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I am home from the hospital after a miscarriage at 17 weeks yesterday. January 12th 2010 was supposed to be our first visit to our new doctor. We were looking forward to finding out the sex of our baby and seeing our ultrasound for the first time. I was really excited about it. I had been suffering through pregnancy since the beginning with very severe nausea, spitting, and a few other symptoms that made my pregnancy difficult. But I knew when I saw my baby on the ultrasound, I would have the strength to get through and I would get re-motivated about my pregnancy. Well this morning January 12, 2010, I woke up and lost my mucus plug along with a lot of fluid. We went to the doctor's office where they performed an ultrasound and there he was, our perfect little boy moving about with a strong heartbeat. But the doctor told us there was not enough fluid around the baby and he couldn't survive. They wanted to induce labor. Dylan Michael was born at 10:05 pm last night and he was so precious. He looked just like his dad and although he was bruised and discolored, we could only see his beauty. He was a gift from God and taught us so much about love. I am sorry for the loss of any other women on this forum. I know its harder when late term miscarriages happen because you have had more time to bond with the baby and you feel his little kicks. But God knows whats best and he has my little boy and your little on in his loving arms. I pray that all of you find peace in this tough time and understand that it doesn't mean the end.
JennyRose: I'm sorry to each of you, but thank you for sharing your stories. I too lose a baby at seventeen weeks along in May 2010. It was my fifth child. After having four great pregnancies I didn't expect anything different than with the previous this time. I went for my monthly check up on the day I was seventeen weeks. I had no cramping or spotting at all. My doctor was unable to find her heartbeat so she sent me to set up my next appointment so that I wouldn't have to return after my ultrasound across the street at the hospital. My doctor figured she was laying towards my back making her heartbeat hard to find. The tech did the ultrasound and told me to sit tight while she called my doctor. I new already what that flat line meant, still I ask what the babys gender was. She soon returned, and told me the babys heartbeat was absent and my doctor would like me to return to the office. I kinda remember the doctor talking about delivery and funeral and I couldn't take it so I left. It was a Friday so my boyfriend scheduled me another appointment for Monday. That was the longest weekend of my life. I thought I could feel her move sometimes. I didn't understand and still don't know why my body had no symptoms. Monday they did another ultrasound to assure me that it wasn't a mistake, and I went into induce labor on Tuesday. I don't know if I will ever feel normal again. My kids asks when the baby will be home all the time even though it's all been explained to them a hundred times. I just cry when they ask. I went in to have an ultrasound today because the bleeding never stopped. They say I need a d and c. I feel like the trauma will never tame from this. We have talked about another baby, but that seems forever away. Pregnant bellies make me feel sick now. I work with a pregnant girl and I try to avoid her at all costs.

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