Pregnancy complications

Amber - posted on 07/22/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




I am 37 years old. I have had severe endometriosis since I started menstruating and have never had children.

My husband and I got pregnant in December (8 months ago). It was our/my/his first pregnancy. I miscarried in January, at about 7 weeks.

A little over 2 weeks ago, we tried again.

At about day 19 of my cycle, I felt nauseous and extremely smell sensitive the way I was when I was pregnant the last time. My breasts were sensitive. I continued to feel nauseous all week with smell sensitivity, breast tenderness, food aversions, extreme appetite that dwindled to no appetite, mood swings, a visibly bloated belly, sore lower back, etc.

The 3 pee tests I did (the doctor's tests, not home pregnancy tests) came out negative. I did a blood test at day 30 of my cycle and it came back negative.

The tricky part is that with endometriosis, I have had irregular periods my whole life. My cycle has swung between 28-43 days, depending. EXCEPT since I miscarried. The last 5 months I have been a strict 28 days every month.

Based on that cycle, I am now 3 days late.

This morning, I had spotting and cramps. I've been feeling a lot of activity in my right ovary and uterus. The sensations are very different from menstrual cramps.

I know that time will tell. Maybe I'm not pregnant and I will bleed a bit later and all the symptoms are a wild coincidence. Maybe I'll have a miscarriage. Maybe not enough HCG is showing up and I will end up delivering a healthy baby. Time will tell.

I'm also feeling alone in all this and very scared. They say that there is an 80% chance of delivering a healthy baby after a miscarriage. But after two miscarriages in a row, this can signify a problem. I'm so scared that endometriosis or something else is interfering with my ability to stay pregnant.

I always thought I'd have trouble conceiving. Apparently we get pregnant easily. We just don't keep them.


Jodi - posted on 07/22/2015




The miscarriages may not have had anything to do with the endometriosis. I have endometriosis and have also pretty much had regular periods all my life. Before having my daughter at 36, I had two consecutive miscarriages. Unfortunately, this is more likely to do with age than anything else. When you are over 35, you are at a much greater risk of miscarriage simply because you are running out of healthy eggs, so it can take a little more effort for that healthy baby, but it doesn't mean you won't be able to.


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