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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?

I'm glad that this information is posted especially explaining that not all m/c occur with bleeding and cramping. We got pregnant through ivf. At our first u/s at 6w5d everything looked great. We got to see the heart beating away and were told that our chance of m/c was less the 5% so you can imagine my surprise 2 weeks later when I go back for my final scan at the RE and am told that there is no heartbeat and the baby stopped growing shortly after the first scan. I showed no signs of m/c. This is called a missed miscarriage and is more common then people realize. It is hard though because now when we do another cycle I can't even be happy if I get pregnant or feel safe because our baby could be dead again and I won't even know it.

kovu |

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I am so sorry for everyone's losses...I am 8 weeks and I am just so worried about the possibility of a m/c. We had our first ultrasound at 6.5 wks and heard the heartbeat and baby looked fine, but I know not to assume we're in the clear! I have a question for those of you who have had a missed miscarriage: is there ANY sort of loss of prego symptoms? lessening of m/s etc? I always have been a worrier and my anxiety is now through the roof about all the possible things that can happen...good luck everyone :)

Molls810 |

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its so scary to know that there isn' t much you can do to prevent one because even the women that do not drink or smoke & exercise/eat healthy can have a m/c im currently 10 weeks & i do worry that i could have a m/c especially because i haven't even seen a doc yet! im waiting with lots of love for my baby already & i do not want my angel to go to heaven

berebre18 |

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we had a m/c @ 9 wks. it was very scary. i was glad that i made it. the dr measured the baby, it was @ 6 wks. i got pms 4 wks after d&c. we are going to start try after my 2nd pms to be sure it's regular pms not irregular.

wilson112 |

Q&A: Miscarriage risks?

Well after 3.5 years of ttc, and fertility treatments, we are pregnant for the second time. Our first pregnancy we discovered in May of 2009. However, we lost the baby at 6 weeks, and I m/c on my own at home. Then there was the month after. And this is the first real month we've been able to try again and we are pregnant again! I thought I would be more nervous, and I am sure that will come, but I am also excited and I feel more positive somehow. I hope everything goes well. After 3 years + it's such a gift to know we even can ! I am trying to take good care of myself. I will say one thing, I feel more symptoms this time even though it's fairly early! Best wishes to you all.

jessi_cat3 |

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I never thought it would happen to me because we have two children ages 3 and 5, but had a miscarriage in March at 10wks. We are pregnant again and am 13wks and 4 days, but my hubby had to take me to the ER this morning because of bleeding, after the examination and sonogram the dr said that everything was fine...I was so relieved to hear this and to see and hear my baby's heartbeat because I am so scared of going through the same thing. I have learned miscarriages can happen to anyone, but I am going to take it easy from now on and make sure I take better care of myself. Good luck to everyone!

Mommee83 |

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I m/c at 10 weeks in January of 2009 and it was the hardest thing that I have ever gone through. We got pregnant again in May but lost the baby at 5 wks. After alot of testing it ends up that there is a chromosome problem on my husband's side. The dr explained that we have a 40-50% chance of m/c everytime. We are tiying again and will find out if the test is + next week. I can't wait! Nobody truly understands what it's like until you go through it and this website has been helpful. Good luck to all!!

harkeyk |

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Yesterday was our first visit to see the doctor. They couldn't find a heartbeat, so we were sent over to the hospital for an emergency ultrasound. With still no luck finding a heartbeat, we were told I had miscarried at 7.5 weeks. I have had no symptoms of bleeding, and only some occasional cramping. My doctor asked if i would like to schedule for a D&C or just wait to see if it happens naturally. I don't know which way to go from here. Has anyone had the procedure done? Would you recommend I wait or get it taken care of?

jmakely28@yahoo.com |

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My husband and i have been trying to get pregnant for about 3 months now.. i just found out that i am 6 weeks pregnant.. for some reason i am so afraid of a miscarriage and i don't know why... we have a 3 year old healthy boy.. and we have never had a miscarriage, but i wonder why, now why am i so afraid of this ( i never even thought about it during my first pregnancy) i haven't been to the doctors yet, my appointment is Oct. 6th.... Any advice?

baldwinsbride |

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Second-time moms, here's an interesting take from my OB. I have lost 3 pregnancies in a row: two miscarriages and a partial molar pregnancy, so I'm more than a little nervous about the first trimester now that I'm pregnant again. But I do have one child, a healthy little girl whose pregnancy was textbook, and my OB says that a history of a normal pregnancy and delivery makes all the difference in the world - for various reasons, it makes it less likely that there is something wrong with me and more likely that it was just bad luck. Of course, I have pathology reports to back that up and we continue to consider an increased risk for miscarriage, but it does give me hope that my current pregnancy may turn out all right.

bribbon |

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I had a MS at around 5 weeks in Aug, and am now 6 weeks and 5 days pregnant (Oct) and awaiting our first appointment with the Dr the day after tomorrow. I am very nervous but excited to possibly see the heartbeat. The one positive is that we know we can get pregnant easily---Now it's just a matter of time. I try to not worry about what I cannot control...sometimes easier said that done.

ecjun09 |

Q&A: Miscarriage risks?

