding, no real symptoms of this i just feel that im too early. i am scared to death but i prayed and put it in GODS hands. i have another appointment in exactly one hour. please pray for me. thank you i am so grateful for this story. :heart:
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Postby Lark » Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:47 pm

mizninajade911,

I'm so sorry you are going through this scare. You're right, though, 6 wks is too early to dx a m/c. Sometimes, even when our dates are right, we still ovulate a couple of days late and/or have a bit of a longer implantation. Many drs won't even do a u/s until at least 8 wks because they know we can be off by as much as two wks and the risk of a misdiagnosis is just too great with earlier u/s's. I'm praying you get good news on you u/s. Please keep us posted.

God bless

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Postby mizninajade911 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:48 am

thank u for ur prayers. i am praying for u also. unfortunately it seems in three days my hcg dropped 10,000 and still no hbt. i have no bleeding but i did start experiencing some pain yesterday. i feel that there is no hope as i saw the ultrasound myself. we could barely see or tell if there was an embryo at all. my husband and i have accepted this. but i have two children here ages 2 and 1 so i still praise God!!!! :pray:
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AWESOME!

Postby LivinOnFaith » Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:44 pm

You and I have a few things in common I think! My oldest is 22! :) My youngest is 7. Your story makes me want to jump up and down and celebrate the fact that science aint' got nuthin' on God! :)

Awesome!

I am believing for a heartbeat next Thursday so so so so so so much! Today no h/b. See my earlier post here for details - I won't bore you with it all again.

Thanks so much for sharing your story - God is so good!

God Bless you and your family!

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Re: No HeartBeat at 8weeks by SeasonedMommy1

Postby MamaChrissy » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:28 pm

As I read this post and am in the process of waiting for my next ultrasound, a tear comes down my face. I know there is a God and I pray every day for peace of mind. My doctor diagnosed me with an unhealthy pregnancy at 6w 5d because of no heartbeat. He ordered no hCG blood work, only Progesterone which was 24.53, they look for anything over 12. I understand that can't prove a healthy pregnancy, but he should have requested more tests and at least advise me to come in 2 weeks for a follow up. He only gave that as an alternative to prove his diagnosis was correct. He was very arrogant. I praise God for life everyday, and I know that if it isn't meant to be, I will miscarry. I refused the D&C and am getting a second opinion in 10 days. This is my first time pregnancy and the waiting is killing me, BUT I am asking God for patience... he is an awesome God and leave it all in His hands.

Thank you for this post, and God BLESS! E>
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Re: No HeartBeat at 8weeks by SeasonedMommy1

Postby kerrijo » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:20 pm

I'm not sure if I am posting this in the right spot but here it goes....


I went to the doctor and the vaginal US said 5 weeks but according to my lmc I could have been 8 weeks so my Dr. was already worried though I was not because I know that my cycles are irregular and the whole thing about using the lmc confuses me anyway. He had me do hcg blood work and my numbers almost doubled. They were high but he said we couldn't tell anything until my next US which I had a little over a week ago. All we found was a yolk sac and maybe part of another. It kind of looked like a smear. He said that there was no fetal pole and suggested a D&C (I'm guessing I was 7 weeks if we used the last ultra sound measurements). I went home stunned. I didn't ask enough questions and wasn't quite ready to write off my pregnancy so I cancelled the D & C and went back a week later which was Tues. He did another US and found what he thought the be a fetal pole measuring 5mm but wasn't sure. The size of my gestational sack was large and he did not see a heartbeat. Also, the 2nd yolk that seemed smeared was now a full circle. He was confused and a little excited but I could tell he was trying not to get my hopes up ( He has been my GYN/OB since highschool, I am now 34 and have 2 perfect boys that he has delivered). He sent me to a US specialist for another opinion who said that the embryo is 6mm no heartbeat and for an embryo that size there should be one. Plus my sack was too big and in an oblong shape so the pregnancy will not continue. I know that they are not confused because they did the measurements and the math and therefor determined that I have miscarried. But I am extremely confused because last week it was not a good pregnancy because there was no fetal pole, now there is but no heartbeat. They said that tissue can still continue to grow since my body still thinks that I am pregnant which again confuses me because isn't that what is supposed to happen when you are pregnant??? I'm waiting another week then I am going to get another US from somewhere else but I'm getting frustrated with the whole thing. It was so hard to hear that I was going to miscarry which I didn't expect. Then to see something that may or may not have been a baby after my dr. had already scheduled me for a D&C felt like a miracle but I was quickly let down again after the second opinion. My body still feels pregnant though the queasiness is pretty much gone but my breast continue to grow and I am tired. I guess I am just sick of being pregnant but not pregnant if the dr.s are correct and I need a little hope to get myself through. I have not found any happy endings with my exact story. I'm not counting on a miracle though I would love to have one. I need to wait this week for my own peace of mind. If the dr.s are in fact correct then my body is not wanting to let go of this pregnancy and I will need to do something to move it along. I can't do that if I can't see something that tells me it is over. Thanks for reading my story, I just wanted to share.
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Re: No HeartBeat at 8weeks by SeasonedMommy1

