The Cause Of Heartbeat In The Fetus Has Not Been Found At 8 Weeks Of Pregnancy?
, yesterday I checked my wife’s pregnancy to an obstetrician. At 8 weeks gestation, pouches appear. However, when examined through transvaginal ultrasound, there has not yet been found a heartbeat in the fetus. Although a kind of egg yolk appears. The doctor asked us to come back in the next two weeks. Nevertheless doctors have explained a number of possibilities, including the worst, namely, the fetus does not develop. To this day, my wife still feels nausea and vomiting as if she was pregnant. According to the doctor, what is the situation that is being experienced by my wife? Anyway, this is the fourth pregnancy for the wife. First, in 2010, but a miscarriage at the age of 12 weeks. Then the second and third in 2012 and 2014, where we have been trusted by God to have two sons. Thank you!
Hello Daniel, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
The process of fetal development in the womb starts from the first day of fertilization of the egg by sperm until the birth process at 38-42 weeks. During the process many things can happen to the mother and fetus.
Fetal heart rate can be detected starting at 6-8 weeks gestation, but in some conditions it is difficult to detect. Ideally, at 10 weeks the heart rate will be easily detected. That is why you are asked to return to consult the next 2 weeks.
Some possibilities that occur in your pregnancy are:
Blighted Ovum - pouch of pregnancy formed without fetal development. Ectopic pregnancy - Pregnancy outside the uterus. Grape pregnancy - An abnormal pregnancy shaped like grapes. In some cases the above actions will be performed by the same obstetrician, namely terminating the pregnancy by a variety of different methods depending on the case. Responding to your pregnancy history, the possibility of the above will increase in pregnancies that occur at more than 35 years of age, compared with pregnancies under the age of 30 years. The number of previous pregnancies can also affect this.
There is nothing you can do at this time. You can only pray for the safety of your wife and fetus. And you don't need to worry too much because your obstetrician is sure to do your best, and provide the best choice for your family. At this time ask your wife to rest completely, and limit activities to prevent pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, etc.
That's all the answers I can give, thank you very much. :)