i have had 4 miscarriages within the last year and a half, i am pregnant again. calculating my own due date im at 7 weeks, i have only taken one pregnancy test and it came out negative, i havent started bleeding yet, i am trying to keep my stress levels down and do everything i can. i have only one other child and i am scared that she will be the only one i will be able to have. my last miscarriage i had the dr told me i was a habitual aborter, i seem to lose all of my babies right at 6-8 weeks and i am right at that stage and i am freaking out that is going to happen to me for a 5th time i odnt know what to do, i cant even schedule my first o.b. appointment because i am waiting on insurance, any tips on how to keep from worrying so much.?...

jessica_patrick |

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I had a miscarriage about 3 months back, it was my first pregnancy. My husband and I just got married 3 weeks before we found out and were ecstatic. One week later I started spotting, but it stopped and didn't come back till I was 10 weeks 4 days. I rushed to the hospital, but they couldn't find a heartbeat, not even a fetus. I had what is called a blighted ovum, where something went wrong during conception and the cells failed to multiply. It was very hard for both of us, but especially for me, since I really wanted this baby. Looking back now, I should have known something was wrong. I had severe morning sickness all day long, and was growing much too fast. I know it wasn't anything I did, but I still wonder if I could have prevented it. The doctor told me that we were allowed to start trying after 3 cycles, but somehow, my second period did not show up. I did a pregnancy test 4 days after it was due, and it was positive. I don't know how it happened, but we are ecstatic obviously. I am still nervous and scared, am now at 7 weeks, but am going to wait to tell everyong after 12 weeks (last time we told at 8 weeks). I have not been spotting at all, so I am hoping for the best. The one thing I find different this time around is that I am much more calm and reasonable about it. I now understand what can go wrong. A lady in my church recenly had her 5th miscarriage in a row, and is still so positive, I don't know how I would do it. We are hoping for the best. And for those who are just going through the grief of losing one of their own, judging by this blog you are not alone! Stay strong, and keep faith, one time it will work out for you too!

dynamite08 |

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I hear there is really nothing we can do about it...also, it seems that miscarriages can run in families (indicating some kind of underlying hereditary cause/problem). My husband and I have been ttc for 1 1/2 years and just went through infertility shots and IUI...surprisingly the first one worked! The doctor has been taking my blood every other day to check hormone levels and the results aren't exactly as perfect as he would like them to be. We were so excited to tell everyone that we practically told the whole world...now I'm worried that I will have to tell the whole world bad news...kind of wish I would have waited to tell our news, but this being my first, we were so excited it was hard to contain ourselves. While my hormone levels are ok, but not ideal, the only pregnancy syptoms I have had is positive pregnancy tests and some tiredness...no nausea, no food aversions/cravings, etc. ....just worried, and glad that I have found a group where should I need the support, you all sound very experienced and compassionate. Thanks so much for listening.

All4Paws |

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I experienced my first miscarriage earlier this year. I went to the dr when i was 6wk 2d, before my second visit I started to see bloody spots and walked into the office. I should have been at 11wks, but the ultrasound showed the fetus only at 6wk 5d, and breaking up. It was very hard for me and my family, especially knowing that I carried that way for almost 1mnth. The dr told me I could try again after 3mth, and we did. Currently I'm 5 1/2mth and it's a boy..which is a big relief cause I currently have 2 girls.

cchan224 |

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I am still questioning the reasons why some physicians affirm that there is no way to prevent a miscarriage: perhaps certain measures have not been scientifically proven. I suffered two miscarriages in which I informed my former physician that I felt as though something was wrong with my ability to reproduce. He assured me that things just happen with no means of prevention; however, due to the way they both happened, I was not convinced that this was true. I am currently pregnant again and sought the help of a reproductive specialist by the name of Dr. Jerome Chech in Melrose Park, PA at the Cooper Institute. He informed me that women with low hormone levels may sustain miscarriages, which is what I expected all along. I was relieved to have an answer; I've always felt that something was a little off. I received several treatments to sustain the pregnancy and I am now 21 weeks pregnant with my first son. He made sure that I started the progesterone immediately and as my hormones levels rose, my cranping decreased. I am truly thankful for his practice and specialty, which I totally belileve attributed to the sustained pregnancy this time. It hurts me to hear that physicians will tell their patient to keep trying, while not looking into the issue with the possibility of another loss. I could have lost another pregnancy; it is so tough that it can become easier to give up your dream as opposed to risking feeling the pain of the loss again. I truly hope this helps someone and sustains the beautiful creation entrusted in their womb.

MrsExpecting |

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my husband and i are planning to conceive our first baby, later this year and want things to go smoothly and "perfectly" but alas, i know that this is something i must face as a possibility, given that it will be our first pregnancy. it has been such a humbling experience reading all these candid expressions of loss, perseverance, and some triumphs. thank you to all the women who had the strength to endure this terrible situation and still keep trying! you are all such strong women that i only hope i can be as strong. best of luck to all of you who are trying again!

miss_serenalau@yahoo.com |

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Me and my boyfriend had a miscarriage Jan 30th of 09 at 3 and a half months for the longest time we tried to get pregnent again and no luck till feb 28th of this year we found out i was pregnent again! So i scedualed a doc apt and found out im 7 weeks now and my first ultra sound is the 29th of march this month we are so excited to hear the babys heart beat i just really am hopeing evrything will go right this time. We are just waiting patiently and loveing ou baby.

