Natural Miscarriage How Did It Start How Long Did It Take

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Allison - July 8

I was just diagnosed with a blighted ovum on Tuesday and now I'm just waiting waiting waiting. I have pads everywhere - my car, my house, my purse and I feel like I'm running to the bathroom to check if it "started" every five seconds. I thought it started yesterday - started bleeding kind of heavy with clots for only about an hour after I excercised, and now, just brown spotting again. How was it for you - did it stop and start? Or once it started, did it all come out?

 

Jen - July 8

It started with spotting that came and went. Then heavy bright red bleeding, I pa__sed clots, then the bleeding subsided and then stopped 7days after it all began. Sorry to hear of your loss.

 

Elyse - July 8

Hi alison heres my story I bleed only a small amount at the toilet or after a bath for two weeks before my m/c. I then had cramps and lower pain like labour pains and it took about 4 hours of intensive bleeding and clotts. I was admitted to hospital as the bleed was intense and had to have the remains removed by dr as it was blocking my cervix not d/c though after that the bleeding went to bascially nothing and i bleed for about 2weeks on and off. They do say if you fill more than one pad an hour or the bleed just gushes from you go to A/E to get checked out so as not to go aneamic with the blood loss.I had a follow up scan two days later to check on remains but i was told not much left to warent a d/c.I was 12 weeks my dates with a blighted ovum but baby had stopped growing at 5 weeks.

 

crisy - July 8

Hi Allison. I am sorry for your loss. I had a natural miscarriage in April. I found out I was pregnant April 10 then all the problems started. Cramping from April 11 until I lost the baby on April 25th. Was in and out of the hospital during that time. Had an ultrasound on April 12 but they couldn't see the baby. Then went to another hospital at the emergency on April 14th as the service at the first one was horrible. I had spotting and +++ cramping on April 13th and my family doctor suggested to go to the ER. On April 14 my hormone levels were very low and I did another ultrasound. They told me not to worry even though they couldn't see the sac or the baby. I was told that it was only the beggining of the pregnancy and that I needed a follow up 2 weeks later. I was put on bedrest but the cramping was persistent. April 24th in the evening I started having more brownish spotting. On the 25th the spotting was turning pinkish and more abundant. By 3 pm I was bleeding heavily and was pa__sing clots. My husband came from work and took me to the hospital. I was very dizzy and was feeling back pain and stomach cramps. I could't walk properly due to the pain. I lost the baby at the hospital. I was 7.5 weeks pregnant. When I went to the bathroom there it was on my pad the size of an egg (sorry for the details). That was the placenta. It was horrible. I had to do another ultrasound on the 28th of April to make sure that everything was out. They also verified my beta hCG levels. The bleeding lasted for 9 days but it slowly decreased and the cramping went away after 2 to 3 days. I hope this information helps you. I am very sorry that you have to go through this. My prayers are with you. Take care. To Elyse: How are you doing?

 

Allison - July 8

Thanks for sharing your stories - I'm sorry for your loss as well. I'm just waiting...waiting....waiting....Jen - how long did the spotting come and go before you started really bleeding?

 

Alison - July 8

When I have miscarried I have taken the pills to start things as was scared of waiting not knowing. It can takes days or weeks before things start on their own. But if you have started bleeding and it's now brown in colour it may be yours has been quick and is finishing? I'm not sure but if the blood is brown rather than red I think it signals things are coming to a close. When I have miscarried with the pills I have bled heavily for about 24 hours with clots then bled like a period for a week, tailing off for the next week after that. It went brown towards the end. Maybe if there is no more blood for another day or so you could ask them to scan you to check if you are finished? That way you won't be wondering if you have. I am so sorry for your loss. My second miscarriage was a blighted ovum it's a horrible thing. I wish you a healthy happy pregnancy in the future and that you will get lots of love and support at this time xxx

 

Allison - July 8

Alison - thanks. No, I don't think it's over - there just wasn't too much blood or anything else. I think it's just stopped for now. Bummer. Thanks for your well wishes - how are you doing? Are you ttc again?

