Hello, I'm 30 y/o and DH and I have been TTC #1 since October 2006. After being told it will be unlikely for me to conceive due to having borderline FSH, a blocked tube, adenomyosis and endo, with some ART (Clomid, injectables, IUI, estrogen, progesterone) and with God's help, DH and I successfully conceived and received this wonderful news on June 3rd. My first beta's were strong and although the second went up, the number did not double. My third beta confirmed my worst fear, after being pg for 4 weeks and 3 days, my number dropped - the dr said the embryo stopped growing and he hopes I will miscarry naturally.
I haven't been able to function too well in my daily life - I've been trying to distract myself and to some extent have been successful with that; however, I work at two elementary schools and have found it difficult to see the kids smiling faces when I come to work - I've had to sit in multiple meetings this week already and discuss the needs of others' children. I go out to eat and we see multiple pg women and multiple infants, toddlers, and children. I come home and learn that my neighbor has just given birth. I'm starting my grieving process and am trying hard to cope...
I was taking progesterone supplements and stopped per my dr's request on Saturday. He said he hopes that this will allow my body to m/c naturally - how long did it take before you m/c naturally? How long did it take before your dr recommended a D & C? How long did it take until your cycle started up again? How do you cope with the daily realization that you beat the odds, conceived, and lost your baby so suddenly? I'm feeling so anxious and feel the need to be pg again now...
((((HUGS)))) to all of you and thanks for any support you can provide ~~
I just want to say I'm so sorry, for your loss, and for the fact that you're having so much trouble conceiving. Its something nobody should have to go through.
I don't have any advice for you really, we weren't TTC when we conceived and my doctor gave me a d&c the same day we found out.
I just want to say how sorry I am and hope that you can find some comfort with the wonderful ladies here. They helped me a lot and I'm sure some of them have better answers for you.
I have no advice to give about your m/c as my loss was of a different kind. I just wanted to say that i am glad you have found us in your grief. This board has supported me in working through mine in more ways that the wonderful ladies here know.
I am so sorry for your loss!!
My doctor gave me all my options the day that we found out that baby had stopped growing. I decided to have a D&C 3 days later. Do what is best for you. Talk to your doctor if you would like to go another route. I thought it would be easier for me to grieve and move forward having a D&C instead of waiting to miscarry naturally. But you have to figure out what is best in your case! I had my D&C 2 1/2 weeks ago, and I am waiting for my period. I have heard anywhere from 2-6 weeks.
I hope that helps!!!
I don't have any words of wisdom on naturally miscarrying since I had a D&C but I do agree w/ Beth317 about checking w/ your doctor to see if you have an option, so you can decide what is best for you. I just wanted to offer my support & to let you know how truly sorry I am for your loss.
((HUGS))) I have to say thank you for all of your support. I am sorry that you have all endured loss; however, I am thankful to have found you all for support.
I started spotting today so I am hoping that things happen soon. I am feeling desperate for closure as I know only time will help heal how I am feeling.
My baby's EDD was Valentine's Day so DH bought me an amethyst heart bracelet - I think it was very therapeutic for us to shop for this and wearing it will be an awesome remembrance of our little angel.