Chelsie0489 |

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we were 8 wks saw HB but fetus was cloudy 1 gestational sac and 2 yolk sacs twins. 1 1/2 wks later nothing there just empty sac. 1 wk later started light spoting on and off how long till I MC on my own or do I have to do a D&C? We are devastated trying for 5 yrs and now this.

goldilocksnbears |

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I have a question for everyone...and maybe it´s stupid, but I´m just a paraniod mom-to-be! Are miscarriages genetic? I mean if my mom had one before she had me (her first child) is it likely that I will too since I am pregnant with my first child? I am 5.5 weeks. Thanks!

Fififa21 |

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My husband and I were married in September of 2009 and within a month became pregnant. I came in for my 9 week ultrasound and the baby was measuring at 6 weeks with no heartbeat. I went in for a d & c. Two months later we got another positive pregnancy test. From the beginning the hormone levels were not progressing like they should and it ended in a miscarriage and another d and c at 5 weeks. Now after taking progestrone suppositories, we are almost 6 weeks pregnant and things are looking good. Hopefully third times a charm!

vanilla_kiss |

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This is my 2nd pregnancy. The first one ended in abortion when I was 18 and terrified. I realize now that it was the biggest mistake of my life. I'm not religious, but I know right from wrong, and abortion, except in extreme cases, is wrong. Now, at 24, I want this baby more than anything. At 91/2 weeks, Already I've had a few problems. Low progesterone levels, bad cramping, bacterial vaginosis. The bacterial vaginosis is the serious one. More serious than a yeast infection, it can spread to the gestational sac, infect and terminate a perfectly healthy fetus. I'm trying to stay optimistic, but aware that I seriously may lose the baby. Get screened for bacterial vaginosis before you conceive if possible. Because it exists in 1/3 of pregnancies, and the antibiotic treatment is controversial and risky. I had to make the heartbreaking decision to treat it, and possibly hurt the baby, or not treat it and lose the baby to the infection. I treated it, and now I'm hoping everything will be ok.

wmporras |

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Reading this has made my day so much easier. We lost our baby at 8 weeks, and I've been on an emotional rollercoaster. What a blessing to have a whole community who has been where my husband and I are.

TarheelSteeler |

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This was my third attempt at becoming pregnant, I have an 11 year old and was trying again 4 years ago. I was 9 weeks along when I went for my first prenatal and I received the bad news that there was no heartbeat during the ultrasound and I was scheduled to have a D&C since I had no symptoms and no bleeding. It has been 4 years and I found out I was pregnant again on 5/23/10 and as per our calculations I was 5 1/2 weeks. I was so excited but my fears came back to those devastating moments 4 years ago. I scheduled my first prenatal but I could not get in until I was 9 weeks. Over the weekend I started to have a light pink when I wiped and it was like that for 4 days until I started to have tiny blood clots. Doctors office advised me to go the ER and I got the news again that I miscarried at 6 1/2 weeks and I have to have the D&C again. I don't think it is the fact that I am miscarrying but that I have to have that procedure all over again. I am not sure if my husband is going to be able to handle the heartbreaking news. Not sure if he will want to go through this again. but I will keep my fingers crossed that it will happen again!

ninakayla17 |

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momndad09 |

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im 8 weeks pregnant and so scared to even think of M/C...since i got pregnant that was all in my mind what if that happened...i already saw the baby and heartbeat but scared to go to my next docs visit and to even think not to see baby or hear heartbeat..i just hope everything is ok i havnt had no complications but you never know what to expect..just hope my baby is ok..and hopefully see in febuary.GOOD LUCK EVERYONE>>>TAKE CARE

momndad09 |

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I just found out I am pregnant a few days ago. My husband and I are so happy. This will be my second and his second but our first together. I had a miscarriage three years ago. And now can't stop from being worried about miscarrying now. I want to just feel as sure of my self and this pregnancy as I was with my first one almost ten years ago. But I can't stop half expecting to see blood everytime I go to use the restroom or to be nervous when I cramp a little. Is this normal?

jenniekae81 |

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I'm in the same boat. I had 2 miscarriages 2 years ago. I recently found out I'm pregnant again and am scared to death. I am constantly thinking I'm going to go to the bathroom and be bleeding. I'm just ready for the fears to pass and praying for a healthy pregnancy!

kstout10 |

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I just miscarried this morning. I was 5 weeks along. My husband and I have a 2 year old daughter and we were excited about having another. I expect that we'll begin trying again soon. I was terrified of a miscarriage during my first pregnancy and now that I've been through this I know I will be very nervous if we get pregnant again. All you can do is trust that what is meant to be will be.

ironmommy |

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Unfortunately, I have had 2 miscarriages in a row. Now I am pregnant again but this time in my ultrasound I was able to see a body, head, and hear a heartbeat. My progesterone levels were low both times previously and my doctor tested me for genetic disorders. This time when I took a pregnancy test, I called immediately and started taking prometetrium (progesterone). I am still nervous but I know this time my chances are higher. So everybody keep your head up if you have miscarried. God does bless and give you miracles.

