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Fertility, Miscarriage & IVF Support by MamaBe
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Baby measuring 5 weeks at 8 week scan

We've been through 2 rounds of IVF and just before we were due to start our third we got our bfp.

I booked in for a scan at 8 weeks just to check everything was ok and the sonographer has said he could see a yolk sac and a tiny baby but its size was as it should be at 5 weeks and not 8 and he couldnt see a heart beat.

He asked me repeatedly if my dates could be wrong and whilst i know when my last period was this was one of the only months i didnt track ovulation. Im absolutely devastated.

I have to wait 2 weeks for another scan and if there is no growth it will be confirmed as a missed miscarriage as iv had no bleeding or miscarriage signs at all.

This two weeks is the hardest thing iv had to go through. Im trying to prepare for the worst but every now and then a "what if everything is ok" thought pops into my head and its torture.

My pregnancy symptoms seem to come and go but honestly i cant tell anymore if iv morning sickness or im sick from the stress. I cant even take comfort from pregnancy symptoms because of course ill still have them if its a missed miscarriage

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Hi hun, I had the same happen to me a few days ago. I had my 7 week scan on Wednesday and they said they could see the sac, but there was no heart beat. My sac only measured at 5 weeks, so it looks like it stopped growing then. I had an medicated FET, so there was no chance that my dates could have been wrong, so I have been told to stop the drugs and prepare for a miscarriage, which I am still waiting to have. I'm hoping there is some radical growth for your baby and at your next scan you see a heart beat, but you need to prepare yourself just incase. Prepare yourself mentally and emotionally as we've been through so much, but this is something that you still might need to deal with . .big hugs xx

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I'm so sorry to read you are going this , especially when we have to go through such a journey to even get our positive . I had similar to you , measuring 5 weeks and 7 week scan . I also had to wait nearly two weeks, without a doubt the hardest two weeks of my life😪😪 like the others have said , hope for the best but do prepare for the worst. Sending you all my love xx


Thanks for the replies. It was confirmed as a missed miscarriage on Monday. We are devastated and although i had tried to prepare for the worst there was always a glimmer of hope which meant i didnt fully accept it.

Im being admitted to hospital on Saturday for medical management and i hope once thats done it will be over and i can start to look forward

Im sorry that youve also had to go through this. Youd think after all we'd been through our time for happiness would be when we saw the two lines on the pregnancy stick. Life can be so cruel


Sending you lots of love Sara. Xxxx


I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine how painful it feels.

I'm new in this forum and I'm facing something similar. I've been reading lots of similar stories as well. It just seems so unfair!

However we have to keep on trying and seeing other options. There is still hope.

You are a very strong woman!

I wish you good luck and I hope your dream of having a baby will come true!


Sending you lots of love over the next few days , it's so tough X

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My heart is bleeding for my Darling Daughter who found out only a few short weeks ago that she was going to be a Mamma'.. Today was her 7 week Scan and they couldn't find a heartbeat.. Bubbee'' measured at 7 weeks & 1 day today but that measurement should have already been reached a week ago according to my daughters dates.. They did ask if her dates could be wrong and have scheduled another Scan for 2 weeks telling her that she's in 'a grey area' at the moment..I feel so much heartache for my precious girl and know these next 2 weeks will probably be the hardest, most painful days she will ever experience.. My babee girl needs to hear of hopes and miracles coming true from other Mama's that have gone on to have their Bubbee's.. I know the odds don't stack well today but I'm really really wishing with all my heart there are a few 'Darling..Precious..Daughters' out there (just like mine) who can share their own miracle with me after finding themselves in the same devastating place..Hope is needed today and I do believe with all my heart that 'hope' does give us 'little miracles' from time to time..🙏🏻❤️✨❤️🙏🏻..doesn't it?? 😢


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