I had a trans-vaginal ultrasound yesterday & the baby's heartbeat was only 87 bpm
this is my second baby I'm 6wks & 4 days along
the doctor checked to see if my OS was closed which it was so he said the chances of a miscarriage are slim.
do you think maybe the tech could have missed a couple beats when doing the u/s.. she said she was having a hard time seeing the heart beat... (my uterus is tilted to the back) so its pretty hard to get all the way in the trans-vaginally
the doctors in the ER didnt seem concerned & said it will speed up because at 5 weeks it starts out at only 80 bpm
I have another scan scheduled in a week as the dr ordered but I'm left feeling worried... has this happened to any of you? is 87 bpm low? what ended up happening with your pregnancy?
There's a woman on the pregnancy 35+ forum, kellym, who's 2nd baby's heartbeat started out a little low (can't remember the exact number). I believe the doctors weren't terribly optimistic about the success of the pregnancy yet she ended up carrying the baby full term and safely delivering him.
My re likes to see the heartbeat at 7 weeks be at least 110 but you're not quite there and it's possible that the heartbeat will "speed" up in the next few days. It's so hard to be in the waiting game - the fact you've seen a heartbeat is very good so hang in there!
At 6w1d I had a hb of 89, I was scared to death. The dr.'s gave me a 50/50 chance. One dreaded week later the hb was in it's 120's (still low if you ask me :) but my baby boy is now 15 months. I think that as long as you are measuring on-time that was a huge thing. If you were 6w4d and measuring 5, I would say there may be issues. BUT, sounds like the heart is just beginning to beat and by next week it should be caught up!! Sending positive vibes :) Waiting is the worst! Thanks Jen, what a great memory girlie :)
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