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user banned Des Moines, Iowa 1848 posts
28th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Christa Torres:</b>" When I was 8 weeks pregnant, I got my first ultrasound and was able to see a heartbeat. Maybe the ultrasound ... [snip!] ... the ultrasound that was used on your friend wasn't a very good quality one. Good luck! I'll keep my fingers crossed for her."</blockquote>




The equipment can be bad, but typically mistakes like these are due to having a tech who does not specialize in prenatal US. This would be most techs. If you are having an ultrasound done by whoever contracts for radiology in the hospital, they are mostly dealing with disease and trauma. If you were sent to a place that specializes in OB US the equipment and the techs would be able to identify a pregnancy at this point.

Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4251 posts
28th Nov '12

It was the ultrasound tech at her OB's office do I'd assume he/she would be able to find it. Her dr said because there's a sac that its a really good sign and its probably just too early. I'm worried she's giving her false hope. I was 7 weeks 3 days when I saw DD and her heartbeat for the first time.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
28th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Manda Capps:</b>" It was the ultrasound tech at her OB's office do I'd assume he/she would be able to find it. Her dr said ... [snip!] ... too early. I'm worried she's giving her false hope. I was 7 weeks 3 days when I saw DD and her heartbeat for the first time."</blockquote>




It's just so iffy at that point. Could go either way. But tell her to prepare herself for the worst and hope for the best. Waiting to find out was the longest 2 weeks I my life. It was very disappointing.

Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4251 posts
28th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Manda Capps:</b>" It was the ultrasound tech at her OB's office ... [snip!] ... herself for the worst and hope for the best. Waiting to find out was the longest 2 weeks I my life. It was very disappointing."</blockquote>



That's what I told her. She's going to be absolutely heartbroken. I feel so bad for her.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
28th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Manda Capps:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Manda Capps:</b>" ... [snip!] ... disappointing."</blockquote> That's what I told her. She's going to be absolutely heartbroken. I feel so bad for her."</blockquote>



If she has a picture she can compare it to mine if she wants. I have a perfect example of both at 6 weeks because I had twins.

Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4251 posts
28th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Manda Capps:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" ... [snip!] ... If she has a picture she can compare it to mine if she wants. I have a perfect example of both at 6 weeks because I had twins."</blockquote>



Idk if she got any pics.

lisa♥ TTC since Nov 2012; 1 child; USA 390 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting *Nathan's Mommy*:" I had my first ultrasound at 7.5 weeks, there was only a sac and no baby. Went back at 10.5 weeks and saw fetus and the heartbeat."

:!::!::!:
Happened to me as well. except I went back around 12 weeks.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Manda Capps:" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Manda Capps:</b>" ... [snip!] ... if she wants. I have a perfect example of both at 6 weeks because I had twins."</blockquote> Idk if she got any pics."


They didn't give me any pics because there wasn't anything showing except the yolk sac they just had me come back two weeks later and everything was fine