 

Alison - July 8

Sorry to hear that Allison, it must be so frustrating when it stops and starts like that and you just want it to be over. I hope it will be soon for you. We are not TTC just now as our recent miscarriage was our third in a row so we are being tested at the Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic. We get results back from tests next month except for a genetic test which takes longer. So we can't try until we see what the results show. only 1% of women have 3 losses in a row with no successful pregnancies so I'm in a small group (unfortunately!) We are very disheartened though as they tell us about 94% of women they test for reasons they don't find out why it is happening and have to say they just don't know. We really want to find the cause so that upsets us, but we'll just have to wait and see what the results show I guess. It's very hard. This is our 3rd baby lost with no living children so we are very depressed and scared of the future just now. It's just so hard. Thanks for asking how I am you are very sweet. As I said I am very much in the minority - you have a very good chance of a healthy baby next time around. I know you will always hurt for the one you have lost but I believe there is happiness for you in the future and you will have a baby soon. I hope this ordeal will end soon so you can start to try again as you are keen to do. Take care and be kind to yourself-you've been through alot xxx

 

Allison - July 8

Alison, you are so sweet. This is my second m/c - the first was ectopic and my tube ruptured. As my husband says, there's a lot more to having a baby than just getting pregnant...ain't that the truth. I'm sorry you've been through three - ugh. I hope they find something definitive for you so you can get some answers. The good news is, at least you can get pregnant. I've had so many friends that have gone through rounds and rounds of IVF only to go through what you and I have gone through. I wish you lots of luck and I'm sending you good ju ju.

 

Alison - July 8

Thanks Allison, you too. You're right it must be even worse to go through this after IVF and infertility too. I'm so sorry to hear this is your second loss. An eptopic is so bad and losing a tube too. I know someone who had an eptopic (before we knew her) after trying for a baby for 2 years. She has 2 girls now. I really do pray for a healthy happy pregnancy for you next time. Thanks for your kind wishes. Take care xxx

 

Elyse - July 8

Hi crisy i'm fine how are you? any thing to report yet hope you are feeling well good luck to all.

 

Cabbie - July 8

I too was diagnosed with a blighted ovum two two weeks ago. I had a d&c the following Wed. I was supposed to be in my 10th week, but the development had stopped around 6. My sacs however were little but in good shape and were still progressing and putting off the pregnancy hormones so I still had extreme pregnancy symptoms. My dr wanted to do a d&c for many reasons. He thought I would continue as I was for probably another month because my sacs showed no signs of a physical miscarriage occuring soon. Also he said when you reach double digit weeks, your chance of hemorraging becomes greater with a miscarriage and the chance of having to have a d&c following a natural miscarriage becomes greater since it is harder to expel all the material. I don't know how far along you are, but just be watchful. I am nine days out of my d&c and doing physically great. The bleeding stopped (I really only had spotting) at day seven and I never had any cramping. I have had two natural miscarriages this year as well. I do have two wonderful children at home that have substained me as well as my husband. I will be thinking of you. My natural miscarriages all lasted about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks. With my first one, I found out the day before I started to bleed. My HCG was at 34. It was continuous with no problems. The cramping was pretty severe (I was at 6 weeks) and the bleeding was very clotty and heavy. My second was considered a chemical miscarriage because it was only three days after my period should have begun but I did have a positive pregnancy test. It was like a very heavy period. Again, take care and let us know if you have any questions. Don't be afraid to call you dr if you feel something isn't right. This is not something to take lightly.

 

Jen - July 8

Hi Allison, the spotting was on and off for 3 days before the heavy bleeding started. It started off brownish then changed to pink then red. Everyone kept telling me "it's normal, don't worry". I've learned to always follow my instincts, not that I could have changed the outcome.

 

kc - July 8

Hi Allison - Sorry for the bad news. I also mc naturally. I spotted brown to light pink for around a week. The sonogram showed a health embryo around 7 weeks. One day if felt like a water balloon poped inside me and I bled heavy for 3 days and medium to light for around a week later. I am sorry for your loss. If your bleeding is very heavy (soak a pad an hour) for several hours or you have terrible pain go to your doctor asap and have a d&c.

 

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