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AM 5 weeks 5 days pregnant and a working woman, my doctor has advised me to take rest for 14 days as in the ultrasound the foetal pole could not be seen as in there no heartbeat.Is there somethiing serious as normally people are not advised to rest so early..can anybody tell me the reason or guide me..
MrsHoro responded:
I don't know much. I'm not a doctor.
5w is often too soon to hear a heartbeat. They didn't look for mine at my 5w3d OB.
For what I just read its common not to see the fetal pole until 6weeks.
"5 ½ to 6 ½ weeks is usually a very good time to detect either a fetal poleor even a fetal heart beat by vaginal ultrasound"

"...identified at 6.5 weeks with abdominal ultrasound imaging, and 6 weeks with vaginal ultrasound"

"The fetal pole becomes visible in a transvaginal ultrasound somewhere between 5 to 6 weeks of gestational age, but any small error in dating the pregnancy can throw that off because the early pregnancy development varies so much from one day to the next."

Listen to your doctor. I think your doctor wants to make sure that your LO gets a good hold. If your job is stressful physically or high passed it might be harder for your baby to get good and attached.

Remember your baby is really tiny right now.

Take care and rest. Enjoy knowing that you are doing whats right for the baby.
DH, Roxxy(furbaby, 4), Abby(furbaby, almost 2), EDD 5/15/12
sumis replied to MrsHoro's response:
I have my first prenatal appt on nov 8 when I will be 5 weeks and 5 days .I am also worried as during my last pregnancy I had ealry nasuea and all classic symptoms of pregnancy early .now I don't have any such symptoms except some cramping and shortness of breadth .

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