Apparently 3 times was not a charm. I am back here once again.
In brief, my first pregnancy ended in miscarriage at 6.5 weeks in January 2008.
My 2nd natural mc was in June 2008. The miscarriage started at 9.5 weeks and we had seen the baby and heard the strong heartbeat only the day before. The pathology report showed it was a girl (which ws my gut feeling). The baby had a balanced translocation between chromosome 7 and 18. Either my husband or I are the carrier. Since one of us is a carrier, each pregnancy has only about a 30-40% chance of making it to term.
I am now waiting for miscarriage #3 to end. Yesterday, at 9 weeks 3 days I went for the first ultrasound. I had to go alone since my husband was at block training. It was the same tech as last time. I got a bad feeling almost right away and when she asked me who my doctor was, I knew. The baby measured exactly 9 weeks and had no heartbeat.
I got a call from my doctor's office later in the afternoon. The radiologist's report also said the placenta is thick and appears it might be embedded. Great. It looks like it might have to be a d&c which terrifies me. I think it was easier the other times when the m/c just started by itself.
I have an appointment with my doctor in a couple hours so I guess I'll find out what she recommends.