Hi everyone, I'm not sure what's okay to post here and to be completely honest I haven't lurked much on this board but was hoping for some insight and advice for my situation. If anything below is not allowed on this board, I do apologize.
At the moment I am still pregnant but we had our first US a few days ago and saw an empty gestational sac. My doctor was partially hopeful but at the same time, starting to prepare me for bad news. I had some blood work done to see if my levels would double, and unfortunately I just learned this morning that they barely rose at all, let alone doubled. So my pregnancy is abnormal and I will likely miscarry soon.
This is my first time being pregnant (we fortunately got pregnant quick), and everything was going smoothly until about a week ago -- week 7 -- where I sort of felt not pregnant anymore. I felt pretty normal actually, like my energy had suddenly increased. I wasn't achy or moody and I certainly had a moment of fear where I thought... what if this is something bad? At the US, which was just regularly scheduled after I found out I was pregnant, I was in a near panic state, and my heart dropped when we didn't see anything on the screen. It was kind of like I already knew something was wrong. Waiting for the labs to come back these past days was difficult, and part of me wanted to be so hopeful and positive, but again, I knew something was wrong. I had done a really good job tracking my ovulation and knew I wasn't too early as my doctor suggested. I even had a really awful dream last night where I miscarried, and sure enough this morning I got the bad news. My doctor did schedule a follow up US which is next Wed, so I am still going to that, though I honestly am not sure what the point is really. It will be good though to talk to her and hear her advice for the near future. She did mention to me the option of a D&C but I think I prefer to decline that and just let nature take its course.
We were waiting until Thanksgiving to share with our families, so fortunately not many people know the situation right now. I am devastated and scared. How long will it be until I miscarry? Will I know when it's happening or will I go to the bathroom one day to find a bunch of blood? How long does it last if I'm around 8 weeks pregnant? I still have pregnancy symptoms like bad skin and sore breasts, does that go away gradually?
And I guess my biggest question, when can I start trying again?
Thank you for all your help. Again, I'm sorry if any of my post is not allowed here.
Me: 33 DH: 34
Married: Oct 2015
TTC #1: Sept 2016
BFP: 10/19/16 ~ blighted ovum ~ D&C 11/23/16
BFP: 3/24/17 DD1 born 12/2/17
TTC #2: July 2018
BFP: 8/26/18 DD2 born 5/16/19