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Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 11:11pm

Hiya

I had the Nuchal scan done at 12 weeks with my twins as I wanted to prepare myself if there was anything wrong. I was 33 and DH 31. Mine was fine but its your choice on whether to go ahead or not. The Nuchal scan has to be done before 14 weeks and is only offered free in our area if you are expecting multiples as the Triple test is not accurate for twins. I wasn't even offered this anyway as the NT scan is done instead of this.

Here is a bit info for you- hope this helps:
a nuchal translucency (NT) scan is the best screening test for Down's syndrome when you are having twins. NT scans are performed from 11 to 13 weeks + 6 days of pregnancy. The blood screening test that is offered at 16 weeks when you are expecting one baby does not work very well when there are two or more babies. This is because the blood test relies on the fact that babies with Down's syndrome tend to have higher hormones (hCG) and lower proteins (AFP) than babies without Down's. If one of your twins has Down's and the other does not, the low levels of AFP from one, for instance, will be masked by normal levels from the other.

An NT scan will measure the fluid at the back of both babies' necks so that each baby can be given its own individual risk for Down's syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. The NT scan will detect about 75 per cent of babies with Down's syndrome. Research shows that combining the scan with a blood test to measure two hormones hCG and PAPP-A (called the combined test) can improve the detection rate for twins, though it's important to determine at the time of the scan whether or not the twins share a placenta because the levels of PAPP-A are normally lower in twins that share a placenta.

Before deciding whether or not to have a nuchal scan for twins, you need to think very carefully about what you would do if one baby has a high risk and one a low. The only way to know for sure if your babies are unaffected by Down's is to have a CVS or amniocentesis, and the risk of miscarriage following these procedures is doubled with twins. Also, if one baby is found to be affected and not the other, you may be faced with some very difficult decisions. Of course, if the twins are identical they will either both have Down's or they will both be
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Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 9:54am

Thanks for all your replies, my DH read the leaflet last night and so we'll be having a chat about it tonight and try and decide what to do. I'm very much moving towards not having the scan, i agree with what you have been saying that it's really about what you'd do with the information. I personally don't think i'd risk an amnio, and i doubt i'd move towards a termination if we were given a positive result, its even more complicated with a twin pregnancy. I'm a bit worried that my DH will move towards having the test, but he'll say we'll do whatever I want - don't really feel comfortable with the situation at the moment.

It seems that pregnancy is just going to be one hurdle after another!

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Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 1:10pm

Just had my scan

hi all

well last night i had some more brown spotting and dreadful pains so i rang my epu this morning so they said for me to go down and they would scan me again.
And i saw my baby and its little heartbeat which she said was very strong and it measures 4.2 and that they couldnt see where the bleed was coming from.
Is my baby the right size for what it should be the nurse said it was but ive read others and theres are biger than mine.

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Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 2:32pm

RE: Just had my scan

Hi Zoe,
It is so difficult to measure something that is just a few mm! Plus there is a range of values because no two babies are the same, and no two sonographers taking the measurements are the same, and machines differ also!
So normally there is a range of +/- 5 days for these types of measurements.

There is a calculator here for working out the gestation from the length of the baby:
http://babymed.com/Tools/Ultrasound/crow…th/Default.aspx

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If you enter in 4mm, it works out to you being 6 weeks 4 days, being only one day difference is pretty darn good!

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Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 5:04pm

great news Zoe :) you must fee; relieved now!

Willopants, that calculator is fab, I could spend ages on there working out how big the babies will be at various dates!

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Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 5:07pm

Thank you for this thread - very interesting reading. I'm starting to educate myself on these things now. I thought I knew my options - but that was before they found two babies in there! :D

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Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 5:24pm

Same here - Ros by the way I am so pleased your scan went well the other day.

I didn't know anything about these scans before so starting to look into it now. It seems that every couple of weeks brings a new scan or test to stress over! And I haven't even decided about hospitals yet!
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Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 11:44pm

Zoe it is so good to see the heartbeat. I wouldn't worry about the size just concentrate on staying strong for your lo. Good luck.

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Friday, July 24th 2009, 12:59am

Congratulations Zoe!!!

