Re: No heartbeat
I agree with whitewolf.
I just got to hear my babies heart beat 3 days ago. I am 13 1/2 weeks pregnant now. We tried to hear it when I was 10 1/2 weeks pregnant, but he couldn't find it either. But my doctor told me before he started that we only had a 50% chance for the 10th week, 75% for the 11th week and 100% chance in the 12th week.(?his rule of thumb? I dont' know?) And if we didn't hear it by 12 weeks, he wanted to schedule an ultrasound to verify the conception date.
But first he scheduled me back in 2 weeks.
So what I want to ask is did your doctor schedule any follow up appointments? What did you're doctor say? Did s/he sound concerned? Did they schedule you for an ultrasound?
I was worried a little bit, my sister just recently had what is called a molar pregnancy. No baby, just lots of cells. And there is also what is called a blighted ovum, no baby, just a sac. So I knew that if no heartbeat was found, then it ~probably~ wasn't a "real" pregnancy to begin with. But either way there would have been nothing I could have done to have prevented it.
So try not to worry youself to death, it's scary. But hang in there and try to be patient. Keep yourself busy until the next appointment, it will help keep your mind off of it.
Good Luck and keep us posted!<p>[This message has been edited by Shaelle (edited 03-15-2002).]