I will be having an ultrasound by about the end of this week to make sure this pregnancy isn't an ectopic/tubal. They are waiting until my HCG is 1800. will we see a baby yet? a heartbeat? What are they looking for this early?
At 4 weeks you might not see anything yet, but by 5 weeks you'd likely see a sac. At 6 weeks you'd see a fetal pole and possibly a heartbeat, but sometimes it takes until 7 weeks or a little past that to see the heartbeat. This early I suspect they are trying to see if there is anything in your tube or in your uterus to indicate the baby is developing in the right location. Good luck to you!
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Wow, 4 weeks. That would mean the embryo would only be 2 weeks old. There wouldn't be a heart yet. The embryo is a two-layer ball of cells. They couldn't see an embryo that small. Maybe they are looking for abnormalities in your tube. If the embryo is 4 weeks old (6 weeks pregnant) the embryo is 0.25 of an inch long. It doesn't seem like they could see something that small. There is a head and tail but no heart. Weeks 7-8 (9-11 weeks pregnant the organs form). At 9 weeks the heartbeat may be heard by ultrasound or dopler.
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