Hi, all. I'm pregnant (or so I think) and freaking out. Just had my first prenatal appointment this morning. Last cycle began on 6/6/10, which means that due date calculators online and at the doctors suggest I should be about 9 weeks. My cycles are usually longish (33-35 days or so) but were six weeks each in April and May.
Due to some minor bleeding, I was sent for an ultrasound this morning. The tech said that the baby was measuring only 6 weeks and 4 days. They *did* find a heartbeat, but it was 90 bpm approximately (tech said it should be around 170). Everyone at the doctor's office was very grave, very serious, saying the obligatory stuff about how we can still hope--obviously devastating to hear--but I've since read some stories of women's due date calculations just being off by a few days or weeks even. Is it possible I just ovulated late? I mean, it's a good sign that the heart rate and size match, right?
Anyhow, I'm SO SAD and nervous/worried. Any insights, advice, reassurance? I'm headed back for a follow-up ultrasound in a week or two. Sigh. Give me strength, ladies!