Blighted Ovum Can Anyone Share Their Stories

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Mary - November 28

I just found out last week I had a blighted ovum. Never heard of it before. I was 7 weeks 2 days. I didn't have a D&C instead I took medication to get miscarry. I didn't bleed alot, brownish stuff and pa__sed out a dark clot. Dr. says we can try again in 6 weeks, but I am so scared to go through this again. This was our first pregnancy. I didn't have any symptoms before of a blighted ovum. How long do I have to wait to get a regurlar preriod?


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JJ - November 29

My husband and I had our first ultrasound the day of the beginning of our second trimester. We were so excited; we had been trying for a while. They told us that they couldn't see a baby--it looked like it died 6 weeks earlier! It was a huge shock. Two days later I started cramping terribly and this organ-looking thing came out of my body, I was horrified. I guess it was the placenta? I am very depressed. Can't wait to try again...


Ali - December 1

Hello Ladies,


Ali - December 1

Hi Ladies, First of all my thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I just experienced my 2nd blighted ovum yesterday-at 7 weeks. My previous one was June 30th - 10 1/2 weeks. The last one was more difficult being the first for my husband and I, this time is difficult also but we just found out we were pregnant 2 days prior-the last one we thought we were pregnant for over 5 wks-that was devestating. I have done alot of research on blighted ovum but can't seem to find out any preventions? Anyone care to share what they have found or heard from their OB's? Also sinced this is my 2nd in 5 months-does anyone know if I should request a D/C with my dr?? Is this procedure painful? How long for recovery? Best of luck to all you for a strong and health pregnancy in the future.


JJ - December 2

Hi there, I wanted to share with you some info I got from my ob-gyn at my appt w/her: she said that the next time we get pregnant (cross your fingers!) she's going to give me progesterone which should help keep things going. Also, she said that an early u/s at 6 weeks would be done, as opposed to the 12 weeks, when we found out. Anyway I am still bleeding after a week--how long will this last? My dr also said we had to wait TWO cycles before we start trying again! Do you think we really need to wait that long? Let me know. My thoughts and wishes with you all.


Stacey - December 5

I was diagnosed with a blighted Ovum 3 weeks ago when i thought i was 12 weeks pregnant but like you nothing develped pa__sed 5 weeks. 2 days before i went for my scan i told my partner i didn't feel pregnant anymore but it took another week before i started to miscarry we ere obviously devistated but have not given up on trying again in the new year.


Stacy - December 8

On September 12 2005(about 8 weeks pregnant) I went into the doctors because I had a little bit of brown discharge. They did an ultra sound and found out that I had a blighted ovum. I never even heard of this condition before. We were devistated. 2 days later I went in and had the D&C. We did not give up on trying again. My doctor told us we should wait one cycle and could try again. We found out yesterday that we are pregnant again. We are hoping for the best. We go for my first prenatal visit on Jan. 6.


Natalie - December 13

I was 20 when I was diagnosed with a blighted ovum. I was never so confused in my life. Being pregnant at 20 and just at the point where I / my family were accepting the pregnancy (I was 3 months) I started to spot and went to the doctor right away. Then after lots of tests, pain, nausea, confusion, the doctors explained what blighted ovum was. I had a hard time grasping the concept of being pregnant then not being pregnant! I decided to let it happen on its own. Had I known how painful it would be I would have opted for the D&C. It took about 3 days for it all to be over. I almost hemmoraged and I vomited non stop. It's a terrible thing for any woman to go through physically and mentally. I still find myself thinking about it occasionally (12 years later). Luckily I had no physical side effects from the experience but I've never run into any other women who have gone through it. Glad to know I'm not some sort of freak of nature!!!


