Possible birth defects, or miscarriage??

Danielle - posted on 05/26/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )





I have gone to my 7 week ultrasound scan this afternoon and we have run into some problems with the scan.

First, we couldn't find the sac.

Then with internal ultrasound they were able to see that there was a small sac, but only measured me around 5 weeks pregnant.

The doctor said that it could be one of two things.. 1) that we've mis-calculated when I conceived, or 2) the baby has stopped growing from birth defects and I will most likely have a miscarriage.

My question is how many people have this happen to, and what were the results? Did you go on to have a full pregnancy with no health problems? Did you have a miscarriage? Do you know if this happens often?

My husband and I have been trying for two years, and are devastated at the news.


~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/26/2011




Well, it is awefully early to determine a thing. I am guessing they want you back for another ultra sound in a couple of weeks? In the mean time...calm down and really focus on just being healthy. I totally understand the worrying,....but it will not help. Your next ultra sound will tell you more.


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Dana - posted on 05/26/2011




I hate to add my story because it didn't end well. Our baby measured at 8 wks when it should have been at 10 wks. I miscarried several days later.

Of course that doesn't mean that yours will end the same. I really hope everything is fine and it could be. Keep that in mind too.

I also understand the devastation, we had been trying for over a year when I miscarried. My heart goes out to you and I sincerely hope you come back to report good news to us! ♥

Karla - posted on 05/26/2011




I had the same thing happen earlier this year. We had also been trying for a long time and were devastated. We did repeat ultrasounds and the first week it looked about the same and my midwife was "more hopeful", but the next ultrasound, there was no heartbeat. I had to take Cytotec eventually because by body would not miscarry on it's own. It was an extremely emotional time and I thought I would never get over it. I am feeling better slowly, but it took me several months to work through all of the emotions, but I will never truly get over it. I hope your outcome is different. I thought about not replying because our outcome was negative, but I remember feeling like no one knew what I was going through. Know you aren't the only one. My thoughts are with you.

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