When I got to see the baby’s heartbeat at 7 weeks, and the doctor told me I could only be just over 5 weeks, I KNEW something was wrong, but they insisted on treating it as a viable normal pregnancy, and that I’d just got my dates wrong. I KNEW I hadn’t!
After some more spotting a couple of weeks later, I went back to the EPU for another scan. It was a rather blunt sonographer this time, who told me that some bleeding was normal during pregnancies. I felt like I was being treated like a hypochondriac who was freaking out over nothing, and therefore wasting NHS time.
When she started doing the scan, she had the same stroppy face as earlier, but her voice softened when she said “I’ll take the measurements then discuss it with you when I’m finished”. I knew at that point what she was going to say, and I do hope she then realised that I DO know my own body, and was quite right to request a scan.
It hurts having seen the heart beat, then for the pregnancy to end. It hurts more that no one listened to me when I said something was wrong the first time.
On the plus side, they have said if I get pregnant again, I will get a scan at 8 weeks to see what is happening.