Possible M C

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Sammi - October 11

Hello ladies, i came across your site a while ago and now have a friend who i would like to ask a few questions about!! Ok so she started spotting about two weeks ago, she informed the Dr but he didn't seem concerned because it was only happening while she was having a bowel movement. The spotting was not coming from the rear per her checking. Anyhow so only light spotting only while going to the bathroom for about a week, she finally couldn't stand not knowing what was going on so she went to the emergency room. Apparently when they did the ultrasound the didnt find a heart beat and they said that the baby was only messureing at 8.5 weeks and that they think she is more like 10 weeks along (she had weird periods so how far along she is is questionable). They want her to come back in for another ultrasound just to make "doubly sure" that she did miscarry before they do a DNC. So here are my questions... Does it sound to you like a miscarriage? (we both thought she would be experiencing more then just spotting while going to the bathroom) Is it possible that the Drs are wrong on how far along she is and that she possibly could be only 8.5 Weeks and that is why the baby is measuring at 8.5 weeks, or would the size of her uterus tell them exactly how far along she was? They also told her that after the next ultra sound they can either do a DNC or she could let her body do it naturally, is that right? Is it ok to have a none viable 8-10 week baby in you for a long period of time? Why would they not do a DNC if they are so sure she miscarried? Apparently they told her that no way no how is this baby viable, but yet they still want to leave the baby and double check in two weeks.......the only reason i ask this is because wouldnt they want to only put her through this trauma once, why would they tell her for sure she lost the baby but come back in two weeks just to make sure.. I mean she is sitting their totally distraut, wont come out of her house, when is it possible that the baby will be fine? I dont know to me it just seems like a whole month is an aweful long time to put her through this, if the baby is gone then it is gone, so is it that the Drs are second guessing themselves but she is living the tourment of haveing her unviable baby in her!! I dont know i just hate to see her go through this and none of it is making sence to me!!! I promised to be the optimistic one and hope that the next ultrasound is a good one, but is that a realistic hope for me? ANy help would be great. Thanks Sammi


hi - October 13

alot of questions here,but i will try my best to answer what i can.at around 6 weeks the baby's heart begins to beat.so if she is 8-10 weeks pregnant they should see the heart beating.if they did not then basically she will miscarry in a matter of time.with the spotting ,yes there would be more blood when a person has a miscarriage.but the baby being deceased doesn't mean the body expels it instantly.it can take days or a couple of weeks to naturally miscarry.i'm sorry i doubt being 8-10 weeks without a heartbeat that this pregnancy will continue much longer.a d&c can sometimes leave scarring and is traumatic .some women prefer to just let nature take it's course.while others prefer to get on with it.if it were me i'd go for a d&c knowing the baby is gone wouldn't make me too happy waiting to miscarry it.i hope i helped some ,and i wish you and your friend the best.



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