17th August 2009 14:30Hi Ladies, Just to give you some background...I'm a lurker on this forum as I want to know what's ahead of us when we start TTC next year so please excuse me if my knowledge isn't the best. Anyway, a Polish friend of mine recently found out she's pregnant (about 9-10 weeks now she thinks). She thought that 12-14 weeks was a really long time to wait to have the first scan and she's the first to admit she's clueless and has loads of questions so her and her DH decided to go to the MediPol doctor (medical centre geared towards Polish patients, no language barrier etc.) for an early scan. So they went for the scan yesterday and paid €100 for it only for the doctor to tell her she was NOT pregnant! She said the doctor was horrible, didn't explain a thing to her, nothing. She went home, cried, slept then her husband insisted they go to the hospital to double check as he didn't trust the Polish doctor. In the hospital she had a blood test yesterday evening and then a scan today. She called in to tell me what happened. She said the nurses and doctor were just so nice and that they explained everything to her. They confirmed that she IS pregnant and that her dates could just be wrong (her periods are irregular so she's not sure of dates). I went to the pharmacy with her looking for a test that would come up with how many weeks gone she is as opposed to the pregnant / not pregnant ones. They didn't have any of that type and suggested a scan to determine how far gone she is. She has a scan next Tuesday in the hospital to check up on her. I suppose I've a few questions to ask you helpful wollies on her behalf... When is the earliest you can see the baby / hearbeat on a scan? (She said she had a 'mini period' possibly implantation bleed around July 10th - would this mean she's only 6-7 wks gone? - when does implantation occur?) Should she be concerned or is it simply just too soon to see heartbeat? (if I understood correctly, the sack can be seen on the scan but no baby / heartbeat) Is it common for doctors to tell you you're not pregnant when you are? I just found that SO shocking and an awful thing to tell her. What can she expect to see in the scan she has next Tuesday? Her and her husband are of the mentality that if their little bean isn't a sticky then it was just meant to be , they're just relieved that they're able to get pregnant in the first place (they tried for a year without success 2 years ago and this little bean was a very welcomed surprise). Sorry for the long post but I know there are some great wollies out there that can answer some of these questions so I can reassure her as she's really worried and I want to do what I can to calm her nerves a little. Thanks in advance.