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My wife is first time pregnant & is in 8 weeks 5 days doc said no cardiac activity today, last week ther was flickr, what has happened in this period?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Embryonic demise

In general the heart beat should be present on us by 7 1/2 weeks.
This may well be an embryonic demise (missed abortion or miscarriage where baby's heart has stopped, but no other symptoms). Would have us repeated in a few days to confirm this is a demise.

In brief: Embryonic demise

In general the heart beat should be present on us by 7 1/2 weeks.
This may well be an embryonic demise (missed abortion or miscarriage where baby's heart has stopped, but no other symptoms). Would have us repeated in a few days to confirm this is a demise.
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