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First ultrasound Mombie+3 3 kids; That place, Pa, United States 3191 posts
Apr 26th '17

I just had my first ultrasound done. My dr was figuring I was due December 17th but I thought I was closer to December 27th. Well, I guess I was right. At my ultrasound (which was transvaginal) it showed only a gestational sac that measured 5 weeks exactly. So my question is, is it normal to only see a gestational sac at this point? Is there a difference between a yolk sac and a gestational sac? I've never had an ultrasound this early and it's freaking me out. 

ElleCole+triplets Due June 9 (girl); 5 kids; 3 angel babies; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 33265 posts
Apr 26th '17

Yes very normal.

Team❤Pink 3 kids; 4 angel babies; Maryland 4721 posts
Apr 26th '17

Normal.
A gestational sac is what the baby lives in and it's the first thing that can be detected on ultrasound. The yolk is what the baby feeds from till the placenta is fully formed and takes over.

Kansas Bonanno Due November 15; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; North Carolina 2578 posts
Apr 26th '17

I went in thinking i was about 7 weeks with this pregnancy. Ultrasound showed nothing but the gestational sac. Measured 5 weeks exactly. They did blood work and HCG lvl that coincided with 5 weeks.  Went back 2 weeks later saw a baby with healthy heartbeat :) 

tinana+3 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48329 posts
Apr 26th '17

Yes, it's normal.

Mombie+3 3 kids; That place, Pa, United States 3191 posts
Apr 26th '17

Ok thanks so much ladies. 

We ARE the Crystal gems 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Beach city, CA, United States 17882 posts
Apr 26th '17

It sounds normal, one of the reasons they did not give me a ultrasound my first OB appointment last week. I have a ultrasound coming may 6th and I should be around 8 weeks then and will hopefully see something. Good luck mama

OldSoulBeauty Due June 3 (boy); 2 kids; DipityDooBittyBopBop, WA, United States 4684 posts
Apr 26th '17

Yes! That is what is expected at your gestation.