Miscarriages

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  1. leighbball

    leighbball Virtuoso

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    I recently had a miscarriage due to a blighted ovum...I was 8 weeks pregnant but the sac stopped growing at 6 weeks, 1 day and there was no embryo. :( I'm still emotional about it, but looking forward to being able to try again. I had a D&E last week, so I'm still suffering from the side effects/complications of that, but I'm hoping that I'll get good news at the follow up appointment in a week and they'll tell us when we can start trying again.

    Just wondering...for anyone who's had a miscarriage before, how long did your doc tell you to wait before trying again? And how long did it take to get pregnant again?
     
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  3. mmswm

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    I got pregnant with DS1 6 weeks after I lost an early second trimester pregnancy. My doctor wasn't thrilled, and I had some complications that were, at the time, blamed on the short time between pregnancies, but after I had the same issues with ds2 (after a much more sensible gap), they quit blaming the time span. I think the current reccomenation is 3 months before you start trying again.

    Once again, :hugs:. I'm so sorry for your loss.
     
  4. KLSSwimmer

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    Oh I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts!
     
  5. Maryhf

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    So sorry:hugs:
     
  6. smalltowngal

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    I would wait at least 3-6 months afterwards.

    :hugs: I'm sorry again for your loss, leigh.
     
  7. Canadian Gal

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    I had a horrific infection after my MC. I was told not to try again, ever, as my uterus bears a close resemblance to swiss cheese. So my advice is be EXTREMELY careful and take care of yourself before trying again.
     
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    No advice, but I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  9. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Leighb- so sorry for your loss...

    I've read that as many as 1/3 of preganancies end in miscarriage...most people don't even realize they are pregnant and just think they are having a heavy period...and most go on to have successful, healthy pregnancies afterward...

    Follow your doctor's advice...You need to stay healthy and strong. Pregnancy is enough of a stress on your body without planning one before your body is ready.

    Saying a prayer for you and sending you hugs:hugs:.
     
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    I waited 3 months after the same thing happened to me. It took me almost a full year to get pregnant again. It turns out that my body does not produce enough progesterone to sustain a pregnancy. Once I was pregnant again, they started me on progesterone suppositories and I had a healthy baby girl. I had the same difficulties when I went to have my second daughter and miscarried several times. But once again, I had the progesterone and ended up with another baby girl. It was a long road but, it was oh so worth the effort and heartache.
     
  11. Mrs. K.

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    The exact same thing happened to me after almost 6 years of trying to get pregnant. My MD advised me to wait 3 months, and I think I got pregnant with my daughter on the third month. She's 22 now. Sending you healing vibes.
     
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    Sorry :hugs:

    I have no advice except to go with your doctor's recommendations.
     
  13. scienceteach82

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    -hugs- So sorry leigh.

    Wait a few normal cycles before trying again.
     
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    I'm so sorry. I had the same thing happen 6 years ago. I ended up having a miscarriage on New Years Eve of all things. It was also a blighted ovum.

    Since I was in my late 30's at the time, my doctor told me to keep trying right away, so we did. ;)
     
  15. leighbball

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    Thanks everyone :)
     
  16. TeacherShelly

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    Leigh I'm sorry. I had two MCs before having my twins (spontaneously). During my early pregnancy with the twins I used a progesterone suppository and daily low dose aspirin. Not sure if any of that saved them, but they were born healthy and are 7 now. It took about three months between each loss and a new pregnancy. Hope this helps!
     
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    Leigh...just wanted to send my hugs & prayers to you.
     
  18. scmom

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    I am so sorry for your loss. We obviously aren't experts but I know one of my friends was advised to wait 6 months to let her body rest but she was farther along than you were.

    Good luck. We'll look forward to happy news in the future.
     
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    I am so sorry for your loss. I never had a miscarriage, but did lose a baby to SIDS. You are in my prayers.
     
  20. Dzenna

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    Leigh- I'm so sorry. I had a miscarriage between my 2 girls. They are 23 and 19 and I still get sad when I remember. Hugs to you.
     
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    Oh, Leigh, I'm so very very sorry!!

    I've been there, and it's a unique little slice of hell.

    I forget exactly what the doctor told me, but it's now 1 adoption and 2 biological kids later.

    I'll keep you, your husband, and your little angel in my prayers.
     
  22. Simba

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    I'm so sorry.

    It's really a difficult experience.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
     
  23. kimrandy1

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    My dr. told me to start trying whenever I felt up to it, and if it took, it took. I had that baby timed to the school year (it was due in April, and I could take a maternity leave and extend it to the summer....). I really wanted to get pregnant so that I wouldn't miss the start of the school year, and I told the dr. that. We started trying right away, but it took 5 months total, and my daughter was born at the end of August....just what I wanted to avoid, but now I'd have it no other way.

    good luck, and I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  24. leighbball

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    Thanks for the well wishes and advice everyone :) I spoke with my doctor's office and found out their recommended waiting time and its not too bad....2 normal cycles :) So hopefully we'll start trying then and eventually get pregnant again :)
     

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