Hi all, I’m confused when I should be celebrating.
First, just to vent… I’ve been frustrated that while my 1st IFV was a success, the level of monitoring that I’ve received post transfer has been minimal. I got a positive beta of 54 10dp5dt and my doctor did not request a second beta (I snuck in on my own for a 2nd 4 days later) or requested any tests for progesterone levels.
I had my first ultrasound yesterday at 6weeks, 3days (4w 3dp ER). The tech was pleasant and wasn’t positive or negative, just kept saying, well it’s really small, it’s really early. Even so we saw and [U]heard[/U] a heartbeat (very faintly, for just a few seconds). Great news, I know! I should be celebrating! But then she measured the fetal pole at 2mm and said I was measuring 5 weeks, 5 days. She didn’t say that was bad or okay, cause for concern, or perfectly fine, or anything else. ( I don’t know what the heart rate was, she didn’t tell me or couldn’t determine it. We’ll pick up all the printed results on Monday. )
I called my doctor and she said, well that’s great come in on Tuesday to discuss, and it looks like you’re ready for release to OB.
But I’m so confused. If I’m measuring behind, even with the presence of a heartbeat, shouldn’t I have some more monitoring before I’m just turned loose? I’m going to ask this on Tuesday of course, but my feeling is I’ll get a brush off as my doctor has been so laid back and casual since the beginning. Something I haven’t really been able to complain about given that we were successful with our 1st IVF. I sort of feel like her attitude is if it sticks it sticks, if it doesn’t it doesn’t, more monitoring isn’t going to change the outcome.
(None of my worries are helped by the fact that I don’t feel particularly pregnant. Sore bb’s but that could be from the progesterone I’m taking. My skin is breaking out, but other than that, nada. I should be grateful I suppose, but I just wish my body would give me a clue!!)
So I guess my question is, should I be worried that I am measuring only 2mm at 6 1/2 weeks - 5 days behind. Is that measurement accurate? I thought you could only see a heartbeat when it reached 5mm, but the tech seemed so sure. Should I demand more scans, more blood work… ?
And also, for those of you who have been released to an OB, did you feel like you got comprehensive care that is specific to your IVF pregnancy or have you felt like you just got shuffled in with the rest of the normal fertile, no big woop, prenatal care. I will of course ask for a referral to someone who has experience with IVF, but I’ll be starting from scratch with someone new as sadly my old ob/gyn went off my insurance.
Thanks for your help! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving![U][/U]