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Q&A: Miscarriage risks?

Why do miscarriages happen? Is there anything I can do to avoid it? How do I know if I'm at risk?

Re: Why do miscarriages happen? Is there anything I can do to avoid it? How do I know if I'm at risk?

The Bump Expert

Unfortunately, there really is no way to prevent a first trimester miscarriage, and it is the most frustrating thing about obstetrics. But, after ultrasound confirms your baby’s heartbeat at eight weeks, the risk of miscarriage is only about 3%. The risk falls even lower (1%) after a normal ultrasound at 16 weeks. (Overall, from conception, about 10 to 15% of pregnancies end in miscarriage.)  Most pregnancy losses are diagnosed in the first trimester when a patient experiences bleeding or cramping.  Many women may have no symptoms that the pregnancy has stopped progressing until a routine ultrasound examination indicates no heartbeat.

Most miscarriages are caused by chromosomal abnormalities in the pregnancy resulting from an error during fertilization. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to avoid this. If you have experienced a single miscarriage, you are not at increased risk for miscarriage in a subsequent pregnancy. However, if you have experienced two or more consecutive miscarriages in the first trimester or one second trimester miscarriage, you are at higher risk for a miscarriage in the next pregnancy and should be evaluated for an underlying cause. Certain blood clotting disorders (otherwise known as thrombophilias), thyroid disease, lupus, or diabetes can increase your risk of having a miscarriage. An abnormality in the way your uterus has formed can also be associated with recurrent pregnancy loss, particularly after the first trimester. If you are concerned that you may be at high risk for recurrent miscarriages, you should discuss your concerns with your obstetrician.

Dr. Ashley Roman

re: Q: Risk of Miscarriage?

I am 7 1/2 weeks pregnant and haven't had an ultrasound yet. I'm not due for my first one until 11 weeks...should I see if the doctor can get me in sooner to put my mind at ease or is it pretty safe to start telling everyone?

Mein Herzgrund |

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I just started miscarrying yesterday and was 7 weeks along. I really kind of wish I hadn't told people we were expecting. Now it's a whole other world of heartache telling people they shouldn't expect us to welcome a child into this world when we were planning on it.But generally people are very compassionate when you do tell them you are no longer pregnant.

DEBBIE33CASEY |

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I recently miscarried. When we first found out I was pregnant they ordered a sono right away because we werent sure how far along I was. The dr. was unable to find the fetus but assured us it probably meant we were only a week or two along. Two weeks later, on April 10, I was scheduled for a full ultrasound. On the way to the hospital I started cramping and bleeding. While at the hospital I miscarried. The dr. told us that I was actually about 2 1/2 months along at the point, but that I had started to miscarry before I even knew i was pregnant. They told us this was what they called the completion. I did not realize that was possible. The miscarriage began in February, when I thought I was just menstruating, and from that time until the completion I had no indications that there were any problems. Fortunately we had chosen not to tell anyone except very close family and friends until we had the full ultrasound. This made things a bit easier as we didnt have to face telling everyone what had happend.

kak5478 |

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My husband and I miscarried @ 6 1/2 weeks. It was our first pregnancy. I always thought that people who waited until the 12 week mark to tell family and friends were crazy but now I understand. It's been 6 months since we lost our baby and now we are trying again. I am still very scared about our next pregnancy and what it will entail. It's going to be harder now because I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) due to the hormone changes from the miscarriage. Hopefully we will have success soon.

soontobemrsjarrell |

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My husband and I lost our first baby in April @ 13 weeks. The pregancy was ectopic and had not been caught during our first ultrasound. I was rushed into surgry and after a month of bed rest I returned to work. The doctor said we could try again after a month and we did. I became pregnant again in June and miscarried baby #2 in July. Just yesterday I had a positive pregnancy test and will begin blood work next week. I have never been more scared. All I do is worry. It has been so nice to have this website during the past six months. Every comment and story has helped me realize that it will get better and eventually everything will be okay. Thank you to everyone that has shared their stories.

rstuesser |

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my husband and I finally got pregnant with our 2nd child after ttc for over a year and a half. I found out a few months ago that I have PCOS and were going threw the fertility treatment. On Aug 7th, i got a positive pregnancy test back. Went threw the blood work my last one was friday aug 15th. on the 16 went to the er due to bleeding, found out Monday that my hormones levels had dropped by friday and I had miscarried my baby. go in to talk to the doctor on monday about options and taking a break for a while.

mommyjanie |

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my husband and are expecting a child in march, this would be my third his 1st. we are both very excited! although i am very scared, i had 1 miscarriage 15 years ago in between my two other children, then one last year. i am so stressed out aboutthis i can not sleep i want to have this baby so much. i am so scared that i am too old (i'm 36), that it just will not happen. i am now 12 weeks when can start to look forward to this and stop worring.:(

Melissa/Jorge |

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My husband and I where expecting our first. We had our first sonogram at 7 weeks and heard the heartbeat. We went back on 9/19 11 weeks 3 days and the heartbeat couldn't be found. They re-measured the baby and it was still measuring at 7 weeks. I'm scheduled for a D&C 9/22.

Saunders3 |

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I'm so sorry for everyone's loss. We went through a miscarriage a couple of months ago and were heartbroken. Now having been pregnant we are that much more anxious to get pregnant again. Hopefully it will happen quickly. However, if this experience has taught us anything...it's that things just have to be right. We tell ourselves that this baby wasn't healthy and ultimately it was for the best. We are confident that our next pregnancy will be successful.

sunngrrrl |

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We lost our baby when I was 14 1/2 weeks, beginning of my second trimester. I look back and realize that things weren't progressing the way I thought they should be, and there was just something off about the pregnancy. It turns out that the baby had several defects and they were surprised the pregnancy progressed as far as it did. We are trying again soon, but we will never look at being pregnant the same way again. I know the next one will be great!

amber_tynan |

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After two m/c's - the second one yesterday - I wish there was a way to be sure I won't miscarry again. I guess we'll start various testing, I'll lose weight, and we'll both try live as healthy as possible (including my husband's cutting down on the occasional heavy drinking). I really want to be pg again by my 40th birthday so hopefully 2009 will be our year of pg-to-term success! GOOD LUCK and BEST WISHES to all women who have gone through this pain. Nobody knows what it's like until it happens to you...

