2 questions, did your own Dr perform the ultrasound and was it pelvic ultrasound or vaginal ultrasound?.
How and who performs the u/s can matter very much at your early date.
Please try not to worry, early pregnancy is a wait and see game for everyone. One week they do not see anything and the next week there can be a fetus with a strong heartbeat!
I wish you good luck on your next u/s!
Agree with Lisa and if he saw the sac and maybe a fetal pole then HB might be next week.
Thanks! Never had one done so early & not sure the difference in the 2 ways you mention.
It was vaginal - I think. She inserted a long wand type thing.
1st time to a new ob dr. - he did the u/s on a small machine - nothing.
Then a u/s tech did it on a MUCH larger machine - getting a pic, but no hb.
Dont worry. You already went from seeing nothing to seeing a baby just by changing the machine.
Next week you should see the Heartbeat!
I agree with the others. The heartbeat is usually detected at some point during the 6th week, so if you were 6 weeks exactly, it was probably just too early. You'll see it next week :-)
Ditto what the others said. The hb usually starts anywhere from 51/2 to 6 1/2 weeks. Things happen so quickly at this stage that just a few days can make a difference. THere is no way to predict the exact day of conception, even if you just had intercourse once. Also, implantation can take anywhere from a few days to a week, so that can impact things as well. At 6 weeks I wouldn't worry to much, especially if they saw the fetal pole. That's a great sign that your little bean is growing. Next week I bet you see that heartbeat!! Good luck!!!!