sweetheart2011 |

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I just found out yesterday at my 7 week appointment that I have a blighted ovum and that my gestational sac is significantly smaller than it was 2 weeks ago. They suggested a D & C but I wanted to let it happen naturally, but the doctor said he did not know how long it would take. Now it's just an awful waiting game of when it's going to happen. This was my first pregnancy ever and now I am really nervous about trying again. :(

jennjenn38@hotmail.com |

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This month I went through my 2nd miscarriage within 4 months the first one was in March 2010 and I was just about 4 weeks when I miscarried and the second one was this July 2010 and I had done been for one visit to the doctor at 6 weeks exactly and they check my levels and they were good and I had an ultrasound done and actually got to see its heart beating then a day before I was about to be 8 weeks along I started bleeding went to the ER b/c it was the day after the 4th of July and my doctor's office was closed and they couldn't find the heartbeat I was devistated, It was such a heartbreak to me b/c I had done went past 4 weeks where I miscarried the first time and thought everything was going to be okay this time but it turned out it wasn't....the next day after going to the ER I went back to my OB doctor and told her what had happened, they did an ultrasoound also and couldn't find the heartbeat she wanted me to come back in two weeks after to make sure I passed the baby and sac and also wanted to do some blood work since I had 2 in a row to make sure I was healthy and also wanted to look at my uterus without being pregnant, my doctor told us to wait at least 5 or 6 months before trying again until she find out my blood work and looking at my uterus.....I am already ready to try again but I know I need to wait like the doc said to get my body back to normal but I am still so scared it will happen again....Please Pray for me!! I know all that happened for a reason and that God will bless us with a child when HE is ready for us to have one.

lorennperry |

Q&A: Miscarriage risks?

I know that it is not always known why someone miscarries, but there is a 25% risk of miscarriage in the first 8 weeks. Some causes are medications, maternal illness, environmental or occupational exposures, drugs, or alcohol. I know of a free state-funded service that can help evaluate the risk of miscarriage or birth defect from these kinds of exposures during pregnancy. They can also explain the risks of these exposures while breast-feeding, and discuss risks from paternal exposures. Their website is http://www.ttis.unt.edu/index.htm and their phone number is 1-800-733-4727.

cah0243 |

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I just found out I was pregnant a few days ago. I am very early on. I am very nervous about M/C. My mother had 3 M/C before she had me. Thank you everyone for sharing their stories.

MrsSewall |

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I just miscarried at 6 1/2 weeks, and my husband and I were devastated. After talking about it and having some time to grieve, we've decided we wanted to start trying right away. I'm going into the dr. to take another test so that she can make sure i've completely miscarried on the 23rd. She said after I've had a full cycle we can start trying again. I was wondering, am I going to have a period still this month since I usually have them at the end of the month? Or will we have to wait until october to start trying? Does anybody know? Thanks!

tdavis18 |

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I just got back from my very first Dr.'s visit today with my first ultrasound. I was supposed to be 11 weeks, my husband & I were expecting to see a baby and a heartbeat (this was going to be our first)....we got neither, the screen was just dark. We were both pretty shocked, as I've had no typical signs of a miscarrage. Once we were able to speak with the Dr. she told us that I had a blighted ovum and that it would be best to do an DNC, which I scheduled for this Monday. My husband and I couldn't be more bummed, it really makes it hard when we really believed we had no sign of a miscarriage. We had just told our close friends and family not too long ago thinking it would all be alright. Although I know there's no guarantee with any pregnancy, I will definitey schedule my first visit in the earlier weeks. I guess everything happens for a reason....We are looking forward to trying again in the next couple months and are going to stay positive :)

lvalls780 |

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I experienced a miscarriage backin March. I was 6 weeks 3 days. I just found out I am pregnant again and I am scared to death I will have another one. I am over 40 and just pray this pregnancy is a normal and healthy one. I share everyone's pain...but I am hoping for the best this time.

mikeyvits64 |

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Hello Everyone. I am really glad that I have found this website. And reading thru all of these posts, it's a bit comforting to know, that there are other women out there who have gone thru the same thing that I have and to share,how they got thru it. I have had 3 previous m/c's and currently 5wks 3days. Due date is Apr 29,2011. I'm 37 years old, with 3 kids,ages 4,13,17. I've been having sharp abdominal pains in my right and left lower part of my abdomen. It comes and goes throughout the day,and I've also been experiencing headaches. The pains feel like the exact same pains that I've felt with the other previous miscarriages. I called my doctor today,and her assistant said to take some tylenol and see if that helps,and if not,to call them back. I'm trying hard not to stress about this,but it's difficult. I am constantly worrying that I'm going to lose this one. There is no bleeding though. I don't know if there is anything that I can take for this anxiety. I think that might be one of the causes for me miscarrying,is stress. Sigh....I will just have to wait it out and see. My heart goes out to every one of you who have lost a pregnancy. Stay positive and keep trying.

leendj |

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I think I might be going through a miscarriage....I'm bleeding like a normal period and have cramps! Am I having a miscarriage?

nutmegg85 |

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I was about 9 weeks when I miscarried. I made the mistake of telling people before I hit the second trimester and I was completely devastated. I had to have a D&C done. I really hope that this pregnancy works out for the better, I just can't seem to stop thinking there is still that chance. :(

casiemae92 |

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I had 2 blighted ovum type of miscarriages back to back 2 years ago and on our 3rd attempt, we were blessed with a healthy pregnancy. Our son is now 1. We tried again recently and got pregnant after a few months of trying. Our 7 week ultrasound showed a healthy heartbeat and baby. I came back for a check up yesterday, at 11 weeks, and saw that the baby had died. It feels like the rug has been pulled from under our feet. I feel so depressed from the loss. I have had 3 miscarriages and am such a healthy person and I can't imagine why this is happening. Can anyone relate? I just feel like the world has stopped.

sarajo156 |

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I can relate to a lot of woman on here. I try to give my best at everything I do in life. Graduating from college early and etc. Recently I've become pregnant for the first time. I'm currently 7weeks4days. I woke up early this morning with rough cramping, and heavy blood clots. I've done my research and have basically concluded I have had a mc. I go to the doctor tomorrow and frankly I'm pretty depressed to hear the outcome. The worst part about this all.. my pregnancy is the first on both sides of my parents. How am I to see the families on Christmas and explain this. I wish there was something the doctors could do and or tell woman like me.