PlumCrazyBride |

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I found out on Friday that I was only 5 weeks preg. It was a rough weekend as I was bledding and hurting bad on Saturday, I went back to the doctor yesterday (Monday) and all of my hormone levels are dropping. I go back on Thursday to see if they continue to drop...just as I was getting excited about the preg. I miscarried...I wish like everyone else there was some way to tell if you are going to have one or not. I don't think we are going to try again right away.

SeeLaLa |

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I had a miscarriage at 8 weeks, horrible experiance, today i started my period and this is the month we can start ttc again, it brought a tear to my eye, can't wait to start again!

marc12 |

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October 7,2008 is when my husband & I found out we were expecting baby! We were so excited we were telling everyone... 3 days later on October 10 i started bleeding...So i immediately went to the doctor. Of course they did a pregnancy test to be sure it was positive and of course it was. So they did a vaginal sonogram. We saw the sac, but i had 3 large blood pockets in my uterus, so the doc did blood work to check my blood level and see how pregnant i was... Next day i get the devestating phone call that my HCG level was at a 21 and for a normal pregnancy it is supposed to be in the thousands... Which we figuered i was already miscarring because of how bad i was cramping and bleeding...He just confirmed what we already knew... And since i had passed everything on my own he said wait at least after one cycle and we could start trying again...soooooo... WE ARE BACK AT THE DRAWING BOARD!!! WISH US LUCK!!!

jtquick |

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We had a miscarriage in Dec 08. I was 9w and the baby only measured 6w. We are now pregnant again and are waiting for our first ultrasound in a couple weeks to confirm the pregnancy. I am very nervous, but am trying to keep positive and enjoy it while I can. I don't want to have a miserable first trimester because I am worrying about something I have no control over. So for now, I am pregnant, and I love my baby!

BensWife |

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We had a miscarriage in Nov and are pregnant again. We were 8.5 weeks. I too am terrified and do not want to spend my 1st trimester worrying. We too are pregnant, awaiting the first ultrasound and loving the baby.

lhulbert |

Molar Pregnancy

I recently had a miscarriage at around 7 weeks. After my D&C they found out that I had a molar pregnancy. I needed to get blood work taken twice a week for about 6 weeks to make sure my hcg levels went back down to 0. My doctor put me back on the pill immediately after I started my period and have to be on them for 6 mths. I guess molar pregnancies are extremely rare, but abnormal cells grow and can become cancerous. Has anyone experienced a molar pregnancy and has had any luck getting pregnant and carrying to full term? Is there something I should do within these next 5 months to assure that this won't happen again. I'm extremely nervous that I have to go through this again.

eeise01 |

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I miscarried around 7 weeks on December 23, 2009. The baby passed on it's own and I did not have to have a D&C. I and tested positive on 1/27/09 and am now 10 weeks pregnant. We have had two sonograms and heard the heartbeat. I am due October 11th, 2009. I was so surprised to get prego so quickly, but the Dr. has ensured me everthing looks great. I am having a lot of sickness, but other than that I can't complain. I am very nervous though because of what happened the first time around.

horak001 |

Q&A: Miscarriage risks?

In response to the Molar Pregnancy. I am 8w's myself right now. My mom had my older sister, then a molar pregnancy and then my little sister and I. This was years ago when they let her pregnancy last a very long time and it ended on its own. They had no idea what it was until she miscarried... badly. But my little sister and I were very healthy, appropriate weights and full term! Good Luck!

Braidstar6 |

Q&A: Miscarriage risks?

does anyone know if your mom/grandmother had miscarriages are you more likely to have one? good luck to everyone!

mrs.spears26 |

Q&A: Miscarriage risks?

I too had a miscarriage last Novemeber and found out about a week ago that we are pregnant again. After the first OB visit he said that all looks okay now, but of course being just after first missed period, not a lot he can see or tell except that we are pregnant and that we can do US in the first week of Sept. I am terrified. My husband was amazing during the M/C and is just as amazing now during this pregnancy, but I can't help being so scared but I don't want to no give this experience the excitement it deserves. During the M/C my brain couldn't understand how this could happen because my heart hurt so much. This time, my heart can't relax because my brain is so nervous and the memories of our loss seem so fresh again. Any advice?

mandy25km |

Q&A: Miscarriage risks?

I have a bete level of 5040 and had my 1st ultra sound and the Dr could not find the baby and told me to stop taking the progesterone and let it miss carry? She gave me no other answers. Could it be that I am just too early and the baby can't be seen on the ultrasound?

crbarnes0427 |

Q&A: Miscarriage risks?

With my 1st pregnancy I miscarried at 5 weeks and was so heartbroken. When I got pregnant again (unfortunately a year later...they think I was having ovulation issues), I was so nervous the whole time. However, when I went in at 8 weeks a nurse suggested a blood test to be sure my hormone levels were going up which was a good sign for the health of the pregnancy. I got the results back a few days later and all looked good. It was such a relief and I could finally take a deep breath. We ended up with a beautiful son. My heart goes out to all of you who have gone or are currently going through a miscarriage. Know that you have friends out here who you will never meet but are thinking about you and praying for your healthy pregnancies.

SarahRick0906 |

Q&A: Miscarriage risks?

I miscarried in 4/09, at 6 weeks, terrible experience bc it being our 1st pregnancy and we had told everyone! Now I'm pregnant again, 8 weeks, US was fine and everything is looking good. But ever since we found out, (i was 4 weeks 1 day), we've been paranoid. Everytime I go to the bathroom I'm scared to death I'm going to see blood. It's gotten a little better, but still so scared. I can't even be super excited because I'm just waiting for this 1st trimester to come and go, then I'll be much better. Sorry to everyone that has gone through this...

sibi436 |

Q&A: Miscarriage risks?

I'm 37 have 2 kids 12 and 14 ~ both healthy pregnancies.. My husband and I have recently been trying 4 months ago I had a miscarriage at 10 weeks , baby stopped growing at 9 weeks.. Had a D & C it was the hardest thing we had to go through , also feeling badly for husband because with his previous marriage they had 4 unsuccesful pregnancies ~ she had bad endometriosis. Now I'm pregnant again ~ 7 weeks , had my bloodwork done and my next appt. isn't until 4 more weeks ~ and first sono not until 4 months.... Every ache , pain , twinge I have is like nothing but anxiety , having trouble relaxing... Just really want to get through the first trimester. I want to be excited but it is so difficult not knowing the outcome,

mshelly2329 |

Q&A: Miscarriage risks?

