Early Miscarriage Chemical Pregnancy

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Simba - October 27

I've had 2 cases of chemical pregnancies once in July at 6 weeks and this month at 5 weeks. I am devastated and really don't know if I will ever get pregnant again. I have scheduled an appointment with my doctor next week to discuss treatment options. We have been ttc for the last 4 months. Has anyone been able to get pregnant and have babies after a chemical pregnancy. I hope my doctor does not think this to be normal again (she said this is normal the last time as it was my first loss). I hope she does tests and puts me on right medication. Please let me know if anyone else has gone through this before. Thanks


Sara - October 27

Simba,I am so sorry to hear about your losses.I recently(this last Monday) had a miscarriage "a chemical pregnancy".I hate that term because it sounds so cold and like it wasn't a "real" pregnancy but it was. We were pregnant just like everyone else but unfortunately there were problems with the baby/embryo and we miscarried. I was 6 weeks when everything "came out" but the dr thinks the baby died at 4 weeks. My doctor said there was nothing they could do and it is very common that that happens.She did not say anything to me about trying any kind of medications or anything to help this not happen again.Me and my husband had been trying to conceive for a little over 4 months also when I got pg and had this miscarriage.It is so horrible and even though we were not very far along those were our babies and it doesn't make it any easier. The worse thing for me is I saw it when it came out and it was devastating.Now that is the only memory of my baby I have.It is still very hard and no matter how much I want a baby and to start trying right away,I feel guilty for trying again so soon. I know I probably shouldn't feel this way but I do.Yes,I was told that the next 3 months after a m/c you are very fertile.I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone and I am hear for you if you need to talk or vent.Let me know what your dr says and keep us posted on how you are doing.Best wishes to you and your family.


srida - April 5

Hi simba/sara.. are you both still on this thread..iam going thru a chemical miscarriage ryt now..had been to doc,and they say its just spontanoeus miscarraige and nothing to worry about.. am sure you guys wud have known better... so how are you both doing..have you been able to conceive/or have baby ...i thk iam having a second m/c now... me and my hubbs are trying to conceive.. any more info given by you guys is really appreciated.


Lynnebell - April 5

Good Evening, What is a chemical pregnancy? I've had to miscarriages, and they were called Blith Ovums? I have 2 children already from a previous marriage so I've been told their is hope, but I am still scared. Thanks, Lynne


tiffany79 - April 5

Hello.. a chemical pregnancy is basically when the egg is fertalized but doesnt implant. Your body recognized the fertalized egg, so you might get symptoms? I though i had one too, it was my first time TTC in Jan.. got prego then m/c at 5w6d. My HCG was so low, thats why i a__sume it was a chem preg. Most of the time tho, you get a BFP then get your period a day or two later.. w/ mine tho, i got it 2 weeks later. I waited one cycle, and we ttc in March.. im hoping to get my BFP this weekend. I tested this morning and it was negative..could be to early. anyway.. i wish there was more info on chem pregnancies..i often wondered if it was that or the bligh. ovum. I was on BCP for 10yrs.. stopped in Nov then prego in Jan.. wonder if it had something to do w/ that..maybe my hormones were still getting back to normal?? anyway..best of luck you all!!


Lynnebell - April 5

HI Tiffany, it sounds like the same thing. Their is a sac but no baby in it so I miscarried at about 6 w 3 days with each. I have been completely devistated. I finally stopped bleeding and I hope we can conceive a baby in the future. My Dr has no reason why this keeps happening to me but I hope we do soon.


tiffany79 - April 5

Lynnebell i got this from conception lifetips.com... "Chemical pregnancies occur because of several reasons. The number one reason they occur are luteal phase defects - which are directly caused from low progesterone. Other reasons they occur are inadaquate uterine lining, chromosonal abnormalities, immune issues and obstructions in the uterus such as fibroid tumors and IUD´s." They also said that B6 (50mg or more) and Baby aspirin are okay to take. "If the causes of chemical pregnancies are chromasomal or immune - your physician can prescribe the best treatment with medications. If the chemical pregnancies occur because of a luteal phase defect, low progesterone or inadaquate uterine lining you can take vitamin B6 (at least 50 mg a day), use progesterone cream after ovulation and take one baby or low-dose aspirin a day. These will aid in increasing the luteal phase - helping the progesterone to rise and in the case of the aspirin -will aid in the blood flow to the uterus -thus helping to increase the uterine lining." Anyway.. i only m/c once.. but i decided to take 50-100mg/day of B6 and 1 baby aspirin (81mg). I have read in many websites that neither can hurt.. figured it was worth a try!!


Lynnebell - April 5

Tiffany79: I looked this up What is a blighted ovum? A blighted ovum (also known as “anembryonic pregnancy”) happens when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall, but the embryo does not develop. Cells develop to form the pregnancy sac, but not the embryo itself. A blighted ovum usually occurs within the first trimester before a woman knows she is pregnant. A high level of chromosome abnormalities usually causes a woman’s body to naturally miscarry. I got this from from americanpregnancy.org It sound like it is 2 different problems, with the same sad outcome. care and good luck.


Tory1980 - April 10

Hi Simba, I had a chemical miscarriage in June 2005 and then fell pregnant straight away with my third son. I was told it was fairly normal and unless I had three miscarriages in a row they wouldn't intervene with 'nature'. I couldn't face the thought of having three let alone the one but recently I had a silent miscarriage at 14w4d. They have told me there is nothing they can do to check there might be a problem and it was 'one of those things'. The chemical miscarriage was put down to a nightmare time of almost continuous bleeding after my second child and a womb infection that took 8 months to pick up after the delivery. I think in some ways I got pregnant only to miscarry to allow my body the chance to have Logan. Torture the doctor for any answers you need and good luck in TTC.



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