Hi Dr. Brown,
I am pregnant with my second child which was planned through a trial of clomid due to not menstruating while working night shift as a nurse. Since this time, I have found a new job with normal hours, THANK GOD! Anyways, I went for a second US today and am very upset. I went for my first at 6w1d and a gestational and yolk sac were found, but no fetal pole or heartbeat yet. I also measured 4 days begin, at 5w4d. I went for repeat US today and there was a fetal pole and heart beat, but the HR was only 93. The fetus measured at 5w6d when I should be 7w5d today. The yolk sac was also larger than the fetus. My MD was not in that day, so I was only able to speak with the tech that did my US. I go for a repeat US in a week and feel like this is agony, playing a waiting game again. I just want to know what my odds are in all of this that this will carry on to be a normal pregnancy. I am optimistic because there is a fetal pole and heart beat which is a change from my first US. However, I feel like there are so many odds against me with the findings. Being a nurse makes it even worse because I know all of the things that can go wrong. Any advice you have whether good or bad would be greatly appreciated to give me some peace and clarification.