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Hi....
On June 17th, my DH and I learned that our IVF cycle was successful and that I am pregnant.  (happiest day of my life...other than our wedding!) 
Date of harvesting follicles and fertilization was June 1st and transfer of 2 embryos was on June 6th.
We were automatically scheduled to see the Dr. fertility specialist on July 6th (whether IVF cycle turned out in a positive or negative)....and given the positive, they added on an ultrasound scan.
The ultrasound showed the sac and yolk......but no embryo was visible.  My heart fell to my tiniest toe....as I had hoped to see something.  The technician and my Dr both do not present as alarmed....."just too early". 
On July 6th, my Dr stated that I am 6 weeks and 1 day pregnant (she counts from day of transfer apparently).  Next ultrasound will be July 15th.
Could someone give me some feedback?  Should we be a tad worried about an unviable pregnancy....or is this actually common?
I am experiencing morning nausea (and have recently begun to vomit).....is this a good sign?  Though, I suspect that you can still feel nausea with a sac/yolk?
Look forward to hearing some words of wisdom
Take care, Gwendolyn
 

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Hi Gwendolyn,

Congratulations on the BFP and please try not to worry!  I had my first scan at 5 wks 5 days, and saw just a tiny sac.  We had another scan 2 days later and saw the yolk sac for the first time but were told that it was very small, which put a lot of doubt in our minds.  However, when we went back for a 7 week scan, they finally saw the embryo and a lovely heartbeat!  So we went from being really scared that we had a non viable pregnancy to an embryo which is exactly the right size.  Obviously they do a lot of growing in just 7 days.

The fact that you are still having pregnancy symptoms is a really good sign, so although it is the hardest thing in the world to do, try to relax - the yolk sac in itself is a good sign.  Can you try and get an earlier scan to reassure you?

Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you.

Love,

Catherine
 

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hiya

try not to worry. I had my first scan at 7 week and it was so tiny all u could make out was the heart beat and that was all. The hospital told me that any earlier for a scan was too early and we wouldnt be able to see anything.

I have just had my 9 week scan today and they did an ultra sound instead of an internal and we could just make the baby out on the picture. It was so relieving to see the heartbeat.

Try not to worry everything will be ok it just takes that little bit longer sometimes.
best of luck, have a healthy pregnancy.

Mandyw
 

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I have heard that it can be difficult to detect all the 'necessary bits' on an early scan, and often can't get a heartbeat until 8 weeks.  I wouldn't lose hope yet, but wait and see what the next scan tells you.

I was lucky - I had a scan at 6 weeks and could see the fluttering of a tiny heart but I know not everyone gets this and it doesn't necessarily mean it's bad news.

Fingers crossed, really good luck!!

Love Katie x
 
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