Are Ultrasounds Accurate for locating a Baby’s Heartbeat

 

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Ultrasound machines can vary in technology. A mother’s size, the position of her uterus, the location of baby, and the accuracy of dating can all affect when a heartbeat is seen on an ultrasound. Even with all the variables, it’s very likely you will see a heartbeat by 7 weeks and extremely likely by 8 weeks of pregnancy. For most expectant mothers, the big news from an ultrasound has to do with their baby’s gender. But one of the biggest focuses for the medical team is the baby’s heart.

Nearly 1 percent of all babies in the United States are born with some form of heart defect, says Tammie Chao, MD, with MultiCare Regional Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Hearing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time is indeed an incredible moment. Any parent would wish to experience that over and over again. And you can do so too, through the ultrasound diagnostic procedure, which lets you hear the fetal heartbeat and tells you if your pregnancy is progressing healthily.

Everything was perfect for those 2 ultrasounds. I went in for my appointment and got another ultrasound the baby died at 6 weeks 2 days. I waited a week to miscarry natural. I had no signs of m/c before that. Also i was measuring off by a week n ahalf.

Secondly, if they didn’t find a heartbeat than the pregnancy has probably ended. But. Some people believe that the rate of the fetus’ heartbeat, as heard during an ultrasound scan, can indicate its sex. Research shows no evidence.

A fetal Doppler is a test that uses sound waves to check your baby’s heartbeat. It’s a type of ultrasound that uses a handheld device to detect changes in movement that are translated as sound. How. The truth is, your baby’s heart will likely start beating sometime around week 6 of your pregnancy.

You can even see and measure this flicker of light on an ultrasound. The beats per minute (bpm). Detecting Fetal Heartbeat In detecting a fetal heartbeat, an ultrasound should be 100 percent accurate. If there is one, the ultrasound will detect it with ease.

The heartbeat is viewable during the gestational period beyond seven to eight weeks. When you go to your doctor for a check-up, they’ll use one of these devices — hopefully, not without warming the ultrasound gel first! — to detect your baby’s heartbeat from around 8 to 10 weeks. You may be able to hear – and see – your baby’s heart beat for the first time when you’re about 8 weeks pregnant if you have an early ultrasound exam. Otherwise, you’ll probably first hear it with a fetal Doppler at a regular prenatal care visit.

List of related literature:

Women who do not have prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy, including those with uncertain gestation, will not obtain all potential benefits from an early ultrasound, when determination of gestational age is most accurate.

“Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing” by Sharon Smith Murray, MSN, RN, C, Emily Slone McKinney, MSN, RN, C
from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing
by Sharon Smith Murray, MSN, RN, C, Emily Slone McKinney, MSN, RN, C
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

That’s because the Doppler—the handheld ultrasound device midwives and doctors use to listen to the fetal heartbeat—doesn’t pick up much sound at all until weeks 9 to 12, and isn’t totally reliable until weeks 12 to 14.

“The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Genevieve Howland
from The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Genevieve Howland
Gallery Books, 2017

The Doppler ultrasound stethoscope, a more sensitive instrument, can detect fetal heartbeats as early as the 10th week of gestation and remains useful throughout labor.

“Illustrated Manual of Nursing Practice” by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
from Illustrated Manual of Nursing Practice
by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002

An ultrasound scan will reveal an amniotic sac and fetus and the fetal heart can be seen pulsating if the pregnancy is at least 7 weeks old.

“Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine E-Book” by Giovanni Maciocia
from Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine E-Book
by Giovanni Maciocia
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Though internal monitoring gives a slightly more accurate record of the baby’s heart rate and your contractions than an external monitor, it’s only used when necessary (since its use comes with a slight risk of infection).

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

If a woman has irregular menstrual cycles, or had recently ended the use of oral contraceptive pills to get pregnant, then the obstetric provider will generally order an early (first trimester) ultrasound to establish an accurate EDC.

“Encyclopedia of Women's Health” by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic
from Encyclopedia of Women’s Health
by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic
Springer US, 2004

Although an inexpensive Doppler unit can be used to detect fetal heart motion, it is seen better by real-time ultrasound.

“Manual of Diagnostic Ultrasound” by Philip E. S. Palmer, Organisation mondiale de la santé, World Health Organization, World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology
from Manual of Diagnostic Ultrasound
by Philip E. S. Palmer, Organisation mondiale de la santé, et. al.
World Health Organization, 1995

Increasingly, both lethal and non-lethal skeletal dysplasias are being detected on prenatal ultrasound, and it is worthwhile to inquire if any ultrasounds were done during pregnancy and if any discrepancy was noted between fetal size and gestational dates [15].