Postby kerrijo » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:24 pm

Well, I went to the bathroom immediately after posting and I have started to bleed. I guess I'm getting my peace of mind. I'm scared. Wish me luck.
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Re: No HeartBeat at 8weeks by SeasonedMommy1

Postby angeljh11 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:52 am

I'm sorry you are going through this. I myself am pregnant. I had been going to the doctor and each time they only saw the sac. Just yesterday I returned and finally there is a yolk and a fetal pole. As delighted as I was, still there are complications because I am spotting and there was no heartbeat.

Has your bleeding subsided? I pray for you and for all of us that are in these difficult situations.
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Re: No HeartBeat at 8weeks by SeasonedMommy1

Postby tigerlilly03 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:59 am

"All babies are different. They never come out the same size when they are born, so how could they all be the same size at 6 or 8 or even 12 weeks."

One of the most comforting things I have read so far. I hope my story has a happy ending as well.

Thank you for sharing and inspiring hope.
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Re: No HeartBeat at 8weeks by SeasonedMommy1

Postby Savannah » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:33 pm

According to my LMP I should be about 9wks. This is my second pregnancy. The first one ended in a m/c at 9wks. I had bleeding and cramping by week 6 the first time. After the first mc we were devastated. So when I went back to the gyn 10/26 I was shocked to have a positive pregnancy test only two months after. I went in last week for my first u/s, once again they saw an empty sac. It broke our hearts to have to see another empty sac. As much as it hurt, I truly believe there's a baby growing in there this time. I have no pains & no bleeding. I haven't had too many ofthe pregnancy symptoms, just the tiredness & bathroom runs which if on & off from week to week. I went I'm for a follow up on 11/28 and still they see just an empty sac. I had some bleeding after the trans vag & I believer it was because they were just probing it around trying to find something. That bleeding only lasted about 30 mins. Otherwise, I've been fine still no pain. The doc was asking about scheduling me got a d&c. Me & my husband decided against it. We strongly believe theres a baby in there somewhere. Tomorrow I go in for my hcg results to find out if there going up or down. I'm praying they're going up. We are leaving this in gods hands. I believe everything will be ok. I am happy I've made it this far with no pains or bleeding. Whatever god decides, I love this baby so much more than I can express.
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Re: No HeartBeat at 8weeks by SeasonedMommy1

Postby lac » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:57 pm

Hi Savannah,

I´m sorry to hear about the space you in for the second time round. I truly hope that you are able to expereience the joy of carrying your baby full term and delivering a healthy baby. I find myself in a similar situation to you and am truly heart broken. I should be almost 10 weeks but have been for 3 u/s in the passed 3 weeks which have in summary pretty much said the same thing: my pregnancy is not a viable one, my baby has not developed, there is no heartbeat, its a matter of time before i miscarry. I dont have any pain or bleeding and find myself holding on (pardon the pun) "for dear life" to the possibility that i may have been misdiagnosed, possibly because I have a tilted uterus and i will go on to have my baby. As I write this, i am in a waiting period for as the doctor said "the miscarraige process to happen naturally". I have decided not to have a D&C. Interestingly enough none of the docs i´ve seen have done HCG testing. I just wanted to share my pain with many other woman I believe are going through the same or similar thing.
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Re: No HeartBeat at 8weeks by SeasonedMommy1

Postby nicolekaminsky » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:10 pm

Hi LAC,
My husband and I have 6 children and a few months ago found out we were expecting our 7th child. Today we went for our first appointment which we thought we were about 13 weeks. (didn't go to the doctors right away because of insurance reasons) They said the baby was measuring about 11 weeks but they could not find a heartbeat. We are going for another ultrasound on Monday for a 2nd opinion. We are not satisfied with taking their word for it and know that God can make miracles happen. With all 6 pregnancies, I never had any complications during the pregnancy or delivery...all 6 healthy children so we are truly blessed. As you can imagine this has come to big shock to us.

I was trying to find a story similar to our own and I came across to your story. I was just wondering how your pregnancy turned out and if you had the baby or miscarried naturally. We wan't to wait and we really don't want to do a d & c if if comes to it. We would rather wait for it to naturally happen.

