So yesterday was our first doctor appointment. This is our first pregnancy. I'm 38 yo, in good health. We were so excited to get our questions answered, and when she decided to do an US I was thrilled! By my calculations, I was about 8 or 9 weeks pregnant. I wasn't totally sure on dates.
So onto the US... the tech was super quiet and didn't explain a thing. I asked if one thing I saw was the baby and she said, "no that's the sac." So she took a million measurements and her eyes didn't leave the screen. She then said she'd get the doctor. I knew something was wrong.
The doctor called us into her office and said that the fetal age is 6 weeks, 5 days. There was no heart beat. She said that it was a miscarriage and scheduled a D&C for today. Well, after speaking to my mom (who is a nurse and works with OB patients), she recommended to NOT have the D&C right away. Instead I went for blood work last night. BETA/HCG was 32,195 and Progesterone was 11.23. I'm going again tomorrow to see what the levels are doing. I've had NO symptoms of miscarriage, no spotting whatsoever. I still have pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, and headaches. The doctor also said my uterus is tilted (not quite sure what that means).
So I've read a lot of older posts on here and it appears that many people have had this same or similar situation. If the baby is only 6 weeks, 5 days, could it be too early to detect the heart beat? I don't want to hold onto false hope, but I cannot go through with a D&C without knowing for certain that the pregnancy isn't viable. I'm actually a bit surprised she was pushing for the D&C so quickly. I obviously was in no mindset to make such a huge decision so quickly.
I'm praying for a miracle! Any advice, comments, similar experiences???