My Name is Sarah.
I recently had IVF which was successful luckily.
Last Thursday I went for my viability scan at 7 weeks at the ivf clinic, which is to determine wether I am still pregnant and that it’s not ectopic etc.
The nurse carried out the scan transvaginally, she congratulated us that she could see one heartbeat but she was concerned as she could see a black blob just above the foetus. She thought maybe it was a blood clot.
She got in another nurse to carry out another scan who also was concerned so she referred to me to the IVF doctor.
He carried out another transvaginal scan, who advised me that he was 90% sure that I had a conjoined twin, where one was alive and one was dead. He advised me that soon the alive one would die or I would have to have a termination.
He referred me that day to my local EPU unit in the afternoon for a rescan and possibly to book me in for a termination.
At the EPU the sonographer advised me she could only see one foetus which was of healthy size. We were obviously confused as earlier that day we had three scans by different people who could all see a black blob.
She then decided to get another sonographer in to rescan, who also confirmed only one healthy foetus. They said the measurements they were measuring were longer than that of the IVF clinic.
We came out feeling rather confused so I decided to make an appointment the following day at the London fetal medicine clinic in Harley street for another scan.
They performed an external ultrasound, took lots of various scans and also confirmed just one foetus!
Some people will think I should just believe them, but part of me feels what did the ivf clinic see? And what happens if I get to my 12 weeks scan and I’m told I do have a dead conjoined twin?
I’m just worried, and need reassurance really....