Multiple Pregnancy Possible Miscarriage

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Chris - October 14

I went alongside my wife for our first scan where she should have been 12wks pregnant. We were so excited to see our first scan of our first child. We were in complete and utter shock when the ultra sound showed that there was no sign of any baby. She had shown all the signs of pregnancy including possitive tests larger belly and tender br___ts. The next stage of our visit would consist of an internal scan. The results of this were quite astounding, not only to us but also the nurses in the hospital. She was indeed pregnant carrying six sacks, this is where our confusion begins. Two of the sacks are quite large in comparisson to the four smaller ones, and appear to be only 5 and a half weeks, but the sad part is that they all appear to be empty. However it is apparently very rare for a couple to have six babies without fertility treatment. Even now the tests with both blood and water still show that she is pregnant but we have been sent home not knowing what on earth is going on. We can only wait for the expected miscarriage, failing that she will have a further scan in 10days. The whole ordeal is heartbreaking, are we the only people in the world to have such a strange pregnancy?

 

Kim - October 14

Chris: WOW. First of all I'm so sorry for the agony you both must be going through. It is never easy to get such sad news. A question for you though -are we talking about 6 gestational sacs? Or 3 + 3 yolk sacs (triplets)? I have not heard of this before. I am hoping though that something gets straightened out and that your next scan looks much improved.

 

Chris - October 14

First of all thank you for takin the time to respond and so very quickly. The scan is showing six gestational sacs, this is causes extreme confusion for everybody and we are still left in limbo as we do not know if there is any chance of a surviving baby. Thanks again for your reply.

 

Kim - October 14

Chris: Oh goodness. I have never heard of such a thing before. How terrifying this must be for you and your wife. Hopefully because she is only measuring at 5.5 weeks it could just be too early to see much. Is there any chance your dates could be that far and your wife conceived later than you thought? Can you get a second opinion as well?

 

Chris - October 14

We planned our dates very carefully and we either cencieved on 31/07/05 or 01/08/05. We purchased ovulation tests to ensure we tried on the correct dates. Since then we did not have s_x because we were worried about harming the baby. Therefore we can't see how a survivng baby could only be measuring 5 and a half weeks. We are begining to loose hope of any chance of any success this time. As for a second opinion this may be a good suggestion, especially as we were only advised by nurses yesterday as no doctors or consultants were available. Thanks again for taking an interest in our ordeal.

 

Kim - October 14

You are so welcome Chris. It sounds like there can be no mistake in terms of dates and you guys did a good job planning and keeping track. I would DEFINITELY have a second opinion - nurses (as well as doctors) can make mistakes and even see things that aren't there, it's been known to happen. I hope the best for you and that you do get some better news in the coming week. Take good care.

 

m - October 14

i wondering if maybe the smaller 4 sacs are actually blood clots? when i miscarried at first they said there were 2 sacs but then a specialist looked and said one was a sac the other was a blood cot (i was 6 weeks) sadly the actual sac was empty and was a blighted ovum i was scanned again a week later and still empty and hcg levels not rising enough. maybe it is twins and there are 4 blood cots would this be a possiblity? i would make sure a doctor or specialist looks too to make sure you know whats going on. whatever is happening it does sound like it is not going to be a healthy pregnancy and i cant tell you how very sorry i am i am so so sorry.

 

Chris - October 14

That sounds like a very clever and possible conclusion. The smaller sac's are roughly a third of the size. So you could very well be right. However the nurses did add that they had never in their career seen anything like it. We are coming to terms of the fact we are unfortunate this time, my main concern now is the health of my wife. Thank you for your input and I am sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience aswel. I am so happy to have found this forum as I have read so many stories and it is rea__suring, we may have miscarried this time but its more comon than I thought and there are so many success stories following a previous miscarriage. Good luck to us all.

 

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