Update Pregnancy After M C 1st Ultrasound

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Angie603 - January 26

Well, I felt all was going well. My HCG levels are within normal limits. I have been so nauseated lately and have been experiencing many other symptoms as well. The 1st ultrasound they couldn't find a heartbeat. I just got home from my 2nd one. They still couldn't find a heartbeat. The NP said that I would miscarry. There hasn't been any growth in the last week. But in the last week I have been so nauseated and I really feel pregnant this time, unlike the last pregnancy in which I m/c. I was so sure that my baby was okay. She is sending me back for 3 more HCG levels to see if they have dropped. I don't understand why I can't have a baby. She said she can refer me to a specialist to do some bloodwork to see if my hormones are adequate enough to sustain life and do whatever else they do to figure out what's going on. My fiance and I just sat in the office and bawled. Has anybody been so sure about a pregnancy only to lose it? I can't take much more of these emotional ups and downs. Dealing with another loss is too much for me to fathom right now. I could use a friend going through the same thing.

 

stefkay - January 26

Hi Angie, I am so sorry. I just had my 4th m/c this week. I had misgivings and normal worries about it, but deep down felt it would surely be ok. I even bought maternity jeans for crying out loud! I had 3 u/s and the first showed no h/b and the growth lagging by almost 2 weeks. The next a week later showed a hb and growth, but it was still lagging in growth. A few weeks later I was to be almost 11 weeks by lmp (not u/s date) and had another u/s and it showed the baby stopped at around 6.5 wks--right after my 2nd u/s. I had no idea and then it took another week for me to actually m/c (so it was about 4 weeks from time of death before it actually happened). I too was bawling so much in the lab where they were taking blood that they insisted they call someone to come get me and gave me a cloth to put on my head. I totally understand how you feel. Have you had any testing done on your previous m/c (not sure if or how many you have had)? I would go to the specialist definitely. Luckily my OB is a fertility specialist as well--just found that out, so I was glad about that. I had been sent to a perinatologist for other complications I was having and she is the one that discovered the baby stopped growing. She had to send me back to my OB since I was "no longer pregnant"....

 

Angie603 - January 26

stefkay, I'm sorry for your losses as well. How sad....to see your baby's heartbeat only for that moment to be taken away from you. This will be my 2nd m/c. I should go to a specialist. I think that after all of this, I may just get on the pill because I can't keep getting my heart broken over and over again. There is only so much I can deal with. I keep thinking maybe it's God's way of telling me I shouldn't be a mom. But, I know that's ridiculous. I can't believe that amount of women that have several m/c's. I just get so bitter when this happens to me because I always do everything right and it doesn't help. I think I will definitely wait to miscarry naturally like I did last time. I just don't want to go through the pain and seeing everything that comes out. I just don't know if I can get a D&C. I guess it would be good to get on with my life more quickly, but I just don't want to do anything that's unecessary. I've never felt more pregnant and yet I will lose it. It's nice to hear stories like mine for comfort, even though I wouldn't wish any of this on anyone. I bought some maternity pants this time too. Maybe I am jinxed. When I get pregnant, I start reading all my pregnancy books again and looking online at baby furniture just for fun. My 1st m/c happened at about 12 weeks...they didn't do a 1st ultrasound until then. My baby stopped growing at six weeks without a heart beat. With this pregnancy...I had my first ultrasound a little over 6 weeks because of my previous m/c and it didn't have a heartbeat. It is now a week from my first ultrasound, and my 4 HCG levels since then have been rising and perfect. This morning I had my 2nd ultrasound...I am a little over 7 weeks now, just one week from the first ultrasound. They said the baby hasn't grown at all and still doesn't have a heartbeat, so I will get further HCG levels. I have no veins left from so many levels. I don't know. I just am having a hard time I guess believing all of this when I feel so pregnant and the levels are great. Is it possible for HCG levels to continue to rise or stay the same, but have fetal demise? Thanks for listening and good luck with everything. Maybe someday I'll finally be a mom:(

 

stefkay - January 26

Angie, I feel the same way and have also thought "maybe I'm not supposed to be a mom???" It is ridiculous. I am 31 and everyone says, ohhh you're young! I'm like, no--I don't feel like it! :-) I am terrified to get pregnant again. But, just see what your dr says. I do think HCG can rise in spite of the loss. I've heard of levels rising normally for people up to 12 weeks and then they go for an u/s and have a blighted ovum. actually, that may be totally different because in that case there isn't anything in the sac? Oh, I'm not making sense now. I also got a pregnancy book from my best friend and she even was hesitant to give it to me, but did so after the u/s where we saw the hb. It broke my heart to put all that stuff away. I hadn't taken out the baby name book I bought with my first mc yet and it's still in the box where I added the pregnancy book. Some day...I hope to try again in the next few months if my dbf will be willing. He's had it at this point and I don't blame him. It WILL get better...I feel so much better now that the m/c has actually happened. I decided to go with the d&c because I couldn't wait any longer but in the time between scheduling and the actual procedure it happened naturally. I'm on here quite often so just holler if you need to chat...{HUGS}

 

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