Kelly Jones - posted on 08/23/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi everyone! I'm new here and I came to Circle Of Moms looking for support after my husband and I suffered from a missed miscarriage at 16 weeks. In May of this year we were to surprised to find out we were a little over 4 weeks pregnant and would be expecting a sweet baby due January of 2013. Our first prenatal check up was at 7 weekday. We got to see our sweet baby and its beating heart that day on ultrasound. It was such a relief to see its heart beating and that everything was well. A few weeks later I fell extremely sick thanks to morning sickness and was hospitalized for a few days. After I was released the morning sickness seemed to decreased. I went back to my OB for a 10 week check up where we had another ultrasound and once again saw a healthy baby with a very healthy beating heart :) I went for my twelve week visit and heard the heartbeat on doppler and everything looked wonderful once again. Then I was put back on a regular prenatal check up schedule. My next visit was my 16 week check up which was last week, August 13th 2013. I noticed I had only gained one pound since my last visit. Once in the room my BP was checked and was good. After 30 mins of trying to find our babies heartbeat on ultrasound I was taken into ultrasound just to " be on the safe side" After a regular and vaginal ultrasound we were told the most devistating news. The baby that I carried for 16 weeks, the baby we had picked out names for and made plans for did not have a heartbeat & ultrasound revealed it hadn't grown or had a heartbeat since 12 weeks 3 days. We were completely devistated and lost! 4 days later I had surgery (D & C) to have our baby and contents removed from within me as for some reason my body was hanging onto this pregnancy. A week and a half later I'm still struggling. Has anyone else ever been through this?