AlisonTrisco |

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I am about 7 1/2 weeks and I started bleeding lightly on friday with a little clotting, it would stop and then start again.Got up Sat morning and I had started bleeding darker and a little heavier with more clotting and then after talking to the Dr, he wants to see me first thing Monday morning, but he was optomistic that it is implantation bleeding since I was having no pains, got up sunday morning and its still heavy and have had some small pains but nothing major. My husband and I have accepted the fact that we are more than likely miscarrying and that is ok, we are leaving God in control but that doesnt mean we still cant be sad about it. Waiting for tomorrow to get here so we can go to the dr to get a definate answer, but what will be the hardest is if the news is what I think it will be having to tell our 9 yr old son and 4 yr old daughter whom on her way to church this morning had to kiss my belly and tell the baby bye, and all I could do is turn away and shed a small tear. They are the sweetest things, but they will be so upset. We will get through this and the world will go on and we will try again... during all of this it has made my husband and I closer and this too shall pass.

jbpk2010 |

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I just found out that our baby stopped growing when I went for my regular check up at 8 weeks 6 days. My husband and I were completely devastated. I had absolutely no symptoms and was completely unprepared. We had even seen the heartbeat already at about 6 weeks. This was our first pregnancy and would have been the first grandchild on both sides. We were trying and were so excited that we told our immediate families on my birthday at about 4 weeks. We had been planning on telling our extended family at 9 1/2 weeks on Christmas day and even had some pictures and presents with the baby's first ultrasound printed out. We had to throw everything away. Plus, we live outside the USA and had Christmas presents sent to us. They were all pregnancy related and opening them this morning was extremely hard. We're trying to look on the bright side and are looking forward to when we can start trying. Although, I am terrified that this could happen again. I had a D&C and it was extremely painful. Did anyone else experience that?

anniemg01 |

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I miscarried a couple of months ago at 10.5 weeks. It was my first pregnancy, and my husband and I were devastated. I will go against the grain here, and say that I am glad that I told people I was pregnant. The amount of support I received from everyone really helped me though. I had no idea how common it was until so many people i knew shared their own stories. It definitely would have been harder without all the support. I found out today that I am pregnant again (3 weeks). I feel very fortunate that becoming pregnant was so easy for us, but I am having a bit of trouble enjoying it this time as much as I did last time. I have the feeling I won't really get excited about this pregnancy until well into the second trimester (if it makes it that far). My Aunt has Lupus, and though I show no symptoms it is always in the back of my head that I may not be able to carry a baby to term.

erika.poupart |

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We were shocked and saddened to learn of our missed miscarriage yesterday when we went for our first ultrasound. I was supposed to be 9 weeks along, but I could tell by the doctor's face when she was looking at the screen that something was wrong. She said there was no heartbeat and the fetus only measured 7 weeks. I cried and hugged my fiancee as soon as the doctor left the room. We got a second, stronger ultrasound later in the day to confirm the results. I was just so surprised because I had been having symptoms all along - tender and growing breasts, nausea, fatigue. I'll be taking the medication tonight so I don't have to worry about having the miscarriage at work or on the train (I live in NYC). I'm not looking forward to the process at all. We are of course confused and disappointed, but now we know that we want to have a baby (the pregnancy was a surprise, and our first) so we will try again as soon as possible and continue our healthy lifestyle. We will just wait a bit longer next time before telling close friends & family. My heart goes out to everyone going through this tough time.

selenawrites |

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I was due oct 10 2010 we just found out that we were having a boy my two girl where happy and we where to... I had a doc. apt two weeks after my ultasound.. we when in to the doc. offce to hear his heart bead agin when the look on the docs face told me somthings wrong we went in to the ultasound room to cheak and we had lost aydin on may 26 2010 my son was 20 weeks still born... I cant tell you all that happen that day it was mostley all a bler.. I do know there was lot of crying.. I still wounder if i could have done something diffrent to save him.. And now on this day Jan 11 2011 we are finlly going to have anther baby im really happy but scared... im due sep.8 2011... so i pray ever night that the baby will be happy and heathy...

Fairybaby1985112 |

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im 18 years old and currently about 5 weeks along right now and the doctors wont let me in for an ultrasound for another 2 weeks. Im so worried that the baby has stopped developing and that when i get my ultrasound there will be no heartbeat. Im getting a little bit of cramping everyonce in awhile but not anything severe, but i heard that that was normal. im not sure what to believe. Also, i dont have that feeling of even being pregnant anymore. But latley i have been getting nauseated, especially after eating, and my hormones are up the wall still. is there anyone else that is going through this same thing? I hope someone can tell me that things are gonna be alright!