I miscarried during the 11th week of my first pregnancy (a year ago). We just found out a few days ago that we are pregnant after a few months of trying. Of course I'm thrilled, but like many others I am very worried - paranoid that every symptom (or lack of symptom) means the worse. Our first OB and US are in two weeks. I know worrying about it isn't going to change anything (and I should probably be focusing on reducing stress, not increasing it), but it is very difficult. Since we have decided to wait at least until the 12th week to tell anyone this time, it's very nice to have a place to express my concerns and know that a lot of others are in the same boat.

Pepe2010 |

Q&A: Miscarriage risks?

I'm 11 weeks today. It's my first pregnancy I have no real risk factors that I know of and everything is smooth so far. The baby measured 10 weeks 4 days when I was supposed to only be 10 weeks 2 days. But I'm still paranoid... Even when my boyfriend talks about how we will have such a pretty perfect baby and we talk about names or anything then I feel so nervous that something bad could still happen. I saw a friend of mine go through a miscarriage recently and I think that is why i can't relax.

ShelbyAllyse |

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I wish I could tell everyone of you don't worry it will be fine! I guess we know it doesn't always work that way, but just remember early mc is usually for a good reason even if there is no reason good enough to sooth a broken heart. I had an early mc one month before my dd was conceived, all went well, but I was much more anxious than I was with my first pregnancy. (((HUGS))) to you all to get the baby of your dreams.

LCoastMom |

Q&A: Miscarriage risks?

I'm on my 4th pregnancy, but have never given birth. I have miscarried the first three pregancies. I am still amazed that when you call to set up an initial appointment, explaining that you have huge history of miscarriages, they still want to wait to see you after 8 weeks. I am about 6 weeks in, and have some spotting and signs of yet another miscarriage. It is so hard for me to undestand how the medical world can do nothing for me. I would do anything a doctor could tell me to see this baby come to the world. Is there anyone out there with a history like mine, who has had better advice on how to avoid another miscarriage??

buffielarocca |

Q&A: Miscarriage risks?

I also had told several people including our parents that we were pregnant at about 5 weeks. Four days later had a miscarriage. Now I'm 4 weeks agian and scared/nervous ALL the time. Wish I could just be excited about it.

tamela_0308@hotmail.com |

Q&A: Miscarriage risks?

I was both happy and sad to see women who have experienced similar issues during their first pregnancy. I am about 7 weeks pregnant, but at my most recent ultrasound there was still only a sac measuring about 5 weeks. Although there's a chance I may be able to still continue the pregnancy because my hormone levels are going up, there is also the strong possibility of miscarriage. My doc doesn't want to intervene at all yet, but I'm really struggling between hope and grief. Anyone ever have a similar experience? What was your outcome?

kdittmar |

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I just found out yesterday that I miscarried at 7 and a half weeks. I went into my first ultra sound at seven weeks and we saw a flutter of a heart beat. It is our first baby, and we were so excited, as everyone is! I thought that I was supposed to be 10 weeks this week, and was reading how much my baby was growing each week. Just as anyone does in the first trimester, I was counting the days and weeks. My two sister-in-laws are also expecting, so we were all so excited to have babies the same age. I started feeling sick this week, and began spotting brown. My sister-in-law told me that she spotted brown at ten weeks, and that there was nothing to worry about because she had a healthy baby in the third trimester. I just knew something was wrong, though. I saw some tissue or something coming out, and I went into the doctor. They then told me that my little baby had passed away. I think the hardest part is that I have to go from thinking I was pregnant, being excited, and being prepared for my little baby to be here in December. I will no longer get the pregnancy bump that I was expecting, and I will not longer hold my baby in my arms in December. I have also told everyone because it was our first and we were so thrilled. I know that I cannot question God, but I do wonder why. I did not realize that it was such a loss. Going from being tired and feeling pregnant, to feeling normal again... well, I can't describe it. I miss the pregnancy symptoms even though they were not wonderful, because I knew that meant our baby was healthy. I just hope our next baby is healthy. I don't think we can go through this again!

emdesign |

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emdesign, If you happen back hear, just watn you to know I am praying for you. I miscarried and would have been due in December also. I understand. You can question God. He is big enough to handle the questions and the frustration. But He unfortunately doesn't send out e-mails detailing reasons. But know that it is okay to vent to God. May HE hold you close as He is also holding me. Hugs, y2k

y2kxmaskids |

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My fiance' and I miscarried back in April. We were 8 weeks. Getting pregnant for me was a miracle in and of itself because I was told that I couldn't get pregnant. Losing our first was extremely difficult. We're now pregnant again, about 7 weeks along and it's June :) We're taking everything slowly and haven't told anyone yet. We want to make sure we're past the 8 week point so in our minds we're safe. It's never easy. I can't imagine going through it more than once. My heart goes out to those of you who have. But there is hope. :D

RavensBelle |

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I am in the same situation. I have 3 beautiful girls that are 15,8, and 2 and in Early May I found out I was pregnant . I ended up having a full miscarriage on May 28th. I didnt have to have a DNC. It was very difficult and my husband and I planed on trying again as soon as I had my first period. Well I found out on the 3rd of July that I am pregnant again..... I did not expect that. I am SO happy but in the same breath I am scared of going through that again. I am SO SORRY for everyone of you on here that have had to deal with a miscarriage. I know that God does what needs to be done and it is in his hands but it is still so hard to go through. I will pray for everyone of you and that God will give you the comfort you so need. Also can some of you who did get pregnant right away update how your new pregnancy is going?

mmbga93 |

Q&A: Miscarriage risks?

i have been so sacred of this. Im about 6 weeks now, and my friend who was a month ahead of me miscarried. It terrifies me. Especially since my doc. said it would be tought for us to get pg, since I was having ovulation issues and it only took us one month of ttc. I just dont want it to be too good to be true. I think that getting to see my baby will help me alot, but I still dont get to go until Sept 22!

