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2/26/14 9:58 A

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My husband and I have miscarried FOUR TIMES in the last two and a half years.
We are pregnant again, but there is some concern - and we are scared again.

My last miscarriage was a blighted ovum (the empty sac that you mention).
They found the empty sac at six weeks in, but I did not miscarry until 10 1/2 weeks.
When I did, it was very painful, extremely bloody, and required a D&C at the end of it all.



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11/12/13 8:04 P

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i went in for my 1st appt at 12wks 1d on 3/29, and we found the baby gone. baby appeared to have stopped growing at 9wks, but placenta kept growing, so had a d&c on 4/1, but think my body was starting to figure it out over that weekend. it was a long wait from friday to monday. HUGS and peace to us all...

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I am so sorry to hear all of this. I am sending you my prayers and hugs. I had a miscarriage 4 years ago and two weeks later I found out I was pregnant again my little "Rainbow Baby" he was born at a health 9 pounds and was just amazing. When he was 3 months and 2 days old he died of SIDS. This was and still is so hard on our family. 5 months after he died I was pregnant again and today I have a healthy (sassy) two year old little girl who has brought so much joy into our lives. After such a horrific loss its so hard to even want to try again but after Ashton died I read a poem titles "Another Child" and it was pretty much your child who lived telling others about your story. At the end the child says I'm only here because my mother decided to try again. I will never regret trying again as scary and terrifying it was for way too long heck I'm still terrified something will happen to her but I have had her for 2 years and what an amazing 2 years it has been. Hang in there all I can recommend is don't give up hope.

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2/14/13 5:12 P

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I had a D&C 2 weeks ago, and then a few days ago my doctor told me that it might have been non-viable due to it being a partial molar pregnancy. UGH. It's not life threatening, but it does mean I have to do weekly blood tests and wait 6 months before trying to get pregnant again.

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1/23/13 5:09 P

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I still haven't had any spotting at all - some mild cramping, but nothing terrible. I go in for one last ultrasound on friday. I am leaning towards scheduling a D&C, because stringing this along just feels emotionally draining. I've been exercising a lot, eating way better - I'd like to really work fully on moving forward, which I don't feel like I can do while I'm waiting for my body to recognize and miscarry. Not to mention, I've heard that doing it naturally can be insanely painful. i guess I'll wait til Friday and make decisions after that...

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1/21/13 8:39 A

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Ugh, I remember your original story well because it made me really feel for you.

As far as your second experience--I have gone through this twice. I went through it twice last year. In Dec 2011 and then again in Sept 2012 my baby stopped growing around 6 weeks. I went in for appts at 8 and 9 1/2 wks, respectively, for each pregnancy and didn't think anything was wrong. My body also didn't want to MC on its own:( I ended up having 2 D&Cs because I just wanted it to be over with.

After all this, I ended up at this well-known fertility center in my town. They tested me for absolutely everything and found several things that they could treat me for. I'm on Metformin for PCOS (even though I never had irregular cycles and we've had zero issues conceiving), I am on a low dose Synthroid because of my short personal and extensive family history of thyroid disorders, I'm on a baby aspirin because of 1 copy of a gene mutation I carry that can cause clotting disorders, I went on progesterone at 3DPO, as well as Lovenox injections at that time (again, for the clotting risk) and as soon as my pregnancy was confirmed, I started taking HCG injections every 3 days (to keep my levels high).

I'm not sure if you've had all this testing done that I had done last year, but hopefully your doctor will be willing to do all sorts of testing. Clotting disorders (you can carry several different gene mutations for these), can most certainly cause early and late term MCs. There are also a SLEW of other genetic tests I had done (like CF, Fragile X, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Antinuclear Antibodies, Natural Killer Cell, Lupus or Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, DRVVT--which is how they found out about my gene mutation that gives me the clotting disorder risk, etc etc.)

After all was said and done, they took about 15 vials of blood from me.

I wish I could give you some hope right now because I know EXACTLY how you're feeling about your current loss--if that's what it is:( I cannot imagine going through your previous loss and I will keep you in my prayers for all that you're going through.

Feel free to reach out to me anytime, for support. I have to say, I wouldn't (and our marriage wouldn't) have made it through last year without therapy. A good therapist can do wonders. Please hang in there, be kind to yourself and let yourself heal, and remember that there are so many others out there that have been through similar experiences.

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1/20/13 6:04 P

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I had a perfect, dreamy wonderful first pregnancy - up until 6 days before her due date. Then I went to the hospital because I hadn't felt her move for a few hours, to find out she had no heartbeat. I delivered her body 3 days later. This was about 3 months ago.

I found out I was pregnant again - and so happy. I had this feeling that if only I could have a baby, I could make all this terrible WRONG get right again. Get back on track.

Went to the doc for what I thought would be my 7th week, and she said I had an empty sac. We did blood tests, and I went back a week later for a 2nd ultrasound. Still an empty sac, with it measuring at about 7 weeks. My progesterone level was 12 and my hcg was 29,400 and then 33,000. But she said she thinks my pregnancy wasn't viable, and to think about my miscarriage options.

I have had zero bleeding or even a little bit of spotting, and it's been almost a week since that second ultrasound. I have no idea how long it's supposed to take before I miscarry naturally. And in the meantime, I keep reading all these 'miracle' stories online about women who saw empty sacs and then weeks later, there was a fetus with a heartbeat. My husband is done - he has written it off, has decided there never was a baby, and we should move on. And he probably won't to try again for a while because this has been terrible for us. I, on the other hand, keep taking my prenatal vitamins every morning and can't quite help but think that maybe, maybe, maybe there is hope. It's hard to let myself hope at all, though. So I go around and around in circles, torturing myself.

anyone have any experience with this?

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