Small at 7 weeks- any advice much appreciated

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qita71
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Small at 7 weeks- any advice much appreciated

Post by qita71 » Sun May 22, 2011 11:37 am

Hi all

I am just back from my second scan. According to my clinic I should be 7 weeks today, however, the measurements are that of a 6 week 2 day baby. We heard the heartbeat- it was 109/110bpm which the clinic seemed happy with. I am to wait another week and go back for another scan. Having previously miscarried at 7 weeks what I was told was a baby that was measuring slightly small I am pretty scared. Think I am going to take it very easy this week, no walks or anything.

Can anyone give me any advice or share any similar experiences?

Many thanks in advance,

Mairi Anne
Me 39 DH 35
March 2010: m/c
IVF 1: Jan 2011- BFN
IVF 2: Feb 2011- cancelled
IVF 3: BFP! 14dpo- 65.5 (but residue of hcg booster), 16 dpo- 93, 20 dpo- 387, 23 dpo 1,236

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Re: Small at 7 weeks- any advice much appreciated

Post by qita71 » Sun May 22, 2011 12:06 pm

PS I have been put on prednisolone and innohep for the next 7 days (as well as the usual progesterone and oestrogen tablets).
Me 39 DH 35
March 2010: m/c
IVF 1: Jan 2011- BFN
IVF 2: Feb 2011- cancelled
IVF 3: BFP! 14dpo- 65.5 (but residue of hcg booster), 16 dpo- 93, 20 dpo- 387, 23 dpo 1,236

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Re: Small at 7 weeks- any advice much appreciated

Post by joyanna » Mon May 23, 2011 1:40 pm

Hello qita71

So sorry to read your post- it is hard waiting till the next scan but I think it is good that the baby's heartbeat is strong. I don't have any directly similiar experience to share with you but I just wanted to share with you that my clinic does use extra meds such as steroids, heparin + aspirin and and in some cases they give hcg injections to support pregnancies that are measuring slightly behind.

Take it easy this week and you are in my prayers.

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Re: Small at 7 weeks- any advice much appreciated

Post by qita71 » Mon May 23, 2011 3:50 pm

joyanna wrote:Hello qita71

So sorry to read your post- it is hard waiting till the next scan but I think it is good that the baby's heartbeat is strong. I don't have any directly similiar experience to share with you but I just wanted to share with you that my clinic does use extra meds such as steroids, heparin + aspirin and and in some cases they give hcg injections to support pregnancies that are measuring slightly behind.

Take it easy this week and you are in my prayers.
Your prayers are appreciated :)
Me 39 DH 35
March 2010: m/c
IVF 1: Jan 2011- BFN
IVF 2: Feb 2011- cancelled
IVF 3: BFP! 14dpo- 65.5 (but residue of hcg booster), 16 dpo- 93, 20 dpo- 387, 23 dpo 1,236

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Re: Small at 7 weeks- any advice much appreciated

Post by coachmichellebianco » Mon May 23, 2011 4:30 pm

Hi Quita,

I saw your post and just wanted to let know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. You are not alone - this week will be tough - stay strong and try to stay distracted (I know easier said than done).

Be well!

Michelle

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Post by blueeyedreamer » Tue May 24, 2011 3:44 am

Thinking of you and your little one!
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Re: Small at 7 weeks- any advice much appreciated

Post by qita71 » Tue May 24, 2011 5:00 am

Thanks also Michelle and Blueyedreamer :D It's a long week!!
Me 39 DH 35
March 2010: m/c
IVF 1: Jan 2011- BFN
IVF 2: Feb 2011- cancelled
IVF 3: BFP! 14dpo- 65.5 (but residue of hcg booster), 16 dpo- 93, 20 dpo- 387, 23 dpo 1,236

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Re: Small at 7 weeks- any advice much appreciated

Post by qita71 » Tue May 24, 2011 1:12 pm

Dear Joyanna, Michelle and Blueye

An update.... I had to go to my clinic today for the every second day IM injection I have, I had got my knickers in a bit of a twist as I had been having tummy cramps for the last 24 hours so they did another ultrasound.... and I am delighted to report that all is GREAT!!!! Heart beat was up at 126 bpm and they said I was measuring at 6 weeks 5 days (0.83cm CRL) rather than the 7 weeks 2 days I should but that there is scope for the measurements to be out by 4/5 days and I am within that. Also said the cramping will be the Innohep injections I have been taking daily since Sunday night. Am so so so relieved. So, I am to go back next Sunday as planned for another scan.

Thank you for your support- much appreciated.

Mairi Anne

x
Me 39 DH 35
March 2010: m/c
IVF 1: Jan 2011- BFN
IVF 2: Feb 2011- cancelled
IVF 3: BFP! 14dpo- 65.5 (but residue of hcg booster), 16 dpo- 93, 20 dpo- 387, 23 dpo 1,236

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Post by brit1612 » Tue May 24, 2011 2:27 pm

Sorry to hear that you are going through this. I had to go through something very similar, my story did not end positively, but we were measuring over a week behind. I have heard of many people measuring a few days behind and the next scan their little one had caught up. Don't give up hope!
After 7 attempts (2 negatives/3 miscarriages), we have TWO miracle boys!! If you would like to hear our story, please visit http://www.ivfsuccessstories.info. Never give up, it can happen for you!!

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Post by joyanna » Tue May 24, 2011 6:06 pm

qita71 - that is just great news, it so reassuring to see strong heartbeat. Am praying like mad here for you . Try and relax as much as you can, I know that is so much easier said than done. Maybe try and get stuck into a good book !

Great news x

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Post by CINNYMON1 » Fri May 27, 2011 1:04 am

qita71 wrote:Dear Joyanna, Michelle and Blueye

An update.... I had to go to my clinic today for the every second day IM injection I have, I had got my knickers in a bit of a twist as I had been having tummy cramps for the last 24 hours so they did another ultrasound.... and I am delighted to report that all is GREAT!!!! Heart beat was up at 126 bpm and they said I was measuring at 6 weeks 5 days (0.83cm CRL) rather than the 7 weeks 2 days I should but that there is scope for the measurements to be out by 4/5 days and I am within that. Also said the cramping will be the Innohep injections I have been taking daily since Sunday night. Am so so so relieved. So, I am to go back next Sunday as planned for another scan.

Thank you for your support- much appreciated.

Mairi Anne

x
Happy that all is well with your tummy buddy. WIll keep you in my prayers
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Post by blueeyedreamer » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:47 am

Great news! Hope that little one keeps growing strong!
Nicole 35, DH 42
IVF 1 BFN
FET 2 BFP twins, M/C 7 weeks.
FET 3 BFP, chemical beta high 81
IVF 4 BFP, chemical beta high 707
Severe endo
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Re: Small at 7 weeks- any advice much appreciated

Post by Sunshine1576 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:14 am

Strength is always within, glad to her everything is progressing well.
Let's keep on praying!
Sunshine1576
Married 13 yrs
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(2010-2012) 4 IUIs, 2 IVFs
FET cycle 2/25/2013
Beta: 95, 390, 1361
3/27 HR 140
4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
6/21 Found out we are having a BOY!

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