KelJoSmith |

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My husband and I will be ttc next month and I'm really nervous. I had just finished a long process dealing with endo. I had surgery and then had to receive 6 months of Lupron shots. I heard that women who had endo had a difficult time conceiving and often experience miscarriages. I'm trying to not worry too much, but it's hard.

kate2275 |

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I have one daughter from a previous marriage. When I remarried we decided to have children. I thought it would be as smooth as the first time. I was pregnant in 2008 and started bleeding at 12 weeks. Baby stopped developing at 8 weeks. I was shocked but knew this could happen so I took it much better than my husband. In 2009 exactly one year later we conceived again and we were thrilled. I once again started bleeding arund 8 weeks and baby had stopped developing at 6 weeks. Once again I'm pregnant for the third time. We have gotten pregnant in the month of June 3 years in a row. I have been a nervous wreck. I bleed heavily at 9 weeks but found out it was a subchorionic hematoma. I have seen baby 4 times through vaginal US and last week at 12 weeks we heard the hb through dopplar. I know I should feel reassured and things seem on track but I'm still scared to death of miscarrying. I'm 13 weeks and keep waiting to see blood everytime I wipe...I feel for all of you women experiencing miscarriage. It is heartbreaking, but at 13 weeks if I make it know that there is hope for anyone.

istherehope |

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i'm 6 weeks pregnant and i just started bleedin,and the doctors says my cervix is still closed..so i haven't miscarried yet..but im scared..i'm having twins..and i keep bleedin..and this morning i passed a bigger blood clot and i'm not in any pain or anything..i was wonderin if someone knew what was goin on!!!!

nicloecara |

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I had a miscarriage when I was almost 6 weeks. I will be 6 weeks on monday. I am totally freaking out cause I want this baby more than anything.. I go into the doctor also on monday. Is there anyway they can make sure everything is going okay?

jlu2210 |

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I'm not sure there is any way to know. I misscarried in Oct. 2009, We think we were about 6 to 7 weeks along. We had not done an ultrasound because doctors usually schedule you 8weeks on ur first appt. I'm preggers again and this time my doctor wanted to see me immediately. My hormones were 200, so I may be about 3 to 4 weeks pregnant. I will be seend every other week and get blood draws to see if my levels continue to grow. This time we only told our mothers and will wait closer to 3 months to tell everyone. It was hard to have to tell everyone we had miscarried and very sad...we were so excited...our first for both of us and we are in our late 30's so we are ready financially and emotionally to be parents. I was very heart broken. I am praying that this pregnancy results in a child.....God Bless all of us....

abcmyrta1 |

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I was misscarried in Oct 2006, I didnt knew I was pregnant same time I took by pill.. next day I feel so sick so I took preg test... come back postive... I was shocked iI dont kno if baby is okay so keep postive till 2 weeks later started bleeding.. I never take U/S on my first preg bec it was start appt by nov 2006 but misscarried in Oct 29th..... so Now I am pregnant again... 9 weeks pregnant and so scare I dont wanna to lose it again... I wanna this baby so badly but I did saw my baby by U/S.. my baby is fine and heartbeat! but inside my feel still anxiety...

sexiimama15 |

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I had a miscarriage 13 years ago at 27 weeks. The baby rapidly lost amniotic fluid, and they did not have a cause. She was a stillborn. I went on to have two healthy baby boys after that, my boys are 16 months apart. After my second son was born, I got pregnant again with another girl. I lost her at 21 weeks due to an umbilical cord strangulation. That we thought would be the end of our time having children, it was all too painful. Last July after 10 years, we were surprised with being pregnant. At 21 weeks, I lost my third girl. This time I had type2 diabetes, thyroid disease, high blood pressure and was overweight. Complete devastation. That was Nov. of 2010. Well, this is going to be our last try. I am again pregnant. As of today, April 6th, 2011, I am 11.5 weeks along. I am worried sick about this pregnancy now. I reached my 35th birthday in February, so that puts me in a new high risk category, not to mention the things I said I have already, Type 2 diabetes, thyroid disease and high blood pressure and weight issues. I hope that this baby makes it. I am trying to be relaxed about it, but with my history, I have a had time being calm. Has anyone had this many losses in a row and then successfully carried to full term and had a healthy baby? Has anyone had the health disorders I have and successfully delivered? I also have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) which means it is harder for me to conceive, but also a lot of complications can arise in the pregnancy from that alone. ~A nervous wreck in Maryland~

vixen224 |

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I miscarried in October at 10 weeks, just after we had told our families - turns out we had an empty gestational sac developing. Now we are 9 weeks pregnant again. The last 10 days or so have been so difficult, even though we've had an ultrasound and heard the heartbeat. I'm so paranoid all the time that something is going to go wrong, even though this pregnancy feels completely different from last time. Lots of luck to everyone!

anet1223 |

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Was eight weeks pregnant this week. Monday night I found light pink blood when I wiped after going to the bathroom. Then same thing a couple more times before I went to bed. Went on internet and read where women said that it was normal, not to freak, and some said doc couldn't even find baby's heartbeat till 10 weeks. So Tuesday morning same thing. Called doc (was supposed to have 1st appt with him next Tuesday and my first ultrasound). Nurse called back and said since not bright red and not bleeding through pad, relax and put feet up and call if change. Hour later she calls back and says doc reviewed my case and wanted me to come in that afternoon for ultrasound and to check heartbeat. Nurse does ultrasound. I could see baby on screen and got all excited. Then nurse said she can't find a heartbeat. Doc comes in to review and says baby was only 6 weeks in size and there was no heartbeat. I was devastated. Then I told him how women online said sometimes didn't see heartbeat till 10 weeks. He said that's not going to happen and they have very good equipment. Suggested DNC but I refused. First of all, there's a chance they could damage my uterus. Secondly, what if there's a one in a billion chance the doc is wrong? They are human after all. They checked my cervix at the doc's office, and I wasn't dilated at all. Said I could have the miscarriage that night or in a week. Couldn't say. So, now I'm just waiting for the cramping and blood to start. I was the happiest I've ever been in my life, and now I'm just so very sad.

bengaluv |

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It makes me feel much better to know I'm not alone in this. After I miscarried in early february after 11 weeks, both my boyfriend and I wer devestated. I asked myself, where do woman like myself go after this experience, who can we talk to and relate to? I'm so hurt that I lost my baby, it was a 2nd miscarriage also. Just a week before I miscarried, I saw he baby on the ultrasound and the doctor told me it was already moving, all 11 weeks and the heartbeat was good. But after being in and out of emergency for cramping and bleeding It was my worst fear to know that a miscarriage might happen again. On February 5 I miscarried in the hospital's bathroom. The worst feeling in the world is too see your baby come out of you, not alive, and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it!!! :,( Ladies keep your hopes up and always remember things happen for a reason and God is there with us each step of the way...<3

