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    Default 2nd Miscarraige - Blighted Ovum

    Hi!
    I am fairly new to this but have found these forums to be so helpful. A few days ago I posted a thread about beiing 7 weeks with very few symptoms. the positive support I received from that was incredible.

    Sadly, we went for our first scan yesterday (7wks and 2 days ) and discovered a gestational sac that was appropropriate in size for my dates, but no yolk sac or embryo. The devastation is beyond words. This was our first attempt at IVF and the HCG levels appeared to be rising as expected from the beginning. We had another miscarraige in March of last year, but this was not from an IVF pregnancy. I had a D&C and will probably have another one, in the attempt to find some answers. I have PCOS, but my progesterone levels also appeared to be great throughout each test.

    I know I am not alone and that there is a reason why this has happened. It just doesn't make it any easier.
    I would love to hear from others that have had similar experiences and gone on to have healthy babies. I forgot to add that I am 38 and DH is 35.

    Thanks so much and best of luck for everyone

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    Hi Chrissy

    Firstly to you. I've just gone through the exact same thing as you.

    I'll start at the beginning.

    In July 2009 I was diagnosed with PCOS and we commenced clomid. In total I did 8 cycles. On my 7th cycle I had a laparoscopy to check tubes etc.... That cycle I fell pregnant. It was the best thing to have happend. To finally have a BFP after 12 months actively trying.

    We had our 6 week appointment with our OB/OYN (she had started me on clomid and did the lap) and we saw a little heartbeat. I had minimum MS and was cruising along.

    We had our 10 week OB/GYN appointment and that's when we got the bad news. She did a scan and looked at me and said it didn't look good. Well my heart sank. She rushed us to another scan place to confirm her findings and I was booked in for a D&C the very next day. It was a blighted ovum/missed misscarriage. I was devistated. While in recovery I had the most insensitive nurse ever (but that's another story). Making the whole experienced really awful and heartbreakng.

    I did 1 more clomid cycle because by this stage we were ready to head into IVF and wanted to keep my cycle regular in prep for IVF.

    Well 3 months later after much spotting and cycle muck ups we did our first IVF cycle. That cycle resulted in our DD2. She's now 8 1/2 months old.

    We decided that we would head in to do na FET in December just gone and had transfer on the 20th. That also resulted in a BFP. I was worried from the start as I had next to no symptoms and from my past experience I always get MS to some degree.

    So we (I mean I) went to our viability scan at 7 weeks with much trepidation. As soon as that screen lit up I saw a sac and nothing else. So it was another blighted ovum/missed misscarriage. I had a D&C on Friday. We were 7 weeks 1 day.

    We hope to do another full stim cycle April/May all going well of course. We have no frosties left.

    So to answer your question we did have a successful pregnancy after our MC. I just hope the same happens next time for us and for you.
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    Hi I had 2 blighted ovums in a row and was totally devastated. I then saw a specialist dr who ran a series of tests and it appeared everything was OK. We had a break for about 6 months and then after 2 months of trying I got pregnant with my DD who will be 3 at the end of April. We then decided to have another child and decided to use an annonymous donor (we are in a same sex relationship and have had big problems with our previous donor) so we saw a fertility dr who tested my AMH and it was very low. So to conceive this bubba we went straight to IVF/ICSI and we very fortunate to fall pregnant first go. I am currently 33 weeks pregnant.
    Both pregnancies were stressful waiting for the first ultrasounds (I also had quite a bit of bleeding in my DDs pregnancy early on) thus pregnancy has been more relaxed.
    I wish you the best of luck with your TTC journey

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    Hi Zultbear and Loulabelle,

    Thank you so much for your replies and support.

    Zultbear - I wrote you a long reply and left the computer for a while and lost it all when I refreshed arrrrrrghhhhhhhhh.

    And I have only just noticed the reply from L/ belle. I really want to share some more with you guys as I appreciate you letting me into your journey. However, I am going in tomorrow for the D&C and need to get some rest. I promise to reply shortly and thank you again for sharing your journey.....