I've merged this thread with your other scan threads to keep things nice and tidy x





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Had my scan today

To those who know me from previous years on here, I just thought I'd let you know that we had a scan today at 7wks+4. This was our third ICSI but this one was at BCRM. The scan showed twins and there were 2 lovely heartbeats, however 1 is measuring a week behind. The sonographer today didn't seem too concerned about it as it had a heartbeat, but I know from lots of girls that one being a week behind isn't always the best. We get scanned again in just over 3 weeks' time, so will have to see how we get on. We're completely over the moon, but in complete shock as we didn't expect to get twins at all. It's so scary but we do feel blessed.

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Congratulations Addy - Hope your little twin catches up.

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Monday, July 27th 2009, 11:13pm

Hi Addy congratulations on the twins. I hope that the smaller one grows and catches up with the other. Good luck for the future.

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Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 8:41am

Hi Addy :D

They told me at Bristol they've been having quite a run of twins lately :snigger:

Congratulations hun, that's wonderful news - it's the most amazing experience!

As for one being behind the other, it is very early days hopefully the smaller one will catch up a bit - mine measured about 4 days apart at first but little one had caught up by 12 weeks.

Wishing you a very happy and healthy pregnancy :xxx3:


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Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 12:09pm

i had a scan that also showed twins that were of different sizes. On the scan it looked like half the size of the other one ! However, i was told this is normal for twins, and at my scan yest ( 8+6/40) both were of similar sizes, and had completely caught up - so don't worry !
Fantastic news that you are expecting twins - its such an amazing feeling isn't it ! xx

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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 12:27pm

12wk scan at 14w1d? Is this too late?

I called my NHS hospital about a date for my 12 week scan and she said Tue 8th September (i.e. 14w1d)!!!!!!!

I said that was too late as that is 14w1d and I'm entitled to one before then. She said they have it down as 13w6d (they are so cheeky, they know the dates my GP wrote) and that it their limit for scans so it's ok. I said no way was it ok as I know the dates as it's IVF and it's definitely 14w1d rather than 13w6d. She even had the due date Mon 8th March so she could see that 40wks is a Monday so their dates don't tie up. Then she said they had no space before that as so many staff on summer holidays!!!! That's not good enough.
I'm sure I am entitled to one before 14w1d, doesn't that give me NO time if I want an amio or something like that? I have been told by genetics that I seriously need to consider CVS or Amnio duie to genetic issues (hence the PGD). DH and I may choose not to have them but the hospital don't know that.
They are so frustrating, I've aksed her to sort it and call me back, I bet she doesn't. Give me back my ACU any day, I think they should branch out into full maternity care they are so fab. Any ideas what I can do if they won't budge dates?

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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 12:41pm

that really is rubbish hun, like you said, you might want to have an amneo. the only thing i can think is to ask to speak to someone in charge of her and explain your situation to them. there must be something they can do, even if it is just to put you on a list incase there is a cancellation.


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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 12:46pm

oh hon how frustrating? I totally agree you should have a scan before 14 weeks? and yes ACU are so much nicer, to the normal maternity depts we are just numbers I am afraid.

The only other option would be a private scan? although i understand why should you pay when your entitled to one? ask to speak to her Manager or someone higher up, explain your situation and see what they say. I am sure they must have to fit in emergency scans if they have to?

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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 12:57pm

will they be doing the nuchal fold measurement? If so, then definitely too late and I would go to your GP and get them to intervene.

If they don't then I am not sure what you can do to get them to budge dates. I've heard of people in my area not having scans until 15w (but they don't do nuchal fold here).....

You would still have time to have an amnio as a lot of people choose to have these on the back of the triple blood test which isn't done until 16 weeks.

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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 12:57pm

Thanks ladies, DH is saying that he'll pay for a private scan for 12wks and I'm happy to do that, but that's not the point really, if the NHS says the 12 wk scan can be between 11wks and 13+6 then surely they have to be within those dates. 14+1 is just wrong. The bookings lady on the phone said she would talk to someone about it but I just don't trust them. They can't expect people to stop needing scans on time over the summer just so they can all have their holidays!

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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 1:02pm

I can see you are upset Ros, but is your main concern not having time for an amnio? If so, then you still would have time so I wouldn;t worry about that.

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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 1:02pm

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will they be doing the nuchal fold measurement? If so, then definitely too late and I would go to your GP and get them to intervene.

