Tuesday, August 24, 2010

An Update

What a nightmare the last 24 hours have been.

I woke up early this morning mentally going back through my Dr.'s appointment.
Here is the play by play.

Nurse comes in to try and use the doppler to hear the heart beat. (I am supposed to be nine weeks). She tells me they normally can't hear it until 10, but try at 9 for a bonus.
She can't find it.

The Dr. comes in to try it out. She searches for awhile and every once in awhile hears a heartbeat, but then checks my pulse and says its just me. Then she said, "This one is not you though....let me get another doppler with less static because you need to appreciate this."

She gets the other doppler and can't find it. She said, " The baby wins, lets go take a look at it."

We go in and attempt a traditional ultrasound. She said it's a bit early, so it may not work. She starts in and says my uterus is really tilted and can't see anything. She decides to do a vaginal ultrasound.

When she starts in on the vaginal she remarks and how far back my uterus is tilted. She finds the baby and comments at how it's the same size as last time and the yolk sac is large. The yolk sac is measuring at 9 weeks, but the baby at 6.

She has a tech come in to check. The tech was super quick, barely looked and just said, " Yup, baby small, yolk sac big."

My Dr. then tells me it looks like I lost the baby a couple of weeks ago and that I need to make the decision to miscarry naturally, take medication to induce it or to have a D & C.

They never mentioned if they saw the heartbeat flicker on the ultrasound. They didn't really zoom in on the baby like the tech did at my 6 week appointment.

I'm just confused as I think of all of this.

As I've been reading online, people report having a tilted uterus can cause your baby to measure a couple of weeks behind.

I'm preparing myself that this baby is already in Heaven, but I PRAY for complete clarity.
Right now I just don't feel confident enough to schedule a D & C.
I'm going to call my Dr. this morning and see if I can schedule another ultrasound next week to confirm things before I make my decision.

If anyone has been in a similar situation and could offer some insight, that would be greatly appreciated.

I'm really trying not to get my hopes up, but I want to make sure I make the right decision.


  1. Without sounding pushy or rude, I would see another doctor. If you aren't 100% on what they told you it won't hurt to make an appointment for another to clarify. I mean this isn't just something you guess at and I would feel that is what they did. I would have to know for sure. Good Luck and praying for the best for you.

  2. I've never had the same situation as you, but I did wake up one morning in the first trimester with Max and thought I had lost him (I think I was 10 weeks, so about the same time frame). Obviously, that wasn't the case. So, even though it was a different circumstance, false alarms do happen quite a bit. I wouldn't do anything unless you were completely sure you've lost the baby, so I think seeing another doctor or getting a second ultrasound is definitely the right idea. Good luck!

  3. I wrote you on facebook. I have been through the exact same thing. What you wrote could have been written by me. I choose to wait instead of having the procedure. The little man in the picture to the left is my reward. I agree with Laura and Lissa. Can you get another doctor's opinion?
    I pray your situation will turn out well. I will keep you in my prayers.

  4. I would go see another doctor. That is the only way you are going to no for sure what is happening/happened. Good luck, I wish you the best!

  5. I'm going in tomorrow for another ultrasound. I will see what the tech says and go from there.

  6. Hey girl...

    It brings me to tears to know that you and Brian are going through this right now. I wish I had words for you... God is there. Trust him and his plan. I will pray for you, Bri, and baby! Try to take things one day at a time. :)

    Love - Anna


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