“Pediatric Bone: Biology and Diseases” by Francis H. Glorieux, John M. Pettifor, Harald Juppner
from Pediatric Bone: Biology and Diseases
by Francis H. Glorieux, John M. Pettifor, Harald Juppner
Elsevier Science, 2011

If your first appointment is at seven weeks of pregnancy and you have an ultrasound, you should be able to see the baby’s heartbeat.

“Expecting 411 (4th edition): The Insider's Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Ari Brown, Michele Hakakha
from Expecting 411 (4th edition): The Insider’s Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Ari Brown, Michele Hakakha
Windsor Peak Press, 2017

Transvaginal ultrasound is useful in the first trimester of pregnancy because the close proximity of the intravaginal ultrasonic transducer allows for high-frequency scanning and thus better resolution of the pelvic organs and developing pregnancy than transabdominal imaging.

“Hacker & Moore's Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology E-Book” by Neville F. Hacker, Joseph C. Gambone, Calvin J. Hobel
from Hacker & Moore’s Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology E-Book
by Neville F. Hacker, Joseph C. Gambone, Calvin J. Hobel
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

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  • I had one at 7 to 8 weeks 2 years ago. I’m 10 weeks right now and baby was healthy when I went last week. But now I just wanna see my baby again already 10 more days

  • If it’s any piece of mind, I had my ultrasound at exactly six weeks. There was a yolk sac and a gestational sac indicating that I was definitely pregnant, but no fetal pole or heartbeat. Just a big black empty circle on the screen. My doctor even said WORD FOR WORD, not to get excited because the baby will probably not develop (don’t like him much after that). One week later at seven weeks you could see everything, and I’m now 9 weeks away from giving birth lol. Sometimes, it’s just a little too early to tell! Have faith, it will all work out ����

  • Hey! I went to have a check up at 12 weeks and 4 days and my dr told me he couldn’t feel the top of my uterus yet and checked for a heart beat and couldn’t find one, but my next appointment at 17 weeks everything was perfect, it definitely is too early, don’t be scared ❤️

  • You shouldn’t put that in womens head about misscarages its already scary enough. I’ll be 10 weeks Friday and I dont need to be thinking about losing my baby. 4 to 5 weeks is when you’re most likely to experience miscarriage. Once you’re 8 weeks the chances are 4% and keep dropping. Unless the baby had a chromosome problem or you happen to get sick of have a hemorrhage that you don’t know about

  • This is why in the UK they don’t scan you this early(unless booked privately)
    It’s just too early.

    Don’t be disheartened, everything is probably absolutely fine!x

  • Angclica joseph i am saying the same thing all the best to them may God continues blessing you both and wear flats shoes thnxu lovu guys from Trinidad and.Tobago blessing to u

  • Sweet video, Congrats�� Hope this will be us soon!! I have appointment in mexico next month! hope everything will be okay! Pray for me! I count on you http://www.ivfinmexico.com Please make this miracle happens for me also!!!

  • Hey! New viewer here… I rhink I watched all your videos in the space of a couple of days… I love how gentle Mike is with you Abby. I’d like to have that sort of bond with someone one day. Much love from New Zealand xx

  • Sending you ALL the positive energy!! The exact same thing happened to us.. like literally the exact situation. 6weeks 1 day ultrasound with no fetal pole. We went back 2 weeks later and saw a healthy strong growing baby, and I’m wishing the same for you!

  • Aw babe. Welcome to motherhood!:) The worry doesn’t stop after the baby is born. Heck, I’m 30 and my mom still worries about me 😉 haha I know it’s hard, but really try to relax and enjoy the ride! All that worry isn’t good for you or the little nugget! Huge congrats to you both! You’re amazing parents! xo. love from San Francisco.

  • Abby and Mike we are so happy for you such incredible news! That look of relief when you finally heard a �� I can’t even imagine the emotions the happiness you guys were going through����pregnancy is such a blessing! We have four children… three boys and one baby girl��������!

  • Awwww hi baby!!!! Mark it with sharpie!!! Hahahha I LOVE IT! The only 3D ultra sound that I got was at 9 weeks! It’s insane how human like they look! It’s bonkers!!! Can’t wait for another update!!!