ArenaSirena |

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My husband and I recently found out we were 6 weeks pregnant, even though I was on birth control. I am on a very low dose of birth control, but was still shocked to find out it had not worked. While it was not in our plan to become pregnant at this time, we immediately became very excited since we wanted to have children someday. On May 19 I noticed some spotting. My doc had me get some labs done to see what my levels were. On May 22 I started cramping and bleeding. I called the doc on call who told me I was miscarrying and charged me $25 for the phone call! The doc office called yesterday to tell me my hormone levels were low, so I could expect to miscarry. They called again today to let me know my next set of lab work showed a decrease in hormone levels and is consistent with a miscarriage. Apparently there is no record of me having told them about my cramping and bleeding. I shouldn't have to keep telling them about it, especially considering how painful it is to talk about. While it is very common to them, it is not something that would EVER become routine to the patient, no matter how many times it may occur. I am going to change physicians asap. I want one who will tell me what to expect with a miscarriage, ask me about how I am doing and answer any questions. I keep telling myself that the baby would not have been healthy, and this was a natural selection of sorts. Even so, a pregnancy loss is devastating and heartbreaking regardless of how far along in pregnancy. At least I know I have the ability to become pregnant, which many women can not. We are staying optimistic that we will have a successful pregnancy in the future.

katiejoy74 |

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We lost our first pregnancy just shy of 7 weeks and it was devastating. I was glad we'd told the people we did, though, because we needed all the support we could get during that time. We're now 7 weeks pregnant again and have seen a healthy embryo with a heartbeat on an early ultrasound. Still, we are scared. The book "Pregnancy After a Loss" by Carol Cirulli Lanham has been incredibly helpful (it's normal to have all these anxieties and mixed emotions!) and I would recommend it to anyone who finds herself in a similar situation. Best wishes to everyone!!

Erin011 |

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I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks, followed by a D & C. in Oct 2006., got pregnant with twins November 2006 and lost my daughter at 20 weeks but delivered my son who is almost 5 now and very healthy. 1st attempt with clomid in June 2001 got pregnant and now about 8 weeks. Terrified to go for my US on Friday, I just want to have 1 normal healthy pregnancy!!!

JMiligan |

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My husband and I found out we were pregnant on 8-12-11 when we were going to speak to the GYN about fertility issues. That weekend after we found out my levels were rising but after the weekend I had some bleeding and cramping. My levels started dropping. I had to get Methotrexaite shots to end the pregnancy. They hurt very bad but it is a different option than a D&C. Our due date would have been 3 days before our Anniversary in April. Now Dr. said we can try again in November. I hope I never have to go thru a Miscarriage again, it is not fun at all and very upsetting and dissappointing.

2bwed409 |

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My husband and I found out we were going to have a baby last Thursday morning, It would have been our honeymoon souvenir and we were over the moon! Even though it was not planned we had been together for years and were ready to be parents. Just 4 days after finding out about our little blessing and already being totally in love with it I started discharging brown blood, which I looked up and read that it was normal but it still did not feel right, with time it turned pink then red then I eventually passed the baby later that afternoon, naturally and at home. I was 5 weeks exactly. Sadness still consumes me and all I can think about it having another baby now but I am not sure exactly how long we need to wait to play it safe, I can't imagine going through this all again, My heart goes out to all of you who have lost a baby.

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I recently started bleeding after two days of just cramping. I thought that mild cramping meant implantation but it was very heavy and sharp. At work I ended up going to the bathroom and started spotting, so I went to the hospital right away to see if my baby was okay. I'm supposed to be 5 weeks today but the doctor had told me that my hormone level yesterday was 16 and that it should have been in the thousands... I didnt know what he meant by that until later. Im at high risk for a miscarriage but hope that my body is strong enough to fight it. :( its very hard right now im very worried. this would be my first child.

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My husband and I miscarried at 10 weeks 5 days back in May...started with brown spotting around 9 weeks and at the 2nd internal u/s the heartbeat was gone. Had a D&C early June. We just got a positive pregnany test on Saturday and my 1st prenatal appt is Nov 3rd. This will be the longest 3 weeks ever. We'll be very relieved when we get to 12 weeks.

erika1027 |

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You can not control if your going to miscarry, just go to the doctor if you have a feeling. I just miscarried on the 27th and its the worse feeling in the world. Even though i was only 5 weeks pregnant would have been 6 on the 30 of november it feels like the baby was already here. its painful physically and emotionally. You will experience emotion that you never knew you had.If you have a feeling go to the dr and have them check up on the baby. I went to the ER bleeding and they did a pelvic exam which they are not suppose to do when your threathening a miscarriage. So I do blame the hospital for miscarrying so fast and not just telling me that i was because they also told me that its an early pregnancy and they would not be able to see anything in an ultrasound.

kaylamcrews |

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In June of this year I miscarried our first child (now in heaven) at 10 weeks along. The baby had only grown to 6 weeks. I am now 7 weeks pregnant and a few days ago started bleeding and cramping. I'm trusting that God is in control. No matter how hard the grief and the possibility of losing anther child, I believe that He still cares and I pray that I can be strong through the process. We had already planned to visit my sister in the Dominican Republic in a few weeks, so I'm praying that if this baby does pass away that the tissue will come out before we leave. I'm hopeful though because a friend of mine had seven miscarriages and now has two beautiful boys. God will see me through.

LEliseStar |

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My son was stillborn at christmas last year and i then had a miscarriage at 8 weeks. I am now 6 weeks pregnant and trying to take each day as it comes but as so petrified. i can't see to the end of this pregnancy and the thought of leaving hospital with a live baby seems impossible :(

sleeppeacefullybabyboy |

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In September I found out I was pregnant and since my husband and I had been trying for months, I was thrilled. We told everyone. I knew people who had miscarriages, but I felt sort of immune to it. As things progressed, it just didn't feel right. In the back of my mind, the chance of miscarriage loomed. Sure enough, at 5 weeks and 5 days, the brown discoloration showed up after I wiped. I was at a restaurant with my family so I had to go back to my table and pretend that nothing was happening. I had full fledged bleeding by the next day. Heartbroken doesn't even describe how I felt...but I was hopeful. I figured that my miscarriage was due to the level of stress I had at work, so I went in search of a new job and we gave "trying" a break. Well, as it turns out, we had a little "accident". So here I am, pregnant again. And what's today? 5 weeks and 5 days. I'm terrified each time I go to the bathroom, but when I don't see that brownish color, I'm so thrilled. My symptoms of pregnancy are kicking my butt this time, which I've decided to take as a positive sign. I currently have zero stress in my life and I've cut out caffein (I drank it heavily the first time around). Each day is a milestone, but at the same time, I'm terrified. I want this baby so bad and I worry that a second miscarriage will change my situation from a fluke to a medical condition that will keep me from giving my husband the one thing he wants to badly. I wish all of you the best of luck! Everyone deserves the opportunity to have a child! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!!!