Tara - December 19

My 12 week ultrasound showed a blighted ovum. I was oddly okay with it as I hadn't "felt pregnant". Two days later I started very mild cramping and light bleeding, and I thought, "I can handle this!" I had told my midwife that I wanted to do it naturally, which she didn't approve. The next day I had intense pain, felt dizzy and was pa__sing clots, yikes! After several hours of this the pain pa__sed and I thought the worst was over. At that point I had this intense amout of fluid rushing out of me, it felt like all my internal organs would fall out...I soaked my jeans to mid-thigh running to the bathroom (sorry if tmi) and all this fluid and god knows what rushed out. But it stopped, and I thought the worst was over. That was in the evening, and in the middle of the night I awoke with intense pain - 10 pain. My midwife told me to go to the hospital, where they did an ultrasound and told me I had only pa__sed 1/3 of what I needed to pa__s and everyone told me I was crazy for not wanting a D & C - I just wanted to wait, give my body a chance. So there's been no more intense pain. Nearly a week after the whole thing started I went to my gyno who, while examining me, said, "I can see the pregnancy, hold still." It was just lying in my cervix and she plucked it out. Gave me pills to close the cervix and antibiotics. It's a week and a half now since the start and I'm still bleeding lightly but I do feel that things have pa__sed. I am incredibly depressed, have no will to do anything which has come as a shock. The depression has been the worst part of this really, the pain was manageable, but also not getting support from my midwife for having a natural miscarriage (I've since dismissed her). Best of luck to you all.


LaceyL - December 20

Does there have to be spotting? I am (according to the doc) approx 5 wks 6 days preg, and 6 days ago my pregnancy symptoms (which were severe and daily) just completely stopped....I have had some mild cramping since then, last night the cramps were a bit bleeding yet, but I am concerned that my symptoms have just stopped. I dont even feel preg anymore. I am afraid this means that the baby may have stopped developing/not developed. Everybody including my doctor has told me that I have nothing to worry about...but I am worried it could not be good. Did anybody loose their preg symptoms abruptly? Thanks for listening guys. :-)


LaceyL - December 20

Oh and to make matters worse, my doc says it is too early to do an ultra sound, so I really have not a clue as to what is going on inside of me. :-(


lisab - December 21

I too had a blighted ovum diagnosed at my 11 week appt by u/s. I decided to wait for the m/c to occur naturally and went back in to the dr. a week later. The sac had shrunk a little but had not moved. It has now been two weeks and I still have not had one drop of blood or any cramping at all during this entire pregnancy. I go in tomorrow for a d&c because I do not want to continue waiting over the holidays. I am actually glad I found out this way - if I had just m/c now at 14 weeks without knowing beforehand I would have been devastated. It's disappointing but the only thing we can do is to try again!


Meredith Moore - December 21

When I was pregnant with my son, whom is now 4 years old I was told that I had a blighted ovum. Thank goodness that I did not listen to the hospital doctor, whom recommended a D&C as I ended up finding out a week after being told it was a blighted ovum that I was six weeks along and my son was developing perfectly. My story: Took the pill for 6 years, and decided to get pregnant with my second child. Stopped the pill, and became pregnant in two weeks. I had my first visit to the dr. that confirmed I was pregnant. Woke up one morning to cramping/bleeding. When at the hospital, and following a sonogram I was told that I had a blighted ovum. I was told that it would have to be a miracle for a baby to appear and that if I wanted to become pregnant again, I should get a D&C. When I called to schedule the D&C with my dr. they strongly recommended that I have another sonogram in a week to ensure that it is in fact a blighted ovum. And thank goodness that they did, as with the second sonogram I was told that I was six weeks pregnant and that my son was developing perfectly normal. When asking the hospital why I was told that I had a blighted ovum the week before, he stated that he could not explain it. I wanted to share my story to let people know that had I done the D&C right away as suggested, my son would not be here. When making the decision to have a D&C, make sure you research it, ask questions, and that it is the right decision for you not just because they suggest it. Thank you for listening, and allowing me to share my story.


Hailey - December 29

I am truely sorry for all your losses. It is a devastating thing to have to deal with. I have had 2 miscarriages and am currently 7W4D pregnant. I miscarried in march 2005 at 6 weeks and in aug 2005 at 12 weeks. My second was a blighted ovum. They said the baby probably died at 7 weeks. I want to give all of you encouragement and hope through this difficult time. We were very upset and felt that we would never be able to conceive after our second miscarriage. Believe it not but it does get easier to deal with. We had an ultrasound today that showed a strong HR of 156. I would encourage your Dr.'s to keep a closer eye on you with your next pregnancy. I helps to relieve the anxiety with getting pregnant again. The positive thing is you know you can get pregnant and the chances of having another blighted ovum is low. I will pray for you all.


Casey - January 11

Hello, I was diagnosed with a blighted ovum at 8 weeks also. It started out with light bleeding and then my doctor recomended I have a d and c. This happened 3 months ago and now I just found out I am pregnant again. I am really scared to tell anyone or to even think about it until I hear the baby's heartbeat. I am emotional wreck. Does anyone know what the the chances are of having another blighted ovum?



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