  • I’m so happy for you! I feel the same way. 10 weeks and 4 days and thought I would feel sicker, but not really having too many symptoms anymore. Tired of worrying and just want to enjoy my pregnancy

  • So exiting to hear the heartbeat wow all that nose you were hearing that was the baby moving actually in your tummy it’s amazing what you can hear on the doppler that’s how my daughter sounded yesterday at the doctors office she was running away from it lol

  • I’m a midwife in the ���� England where midwife care is the norm, please, please, please just get that Doppler and throw it in the bin, please.
    Non trained people (non drs and midwives) can easily and I do mean easily mistake maternal heart beat (dopplers can double readings often so that can look like a fetal rate) whooshing sounds from the placenta sound similar too and can show as a rate.
    I have personally cared for a couple of women and have known of plenty more that have noticed reduced movements or just felt different movement ect and have been reassured all has been well because they’ve heard the heart beat when they haven’t or it’s been abnormal and the baby has either been in trouble or already deceased. They didn’t report it as they were reassured when they for whatever reason (maternal heart rate/ placental ect) most certainly shouldn’t have been. If they had just gone for a check up babies lives could have been saved with emergency delivery instead babies died in utero.
    I do not mean to worry you or be harsh at all but this really worry’s me, in the UK there is attempt to get these home dopplers banned due to lives been lost resulting directly with home use of dopplers. It takes a long and in-depth training to be able to assess fetal heart rates, please leave this to the professionals and chuck it in the garbage where it belongs.
    Wishing you a healthy baby and happy pregnancy x

  • When I had my younger daughter, I went in to confirm a viable pregnancy at 6+1 (there were some signs of a possible ectopic that turned out to be nothing) and we saw a fetal pole and a heartbeat. But then with my younger son, I went in at 6+1 and we saw a gestational sac measuring 5+4 with a yolk sac but no fetal pole and no heartbeat. I went back in a week later and there was my baby boy with a heartbeat and measuring right on at 7+1. Some babies take a little extra time to snuggle in and then others do it right off. And there are other babies are just small-my older two kids were 5-7 days behind the entire pregnancy even though I knew my dates were right on.

  • Omg the same thing happen to me! They told me it was a miscarriage at first and than a ectopic pregnancy because my blood level was so low. Come to found out it was just an early pregnancy. I’m now 7 weeks and 4 days. I went to the doctor last Monday and I was 6 weeks and there was a little tiny baby. But couldn’t find heartbeat. We seen the heartbeat moving and pumping but we couldn’t hear it.

  • Going through this right now today i had my first ultrasound and i am 6weeks and 2days and i could only see the same things as you its hard and hurts but i know we’ve just got to stay positive.

  • Omg i know a few people who have been through exactly this and that was just because there cycles were longer or shorter in forget and the baby was smaller than they expected based on the amount of weeks and going by the first day of the last period. My friend went back 10 days later and everything was fine and baby was developing so I know Nova is born but anyone else going through the same try not to worry to much ❤️��

  • oh sweetie, i know how you feel. With my 3rd baby, we couldnt see a heart beat at 6 weeks, 1 week laterr there it was. Hang in there.

  • I have been watching you guys from the very beginning of your journey. I am so happy for you guys!!! You all are going to be wonderful parents!!! Sometimes having to struggle and wait makes you that more excited about it. My husband and I struggled with infertility since 2011 and just when we were about to give up we concieved identical twin boys naturally. Miracles do happen and I wish you guys the best for your baby girl. ❤

  • 6 weeks is usually when I had my miscarriages. But I’m high risk Pregnancy. I carried 3 to full term and lost 3 so I’m on my 7th Pregnancy right now and I’m on week 9 and 3 days… I bought a heart Doppler and I keep listening because I’m paranoid. I had spotting for 2 days after my husband and I were intimate and scared the crap out of me. We went to ER and baby looked great they said but I’m still scared. Listening to heart beat eases my mind

  • don’t be sad Ayla, each pregnancy is different, for example I read many people that knew their child gender at 12 weeks however i have to wait until week 17 to know that it is a girl. so try to maintain you in the positive side…lots of love from here.

  • I found out I was pregnant on April 30th and figured I was at least 8 weeks so I made an appt. Went in and the doctor could see almost nothing there, just a sac. I didn’t realize that I was only 4 weeks along. Went back once a week for a few weeks and saw the progression of baby. I’m 18 weeks now and baby is getting big. In the beginning I was so worried but it’s hard to see anything early, it wasn’t until around 7 weeks that the doc could say for certain that baby was fine. I’m sure in a week you’ll get to see something more!

  • Hang in there. No one really talks about the anxiety that comes along with the first several weeks of pregnancy, especially after TTC. I’ve been following you guys for a while now, during my own TTC journey. We are now 22 weeks along, and looking back, I wish I had enjoyed the beginning of my pregnancy more instead of worrying so much. I know it’s so hard, but try to stay positive. Try not to stress. Every week brings new worries, so try to enjoy what you can. Wishing you all the best! You’re already such caring parents to your little peanut.