Thanks for your encouragement and we hope and pray that you and your family are ok now!

Thank you and God Bless!
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Re: No HeartBeat at 8weeks by SeasonedMommy1

Postby at31890 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:47 am

Hi, my wife and I are currently going through the worst time of our lives. Yesterday we went to do our first ultrasound, and we were told by the technician that our baby had no heart beat and was measuring 7 weeks and 3 days. The baby is supposed to be 8 weeks. Her doctor gave us a few options and recommended a D/c. When we got home, we found this site and decided to go back and cancel the D/c, we went to get a 2nd opinion and get another ultrasound done last night, and we received the same results. The technician told us it's a "spontaneous" abortion and that if the baby doesn't have a heartbeat by 6 weeks, there is no chance. My wife has shown no signs of a miscarriage and we are both completely devastated. This is supposed to be our first baby, and he is wanted so much! We just can't let go and reading some of your stories has given us hope. Please, if any of you truly believe there is a chance, let us know.....we are so confused, on one hand we are considering the d/c but a part of us wants to wait and see if a heart beat can be heard in another week...the baby would be 9 weeks...the doctor said that doing so would risk an infection and having a miscarriage occur naturally at home....
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Re: No HeartBeat at 8weeks by SeasonedMommy1

Postby TiChSk » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:58 pm

I'm going through something similar, so this board has helped alleviate a smidge of the distress I've felt since my appointment this morning.

I had an ultrasound done on 4/5/12. The embryo measured 6w 2d and the doctor ("Dr. C") 'thought' she saw a heartbeat, but wasn't quite sure so she ordered another U/S for today. I went in at 8:45am and my actual doctor wasn't there. Being out on delivery, they had some other tech who was nothing short of cold. When she told me that the baby had no heartbeat and I asked what she meant, she just kept repeating herself. Today the baby only measured 6w 4d (6 days after my last U/S), yet the gestational sac measured 7w 1d - exactly where it should measure.

Finally after a few minutes of me staring at the screen in confusion, she threw her gloves in the trash and walked out, telling me harshly to get dressed and head to another room to wait for the Nurse Practitioner. I waited for over 20 minutes and did a bunch of researching on my phone about misdiagnosed miscarriages. Before the NP even opened her mouth, I demanded another U/S for next week. She granted me my request, but still went on with the options of the D&C or a pill to push the miscarriage along. I asked for an HCG test and she replied with "It's pointless."

My doctor called later in the afternoon giving me the same bruhaha. She was so 'final' about it, just like her NP and the ultrasound tech woman. When I asked her the percentage of patients that she could see a heartbeat at 6 weeks, she replied with "100% of them." I call BS. That's a bold statement for pregnancies differing from one person to the next. Science says otherwise, too. When I asked about the HCG levels test, she claimed that it wouldn't say anything this early on other than me having an ectopic or uterine pregnancy, which she already knows it's uterine. Um...what? Science doesn't agree and neither do half a million other women I've read about in similar situations.

Funny thing is that I had surgery in 2009 to remove a cyst from my ovary (which dissolved right before the surgery took place). My doctor back then confirmed I had a tilted uterus (which makes it more difficult to see a heartbeat this early). But Dr. C said last week, at the U/S, that my uterus is fine and isn't tilted. How could that be - that surgery (of all invasive procedures) would determine I have a tilted uterus and this new doc says I don't just by the Ultrasound?

Bottom line is that I'm getting a second opinion. I have a new doctor lined up and just have to get my records over to her. The receptionist/scheduler heard my story and couldn't believe Dr. C's "100% of my patients show a heartbeat at 6 weeks" statement, nor could she understand why they refused my request for an HCG levels test.

As of this evening and before, I've had zero miscarriage symptoms. My temperature hasn't increased or decreased (consistent, but slightly raised to 99.5, which is normal elevation for a pregnancy). I still have all the symptoms of being pregnant, so the 2nd opinion is completely necessary. I refuse to believe a pompous doctor that refuses a simple test when I ask for it.

Some doctors just suck. They can go through 20 years of school and keep up to date on everything, but retaining the information and practicing good medicine is a completely different story half the time. So hopefully this new "Dr. O" will have a better bedside manner, be a little more cognitive and will make me feel like she knows what she's talking about.

Right now it's just a 'hurry up and wait' kind of game that's driving me up the wall!
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Re: No HeartBeat at 8weeks by SeasonedMommy1

Postby laudersnail » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:32 pm

hi everyone, I'm pretty sure I'm not posting this in the right spot but i just need some advice asap please!

