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We came to know my wife is Pregnant on Sep12 , she under went Vaginal scan on Sep 28 doctor told she was hearing less heart beat in sac,
Doctor asked to come again on Oct5 for scan, my wife under went scan on Oct5 then doctor told that she was not hearing any heart beat,
Doctor told its a Miscarriage.

I wanted to know after 2 months of pregnancy why heart beat stopped ???
What is the actual reason for not having heart beat ?
How can we avaoid next time ????

Please eagerly waiting for your reply. reply ASAP as high Priority.
its URGENT.


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replied October 9th, 2017
Miscarriage and Stillbirth Answer A62343
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It would be highly impossible that a ultrasound can miss a live intrauterine fetus.

With transvaginal ultrasound, it is possible to identify the gestational sac by 4 weeks and 3 days gestation when the mean diameter is 2 to 3 mm. A gestational sac can be seen as early as the fifth week of pregnancy or three weeks after conception.

The yolk sac is the first structure seen within the gestational sac and, when seen, confirms an intrauterine pregnancy. The yolk sac is seen by transvaginal ultrasound when the mean gestational sac diameter is 5 to 6 mm and should always be visualized when the mean gestational sac diameter is greater than or equal to 8 mm.

A fetus can be detected as early as the sixth week of pregnancy and definitively after the eighth week of pregnancy when more of the development of the fetus can be seen.

A fetal heartbeat appears on an ultrasound as a small flickering image and the earliest this can be detected is at about six-and-a-half weeks into pregnancy.


The chance that you may have a spontaneous miscarriage would be high.

Any loss of pregnancy within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy is called Miscarriage. Such miscarriage is seen in about 10-23% of pregnancies.

Most miscarriages occur within the 12 weeks of pregnancy and are caused due to abnormal chromosomes of the baby.

For most women, a miscarriage is a one-off event and they go on to have a successful pregnancy in the future.

I hope the information here is helpful.


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