We went for our 12 week scan today only to find that there is no baby - I've been told that I have a blighted ovum and that I should start to miscarry within the next 6 weeks (or I can choose to go in for a D&C).
This will be my first miscarriage. After two healthy children the possibility of this happening hadn't really occurred to me before today (bit naive I know!). I had honestly not been worried about it - especially as I'd considered that I'd passed the 12 week magic marker with no problems.
Anyway, it's been a fair shock to the system. We went in there expecting one outcome and have walked out with another outcome completely. I do have to say it was a bit of a strange pregnancy (no sore boobs or tiredness for weeks now) but I've continued having morning sickness and my stomach has been growing steadily out. No pain, no bleeding, nothing to indicate that things weren't progressing normally so I'd still assumed all was fine.
I feel like I should have had bleeding or something to indicate that things weren't right and I would have thought that I would have miscarried before 12 weeks??? Does anyone know what the usual timeframe is for the body to naturally miscarry in this situation???
I guess it's just normal emotions in this situation but I can't believe how guilty I feel (maybe I did something wrong etc). I feel pretty ripped off too - three months of taking my pregnancy supplements, beginning preparations for a new baby, months of morning sickness etc and now to be told there is no baby there at all.
Anyway, just needed to vent ... still sorting through it all and trying to pull myself together for a D&C so I can start moving on again.