Hi, I'm new to this group, but I've been searching for a place to go where there are others who understand the pain that I've been going through. We have 2 gorgeous kids. A son who is 4 and a daughter who is 3. September of 2006 we decided to try for a 3rd baby and got pregnant right away. I was blissfully unaware that anything could possibly go wrong. At 9 weeks I started spotting, but I wasn't concerned because I had light spotting with all my children. The doc had me just come in for a quickie scan to be on the safe side. That's when we found out that I had lost my baby at 6 weeks. It took my body 3 weeks to even realize that it wasn't pregnant anymore. I was absolutely devastated. I went home and miscarried. The doctor assured us that these things happen and that it was just a "fluke". We knew we could have kids because of our first two (very uneventful) pregnancies. She said it was ok for us to try again right away. On Valentine's Day of this year we found out we were pregnant again!!! I was cautiously optimistic about my new pregnancy. But this new pregnancy brought fear an anxiety from the very beginning. I bled at 5 weeks and had a scan where we didn't find the baby. 5 days later... oh joy! There was our little bean... beating heart and everything!! I was soooo happy. But I had a large clot formed beside my placenta that they wanted to keep an eye on. I came in for ultra sounds every week. The baby was doing GREAT... strong heartbeat, and growing by leaps and bounds. At almost 11 weeks I went in for my scan and to my horror my baby had died. I just couldn't understand it! They tested my blood for an autoimmune disorder, but that came back negative. They tested the tissue for problems, but everything seemed fine. This time I'm surrounded by friends who are all pregnant and due around the time I was to deliver this last baby. I am absolutely devastated and I don't know what to do. I'd like to try again, but I am terrified that these miscarriages will keep happening. I'd like my doctor to do additional tests, but she doesn't think it's necessary since we have healthy kids and since I've had "only 2" miscarriages. Isn't 1 miscarriage enough?? I would love for anyone's advice. Also, I'd like to start compiling a list of possible tests I want done... does anyone have any sugggestions?
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