  • I measured two weeks behind based off of my last menstraul cycle so I was super scared for my baby. As it turned out was that baby was healthyI ovulated late, but the fear was so real. After experiencing a few losses it’s hard to stay positive. I get it! I hope everything turns out for you guys!!! ��

  • beautiful loves,

    your sensitivity is justified and understandable, and dealing with the specific issue and circumstance is complex

    each per step at a time

    2 things to remember
    this reproduction specifically is different because part of the issue is uninvolved which raises success
    for this method it is not oddity etc for it to not work first implement that’s typical actually so for it to work so far for you is excellent also nor is it oddity etc for multiple attempts for implement to happen that’s typical

    can’t wait for next new vlog post on progress

    be&keep focus

    best wishes
    long may you have lightbrightest blessing

    ����

  • Omg i swea Ayla, your cute sweet face and puppy eyes trying to hold back your tears seriously breaks my heart. I just wanna hug you and tell you it’ll be ok keeping you guys and your baby in my prayers.

  • I have suffered a loss(my first baby) and had two healthy babies afterward. My last pregancy was high risk. I understand the stress and constant worry. One thing that helped me especially early on before I could feel reassuring movements was to tell myself everyday, ” TODAY I am pregnant and my baby knows I love him/ her.”

  • I’m on my 10th pregnancy but only carried 5 so far so this will be my 6th child and 6th c section. I’m 8weeks 2 days cant find anything with home doppler. It is very disheartening but I booked an early scan at peek a baby so I know all is good. My sickness is ridiculous I’m actually sick once a day but retching all day. Worst pregnancy yet but it means baby is healthy so fingers crossed all is okay xx

  • Thank you so much for posting this. We are in the exact same position right now and I’m struggling to decide if we should go for another scan in a few days like they want or if we should wait til I’m further along. I’m afraid to feel hopeful and afraid to see the scan and find out it’s not real. I wish they wouldn’t even let you have the option for a scan til the absolute latest you can see anything. Anyway, this made me feel less alone. Even your sweet hubby talking gave my hubby someone to relate to. Your story matters. Thank you for sharing��

  • Good luck guys! I had an early scan at around 7 weeks with my IVF baby & whilst there was a heartbeat he always seemed to measure a few days behind. He was born perfect tho �� thinking of you & looking forward to your next update xx

  • This is the problem with science and putting all women in the same box, every women is different every baby grows differently you can’t possibly think that every number is suppose to double perfect every scan is suppose to measure exactly to the day it’s ridiculous and it causes new mums to be unnecessarily worried and stressed for no reason. Sending you love and light and my advise would be to savour and enjoy every day that you are pregnant and ignore all the excess in opinions.

  • I’m curious you said your bladder was very full. Did you do an abdominal ultrasound? I had an ultrasound at 6w2d. It was transvaginal, and we still barely saw the fetal pole, and I has to hold my breath for us to see a heartbeat. Abdominal ultrasounds are way less sensitive.

  • Dont worry so much, i transferred two embryo, and at 5 and 5 days they saw one egg and one tinny dot, no heart beat. They told me they are not viable. But 3 days later one had heart beat and second no heart beat but was full size. I guess the technician didnt do the first US correctly and was not able two see two egg sac. And at 10 weeks they saw two heart beat! I also had bleeding at 6 week and spotted for 10 weeks! I am praying for you ❤️❤️

  • How exciting �� been waiting for days to see a video, please upload them sooner ����. Today was my ER and I hope i have good results. Please say a prayer for me tonight. ��������
    God Bless you guys and this lil precious one that is growing. ❣️

  • No worries!!! I was 6 weeks with my first ultrasound and didn’t see the fetal pole, went back at 9 weeks and baby was healthy and moving around! I’m now 24 weeks with a healthy boy! Keep your head up and leave it up to the Lord�� sending prayers!

  • I’m soooo shocked that they even let you in there for a scan that early. My doc wouldn’t even give me a referral that early for the sake of my nerves.

  • I did a frozen embryo transfer and they checked my beta, then they checked it again to make sure it was going up (my beta was not as high as yours initially). That was it, only 2 beta checks. I went in 3 weeks later for an u/s and could see and hear baby’s heartbeat. It seems like your clinic is putting you through unnecessary stress. �� For reference, my FET was on 4/28/16 and my first U/S was on 5/26/16 and I have a healthy 1.5 year old son who is napping on me this second. ☺️ I have faith it will work out for you too!!

