Jump to content
Should I have an early dating scan - pregnancy after miscarriage?
10 replies to this topic
Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:36 PM
I had a miscarriage at 9 weeks late November. I started bleeding at 7 week, had one ultrasound begining of week (external) and one at the end of the week (internal) and we saw a heartbeat at both and thought everything was fine.
Now 4 weeks pregnant. First appointment with midwife will be at 16 weeks pregnant. First scan will be the combined NT scan and bloods.
One on hand I will only believe everything's ok at 12 weeks but on the other hand I want some reassurance everything is fine. BUT last time we saw a heartbeat and thought everything was fine.
Do you think I should go for an early dating scan? What would you do.
If it makes any difference I'm having exactly the same pregnancy symptoms that I did with DS. Last pregnancy I hardly 'felt pregnant' if that makes sense.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:48 PM
This pregnancy, after missed MC of my first...I got a dating scan at 6 weeks (honestly wasn't sure of my dates). I then had a 12 week scan. I found that while the 6 week one was great for seeing bub and all, it wasn't much of a reassurance...the 12 week one on the other hand was very reassuring and made me feel so much more confident.
That's my own experience...next time if I know my dates, I'll prob not bother pushing a scan before 12 weeks.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:51 PM
Yes I would get one for reassurance. it's standard for IVF to have a viability scan but it made me feel so much better, especially after m/cs
Go late 7 to8 weeks to make sure you can see the HB.
Good luck !
Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:54 PM
I'd have one, it can't hurt but can set your mind at rest. And the less stress the better!
Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:49 PM
I had a missed mc in NOvember at 9 weeks (discovered at 12w) as well and now am nearly 6 weeks. I had a scan last time at 6w 4d with a heart beat (relatvely slow though 101bpm) but in in the end like with you it didnt mean anything to see a heart beat.
My GP told me that MC rate with a heartbeat after 8 weeks is only 1.5% And she referred me for a scan which I book in for at 8w4d... I guess it will be a little reassuring but 12 weeks will be the major reassurance, Still I wouldnt want to miss the early scan and it cuts down the waiting time
Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:50 PM
I always have a viability scan at 8/9 weeks, i would be going with that.
Edited by Divine53, 24 February 2012 - 01:55 PM.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:42 PM
I miscarried at 11 weeks, so when I fell pregnant the 2nd time, I had an early scan at 9w2d which gave me much needed peace of mind.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:02 PM
I'm in the same position as you, I also had a miscarriage last November at 9 weeks after seeing the heartbeat at 7 weeks. I am not having an early scan this time, there is no point because it is just a myth that seeing a heartbeat means everything is ok - we both know that now. As my doctor always says having the scan or not having the scan won't change the outcome. I just know for me an early scan won't give me peace of mind this time
Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:13 PM
While seeing a healthy scan won't guarantee everything is fine (I learnt that the hard way...) If it will make you stress a little less, have an early scan.
After a MMC at 10.5 weeks and an early miscarriage at 5 weeks, my last pregnancy I was a wreck with fear from before the BFP! I had a viability scan at 7 weeks (IVF standard) then 2 more with my OB at 8.5 and 10 weeks.
It's isn't a myth that a heartbeat eans everything will be OK, but it is a milestone that shows a reduced risk. At the 8.5 weeks scan my OB reassured me that at that point the risk of miscarriage, even with my history was ALMOST 0. She was getting very excited for me at that point! Those early scans (and my amazing OB) helped me get through the first trimester with a lot less fear and stress than I would have had without them..
Next time will be a different story. I know I'll end up having at least 2 or 3 scans, but I'll be a mess walking into the NT scan - I am yet to have a good one.... so I think I'll need reassurance frequently up until at least the morph scan!
Good luck OP - I really do hope this is it for you!
Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:13 PM
Thanks everyone for your replies. I've chatted to DH and we're going to have an early dating scan/viability scan at around 8 - 9 weeks. That way it's not such a long wait till 12 week scan and will give us some reassurance that everything is progressing well. Now to wait another 4 week so we can go.
3 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 3 guests, 0 anonymous users
Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.
When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.
You imagine that everyone is thinking badly of you, and you tell yourself you have to keep trying. Even though you are in an impossible situation, you still won't give yourself a break.
It starts out innocently enough, but soon Scarlett-Rose Davis is letting loose with an emphatic swearword.
A team of Australia fertility experts has advocated legalising commercial surrogacy.
News that a giant panda was pregnant prompted much excitement, but it appears there were never any cubs on the way.
When writing her birth plan, Simone Pavil included an item most women wouldn?t even think about: what should happen if she was put on life support. The mum had the potentially fatal condition placenta accreta.
In the midst of the early parenting years, our bodies and minds can seemingly be overtaken by our offspring. How can we balance our need for personal space with the needs of our children?
The words "spontaneous abortion" on the hospital paperwork really got to me. My baby died; I didn't spontaneously decide to abort him.
Watch some of the classic Australian ads of the 80s, 90s and 00s, and remember the catchphrases and jingles we all used to know so well ...
For and against
Many were quick to condemn Beyonce and Jay Z after appearing on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards with their two-year-old daughter, but others thought it was a sweet family moment. What do you think?
Two-year-old girl Eva Ness was left with a black eye and bite marks on her face and body after an altercation with an older child at a health club's child-minding facilities. Now her parents are calling for the centre to be closed.
Manipulating rosters, coordinating 'conjugal' visits, working on site with your partner; getting pregnant can prove stressful for FIFO workers.
Most parents know their child's carseat is not always squeaky clean, but they might not realise just how dirty it really is.
Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years.
We?ve seen some memorable time-lapse pregnancy and birth announcement videos before. Now one new couple has taken it to the extreme, capturing it all in just a six-second Vine video.
Celebrity mum-to-be Sonia Kruger has spoken candidly about using donor eggs and IVF to fall pregnant at age 48.
When it comes to getting dressed, my three-year-old has only one criterion: ?I don?t want to look beautiful.? And now I've worked out why.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Top 5 Articles
Testing ?no more tears? shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they?re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.
Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.
As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.
Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.
The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.
Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.
Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.
A baby's tragic death in a family daycare centre has underlined a need for better licensing laws in the US.
We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)
Mind, body, beauty, life
We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.