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What are the chances of miscarriage after seeing a heartbeat of 131 at 6 weeks 5 days when the embryo isn't growing properly only at 6 weeks 2 days?

What are the chances of miscarriage after seeing a heartbeat of 131 at 6 weeks 5 days when the embryo isn't growing properly only at 6 weeks 2 days?

Low: Actually a fetal pole measuring 6 weeks 2 days when you are 6 weeks 5 days pregnant is fine. Babies come in all sizes -plus or minus 5 days measurement (ahead or behind) is fine. Also not everyone has 28 day cycles and if you did not ovulate on day 14 of your cycle, dates may be measuring a little off. Were you told this was abnormal, because I do not think it is, unless i missing facts. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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What are the chances of a miscarriage after seeing a heart beat?

What are the chances of a miscarriage after seeing a heart beat?

Decreased: The statistics show that 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriages but this is significantly decreased once you have seen a heartbeat. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If babys heartbeat is normal at 9 weeks are the chances of miscarriage decreased?

If babys heartbeat is normal at 9 weeks are the chances of miscarriage decreased?

Pregnancy: The presence of a normal heart rate at 9 weeks reduces the risk of miscarriage. Most studies show that the presence of a normal fetal heart rate decreases the risk of micarriage to 3 to 5% (as compared to 15-20% before seeing a fetal heart rate.) there are a number of factors that can impact the risk of miscarriage, and good prenatal care is critical to improve the chances of success. ...Read more

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I had 2mc before. This time saw a strong heartbeat and baby moves at 6w5d,8w4d,11w4d and 12w4d. What is the chance of miscarriage?

I had 2mc before. This time saw a strong heartbeat and baby moves at 6w5d,8w4d,11w4d and 12w4d. What is the chance of miscarriage?

Low: Most miscarriages happen in the first trimester (before 14 weeks). At 13 weeks, the risk is still quite low, about 2.5%. So you have better than 97.5% chance of a pregnancy without a miscarriage! Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is my chance for miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen at 6 weeks. Everything else measured fine as well. So worried, 1st baby!?

What is my chance for miscarriage after the heartbeat is seen at 6 weeks.  Everything else measured fine as well.  So worried, 1st baby!?

Depends on symptoms: In general if you are not bleeding or having significant cramps its very likely you are going to have a normal pregnancy. However, there are no guarantees. Having said that, i would relax and enjoy being pregnant. Take your prenatal vitamins and start regular OB care. ...Read more

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Scared to have a miscarriage. Scared i'm going to go to the dr a d find no heartbeat. What are the chances? I'm 7w 3d and had a mc in sept.

Scared to have a miscarriage. Scared i'm going to go to the dr a d find no heartbeat. What are the chances? I'm 7w 3d and had a mc in sept.

U need to go: At 7 wks should be able to see a htbeat , u need to know everything is ok or not, after only 1 prev miscarriage your chances of a 2nd one are no greater than anyone else, if u have a 2nd one - hopefully not then your chances for a 3rd go up more. ...Read more

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Chances of missed miscarriage after hearing heartbeat at 8w3days? Heartbeat was 173bpm..

If the fetus: was visualized sonographically with cardiac activity at 173bpm, there is no miscarriage. It won't increase or decrease the chance of subsequent miscarriage, however. ...Read more

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My dr did see an amniotic sack with no heartbeat yet she wants to check again on mon but with my levels being low does this mean miscarriage?

My dr did see an amniotic sack with no heartbeat yet she wants to check again on mon but with my levels being low does this mean miscarriage?

Not Necessarily: She will be looking both for changes in the ultrasound and in increases in the betaHCG. You don't know anything at this point. I know it is hard to wait, but until you know what the numbers show and what the ultrasound shows you just don't know what is going to happen. I wish you nothing but good thoughts and increasing levels ...Read more

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At 9.5 weeks with twins, heartbeats were 167 and babies are 2.7cm & 3cm. At this point, what are the chances of miscarrying one or both twins?

At 9.5 weeks with twins, heartbeats were 167 and babies are 2.7cm & 3cm. At this point, what are the chances of miscarrying one or both twins?

Chances are lower: Obviously twins are a higher risk for complications than a single gestation but with 2 very healthy heartbeats you certainly can breathe somewhat easier. Your OB will go over with you risks of twins at the various gestational ages but i would try to relax at this point. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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