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Pregnant after ivf! First scan not until 8 weeks

Category: General - Pregnancy Buddies/Groups
Posted by ZasAsd » 31 weeks ago

I see a lot of ladies on here having scans at 6 weeks and even less! My clinic won’t do an ultrasound until 8 weeks. Don’t know how I’m going to be able to wait that long!!!! Is this common for anyone else?

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Reply by LottaAmalthea » 31 weeks ago

I went for an early scan at 5weeks4days as I was having slow rising HCG levels. The doctor couldn’t really see anything other than the beginning of what may have been a gestational sac, so I know some women have early scans to rule out ectopic like I did and any other issues if things are looking a bit different. My clinic generally doesn’t do the first scan until week 7 though, as generally earlier scans don’t show a lot. I am going in for my 7week2day scan in a week. I hope your wait goes fast! This whole process can seem like it is going in slow motion sometimes.

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Reply by MickyMouse » 31 weeks ago

Protocol at our clinic is 2-3 weeks after hcg. My manager at the Biotexcom clinic suggested us doing one before 7 weeks because of the possibility of not seeing/hearing the heartbeat causing extra stress. But I’ve had them earlier before because I had high hcg, so they wanted to check for twins. I think early ones can also be indicated if there’s low/slow hcg or spotting. But I think unless there’s a reason to suspect something awry, they wait until 7 weeks.

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