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Re: Still waiting
May 19, 2001

You can see the heartbeat very early on a sonogram. I saw my baby's heartbeat at 9 weeks and the technician measured his heartbeats per minute.

I don't know what else to say about your situation as I have never been faced with the circumstances you are in. I've been through 2 miscarriages and they happened relatively fast. As you may recall the first one happened when I was experiencing heavy bleeding that wasn't normal for me when I do bleed heavily. I just had a feeling that this wasn't right for me. I went to the doctor and sure enough I was having a miscarriage. I knew I was pregnant for maybe 5 hours at the most. That was 2 years ago on the 21st of this month. My second miscarriage is the one I saw his heartbeat. I carried until I was 17.5 weeks along and then one night my water broke. I went to the hospital at 9 and at 3:55pm I delivered my son Dylan.

I can't begin to imagine what you must be going through. I worry about your health if indeed the pregnancy isn't viable and what it may be doing to your body. I can't think of how to ask what I want to ask without being forward. Please accept my apologies in advance if I offend you but I'm wondering what does your midwife say about carrying this baby around if your worst fears are true. Does this make you prone to infections because of carrying the baby or does/will your body respond like you are pregnant until it decides it is time to let nature take its course. Again, I didn't mean to offend you and I'm sorry if I did offend you but I am only trying to understand what you are going through.

As for the complete and easy miscarriage; you're right they are never easy. For the first one I did have to have a D&C and I probably should have had one after my second loss but I didn't. Had I not delivered the placenta when I did, I would have had one by my doctor's orders. I just wanted to grieve my loss and not prolong it any more than what was necessary.

Molly, I wish you peace in your life during this difficult time. You have sincerely been in my thoughts since I last wrote to you. I wish you the best but again, I also wish you peace. Take care.

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