posted by Mel
After 5 days of waiting for the OB’s office to get back with me about my concerns about the gestational sac, I finally broke down and called them again. When they called back, the nurse had conferenced with the doctor, and neither of them even HAD our GS measurements. They just said the ultrasound looked normal. I, in the meantime, have watched the video anew and have now seen that, at 9 weeks, the sac was measuring just 4 mm larger than the embryo. According to the Internets (and not blinkie shiny naive preggo boards either– mostly abstracts from studies, like this one), a sac that is less than 5 mm larger than the embryo = 80% chance of a miscarriage.
After explaining my worries to the nurse, I get this response– We wouldn’t have even measured the gestational sac if you hadn’t requested it. It looks normal to us– cute, in fact. (CUTE?!) If it’s too small, there’s nothing we can do about it anyway. Get off the Internet, and enjoy your pregnancy.
How the fuck do I do that?