has anyne out there ever suffered from a blighted ovum? how did you get throught it?

Tiffany - posted on 06/06/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I recently went for my 1st OB appt with my 2nd pregnancy. i had the sono and found out that i had the gestational sac and placenta present but no baby. it broke my heart.

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Honey I'm so sorry. It's always heartbreaking to lose a child, even if the child wasn't there, the hope and thought was there. I had a blighted ovum in December of 09. I started bleeding very heavily one afternoon and the bleeding never stopped. My husband took me to the ER, and that's when we discovered I was pregnant but miscarrying. I was crushed. I'm tearing up now just thinking about it. My husband and my close friends were there to support me and give me a shoulder to cry on. I happen to be a Christian and praying and knowing God was still in control was a great comfort. (Not sure if you are religious, but it really helped me get through that time.) Talk about it, grieve, and be thankful for what you do have. My experience made me so much more grateful for my first child...and now my second who is almost 3 months old. Feel free to send me a message if you need to talk about it.

Christina - posted on 06/06/2011

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I had one too. For me, it wasn't quite as devastating because I didn't know I was pregnant. When I took my home pregnancy test after missing my period it came back negative. A couple weeks later I started bleeding - which I thought was a late period. Only it kept going and going and going. My gyno at the time told me they couldn't get me in to see the doctor for almost a month - even though I had been bleeding non-stop for three weeks. By this time I had already convinced myself that I was dying from cervical cancer, because my last pap smear had showed abnormal cells. Luckily, I was able to get into a new doctor. They gave me a blood test and found out I had been pregnant all along. A couple days later they repeated the test and found I was miscarrying. In a way I was relieved to know that all the bleeding was NOT cancer! In the end, I bled for almost two months - but the good thing was that I didn't end up needing a D and C. I waited two months and got pregnant again right away!

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