I thought I was 10 weeks pregnant, and totally overjoyed, until my first routine OB appt. yesterday. I have had a miscarriage in the past, followed by the birth of my healthy son, who is now seven.
When my OB did the ultrasound, she looked confused. She said..."maybe you aren't as far along as we thought? When was your positive pregnancy test?" I told her March 28th. She said the baby looked far too small for 10 weeks...yolk sac still visible...and had me go to the hospital for a more detailed ultrasound.
The tech there found the same thing, fetal pole measuring only six weeks, yolk sac measuring seven, and no detectable heartbeat. Because six weeks is still so small, my OB wants me to go back in one week to see if baby has grown at all. But I am devastated. I am absolutely sure this was a missed miscarriage.
I have been feeling cramps all morning, which I now realize I may have been feeling all along, but just ignoring them thinking it was the feeling of my uterus growing. I am so sad and disappointed, and have been crying all last night and today. I hadn't wanted to tell anyone about my pregnancy for this exact reason, but my husband has been telling everyone, and I remember having to relive the pain again every time someone who hadn't heard yet asked "How's the baby?" last time.
I wonder if anyone has ever heard of this happening and the baby just being small? With my son I used a midwife, never had an early u/s, and he was born a week late, so I'm wondering if my babies just grow slowly? I feel foolish for clinging to any hope though. The worst part is I still feel so awfully pregnant; sore boobs, nauseated, fatigued, and having crazy dreams every time I sleep.
I have desperately wanted another child, and have waited so long for this, only to be disappointed yet again. I can't believe this is happening. It was like replaying a bad dream yesterday, and now I have to go back to the hospital tonight because I WORK there. I am wondering if anyone has had a similar experience, and how long it took for the m/c to be complete? Did you need misoprostol? I would prefer it over a D&C, but I know either way it will be emotionally traumatic.
So sad :-(
Not the way I had hoped to spend yet ANOTHER mother's day (my last m/c happened the day before mother's day, 8 years ago.)