    Xoxoxo

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    HI Chrissy

    I hate it when I lose a big post. If I remember I copy it before I refresh and then paste it back if need be. But I hardly ever remember lol.

    Good Luck today and rest up. We'll still be here when your ready

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    Hi Guys,
    i know it's taken a while, but I have been feeling somewhat flat since the last post. So the curette went ok, except that they weren't able to get much tissue/cells for testing. My doc then tested my HCG levels to ensure that I wasn't having an ectopic pregnancy. My levels are dropping, so it doesn't seem that is the case.... Thank god! I had the curette last Wednesday and by Friday I had very little bleeding. However, on the weekend I started to bleed very heavily and have severe cramping. Hubby took me to the hospital to get checked and they seemed to think that I may have miscarried a little on my own. I'm unsure why this would happen after a curette, but they said that in can happen in a small number of cases. Anyhow, I'm not sure where we will go from here. I see our doc this week and we'll discuss with him what is the next step. We aren't sure whether he will want to do a new cycle with genetic testing or use one of the frozen embryos.
    To give you a little bit of history.... I was diagnosed with PCOS a few months after we started trying to conceive in September of 2010. It didn't appear to be an issue as we fell pregnant within 4 months. Sadly, we miscarried at 6 weeks. We didn't begin IVF sooner as blood tests indicated that I was ovulating each month ( although I had 35 day cycles ). We tried for another 6 months before starting IVF in November last year. We did about 4 months of Clomid before starting IVF, but it was useless. It just made my cycles very irregular. Anyway, we were very excited to be pregnant in the first cycle, and now so devastated to find that it wasn't going to progress. We feel so disheartened , but we will not give up. Will keep you posted.
    once again, thank you so much for sharing your stories.
    Zultbear - I can't believe the similarities in our stories. We also had our transfer on the 20 th December and we were also about 7 weeks and a few days when we went in for the curette. I pray that we both get positive results and are blessed with healthy bubs this year xx
    loula belle - your story is inspiring!!!! It keeps me hopeful. Best wishes to you always xx


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    Hi Chrissy

    I'm glad the curette went well. Maybe they didn't get all the "product" when they did the D&C for you to have cramping and bleeding? Who knows I bled and had clots for about 2 weeks and pretty much spotted the whole cycle. I'm still spotting now and it's been a week and a half after my last D&C. Getting very over it now.

    Our stories are very similar. I know we'll get our sticky bub. I hope you FET is the one. We have to do a full stim cycle as we don't have any frosties after our FET. I'm anxious to get started but I'm also at the point of "why bother?"

    I hope all goes well for your TF. Good Luck!

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    Hi Guys,
    havent replied in a long time! Things are going well I suppose. All testing has come back. All my blood tests showed no problems with thyroid, diabetes, anti- nuclear, placenta etc. All was well in that sense. Our chromosome tests came back all negative and no chromosomal issues either. Unfortunately there wasn't enough embryonic cells to test from the curette :-(. So we can't have a diagnosis from that. I have finally stopped bleeding after the curette and am waiting for my next period to come so we can do a frozen embryo transfer. Fingers crossed. I know I don't have to tell you how much we want this to work! Thanks again for all your words of support!

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    Hi Chrissy.

    First, I am so sorry for what you are going through. Hugs

    My story is a bit of a long one. We started ttc 11 yrs ago. We fell after 10 months but at the 12 week scan there was no heartbeat. I had a d&c and took a fee months off. Then we started trying again. We went 13 months with nothing then when I was sent for tests they found I was pregnant. Unfortunately it was s repeat of our first pregnancy. It took me much longer to recover emotionally the second time.

    My gp made me try for 12 month again before I got the referral to a fs. We did all the tests but everything came back clear. They did discover I wad not ovulating so we tried clomid without success. Then we started ivf. No ovulation means no cycle so it was very long drawn out process. Our first 2 cycles were cancelled then we tried antagonist. It finally got a great response and I am now 30 weeks pregnant. I did need progesterone support for 12 weeks as mine was low. Not sure if that was a contributing factor in my earlier pregnancies. I hope your next cycle is successful.


 

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