pregnancy after miscarriage- when to see the doc

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by scrubgrub, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. scrubgrub

    scrubgrub Guest

    So I m/c in July at 7 w 6 d and am now 4 weeks pregnant. I am still super early, but am worrying so much. Every cramp I think I'm losing the baby again.
    So my doc can't see me till 9 weeks, but I really want an assurance sooner. Do you think there is anything they could even tell if I went in at 5,6 or 7 weeks ( a whole 2 weeks earlier :rofl:) that could tell if things were good. I guess the day I m/c my hCG number was 75 so I wonder if my numbers were dropping much earlier. Shoot I wonder lots.
    :rofl: I'm so neurotic. I also wonder if they WOULD even see me. Like they need another one of me in their office!

    Any thoughts? For the ravings of a hormonal pregnant woman?
     
  2. Misselle44

    Misselle44 Well-Known Member

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    I totally understand what you mean, because I had a m/c between my two daughters and so I worry constantly too. But no, my doctor wouldn't see me any earlier. She said there is nothing they can do if I miscarry this early anyway and to just try to relax. (Now I am on my second doctor who said that, but I don't know how common it is.)

    It can't hurt to call and explain your fears; who knows, maybe you will get a sympathetic doctor? But if they say no, just try to relax. I had a beautiful daughter after my m/c so it can work just fine.
     
  3. scrubgrub

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    Thanks. My friends who have m/c have babies now too. But I'm 29, 30 in April and I just can't help but think "what if it's not just a normal m/c" what if I've got problems.

    guess I'll buy a bunch of 99cent store tests and pee on them and hope the lines get darker as a way to make me feel better.
     
  4. ClaireyF

    ClaireyF Joshua & Bump to be!

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    I had a miscarriage in july aswell at about 6/7 weeks so i know how your feeling :( i'm now over 8 weeks pregnant now and not seeing the midwife until 27th Nov when i'll be over 12 weeks and i don't have a date for a scan yet. i can understand that you want reassurance as i want the same too but the medical profession don't seem to care about feelings. I hope everything goes ok for you ! xx :hug:
     
  5. bethyb

    bethyb Expecting our third!!!

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    I live in the uk so its prob different but i have miscarried twice before this baby and both times I had a early scan to reassure me. It really depends where u live and ur doctor.
    sure things will be fine. congrats hun.
     
  6. Jemma_x

    Jemma_x Mummy and Engaged

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    I dont know how it works in america but is there anyway of seeing a different doctor and getting him to do a hcg test or to see your normal doctor and ask for one hun or like you said just keep peeing on pregnancy tests
     
  7. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

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    Because I've had multiple mcs I was able to have early scans, but that's only because I went private.
    I think unfortunately it's quite normal for you not to be seen until 8 weeks, lots of Drs won't even consider you "pregnant" until then. I know it's tough hun, if you're really desperate go and complain of serious cramps, that should get you seen.
     
  8. scrubgrub

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    oh well. guess it's down to peeing on sticks. I'm gonna try a new doc today, maybe she'll see my neurotic self.
     
  9. Cariad_bach

    Cariad_bach mum to 2 boys and 2 girls

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    Hope you get some positive responses from the new Doc and the sticks hun, fingers crossed it will all be ok this time xxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  10. happyfamily123

    happyfamily123 Expecting Baby #3

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    I had a miscarriage last April and it took us quite a while to get our bfp again 1 1/2 yrs. I was also a wreck and my dr. didn't want to see my until 9-10 weeks so I just did blood work to check my hcg levels for the first four or so weeks
     
  11. scrubgrub

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    ohh can you ask for just blood work?
     
  12. scrubgrub

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    sweetnesss. So I used yelp.com how I look up almost everything, and found a doc with GREAT reviews, my insurance takes her. They can get me in to see her Nov 26 (said 8 weeks is when I should come in), but I told her what a nutto I am (actually I said I m/c in July), and she said oh "would you like to come in for blood and an ultrasound?"
    So I'm going in on next Wednesday, Nov 5. I feel soooo relieved.
     
  13. bethyb

    bethyb Expecting our third!!!

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    good!!!!! :)
     

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