Hi everyone... I just want to share my experience so that others can have another perspective to consider. At 10.5 weeks a scheduled US showed no heartbeat, and growth had stopped at 8wks. It was deemed a MMC, as I had no symptoms (no bleeding/cramping). I was completely shocked. The doctor offered 3 courses of action: let MC happen naturally, take Misoprostol, or schedule a D&C. I chose Misoprostol. I took (inserted vaginally) Misoprostol before bed that evening... I had moderate to severe cramping throughout the night, but no bleeding. The next morning my doctor prescribed 2 more doses. I took the first at 9:30am, and the second at 1:30pm...continued having cramping all day and into the night- finally at 8pm I bled heavily for about an hour and even passed a large blood clot. I thought it was over. I had light cramping Saturday, Sunday and Monday (no bleeding at all).
Today I went in for my follow up with my doctor. US showed the baby (embryo/fetus) was still intact. ( I was devastated! She offered more Misoprostol or the D&C... I opted for the D&C. I just couldn’t bear the thought of dragging this out for a any longer. And there was no guarantee the fourth or even fifth time taking Misoprostol would work.
The D&C was scheduled immediately for later in the afternoon. I went directly into OR prep...the doctor, anesthesiologist, and nurses were all caring and informative. I was overwhelmed with emotions and actually cried quite a bit. I was wheeled into the OR, and the next thing I knew- I was waking up in recovery. I was not in pain. I was groggy from the medication.
Now I’m home resting. I feel light cramping, and I’m not spotting (as of yet). I’m taking ibuprofen/Tylenol as needed. My doctor will check hcg levels in a week. IMO- I prefer the D&C as opposed to the Misoprostol. It was too isolating and painful for me (not to mention it didn’t work). The D&C was quick, thorough, and painless (for me). I am 43 years old. This was my third pregnancy, first MC. This was my experience and my opinions... I realize it’s not the same for everyone.