I'm still pretty numb at this point and am not sure how/what I'm feeling, but I just wanted to introduce myself in case you ladies see me lurking. My name is Rachel, DH is John, and I am recovering from a D&C performed yesterday afternoon. On the 30th, DH and I went into our normal appointment with my OB's office. We were excited about hearing the heartbeat because we'd just seen the heartbeat at an ultrasound during our appointment at the beginning of the month. This month has been one tragedy after another for us, and the baby was one of our few glimmers of hope.
So after checking for the baby's heartbeat on the doppler and not finding it, my OB scooted me into the u/s room just for "peace of mind" since they weren't busy (I LOVE my OB's office). After getting into the u/s room the tech found no heartbeat. At 8 weeks 2 days, our baby stopped growing. I was nearly 10 weeks.
I opted for the D&C since I really didn't want to go through the process at home. My family was wonderful - my mom came into town to be with me and DH and the IL's sat in the hospital together the whole time I was back. So far I'm not feeling much pain other than dull pressure, but I haven't been without pain meds since 10:00 yesterday morning. I'm not sure what else to say. My support system has been wonderful, but I just feel empty. Thank you ladies for reading - I'll be back periodically when I'm able to understand more of this whirlwind.