i wanted to share my experience, in case it might help someone else. I found out yesterday at 8 weeks (9 weeks since LMP) that my baby no longer had a heartbeat and had stopped growing just a few days ago. I've been dealing with a SCH, but ironically was no longer bleeding from that. My doctor gave me three options...wait it out, try misoprostol or have a D&C. I've been on oral progesterone and was miserably nauseated all the time for the last 5 weeks. So I hastily decided on the D&C. I just wanted the nausea to end. Once I got home, I started to second guess my decision. Maybe I should have done the Misoprostol. Weirdly, I thought, maybe the pain of going through it would bring healing. I also get really sick with anesthesia and didn't want to go through that. But I read some experiences on here and knew that I had made the right choice for me.
I I checked into the hospital this morning. The nurses were fantastic and so compassionate. The chaplain came by and prayed with us, which I greatly appreciated. As soon as any drugs were offered, I took them! They gave me Versed as we headed to the OR and I instantly felt relaxed. They did put me under general. The last thing I remember is being asked to think of a dream vacation destination where I don't pay a dime. I said Greece and that was it...I woke up a bit later in recovery. I had spoken at length with all involved in my anesthesia, so they were able to tailor that and I had no nausea. I woke up with no pain. After a short while in recovery, my husband and I left the hospital and went for a delicious greasy burger and milkshake. It was fantastic.
Simce coming home, I've relaxed in bed, but haven't felt the need to nap. I have prescription Naproxen, but have no pain, so I'll wait until bedtime to take that. I would make this decision the same 1000 times over without even thinking twice. I still have emotional healing to do, but at least the physical part was easy. Hope this helps so,done out there.
M/C #2 - October 2016
MMC #1 - April 2016