If the pregnancy test is positive and the doctor is unable to find the heartbeat on scan, an appointment is made for a second scan – usually the following week (or even longer). The missing heartbeat may be an incorrect calculation of the conception date, and the baby maybe younger than was originally thought to be.
How long can a baby stay in the womb without a heartbeat?
This is called an anembryonic pregnancy, which is also known as a blighted ovum. Or it may be that your baby started to grow, but then stopped growing and they have no heartbeat. Occasionally it happens beyond the first few weeks, perhaps at eight weeks or 10 weeks, or even further on.
Will a pregnancy test show positive if the baby has died?
Pregnancy hormones may continue to be high for some time after the baby has died, so you may continue to feel pregnant and a pregnancy test may well still show positive.
How do I know my baby is okay in my womb?
While some signs may only appear at certain times during your pregnancy, many can occur at any stage, including:prolonged or severe vomiting.bleeding from your vagina.a discharge from your vagina that is unusual, or a lot more than usual.severe or long-lasting headaches.dizziness.continuing weight loss.fever or chills.More items