So here is what has happened so far. My bf and I had sex on 2/4, 2/23, 3/1 & 3/15. The only method of birth control that was used was withdrawal, which I know isn't a great method...Now I usually have my period the first day of each month, my last period was March 1st but it wasn't that heavy at all and was quite short, but I suspected it was due to the fact that I got my period right after we had sex.

I was waiting for my period to come around April 1st, but it never came. So I scheduled a dr.'s appointment on 4-5 to confirm my suspicions of being pregnant. I took 2 pregnancy tests at a health center and they immediately showed up as positive. On 4-10, I went back to the same health center and they performed an abdominal and a vaginal ultrasound. They looked and could not find the baby or hear a heartbeat, and they said I should be around 4-5 weeks pregnant...They did see a gestational sac though in my uterus but it was very tiny and empty....less than 4mm I think they said

I'm going back there in 2 weeks but does that mean I was pregnant and miscarried and now I am just waiting for the sac to pass through...?

Also, they took note that if i conceived on 2-4 or 2-23, the dates don't add up and the sac is too tiny for me to be that far along so they said that i conceived last month probably on 3-15, but even then the dates do not add up and the sac is too tiny for me to be that far along.

I'm just really worried, I've been reading some stories and it says the heartbeat can't be heard until at least 6-8 weeks...? I don't think i can wait that long; this is torte waiting to hear.

My dr. also said that she isn't expecting to see anything next time.... help please!
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Re: No HeartBeat at 8weeks by SeasonedMommy1

Postby TiChSk » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:03 pm

Pinpointing the exact date of conception is nearly impossible.

My last period started on 2/3, so my doc kept questioning how right I was because I "should be" 10 weeks along by now. Untrue since my periods weren't regular and the only dates I could have conceived were 2/10, 2/11 or 2/18. She kept questioning me today as well. But really, dating of conception is *not* an exact science.

I've read a plethora of information and sometimes the fetal pole can't be seen until 5 weeks and even 6. There's a lot of different factors, such as the experience of the ultrasound tech, the equipment that was used (older equipment wears out), your body type and so on.

Unfortunately, like me needing a second opinion - you'll have to wait it out. People keep telling me to 'keep my head up' and to think positive thoughts. I know how hard that is so I won't tell you the same thing.

Cross your fingers and wait it out is all I can advise out at the moment. Say some prayers if that helps. It's still way too early to tell anything, especially if you're only about 3-4 weeks along.

:)
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Re: No HeartBeat at 8weeks by SeasonedMommy1

Postby JacQUelineLove » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:34 pm

Hello (: I am measuring 8 weeks with no heartbeat and due to my calculations should be 10 weeks. I've had a miscarriage in the past and I'm so so scared right now. I already love this baby more then anything and I have not been hurting or bleeding nothing. So if anyone would pray for me and my little one quick when they read this whenever they read it (: I believe god has no time limits for prayer he knows the future and hears future prayers if the makes any sense. Thank you so much :) this post has given me hope so thank you so very much. (:
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Re: No HeartBeat at 8weeks by SeasonedMommy1

Postby Kay » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:33 pm

Praying for you Jacqueline. Please, keep us updated on you!
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my blighted ovum scare
Told I was miscarrying at 12 weeks

Blogging on Misdiagnosed Miscarriages
If you are being diagnosed with a blighted ovum after IVF, please take a look at this article I put together: Misdiagnosed Miscarriage After IVF
and why I just believe a blighted ovum should NOT be diagnosed before nine weeks at the earliest and the UK's new guidelines support this


This post is for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace information given by your physician but rather intended to supplement that information.
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Re: No HeartBeat at 8weeks by SeasonedMommy1

Postby AngieDorsett » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:47 pm

Hi lady's I'm new. I was told of a missed miscarriage on Monday oct 7 2013 I was supposed to be 8 weeks and 4 days. I had a ultrasound done that day and the doc said the baby stopped growing at 6 weeks and that it had no heartbeat. I have a appt. tomorrow a week exactly to double check. I wasn't having any symptoms at all! Until Saturday night I had very bad back pain I couldn't sleep due to the pain. It was bearable tho. I didn't cry nor wake up my husband. But this morning I started having mild more like uncomfortable cramps. I also have a pinkish very light pinkish taint after I wipe to pee. My question is do I still have hopes of this being a viable pregnancy? Or should I give up hope? Are these clear cut signs of a miscarriage?? My husband wants me to have a D&C tmrw after the confirm to us that there is no heartbeat. I think my dates might be off by two weeks I should be around 7 weeks right now. Should I stay my ground about waiting more time?? Or just get it over with?? I'm scared to make a terrible mistake! !!!!HELP PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP!!!!
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