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The glimmer of hope was real!!!

I can't believe it but today we saw a heartbeat!!!

I'm still in complete denial and absolutely terrified. Have never got this far before. My husband can't stop smiling at me which is freaking me out.

After the scan last week at 6+3 showing a completely empty sac and being told I would start bleeding soon, to the EPU trying to book me in for a D&C straightaway - to say its been a rollercoaster is a massive understatement.

Still so far to go and still brown spotting but there is a small amount of blood around the sac that we know about. Recommended that I rescan next week (which still scares me) and due to see the Obstetrician this week anyway as was pre-booked due to my ancient age!

Thank you so much to all you ladies for your support. As always you've been amazing.

x

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Amazing news Mantaray75 - everything crossed that little fighter keeps on going! Xxx

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wow!! That's amazing! I've been waiting for your update and had no idea whether it would be happy or sad. So glad to read this!! I presume the bleeding is from the embryo that didn't implant? at least you will be closely monitored now so you should get reassurance hopefully. Congratulations!!! Xxx

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Amazing news, really happy for you xxx

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Hi Mantaray75. Well done you - and your little "bean". Now you know why I always liked the first scan to be done at 7/40wks and not 6/40wks. Fingers crossed all continues to progress. Diane

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Omg Mantaray that is amazing news, I am over the moon for you both xxx

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Oh that is wonderful!!!!

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Ah, that's wonderful news! Hold on to that hope!! xx

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That’s brilliant news! Best wishes for the rest of your pregnancy

Jx

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Great news! I hope everything is okay xx

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Yayayayayayayay. Brilliant news. Keep the faith! Must have been so amazing to see the little flickering dot! Xx

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Yay xxxx

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Yesss!!! I told youbyonhang onto that hope!! This is amazing news im so happy this has turned around for you 😍😘💓

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so pleased for u my dear! keeping everything crossed for you x

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Well done you for getting through a very tough time! So pleased for you about getting the heartbeat - must have been amazing!! Best wishes for your next scan - not surprised your hubby is grinning from ear to ear! 🙌 💛 xxx

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This truly awesome news! I’m so thrilled for you! So glad you stuck to your guns & didn’t get badgered by EPU. From what I’ve read lots of women don’t get a heartbeat detected till 7 weeks or so, 6 weeks seems very early to do a a scan. Hope you can enjoy being pregnant now ❤️❤️❤️ xoxo

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Amazing news! 😃 Everything crossed the pregnancy continues well xx

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Oh wow - I’m so pleased for you! This is amazing news xxxx fingers crossed for the rest of your pregnancy 🤞🏼 sending lots of love 💕

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Ahhhh, this is such good news! 😊 xx

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Aww, thank God. That's real good news from you. Praying baby stays put and have a live birth. Wishing you well with the rest of the journey.

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Such good news!! Good luck for the remainder of the journey xx

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Wow, congratulations! Such great news after everything you’ve been through. Wishing you the best of luck from now on! x

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Ahhhh this is fab news, been looking out for your update. Congrats on your little fighter ❤️❤️xx

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Wow amazing so pleased xxx

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Yaaaaayyyy!! So, so, so happy for you! I know it’s difficult to get excited, but your little foetus has got this far against the odds, so it’s clearly a strong one! 😊 Congratulations to you both! xx

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Great news! Another hurdle out of the way. I hope everything continues to go well for you

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Absolutely amazing news. What a journey!!!! Xxxx

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I’m so pleased to be reading this. It’s such a positive thing. I hope to see more from you soon xx

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Hell yeah!!

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Fantastic! So thrilled for you.xx

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This is amazing news 😍 xx

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Aww... this is amazing news!! So, so chuffed for you 💕 xx

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Woo hoo!

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Fab news...

Glad you followed that deep down feeling!! X

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So thrilled to see this! Fingers crossed your little one keeps growing strong. Keep us updated :)

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Aww I’m so pleased 💕

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Amazing..keep believing..much love xx

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So happy for you my dear! 😀

Keeping everything crossed 🤞

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Delighted for you!!!! Wonderful news! Enormous congrats! Wishing you a healthy and happy remainder of pregnancy. Xo

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So happy for you both!! Take care xx

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Oh I nearly missed this update Mantaray....too busy with the MIL visiting! Im so delighted for you both, this is just wonderful news! Yippeeeee.xxx

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Congratulations. So pleased Is was good news for you. x

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Wow! That's amazing to hear, stay strong mini Mantaray! Xx

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Hi mantaray.....thanks for ur supporting reply in my post....jst saw ur post with a successful story...I wanted to ask did u feel the heart beat of ur baby before u came to know the heartbeat on the scan ??

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No, it was a complete shock that there was a heartbeat. I don’t think you would ever ‘feel’ the heartbeat and won’t feel the baby moving until much later on. It was more that my hcg was rising properly (although this can happen with a blighted ovum). I just didn’t feel it was 100% so didn’t want to go ahead with the d&c until I was sure. How are you doing at the moment? X

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And how many weeks wer u exactly when u saw ur baby's heart beat.....and did u have cramp???

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Feeling pregnant....have slight cramps not much symptoms ....but my blood work has come negative but they saw a gestational sac in the scan so they are confused....and iam devastated..... Doctor said if blood is negative I shouldn't have any sac but I do.....iam really hoping it jst works and develop a cute lil one on my next scan....plss do pray....

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I had a large bleed at 6 weeks without cramps. At 6+3 there was an empty irregular sac which I was told was non viable. A week later we got the heartbeat.

I had the odd fleeting cramp as things were stretching but not like the painful cramps I had when I miscarried.

When they say your bloods were negative what do they mean? If the hcg is dropping then that isn't a good sign. If hcg isn't even detected then I'm not sure how there could be a pregnancy sac.

When is your scan? Everything crossed for you. x

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Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy. Congratulations xx

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