  • With our bfp we only saw sac at 6 w 5 d at 7 w 3 day we saw a health on track baby measure at 7 w 5 d i send our love and hugs to you we now 23 w 1 d
    Thinking of you

  • I didn’t hear the heartbeat at 7 weeks. I was bleeding throughout pregnancy and my baby at the time was normal and strong heartbeat. I also had a boss that was behind and her baby is born. Same situation but I would just take it one day at a time and not be stressed as much as possible. Easy said then done. But try to keep yourself busy and being grateful you are pregnant. That’s what I did.

  • 6 weeks is very early for a heartbeat in an ultrasound, our clinic doesn’t do them that early for that reason. We didn’t see ours until well over 7 weeks.

  • Ok so 1. You knew it was too early, 2. You didn’t see what you hoped for and now you’re worried/frustrated/stress? Why do you keep doing that to yourself?

  • When I was six weeks I only saw the sac also! I was worried but now my baby is healthy at 8w 5d it was probably just literally a day early your baby is doing just fine!

  • They waited until 7 weeks for my ultrasound and I saw the little heartbeat then I’m now 11 weeks I hope you guys get to see what you’re looking for next week I’m rooting for you

  • Just to add another story, at 6 weeks we have one baby with a heartbeat and another sac with nothing in it. The next week we had 2 healthy growing babies. Stay positive, you body and baby needs it

  • Keep your stress low. Girl I’m praying for you guys to have an amazing pregnancy and in 8 months(now) a healthy baby. I’m super happy for you. I had complications getting pregnant with my second child (we had 2 miscarriages) but we stayed positive we were scared when we got pregnant for the 4th time bc I had a 4yr old son already so yeah our second son was my 4th pregnancy, I didn’t see his heart beat at 6 weeks at all and I was sooo scared. I didn’t know I was pregnant with my first I didn’t know,until I was almost 5months along so I didn’t know when your supposed to hear the heart beat. Just stay positive, I’ll be praying for you guys. I know what it’s like to be that scared. Your in my prayers. If you don’t mind can I put you guys in a prayer chain? I’ll have them praying for,you all and baby. And some babies don’t measure the same.

  • During my first pregnancy at over 6 weeks I had a vaginal ultrasound and there was no fetal pole. My dr scared me with scenarios. I went back a week later at just over 7 weeks and I saw a baby with a perfect heartbeat and he’s now 9. It was a stressful week, and I’d never do an ultrasound that early again! I think part of it is my tilted uterus. I hope you find some peace until your next ultrasound <3

  • So this should have been a 1st video before the Gender reveal..
    But thank you my people for the updates, it always a pleasure to watch you guy’s. #ALLTHEBEST ♥️♥️♥️

  • at my 6 week ultrasound, i was in the same boat. Came back 2 weeks later and boom, baby had a heart beat and looked like a little bear in there. I just gave birth to my son June 5th. Try not to worry momma.

  • Six weeks is so early for an u/s. We’ve always waited until at least eight weeks to avoid having to feel this way. Best of luck to you and hope to see a positive update soon!

  • First time watcher and fellow IVFer here, I just wanted to say don’t worry!! My husband and I had our first ultrasound when I was 5w2d. Right before I got scanned, I went to the bathroom and I started bleeding. Scared me to death and thought it was over.. I cried the whole ultrasound. The tech then turned the screen and said, “it’s okay!! Look! There’s 2 there.” We only saw the gestational and yolk sacs at that point. I was relieved but still worried. I had my next appointment at 7w1d and we saw both fetal poles with heartbeats! Now I’m 14 weeks still going strong. I know how hard it is not to worry but you got this!! Take it one week at a time and try to focus on the positive! Your little bean is there.. they’re still growing!! ❤️❤️

  • I wanted To do A ultrasound ar 6w3d And they dont ultrasounds tht early here In Finland. For the exact reason that its just too early.

  • Thank you somuch for sharing this with us, so private and intimate,I’m so grateful…wether it was posted before or after I really don’t care,there are YouTubers who don’t even share to this extent and I know time spent editing these videos is a lot so thank you guys for the video…can’t wait to see baby ���������� God bless, I have faith all will go well

  • Stay positive!! I am also an an IVF gal. My first baby that stuck has constantly measured a week behind and it’s a healthy baby in there.
    I am currently 22 weeks and I am still measuring a week behind and they are not moving my due date back. So don’t let the measurements get you down.

