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Old Aug 18th, 2017, 19:20 PM   1
AmberR
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First pregnancy- MMC


I found out I was pregnant on 7/7/17 after 11 months TTC. Everything seemed to be going smoothly except for some minor spotting which my midwife reassured me was not concerning. On my first scan at 9w4d, baby was measuring 6w3d with no heartbeat and my gestational sac was measuring the correct size bit was misshaped. I was told I have a high probability of miscarriage.
I then had HCG levels drawn that started at 72,000 and dropped to 60,000 48 hours later. At this point I am waiting to miscarry naturally. I have an appointment on Tuesday to discuss further options if needed. The first 2 days after I had the ultrasound were the hardest. I feel like I have accepted it now and can start moving on. It is just hard to not know when I will miscarry.
So my question is, how long did it take you to miscarry after baby stopped growing? Did you take medication or have a d&c? I am also worried it will take me almost another year to get pregnant so I am wondering how soon you got pregnant after miscarriage?
I'm also wondering how common this is and if I am more likely to have another miscarriage in the future?

Thanks for reading, it was helpful to write this all out.



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Old Aug 19th, 2017, 00:47 AM   2
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I've had two mmc and a healthy boy in between I took the medication both times after discussing it with the consultant who advised it was more natural. I stayed in hospital both times till the mc passed but depending how far you are you have the option to go home.
It's more common than you think and happens to lots of ladies. I hope your as ok as can be.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2017, 13:48 PM   3
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So sorry for your losses soph, but thank you for sharing your experience. I had an appt with my midwife and have decided to wait it out at this point. We are checking my HCG levels again and as long as they continue to drop my body should get the hint soon. If nothing happens within 1-2 weeks then I will have to try medication or get a d&c.



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Old Aug 22nd, 2017, 14:10 PM   4
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Im so sorry for your loss. Ive had 2 mmc. One at 18 weeks and one at 15 weeks. Id had healthy pregnancies before, in between and afterwards. I did have 2 mc after the last mmc though, but went on to have a healthy baby.
I had the medication to induce labour as d and c wasnt an ootion and fir me personally i didnt want things dragging out. My first Af came about 6 weeks afterwards and i fell pregnant that cycle.
I really hope that physically things are as gentle as possible for you and that your recovery is quick, i know the emotional scars take a lot longer to heal



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Old Aug 22nd, 2017, 14:26 PM   5
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Hi LoraLou- thanks for sharing, I am so sorry to hear of your losses, but it gives me hope that you have had several healthy pregnancies!

Just got the results- HCG is down now to 35,000- so they are hopeful the process will happen naturally soon. I really don't like the waiting but I fear the risks of the medications or procedure, even if they are only small risks.



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Old Aug 22nd, 2017, 14:59 PM   6
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If theyre falling natural thats a really 'good' sign that things are progressing naturally.
I was told after my first loss that 1 loss makes you no more likely to have another and really hope this is the case for you



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Old Aug 22nd, 2017, 16:05 PM   7
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Thank you, I hope that is the case for me too!



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Old Aug 23rd, 2017, 13:27 PM   8
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Still no symptoms of miscarriage, but my pregnancy symptoms are going away, except for I still have sore boobs. I will have another HCG level drawn tomorrow and again Monday before my appt with the midwife. Looking at the HCG trend I should be down to 0 by Monday so just waiting to see if my body naturally kicks in, otherwise will have to go with the meds or d&c. I really hate this waiting game. And I'm having a really hard time telling people what happened because I don't want to have to explain it. I guess I will just wait until it's over then it will be easier to just say I had a miscarriage and leave it at that.



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Old Aug 23rd, 2017, 23:46 PM   9
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I have been getting cramps on and off today and have started spotting so it looks like my body is finally getting the message. It's sad but a relief at the same time knowing I will hopefully be able to move on soon. I have very conflicted feelings about it. I am curious to see what my HCG levels are tomorrow.



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Old Aug 24th, 2017, 20:24 PM   10
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HCG is down to 28,000 but the rate has slowed down a little. I have been having some cramps on and off but no bleeding today. I am nervous as I am scheduled to work the next 2 days and worried about it starting while at work. I am a nurse in a hospital so it can be a little difficult for me to leave mid shift if I need to. So just trying to make it through the weekend and will have another HCG level drawn on Monday and an appt with the midwife.



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