hi there brandi,
i too had a miscarriage last year and it was hard. had an evacuation done, felt like a very surreal situation to be in. we started to try soon after and i was preg again two months later. last month i gave birth to our daughter emma and she is a joy. i felt very alone at times when i had the miscarriage but on thinkbaby there are lots of people who have been through the same thing. it helps a lot hope you benefit from coming on this site.
I had two miscarriages. One in December and one in March. They were fairly straightforward and both at 8 weeks and the doctors couldn't tell me why as I'm in good health and have regular periods. I'm now 20 weeks pregnant with a baby boy. All through this pregnancy I've been scared of miscarrying again, so I completely sympathise with those of you who are in the same situation. It hurts when doctors tell you miscarriage is common, but the truth is it really is common and many women who have 1 or more miscarriages go on to have healthy babies without ever knowing why they had to lose one. Until I lost mine I didn't know another woman who had miscarried, but since then so many people that I know have told me of their own losses that I never even knew about.
Hi, I have been reading this site for months and only just plucked up courage to join! Had 1st m/c Jan 07 at 8 wks, after experiencing spotting for 12 days. GP sent me for scan at EPAU and tho I knew exactly how pregnant i was they tried to persuade me that all was ok and to come back in a wk to see if the baby had grown. V frustrating as I knew the measurements were 3 wks behind what they should be, and that there should be a heart beat. The baby had obviously died at about 5 1/2 wks. I m/c 3 days later, returned for a scan the following wk, fortunately a d and c wasn't necessary. Had absolutely no advice on what to do if miscarriage should happen, and afterwards none on when to try again, what poss causes could be etc. Am now experiencing 2nd m/c at 6 wks (after 9 mnth of TTC): last experience has prepared me but it is certainly not any easier. Everything is happening quicker this time - 4 days of spotting whereas it was 12 before. Scan tomorrow, but there isn't much point in going I don't think as I know that I will not be pregnant by then, and will not have finished m/c either. The most helpful thing for me has been to read about other peoples experiences to give me hope for the future, and to realise that I am not alone in all this! Every tiny detail of other peoples experiences can help if you can relate to it - sometimes I hang on to every word! Thanks to everyone for their honesty and openness!
I miscarried in July at 9 weeks pregnant. A real shock as I already have a three year old daughter and didn't expect anything to go wrong. I found the lack of information about what actually happens once you have miscarried a real problem (e.g. recovery period, when does the bleeding stop etc). I opted for medicene rather than an op to remove the baby as I am Insulin Dependent diabetic and didn't want the risks of a general anesthetic. Emotionally my husband and I are doing well although nervous about how we will feel if I get pregnant again. We are trying , no luck yet but early days. Seems like everywhere I go there are pregnant women and can't help feel very envious. Three friends have also recently given birth and holding their babies has been hard - wishing that it was mine. Our three year old asked for weeks afterwards if there was a baby in mummy's tummy, which was difficult to answer.
Good luck to all those trying or recently pregnant.
Hi, It has been reassuring to read the posts on here, as sometimes you feel quite alone going through this. I have just discovered that I am pregnant was undergoing tests for my irregular cycle when the scan showed a gestational sac carried out loads of tests to check so fingers crossed. I had a missed miscarriage last October and it devestated us both, lots of tears and hormones all over the place. I have to say the support I got from the hospital was good. I can't stop myself from thinking that the same will happen again (I am 37, so realising that biological clock is ticking too). Thinking of booking an ealry scan which the hospital advised this week part of me wants to part of me doesn't! I suppose time is the answer.
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