  • This is the link to my ultrasound I was 5weeks5days. there was nothing to see but a yolk sack. Its ok! You got this! https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=wIK3uu93Quw

  • My OB office wouldn’t even entertain hearing the heartbeat until 12 weeks. I was able to see it at 8 weeks 2 days. Hang in there!! That baby is sticking to you with super mommy glue ��

  • Even in a naturally conceived pregnancy those first 12 weeks are scary. The tears I cried to my mum. I by some miracle (endometriosis with blocked tubes fell pregnant) I had a 6 week scan as I was scared about an ectopic. I knew the date we conceived and I was measuring behind. However we were offered a rescan at 8 weeks and I was measuring right for dates. Now have a 8 month baby girl xxx sending positive vibes.
    I will say it is a constant battle of emotions, even when they are here. I don’t know if it’s the years of wanting and heartbreak we feel it more. Xxx

  • Ayla I’m so glad you’re feeling better!! When I read your insta my heart sunk and I felt so sick! I’m 4 weeks 5 days with my miracle ivf bub, and I’m also just scared and worried as well as in disbelief and so excited!! It’s definitely a roller coaster infertility, and you’re right the stress doesn’t stop just because you get a BFP! Love you guys x can’t wait to hear about the next scan

  • Definitely normal not to see a heartbeat at 6 weeks and every woman worries regardless of their journey. Pregnancy is VERY scary and you will always be worried about the health of the baby. Even once you see a heartbeat and make it past 12 weeks there are other things that worry you like not feeling the baby move and other things. It’s a long road! I pray for you guys that baby sticks and is strong and you see a heartbeat next week!!!! Really pulling for you guys! <3 Sending love to you guys, stay strong! xoxoxox

  • Also I can add that I ovulate late so I am always a week behind what the dr base my due date to be idk about with ivf but maybe it could be the same u could just have the baby implant a little later so that would be normal to only see those two things I am hoping and praying!

  • I had so much regret after going in for early ultrasounds since it only left me worried (and the baby ended up being fine)
    A yolk sac is amazing for this stage! I know you would have loved to see your baby, but the machines can’t pick them up when they are so teeny..but I’m sure he/she is swimming around in there!
    I know you’ll see your baby the next time, stay strong and stay positive! ❤️❤️

  • Check out this high accurate Hand held Prenatal Doppler Fetal Monitor with LCD Cardiotocograph at https://ebay.us/4Cwh3K Listen to your baby and feel his feelings.

  • Oh guys, please, have faith and enjoy it. Our clinic wouldn’t even entertain the idea of an ultrasound before 8 weeks. And even then they say it may be too early for a clear heartbeat. So don’t torture yourself, just trust the Lord’s got it!

  • I had I’IVF. worked the first time thank god but had that same nervousness untill the baby was born!!! And it seems the IVF HORMONES TURNED MY CYCLE NORMAL because 13 month later there was a surprise baby!!!!

  • All I saw was a yolk sac when I had my first ultrasound. I was dated at 7 weeks 3 days, but measured at 5 weeks 3 days. At this point you saw what I saw. You are ok. You don’t need to be worried. Let me tell you, I had some complications that sent me in for weekly ultrasounds the first 3 weeks after the first ultrasound. I couldn’t sleep,I was crying a ton, but my baby lives as a super intelligent 4 year old boy who is excelling in all he does. Praying you find yourself busy more than normal and at peace till you have your next ultrasound. The anxiety I felt as a person with my own physical disabilities… who conceived naturally, I was a wreck until my 19 week bio development scan to make sure baby was healthy. He is perfectly fine. I am praying all will turn out fine and that this is your time to be parents. Blessings!

  • Choose to be happy as long as you don’t know what is going to happen. Trust in God and his plan for you! Show him that you trust in Him.

  • It’s such a hard limbo to be in. With my oldest I was bleeding and cramping so I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks and we didn’t see anything but the gestational sac. It was a really hard few days not really knowing if he was ok or not. At 6w3d I had a follow up with my OB and we saw his heart beating. I was so relieved I just kept laughing hysterically. Meanwhile, when I once again had bleeding and cramping with my daughter, at 5w6d we saw her heart beating. And all 3 of them would measure off by a day or two. There is quite a bit of range for it to be normal to not see the heartbeat yet. Hold onto that hope that you will see a healthy little baby next week ❤️

  • Be happy and exciting because you deserve to enjoy it!! All worries aside! What happens will happen just keep reassuring yourself that you can be happy and excited!! You’ll worry everyday until birth and everyday after it’s totally normally but still allow yourself to feel excited and happy!!!

