Just a little update on my u/s. The u/s chick didn't say a lot, but she did say that the lining looks thin, and that it looks like ALL the tissue has passed!! You know, that was the best possible outcome for me, so I am pleased with it. The doctor will call me on Monday to discuss it further, and I'll ask him all my questions then. Even though I got the news that I wanted, it didn't stop me from walking away feeling numb and depressed. Mostly numb. I'm not sure DH quite understood. From his perspective, I should have been happy... No D&C, which is what I was hoping for. But you know... I couldn't help but think of how I should have been walking into that room to hear happy news. I should have been going in to see a heart beat and a perfect little bean wiggling around. I shouldn't have had to walk out with the "great news" being that my uterus was perfectly empty. It was still more painful than I had expected it to be considering that I knew there was no longer a baby there, and that I've had 9 days to come to terms with it. I keep trying to remind myself that it really ended in the best possible way... It was obviously an unhealthy pregnancy and my body did an amazing job of cleaning it out. It could have been worse... Ectopic, missed m/c, partial m/c that required D&C, etc.
I'm so ready to move on now. Does anyone know of anything that I can do to help rebuild a nice thick lining? Or does it just take time?
I got a call from the nurse today (without calling them first to harass them!! I was testing them, because I've felt they've been a bit negligent through this whole thing, but they came through for me. ). Anyway, my betas from Friday were still in the 3,000's, so I have to go in for an ultrasound on Friday and make sure all the tissue has passed naturally.
Please send T&P's my way for no D&C needed. If I went through all the trauma of a natural m/c and then STILL have to have a D&C, I'm going to be super disappointed. It was still relatively soon after the m/c that I had the blood test done, so I'm hoping it has dropped considerably since then and that all the tissue passed naturally.
I came to check and see if you'd posted an update yet...
I know what you mean. I felt exactly the same way after my scan to see if I was "all clear".
I am not sure on how to get your uterine lining healthy again...I was wondering about that and going to research but haven't yet. I'd love to hear anything you find out.
I was planning on trying evening primrose oil supplements and maybe drinking green tea b/c I know that helps with cm, but I don't know if that has any bearing on helping the uterine lining...
I don't know if this is a common thing, or just something my Dr. told me, but she told me to wait at least one cycle, and up to 3 before trying if we decide to get pg again...I don't know what if anything specifically that has to do with uterine lining health, other than maybe your body regulates that with each cycle? Hm. Off to research...
Make sure you have a list of questions you want to ask on Monday. When it comes time, you may not remember all that you wanted to know.
Ask about clomid as I think that may make the lining more thick. But, I may ask for a biopsy. That is when they tread a thin catheter into your uterus in the middle of you cycle and take biopsy of the lining.
Yes, you're right... I have a mental list of questions right now, and I keep meaning to write them down because I KNOW I'll forget something if I don't. I have a feeling he'll go with the fewest interventions possible. My first pregnancy was normal, so my hunch (and I'm guessing his too) is that it was just one of those fluke things that happens. I'm afraid that it was too soon after I stopped BF-ing and that my body was just not ready yet or something. And then if that is the case, should I wait longer to TTC again so that my body will be more "ready" this time? Hmm... Maybe I'll add those thoughts to my list of questions.
Let us know how the appointment goes and if you get answers for all your questions.
I'd love to hear your responses.
I would love to know about the BFing. I am still nursing 1-3 times overnight (we co-sleep)...
My doc said "it shouldn't be a problem", but I still wonder.
(I did night-nurse thru the 1st trimester during my last pregnancy.)
I was too much in a haze to think to ask any questions like this when I saw my OB at the last scan.
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