If they don't then I am not sure what you can do to get them to budge dates. I've heard of people in my area not having scans until 15w (but they don't do nuchal fold here).....

You would still have time to have an amnio as a lot of people choose to have these on the back of the triple blood test which isn't done until 16 weeks.

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I don't think so Jens, I think it's just the usual 12 wk 'dating scan' - at least that's what download says on the internet. And as it's twins I'm not sure of the dates for the tests as I think something different happens as some tests don't work for them (will ask Mavis as she just had one). I did tell the lady it was twins but she didn't seem to care. And as for the genetic issues, she hadn't got a clue how that could impact.

Not sure my GP will be any good as she is a bity of a wimp and had never heard of chromosome translocations/ PGD either.

I don't know if the main concern is the amnio as we might not go for it, but I just feel that we deserve the option. There must be a reason why their limits are 11wks-13+6 so why go outside them?! It just sounds dodgy to me, especially as they are pretending my dates are different to the ones set in stone by the IVF tx and the 7wk scan report they were given.

Also a CVS has to be done before 14wks I'm sure and that was recommended to me too at the genetic counselling session.

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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 2:32pm

Ros I understand how you feel.

I felt very let down by the whole system too, I have genetics issues too as you know and when I asked for a referral to gentics specialist I got a very cold "You dont need to see a geneticist just cuz you had IVF" I could have cried.

They dont seem very helpful and I have known people who havent got their 12 week scan at all which is so frustrating, I know what its like to be screaming for someone to see the worrie you have but no-one else seems to care.

Sorry not been much help just saying I understand

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Ros - I just wanted to say I'm disgusted with your hospital.

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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 2:49pm

I believe that, ideally, they like to perform a CVS between 10th and 12th week, though it can be done later (though I think you are right and it is not done after 14 weeks).

As for the amnio - I think these are usually done between 15 and 20 weeks.

Once again, it is all down to postcode lottery, sonographers available to PCT, etc, etc as to whether or not the guideline dates can be met. It frustrating but the NHS are just sooooo stretched :sadface:


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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 3:06pm

Thanks ladies.

I think I've made up my mind to get a nuchal scan privately at 12weeks so that will put my mind at rest and the NHS 14wk scan will just be a 'nice' to see the babies opportunity (assuming all goes ok, I still can't believe they are really there and going to make it) x

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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 3:42pm

Believe it hun :D
Private scan sounds excellent idea

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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 3:53pm

Private scan

Hiya,

Yeah, private scan sounds like a good idea to me as well. You'd think that given it's twins, they'd be a bit more keen to take a look in there eh?! Unbelieveable! I think you're well within your rights to be annoyed Ros, I would be too. And I probably will be once I get to 12 weeks and I still don't have a scan appointment! Grrrrr!

I think the nucal scan has a very small window of opportunity (11w1d to 13w4d or something???), but obviously a dating scan doesn't really matter, so they send any old appointment.

And what I don't get is why some hospitals will do you a Nucal scan and others don't - you HAVE to go private. In my case, my PCT will allow me to pick between Watford hospital and the QE2 in Welwyn - both the same PCT - but one will do a free Nucal scan (amazingly - the smaller on of the two!) and the other one won't. You have to arrange it yourself with a private clinic. Weird. I dunno how they work this stuff out, I really don't.

Good luck with the private scan, I'm sure it will be brilliant to see them...

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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 4:10pm

Hi Ros, it is worth finding out if they will do a nuchal scan on your NHS scan. If they do it is worth persisting on getting an earlier date. I am surprised that you are not being seen by a fetal medicine specialist at your hospital. I think if they do nuchal scans at your hospital get your GP to intervene and get an early date for scan as its his/her fault for writing the wrong due date. Or other option is to call antenatal assessment again and ask to speak to antenatal midwife : I am forgetting what they are called, edited to say just remembered ask to speak to a antenatal coordinator; explain to them why you are keen on nuchal scan before 14 weeks as you have a translocation and babies may need amniocentesis. But all this is worth doing only if they have facilities for nuchal scan in your hospital. Anyway speak to your GP or mw and get a referral to fetal medicine specialist anyway.