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I found out I was pregnant in December of 2005 for the first time. It was two months after my husband and I married. Days later, exactly one week before Christmas I went to restroom at church praying the whole way there because jihads started having rather painful cramps. To my horror there was already blood in my underwear. My husband took me to the hospital where they confirmed pregnancy, did an u/s and told me baby was not there. Over the next several days of bleeding I hid in my room or the bathroom crying hysterically. My poor husband was there for me every moment and did his best to comfort me even though he was hurting so bad himself. The first time we had sex after we could I got pregnant with my son. The pregnancy was difficult and I never relaxed. Even after he was born I wouldn't sleep until my husband had the nurse drug me for my own good. Two years later after a much better pregnancy we had our youngest boy. That pregnancy was so much less stressful. Since then my older sister who had lost two other babies got pregnant. Around 9 weeks she had an u/s no heartbeat she had to have a d/c. She was devastated as anyone would be. In Nov I found out she was 3months pregnant and doing great. In Dec I found out I was pregnant. Having no insurance I had to go through the state and just a week ago got insurance and was finally able to make a doctor appt. I will be 13 wks the day of my appt. Also coincidentally the day after my sister's baby shower. I'm so scared. My doctor does not do u/s in office and schedules a separate appt at a radiologist office for one, usually around 15wks. I'm a nervous wreck fearing that by the time I get to the doctor it will be pointless or rather, painful as opposed to joyful. Not just because of what my sister went through but because of an antibody I developed in my last pregnancy that can be dangerous for this baby. Anyone else know anything about the Kelly antibody?

AmyLou976 |

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I have had 3 healthy children despite my oldest daughter being born via emergency c section 2.5 months early due to placental abruption. I have gotten pregnant about 1 to 1.5 years after giving birth each time and have seen the Dr. Right away to confirm it with bloodwork. By the time I got pregnant with the fourth in the end of August I was so busy getting my oldest adjusted to kindergarten and the second in preschool that I decided to wait till 8 to 10 weeks to see the Dr. and confirm the pregnancy. I had switched to a female Dr. Who didn't know me and when I called the office at 6 or 7 weeks reporting burning during urination they didn't want to see me although I was worried. I'm not sure what happened and whether I was simply stressed and not eating well; I had been slightly underweight and has been drinking heavily when I conceived. A week to a week and a half later I began spotting and it grew heavier until the fetus passed. I felt so powerless and wanted to go back in time and see the Dr. right away since my husband didn't believe the positive test although they are accurate. What I learned is not to take pregnancies for granted just because they've been "smooth" every other time. Treat every pregnancy with care and give it the attention it deserves. Stock up on the right foods, vitamins, reach for positive support besides the spouse, and drop activities that are too stressful if able. I am pregnant again 2 months after that and although I am roughly 15 weeks I still remember the tiny pregnancy that existed and keep feeling like I "should" be 3 months ahead of time with this one. I pray that everyone has happy, healthy pregnancies in the future and know that I symphasize and emphasize your losses as well.

tberry13 |

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i just miscarried at 6 and a half weeks.. this was to be my first child. i started spotting and soon it became much heavier bleeding. I called my obgyn and was told that not much could be done at this point. the next day i had a miscarriage. not only was it physically painful, but emotionally as well. when i went for the ultra sound after the miscarriage... fortunately, if there is any fortunate part to this story i had passed it spontaneously. i also found out that this is same fate 1 in 3 women will have to go through... so i suppose we are not alone... the only regret i have was telling anyone i was pregnant, so i would not have to hear i am sorry after all that happened

katt913 |

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hi i just found out i am pregnant i have lost two babies one was stillborn at 39 weeks and another one was a very early miscarriage i am so afraid i get any pain and i freak out i have my u/s on thursday i really hope it all turns out good i keep begging my little peanut to hold on for me i really want this baby i hope god takes care of my peanut so in 9 months i could hold my baby in my arms and watch it grow im sorry for everyone losses

evee9610 |

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I found out March 14 that i'm pregnant. The next day I went to a pregnancy testing clinic to get help from Medicaid. My boyfriend and I both work, but we are barely stealing by, plus, I have no insurance. Just yesterday, at work, I went to the bathroom and saw that I had been bleeding a little bit. I got very scared and told him but he said it was nothing and that it was normal. This being my first pregnancy, I was very scared, especially since I had been cramping 2 Weeks ago and had never spotted or anything. I asked him to take me to the ER just to make sure. Docs did bookwork and a trans-vag sonogram. The doctor said that where the baby was supposed to be growing was there, but that the baby itself wasn't really there. He said that with my hcg levels at 15000 the embryo should be visible. He prescribed me bed rest and a followup hcg test to make sure my levels were still going up and that as long as they continued to increase the pregnancy was still on. I'm terrified and have been crying and praying from the moment he said ” threatened miscarriage”. I hope I get better and stop spotting soon.

sunshine&penguins |

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My husband and i have a beautiful 13 month old daughter who we almost loss T at 7 weeks gestional with what they call a threatened miscarriage she managed to fix wharever was wrong and is normal healthy and beautiful well we started to try again and found out we were pregnant on march 16th had an appt march 25 to confirm but no u/s and have had 2 appt since no u/s we were upset but went on each month hoping thay would be it.....we finally got it....yesterday only because i was bleeding got a great shot of my baby on his way out :( i bled all day and passed the baby in the hospital from his size (he looked like a tiny baby) they said i was 11 weeks 4 days i was so close to being outta danger zone and i have stopped crying i wanted this baby so badly but i know thongs happen for a reason but its still so hard

MrsSmithson |

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I couldn't go through with the procedure. I was on the table with the gown and it was like a scene from Clockwork Orange. "You'll be groaning with pain but will forget it all because we're giving you a hypnotic and the machine will be very noisy." I just thought for a moment about the risks, the expense, the invasiveness...talked with Jeff and then called my girlfriend who's an OB and made my decision.....I had them unhook me from the EKG and cords, etc, and asked the doctor to just give me Cytotec, the medical abortion drug which makes the uterus contract. I'm going to do that on my own next week if things don't start on their own. My inner voice roared up and I had to listen to it, awkward as it was with the team of nurses all suited up ready to go. The doctor was very gracious about it all.

ashasmom1 |

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Sorry to hear what you guys went through I'm 7 1/2 weeks pregant and I'm hoping to have a successful pregancy.

