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I guess I should just head into this, there's no better way. I have never had a miscarriage. I have a beautiful, healthy 15 month old daughter. Still, I'm terrified of having a miscarriage. I notice that, in movies and on TV, pregnant women always get the internal scan to confirm their pregnancy. I have never had one of those. Not that I want one, but how would you know you had a missed miscarriage? I've heard a lot of women say that the doctor told them at 7, 8, 9 weeks that the baby had not grown passed 5 weeks, but what gave it away? I don't want to be the one that goes in all excited for my 12 week scan to find out the baby never grew. I'm so sorry for mothers that have gone through that, but why are there some that find out earlier? Did you have key problems? Too much spotting? What was it that made them check?
I'm so sorry if this is offensive, it's just that I don't know if I could survive a miscarriage. The thought of it tears me up and I am so scared of having one. My mother has had a couple, and I know it isn't genetic, but... the fear is still there.