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bubba.kellogg
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I'm 41 and expecting I'm 9 week's no heart beat found yet on ultrasound
I've had 3 ultrasounds an no heart beat found yet when can I hear it the dr. Wanted me to do a d n c but I said no ill wait it out .I've had no bleeding no cramping .I'm not sick is baby ok or dead
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amontes11051
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Re: I'm 41 and expecting I'm 9 week's no heart beat found yet on ultrasound

If your doc suggested a D&C then I would say it's probably not a viable pregnancy...BUT, I heard my son's heartbeat at 12 weeks. I would say wait it out for a couple weeks. If there is nothing then you will be positive. 

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Re: I'm 41 and expecting I'm 9 week's no heart beat found yet on ultrasound
Big hugs. I would call your doc and talk it over with him again, ask what the chances are that baby is doing ok even if you haven't seen the heart beating yet. My care provider was able to find the heart beat so we could hear it at 12 w each time, but we were able to see it on us before then.
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Re: I'm 41 and expecting I'm 9 week's no heart beat found yet on ultrasound

I was diagnosed with a blighted ovum at 6.5 weeks pregnant with my daughter.  I had a sac but no baby.  I went back again at 7.5 weeks and still the same.  Dr. wanted to schedule a D&C but I said no.  I wanted to "miscarry" on my own and still held out a little bit of hope that there was a baby in there.  I went back two weeks later at 9.5 weeks and to everyone's shock there was a baby with a strong heartbeat.  My story is an exception and unfortunately it turns out very different most of the time.  I would just make sure you are 100% sure and so is Dr. (maybe get a second opinion) before you schedule a D&C.  Hugs.

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bubba.kellogg
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Re: I'm 41 and expecting I'm 9 week's no heart beat found yet on ultrasound
I am now 12 weeks dr said hcg levels went down some .said my body well take care of it an get rid of it but I'm still not having no cramps no bleeding no spotting nothing .so I'm still waiting it out I'm going to a different Dr monday hopefully get an ultrasound done monday
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Re: I'm 41 and expecting I'm 9 week's no heart beat found yet on ultrasound
So I am in a similar situation. Went in for an ultrasound today and was told by the tech that she couldn't find the baby's heartbeat. However when I asked the tech what the colors on the screen were she told me that it was blood flow. So I am left wondering how you can have blood flow and no heartbeat. I go back Friday to see the doc, hoping for another ultrasound and that the baby was just being stubborn and has a strong heartbeat!
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Re: I'm 41 and expecting I'm 9 week's no heart beat found yet on ultrasound
That happen to me, however I went to emergency with spotting. The dr had mention to me with ultrasound my baby most likely didn't make it, but ordered an internal ultrasound 40 min later they performed it and there was my baby's heart beat. Was put on bed rest for a week. After that had a somewhat of a normal pregnancy. Anyhow she was born 2 1/2 weeks early. Good luck and keep faith.
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janinebhughes
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Re: I'm 41 and expecting I'm 9 week's no heart beat found yet on ultrasound

I unfortunatly have been down this road 6x the past 2 1/2 years.  For your piece of mind if this is your first you can wait it out.  It takes up to 4 weeks to start bleeding and cramping when you have a miscarriage.  Everyone of my miscarriages were different but no heartbeat unfortunatly not good.  Passing a miscarriage at home isnt bad at 9 weeks.  I have had both and i wouldnt do a d&c again.  I am so sorry.   :heart:

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ari.mermaid
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Re: I'm 41 and expecting I'm 9 week's no heart beat found yet on ultrasound
Most times you can't hear a heart beat (whether it's with the doppler or us) until 12wks or more. However on an ultrasound that early they can SEE if it is...
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lyndseyhannan13
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Re: I'm 41 and expecting I'm 9 week's no heart beat found yet on ultrasound
Has your doctor done hcg levels? Did you get put on progesterone? We did a series and my levels dropped a lot. She did about five ultrasounds total in the 8 weeks. I also had no bleeding spotting cramping and still felt pregnant. I went through with the d&c. The doctor said it helps with closure. I am a nurse so I knew with all the facts presented to me that the baby didn't make it but it was hard to except. She said if I didn't it could be up to two weeks waiting for my body to make it happen. I just had to think that there was a reason this baby wasn't meant to be..still trying to figure out and will never know...
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