Am I to early to see baby on an ultrasound?

Hey mamas! I recently found out I am pregnant(days ago). Based on my last period, I’m supposed to be four weeks. I got an ultrasound last night. The ultrasound showed that my gestational sac is irregular and large without a fetal pole or yolk sac. My HCG levels were 590. I’m going tomorrow for more blood work to see if my levels rise. The doctors seem to think either I’m too early to see anything or that it is a blighted ovum. Any other mamas went through this? If so, what was the outcome? Thank you.


Mine was 660 in the beginning. I’m now 17 weeks :heart:

Whether HCG levels rise is the most important thing, they should double every 48hrs. Ask GP for more bloodwork so you can check the rise. Totally normal to not see fetal pole/yolk sac at 4 weeks. However the enlarged sac doesn’t sound too promising from my experience. I have had two early losses and in both cases I had an enlarged and irregular gestational sac. I wish you the best of luck.

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4 weeks is too early.

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You should be fine! Take prenatals if you aren’t already! Good luck mama!

Way to early! In nb Canada they ain’t do them until 10
Weeks I believe she said ( I was 13 weeks for my dating ultrasound )

4 weeks is way too early

Too early. Same thing happened to me I was like 5 1/2 weeks and it was the same thing. They kept saying it was probably a miscarriage but a week later there was her little heartbeat.

Way to early girl…wait until 20 weeks or so

Way to early. I’m honestly surprised they even saw the sac that early

Here in NZ we have viability scans at 8 weeks. 4 weeks is def too early

Way to early. Need a 1500 level typically to see a yolk sac .

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My doctor told me that the earliest they can usually see the baby is 5 weeks 5 days. Also HCG has to be over 2000. I went in at 6 weeks 2 days and they didn’t see baby. Went back a week later and there it was with a healthy heartbeat.

I didn’t think you could see anything until 7/8 weeks

Way to early!! That’s why a lot of doctors wait until 8 weeks.

I found out I was pregnant with both of my girls at 5 weeks and had ultrasounds done and can see everything just fine

If you are only 4 weeks, you are too early. We saw my daughters sac and a little fetal pole at about 6.5 weeks. We could really see her via ultrasound at 9 weeks.

4 weeks is too early. Unless something seems wrong you don’t get an ultrasound until 12 weeks in UK

I got an ultrasound at 6w2d and saw the baby and heartbeat. Saw the baby again at 8 weeks. I know 6 weeks is really close to when the heartbeat starts so some don’t see it then snd have to wait another week or so. Usually OBs don’t do an ultrasound until 8 weeks but I had a history of early miscarriages so I was monitored closer.