I'm 7 weeks and my baby doesn't have a heartbeat. Should I worry?

Q: I couldn't hear baby's heartbeat and I'm exactly 7 weeks. This is my second baby, and I'm very concerned I'm going to miscarry. I've had no bleeding or spotting or cramping.

A: First of all, you should have a second ultrasound to confirm the initial findings of both no heartbeat and correct measurements. You also need to make sure the crown-rump length measurement is consistent with 7 weeks. If it is closer to 5 to 6 weeks, then not seeing a heartbeat is totally different. If you are measuring 6 weeks or less, then you just need to wait a week and recheck that the baby has grown and a heartbeat can be seen. If your measurements are consistent with 7 weeks and there is no heartbeat on two separate ultrasounds, then this is a miscarriage (it is a first-trimester demise) and you and your OB can choose one of three options: 1. Wait for a natural miscarriage 2. Take cytotec to hasten the miscarriage 3. Perform a D&C. I will be hoping for good news for you and hope that it is just wrong dates!!!!

Comments

Be the first to comment!


All Topics in My Pregnant Life


Parents may receive compensation when you click through and purchase from links contained on this website.