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Old 01-14-2006, 03:32 PM   #1
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no baby heart beat at 5 weeks and 2 days

I Need Help, I Am Very Confused . My Doctor Called Me Yesterday And Told Me That My Baby Was Definitely Dead Because The Ultrasound Showed No Heartbeat And That I Should Have A Procedure Done To Get The Baby Removed. I Have Been Told By Friends That 5 Weeks Is Too Early To Have A Heart Beat And That I Should Wait At Least Another 2 Weeks. It's My First Baby And I'm Very Confused. Please Help.

 
Old 01-14-2006, 03:34 PM   #2
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Re: no baby heart beat at 5 weeks and 2 days

I didn't hear or see a hearbeat with my baby until 10 weeks and he is doing perfectly fine. I would get a second opinion. That's just me though.

 
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Old 01-14-2006, 03:41 PM   #3
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Re: no baby heart beat at 5 weeks and 2 days

Hun I would get a second opinion pronto. I do think 5 weeks is too early. They seen a fetal pole, but no heartbeat yet. For me even 7 weeks was too early still. They finally got one at 8 weeks. I am now 23 weeks along with a baby boy. I would definately get looked at by someone else befor taking anything further. Have you been cramping or bleeding or anything? any pregnancy symptoms?

 
Old 01-14-2006, 03:41 PM   #4
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Re: no baby heart beat at 5 weeks and 2 days

Thanks, I Did Schedule An Appointment To See Another Doctor Next Week.

 
Old 01-14-2006, 03:44 PM   #5
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Thanks, I Had A Little Spotting At The Beginning, But It Stopped. I Have Not Experienced Any Cramping Yet.

 
Old 01-14-2006, 07:30 PM   #6
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You are definitely right for seeing a different doctor. That's strange that a doctor would assume a baby is dead so early on, especially being that most fetal heartbeats can't even be seen that early. Maybe he detected it some other way? I would totally see another doctor though. I hope everything goes good

 
Old 01-14-2006, 09:16 PM   #7
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wow..first off I can't believe a doctor would CALL to tell u that. I would think that would be something sensitive that he would have called u into his office to tell u. And yes, 5 weeks is VERY early. Is this the first time you have seen this doctor? If so I would find a new one and get a second opinion. I am so sorry that you had to hear that from him. And please, let us know what you find out and how u are doing.
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Old 01-15-2006, 06:05 AM   #8
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although i had a heart beat at the same stage as you when i had my 12 week dating scan i was actually further ahead than i thought so that is peobably why. i think in your case a second opinion and waiting a while would give you a more accurate answer. i hope all goes well for you

 
Old 01-15-2006, 09:24 AM   #9
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I had an ultrasound done at 5wks 4 days and my doctor told me the same thing. We waited a little bit longer and they found the heart beat. I would not assume the baby isn't alive just yet.

 
Old 01-15-2006, 09:40 AM   #10
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It's too early to rely on the heartbeat. Has your doc looked at your hcg levels or anything? That was the only way they knew i miscarried with my first pregnancy... my hcg dropped significantly within two days and was back to normal within a week. You should definately exhaust all your resources to make sure the baby is gone before you do anything about it... Good luck!
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Old 01-15-2006, 12:01 PM   #11
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Re: no baby heart beat at 5 weeks and 2 days

I agree with all the posters. It's too soon to write this baby off and shame on the doctor!! Insist on having your HCG blood levels checked and another U/S in about 2 weeks, then another U/S in 3 weeks if the HB isn't found and your HCG is up.

In fact, if you have a choice, I'd consider finding a new doctor. The very idea of giving you such bad news over the phone and without reasonable care and time just makes me angry on your behalf!

I hope this turns out as you hope it will. Barbara

 
Old 01-15-2006, 03:04 PM   #12
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I agree with the other posters. Get a second and even third opinion if needed. I didn't see a hb until about 10 weeks and it was barely visible. I think that is horrible that a doctor would say that. I know I just reiterated what others said. But I also wanted to wish you luck and hope that the baby sticks.

 
Old 01-16-2006, 03:07 PM   #13
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Thank you so much to all for replying. I have been very depressed since the doctor called me to tell me there was nothing else to be done. reading all your replies have given me hope. I will keep this board posted as soon as I see another doctor. Again thanks.

 
Old 01-16-2006, 05:56 PM   #14
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Amor, I went to the docs and had an u/s at 5 weeks because of pelvic pain and they couldn't find anything, but my hcg levels were sky-high. I came back exactly 1 week later and there was a sac and a heartbeat. Definitely get a second opinion.

 
Old 01-16-2006, 06:02 PM   #15
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I was also told i lost my baby when all was said and done he was 10 lbs when born glad i didnt get D&C. When in doubt a;ways get second opinion.

 
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