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15/06/2018 at 15:07
hello im just wondering if anyone can share any success stories.
I went for an early scan due to a small amount of brown discharge and they said that the baby was measuring 6 weeks with no heartbeat as yet. I thought I had just turned 9 weeks as my LMP was 10th April and I was using an ovulation kit so assume I conceived on 23rd April when we got the positive from our ovulation kit.
I have to go for another scan in 2 weeks time, I really can’t see me being that far behind so fear I may have lost the baby. Has anybody been in a similar situation and come out ok?
15/06/2018 at 21:52
16/06/2018 at 03:56
If you know for sure when you conceived based on using ovulation tests then it does sound like you may have had a missed miscarriage. I’m sorry! My first pregnancy ended in a missed miscarriage very similar to yours. I was 9+2 and had a very small amount of brown spotting. Went to the hospital and they scanned me... baby was measuring 6 weeks with no heartbeat.
did you have bloods taken? If not, go ask your doctor to do a quantitative HCG blood test... they will measure he level of HCG in your blood then you go back for another blood test after 48 hours and they’ll measure it again. It the level drops then that confirms a miscarriage. It’s totally unfair of them to expect to you wait 2 weeks in this limbo! Especially as you know when you ovulated so you know your dates can’t be wrong.
16/06/2018 at 13:26
sorry that you are going through this, I also had a similar situation. I was sure of dates and actually baby still had a heartbeat when I had early scan, I should have been 7 weeks + but only measuring 6 weeks +. We went for another scan 2 weeks later and it was a mmc.
Really sorry I can’t be more positive, but that’s only if you’re sure of dates, of course sometimes dates can definitely be out.
I had 2 missed miscarriages and 1 spontaneous one but also have 2 healthy daughters and 39 weeks with number 3 so try to stay positive and also would consider getting in at your epu for a scan asap (tell then you’ve had bleeding) , as the waiting is so hard
04/07/2018 at 20:18
thank you so much for your replies. i did actually end up having a miscarriage whilst abroad (We got back last Friday). Bleeding was really heavy but luckily wasn’t in pain whilst away. Had a scan the morning we got home and it confirmed everything had passed. He said there is 8mm clot there but they wouldn’t intervene with a d&c unless it’s 15mm or over and it should pass with my next period.
How long did you wait before TTC again ladies? I feel ok emotionally, I’ve sort of come to terms with it now the physical part is over. the bleeding has stopped, just occasionally some very light brownish discharge on odd days but guessing this is just things getting back to normal? I’ve had no bloods taken the EPU have signed me off now and I’ve done a preg test and it’s negative now so all the hormones must be gone.
I really want to try again asap, however the doctor did advise us to wait until I’ve had 1 period. We also go abroad again in October and I’m thinking should I wait until after that to risk miscarrying again due to flying etc ? I know there’s no evidence of this being harmful at all but I want to be so careful with the next time. If there is a next time, fingers crossed. Would you advise to wait until after then?? It just seems so long away!
Any advice is appreciated, thanks again for replying and congrats oborn, sorry for your loss sw2 have you had a healthy pregnancy since if you don’t mind me asking? Just a bit anxious cos obviously this is my first too and I hope it’s not a sign of things to come xxx
05/07/2018 at 00:12
Sorry to hear that brookes. Yes after my 2 miscarriages I went on to have a successful pregnancy with my son who is now almost 3 & I am 15 weeks pregnant again now with twins... so having a miscarriage is definitely not the end!.
Usually you can try again straight away so long as there are no complications... the only reason the doc advises to wait is so that they can accurately date your new pregnancy but that’s not really necessary as they can do that by a scan. I would though say wait 1 period because of the clot you have... im no expert but I would be concerned that that could affect implantation if it was still there so I would feel happier waiting for that to pass with the next period then trying again.
With regards to flying... most docs say it’s safe to fly in the 1st & 2nd trimesters. My personal experience has left m cautious after I went on a 3 hour flight at 26 weeks and ended up in hospital for 4 days with pre-term contractions & then on meds for the rest of the pregnancy to stop them starting up again. It may have been a total coincidence but it’s enough to make me not want to fly pregnant again... (although I am being made to this time at 24 weeks.. long story!! 😩). I would say go for it as docs say it’s fine and thousands of women do it every year with no issues.
Good luck ttc again
Today at 04:40
Hi ladies I hope you don’t mind me jumping on this thread. I’m going through a similar situation & just wanted to talk. I should be 9w+2 today however I had some light brown spotting when I wipe last Weds & then an early scan at EPU on Friday which showed only a 6 week pregnancy with no heartbeat. They said it’s too early to know for sure whether it’s a dating issue or MMC & i have to go back for repeat scan in 2,weeks which is really tough. I think I’ve pretty much convinced myself its a MMC, as light brown bleeding has continued intermittently since with mild cramping occasionally although some pregnancy symptoms have continued. What do you think? This is my first pregnancy, been TTC for 10 months :( the thought of starting all over again is really hard.
Today at 05:24
LSR... with both my miscarriages my symptoms stopped suddenly.. so hopefully that’s a good sign for you that things could be ok. I would go ask your doctor to do a quantitative HCG blood test... 1 blood draw then another 48 hours later to compare HCG levels... if they rise then that’s a sign that the pregnancy is still ok, if they fall, it means that the pregnancy is ending. It’s terrible to be in this limbo for 2 weeks so if your doctor could do that for you then you will have some answers sooner.
Let us know!
Today at 11:01
so sorry you are going through this LSR. your story sounds exactly the same as mine with the dates etc. for me the worst part was definitely being in limbo and not knowing what was happening. you may bleed before you go back for your next scan, but you will know if it’s mmc I’m sure as the bleeding would get heavier. Fingers and toes crossed for you it’s just your dates being a bit out. I literally read everything online and there were instances the same as ours and the babies were fine on the next scans. Hold onto hope, you dont know anything just yet.
hope you are holding out ok x
Today at 12:07
Thank you both for your replies 🙂 Thanks for the blood test suggestion, i will request that from my GP. It is a very difficult time just waiting & its comforting to have others to talk to, I will try to remain positive in the mean time...I’ll let you know what the outcome is xxx
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