Nicole - posted on 03/11/2010 ( 62 moms have responded )
My husband and I were trying to have a baby (my 2nd, his 1st), I took a pregnancy test on Feb 14 and it came back negative, the following evening I took another one and it came back positive. I called the doctor the next day and made my first appt for the new baby! At that appt they drew blood to check my HcG level and everything was normal and I was about 6 weeks. They scheduled me for an ultrasound at the hospital because when their tech was in, i was in class. I had to drink 3 16 oz glasses of water before and when they did the ultrasound they made me use the bathroom 2 times before they could see anything. Eventually, the ultrasound tech said that she did not see a baby, but there was a yolk sac and by ultrasound I was 5 weeks pregnant! The following monday I went to my nurse visit at the doctors office and I was asking the nurse how far my bloodwork was saying I was and she said with my last period and the positive pregnancy test and the hormone level I was 7 weeks at this point. I told her about the ultrasound at the hospital and she said they hadnt sent the results over yet.
The next day I called my husband while he was at work and told him about the abdominal pain I was having and he rushed home and took me straight to the doctor. They did another ultrasound and said that there was no way that there shouldnt be an embryo with a heart beat and that the sac that holds everything was mis-shaped and there was no baby. He gave me 2 options: wait for a miscarriage or have a d&c. My husband and I decided to do the procedure (I had it yesterday) so that we werent wondering when the miscarriage was going to happen and to basically get it over with.
So, my question is: has this ever happend to anyone else? Or has anyone heard of anything like this happening? And if it has, how do I help emotionally support my husbad? He's trying to deal with this, but trying to comfort me before he is worrying about himself! I know there's stuff he's not saying and it's killing me knowing hes keeping it all bottled in to try to help me get through it!
We think we found out why it might have happend, I got into a car accident on Feb 2, the day i concieved, i went to the hospital and they wanted to do xrays, when they asked me if i was pregnant i told them that i was trying to get pregnant and it was my ovulation day. They still did the xrays and did not cover up my reproductive organs. We read on line that the radiation can cause a pregnancy to not develop especially in the first week or 2!