  • It is still super early. Babe could have implanted a couple days later than the “norm”. My gestational sac was a few days behind (I think 2 or 3) at my graduation appointment and she said it was more than likely because I wasn’t drinking enough fluids even though I thought I was doing good. I started to drink 90 oz. a day and a week later, measured right on track. It’s ok to feel scared and anxious… That feeling may always be there. I still feel that way some days!

  • Thank you everyone for your reassuring comments and for sharing your stories! We filmed the second we got out of the ultrasound and so my emotions were very high! I was feeling frustrated that I wasn’t getting the reassurance that I felt we needed and you can obviously see that on my face lol. But I’m only human! And I get worried! But we are both feeling a LOT better today and back on our (mostly) positive train ��❤️ And we are very excited to see baby again at our next ultrasound! Love you guys.

  • Hugs!!! First of all, worrying comes with the territory. It is totally normal to worry <3 And it never stops lol. I didn't get an ultrasound until 10 weeks with this baby (I'm 21 weeks now) and worried sick the whole time, at least until I could hear him on our home doppler at 8w5d (which flooded me with so much peace of mind knowing he was in the right place and was growing/healthy). But, of course, I have worried before every ultrasound I've had with him praying hard that all looked normal and that they didn't find anything wrong (I've had 3 so far, 10w, 14w, and 18w). It's so stressful being in that "limbo" area of pregnancy before you have seen that everything is going well. And the first trimester is the worst and SUCH a stressful time! Emotions running high is also normal. I'm so glad it isn't ectopic, though, so yay that baby is in the right place!

    Second, it is totally normal to measure behind by a couple of days. Our daughter was behind by 5 days at our first ultrasound, and she’s almost 5 now.

    Third, I have known a few different women who did not see anything but the gestational sack and yolk sack at the first ultrasound and went on to see a heartbeat at the second ultrasound. One of them was even told she had a blighted ovum. Her “blighted ovum” is now a 5 year old little girl lol, so obviously not the case. I’m keeping you guys and your little bean in my prayers <3

  • It is kinda early to hear the heartbeat at 6week+1day for sure. Don’t worry, stay calm and positive and wait to see your baby in next ultrasound appointment:) People who’ve been through or are through infertility journey all get somehow nervous. My doc said it is totally understandable, until you hold your baby in your arms you would always be have this or that concerns, even anxieties sometimes. ❤️ All will be fine.

  • In both my pregnancies I wasn’t able to see a heart beat at six weeks try and relax all seems like it’s looking good just wait a week and you will see it. Good luck:)

  • I had a 6 week scan with my second pregnancy because I was spotting and all they saw was the gestational sac and yolk sac as well. I was so scared too. Went back a week and a half later to a baby with a strong heartbeat. He’s 3.5 now. Hang in there, the next one will be better!:)

  • The sizes being off by only two days is not a problem. They can be off by a week or so in early scans. I see 6 week scans multiple times a week and almost all are off by a few days. There is nothing to be concerned about not seeing the heart beat at 6 weeks. Please don’t worry! The scan sounded normal to me.

  • Hey girl! I’m currently an ultrasound student and that is all completely normal! With everything being so tiny from you being so early, it’s really hard to see. Every pregnancy is different! Don’t stress girl! If you ever just wanna go in for a more “fun” ultrasound, maybe find a college around and go in and let a student practice on you! I know at my college, we always try to get pregnant women in to practice on and it’s always so fun! Lots of prayers for a healthy momma and baby!

  • 6 years and still trying it is never easy to go through pregnancy being scared of loss I’ve been their twice and my first sons name was gonna be caleb

  • 9 year of ivf here. We adopted, but i totally know how you are feeling our birth mom was 8 weeks before we saw a heartbeat. We went in every three days. Our doctor was awesome and let us watch our son grow. He is 7 years old now. Don’t give up!!! I wish we would have had youtube like it is today when we were doing our journey. Praying for both.

  • girl the first 8-12 weeks SUCKS. i’ll be 20 weeks on sunday and i was so scared almost the whole entire first trimester. my first ultrasound only showed a gestational sac not even a yolk sac, and I went back a week later and there was my lil baby with his heart beating away. worst week of my life honestly. but stay positive:) so much can happen in just a few days.

