Hi - I am trying to process what has just happened at my appointment today. Previously, I had went to my first prenatal appt. four weeks ago, and they measured the pregnancy at 6 weeks. We heard the heartbeat at 135 bpm. We even saw the little bean in the sac.
Today, I went in for my regular prenatal visit at 10 weeks. I told them of light spotting over the weekend, but no cramping. They tried to find the hb on the doppler, but didn't seem concerned when they couldn't find it. We went right to the ultrasound. I could tell by the tech's face that something was wrong. She said that there was no longer anything visible in the sack, and that the sack measured 7w 3d. I will be meeting with another doc tomorrow to go over options.
It just seems so crazy to have continued to "grow" and experience symptoms (nausea, exhaustion, etc.) after everything ended. I even had to get out a pair of maternity capri pants over the weekend. How has my body not known the baby died 2 1/2 weeks ago? And does the body really reabsorb the baby so that there is next to nothing visible?
The OB said they will likely schedule me for a procedure by the end of the week.