Pregnant after a Loss

I'm having a really hard time staying positive. *UPDATE* ❤️

LCartee2016LCartee2016 member
edited June 2016 in Pregnant after a Loss
So, on May 24th we had our first u/s that went fairly well. We saw our baby and a heartbeat(159 bpm) but the tech said the baby was measuring about 2 weeks behind where we originally thought.  We go back June 8th for a follow up u/s to make sure everything is on track, but I can't shake my bad feeling and heavy heart. With our last pregnancy, the second u/s is when we found out we had lost the baby. We went in because I had some brown spotting that increased and became much redder. I can't for the life of me remember how far along I was then and I'm freaking out because I'm terrified of having the same outcome. I haven't had any spotting and my symptoms have been pretty constant, so I know I'm being unreasonable and freaking out for probably no reason, but it's just hard to shake. Hopefully, everything goes well and I can relax after this u/s. 

Sorry guys, I just needed to vent. 
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Re: I'm having a really hard time staying positive. *UPDATE* ❤️

  • Nothing to apologize for. You've experienced something traumatic in the past and your brain is trying avoid more pain by keeping you from being optimistic. Were you two weeks off by counting from your LMP or are you sure of the day you ovulated? If it's by LMP then it is completely possible you ovulated late and then baby implanted late. 

    The waiting is awful - I'm sorry you have to go through it - but we are all rooting for you and your bean! 
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    BFP2 6/12/15 - EDD 2/22/16 (D/C 10w3d)
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    PCOS (myo-inositol, excercize)
    Indeterminant levels of APS IgM antibodies (baby aspirin)
    Sub-septate uterus (hysteroscopic septoplasty 12/18/15)
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    BFP4 01/28/19 EDD 10/?/19 🤞🙏

  • @ceclarlinetlo it was off by LMP. 
    Logically, I knew everything is probably fine, and it's weird cause I'm not really the kinds of person to get overly emotional or "freak out" much. I'm just going to blame hormones and add that as another positive sign. :) 
    It's really good to know I have other people rooting for our little "coffee bean" (that's what my aunt has nicknamed the baby for now... It fits ;) ) and I'm absolutely rooting for and praying for all the ladies on this board. It's a tough emotional time. 
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  • *hugs*

    You're allowed to freak out.  I'm pretty sure most of us do.  The thing I've been trying to remember this whole pregnancy (21w5d now) is that there is no problem until the doctor says there is a problem.  Because if I listened to my PGAL brain... I'd be a nutjob never leaving the doctor's office for fear.
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  • ((Hugs)) It's hard not to worry and think about the what-ifs. I hope you get good news next week!


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  • The PGAL brain is strong. It's hard to shake. I'm not sure that I'm handling it very well myself. Just want to offer my support. I have my first ultrasound with my OB on June 7th and the days feel like they are creeping by. Big hugs. 

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  • *hugs*

    You're allowed to freak out.  I'm pretty sure most of us do.  The thing I've been trying to remember this whole pregnancy (21w5d now) is that there is no problem until the doctor says there is a problem.  Because if I listened to my PGAL brain... I'd be a nutjob never leaving the doctor's office for fear.
    Oh if I could live in her office, I think I would. I love my obgyn (and staff) so much! I'm not sure she would appreciate that though.  :D
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  • Thanks for the encouraging words ladies  and big hugs to you all. FX for great appointments! 
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  • Good luck! I hope you get good news.
    TTC#1 since Jan 2015
    BFP 2/19/15  •  MMC found at 9 wks  •  D&E at 11 wks (age 36)
    BFP 8/29/15
      •  CP (age 37)
    BFP 11/18/15  •  DD born at 41 weeks <3(age 37/38)

    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)
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    •  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.

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    BFP 5/11/19  •  Fraternal twins  •  MMC found at 10w5d (Baby A 6w, Baby B 10w)  •  Misoprostal at 11 weeks (age 41)

  • Lately, I have been really trying to focus on fact vs. fear.  (I actually mentioned this briefly in a post to someone else on our BMB.  I think we are in the same one. Hi :) )  So what I do is really look at what I am feeling and stop and ask myself, "Why am I feeling this way?  Is something actually wrong?  Or is it my fear/trauma talking?"  For the most part, it's always fear talking.  For me, it has been creeping in a lot because this pregnancy has been largely asymptomatic.  So my mind will wander, and I will assume something is wrong and go down a path of anxiety and doubt.  But in reality, and as one of the PPs said, it's not a problem until it's a problem.  It's the same idea as trying to tell yourself, "don't borrow trouble."  Fear vs. fact resonates with me better because it's helpful for me to identify what the trigger is and analyze what is actually happening.  It becomes a much more rationale process and helps me put a label to my fear.  Then I can dismiss it more easily by saying, "this is not a fact, this is a fear."  I hope I explained that well and that it helps you!  I'll be hoping for the best for you!

    PS - I can't remember if I ever intro'd on this board so I guess I should probably do that :)
  • It's totally understandable that you are feeling this way. Sending lots of good vibes and sticky baby dust! 
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  • Thank you @MrsDCruz
    @LoneStar21416 I think we are on the same BMB! (hi  :)
    Thank you for that advice. I'm going to try to starts focusing on fact vs  fear because often it's just me freaking myself out. And yes, you should absolutely intro here, if you haven't yet! 
    Big hugs! (in a non creepy Internet way ;)
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  • I know exactly how you feel! It's hard to shake that feeling that something will happen no matter what the doc says, and I would definitely live in my OB's office if I could - I don't think that there is a day that goes by where I don't have at least one moment where I feel like I need to go get something checked.  Sending positive thoughts your way for some good news!
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    Pregnant with EDD of 09/28/2016

  • That's great news!!  So happy for you!
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  • @LCartee2016 oh my! How exciting! I love hearing great news like this. I feel our PGAL brains fail to stay positive and, although most of us still cling to hope, the fear seems to take over because we've already been there before. I was getting U/S every two weeks in the first tri because of my loss but partly because they knew how anxious I was and I remember that moment of seeing baby wiggling and waving (it brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it!) so I know how over the moon you are. Congrats on a good outcome, momma!
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  • Thank you @AlwaysAuntNeverMom !  You are so right. My PGAL brain flips out over the smallest thing, but I have the little video clips on my phone so I can go back and rewatch them whenever I need to. Oh, my obgyn is an absolute saint. She's also letting me have a u/s about every two weeks(at least during the first trimester) for my sanity. God love understanding obgyns! 
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  • Great News!!!! Hoping for an uneventful and Happy Pregnancy!
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