New to board & also coping with having a D&C.

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New to board & also coping with having a D&C.

Hello everyone, My name is Mandy. I'm new to this board. I'm from Atlanta, GA. I just wanted to say hello, and to see how some people are coping with having a D&C. I just had one a little over a week ago, and I am still upset about not being pregnant anymore. We were sssssoooo happy to find out that we were pregnant. Then we were even more happy when we found out we were having twins! But when we went to the Doctor, they said the babies had not grown and they did not develope a heart beat. So sadly I had to get a D&C. I just really cannot wait to get pregnant A.S.A.P.

Joined: 03/16/15
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Hi Mandy. First of all I am sorry for your loss. I was 8-9 weeks pg, had a u/s, then went back in for another u/s by a tech to do measurements and had no heartbeat. I had to have a D&C also.
I am sorry that you are here, but I am glad that you found us. I have found a lot of support here--there are wonderful ladies here. There is also a TTC (trying to conceive) after loss board also if you want to visit there.
:bigarmhug:

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thank you so much. Yeah I was only about 8 weeks along.

Joined: 03/16/15
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Hi Mandy,
I'm so sorry for your loss. :bighug:
I didn't have a d&c, but I just wanted to say hi and I'm sorry you have to be here.
-Lisa

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Joined: 10/26/06
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Im so sorry sweetie I had a d&c in september it was our first pregancy after ttc for 5 years and we were so excited but after 12wks they said the baby didnt grow and no heart beat was presnt...I know how you feel sweetie but hang in there Im wishing you lots of luck trying again

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Thank you so much, everyone. I am very glad I found this site. I hope talking about it, and hearing other women's experiences helps me through this process.

Joined: 11/19/05
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I am so sorry for your losses :bighug:

You have come to a board full of wonderful women, full of compassion. Who will help you, as you help them...to work through your grief..learn to live with your loss..

One of my pregnancy losses was twins as well Sad ....I had one with a great heart beat...the other they felt would come around...but were not sure. I was so confident that one or both would make it, especially the one that they were unsure about, being it was early. I went in again between 8-9 weeks to have another look see...And the doc stated that they had both just passed away, as they were measuring on target Sad

I am sad that you have had to join us all...

Marie

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Joined: 12/22/08
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Hi Mandy, and welcome to the site, although it is horrible for us all to meet under these circumstances.

I was 10.5 weeks pregnant with identical twins, when their hearts stopped beating and I had to have a D&C. I also had a D&C in June, after loosing twins at 7 weeks. We all understand your pain. I think the worse thing about this time was that because I had no idea it had happened until a routine ultrasound, I still had my pregnancy symptoms. So I went to sleep in the operating theatre with nausea, sore boobs etc, and when I woke up I felt.....nothing. it was heartbreaking. The first time I had bleeding and pain so I had an idea what was going to happen. This time it was such a shock, it made it so much more devastating.

I hope you find some comfort from this site and these ladies. They have really helped me alot and just being able to get out how I feel and talk about it has been a huge help.

Im so sorry for your loss.

Joined: 09/08/07
Posts: 4

Hi Mandy,

I'm so sorry for your losses. I too am in Atlanta and just had a d&c at 10 weeks at the beginning of October. Just know that we are all here for you. Also, please email me or pm if you need anything. We are probably not that far away from each other.

You and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers

~Lori

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I'm so sorry you have had to come here, but at the same time i am glad you did. The girls here are wonderful and they are such a great support to many.

I didnt have a D&C as my losses were later, but i did have 2 c-sections and i know exactly how you feel about wanting to be pregnant again as soon as possible.

:bighug:

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Joined: 01/13/07
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I am so very sorry for your losses. I cannot comment on the D&C part of things as I delivered a sleeping angel. However, there are many women that can guide you on this board. Please come here and let out your feelings any time for any reason. I know that I would be lost without this board.

Shelly

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Mandy, I am so sorry for your loss. I had a d/c just to remove the placenta because I delivered at 16 weeks. I bleed for about 8-9 days and then waited 5 weeks for my period to return, but everyone is different. Just make sure you are not bleeding so badly that you use a pad an hour.

I hope you share here often. Most of us have experienced a roller coaster of emotions. Just feel free to share however you feel, none of us judge.

Welcome and I am truly sorry.
Robin

Joined: 09/18/07
Posts: 371

Hi Mandy

I am so sorry that you find yourself here with us. It is a good place to be though. The women here have been my lifeline. I am so sorry to hear about your twins.

I lost my daughter when I was 7 months. I miss her more than words can say.

Take Care
Antionette

Joined: 06/14/04
Posts: 12

Hi Mandy,
Welcome, and I am very sorry for your loss. I had a loss in October at 11 weeks. I did not have to have a D&C, although I have had one in the past for gynecological issues. I am also in the Atlanta area. Please send me a PM if you want to chat.

Hugs,
Amy

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Joined: 11/26/07
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ladies, thank you so much for your kind words! I will make sure I start posting here more often.

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Hugs and welcome. I had a d&c in Sep, and we have been aching to get back on the ttc wagon. This board has helped me immensely through my grief.

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

:bigarmhug:

I'm so sorry for what you're going through hon. I just wanted to welcome you to the site and this board (although, I wish you didn't have to be o this board in particular). You've come to the right place though. The women here are so supportive and wonderful.

~Amber

Joined: 09/18/07
Posts: 371

Hi Mandy
Wondering how you are doing. Hope you are okay.
Antionette