Well today I had my first scan. Not a routine scan..far from it. Yesterday I suddenly didn’t feel pregnant and even though I woke up this morning feeling queasy and had sore boobs, it soon went. So I thought it was best that I spoke to the doctor about it. She then referred me to EPAU (early pregnancy assessment unit) who saw me this afternoon and they sent me for an ultrasound. My goodness I will never ever get used to having a full bladder.
During the scan I was told that the baby’s heartbeat was beating fine and was measuring 9 weeks and six days. I knew that the date would change because they told me that this would happen when I told the midwife that I didn’t have a period after my miscarriage. It was having a good wriggle, being told this made me cry. I was so worried. I was expecting the worst.
Was then sent back to EPAU and they gave me the scan picture and told me that all was well apart from I had a 28 x 6 x 11mm dark patch just outside the sac. They said it was blood, so I need to expect there to be some brown blood or none at all. I have to go back to the doctors if I bleed red blood. I googled this (this is terrible to do most of the time, but not this time) and it seems that this is called subchorionic bleeding…I think.
I am pleased that I had the scan as it reassured me and made me rather happy. Plus I can now expect some bleeding, I would of been in a worse position if I had not known about it coming, mentally!
So here is my first scan picture..9 weeks and six days!