MarySpradlin92 |

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I'm 7 weeks and I spent all weekend lurking on these boards because I discovered blood in my underwear on Friday. All weekend, my symptoms were decreasing (less tender breasts, less severe nausea) I expected the worst on late Monday when I saw more blood. But this morning, the doctor saw a heartbeat. My advice is Go To The Doctor. If you have a good ob, they will put you at ease. It's better to know then worry yourself sick. And it may not be as bad as you think.

efferson |

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I miscarried in sept of last yr and now I am pregnant and going on 14 weeks .. Although I had my first real ultrasound and heard the heartbeat I am still very nervous and can't seem to be excited all the way! Having a miscarriage has traumatized me and I didn't think that I was going to get pregnant as fast as I did! I am very happy but still nervous I hope everything checks out! I find out march 28th what I'm having!

Brittkisil22 |

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We miscarried with our first and I was scared when we found out we were pregnant again. But here we are at almost 15 weeks and everything is going great. Those out there who worry about miscarriages I hear ya and have been there. But keep your head up and know there is light at the end of this. It sounds corny but it helps:)

jessshutty |

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I have had 3 miscarriages and they never get easier. I had such a hard time last mis. I had just lost my brother in a car accident and then the miscarriage within 6 months. It was the most horrible thing to loose ones you loved and ones u wanted to love. I am now 7 weeks and am a mess. Each time I had a mis. I was 2 1/2 months so this waiting is so terrible. I wish everyone luck on their pregnancies!!

michellehurtt |

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This past saturday I was at 7 weeks and started to bleed and cramp. I didnt miscarry, it was a threatening miscarrige where my body was threatening to but didnt. I got to see my baby on an ultrasound and everything. But the bleeding didnt stop! I went to the ER again on sunday and they said it was a threatening miscarrige. Monday I felt better, was sure I was in the clear but at my check up the doctor looked at me for less than a minute and said I was having a miscarrige at that very moment and I needed to go down the hall to surgery for a D&C. Strage thing was, the bleeding and cramping had already stopped. It was like a # day miscarrige! I didnt even have tears left to cry by monday. One out of 5 they say.

Dani Fritsche |

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I am only 23 years old and I have been pregnant twice in the past five months, both of which have now resulted in miscarriage right at 6 weeks. I feel like I am too young to be having this many complications. I keep praying that nothing is seriously wrong and that maybe the next one will be better. Thank you all for sharing your stories. It has given me hope that I can still have a child. I really hope that God will bless us with a healthy baby in the future.

amj8809 |

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I had a miscarriage at 9 weeks and was heartbroken. There was a gestational sac on the ultrasound, but no fetal pole..it's now 5 months later and I'm 4 weeks pregnant again, but so nervous about miscarrying again. I'm just praying that this baby will be ok.

lovebill |

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I am 25 years old and at the age of 24 i had 2 miscarriages back to back, never knew the reason WHY??!! But 1 yr later i am a healthy 14 weeks pregnant and thanking god everyday!! BE BLESSED LADIES DO NOT GIVE UP!!

aramsey |

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Hi ladies! I am 11w and 4 days. I have a doppler at home and hear the heartbeat everyday. I'm so paranoid of m/c. What are the odds at this point?

xbreezy27x |

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We just went to the doctor for an u/s. We should have been 11 weeks but unfortunately there was no heartbeat or baby. Our last u/s was at 6 weeks and there was a heartbeat so the doctor thinks the baby stopped developing sometime after that. I have another u/s scheduled for Monday and then I will have to schedule a dnc. I asked to do another u/s because I am still having a hard time believing it even though I know there is no baby. This would have been our first and we were so excited. I know everything happens for a reason so I'm not blaming myself, just hoping to try again soon and for a healthy baby this time!

ehacker |

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We went for a 17 week check-up only to find there was no heartbeat. The baby measured 12-13 weeks. My doctor thinks that the baby died shortly after our 2nd appointment at 13 weeks. Had a D&E yesterday to find I needed RHIG shot after the procedure because I am A- and my husband is A+. This was our first and were wondering if this could have contributed to our miscarriage. We believe that this happened for a reason. Still difficult to deal with, but our friends and family have been extremely supportive. Has anyone else dealt with RH issues and miscarriage?

jandrlias |

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Hello everyone! I am very excited to have joined this website! After 4 at home pregnancy tests yesterday I have found out I am approx. 6 weeks pregnant. I have had bad cramping in my pelvic area, but when I spoke with the nurse at my Obgyns office she said it was normal. I am a little scared because after doing some research it sounds like this is a sign of a miscarriage.. My first prenatal checkup is in two weeks. I don't know what to do! Any advice would he greatly appreciated! Thank you! Sincerely, C

ilovemyfamily81 |

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I just found out today at 7 weeks that I miscarried. The doctor said my uterus was that of a 3 week pregnancy, meaning the baby probably stopped developing at 3 or 4 weeks. This was my first pregnancy and I knew it was a risk but I was praying it wouldn't happen. These post have helped me. They let me know I'm not alone. I will try again but probably not for a while. Thank you all for your posts.

kimmy2002 |

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I miscarried at 6 weeks and I am currently almost 6 week pregnant again! I am very nervous! My doctor wants to do an ultrasound at 7 weeks to make sure everything is okay! I took blood work done already and everything looks really good!! But I am still really scared that something might happen!! My husband and I aren't telling anyone till Christmas Eve! From what I have read on here there are a lot of us that miscarried our first pregnancies! My doctor said that a lot of women miscarry their first pregnancy......just keep your head up and think positive!!! EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT!!