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I have booked a private nuchal scan at 12w1d now (25th Aug) and am happy about that, quite excited really. Thanks for all your advice ladies.

Rightans, my GP didn't get the dates wrong, I don't even think the antenatal clinic got the date wrong, they are just 'pretending' that I am 13w6d on 8th Sept rather than 14w1d which is so naughty of them.

So the NHS can stuff it and I won't worry about late dates from them, we haven't gone through all this IVF and PGD to not get the care we need at this point so we'll do it ourselves in addition to the NHS x

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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 5:24pm

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Good move Ros - shame it has to be this way, but I guess you have to resign yourself to it in order to look after your babies...

How exciting to have a scan to look forward to!

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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 7:11pm

Glad you are all sorted with a private scan. It is a shame that you have to do that. But atleast you will have peace of mind and get to see your babies twice. One word of advise though don't mention it to NHS staff that you are having a private scan. I have heard stories of them cancelling the NHS scan if you have had a private scan. So Mum is the word.

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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 7:42pm

Awww hun, it's terrible isn't it? They are supposed to be done before 13w6d so they sure are being cheeky.
I would still try and push for an earlier NHS one if you can and then you can cancel your private one, you shouldn't have to pay really should you!
I'd probably do the same and go for a private one too though if they wont budge. Where are you having it done? Just thought i'd share the link for the clinic i used for growth and 4d scans on Harley street which was a wonderful place http://www.hscfw.co.uk/index.html just incase you're looking for somewhere to have one later. (Not FZ endorsed link)




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thanks ladies,

I found this official detail on why 12 wk scans shouldn't be later than 13+6 - thought you may find it interesting:

The reasons for selecting 13 weeks and 6 days as the upper limit
are firstly, to provide women with affected fetuses the option
of first rather than second trimester termination, secondly, the
incidence of abnormal accumulation of nuchal fluid in chromosomally
abnormal fetuses is lower at 14–18 weeks than before
14 weeks, and thirdly, the success rate for taking a measurement
at 10–13 weeks is 98–100%, falling to 90% at 14 weeks because
the fetus becomes vertical making it more difficult to obtain the
appropriate image.

Good plan about not telling NHS about private one Rightans.
I am going to force the issue next Thursday at antenatal appointment. I can't believe I am actually going to be having an antenatal in less than a week either!
even if the NHS do move the scan I believe the private one will be more thorough and explain things to me and DH more so I really want to go there whatever now.
Thanks for the link Mich, I'm going to go to another one Harley St for the nuchal one at 12+1.

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Friday, August 7th 2009, 12:48pm

Glad to hear you sorted your private scan Ros, know it costs but if it make you feel better so what? I paid for a private scan at 10 weeks, I was in there less than 10 mins and cost me £100! but... to me it was priceless and put our minds at rest.

I would ask your M/W to see if she can speak to the hospital about the scan date too as they may be able to do something? xx





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Friday, August 7th 2009, 3:27pm

9 week scan

Hi all I went to my local epu today as I was having strong pains again and they scanned me and they informed me that my baby is measuring at 9wk 2 days so really pleased.
But they also informed me because my baby was dated I will not receive another scan till I'm 20 weeks which I'm a bit gutted at as I really wanted one then.

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Friday, August 7th 2009, 3:31pm

Congratulations Zoe :smile: :smile: :smile:

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Friday, August 7th 2009, 3:32pm

RE: 9 week scan

you can always book a private scan hun.

I know it is disappointing, but NHS resources are stretched and scans are not a medical necessity x


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Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 8:49pm

First Pregancy / Scan - Advice Pls

Hi, I got a BFP result yesterday after 2WW from ET 2 days after EC. When I rang the clinic they told me I was now 4wks pregnant as they had manipulated my cycle (I thought I would be 2wks?) - any idea how they work this out?

Also I am booked in for a scan in 4wks time, so I will be 8wks - is this normal? Is there anything I should do between now and then?

Do you normally wait until after 12wks before having the usual tests done?

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Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 9:28pm

Hi Jess,

Congratulations on your BFP!

For a natural pregnancy the doctors calculate how far gone you are by the first day of your last period, which is usually 2weeks before ovulation. So with IVF they take your EC as the day you ovulate so they count back 2 weeks before that.

