Pregnancy Loss

Dealing with a miscarriage can be devastating. While many may pass off a miscarriage as a pregnancy that "just wasn't meant to be", these words rarely help to relieve your grief. Although a miscarriage can be an isolating experience, it doesn't have to be. Women who are or who have previously dealt with a miscarriage are often a great resource to those currently suffering from a pregnancy loss. Share your words with us and share your support with other women.

It is best to avoid using stimulants during pregnancy. Amphetamines and dextroamphetamines are powerful drugs and when taken during pregnancy, they can cause miscarriage, early labor or birth defects. You may want to ask other women if they have had personal experience with this.

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Ok, so it hasn't happened. Yet. I don't want to be negative, but I can't let myself feel very positive, either. This is my second pregnancy. I have low progesterone levels in he 8th week.

My first was just fine, right from the beginning. I didn't have any problems, beside a big weight gain because I couldn't follow my doctor's eating orders!

Now, I am 8 weeks along and have had a little spotting every couple weeks or so. The pregnancy was a surprise. My husband and I had been trying, but I found out I had moderate cell dysplaysia and was scheduled to go in for a LEEP procedure. I wasn't happy to put off trying for 6 months -1 year, but was resigned to it.

Then, thanks to the pre-op testing, we found out, just two days before the procedure, that we were in fact expecting! Over the past week we have been on roller coaster of thinking everything was fine, then having some spotting and running in to do an ultrasound, which showed a heartbeat and normal size baby for the week I am in, to having the test results come back saying I had low progesterone levels. I am going on supplements, but the nurse on the phone took care to say that the supplements might not be effective.

I am so scared and sad. I know I should try to be positive, but I just keep crying. I am sitting here at work trying to hold it together, with way too much on my plate to let it fall apart.

I still have hope, but right now the worry and sadness is already winning.

And, there is the element of having to face everyone. We didn't wait to tell, we were too excited. We've told everyone. I know I shouldn't let that bother me, but I just can't face that thought.

Well, being able to share has helped a little. And reading other women's stories has helped. I pray for all of you who have gone through or think you are going through a miscarriage.



Yesterday afternoon I was at the doctor's office being told congratulations. This morning I woke with a headache and cramping. Then, along came the bleeding and more painful cramping.

Twice this year I have experienced spontaneous miscarriages and the emotional pain that accompanies and now a third. My doctor attempted to schedule an emergency ultrasound to no avail today so tomorrow my husband and I will experience this void all over agian.

Even though, I know in all honesty this was most likely a miscarriage - in my heart I'm holding onto a fantasy that the doctor will tell me everything is fine.

Just needed to let you know you are not alone.


Miscaried and expecting again

I was 16 or 17 years old when I got pregnant. I was only 2 months pregnant when I lost the baby. Being 16 or 17 it was the most dramatic thing to go through at that age. My really close friend was also expecting when I lost my baby.

It was hard to see others expecting around me when my baby had died. I think that a part of me actually died when the baby died. It was hard and I am still not over it 4 or 5 years later. It still hurts that I was expecting and never had the baby.

I am now expecting again and am 4 months pregnant. 2 more months more than I was last time. It is really hard to get over and I probably will never get over it. I just pray every day that this baby will go to term and make it.

Just hang in there and you to will have a little bundle of joy. God Bless!!!!!!!!!!


second miscarriage?

I suffered a pregnancy loss in October 2006. It's now Febraruy and I am pregnant again. I had some bleeding as I did with the last pregnancy. I went for an ultrasound today.

I am only 5 weeks and 5 days- still very early. There is no yolk sac yet. They said that it usually appears around now. They said that we just have to wait and see.

I am nervous that this pregnancy will end the same as the last one.


I wasn't ready....

I found out I was pregnant in late August 2002. My husband and I were to be married that weekend and I had just quit my job. My husband was excited, but I was frightened since I felt we could not handle the responsibility that was about to be placed on us. My feelings about the pregnancy were mixed and I kept sensing my own mortality as I thought about what having the baby would mean.

We planned for the due date (April 2003) and told our family as my husband could not hold the news in and I did not want to rain on his happiness with my own feelings.
2 weeks passed. I had started spotting, but the ob told me this could be common and not to worry. On Friday, Sep 13, 2006, I had just come home from a friend's house where we had been discussing the baby. I had started to accept my new assignment in life and was starting to feel excitement for a baby. I went to the bathroom and noticed I was bleeding heavier. I became nervous and called my mom who told me to call the ob. I was waiting for a call back for 30 minutes and noticed I was still bleeding heavily. I called my mom back and was told to go to the ER immediately.

Once in the hospital, I was sitting in a wheelchair in the waiting room for 2 hours before I was seen. I was bleeding through my clothes and starting to cramp, I did not notice. I was numb and non-responsive to my husband who kept gripping my hand. They brought me into the exam room and once they saw the amount of blood and confirmed I was miscarrying, I burst into tears. My husband told me the next day he had never felt so helpless in his life seeing his wife in pain and panic and seeing the proof of his child slipping away.

I was about 7-8 weeks along when I miscarried. For weeks, it was all I could think about. I wondered if G-d had punished me for my thoughts on being pregnant initially. My husband tried to look at it optimistically and said to everyone who asked that this was G-d's decision and a mixed blessing. I grew to hate that expression. When April 2003 came, I felt remorse over what could have been. We finally discussed it one night and decided to try again in a few years when we were more financially secure.

In November of 2006, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and my husband dotes on her endlessly. I look at her every day and think of how blessed I was to get a second chance to have a baby. Yet, I still feel pain and loss and even guilt for the baby I wasn't meant to have.

I am looking forward and giving all my love to Sara and will one day tell her about the angel watching over us.


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