We found out last week that we are experiencing our fourth miscarriage. I went in at 7w4d and it is a blighted ovum.
Even though this is my fourth loss, it is my first BO. With my other losses, they have all been missed miscarriages, and about a month further along (between 10 and 12 weeks), so I have always had a D&C because my OB felt it was safer at that gestation. This time, the sac is only measuring in the 6 week range and I would much rather avoid yet another surgery with general anesthesia.
I guess I'm wondering how long it will take to miscarry naturally. I know we are all different, but I am trying to get into my brain what is "normal" and what isn't. I have had no spotting or cramping or anything. My HCG last week (when they discovered the BO) was 22,000+. I'm getting more blood work this Wednesday and another u/s on Thursday (to make sure the sac doesn't grow, and is hopefully shrinking).
Any advice or experience with this? I am truly okay with waiting, I just wish I had a clue for how long it will be.
Kate ~ 7/3/09 *** Connor ~ 11/11/10
4 miscarriages: 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014
No more TTC for us. We are done, and at peace, as a family of 4.
"Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” — Charles Dickens