Hi Mariarus25. Thanks so much for your post – we always welcome feedback, positive or negative, as we always aim to make our articles as accurate and as helpful as possible.
We spent a lot of time talking to sonographers before writing this article, so we're surprised that you think what they're saying is not in line with what you have studied. We'd be really keen to know more about your studies – and what you have learned. Perhaps you could drop us a line at [email protected] and tell us a bit more?
You're right that we did include 'anecdotal stories' in our article. We used them to illustrate the key points we were making in the articles but the quotes we used were all centred on the real experiences of pregnant women posting in our forum. We are confident that we are not using these quotes to 'misinform women', as the key points in our article were all sourced from expert monographers.
It's interesting that you say that ultrasounds between 8 and 10 weeks are the most accurate. In the UK, most pregnant women don't have an ultrasound until they are at least 12 weeks pregnant. Perhaps you are based in the US, or another country, where ultrasound practice is a bit different?
Do drop us a line a bout your studies, please. We'd be really interested to hear more.
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I have a spot on 28 day cycle and know the only opportunity for me to fall pregnant happened on the 4.7.20 so I would be 5 weeks 4 days I had some spotting so early scan. I had a internal ultrasound this morning and she said 7weeks 2days and no heart beat. I'm obviously upset and very confused.