  • I am pregnant with an IVF baby and my dates were off and it scared me. It seems strange because with IVF you think you should be exact on dates but please know that you are not alone and I am currently 20 weeks with a similar situation that you:) Prayers your way loves

  • My first ultrasound with our rainbow at 6 weeks we didn’t find a heartbeat I was SO scared he let me come back a week later and there was her beautiful heartbeat and now she’s 9 months old today! Let your faith be bigger than your fear ❤️��

  • We measured 3 days “behind” with this little one at our first ultrasound! The first trimester is always so scary and stressful. But baby measured 1 day ahead at the most recent ultrasound (11 weeks 4 days!!) praying for you guys and your little one!! One day at a time ❤️❤️❤️

  • I didnt see anything but a gestational sac with any of my ultrasounds, I was too early. I came back a week later and we saw the baby. I know its hard not to worry but its so common

  • Please know you’re not alone. Fertility issues take so much joy out of the journey…i know how you feel. We had a 10 year road & finally had our perfect son last November. We had a very similar situation where I had a sudden bleed & went to the er where they didn’t see anything at 5 1/2 weeks….went to my fertility Dr one week later & saw a beautiful heartbeat! Pregnancy went perfect & with the best ending! Hang in there. I know how hard it all is & waiting sucks! Try to stay busy over the next week & so much positivity & love your way for your happy ending too��

  • Good luck, don’t say we didn’t warn you. You never know what damages a baby in the womb. JEANS!!! during pregnancy not in our times. You wouldn’t dare before the elders will call you aside. Suffocating the baby.

  • Im 16 weeks after my ivf cycle and everyday I still worry even though baby seems to be just fine. You will worry and it’s ok. Breathe and take it day by day.

  • I begged for an early scan after our first successful ivf and the specialist told me no because it is just too early. Both our early scan post ivf were booked for 7 weeks and 2 days and we always saw a heartbeat at that time. Also, my first pregnancy always measured two days behind even though it was ivf and we knew exactly when the embryo was transferred. I was told this is totally normal and our baby is now nearly two. I’m sending every piece of good luck your way xxx

  • Pretty much I’m going through almost the same thing. According to my last menstrual period I’m supposed to be 5 weeks. But I went to get a ultrasound at some cheap location and they didn’t see no sac. Maybe it’s too early for me as well.

  • 8 weeks FHR 138 BPM
    8.3 days FHR 145 BPM
    12 3 days FHR 161 BPM
    20 4 days FHR 145 BPM
    26 wee3 FHR 139 BPM
    Posterior placenta
    Gender prediction please

  • My sister gave birth there when it just opened 8 years ago.. it was an amazing experience.. she did the water birth, all natural. However, I’ve heard a lot of bad reviews about the place��.

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  • I promise that once you hit the second trimester you’ll feel like you’re able to enjoy pregnancy. 28 weeks here and it took 2.5 years to get pregnant with PCOS and I was nervous and scared the whole first trimester and felt like I was missing out of the experience I was suppose to have. It gets better ❤️

  • Blessings for safe delivery for your baby boy. Congratulations to you and your husband. This video brings back memories of listening to my 1st child heartbeat, pure joy and happiness which I see your face too ������

  • My heart goes out to you both! I know exactly what you mean Ayla when you said that the positive pregnancy test isn’t the finish line. It’s more like each little step you make it through is a milestone in a long journey that is pregnancy. It’s way harder for all of us that have faced struggles with infertility for sure. Just hang on to the positive news that you have and try to take it one day at a time (easier said than done I know). I’m sending big hugs and healthy baby vibes your way!!

  • Hey guys!!��. By God’s grace baby is healthy and strong!! Do avoid wearing Jean’s during your pregnancy, if anything, jeggings or maternity clothing darling. Let’s do everything right by baby.��
    One love����♥️
    You two are such a Cute couple…God bless your union����

  • Angclica joseph i am saying the same thing all the best to them may God continues blessing you both and wear flats shoes thnxu lovu guys from Trinidad and.Tobago blessing to u

  • this exact same thing happened to us. and worse yet the nurse didn’t help my anxiety at all. instead of reassuring me that it was too early. she just said “i couldn’t see anything I’m sorry” I stressed and stressed and worried until 3 weeks later when they were able to see my sweet little bebe at 9weeks ❤ stay positive everything will be okay

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  • The crazy infertility fear totally fallows you lol I’m a miracle baby my parents tried for 14 years… my mom said that the first like year felt like a dream like she was scared to go to sleep and wake up and it all to have been a dream and she’d use a hand mirror to check my breath while I was sleeping like she’d put it under my nose and wait for the mirror to fog just to know without a doubt I was breathing and okay… she was always pretty protective my parents were amazing though… They’re gone now I just recently lost my dad last month but you remind me so much of them they were amazing any kid would have been blessed to have them and I got to be that kid =) best to you both!! <3

  • HEY GUYS…GOD IS IN CONTROL..ANY UPDATE IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO KNOW. STAY BLESSED..I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE ARRIVAL OF YOUR BABE ❤❤❤❤