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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:51 PM
Got the bad news at our scan today - sac had grown at half the rate it should have and still no sign of baby. Something obviously went wrong quite early on. No signs of miscarrying naturally so I'm booked in for a D&C tomorrow.
The last week has been torture but I'm glad we have some answers now. This is my first pg too so it feels a little raw.
Good luck to all the ladies in the Dec DIG, hopefully I'll be joining another in a few months.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:59 PM
Sorry haven't had a chance to read just thought i'd update on me.
I had a scan today but they couldn't see anything. According to my dates i am 5w5d, and the ultrasound tech said that is quite early and very common to not see a sac etc and told me that she was definitely not telling me anything is wrong. She said to wait to get my bloods from my doc (which i get tomorrow afternoon) and then book in for another scan in 2 weeks when i am closer to 8 weeks. She said they don't declare a pregnancy viable until after 8 weeks - anyone else heard this??
I am still bleeding but its not too bad. I just bought a clearblue digi test so will test on that later to see what it says re: how far along i am to see if i am right. I am 99% sure my dates are correct, so we will see.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:08 PM
I'm so so sorry sparrowfall please take care of yourself.
Gisses you are hilarious.....maggiechukker. so true so true. I have a gp visit on sat so hopefully I'll get some useful advice and get some relief soon!
How many Melbourne ladies do we have? I'm already booked in at the mercy. I had my DS there and was really happy with the experience.
Edited by maggiechunga, 26 April 2012 - 06:15 PM.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:14 PM
sparrow - i am so sorry to hear that - thats just horrible
Northern - my Doc gave me a referral for a SCAN and bloods 2 days ago. I got my bloods done immediately but she asked me not to book in for the scan until just prior to 8 weeks as there was no point prior to that time... (didn't clarify that point with her) - Ive been trying to work out why - possibly its depending on the skills of the operator might be difficult to get accuracy prior to then?
Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:04 PM
sparrowfall I'm so sorry to read that your scan didn't go well today. Take care of your self and I hope you are pregnant with a sticky little baby very soon. xx
NorthernLife I hope the bleeding stops soon and the next scan shows you a little person hiding away in there.
gisses I could have written that exact post. Mmmm carbs I read it while working my way through half a packet of jatz that just didn't taste how I thought they would when I picked them up in shopping.
Sorry for lack of personals I just feel like I'm sitting in a fog while reading and when I get to this reply box everything I want to say disappears.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:10 PM
No personals right now, about to make dinner.
Had my scan today!! Heart rate of 111bpm and measuring at 6+2! I'm six weeks today and still no real symptoms besides a bit of on and off sore boobs and feeling a little seedy. Nothing too strong! Think I can start to feel a little more confident now!
Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:02 PM
Can you add me to the list? I've been lurking for a week but too shy to post! I got a BFP last Thursday and by my calculations am due 28th December, but I'm off to the GP tomorrow to confirm.
I think I'm still in a state of shock (this is my first, until not that long ago I had decided I didn't want children...) but this seems like a great place for anything and everything baby related! Looking forward to getting to know you all in the coming months!
Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:19 PM
Sparrow - I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you
AFM - had our scan, and we are 6+5. Saw a heartbeat and everything looked just as it should she said. I dont actually feel anymore relieved, like i thought I would, in fact I feel even more scared. i think its cause 8 weeks in my mind (which was meant to be today) is my first hurdle to get past.
But seeing a heartbeat definitely was better, HR of 146 and my new EDD is 15th of December!
Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:13 PM
sparrowfall - I am sorry for your loss Thinking of you xx
northernlife - Fingers crossed for you hun xx
Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:13 PM
Sparrowfall - I'm so sorry to hear about your results, take care of yourself and I hope you fall pregnant again soon
Jade - I think I forgot to say hi last time - great to have another familiar name on here
Gisses - you make me laugh, that's quite an appetite!
NorthernLife - I have heard this, I think there's a lot of things that need to happen before 8 weeks - it's kind of my first goal (which I should be at right about now, yippee!)
AFM - been so unbelievably tired between being PG and my son waking us up. I had my first midwife appt yesterday and she checked my BP, took blood and checked my iron and it turns out I'm low in iron so that probably doesn't help. I took some Floradix yesterday and vitamins this morning and feeling better already and not as today. She tried to hear the HB but couldn't find it as it would still be very low in my pelvis. But now I need to book my first scan for about 2 weeks' time - can't wait! In other news, I've started weaning my son, I think I will have more energy and iron if I do and I'm hoping he sleeps better. I don't want to tandem feed so may as well start now rather than later. Wish me luck!
Oh and I'm craving salty foods, last time I craved sweet...
Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:18 PM
Northernlife - AFAIK a pregnancy is viable once you have seen a HB. The heart usually starts to beat at roughly 6 weeks. Did they do an internal scan today or just normal US? I know when I had my scan at 6w4d they could not see anything until they did an internal US.
Sparrow - I am so incredibly sorry.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:32 AM
happylizard and sparrowfall- So sorry for your lose and hope that you both join a DIG very soon.
Northernlife- Waiting on news from you.
Was a bit ill yesterday but feeling better today. Must get off to the shops and buy some food as the kids are down to eating pickles and sesame snacks for morning tea.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:14 AM
Sparrowfall and happylizard - so very sorry.
Re: the eight weeks question, my DP (who is a GP) tells me that 90% of m/c in the first trimester, will happen during the first eight weeks (even if sometimes they are missed and not discovered until later). So although I am unsure about the question of when a pregnancy can be declared 'viable', I am another who has that date in mind as a milestone to reach before breathing a little easier.
Congratulations to all the women who have had positive scans.
AFM: I am off to the GP today to book in for a scan after eight weeks, and referral for an OB. My DD was born in our local Castlemaine hospital, which does not offer epidurals, due to their not having an anaethetist rostered on 24/7. I don't think I can do it without pain relief again! I thought I was dying last time. (Please don't let this put off anyone considering going drug-free... I am glad I did it first time round, just not sure about a repeat effort.) Strangely enough, I am also considering a home birth... I know I won't have drugs available to me there, but there is a strong home-birthing community in Castlemaine, and I wonder if I would be helped to birth naturally if I was in my own bed at home, surrounded by familiarity. Does anyone have any thoughts/ experience of home birthing?
Belly rubs to all
Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:30 AM
Hi everyone, hope you dont mind me joining.
i found out today i am pregnant, im not getting my hopes up too much because i had a miscarriage in aug 2011.
i am going to try and be less stressed, and take it easy and see what happens, according to dates i am due the 23rd december
Edited by rolandsmum, 27 April 2012 - 09:30 AM.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:41 AM
Hi all. I'm still here (you probably didn't even notice I was missing because I've been really bad at keeping up, although reading every day on my phone!).
SparrowFall and Happy Lizard - Really sorry
I've spent the last week in Bali - got back yesterday. I've been there lots of times so I wasn't really worried about all the potential food hazards, etc - I've got it all down pat. It was actually a great distraction to my pregnancy obsession. I didn't notice the tiredness that I feel at home because we were incredibly busy the whole time and I guess the heat took over my perceptions of everything else going on!!
I have my first OB appointment this morning, but from memory it's just a relatively straightforward appointment with nothing much to look forward to so I'm not getting my hopes up for some interesting information. I've already had my scan, etc so I assume I'll just get the referral for my 10wk bloods and 12wk scan. Same OB as my last two pregnancies so I kind of know what to expect...
Will pop back in later.
Edited by cosmic79, 27 April 2012 - 09:51 AM.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:43 AM
Well girls I am so impatient I rescheduled my ultrasound for today I know Monday is only a few days away but I've gotta work that day so it would have been difficult anyways. I'm pretty nervous, I think cause it took us so long to get pregnant I can't help but be cautious of getting to excited. I think I'll have my eyes shut until they tell me they see something.
Wish me luck!
Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:28 AM
This thread really does move so fast.
Happylizard and sparrowfall - am so very sorry for your losses. My heart breaks for you. I had an early MC in July 2011 and was just shattered. Getting a BFP and seeing those two lines to me was a promise of such joy and happiness. To have it end was devastating. Belieiving for you both to have healthy first babies soon. May you be surrounded by good loving people right now too.
Northern Life - Belieivng for a good outcome with your bleeding. May your baby continue to grow strong and your pregnancy to continue without any concerns or dramas.
Hooloovoo - Thank you so much for your kind words. It is really tricky so early on to just wait it out and believe for the very best. We often aren't good at waiting are we - in such an instantaneous world. Believing for this pregnancy for you to go to full term with a healthy baby.
MrsPotatoHead - thanks for adding me to the list. You are doing a wonderful job managing such a big list.
Welcome to all the other new ladies who have joined this group in the last few days.
Congratulations to all who have had good outcomes with their scans already.
I have been to the GP and had bloods done as well as referral to OB. HCG was fine but doctor isn't going to keep testing it. He said this pregnancy will take its course - no amount of blood tests can change its outcome so we will believe for the best. My OB appt is on 23rd May when I will be 8.5 weeks. OB has ultrasound in his rooms so that will be our first real opportunity to know that everything is progressing well.
It is a different OB to who I saw when DS was born as that OB has now retired. Am going to an OB that a close friend used and was really happy with so hope he will be a great OB. First OB appointment just can't come fast enough. At least it is May next week - that will help me feel that it is not all so far away.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:47 AM
Happy Lizard - I am very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you xx
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