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he cannot see the baby yet. Am I at risk ?

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I saw my last period on the 1st of February, and by now and according to my doctor, he said I am 8weeks pregnant now. When I was 8weeks and 1day, I went for virginal ultrasound and the Gynecology said he can see that I am pregnant but he cannot see the baby yet. Am I at risk of anything? I am so confused and crying all day. Is everything okay with my baby?

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replied April 12th, 2012
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A33807
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If pregnancy has been confirmed, you should go ahead with getting serial HCG levels estimated. Doubling up of the hormone levels in 48-72 hours will show that pregnancy is going on smoothly. If levels are not adequate, then external hormonal supplements would be considered to be started to help you in preventing miscarriage/threatened abortion. A transvaginal scan done after 6-8 weeks of gestation will also help to confirm fetal heartbeat, gestational age of fetus/baby along with fetal viability (early scans can fail to detect fetal pole/heartbeat). Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. You can consider getting the scan repeated after 1-2 weeks. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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