Dating ultrasound no heartbeat
Ive just had an abdominal ultrasound at 8 weeks and been told that the size of the embryo was around 6.5 weeks and there was no heartbeat. The head sonographer called to say that although there was no heartbeat the sac etc looked normal so there was a very slight chance my pregnancy could still be viable (although he would be very surprised). Some women even advised against having a d&c if it is recommended and waiting to miscarry naturally. My first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, and it's very hard.
I don't want to keep my hopes up but have also read other blogs where the heartbeat was seen down the track.
I hadn't had any of my pregnancy symptoms for a few weeks and was concerned so went to the GP who referred me for an ultra sound which showed that the baby had stopped growing at 6 to 7 weeks. I would wait another week and have another scan to be sure.
Give it time until your doctor is 100% sure then decide if you want a curette or not. You can be ok with the knowledge that you CAN get pregnant. Re the D&C vs natural - hard decision and the best choice will be different for each woman one act circumstance.
A natural miscarriage only serves to prolong things.
It's worth waiting for a week I think, and seeing what happens. However I had a blighted ovum that turns out to be a missed miscarriage.I had a missed miscarriage at 12 weeks, and was far enough along that my OB recommended a D&C - after about 12 weeks she said that miscarrying naturally is usually quite traumatic.