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This was my 1st pregnancy and now going to be the 1st miscarriage!

The hospital did a scan yesterday and said that the baby hasnít developed the way it should have. We are disappointed and want to get on with life and trying again.

My Questions are: Do you know when you are about to have a miscarriage?
Does the blood just drop out or is it slowly?

Iím scared of not knowing. :confused:

Thank you for help
i am so sorry to hear about your sad news. When i had m/c i knew it was happening as i had period pains and 12 hours later i started bleeding just like my normal period and then loosing some stringy clots tmi but i hope this eases some of your worry my actual m/c itself was not too bad it was the upset that hurt the most it was my first pg too. I wish you so much luck and happiness for thefuture take care :angel:
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how tough it is to move on after having a miscarriage - especially when it's something that you really, really wanted. I will tell you that it should not affect your future abilities to get pregnant. I was actually pregnant again 2 weeks after my miscarriage and am now 23 weeks pregnant! We were not trying, but obviously we did not use precaution.

For me, my miscarriage started with just a little bit blood, one morning, when I wiped. Slowly throughout the day it got heavier. By bedtime, I started cramping along with the bleeding. After a few hours of really bad cramps, it eased up a bit, I took a Tylenol PM & felll asleep. I was 8 weeks pregnant, but the baby had passed sometime around 6 weeks.

I'm very happy that I miscarried naturally though - I feel that I got some closure on it & it was my experience with the baby I didn't get to keep.
I had a blighted ovum 13 years ago, first of all I knew when I got pregnant and I knew I was even tho the tests came back negative for the first 2 months, they decided to do a blood test which came back inconclusive, so I was frustrated, I had all the symptoms, morning sickness, sore breasts, my hair was falling out etc, so I decided to go and get one final urine test. Finally it was positive, I knew it, and I was so happy, by this time I was approaching my 3rd month, I felt really good until one day I woke up and was spotting, this was my first pregnancy, so I freaked a little bit. I went to see my doctor and she informed me that my cervix was opened and I cried so hard, I thought it was the end of the world. I started bleeding heavier and cramping, but nothing would happen, so they admitted me to the hospital and induced labor, let me tell you what, that was very painful, they gave me demirol, but that didn't do much but make my head want to sleep! I was induced for 9 hours, finally I was dialated enough to push out a sack, the baby died at conception, but my body didn't know it and was going through the pregnancy like its suppose to, I delivered a 3 1/2 month old placenta. I cried so hard I broke the blood vessels in my face. The pathology report indicated that due to the blighted ovum, I could have carried full term, how awful that is why they induced me. I feel for all of you out there that has to go through all of this, I have since had 3 more miscarriages, the only reason they can find is that I have Polysistic Ovarian Syndrome. I am 38 now and I have given up, I can't afford infertility, and I have other health problems such as diabetes and I just don't want to put my body through all of that and for what? Another loss? No thanks, I will adopt if I decide to be a parent.
Do you know if you have a retroverted uterus? I do and knew the conception dates of both pregnancies. I was almost nine weeks with both pregnancies before I saw my babies. Even my eight week u/s with my second baby showed an empty sac and I turned down the D&C at 7 and 8 weeks. I've no idea if this is the case with you or if you do have a blighted ovum because they are common but it is best to know without a doubt before scheduling a d&c. If you do a search online of misdiagnosed blighted ova and miscarriages, you'll find so many stories.

Either way, you're in my prayers.
Hello All,

Sorry for your loss. It is not an easy process to go through. I am still suffering mentally through my loss in Apr 05, still a little frustrated and angry. Especially when you know you did all you could, and others are doing so well even mothers who use drugs, alcohol, etc.... plus I am 37 and my clock is doing the tick tuck everyday!!

But anywhooo...........

This may sound dumb - Please explain to me what a Blighted Ova is??

Cupcake, a blighted ovum (the word ova is plural for ovum) is a condition in which an embryo never develops but the sac continues to grow anyway. It's cause is unknown. It almost always ends in a miscarriage at some point but most women opt for a D&C rather than waiting it out.

Love and Prayers, Kelly

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