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Should I have an early dating scan - pregnancy after miscarriage?
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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.
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