RacquelBryant |

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My grandmother, mother, and aunt all miscarried with their first child. I've made it to seventeen weeks and I've been fine so far. However, I have heard of occurrences where mom's went in for an ultrasound and no heartbeat was able to be found anymore, and I'm terrified because while my pregnancy was unplanned, at this stage I've become much too attached and am having all kinds of freak outs when I don't feel the little flutters I usually do. My 20 week ultrasound isn't for three weeks and I'm nervous and the worry is kind of ruining the moment for me. I wish I knew of some kind of way I could check in on my own and make sure my baby is okay

MonicaClaire13 |

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for all the ladies that did have a miscarriage.. how did you know it was a miscarriage and not just normal spotting or cramping? I am 7 weeks pregnant and go to the dr in 1 1/ weeks to do blood work and an untrasound, but i have been experiencing mild cramping and spotting.. is this a sign of miscarriage or just normal?

Thar1127 |

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In 2009 we started trying to have a baby with a reproductive endocrinologist for a second time. I ended up in congestive heart failure in february 2010. In June 2010 I was cleared to keep trying. In August 2010 we got our first official positive but miscarried in September at 7 weeks. In October we got another positive, and miscarried before the end of October at 5 weeks. In January 2011, we got another positive however we miscarried at 6.5 weeks. In August 2011, we got another positive and miscarried in October at 8.5 weeks. At that time, we stopped trying and decided to focus our lives on us. We resigned to the fact that having a baby was not in our future and we were okay with that because after the last miscarriage, I was mental basket case. In April 2012, I apparently have defied every reproductive endcrinologist I have ever seen by conceiving on my own at 38 years old with no medical intervention what-so-ever. I found out on the Monday immediately following Mother's Day that I was pregnant. I am now 18 weeks along, everything is going wonderfully, (tentatively) my son is growing right on target and is perfect. It has been a nightmare though because every ache, pain, symptom, etc I worry. Every ultrasound appointment freaks me out because I'm so afraid that something will happen to my baby. But I will say, it eases a little bit the further you get but it nevers goes away. I'm looking forward to January 17, 2013. Good luck to everyone trying! My only advice is that all of the heartache definitely becomes worth it. <3

photogirlie821 |

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I've had one live birth, she's almost 4 now...perfect pregnancy! Then this past April I miscarried at about 8 weeks. Not sure why...it was a very sad time. But this past October I found out I was pregnant again I'm 6 weeks and 4 days today and was in the ER last night because I was spotting and freaking out because I thought it was happening again. My cervix is fine and they still found the lil heart beat. I was told to just rest and drink a lot of water and go to my dr tomorrow to make sure my HCG level is still rising. It was 1600 last night. I recommend if you are going through the same thing don't wait...for peace of mind and also your ob may want to increase your folic acid and put you on progesterone...my ob also has me on baby aspirin to help prevent miscarriage. I can't wait to hopefully get into the dr to check my HCG...the waiting game really stinks!

Plssmom |

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In the year 2005 was 3 months when i had my first miscarriage and it came with that morning me having a lot of menstrual cramping by afternoon i was in so much pain i went to E.R and the Tech said sorry u lost your baby. I had an NC. and what i remember from that experience is that i was doing to much by my self like chores and taking care of the kids and not enough time for my new baby to grow. My second miscarriage i was 6 weeks and started with me waking up with a heavy bleeding then i new i rush to E.R they confirm it with an ultrasound. I got pregnant so fast the second time that i think i did not give my body enough time to recover from the first miscarriage that i think it was immediate to happen. Now that i'm pregnant in this year i was 6 weeks when i started spotting right of way my doctor put me in bed rest and the spotting stop. I am 12 weeks and doing great. I don't do anything but rest, i have a check-up every 2 weeks to make sure everything is good, and i know that i will make it. I think that when u are young u have less to worry about, and can do mostly everything. But when u get to a certain age and history of miscarriages u have to take it easy all the time for at least the first trimester.

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I am currently 8 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I had an blood tests that turned our great and an ultrasound at 6 weeks and heard the heartbeat. I have a dr. apt this Friday and am scared to death that I will find out something is wrong with my baby. The only symptoms I have are being tired, hungry and sore nipples. Would I know whether or not I should be worried?

slindsey7 |

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I had a D&E in October 2012 because I had a Blighted Ovum. It was my first pregnancy. Last week we found out I am pregnant again. I am 6 weeks and 1 day along. So far my levels have doubled once and I am going for an ultrasound at 7 weeks 2 days. When the first blood test showed my HCG level doubling I cried... I was so happy which in turn scared me to death. I am terrified of miscarrying. Its hard to enjoy it when you can't be sure everything will be ok. I hope everyone else is successful if and when you decide to have another baby. I know the heartbreak stinks but I am sure when it does happen it will all be that much more awesome.

licia2210 |

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I found out I was pregnant in November of 2012 I was 6 weeks. Went in on december 8th because of bleeding and the baby was still measureing 6 weeks. Everything came out on it's own so no D&C needed but probably one of the hardest, most confusing parts of my life. Than a month later January 12th I went in because I had still not started my period and found out I was pregnant again. Still pregnant today 14 weeks 4 days and everything is looking good. I am still shocked didn't even know it was possible to get pregnant only 2 weeks after miscarrying, but everyday just brings me closer to making it full term. I have decided now that I am almost 15 weeks it time to anounce it to all my family and friends, as they will all know soon enough with the growing belly.

amberruth1 |

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Me and My husband found out i was pregnant Sept 2012. About a month later i was spotting from there on i was always in and out of the doctor and hospital. i did my ultra sound when i turn 16 weeks and everything was good that was on a Friday December 21 i could not see what i was having. But they said everything looks good. December 24, i told my husband i was not feeling good late that night i check and had a fever of 105.00. We went to the hospital and December 25, they told me that i was having a miscarriages. It hurt so much they could not find out why i had lost the baby or what happen. I could not stop crying and went back to hurt to hear everybody telling me sorry. On April 17, 2013 i found i am pregnant i have my first appt on Friday. and my due date would be the date i lost the baby. I get to out the ugly image i had and put a new one. i am just hoping that everything go good this time around. we both have kids but 2ghter we don't have kids. this would be our first baby 2ghter. Not trying to stress my self but i am scared.

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I've been trying to get pregnant for 10+ . Found out I was pregnant on sunday. I had to get check because of the bleeding and cramping. They checked urine and hog test. Found out I was pregnant, and this afternoon found out that it might be an ectopic pregnancy or a miss-carriage. Hope for the best on Thursday, PLEASE PRAY FOR ME AND I WILL WISH N PRAY FOR EVERYONE!!! Thanks for this form...

