Hello All! I'm tentatively introing here after several days of positive tests. I've had one loss, in December at 7 weeks. We were fortunate enough to get pregnant again, and I'm now due in November (currently about 4+3).
H and are both cautiously happy, but it's hard to get too excited. I think I have the mental mindset that I'm going to have another loss... It's so hard not to be pessimistic. Oddly enough, it's mostly kept me calm, since there's not a damn thing I can do about it either way. But I'm having a hard time with the similarities between this pregnancy and the last one: early cramping but few other symptoms, ticker change on Saturday like before, and now I think I'm getting a UTI. All things I experienced before, with obviously a bad outcome.
How do all of you combat those pessimistic thoughts?
I just keep keep telling myself I am pregnant today. I also have a handful of cheapie tests and I reassure myself every morning by taking one.
I mighy share my pregnancy with a close friend who has had several losses and is now 6 months with a healthy baby. Hopefully that will help and not worry me more.
I hope you find something that eases your worry a bit. Maybe the worry will never be completely gone, but hopefully each day and milestone will lessen it.
Congrats and hang in there. We are pregnant today.
BFP February 2016 Baby Girl born 11/2016
BFP 8/16/2018 EDD 4/29/2019 MMC 10/3/2018
BFP 12/16/2018 EDD 08/26/2019 MC/CP 12/20/2018
BFP 03/28/2019 EDD 12/07/2019 Hoping for our rainbow
BFP 2/19/15 • MMC found at 9 wks • D&E at 11 wks (age 36)
BFP 8/29/15 • CP (age 37)
TTC#2 since May 2017
BFP 10/18/17 • MMC found at 8 wks • Misoprostal at 10.5 wks (age 39)
BFP 2/16/18 • CP (age 39)
BFP 4/13/18 • CP (age 39)
BFP 5/07/18 • MMC found at 10.5 wks • D&E at 11.5 wks • Testing showed it was a girl with Trisomy 22. (age 39/40)
9/5/18 Diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve (4-5 follicles, one ovary had none and was very atrophied)
RE says the low egg count is likely causing my recurrent pregnancy loss. Less eggs results in more aneuploidy.
BFP 9/24/18 • CP (age 40)
I agree with PP that the worry will never be gone, but being a part of this community has been so essential in providing me with so much hope!