pregnancy after miscarriage and one blighted ovum?

Claudia - posted on 11/16/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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hi there,
here is my story. i'm 39 years old and i have a beautiful 15.5 month old son who was conceived easily and i had a fairly easy pregnancy. difficult delivery and had emergency c-section but in the end he's alright so that's all that matters.
shortly after i stopped breastfeeding i got my period in may and then i got pregnant in june. unfortunately i lost the baby at 6 weeks in august.
then, again, we immediately got pregnant in september, and unfortunately, as of right now i'm 10 weeks and have started spotting last week. i went in for an ultrasound and to my heartbreak, i found out i have a blighted ovum. gestational sac there, but no baby.. i'm Devastated!!! :(
i don't know why this is happening.. why is my body suddenly rejecting pregnancies? i so desperately want to give my son a sibling.. but i fear that i may be running out of time, and i feel completely saddened and frightened. i will try again but i dont know when i should. i just dont think i can handle any more heartache!

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Claudia - posted on 07/30/2013

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hi cassandra.
i just wanted to let you know that after i had my blighted ovum, i went on and got pregnant.. it took just over a year but it happened. i had actually come to the acceptance that perhaps i was only meant to be a mom of one, and then it was literally a couple weeks later that i found out i was pregnant, and it all ended up being wonderful and i now have a beautiful 8 month old baby girl..
i did get all my hormone levels checked out just to make sure tht everything was on track. i did end up going to a naturopathic doctor as well as an accupuncturist. i read that sometimes accupuncture helps. and i started taking some vitamin supplements that my body was low in..
i dont know if any of that helped or if it was just the right time, but i did end up getting pregnant.. and i was 41 when i got pregnant.. you're still young and healthy, so just give it time, take care of your body with right food, vitamins and exercise and hopefully that will help out..
when and if its meant to be, it will. !
good luck x

Cassandra - posted on 07/27/2013

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hello. My name is Cassandra. Im 24 years old. Im worried that I can't have anymore children. My husband and I have been together since I was 19 and in that time we have been pregnant 4 times. The first was January of '09, 3 months after we had gotten together. It was an accident (the condom broke) but we were still excited. After 7 weeks, I miscarried. We decided it was God's way of telling us that it wasn't the right time. Then another accident in May '09; and another miscarriage 10 weeks later. This time we talked it through and agreed that we wanted and had every intention to spend the rest of our lives together, so we made the decision to get pregnant. In October of '09 I had a postive pregnancy test. I was paranoid about every little feeling throughout the majority of the pregnancy; but in June of '10 I successfully delivered a beautiful, healthy baby boy. We then practiced safe sex using condoms until March of last year. We werent trying to get pregnant, but we weren't trying to NOT get pregnant either. We just wanted to let nature take it's course. Finally we decided to actually try in May of this year. In June I missed my period and had a postive test; I began taking prenatal vitamins, stopped drinking alcohol, and made my first doctor visit. Then Monday, 4 days before my visit (at 8 weeks) I started spotting with clots. I went to see my doctor and he preformed an ultrasound showing that I had a blighted ovum. I miscarried Tuesday evening and am now waiting patiently for the bleeding the stop and my cycle to get back on track so we can try again. My fear is that I will not be able to get pregnant again or that I will miscarry again. Everything I've read just tells me that it usually only happens once in a woman's reproductive lifetime and go on to have normal pregnancies. But since I have a prior record of miscarriages, I'm worried that I may be an exception. My doctor says that there is not related cause between the miscarriages, that they were all different but it's not very reasurring. I would appreciate any information you may have or encouraging words. Preferably from someone who has a similar story. Thank you.

Heidi - posted on 03/20/2011

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I am sorry that you had to experience this. I first had a blighted ovum two months ago and then went through a miscarriage on March 9th. I will always remember that day. I have been angry and sad. Why did this happen to me? You might want to give it time before you try again. Just to make sure your body and hcg levels are back to normal. I just learned the hard way. I got pregnant soon after I had the blighted ovum and this time there was actually a baby in there. Then I carried it about 7 weeks and then lost it. I am praying for you and give your concerns to God. I know it is hard, but he is listening.

Carrie - posted on 11/30/2010

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I am sorry you had to go through that. I hate that this happens to us. I can't imagine going through it more then once! I hope you keep your head up and keep trying! Just wait the recomended time by your doctor. I don't think its your body turning on you or anything like that. Its prob just the odds. 1 in ever 4 pregnancys is a micarriage and unfortunatly some people have more then 1. My sis in law just had two back to back miscarriages and just gave birth to my niece a couple days ago. There is hope! :o)

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