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First and foremost, I am very sorry for each and every one of your losses.

I'm really scared. I just found out I am pregnant this past Thursday. Since then, however, I started spotting, and now I bleeding as though it's my period (and I've started to pass tissue clumps in my blood).

I went to the doctor today and they drew blood to test the HCG levels. I have to go back Wednesday to have more blood drawn. Apparently, the HCG levels are suppose to double in 48 hours. If the levels don't go up, she said I will probably miscarry. My doctor is not optimistic about carrying this baby to term. She believes that I will miscarry..

I am very scared and I don't know what to do. How do you know if you are miscarrying?

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At the stage you are at honey the simple answer is that you dont.

:bighug:

I'm so sorry you have to come here to ask advice and i sincerely hope that your HCG numbers double accordingly.

PREG MENT

I am pregnant at the moment and i had bleeding exactly as you are describing. It was bright red with cramps and clots. When they took my blood it showed that the levels were doubling and i am now 18 weeks.

So, dont loose hope just yet. I know it's such a difficult time and you will be worried sick, but things might just be okay.

I hope that you will keep us updated on how you get on with your second draw.

:giveflower:

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Is it true that my body already knows if it's going to miscarry? OR is there something I can do to help prevent a miscarry?

Joined: 11/19/05
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I am so sorry you may be going through a possible loss :comfort:

What can you do?? It is not a miracle cure...That said, you could go on progesterone suppositories (gel that is inserted into the vaginal canal, NOT oral) ...no less then 400mg (ask your doc...she may say it won't do anything at this point...That said, I know girls who's pregnancy's have turned around for the better as a result of going on the progesterone...Let her know you appreciate her counsel....but that you would like to try anyways) ...It won't hurt anything if you do this now...If it turns out that you have already lost the baby (meaning your levels may have dropped, or, barley gone up) Then being on the progesterone for a week will not slow things down. (meaning, the loss process)

Call as soon as you can...Getting on them right away is best, if you choose to try this approach.

Please KUP???

Marie

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:bigarmhug:

I haven't been on the board a long time but it does seem like some women bleed quite heavy and the baby is fine. I'm all for taking progesterone.
Loss ment

My progesterone level was very low right after I heard the baby's heartbeat. My Dr said it was possible that I was in the process of miscarrying. So call your doc and just try and take it easy. Please KUP.

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Update

UPDATE .. It was confirmed yesterday that I had a miscarriage.

Now I can't stop crying. How can I be this upset over something I barely had? I mean, I was only 5 weeks along, he was only the size of a sesame seed .. how can I be this distraught over something that small?

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Re: Update

"cincigal" wrote:

UPDATE .. It was confirmed yesterday that I had a miscarriage.

Now I can't stop crying. How can I be this upset over something I barely had? I mean, I was only 5 weeks along, he was only the size of a sesame seed .. how can I be this distraught over something that small?

Regardless as to how small your child was at the time, that was your baby...That's how you could be so upset Sad

All the hopes and dreams you had for your child, are now gone as well Sad

Anyone who has suffered a loss, regardless as to how far along one was.. The loss of ones child, ones dreams and ones hopes for him/her....is a devastating loss.

I am so sorry that your baby has passed on :comfort:

Marie

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Ditto what Marie said.

I am so sorry this didnt end well for you. Sad

:bighug:

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:bigarmhug: I am so very sorry.

You have to allow yourself to grieve to allow yourself to heal emotionally. No matter how small the baby was, he or she was your baby and nothing can take away from that.

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