kjcusick84 |

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I had a m/c about 12 years ago. If I remember correctly, I was 8 weeks pregnant at the time. After we got married last year, my husband and I started ttc right away. It took us 8 months, but I finally got pregnant in May 2011. Everything was going fine, I was 12 weeks pregnant and I was sure I was out of the woods. We were 2 days away from telling everyone the good news when I miscarried again. We were devastated, but decided to stay positive. We started trying again about 1 month later - it's been 3 months now and still nothing. I was doing pretty well on the "staying positive" up until now, but I have to say it's getting harder and harder to be patient. I guess I just thought, or hoped, I would get pregnant again right away. And of course, now more than ever, it seems everywhere I look, I see pregnant women! It's been really helpful to read all of your stories and it did cheer me up a little. It's good to know that I am not alone in that situation. It's also comforting to see that I am not the only one to be afraid of miscarrying again in a future pregnancy. Thank you for your help and good luck to all of you. I hope we all get pregnant and give birth to healthy babies soon!

elini |

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I found out a few weeks ago that i was pregnant and a week and a half later, I miscarried. I was six weeks along. Breaks my heart to know that could have been our little baby but just have to put my trust in God that he'll give me a healthy baby when the time is right. I have to go back for more bloodwork today to make sure my hormone levels are down enough where i can hopefully get my period again soon and start trying again. I haven't told anyone really - still waiting to tell my mom..... I know it's a very common thing but it doesn't make it any easier and I am scared to death of it happening again and being further along... Can't imagine hearing a heartbeat and then losing a baby. Our first appt wouldn't have been till Dec. 12th so it was still very early. Really stinks when you want something so amazing so bad and it's right there in your face and then you lose it....but I feel better now; last week was tough being around family and everyone asking if we had news...ugh....kills me. We were going to make the announcement at Christmas. :( Good thing is ladies - is that we CAN get pregnant. God will give us a healthy baby when the time is right.

sbh80 |

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Most of the time it is because of stress. This happend to me. My stress levels are always high and its not healthy for you or the baby. You need to relax and worry about things. If you are too stressed you are more at risk.

KelceyH10 |

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Miscarriages can happen to anyone anytime. I was pregnant and miscarried at 6 weeks naturally. I spotted for about 8 days prior to miscarrying. It was dark brown then it turned to a few drops of red than on the 6th week I started bleeding heavy, like a period and was cramping. I went to the ER and they said I was miscarrying. They checked my hcg levels and they were already low...only 12. It took me a week to fully miscarry. It really sucks because this was my husbands and my first baby. Hopefully we will be able to have another baby again soon :)

elizeddie |

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I have been through 2 miscarriage last year and still coping up with the last one...the first one was in May I was barely 6 weeks preg and by the time i knew it after 2 weeks I miscarried, however the second time I concieved in Aug we had planned it well and had confirmed 12 weeks pregnancy with everything going right, however as soon as I started my 13th week I had amniotic fluid leak due to membrane rupture and left with no choice but to abort..I`m PCOS but my doc had taken care of everything that was needed to sustain this pregnancy...its a very painful thing and I pray for all who have been through this...only we know how it feels...I`m still thinking when would be the right time to start trying again cause there is soo much of anxiety and at the same time excitement to get pregnant again..

Meghs07 |

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I have one beautiful daughter and then I had a mc three days after christmas ( after telling both sides of the family, on christmas) I waited one complete cycle then we started ttc again. Just found out that I am pregnant again, praying everything will be ok with this one.

shannaw7827 |

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Thank you all for the beautiful stories and shared heart ache. I miscarried almost two years ago may of 2010. I was only about 6 weeks. I am currently believing I am pregnant but can not get a possitve pregnancy test. I learned last time I have low HCG levels and is why I could not get a positive test with my first pregnancy and now with my second. I go to my OB on thursday the 15th. I have been cramping badly and everytime I go to the bathroom I look for blood. I am so anxious about miscarrying again. Daddy wants this baby soooo badly and I am so afriad of letting him down. I know I can't control it but I still wish there was something I could do, I also have Polycystic Ovarian syndrome and have since I was 16. I have had quite a few symptoms nausea, vomiting, constipation, gas, moddiness, fatigue, dry skin, and nipples on fire. I think I'm about 7 weeks. Anyone else in this boat at all. I am really confused and scared.

Jeshickah09 |

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I miscarried last Thursday. It was heartbreaking seeing how upset hubby was. We are definatly going to try again very soon. This was our first pregnancy I'm hoping it doesn't take long to get pregnant again...good luck to everyone on here!

skidoogrrl |

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my first pregnancy was a miscarriage, I miscarried in my 8th week, 1 week before my husbands birthday in December 2011. Talk about a double whammy of sadness. At my OB appts during my 7th week they couldnt hear a heart beat and told me i had a 50/50 chance. They said there really wasnt any reason they could give other than its natural selection. Ur body knows what its doing whether we think so or not. Im currently 6weeks with my 2nd pregnancy and my 1st appt isnt until im 11 weeks. Im trying to stay positive but a part of me doesnt want to get to happy just yet. We also havent told a anyone. Last time we told EVERYONE immediately. We're going to wait until after the 1st trimester this time

christinaj324 |

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I am very sorry for all of the expecting mothers that have experienced loss in their pregnancy. i can definitely relate to this situation myself and it is not a good feeling especially, when you have experienced this stuation once or more than once. I have a 7 year old son and 1 miscarriage, and 2 ectopic pregnancies. We were told that once having an ectopic pregnancy you are most likely to keep having them. Me and my husband was just devastated even to the point were i was just getting ready to throw in the towel. It took me some time of changing my mind and not give up on my husbands dream of wanting a child. It was very hard for me to face other pregnant women whenever i saw a pregnant women i would fall all to peices. The Lord has really given me restoration in this area and i know i could have not done without Him. We are pregnant now i found out on April 24, 2012 the day of grandmothers death, my mind wants me to be nervous but i know this is a blessing from God because there is Nothong Too Hard For The Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!! So for all mothers expecting and to soon in the future to expect KEEP FIGHTING UNTIL YOUR VICTORY HAS WON!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bdee19 |

