I'm new here! I'm 36, and about 8 weeks pregnant (foetal age 6 weeks ) for the first time! I'm such a bundle of excitement and anxiety! I'm looking forward to being part of the community here. I've had no morning sickness and nausea just for a couple of days. Other than some tiredness, I don't feel any other discomfort.
During my first scan at 5 weeks, the doc found a relatively large fibroid of 10 cm (about 4 inches?) on the outside and towards the top of my uterus. Everything else was normal with the gestational sac. There was no discernible cardiac activity yet - but I assume this is because it was pretty early in the pregnancy. My doctor was worried about the fibroid and suggested ending the pregnancy and going in for a myomectomy to remove the fibroid sooner rather than later.
We were just not prepared for this and are now pursuing other opinions. I got a second opinion from a doctor who said it's too early to act, and it's best we wait and look at foetal development. Everything we've read online tells us the type and location of my fibroid will not interfere with foetal development. It might get bigger and cause me discomfort and pain... But nothing that suggests the extreme step that my first doctor recommended.
I'm due for my second scan next week. I'm just sitting tight and focusing my attention on my little one hoping s/he will grow strong and be nurtured as we get through these anxious days.
Thank you, kbjoe. Unfortunately, things have changed drastically for me... I had a miscarriage (diagnosed as a "missed abortion", where the embryo is developing on course but stops growing at some point... )... So my pregnancy has ended for this time around. We are deeply heartbroken, but encouraged by the doctor's diagnosis that this had nothing to do with the fibroid, and that sometimes the pregnancy is not viable for a range of unknown reasons and maynot have any impact on future pregnancies.
So now I'm waiting to recover and then will start out on the opinion circuit again.
Thanks for all your support and for sharing your experiences.View Thread
I'm so confused. My first scan was 2 weeks ago when the foetus or the gestational sac was measured and estimated to be 4 and a half weeks old. But they couldn't find any sign of cardiac activity. They asked me to come back in a couple of weeks - so I'm due for the next scan on Monday, the 28th. The first doc who saw me was v. concerned at lack of cardiac activity; but from what I've read, it might have been too early... what have others' experiences been? I'm really anxious about the 28th