Miscarriage/Pregnancy Loss

Please don't judge--just need to tell someone

I found out I was pregnant in May while I was getting my annual exam.  For some reason I had them check just because I had a funny feeling that I was--not that I was having symptoms because I really wasn't.  This was my first pregnancy.  I am 35.  I had been dating the "father" (wow that is the first time I've ever used that term to describe him), for only a couple of weeks--although I had known him for several years.  We were shocked to find out I was pregnant for several reasons--mainly because he had testicular cancer when he was younger and had a testicle removed and was under the impression he was no longer fertile due to all the chemo, drugs and the surgery, and second because he was separated and not divorced yet.  At first I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep the baby.  I was in absolute shock, and then panic set in. "How would we tell people I was pregnant?" "How did I get myself pregnant by a married man--and what if his divorce never gets filed?" "I was planning on moving out of state next month--what now?" "I just graduated and don't have a job yet--how are we going to afford this baby?""How many more chances am I going to get at being a mommy at my age?" "What if we abort and he resents me forever?" "How could our relationship weather this so soon?" "How is his family going to react with him being 43?" And on, and on.  We had many conversations about what to do and eventually decided to get married.  We moved in together, and still none of his family knows as his wife is not wanting to sign divorce papers, so I guess I am his dirty little secret until then.  I do love him, and being pregnant and m/c hasn't changed all this--I felt it just sped things up.

After the fear and shock of being pregnant wore off, an excitement took over.  We bought baby books and I really became excited about the life growing inside of me. I began becoming a health freak about what I ate and took vitamins and drank plenty of water.  ...The excitement turned back into fear when I began having spotting and pain on June 8th.  June 9th would have been my first prenatal visit.  I went to the Dr.'s office and had an ultrasound and blood work.  They did not tell me what to expect at all, or what was, or could be, going on.  They said my levels were xyz and that pain and spotting didn't necessarily mean miscarriage.  (This was on a Friday.) Over the weekend, the pain was still awful.  I couldn't stand for more than 3-5 minutes at a time.  My hips and back ached something awful--it felt like they were rotten and if I stood up they were going to crumble.  I had some vicodin from a back injury from a year ago and finally broke down and took some.  Three days I felt like this and I was all alone. My BF was at work (he works 48 hours at a time), and I was left at home and could barely function.  On the 4th day I passed what I'm guessing is the gestational sac.  I was in shock--it looked like a shriveled up prune.  I'm guessing the reason is because my ultrasound showed I was maybe 4-5 weeks, but according to my LMP I should have been closer to 8.  I didn't know what to do with it.  Should I keep it? Should I flush it? What is appropriate here? So many questions.  I felt like a 16 year-old kid.  Hell, I was in some stupid situation that a naive kid would find themselves in, not a 35 year-old woman.  Later that night, my bf made the comment that it was okay to feel so relief that I m/c.  I was really hurt by his comment, because I was on board to have this baby and there was no "relief" with the m/c--at best there was guilt and mixed emotions.  I knew the timing was off for us, and that yes a baby after we were married would be ideal, but I found myself ready to be a mommy, and now I felt very alone in my sadness.  It has been a month since then, and I'm still not sure why I miscarried or how far along I was.  My story is embarrassing, and I can't believe I am sharing it with you.  Sigh.  Today was my first period after my m/c and it has been hard on me.  Thanks for listening. 

Re: Please don't judge--just need to tell someone

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    No judgement here. I'm so sorry you are going through this. All of your thoughts and emotions sound normal, as awful as they are to experience. I hope you find some peace soon.

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  • I must say it's not my place to judge you or anything you do. You are hurting inside about this regardless what the circumstances are. I rather try to make you feel better. I am sorry for your lost. Try to keep your head high.
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  • No judgement at all.  You have every right to grieve your loss just like anybody else would.  I am sorry for what you went through and hope that your days will become brighter very soon.

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    DH: 40+  Diabetic, SA excellent.

    03/2012: Diagnosis: Low progesterone. Prometrium added,
    11/2012: MRI: 3 fibroids.  Myomectomy not recommended.
    01/2013: Blood work normal. HSG: All clear.
    03/2013: Diagnosis: "Unexplained Infertility"
    05/2013: Hysteroscopy & D&C.  Biopsy: "early polyp formation."
    05/2013: Bravelle + Menopur injections.
    05/25/13  IUI w/4 follies: BFN. 
    06/21/13  IUI#2 w/2 follies: BFP.
    08/20/13  MC #5 @ 9 weeks.  D&E performed, Chromosomes:perfectly normal female.  Fibroid the culprit.
    10/09/13  Robotic myomectomy - successful removal of 10cm posterior fibroid!
    10/10/13  BENCHED for post surgical healing of ute.   Getting healthy for Dec IUI.
    12/06/13  Bravelle + Menopur + Ganirelix + Ovidrel + IUI  + >3 follies =  cp
    01/06/14  Another IUI round with injects for super-O.
    01/17/14  Bravelle + Menopure + Ganirelix + Ovidrel + 3 follies = BFN
    01/30/14  Self-benched to get healthy for IVF
    03/04/14  Screwed over by insurance.   No IVF coverage.
    03/12/14  Hail Mary B2B IUI's with 2 follies=BFFN
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  • Dont ever feel like your cant grieve just because your circumstances wernt ideal. It is not our place to judge, it is no ones place to judge, and just know we are always here for support. I am glad you found this board, especially since you dont feel like you can share with anyone in your real life at this time. It has been a place of refuge for me in my time of loss, so many great women giving support and i hope your able to feel this support and love as well. I am so sorry for your loss and that you feel alone. Big hugs. My thoughts and prayers are with you

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    BFP #2: August 30 2013 w/ EDD May 20, 2014, MC Sept 27,2013

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  • I am so sorry for your loss.  does not matter the circumstances you had a loss and it hurts.  Please try not to figure out why this happen.  I had a MC at 11 1/2 weeks back in Feb.  They say it can happen in the first 12 weeks and it is common.  So hard to hear that.  

    It is hard but want you to know as time goes on you do not forget but it does get easier.  

    I am so so sorry for your loss, please know you can chat w us here when you need to.

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    Spotting,clot 2/15/13 all ok......2/21/13 no heartbeat 11 w 4 d missed miscarriage........2/22/13 DnC :(
    BFP # 2 10.10.13...........EDD 6.19.14



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  • Thank you everyone for your support.  I hope the next time I have a great story to post. 
  • So sorry you are going through this. 

    I have gone through this twice now, but had a child in between.  My husband did not grieve at all either time.  He just said it is what it is.  I am sure there are some men that grieve, but mine does not.  I also don't think he knows how to handle me as I cry and get upset at the littlest things. 

    Like the pp said, as time goes by you learn to deal with it easier, though you never forget. 

    Good luck to you.

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