Clinics do vary in treatment after a BFP but they will all give you a scan around the 7 to 8 week mark, then hand you off to your doctor and midwife for your 12 week scan and further treatment.

If however you have any bleeding this might change. I had bleeding for 2 weeks, I had 3 scans in 1 week, 2 at my clinic and 1 at my local hospital, but my last one at the clinic was at 7 weeks, then they handed me over to my doctor and midwife who I'm seeing in Saturday! I'm 8 weeks now, gonna ask for another scan at 9 or 10 weeks just to check everythings still ok.

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Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 8:07pm

Thanks Beth, that is really helpful.

Good luck with your pregnancy too! :D

Seems very strange, I have like a tightness in my belly, seems like I am full all the time. Hopefully all will go well.
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Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 10:42pm

Hi JVA and many congrats on your BFP!

This link will help you work out how pregnant you are! Taking EC as 2 weeks, you'll be about 4 weeks pregnant when you get your BFP, give or take a few days, depending on whether you were told to test after 14, 16, however many days.

WORKING OUT WHEN YOU'RE DUE

I had my first scan after my IVF BFP at 7 weeks. I think that's pretty average. If they do it much earlier there's a chance that they won't be able to see everything and you'd have to go back a week later anyway.

As for anything you can do - nope! Just sit and wait and worry and wait! I thought the wait for the first scan was even worse than the 2ww!

By usual tests, do you mean the dating scan and nuchal scan (usually done at the same time)? These are generally done at 12 ish weeks. The dating scan won't mean much to you as you already know EXACTLY when your baby was conceived! The nuchal has to be done by 13+6 I think.

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Thursday, October 29th 2009, 8:55pm

Thanks Jodie, that is real helpful.

I still keep thinking this is surreal and wondering whether I am really pregnant, as sssssooo worried!

Guess this is normal and I just need to count down until the 8wk scan.

Thanks again :D
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Friday, December 4th 2009, 12:19pm

Just had my NT scan at the Fetal Medical Centre in Harley Street. Such a relief. My age related risk of 1/199 was reduced to 1/4000 and was probably lower but that was the lowest reading the computer could give.

The doctor spent over 45 minutes scanning my twins. There was only a tiny amount of fluid behind their necks (which is good) and we saw their brains (huge!), the blood flow through their hearts, their nasal bones (the absence of which is another marker for Downs), their kidneys already functioning and producing urine, the blood flow into the umbilical cords plus lots of waving and kicking from 4 arms and 4 legs which were all over the place! It was amazing and the best £200 I have ever spent!

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Friday, December 4th 2009, 12:26pm

Happy 12 weeks NW! So pleased your scan went well, it's a good place to go as they do explain everything thoroughly, and you get ages to watch your babies! x

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Friday, December 11th 2009, 2:22pm

Early scan - what to expect?

Hi girls,

my clinic has agreed to scan me early this time as I had a blighted ovum in my last cycle. They'll be scanning me on 23 December, when I'll be 5 weeks 5 days pg. They warned me that it might be too early to see anything... just wondering what to expect at this stage?


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Friday, December 11th 2009, 3:21pm

I had a scan at 6 wks they are the internal ones it looked like a little prawn on the screen I did see a tiny heartbeat which was fantastic so hopefully you should can't see 2 days making that much difference, they are very very tiny and look nothing at all like a baby but it is the most amazing feeling ever looking at your baby on the screen even if they do slightly resemble seafood!!!! LOL very best of luck to you xxx

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Friday, December 11th 2009, 4:31pm

It could be too early to see much, as a couple of days can make a lot of difference at that stage. I had a scan at 5 weeks, and saw the sacs, I went on holiday at 6w, otherwise I would have had another scan then, the Dr. told me there was no point in another scan before 6w as it would be too early so I had to wait until I came back. You can at least see that the sac(s) is the right size and in the right place, so it's still worth it (and you never know, you might get to see more!).
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Friday, December 11th 2009, 5:02pm

Oooh thanks girls, I hope I do see something!

I could actually be 6+1 on that date depending on how you calculate it. 5+5 if you take my LMP date as embryo transfer plus 2 weeks, or 6+1 if it's egg collection plus 2 weeks. (My clinic does the former, but I know others do the latter!)

I'd love to see a little prawn with a heartbeat :D


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