Hey there ladies! I'm bummed to be meeting you all here, but glad that this community is so supportive!
A bit about my journey: (I have no insurance coverage for infertility treatment, but do for all things pregnancy related) We've been trying for over 2 years to get pregnant and were finally able to thanks to a third IVF (FET) transfer. Things were going well at my weekly ultrasound appointments. Baby was consistently measuring behind by 2-3 days, but my doc wasn't concerned, so I wasn't either. I went in for my first OB appointment on 4/4 and had a quick, crappy ultrasound and saw a heartbeat. We then went in on 4/8 for what should have been out 10 week and final ultrasound with our RE, only to find out there was no growth and no heartbeat. That day I emailed my nurse at my OBs office and asked her what my options would be through them. I went in on 4/11, had another ultrasound where they confirmed no "cardiac activity" and was luckily able to schedule a D&C for 4/12. I picked up all my meds after my 4/11 appointment and mentally prepared myself for the following day. I'm very lucky that my husband has an extremely flexible job and was able to accompany me to the D&C.
It was a... not easy, but not hard, not pain free, but not super painful experience. It is kind of hard to explain. I teared up a bit talking with the doc by myself before I went into the procedure room, but I felt emotionally okay after that. I am so unbelievable thankful that I was able to do it, and do it quickly. I also asked the doctor who did it if I could look and see what they had sucked out, and it kinda helped me feel better. It didn't look like anything other than a weird mass of tissue.
I was also given a medicine to take for 3 days that will help with bleeding, and so far I haven't had much. I have had some pain, and have had to take Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and extra strength ibuprofen, but overall I feel okay. I was even able to do some grocery shopping today (with DH in tow of course, since I can't drive while on opioids) which helped me feel a bit more normal.
I know several people IRL who have had at least one miscarriage, so I'm not totally alone, but it is nice to have this online community.
I hope that everyone who reads this, and even those who don't but experience a loss, are able to find peace, and someday happiness.
Me - 28, Lean PCOS
DH - 31
Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014
FET cycle #3 Transfer July 28th 2016, Triplets born healthy on February 26th 2017 at 33w1d!