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So sorry "marz" and others with losses. i heart goes out to you because ive been there. a good book to read is "supernatural childbirth" by jackie mize, harrison house publishers, to help encourage you in the word of God. i Just found out preg w/home tests on Sunday. Went to doc today and was checked for ectopic since some pressure on one side of lower abdomen. Had previous ectopic years ago as well as missed miscarriage at 10 weeks, and two others. Bout to turn 40. Cautious and concerned.

Cklballs |

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There really is no way to know. Me and my wife had to go through a miscarriage on our first pregnancy. I am in Radiography, so seeing the ultrasounds and doing tests on people really shows that sometimes, for no reason at all, these things happen. If you stick to doing what the doctor says, it will help tremendously. But even if it does happen, don't give up. And never blame yourself. You need to find the strength and courage with your partner to keep trying. We just found out yesterday that we are pregnant again and are excited and confident that this pregnancy will be as normal and successful as possible.

Gratt81 |

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We miscarried first pregnancy in Jan and then again in May. Two weeks after our second miscarriage we got pregnant again. We are now 11weeks! We had two u/s at 5 week and 9 weeks and saw the progress we needed to be very happy! Heartbeat, little fetus and all. So, I want everyone to know that I NEVER thought I would miscarry twice but there is light at the end of tunnel. And if you are ready to try again after an early miscarriage and did so naturally, go for it! It will happen! Good luck to everyone TTC and Moms to be!

MattandCerra |

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We are currently 8w5d pregnant. This is our 4th pregnancy but the only one to continue past 5 weeks. We are so excited but so scared at the same time. We had an early US at 6w6d and saw a healthy heartbeat of 128. It's so hard noy to worry!! Next US is tomorrow and I'm execited but scared.....hoping everything is ok!

kpoole1011 |

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It is always scary reading all of these stories that are heart breaking. I wanted to just give a glimpse of hope about this topic. This is my husband and I first pregnancy and I am just about 10 weeks along. I had very light spotting in the beginning which after reading I am sure was implantation bleeding. Around my 8th week I started cramping all over my lower abdomen accompanied with light pink and brown discharge. After reading the stories you find online I know you all can relate that it makes you worry more. I went to the doctors for blood work and had my levels checked. After agonizing the whole next day I finally got the call that my levels were high and looked great. Two days later had my first ultra sound and got to see the baby and heart beat. The following week started bleeding heavy like I had gotten a full blown period. Went in for an emergency ultra sound and exam. Luckily the baby was doing great, heart beat was great, my body was just fine. The doctor explained that although they don't expect this to happen it is quite common and there can be many factors for this happening (sensitive cervix, intercourse, old blood, etc.) Every pregnancy, every woman, every experience is different. I just wanted to share my story that I have gone from being over joyed to petrified and have had a positive outcome. Hoping that this helps ease the mind of someone out there.

Mbaker22 |

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I feel the need to write some incauraging words as well. About 2 and a half years ago I found out I was pregnant for the first time, I had been told I may not be able to get pregnant in the past and I was so excited. At 9 weeks I went to the ER with some bleeding and they did an ultrasound and there was no heartbeat. I was devistated. They said baby only measured at about 6 weeks and a few days later they did a D and C. Me and my husband tried for years to get pregnant again. After about 2 years we had decided that it was not going to happen and we needed to except that. Well in July of 2013 We found out I was pregnant again. I was terrified that something would go wrong again, but now it is December and I am due in March and the Doctor says that our baby looks great. I have some health problems so the Doc watches me and the baby very closely but everything has been going well. I just want people to know that it may seem hopeless at times but it is not. Keep your heads up, everything will work out the way God has planned.

kimberlienorton |

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I'm 12 weeks along with my 3rd child and just discovered spotting this morning. With my first two, I never had spotting, so am feeling a bit panic-stricken. It doesn't help that I am already considered high-risk because I had a blood clot in my left lung a little over a year ago, and am about to turn 40. Since I'd been taking blood thinner and have an issue with fertility in general, this pregnancy was definitely a surprise, but I'd like to hang on to this baby. :( I'm trying not to freak out -- I've also miscarried before -- but not sure that I'm doing a very good job. Am resting now and trying to be calm. Has anyone else been in a similar situation? I'd love to hear some good news. (I'm about to call the doctor now.)

Dragonfly188 |

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So sorry for everyone who has experienced the pain of losing a pregnancy. I've had two miscarriages, a spontaneous one at 7.5 weeks, which was immediately followed by a healthy pregnancy and the birth of my now seven year old son. Then last year I had a missed miscarriage...went to my first routine 10 wk OB appointment and was devastated to find out the baby had stopped growing around six weeks and had no heartbeat. I am about seven weeks pregnant again and struggling emotionally. I do recommend moms who have miscarried in the past consider buying or renting a baby Doppler. When I was pregnant with my son, it was so comforting to be able to lie quietly and listen to his heartbeat. I bought a Babybeat and I was able to use it from 11-12 weeks on. Particularly reassuring during the early months before I could feel kicks and movement. Hope I get the chance to use it this time around too!

AbbyBarnesRN |

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My husband and I lost our first pregnancy at about 7 weeks. I completely understand the emotional damage it does. After a year of trying I was diagnosed with PCOS. Once again... Another emotional blow. It took three rounds of clomid but we are finally pregnant. Even though I am 20 weeks today, I still worry that something will go wrong. No words can describe how it feels to lose a child... No matter how small. Keep your head up. I know it seems impossible but it always encouraged me to hear about successes after loss. I wish everyone the best of luck!

leaton87 |

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I was about 6 and a half weeks when I had sever cramping and heavy bleeding for a couple hours last Saturday. With the advice from the on-call doc, I took it easy the rest of the weekend. On Monday, we had a sonogram. The baby is measuring a week behind, but we got to see the heart beat! So excited! I am on bed rest, though, and just started taking progesterone bc of my lab work. I think what happened is the sack came partially detached and that's why I have to take it easy, to let the blood clot and heal itself back to the uterus. But now I'm concerned about the health of the baby. If a miscarriage is a result of "chromosomal abnormalities", is everything okay? Anyone have a similar experience??

anieloren |

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I'm 12 weeks pregnant but the last day or so I've had a cramp on and off but not to the point of feeling like a mestrual cramp. I'm not scheduled to go to the doctor until the 17th. Is it possible I'm miscarrying? I'm scared and nervouse

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