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I fell off the face of the earth, baby-wise, for about 6 months after a miscarriage. We were due this Saturday, May 26th, and planned to get a tattoo in memory (never had one before), unless we were pregnant. And we are. Mixed emotions.

Paddlefisher |

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I've actually been reading a lot of medical journals, because I miscarried last week at 7 weeks, that it's more like 25-30% of pregnancies that end in first trimester miscarriage. I think that if more women knew how common it was and talked about their own miscarriages, instead of keeping them secret, it would be a very good thing. Though a miscarriage would still be heartbreaking, knowing that's it's pretty normal would help woman to feel less broken and more hopeful for the future.

adrianktheo |

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I have miscarried twice in the last 10 months and am now 6 weeks along on the third try. The first one we lost at 5 weeks. I had horrible horrible cramping and then huge clots with severe bleeding. The second time it took til 8 weeks to realize I was pregnant. At 9 weeks we went for an ultrasound only to be told I miscarried and was still carrying the baby. Did a d&c and found out it was a molar pregnancy. Had no symptoms of miscarriage on that one. I am pretty scared about losing this one. We've been trying so hard...

BabyRubio88 |

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Just confirmed miscarriage today for my first pregnancy. Monday Nov. 26th my pregnancy was confirmed, Wednesday I started bleeding (bleeding is just now stopping over a week later), Thursday ultrasound showed thick endometrium and nothing more, Sunday cramping started (stopped by Monday, now only cramp when I physically do too much), Monday HCG level was 280ish, Tuesday started passing clots and tissue, Wednesday HCG level was 125, today (Thursday) doctor confirmed miscarriage. Follow up bloodwork next Wednesday and we'll go from there! Very upset and disappointed, but at least I know pregnancy is possible for us. Can't wait to try again as soon as possible! Don't give up!

lmesko20 |

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I just had a D&C done today. Found out yesterday taht we lost the baby. went for my routine check up to hear teh heart baet for teh first time. When they coulden't find the beat they asked to come back for an ultra sound later in the day. when we came back they still couldnt find the heart beat and they said taht the baby has stoped growing it was at 6 weeks when it should of been at 11 weeks. that was the hardest thing my husband and i ever had to hear. we told all of our family and friedns we were expeccting. next time we will wait and tel only our parents and siblings then when things are good tell everyone eles. misscarage are very hard to deal with. i'm very upset but i have great moral support form my husband and family. Good luck to all of you who are having healty pregnancy and i'm very sorry for those who have lost their child.

wiser516 |

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I also miscarried at the beginning of this year with my first child. I was around 9 weeks and it was heartbreaking. However, I will say to those of you who worry about having told people, I was happy that my closest friends and family had known we were pregnant, because when we lost it, I had people around me for support.

jlr104 |

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i miscarried my, our first child at 17 weeks this past feb. it is defiantly the worst thing i have ever gone through. i do wish that we didn't tell everyone just cause it was so hard to tell people that we lost her. i do agree with jlr104 that we did have our friends by our side for support. i'm actually pregnant again we weren't trying but i knew before i even missed my period. i'm 7 weeks now and scared like hell and my due date is the day after my miscarriage date. i told my husband that i want to wait till i'm 5 months before we tell anyone or showing and have no choice but say anything. bundle of nerves.

SylviaO |

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I started to miscarry 3days ago. It was our first. We are sad but glad we didn't tell anyone until there was the threat of the miscarriage. I feel ok and believe God had a plan and it was not in ours yet. While we will I hope for a healthy lil one next time around.

tramarieb |

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I found out i was pregnant on 1/29/14 after doing our 1st embryo transfer. HCG level was 735! We had a successful IVF in August but was unable to implant since I over stimulated. It took 3 tries to get my lining thick enough! We were absolutely thrilled to finally conceive after 8 months of Fertility treatments. My wonderful husband and I have been trying for over 6 years with no success. Sadly only 2 days after I started bleeding pretty heavy. i have PCOS and have never bled this much. My appt that Friday 1/31/14 showed my HCG was 1553 they double like they should and that I am RH- so i got the shot to protect the baby. Sat 2/1/14 @ 5weeks I had lots of bleeding and clots. It was horrible and I knew something was not right. I found out monday my numbers had dropped to 1079 We did a ultrasound and the baby Thursday that confirmed both babies had stopped growing at 5 weeks. :( HCG was 840 We are at a loss for words. All these years trying and thousands of $ later to have it fail. We are going to have another transfer as soon as my HCG level drops below 5. I'm very scared of this happening again. All we want is a healthy baby to love.

TiffanyK0818 |