1st Trimester

Pregnancy after MMC

Hello everyone! I am currently 8wks3days and just feeling a little down today. I recently had a missed miscarriage in March, but fortunately conceived 5 months later with our rainbow. I’ve been feeling pretty good emotionally up until today. We had a scan on Friday that was excellent. Everything is measuring as it should and heart rate was 175bpm. So why am I scared? Well we had a great 8 week ultrasound in March also and after not feeling right and having some spotting(which I had been off and on so it didn’t alarm me) the doctor decided to just bring me back in for a scan. Exactly one week later at 9 weeks our baby’s heart was no longer beating and I needed to have a D&C a few days later. So where I’m at in my current pregnancy is EXACTLY where I was at when my last baby passed away. I am terrified. Have any of you ladies gone through similar emotions/fears during your rainbow pregnancy? I have another scan in exactly 2 weeks from today when I’ll be 10wks3days and I think this will be the worst wait in between appointments that I’ve had so far. Any encouragement? 

Re: Pregnancy after MMC

  • Experiencing a miscarriage can be a traumatic and emotionally challenging event, and it's natural to be cautious and anxious during subsequent pregnancies.

    Here are some things you can consider to help you manage your anxiety and stay positive during this pregnancy:

    1. Communicate with your healthcare provider: It's crucial to have open and honest communication with your healthcare provider. Share your fears and concerns with them. They can provide reassurance, monitor your progress closely, and may even offer additional tests or scans if necessary.

    2. Stay connected with support systems: Lean on your friends, family, or support groups who can empathize with your situation. Sharing your feelings and experiences with others who have gone through similar situations can be very comforting.

    3. Focus on self-care: Take care of your physical and emotional well-being. Get enough rest, eat a balanced diet, engage in gentle exercise, and practice relaxation techniques like deep breathing or mindfulness to help reduce stress.

    4. Take it one day at a time: It's natural to worry about the future, but try to stay focused on the present moment. Each day that passes is a step closer to your next ultrasound, and every positive moment should be cherished.

    5. Create positive affirmations: Use positive affirmations or mantras to remind yourself that this pregnancy is a new opportunity, and you're doing everything you can to ensure a healthy outcome.

    6. Consider counseling or therapy: Speaking with a therapist who specializes in pregnancy-related anxiety or loss can be incredibly beneficial. They can provide you with coping strategies and support tailored to your specific needs.

    7. Distract yourself: Engage in activities that bring you joy and help take your mind off your worries. This could be pursuing hobbies, spending time with loved ones, or practicing relaxation techniques.

    Remember that every pregnancy is unique, and the fact that your current pregnancy is progressing well with a healthy heartbeat is an encouraging sign. While it's normal to feel anxiety, try to stay positive and hopeful as you move forward. The wait between appointments can be challenging, but it's an opportunity to focus on self-care and maintain a positive outlook. You've already shown strength and resilience, and I hope that this pregnancy brings you the joy and happiness you deserve.

  • Hi, thanks for sharing! Your journey sounds so very similar to mine. I am now 6 weeks pregnant after my MMC in April. My MMC was at about 7-8 weeks found out at 9 week scan, my 7 week scan was normal. I'm concerned now as my symptoms seem to be fading (breasts not as sore). My scan is next week.
    Would you mind sharing how you are going since this post?
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